POTD: Dutch Snipers in a strange shooting position

Eric B
by Eric B
Dutch soldiers engage targets during the precision marksmanship event of the Europe Best Sniper Team Competition at 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, July 29, 2018. Europe Best Sniper Team Competition is a United States Army Europe-directed contest of skill that includes 19 NATO and partner nation participants between July 28 and Aug. 2, 2018. Europe Best Sniper Team Competition is designed to develop professionalism and enhance esprit de corps (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rolyn Kropf)

Today’s Photo is one of the strangest shooting positions I’ve ever seen, and it involves what most likely is the spotter and a lot of various bags used to support the sniper and his Accuracy International sniper rifle.

Does anyone have a name for this shooting position?

Some of my friends suggested it was the broken back shooting position, but that’s something else in my book. This possibly involves two broken bags…

The scope is a Schmidt & Bender (5-25 PMII?) in a mount by Spuhr of Sweden, with a bunch of extra Picatinny rail. There’s a Glock 17 pistol in the holster.

The rifle is an Accuracy International AXMC, you can compare it to the picture below.

The AXMC can be configured in .338 Lap Mag, .300 Win Mag or .308 Win.

Photo Description:

Dutch soldiers engage targets during the precision marksmanship event of the Europe Best Sniper Team Competition at 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, July 29, 2018. Europe Best Sniper Team Competition is a United States Army Europe-directed contest of skill that includes 19 NATO and partner nation participants between July 28 and Aug. 2, 2018. Europe Best Sniper Team Competition is designed to develop professionalism and enhance esprit de corps.

The picture is from Europe Best Sniper Team Competition 2018, and is taken by Spc. Rolyn Kropf.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Whippit Whippit on Aug 15, 2018

    Pah-Friggin-Leeze...
    See what happens when there are overt pooves in uniform...it's always Showtime.
    The Chins and Rooskys are wetting their BDUs from laughing at this.

  • Repoman3737 Repoman3737 on Sep 02, 2018

    I wonder is it possible instead of broken back shooting position that your friends meant to say broke back mountain shooting position? That would make more sense...

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