POTD: International Sniper Competition at John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center

Eric B
by Eric B
Competitors in the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) International Sniper Competition, engage targets at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Below: Running to the shooting range during a stress shoot.

Working in teams.
Competitors in the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) International Sniper Competition, engage targets at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 22, 2021. Fifteen teams competed in the the 12th annual USASOC International Sniper Competition where instructors from the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School designed a series of events that challenged the two-person teams' ability to work together, firing range, speed and accuracy in varied types of environments. (U.S. Army photo by K. Kassens)
Walking back after a stalking event.
Competitors in the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) International Sniper Competition, walk through a wooded area following a stalk at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 22, 2021. Fifteen teams competed in the the 12th annual USASOC International Sniper Competition where instructors from the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School designed a series of events that challenged the two-person teams' ability to work together, firing range, speed and accuracy in varied types of environments. (U.S. Army photo by K. Kassens)

Shooting handguns – an important skill for snipers as well.

A competitor in the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) International Sniper Competition, fires a pistol at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 22, 2021. Fifteen teams competed in the the 12th annual USASOC International Sniper Competition where instructors from the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School designed a series of events that challenged the two-person teams' ability to work together, firing range, speed and accuracy in varied types of environments. (U.S. Army photo by K. Kassens)

All pictures by K. Kassens (US Army).

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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  • Derpmaster Derpmaster on Apr 21, 2021

    Isn't it a little ironic that there's a sniper competition at a base named after JFK?

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    • Brandon Davis Brandon Davis on Apr 21, 2021

      @SP mclaughlin More relevantly, JFK visited Bragg in 1961 and authorized the green beret as the official headgear of SF. The two are deeply intertwined historically, so much so that the home of Army SF is named JFK Special Warfare Center & School.

  • Ondej Tma Ondej Tma on Apr 21, 2021

    So if these guys are using AR-10-pattern rifles at a sniper competition where others have bolt-actions...

    Is that a definite establishment that modern semiauto sniper rifles can be as practically accurate as the bolt actions, or were there a separate semiauto and bolt-action parts of the competition and these photos are from the former?

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