When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield - Chapter 32
When I Opened My Eyes, I Was in the Middle of the Battlefield chapter 32
The Marksman trait is good, but I thought it had limitations.
Especially in the long range shooting sector.
This was because distance deviation, wind direction, wind speed, humidity, and visual distortion had to be taken into account.
It wasn’t just the ultra-long distance of several kilometers, but it was affected even if it went over 400M or 500M, so I had to pay attention.
Of course, something had to be done, either misaiming or correcting the scope.
Because the bullet goes up and down that much, and even bends in the wind at less than a few meters per second.
In theory, of course, I knew everything. But that was all I knew.
I had never done long-range shooting with a sniper rifle, and I hadn’t even touched a sniper rifle.
Even the TAC-50, which is considered a masterpiece of a sniper rifle, I saw the real thing for the first time today, and I just found out that it was custom.
In short, he was an outsider in the field of sniping.
That was me until just now, and I just hit all the targets at 1,203 yards.
“… Does it work?”
I realized a beat later that I was smiling.
Then came Brad’s voice.
“… Lee, use up all the remaining bullets.”
I looked back, and he was still holding the observation glasses.
At the same time, a voice continued.
“Another G3 target at 1,203 yards. Can you shoot?”
“Yes, I will shoot one more time.”
With that said, I also looked into the meter.
The wind direction is the same, only the wind speed is slightly stronger.
‘It still blows from left to right, and the speed is about 6mp/h (Miles per hour)… … .’
This also requires correcting the click to aim properly, but since the wind is not constant, I had to turn the turret of the telescopic sight and change it one by one.
Of course, I had to mis-aim.
I had misaimed about 0.2 mil in the previous shooting, and this time the wind was getting stronger, so the misaiming value only got bigger.
The moment I put my eyes on the scope like that.
Marksman characteristics were demonstrated.
Apart from the target, I aimed accurately and quickly at an empty spot according to my will.
Of course, I didn’t have to strain my fingers to catch my breath or stop the vibrating scope.
I just had to pull the trigger.
After the gunshot, the impact of the shot was transmitted to the left hand and shoulder that supported the buttstock. At the same time, I felt the gas pressure explode with heat in the diagonal direction to the left and right of the muzzle.
After that, the acrid smell of gunpowder passed by the tip of my nose.
Brad’s voice could be heard from behind, so I forewarned to shoot.
“I will go one more time.”
As he said, he put the index finger he had removed from the trigger guard back onto the trigger.
A situation in which there is no change in wind direction or speed.
I just fired again in the same place without needing to calculate.
The moment when the sight inside the scope is captured in the eyes.
As the last shot was fired, the 5-round magazine was emptied cleanly.
The moment the chamber was emptied and the magazine was removed.
Brad’s voice came from behind him again.
It was a word that made me very proud just to hear it.
After all, the deviation display and calculation were all done with equipment, and the shooting was also successful thanks to the sharpshooter attribute.
There was nothing to pursue.
From now on, all you have to do is recognize that you can play at long distances.
Regardless of short distance or long distance.
If it didn’t work, you could play the role of a short-range assault Sna with a sniper rifle, just like in the game.
Of course, I didn’t want to do it, and I shouldn’t have done it.
It must mean that the situation on the battlefield is the worst.
In the meantime, Brad, who took his eyes off the observation glasses, opened his mouth.
“No matter how you look at it, I think it’s okay to bet on lunch… Before that, let me ask you one thing.”
As soon as I looked at something, the words were added.
“Breath control and aim stabilization, the ability to skip trigger timing… Where the hell did you get it from?”
“… … ?!”
I unknowingly flinched.
Because all of the words Brad said meant sharpshooter traits.
But where did you get it, you ask?
While I couldn’t answer right away and paused, Brad’s voice continued.
“Is it hereditary? Or did you acquire it through acquired training?”
“ah… That’s what you said.”
By the time I understood his meaning and laughed.
Brad’s eyes sparkled.
“Have you ever undergone biological experiments at Area 51 or a secret CIA base? A super soldier experiment like Captain America… … .”
“Ha ha ha, no. If you ask me, it is innate.”
“hmm… Even if they were subjected to secret experiments, they would not be able to tell. Just like I don’t tell you the mission I’ve been performing… … .”
