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Subject: Do female snipers beat their male counterparts??
Herc the Merc    5/16/2005 7:21:45 PM
Per "The living Daylights".
 
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theBird    RE:Do female snipers beat their male counterparts??   10/6/2005 1:29:47 AM
In the middle east female soldiers could don burkas to blend into the local populations, although then again male soldiers of short stature could probably do the same.
 
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Sentinel    Would you want to be a spotter for a female sniper? Consider this...   10/22/2005 8:55:36 AM
If you become wounded she probably would not be able to firemans carry you, even a short distance to a medivac! How many women do you know who could pick up a 170lb man off the ground get under him and heave him onto their shoulders, then pick up their own weapons, and carry him 500m to an LZ. I've been in the military for 12 years I haven't met one who can do that. Women in the army get alot of press for being,"at the fight" these days but I call it all talk. The majority of them have to call a male counterpart to carry their MK 19(that an auto grenade launcher) from the arms room to the humvee and mount it. Most of them are physically helpless!
 
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Cato    RE:Built like a man   10/22/2005 2:03:03 PM
I have been fireman carried by two women, and I weigh 205+lbs. One woman is an L.A. City firefighter who works on a truck (tough chick), and the other was a 21 year old girl in my academy class who power lifted since high school (off the chart lesb-o-meter reading). I don't know how many chicks in the Army fit this bill, but husky women in comfortable shoes can pack the gear. Cato
 
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PeregrinePike    RE:Do female snipers beat their male counterparts??   10/22/2005 5:44:39 PM
In defence of nay sayers: Well, one concrete reason that can be quantified is... ... we beat them at math (for getting real serious about scientific sniping). But thats a dangeous ground to walk on -- Chinese boys beat most of us in math on average, but 90% of Chinese are myopic according to Business Week... so go figure ;-)
 
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longrifle    RE:Do female snipers beat their male counterparts??   11/2/2005 12:25:39 AM
>>Females tend to be better shots than males so probably yes.<< Are women better drivers than men? This is a similar argument isn't it? Women have various strengths that men don't have. SOME of those strengths are undoubtedly attributes of successful to sniper, some aren't. The flip side is men have various strengths that women don't, etc. I'm aware that the Russians uses women successfully as snipers, so did the NVA/VC on a few occasions. I think that most of their employment was in static situations though. If you sift through all the historical references to "women warriors," I think most of the time they are being transported (horsewomen) or fightng static. In spite of all the supposed "evidence" of women warriors, I've not read anythng from a credible source where women have participated as Infantrywomen in an offensive campaign, packed all the gear, walked all the miles, engaged in hand to hand etc. Maybe it's happened but I'm not aware of it.
 
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BrittleSteel    Do female snipers beat their male counterparts??   11/6/2005 4:29:26 PM
I don't know if this means anything but most sniper-instructors in the IDF are female
 
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Sentinel    RE:Built like a man   11/13/2005 10:40:45 AM
Oh come on now! Let's be honest now! Sure, you know two women, in how many years of fire fighting? That doesn't bode well for the gals! How many women have you worked with who couldn't pick you up? Nearly all of them I'm willing to bet!
 
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violentnuke    they rip their own babies   11/15/2005 2:59:36 PM
Guys, if women, nurses and what not can rip babies out of their own entrails, you can bet they can push the trigger easily. ALthough they are a bit too PC about it, and sometimes get distracted, not wanting to show the guys how goullish they can be. And that gets in the way of things. Push comes to shove, though, my experience with the American woman is that while she is not as premiditative (in other words usualy a paranoiac dolt whose denial can be easily exploited), when push comes to shove... stay out the way if she got a gun.... coz she aint gona lose sleep over it.
 
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Aussiegunnerreturns    Q: What do you call a female sniper waiting in ambush?   11/21/2005 9:35:56 AM
A: A booby trap. Boom Boom.
 
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Professor Fickle    Do female snipers beat their male counterparts?>>> yes and no...   11/28/2005 2:56:00 PM
Actually... Men are Genetically better to judge distances! Let me repeat it again, Men are Genetically to better to judge distances. This can be off set by GOOD TRANING and OLD FASION PRACTICE! Yes we had our brain washed several times by feminist in to believing Women are identical to Men In cretin things we are, but in other areas we are PROFOUNDLY different!
 
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