Military Review

Snipers go to a duel

Every day the X International sniper competition pairs of special-purpose units, held in Kuban at Shapsugskaya station, was extremely saturated with the highest dynamics of competition in a wide range of exercises, reflecting almost all the specifics of sniper work. And although snipers - the people sustained and thorough, on the firing line a surge of emotions was becoming commonplace.

The exercise “Sniper Duel” did not leave indifferent neither spectators, nor participants, nor representatives of teams, but this stage of the competitions demanded the utmost precision and efficiency from the judges in evaluating every action of the shooters.

The essence of this exciting competition is that the two competing couples from a prone position start on command and rapidly run 25 meters to the firing line, charge weapon and again from a prone position they open fire. For each pair - two goals - plates with a diameter of about the head of the average terrorist, located at a distance of up to 300 meters. Only two cartridges per sniper, and they must be placed in different stores, which requires reloading weapons after each shot. If one of the numbers of the pair hits its target with the first shot, it can come to the aid of a partner. Time for shooting is limited to the defeat of the target, but not more than 1 minutes. Those who hit their targets faster will emerge victorious in this fight. In case none of the teams hit their targets in 60 seconds, a mutual defeat is declared. For each victory a sniper pair gets an 1 score. Places are determined by the highest amount of points scored in all dueling rounds.

This year, 42 teams arrived at the competition. Therefore, the panel of judges decided to divide the duel exercise into two stages: the semi-final and the final. Thus, only in the semi-final each sniper pair had to go to the starting line 20 times.

In the first run, applause from the audience was frustrated by Chinese snipers. Starting with a fast-paced sprint, they simultaneously lay down on the wet grass and literally after a couple of seconds they both hit their targets with a volley. No luck in this race troop pair of snipers from the motorized rifle brigade of the Southern Military District. Although they tried to equip their old SVDs with the bipods borrowed from their fellow rivals specially for the duel exercise, this did not add much stability to the weapon. And the standard deviation of the SVD bullet is, as you know, seven centimeters for every hundred meters.

During a duel, snipers - people, due to their professional specificity, are very balanced - cannot hold back their emotions. Crazy pace: start follows start. For some, the first bullet smashes the target to smithereens, and for someone, both of them fly into an unrecognized “milk”. The mood of the participants and representatives of the teams is changing, as the autumn weather in the foothills. Perhaps it was psychological stability that helped the team of Kazakhstan service "Airastan" to win this exciting and tense competition. The team from Essentuki in the final duels took second place, representatives of group “A” of the KGB of the Republic of Belarus took third place with a minimum margin. The best result among the teams representing the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation was the ninth place of the team No. 1 of the 92154 military unit. As the representative of this team noted, sniper instructor Gennady (he asked not to give his last name), the sniper duel will certainly be included in the competition of military sniper pairs, which will soon be held on the basis of one of the special forces units of the Western Military District.
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  1. mirag2
    mirag2 3 October 2013 09: 11
    great! I read it with such interest, breathtaking.
    ps then I thought, it seems like nothing special, just a close topic.
  2. alex-cn
    alex-cn 3 October 2013 09: 31
    somehow I didn’t quite understand the conditions - for each pair of 2 targets and 4 rounds? and why a duel, if it's couples and not loners?
  3. shitovmg
    shitovmg 3 October 2013 09: 35
    It is good that such competitions are held, it is doubly good that we have. And not at all bad, 2nd and 9th places! There will be experience of participation, there will be results!
  4. Hikar
    Hikar 3 October 2013 11: 32
    9th place clearly shows the level of training of army snipers
  5. Tanysh
    Tanysh 3 October 2013 12: 20
    Fine! Not just a competition, but also a spectacular event. More bosses to compete. To see what the army is equipped with, what has not been done and where to move.
  6. darksoul
    darksoul 3 October 2013 14: 08
    the Chinese again some kind of dope got drunk .....
  7. Pharao7766
    Pharao7766 3 October 2013 14: 11
    I wonder why the Chinese fired ...
  8. smiths xnumx
    smiths xnumx 3 October 2013 14: 19
    The Chinese produce a fairly large number of their own sniper rifles, including large-caliber
    In the 1970s, the Chinese NORINCO campaign launched the release of a Type 79 sniper rifle under 7.62x54 caliber cartridges, which is a clone of our native SVD.

    In the late 1980s, the PRC developed the QBU-88 sniper rifle (the military designation "Type-88" is also found), which became the first serial model of a new Chinese family of small arms chambered for the new 5.8x42 mm cartridge.

    In 2003-2004, for the needs of the army and law enforcement, the Chinese company Jianshe Group developed a 7,62 mm JS 7.62 sniper rifle

    The AMR-2 sniper rifle is a long-range anti-material weapon. The development of the AMR-2 was started in the 1990s by the Chinese company China South Industries Group.

    The JS 05 sniper rifle is designed to combat unarmored vehicles, defeat enemy personnel at long ranges or protected by heavy body armor or other obstacles.

    The Chinese M99 sniper rifle is an anti-material weapon for hitting light vehicles and combating light-mounted firing points at medium ranges.

    The Chinese anti-material rifle M99B is a more compact modification of the large-caliber sniper rifle M99.

    Based on site materials
    1. Pharao7766
      Pharao7766 3 October 2013 16: 41
      Thanks for the detailed answer Roman.

      In large calibers, the American Barrett and SERBU are unobtrusively blowing. (Perhaps this is my subjective opinion of course ...)
  9. alone
    alone 3 October 2013 22: 16
    joke on the topic

    the general checks the fighting posts on the front line. Suddenly a shot from a sniper rifle is heard at the trench. The general immediately falls into the ground, and two soldiers who did not even blink an eye nearby. The general took cover and asks the soldier: who and where did he shoot from? -Comrade general, sniper enemy, he settled here 300 meters from us, and here he shoots. why don’t you take it off? - yes, it’s oblique, Comrade General, never hits it. well, take it off. instead of him a professional will come. what’s the way to take it off, let it live))