Turning into a frog
- Mar 30, 2009
Sniper and marksmen rifles are both specilised weapons built for accuracy. However, sniper is absolutely built for accuracy only, when marksman rifles has to have accuracy and higher rates of fire too. Sniper rifles are either bolt-action or semi auto, as automatic recoil spoils the aim for the next shot. Marksman rifles are almost always semi-auto and some like Galil have auto mode too.Thanks for reply. What is the difference between sniper and marksman rifle
To understand concept or sniper rifle and marksman rifle, you have to understand the different concept of sniper and marksman. I wish @Kunal Biswas was active to correctly explain it.
A sniper almost always works either in pair or alone, in rare cases; when a marksman operates with rhe squad. A sniper's primary objective is to take out valuable targets of enemy from distance, with enemy snipers at the highest priority. A marksman's objective is to provide with accurate firing to his squad, and sinec he is integral to the squad and doesn't work in isolation like sniper and his spotter, his weapon needs to have a higher rate of fire.
The difference is subtle, but when you rhink of it, you will see both sets need different sets of skills aside from accuracy of shooting.
Actually, @Ray sir once told that Indian army did not have any dedicated sniper training school, but marksman training is done. I guess that is why Dragonov, being a semi auto and having parts interchangeable with AK47, has been chosen for IA.
Still I may be wrong. @ALBY, @pmaitra, @bengalraider, @Shaitan @SajeevJino @rock127 @ghost et al, if you guys find I am wring or more info is needed, please educate.