The Mosin-Nagant ‘PU Sniper’ Was the King of 20th-Century Sniper Rifles
The Soviet government often exaggerated tales of its front-line snipers for propaganda purposes. The sniper duel between famed Soviet sniper Vasily Zaitsev and “Major Konig” was probably myth, although Zaitsev was unquestionably a remarkable soldier. Such myths are a weapon in a fight for national survival, and a tool... Read more
Armies Used to Hate Snipers
Snipers play a key role in the world’s armies. They’re excellent scouts and can target commanders on the opposing side with an outsize impact. Working by themselves, they can pin down a group, creating fear and confusion. Thanks to movies such as Enemy at the Gates and American Sniper the... Read more

Matthew Gault

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