Hello everyone. First time poster here. I am looking into a story I was told, and wanted to get the thoughts and opinions of some people who have specific knowledge around what it takes to be a successful sniper. I guess maybe before we get into too many details, I'll cut straight to the main question: Is it possible, in your expert opinion (there are experts here, right?) that an individual with no military training or background who happens to be skilled with a rifle could become a successful sniper in a foreign land during a time of war? I pretty much have my answer without having to ask, but because it is outside of my area of expertise, I can't really say why I don't think it would be possible, other than to say it just sounds crazy. Thanks, and feel free to point me elsewhere If I am not the first person to ask something like this. I'll have a look around in the meantime!