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AirbornePFC
02-21-2010, 22:41
I have searched and read what I can find here, and done other research on the net, but alas must ask directly for the help of those of you with much more experience and knowledge. I found out yesterday that I will be attending the National Guard Sniper School in Arkansas, through April. I am now beginning the process of putting a ghillie together and am look for any recommendations and tips. From what I've read and been told so far I've learned...

- You can always go darker, but not lighter.
- Tie Downs are the key (lots of natural less burlap)
- 1 piece (flight suit) is faster on and off because it's one piece and doesn't involve buttons.
- Go a size or two up so you can layer under it.
- Thumb loops are a good idea
- Pads or canvas on knees and elbows are a must
- Hood needs to be long enough to cover scope when turned around

Specific questions I have...

- Any glove recommendations in regards to shooting and stalking?
- Where and how far apart do you put tie downs? What is recommended way to attach them?
- How much webbing do I need to attach to sleeves? All the way around on only half?
- Are "boot loops" or ties at the cuff of the pants a good idea?
- Base material suggestions? (DCU, Desert Marpat, flight suit etc??)


Thank you for your wisdom. Any and all of it (even that already posted in other threads) is much appreciated!

The Reaper
02-21-2010, 22:44
I have searched and read what I can find here, and done other research on the net, but alas must ask directly for the help of those of you with much more experience and knowledge. I found out yesterday that I will be attending the National Guard Sniper School in Arkansas, through April. I am now beginning the process of putting a ghillie together and am look for any recommendations and tips. From what I've read and been told so far I've learned...

- You can always go darker, but not lighter.
- Tie Downs are the key (lots of natural less burlap)
- 1 piece (flight suit) is faster on and off because it's one piece and doesn't involve buttons.
- Go a size or two up so you can layer under it.
- Thumb loops are a good idea
- Pads or canvas on knees and elbows are a must
- Hood needs to be long enough to cover scope when turned around

Specific questions I have...

- Any glove recommendations in regards to shooting and stalking?
- Where and how far apart do you put tie downs? What is recommended way to attach them?
- How much webbing do I need to attach to sleeves? All the way around on only half?
- Are "boot loops" or ties at the cuff of the pants a good idea?
- Base material suggestions? (DCU, Desert Marpat, flight suit etc??)


Thank you for your wisdom. Any and all of it (even that already posted in other threads) is much appreciated!

How about you ask for replies by PM to an AKO address so that we are not posting sniper "how tos" for whoever might be reading this forum?

TR

AirbornePFC
02-21-2010, 22:51
Not a prob!

x SF med
02-21-2010, 22:54
Not a prob! Thanks for the opsec!

removed

Your OPSEC is non-existent.

AirbornePFC
02-21-2010, 22:58
Your OPSEC is non-existent.

Better? I'll just send my email via pm to Reaper, and whoever else asks or offers help. Not that it matters now that it's quoted in your post though.