marksman or sniper??

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  1. Just a quickie, whats the difference between a marksman and sniper??
    does a marksman have a better shot??
  2. No all snipers are marksmen!

    Any one who can shoot well is a marksman a snipers skills lie in observation, stalking and cam and concealment oh and lots of patience

  3. A marksman is trained to shoot precisely with a certain type of firearm.
    Qualified on a range! Top shot range man!

    Snipers are intensively trained to master field craft and camouflage, hide fer days, Sneaky little feckers in otherwords, generally do the one shot required and disappear!

    :D thats my simple wee discription!
  4. A sniper has gone on a qualification course which has to be passed.

    A marksman could be someone who put in a good shoot on an APWT. and has not done a Sniper qualification course.

    (If the above is wrong someone will post the right stuff)


    For instance my brother who was RAF was classed as a marksman but that was taken from shooting at 25 yds.

    To become a marksman in the RAF you have to do this:

    A) Be able to identify a gun thingy
    B) Be able to put the correct brassy pointed tubes in the correct metal box.
    C) Ask a grown up or a Brown Job where to put the metal box on a gun thingy.
    D) Make the gun thingy explode the brassy pointy tubes out of the box and fly off somewhere all without crying.