I heard several people now tell me how amazing it is that the snipers landed 3 kills with 3 shots from a boat. Having known a sniper and seen him hit skeet one-handed with a 9mm, I can tell you that this doesn’t surprise me at all. I’m actually more surprised at the public’s reaction. Here’s a great excerpt from a DefenseTech article I read on the incident:
A shot of 80-90 feet — even at night and in rolling seas — is a cakewalk for DevGru SEALs.
“These guys can put three rounds onto the head of a quarter at that range,” Allen told me.
…A multi-thousand ton destroyer is a pretty stable platform in any but the most tumultuous sea states and makes dialing in a shot on an admittedly tossing life raft more doable — a smart platform for the Team to operate from. …
I think the American public doesn’t fully appreciate the talent of these teams. Props to SEAL Team VI!