POTD: FN SCAR in USASOC International Sniper Competition

Eric B
by Eric B
(U.S. Army photo by K. Kassens)

Welcome to our Photo Of The Day! It’s always a pleasure to present wonderful images like these. Above you see a competitor in the United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition as he engages long-distance targets at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in March 2023. As you can see his SCAR H has all the perks, making it a proper DMR rifle. Yes, I’d love one.

Nineteen teams competed in the 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.

A competitor in the United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition ejects a spent shell casing from a rifle as his partner looks through a spotting scope (U.S. Army photo by K. Kassens).
A competitor in the United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition bore sights a rifle prior to engaging long-distance targets.
A competitor in the United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition bore sights a rifle.
A competitor in the United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition fires a rifle at long-distance targets at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Competitors in the United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition make their way stairs to an elevated platform in order to engage various targets.
A competitor in the United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition ejects a spent shell casing from his rifle after firing at long-distance targets from an elevated platform.
A competitor in the United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition ejects a spent shell casing from his rifle after firing at long-distance targets from an elevated platform at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 21, 2023. Nineteen teams competed in the the 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)
A competitor in the United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition fires a pistol at various targets.
A competitor in the United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition fires a rifle at various targets at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 21, 2023. Nineteen teams competed in the 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)

Source: U.S. Army, photo by K. Kassens

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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  • Ser Arthur Dayne Ser Arthur Dayne on Jun 21, 2023

    So I'm curious - is the whole "bore-sighting" a part of the competition requirements? I can understand confirming your zero - my old man was a major police commander, and not only his own cities' guys but whenever like the USSS or some similar group was coming to town, their snipers would go out to the police range to shoot some rounds to "confirm their zero" (my words, perhaps not the perfect technical term) - because you never know what could have happened from the last time they shot, bouncing around in a car or trunk or whatever like that - so that part makes sense to me... but I'd have assumed that the best snipers in the world would arrive at the competition with their scopes attached to their rifles and basically zeroed? I'm not busting ballz here, genuinely interested in curious - thanks!

  • Is that a b&t suppressor? Was there a contract for new suppressors?

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