Sniper records: correspondence duel between Russia and the USA


Often there is debate about which weapon - Russian or American is better. To answer this question objectively is not always possible. There are many reasons. One of them is that face-to-face confrontations between weapons of the Russian Federation and the USA are a rather rare occurrence. Another: developers often keep secret accurate weapons indicators.


The program “Military Acceptance” on the TV channel “Star” considers the case when a comparison can be made.

The plot tells about the absentee confrontation between Russian and American snipers. The essence of the plot is that the Russian snipers decided to break the American sighting range record and fire from a distance of 3,4 km. This is not just a large, but actually prohibitive, distance for many snipers and the weapons they operate.

After the Russians were able to hit the target at 3,4 km, the Americans took a new step, carrying out targeted fire from a distance of 3470 m. In response, our snipers go to the indicator of 3500 m, and successfully cope with the task, updating the next record.

About how the confrontation is conducted in absentia, a sniper duel between Russia and the United States, what weapons are used for this, is described in the video "Military Acceptance" on the Zvezda shopping center:
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  1. Uncle lee 6 February 2020 06: 09 New
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    They began to add tens of meters - the distance beyond the limits ....
  2. Carib 6 February 2020 06: 23 New
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    Outrageous is when a bullet (shell) will hit the target and bounce off of it. And now the competition of tactics and strategists, how to choose a distance so that your own ones could hit the target and the opponents are gone !!!
  3. Amateur 6 February 2020 07: 11 New
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    After the Russians were able to hit the target at 3,4 km, the Americans took a new step, carrying out targeted fire from a distance of 3470 m. In response, our snipers go to the indicator of 3500 m, and successfully cope with the task, updating the next record.

    These are not snipers, but athletes firing at incredible distances from unique weapons at fixed targets under the slogan "sooner or later I’ll get there anyway." It has no real combat use. Those who wish can calculate for themselves how long a bullet will fly over a distance of 3.5 km and how much a moving target will change its location during this time.
    1. Pessimist22 6 February 2020 07: 55 New
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      And the trajectory at such a distance is mortar, it is necessary to make the bullet explode when it hits the ground smile
      1. svp67 6 February 2020 10: 55 New
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        Quote: Pessimist22
        And the mortar trajectory at such a distance

        This is where you got it?
    2. Spambox 6 February 2020 08: 29 New
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      You're wrong, Craig Harrison has been the owner of a proven, effective sniper shot in combat since 2009 (2475 meters, 45 meters higher than the previous record) In June 2017, the record was broken by a kilometer by an unnamed (for reasons of secrecy) Canadian sniper. With the advent of ballistic calculators with an integrated weather station and a laser range finder, high-quality special ammunition, good optics and super long-range rifles, this became possible. As far as I know at such a distance, not only wind humidity, rotation of a bullet, but also rotation of the globe already affects the flight.
      1. Kalmar 6 February 2020 09: 01 New
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        Quote: Spambox
        Craig Harrison since 2009, the owner of a confirmed, effective sniper shot made in combat conditions (2475 meters, 45 meters higher than the previous record)

        If memory serves, he hit the target with a shot from the eighth or something. Plus, again, relatively greenhouse conditions: all the time he tried to work out the goal, she (the goal) did not go anywhere. In a real combat situation, this happens infrequently. Again, finding and recognizing a target at such a distance is a very difficult task.
    3. Lipchanin 6 February 2020 08: 31 New
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      Quote: Amateur
      These are not snipers, but athletes firing at incredible distances from unique weapons at fixed targets under the slogan "sooner or later I’ll get there anyway."

      Most accurate definition good
      Moreover, shooting in the most comfortable conditions
    4. svp67 6 February 2020 10: 58 New
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      Quote: Amateur
      It has no real combat use.

      It has. They practice the theory and practice of firing at large, very long ranges, draw up a report, work out the technology for the production of barrels and cartridges, and everything for snipers to study and practice. Of course, not for shooting at 5000 km, but for 2000-3000 it may come in handy for counter-sniper shooting of the same
      1. Amateur 6 February 2020 12: 12 New
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        but for 2000-3000 it may come in handy for counter-sniper shooting of the same

        The best counter-sniper rifle at a distance of 2000-3000 and even 4000 meters is a 120 mm mortar, and preferably a 4-piece battery, which is usually done when an enemy sniper is detected. soldier
        1. svp67 6 February 2020 12: 38 New
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          Quote: Amateur
          The best counter-sniper rifle at a distance of 2000-3000 and even 4000 meters is a 120 mm mortar, and preferably a 4-piece battery, which is usually done when an enemy sniper is detected.

