What is a "sniper" Therefore a "sniper rifle" What is a "sniper shot"? "Only shots that were the result of “a deliberate long rifle shot, by a person assigned to the sniper position, against a designated human target,” are recorded as a sniper shot. " I saw that like 90% of all police sniper shots are taken at 50m or less and about 99% are 250m or less. Average Police Sniper Distances | Hendon Publishing (http://www.hendonpub.com/resources/article_archive/results/details?id=3879) You have to read down a fair number of paragraphs to get to the facts" "The average police sniper distance was 51 yards. Of all the sniper shots, 95% took place between zero and 100 yards. The rest were equally divided between the 100 to 150 yard bracket and the 150 to 250 yard bracket. This has profound training implications."