Often the terms “marksman” and “sniper” get mixed up; both refer to operators skilled in precision shooting, equipped with high-precision rifles and tasked to shoot at enemy targets at long range.
The main difference between the two lies in their role in the army; snipers usually operate either alone or within teams of very few people, and have independent mission objectives; their main task is usually hitting long distance targets from a concealed spot, but they are also often assigned with additional responsibilities such as special reconnaissance and delivering information back to the headquarters. Meanwhile, marksmen work as part of a team of soldiers, such as an infantry fireteam, and provide support with precision shooting, therefore expanding the fire range of the whole team.



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