          I agree, but there are places where such weapons cannot be used ... under the "Agreements" and there only with a rifle
        2. Observer2014 8 February 2020 22: 38 New
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          A better yet, the mortar spits out a controlled mine wink
  4. ssergey1978 6 February 2020 07: 19 New
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    Back in 2017, the Russian Ryabinsky set a record from the Sumrak rifle and made an effective shot at 4170 meters.
  5. Free wind 6 February 2020 07: 28 New
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    Last summer, a canadian from a sniper shot an igilian at a distance of 3540 meters, sort of like it was confirmed. Well, ours shot almost 5000 meters, but on the target. For some reason, Canadians have good performance in terms of firing range, while Americans have much lower rates. We have launched long-range rifles recently, piece goods, of course, and there are very few snipers. Ours for a record shot from a specially prepared tower, a Canadian from a high-rise. It’s unlikely that you will see anything from land beyond a kilometer.
    1. polar fox 6 February 2020 09: 05 New
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      Quote: Free Wind
      Last summer, a canadian from a sniper shot an igilian at a distance of 3540 meters, sort of like it was confirmed.

      well, I don’t even know whether to cry or laugh ... at the SVD at 800m the speed of the bullet is 350m / s (with the shot-830) ... derivation, at 800m-29cm, at 1000m-62cm ... just calculate how much energy had a bullet (you need at least 78J to hit) by the formula E = mV squared / 2 ... something like that. in the mountains it doesn’t matter what weather station you have, there are a lot of multidirectional streams and with different speeds ... in short, like in the movie "sniper."
      1. ssergey1978 6 February 2020 10: 21 New
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        At such distances they shoot not from SVD, but from at least 0.338 caliber and higher.
  6. Jurkovs 6 February 2020 07: 41 New
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    Looked. Shooting a sniper is not just a defeat of the target, but its defeat with the first shot. And this is a joint Russian-American delirium of gunsmiths - informals. The trajectory of the bullet is very similar to the line of projectile in artillery. They themselves admitted that the highest point of the line of throwing 300 meters above the line of sight. With this heap of shots, take it tired, and practically artillery fire adjustment.
    1. bessmertniy 6 February 2020 08: 44 New
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      In this case, the results can be largely random. It is important to record a record not of single shots, but of a series of shots. Then it will be more objective.
  7. Lamata 6 February 2020 09: 08 New
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    And what practical sense in such shots.
  8. Yrec 6 February 2020 09: 38 New
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    Quote: Spambox
    You're wrong, Craig Harrison has been the owner of a proven, effective sniper shot in combat since 2009 (2475 meters, 45 meters higher than the previous record) In June 2017, the record was broken by a kilometer by an unnamed (for reasons of secrecy) Canadian sniper. With the advent of ballistic calculators with an integrated weather station and a laser range finder, high-quality special ammunition, good optics and super long-range rifles, this became possible. As far as I know at such a distance, not only wind humidity, rotation of a bullet, but also rotation of the globe already affects the flight.

    In combat, this is not possible. Preparation for such a shot takes tens of minutes and it takes 10-30 shots to hit the target. In this case, the "Goal", of course, should be motionless. True, if the "target" is tied to a tree, then please.
  9. Observer2014 8 February 2020 22: 40 New
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    Quote: svp67
    Quote: Amateur
    The best counter-sniper rifle at a distance of 2000-3000 and even 4000 meters is a 120 mm mortar, and preferably a 4-piece battery, which is usually done when an enemy sniper is detected.

    I agree, but there are places where such weapons cannot be used ... under the "Agreements" and there only with a rifle

    Namesake hi no No, you’re wrong. The mortar is much more effective. And with a smart mine .... am good Just an armageddon of any sniper
  10. Old26 11 February 2020 23: 47 New
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    Quote: ssergey1978
    Back in 2017, the Russian Ryabinsky set a record from the Sumrak rifle and made an effective shot at 4170 meters.

    In the same 2017, he also broke his own record - 4210 m

    Quote: Free Wind
    We began to produce long-range rifles recently, piece goods,

    And very expensive. The same SVLK-14C "Twilight" costs 1945000 rubles