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Who was the best sniper in World War 2?

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2011-09-13 21:00:35

This question always draws an argument when asked. Bodycount?

Effect

on the battlefield? Most strategic shot? Longest shot? Many

factors go

into the equation.

  • The Soviets probably had the finest snipers in WW2, as a group.

    Vasilli Zaitsev with 224 kills at Stalingrad alone and more than

    400 kills in all (some say more than 500) is surely ranked in the

    top tier. Ludmilla Pavlichenko ranks as the best woman sniper with

    309 or

    more kills.

  • Simo Hayha of Finland is credited with more than 500 kills (by

    sniper, 200 more with an SMG) during only 100 days, in the Winter

    War.

  • Billy Singh of the Australian Light Horse would be the top WW1

    sniper.

  • Carlos Hathcock, USMC during Vietnam, is legendary for (among

    other things) setting a world record (longest range confirmed kill,

    stood for 40 years), shooting and killing an enemy sniper through

    the scope and crawling through 1000 yards of heavily defended enemy

    territory to eliminate a Viet Cong general on one of his first

    missions.

Actually, the greatest sniper of WW1 is Francis "Peggy"

Pegahmagabow, a Canadian sniper who earned 378 confirmed kills.


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