CR2 Shooting Solutions
- Nov 19, 2017
I was thinking back to our conversation on fieldcraft vs. marksmanship. That conversation has been bothering me because of our use of the word “fieldcraft.” As snipers we all know what we mean – most of us are truly on the same wavelength. But something seems lost in translation. It is hard for us to define what fieldcraft really is.
My argument in our previous conversation was that the word fieldcraft, at least in the context we use it, invokes the wrong mindset. Fieldcraft is not something inherent to snipers. So, the concept or phrasing “sniper fieldcraft” just further promotes the misuse in terminology. Additionally, fieldcraft is something all soldiers should continuously think about with everything they do, not just when trying to be sneaky in the woods.
We often equate fieldcraft to stalking and camouflage. During my time as an instructor, we even referred to...