Brad quickly shook his head as he seemed to understand.
“Oh no, it’s not really like that.”
“If you deny that much, I’ll correct you as a shooting genius.”
“… It’s better than Super Soldier, but let’s just shoot well rather than genius. I’m a little embarrassed.”
“Okay, good shot Lee. Let’s make a bet with a cold beer and barbecue pork ribs. Including Jake’s.”
“I was going to refuse because I was in the position to learn, but… … .”
I answered while erasing a shy smile.
“Let’s do something.”
* * *
The bet was simple.
Two people each sitting in a silo and hitting a single target called out by Jake.
In other words, the rule was that whoever gets it right first wins.
That includes not only fixed targets, but also moving targets moving at 6-10km/h along rails.
Jake, who stood in the middle of the two sitting next to each other, raised his sighting glass and immediately read out the target number in a gruff voice.
“810 yards (740M), Echo 4.”
After the term that stands for the letter E, Kang-tae and Brad immediately set their eyes on the scope.
It wasn’t like I was looking at the observation mirror and adjusting the scope.
I had to fire it by misaiming while looking at the scale of the aiming line marked on the scope.
It would be too late to operate the turret after looking at the observation mirror.
At that moment, the first shot exploded.
It was Kang Tae.
Gunshots rang out, but less than two seconds later Jake shook his head as he looked through the observation glasses.
It was because of the soil splashing next to the target.
“Lee, I missed you.”
Meanwhile, Brad put his hand lightly on the trigger, closing one eye and controlling his breathing.
Despite Kang-tae’s preemptive fire, he calmly did his job with the appearance of a skilled sniper.
And soon all the timing was right.
After a brief judgment, Brad’s index finger pulled the trigger with just the right force.
In an instant, two gunshots rang out.
“… … !”
Jake’s eyes widened as he watched.
It was because Brad and Kangtae fired almost simultaneously, and both bullets hit the torso-shaped target.
Jake looked first in the direction of the gunshot.
After Jake’s declaration, Kang-tae smiled bitterly.
“It’s a shame.”
It was because if I had calculated the deviation well, I could have hit the first shot, and even if not, I could have hit it first on the second shot.
By the time I took out the cartridge case from the chamber while licking my lips like that.
Similarly, Brad’s eyes lit up as he reloaded the bolt as he advanced.
‘In the meantime, I got the second one… … ?’
As expected, it was great, but it was beyond my imagination.
I felt it from the shooting that consumed one 5-round magazine earlier, but Kang-tae’s aiming speed and shooting speed were beyond human.
It’s the same now.
‘I’ll have to concentrate more.’
Brad had come to his senses a bit more, but that didn’t mean he just missed his shot.
The time taken right before the detonation was only four or five seconds.
Compared to the shooting competition with the 10-second rule, it was almost half the level. Even people who shoot a little stick out their tongues.
But in the meantime, Kang-tae fired two shots, and even hit the target with one.
It exploded in about 2 seconds.
As I was admiring my heart, Jake raised his voice.
“Okay, next. Ready to shoot.”
With a jerk, Kangtae finished reloading, and Brad also opened both eyes and looked forward.
And soon the signal dropped.
“1,013 yards (926M), F3. Is it confirmed?”
“Yes, I see.”
While Kang-tae answers, Brad quickly berths to find the location and aim incorrectly.
Kangtae fired first again.
However, Jake’s expression did not change as he was holding the observation glasses.
It was because the bullet hit the soil in front of the target.
“I need to upload more, Lee.”
Dust wafts, while the bolt moves with a squeak.
“after… … .”
Brad, who took a breath, pulled the trigger.
Again, gunshots rang out in succession.
As before, Kangtae followed and shot again.
The result was the same as before.
said Jake, taking his eyes off the sights.
However, after berthing at the scope, Brad’s expression was not bright.
A somewhat unsatisfactory look.
“It’s a bit unfortunate.”
Jake knew what that meant.
Brad managed to hit the shoulder of the torso-shaped target, while Kang-tae hit the center of the chest.
Even Kang-tae fired two shots.
Of course, he missed the first shot, so he fired two shots, but that only happened because Kang-tae wasn’t skilled yet.
As a result, he was proving his skills by hitting the second bullet.
Above all, reloading was like a kind of penalty.
