POTD: Óglaigh na hÉireann in U.S. Army International Sniper Competition

    POTD: Óglaigh na hÉireann in U.S. Army International Sniper Competition

    The Óglaigh na hÉireann. Or the Irish Defence Forces.

    In today’s Photo Of The Day, we see an Irish Defence Forces sniper team in action at the U.S. Army International Sniper Competition in Fort Benning, Georgia earlier this year. The firearm is a Remington Sniper Rifle, probably borrowed by the hosts, with a Leupold riflescope.

    A classic type of competition. Handgun and plate rack.

    POTD: Óglaigh na hÉireann in U.S. Army International Sniper Competition

    Followed by some carbine shooting.

    United States Army Sniper School – “Death From Afar” and “One Shot One Kill”.

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