You hand people a gun and they can’t do anything, some people learn to shoot and some become masters. History has seen masters, people who used rifles so well that it needs to be applauded on all grounds. Here’s a list of 10 snipers who just are ‘deadly’, the list may not be in any particular order, but hey, recognising their efforts is good. Every army in the world has a special section for snipers, the ones who are trained tough and hard. A sniper’s main task is to ensure everyone is safe in the infantry battalion. They give the commander accurate, discriminatory, and long-range small-arms fire. The best use of the snipers is at the war time and also to keep the borders secure.
1. Sergeant Fyodor Okhlopkov, Soviet Red Army
Credited with as many as 429 kills, this Soviet sniper helped a lot during World War 2. He was granted the status of Hero of Soviet Union in 1965 and order of Lenin.
2. Billy Dixon, American Civilian
He was an American scout and buffalo hunter. He fired a legendary buffalo rifle shot at the second battle of Adobe Falls.
4. Thomas Plunkett, British army
He is well remembered for his feat at Battle of Cacabelos. He shot the French General de Brigade Auguste-Marie-François Colbert at a arrange of around 600 metres using Baker rifle.
5. Rob Furlong, Canadian Forces
He at one time held the record for the longest confirmed sniper kill in combat at 2,430 meters.
6. Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Red Army
Known as Lady Death, she is regarded as the most successful female sniper in history with 309 kills.
7. Francis Pegahmagabow, Canadian Expeditionary Force
He was the most effective sniper of World War 1, credited with killing 378 Germans and capturing more than 300.
8. Adelbert Waldron, United States Navy
He held the record for most confirmed kills by any American sniper, 109 were confirmed.
9. Simo Häyhä, Finnish army
Known as White Death, he killed at least 505 men which is the highest record of confirmed sniper kills in any major war.
10. Roza Shanina, Red Army
Credited with 59 confirmed kills, she volunteered for the army after the death of her brother. She was capable of precisely hitting moving enemy personnel and making doublets.