His claimed expertise is being pushed way too far.
It was an area target. He had optics and a tripod.
Fish in a barrel comes to mind.
He did not have to shoot at individual targets.
Distribute enough rounds over a "beaten area" -- densely covered with humans -- at a high rate of fire, and, statistically, you're going to hit lots of people. Add in hard surfaces and a grazing angle, and your misses become ricochets that, while less lethal, will sigificantly up the casualty count
Granted, some may be hit in the little toe, and others, between the eyes -- and many may escape unscathed -- but, it's nearly impossible not to create a lot of carnage and chaos.
Terrorism at its most fundamental level...
And that writer is one Gyrene who is totally too full of himself -- and of Bravo Sierra...
That's the term that came to mind for me, too. Minimal skill required.