POTD: U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition

Eric B
by Eric B
FORT BENNING, Ga. – Sniper teams from across the United States travel to Fort Benning, Georgia, to compete in the U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition, April 14, 2021, on post. The goal of this competition is to identify the best sniper team from around the Army. (U.S. Army photo by Markeith Horace, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs)

In today’s Photo Of The Day, we’re going to look closer at the U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition. Sniper Teams from across the United States traveled to Fort Benning, Georgia, to compete in the U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition. This happened in mid-April 2021.

Below: Remington MSR by the looks of it, on an Atlas bipod from B&T.

FORT BENNING, Ga. – Sniper teams from across the United States travel to Fort Benning, Georgia, to compete in the U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition, April 14, 2021, on post. The goal of this competition is to identify the best sniper team from around the Army. (U.S. Army photo by Markeith Horace, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs)

The goal with the competition? To identify the best sniper team of the Army. This year the team from the Special Forces Sniper Course took first place. Sgts. 1st Class Daniel Posey and William Greytak scored the most points in the multi-day competition that involved two-person teams from across the Army (Note: not necessarily them on these photos). A huge congratulation to them!

FORT BENNING, Ga. – Sniper teams from across the United States travel to Fort Benning, Georgia, to compete in the U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition, April 14, 2021, on post. The goal of this competition is to identify the best sniper team from around the Army. (U.S. Army photo by Markeith Horace, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs)
FORT BENNING, Ga. – Sniper teams from across the United States travel to Fort Benning, Georgia, to compete in the U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition, April 14, 2021, on post. The goal of this competition is to identify the best sniper team from around the Army. (U.S. Army photo by Markeith Horace, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs)

Remington MSR

FORT BENNING, Ga. – Sniper teams from across the United States travel to Fort Benning, Georgia, to compete in the U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition, April 14, 2021, on post. The goal of this competition is to identify the best sniper team from around the Army. (U.S. Army photo by Markeith Horace, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs)

Photos by U.S. Army, Markeith Horace, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs.

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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  • Martin To Martin To on May 07, 2021

    God damn I certainly DO NOT miss those gigantic rucks!
    To be honest now that I'm older, everytime I see a soldier with a giant pack I can't help but think of the disks in his back compressing to nothingness. Hooahh

    • Eric B. Eric B. on May 09, 2021

      @Martin To The soldiers' discs would not compress IF THE SOLDIER PROPERLY USED THE PADDED HIP BELT TO TRANSFER 80% OF THE PACK WEIGHT TO HIS PELVIC GIRDLE AND HENCE TO HIS LEGS.
      Teaching, then REQUIRING, soldiers to properly use padded hip belts with framed packs is something clueless instructors need to learn and DO.

  • Eric B. Eric B. on May 09, 2021

    I hope many of the Army snipers are now using the Barrett MRAD and using it in the newly approved .300 PRC cartridge instead of the huge .338 Lapua or Norma magnums.

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