Special Forces Sniper vs. Olympic Sharpshooter
Jon Stokes 04.26.14
Okay, it wasn’t really a competition — more like a joint exercise. Special Forces sniper Nick Irving, along with a few other former military shooters, took Olympian Amanda Furrer out into the El Paso desert for a few days of long-range precision shooting. Irving wanted to learn more about the world of Olympic sport shooting, and Furrer wanted to get a feel for the sniper’s craft as it’s practiced in the wild.
Furrer definitely held her own with the Special Forces crew, nailing a human-torso-sized target at 1,100 yards on her second shot with Irving’s personal rifle and round. This was out in the desert, with mirage effects, wind, and all the other challenges a shooter faces in the wild. Pretty insane.