What is the path that someone must take to become a FFL sniper?

Old Adj

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In my day in 4eme esc, the "tireur d'elite" was actually the new guy if he could shoot or not never came into consideration, simple fact on the orbat we had 1 bolt action per section and some one had to carry it !!. The fact that we had VAB HOT'S 15 tonne APC'S with a missile rack on top, 4 missiles in the rack and another 8 in the vehicule, Hot missiles = 4Km in 17 Sec wire guided 3 VAB'S in a section/ group, plus a MILAN post, seriously wtf would we do with a bolt action. but the morale of the Legion is " Don't ask questions just do the job your given" oh I forgot to mention each VAB had a Browning 1/2 inch as well. each FAMAS can launch grenades, and if it goes tits up, each legionnaire has his opal ( 3 inch knife for making your casse croute) and would willingly show you the Camerone spirit..
Hey Wolff, I think perhaps you mean “Opinelâ€￾ and not “Opalâ€￾ (but we know what you mean)!
 

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Yes mon adj, you're right... Spelling and drinking do not mix, but that never stopped anyone from trying. Do they still serve free beer and wine at the ordinaire? Probably another great tradition that went down the drain with the camp brothel, still shit happens and to the new generation to carry on the tradition.
 

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I said every Infantry regiment has their own ‘snipers’. In the Legion that means 2e REI (standard infantry) or 2e REP (airborne infantry).
Ahhhh so you did - my bad - that makes A LOT more sense now - thanks
 

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Learning to shoot before you go could not hurt , if a wannabe got through selection and started basic and always done well on the range I`m sure it would be noticed , a real sniper fully understands ballistics,can judge wind and understands the increments on his scope reticle , I`d guess Legion scopes are in mils? if so learn to use a scope marked out in mils.
I dont know what scope the new HK416 is issued with? or what the latest sniper rifle is ?
 

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Long range shooting is not an art or a"born with it " skill , its a science, if you can learn basic science you can learn long range shooting , applying it to soldiering is another matter .
 

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Long range shooting is not an art or a"born with it " skill , its a science, if you can learn basic science you can learn long range shooting , applying it to soldiering is another matter .
Absolutely, you have to learn long range shooting, but it will always come down to the basics. You can shoot a 1000 rounds a month and still be a shit shot, stance, grip and techniques are critical. Long range shooting is mastering the basics and then taking it a step further. You can be taught how to identify trace and such but it also comes down to feeling and gut instinct. Sometimes you've got to use "Kentucky Windage."
 

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