This book is a long-overdue account of, and a well-deserved tribute to, the Marine Corps sniper program in Vietnam. It documents the circumstances behind training and employment, the equipment chosen for use, the transition from the M700 sniping rifle to the M40A1 and the extreme effectiveness of the Vietnam-era sniping effort overall.
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About the Author
The late Peter R. Senich was recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on the history of modern weapon systems and their applications. He was also a leading military historian and the author of nine books on military sniping and small arms.
Table of Contents"Chapter 1 - Sniping in Vietnam: The Beginning
Chapter 2 - "Good Morning Gentleman"
Chapter 3 - Rifles for Sniping: The Early Issue
Chapter 4 - A Program Takes Hold
Chapter 5 - The Model 70 Winchester
Chapter 6 - Target Rifle: The Range or Combat
Chapter 7 - Sniper Platoon: A Good Example
Chapter 8 - The Unertl Scope: The 8-Power Model
Chapter 9 - Sniper Rifle: The Marine Corps Choice
Chapter 10 - The Remington-Redfield System
Chapter 11 - Scout-Sniper Rifle: Rough Edges and All
Chapter 12 - Sniper Training and Employment
Chapter 13 - The Redfield Telescope
Chapter 14 - A System in Transition
Chapter 15 - Sniper Standard: The M40A1
Chapter 16 - The Unertl Scope: The 10-Power Model
Chapter 17 - Fleet Marine Force Manual
Chapter 18 - "those Damn Viet Cong"
Chapter 19 - Sniper Ammunition: The Match Cartridge
Chapter 20 - Military Match Cartridges
Chapter 21 Sniper Platoon Armorer