Via Oleg Volk
So you want to learn sniping for its utility in a survival situation.
Very good. A competent rifleman is quite a force, especially since we
the people generally lack heavier arms than rifles these days.
Third-world tribesmen have heavier weapons but not free Americans, no Sir! So sniping it is. That worked well for the Boers…until the British went into a full-contact fight.
The first question is: “What kind of sniping?” Police sniping doesn’t seem very relevant: it’s usually done at ranges under 60 yards for the purpose of instantly stopping hostage takers. Legitimate police sniping, that is. There’s also the Lon Horiuchi variety that follows slightly looser rules of engagement. Hunters are snipers of a kind as well: the term itself comes from wingshooting particularly fast birds. But hunting variety isn’t quite right either, as most game animals don’t shoot back. That leaves us with military sniping, the kind where the practitioner stays well away from the opponents and settles for delivering a debilitating hit without worrying about instant incapacitation. An enemy soldier or enforcer with a wide hole through the torso is out of the fight even if he eventually recovers to draw a disability pension back in the Fatherland.