POTD: The Moving Platform – U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition

    Moving Platform

    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 12, 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)

    Photo Of The Day: Today we have some really cool sniper rifles and gear operated by some of the World’s best sniper teams. Well, at least one of the teams was able to present themselves as the best in the United States.┬áDid you ever shoot from a tilted and moving platform like the sniper above and below? Did you ever shoot with another person on the same platform?

    The location is Fort Benning, GA, United States.

    Being able to work in pair is essential for a successful sniper team. Read the wind, do the ballistics, send it, spot the trace and give corrections, send it again and hit the target.

    Remington M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle and the M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System.

    Spotting the trace.

    The photos come from the U.S. Army, taken by Markeith Horace, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Public Affairs.

    Another competitor had the brand new Accuracy International AT-X with all the bells and whistles in a similar competition, which allowed privately-owned firearms and gear: USASOC International Sniper Competition