Army Spec Op Snipers win International Sniper Competition

Army Special Ops Snipers came in first at 10th Annual International Sniper Competition held at Fort Benning.

Army Spc. Lawrence England, a sniper with the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, looks over his rifle downrange at his target during the 10th Annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

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  • Martin (M)

    Is part of their score based on their costumes? Otherwise, I think it’s kind of silly to dress up to ‘hide’ from all those spectators.

  • Martin (M)

    Oh, and hurrah for 7.62!

  • BenL

    Well I would hope they would win considering that weapon package costs over $30,000. There was a set of “deployment packages” for sale on Gunbroker not long ago. Two consecutive s/n sets, $72,000 for the pair.

  • Ewan

    I guess a good deal of that $72,000 is for the optics package? Also I cant seem to find any info as to which countries took place….

  • William C.

    Hooah! Go US Army.

    Congratulations to all the the participants. The British and Canadians certainly aren’t slackers when it comes to sniping as I hear it.

  • edward homeyer

    We won with larue tactical OBRs, 20″ and 16″ barrel. sniper and spotter respective. M118LR 7.62. nothing fancy we just shot a clean match.

  • edward homeyer

    By the way that isn’t us in the picture above.

  • Chris

    Congrats and well done. Nice to see the OBR can hang with the best.

  • Steve

    What Optic were you running on the OBR if you don’t mind me asking.

  • edward homeyer

    nightforce 3.5 to 15 power with a horus H58 reticle

  • matt

    edward, how did you like the h58 reticle? i was thinking of going with a H25, but know very little about the h58. What are your thoughts on this?

  • Padowlski

    Hmmm, competeition held in America…and Americans win. Go figure! LOL