Skip to comments.Top 10 Snipers in History
Posted on 12/10/2009 2:37:34 PM PST by tired1
103 Confirmed Kills
Was an avid hunter as a kid and joined the Marines in 1967. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam and holds the record for number of confirmed kills for Marine snipers, exceeding that of legendary Marine sniper Carlos Hathcock. In just 16 months he killed 103 enemies and another 216 kills were listed as probables by the military, only because it was too risky at the time to search the bodies for documents. When he left the Marines he told no-one of his of his role during the conflict and only a few fellow Marines knew of his assignments. It was nearly 20 years before somebody wrote a book detailing his amazing skills as a sniper. Mawhinney came out of anonymity because of this and became a lecturer in sniper schools. He was once quoted saying it was the ultimate hunting trip: a man hunting another man who was hunting me. Dont talk to me about hunting lions or elephants; they dont fight back withrifles and scopes. I just loved it. I ate it up.
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Please tell me he’s a conservative, Palin loving FReeper...
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Take it to them Gunny!
Don’t let their Souls rest.
Deny them the Pleasure of their Virgins.
God Bless our Troops, Especially our Snipers.
Thank You for your Service, White Feather.
Don’t try to run. You’ll only die tired.
— source unkown.
lining up a rifle shot]
Private Jackson: Be not Thou far from me, O Lord.
Yes, my McAfee virus alert came on too.
I am sure I read somewhere that the most successful sniper of all time was a Finn with several hundred, maybe a thousand kills against the Russians.
BTW from an article I read years ago by two American researchers on air to air victories, All nations tried to keep accurate records except for one. Any thing the Russians claimed was basically unsupported by facts. I would guess the same would hold true for their snipers tho they obviously had many air to air victories and had snipers who killed.
These “Top” whatever pieces rarely list the criteria by which selection was made.
He made that list.
The top sniper in Vietnam was US Army.
Carlos awarded my son his Hog’s Tooth last year. And Carlos is still regarded as the best sniper ever.
Just checked. I stand corrected. It was a later sniper. But he was from Vietnam. Carlos died in 1999.
Over 700 confirmed dead Russians, 1940. Took a bullet in the jaw, which didn't kill him, but really messed up his face.
In temperatures between −20 and −40 degrees Celsius (−4 and −40 degrees Fahrenheit), dressed completely in white camouflage, Häyhä was credited with 505 confirmed kills of Soviet soldiers, and 542 if including the unconfirmed deaths. The unofficial Finnish frontline figure from the battlefield of Kollaa places the number of Häyhä's sniper kills over 800.
He’s been since 1999.
If he really awarded your son LAST YEAR, I’d agree he’s the best sniper since Jesus Christ.
No viruses for this humble Mac user (this CPU is 14 years old), thanks tired1, interesting article!
There’s been at least one FR topic about the #1: “Simo Hayha... Nicknamed ‘The White Death’... In less than 100 days he was credited with 505 confirmed kills, 542 if including unconfirmed kills, however the unofficial frontline figures from the battlefield places the number of sniper kills at over 800. Besides his sniper kills he was also credited with 200 from a Suomi KP/31 Submachine gun, topping off his total confirmed kills at 705.” The Russians figured out it was just one guy, sent out a sniper to get him, the sniper came back as a hood ornament, so they sent a sniper team, none of them survived, tried to hunt him down with a battalion, still no luck...
I’d say Simo’s stats and conditions make him the best, without a doubt.
I go with the numbers.
Best parts of the movie....
Adelbert F. Waldron... "One afternoon he was riding along the Mekong River on a Tango boat when an enemy sniper on shore pecked away at the boat. While everyone else on board strained to find the antagonist, who was firing from the shoreline over 900 meters away, Sergeant Waldron took up his sniper rifle and picked off the Vietcong out of the top of a coconut tree with one shot (this from a moving platform). Such was the capability of our best sniper." Nuff Said.
HARTMAN: Do any of you people know who Charles Whitman was? None of you dumbasses knows? Private Cowboy?
COWBOY: Sir, he was that guy who shot all those people from that tower in Austin, Texas, sir!
HARTMAN: That’s affirmative. Charles Whitman killed twelve people from a twenty-eight-storey observation tower at the University of Texas from distances up to four hundred yards. Anybody know who Lee Harvey Oswald was? Private Snowball?
SNOWBALL: Sir, he shot Kennedy, sir!
HARTMAN: That’s right, and do you know how far away he was?
SNOWBALL: Sir, it was pretty far! From that book suppository building, sir!
HARTMAN: All right, knock it off! Two hundred and fifty feet! He was two hundred and fifty feet away and shooting at a moving target. Oswald got off three rounds with an old Italian bolt action rifle in only six seconds and scored two hits, including a head shot! Do any of you people know where these individuals learned to shoot? Private Joker?
JOKER: Sir, in the Marines, sir!
HARTMAN: In the Marines! Outstanding! Those individuals showed what one motivated marine and his rifle can do! And before you ladies leave my island, you will be able to do the same thing!
If you’re speaking of Hathcock, he’s been dead for over 10 years.
The most moronic question ever asked:
Katy ... and what do you feel when you pull the trigger?
The Best answer to a moronic question
Marine .. a slight recoil.
Thomas Plunkett, died in 1851... During the battle at Cacabelos during Monroes retreat in 1809, Plunkett, using a Baker Rifle, shot the French general at a range of about 600 meters... not wanting his army buddies to think he was a bit lucky decided to take the shot again... this time at the trumpet major who had come to the generals aid. When this shot also hit its intended target, proving that Plunkett is just one badass marksman, he looked back to his line to see the impressed faces of the others in the 95th Rifles.
Great scenes those.
Use Firefox with NoScript and you won’t have those problems. The description of each sniper & their feats is very interesting.
Well I went back and read the list despite my McAfee warning. I will repeat what I mentioned earlier.
Any claims made by Russians in WWII should be taken with a grain of salt. That doesn’t mean there weren’t a lot of kills by them, just that they were notorious liars to the extent that any claims made by them were almost certainly false.
The list doesn't include Jack Hinson, a Tennessean living in the Land between the Rivers area, who may have killed over 100 men after some Union men murdered two of his sons. (There is a recent book about him, Jack Hinson's One-Man War, which is said to be very good.)
PRIVATE JOKER: How can you shoot women and children?
DOOR-GUNNER: Easy! Just don’t lead ‘em so much!!!!
Haw Haw ......
Yep. Went back to check. It was another famous Marine sniper that gave my son his Hog’s Tooth. But my son is a little busy right now to ask.
Love that movie.
The first half, anyway.