POTD: USASOC International Sniper Competition

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by Eric B

You’re watching and reading TFB’s Photo Of The Day with some nice images from the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. Eventually, the 3rd Special Forces Group ended up in the first place in the 2024 USASOC International Best Sniper Competition. The French Team finished in second and the 10th Special Forces Group was in 3rd place.

Below: Lasers and apps in all honor, but having your own dope card on the left arm beats most automated systems in real life.

U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School wrote:

Day 2 of the 2024 #USASOC International Sniper Competition at #FortLiberty is complete. Variable winds were the challenge of the day. Halfway through the four-day event, the 18 teams will be back on the ranges this morning to test their skills as a three-person team. It’s blue skies and zero wind for now. Will that change as the day progresses? Who will win this year’s competition?

As usual, it’s difficult to get a cold bore hit. A spotter is invaluable in a lot of cases, and a good team can really work some magic here.

Read about the competition at www.army.mil/swcs

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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  • Mark Mark on Apr 13, 2024

    What is the first rifle shown? Looks to have Spiral barrel fluting like a LWRC? https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

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    • Entelodon Entelodon on Apr 14, 2024

      @Mark It's most likely a custom rifle. It's impossible to tell the rifle manufacturer from the flutes. Flutes can be added to almost any barrel. Barrels are consumable objects in precision shooting. It is therefor possible that the barrel, in the picture, is not original.

  • David Knuth David Knuth on Apr 16, 2024

    I totally want the optic.