If it was a semi-automatic sniper rifle, it would be automatically loaded with gas pressure, so it wouldn’t matter if you fired continuously, but the TAC-50 was a bolt action type, so you had to reload it yourself.
In other words, it means that you have to release your fixed posture and prepare for shooting again.
And Kang-tae covered the entire process, which was nothing short of a penalty, with incredible speed.
“Now, prepare to shoot.”
Jake grinned and nodded.
And as before, the distance was announced and the target alphabet and number were called.
Again, Kang Tae shot first.
However, unlike the previous two shots, the corners of Jake’s mouth went up as he was watching through the observation glasses.
“Lee, that’s right.”
It was finally successful at once.
“… … !”
Brad, who hadn’t even set a target on the scope yet, widened his eyes.
After calling the target, only 2 seconds passed.
“under… Such nonsense… … .”
I thought it was because it didn’t fit before, but now that it fits, I couldn’t help but be more surprised.
Targets are random, scopes are all default.
It was clear that ordinary people who were shooting a little had not yet found a target.
Because even he was misaiming while looking at the scale.
But you got it right in 2 seconds?
Kang-tae smiled shyly as he removed the cartridge case.
“Now I was lucky, I barely hit the side. If the wind had been weaker, it would have missed.”
“That goes for me too, because I hit the shoulder earlier.”
Around the time Kang-tae and Brad were exchanging words.
Satisfied, Jake opened his mouth full of golden beard.
“Now it will be a proper match.”
After that, Jake began to call the target in a louder voice.
It looks like someone is ordering food.
After calling all the targets on the two lines, Jake immediately glanced at the new captive next to him.
It was a long-distance moving target.
A place where targets move randomly at 6-10 km/h along a rail covered with sandbags.
The same rules were applied to this as well, and soon the shooting with a bet proceeded.
Until the ammo box the two brought is empty.
And it wasn’t long before the results came out.
“Well, you both did a great job.”
30 to 30, draw.
Jake, who was smiling between shots, smiled more than ever.
“Today is a pretty fun day.”
“Jake, are you happy to see your successor struggling?”
Brad asked with a laugh, and Jake immediately shook his head.
“No, it was a rare match, wasn’t it?”
“under… It was rare. Oh my God, I couldn’t beat the man who said he had never touched a TAC-50 for the first time.”
Then, Brad’s gaze reached Kang-tae.
“Lee, be honest, did you get a CIA secret experiment or something? Oh, by any chance, Jake is also a super soldier made in the same place, right?”
“I don’t know about Jake, but I am not.”
“It makes no sense, I touched the TAC-50 for the first time today… How can you draw? Even if you are a master of shooting, is this your first time?”
There were jokes, but half of them were sincere.
It was because he had ridiculous aiming speed and shooting skills to be called a genius.
I just haven’t mastered it yet.
It was clear that Kang-tae would overwhelm him even if he only attended the 5-week sniper training course.
If he was trained in the months-long advanced sniper course, he would not just beat himself, but become the best sniper in the world.
Even without education, it was clear that he would become a master of sniping once he was skilled enough.
Meanwhile, Kangtae, who was listening, shook his head.
“To be honest, I am a bit embarrassed because there are more things I didn’t get right. If it was real, it would have failed… Just pretend I lost.”
At that, Brad waved his hand.
“If you put it that way, you’ve never even handled a sniper rifle… Actually, I think I lost. I am a person who has received various sniping training for over a year. It has been in practice for over 10 years.”
“ah… … .”
While Kang-tae has been slowing down due to his longer-than-expected career.
“So let’s make it a draw, and I’d rather have Jake buy it. With the price of a ticket to watch the famous match.”
At that, Jake nodded happily.
“Yeah, but I need to retrieve the footage first.”
At the end of his sentence, his fingers moved toward the small electronic device on the scope.
It was a kind of black box for sniper firearms that could automatically record what was put into the lens.
Brad grinned knowingly.
“It must be valuable data to create a super soldier.”
In the meantime, Kang-tae, the person in charge, blinked his eyes.
“Can this be recorded? Scope magnification is… … ?”
“Even if you adjust the magnification, it will be recorded as it is. To put it simply, think of everything you see on the scope as being saved.”
“and… There’s everything… … .”
While Kang-tae looked at him curiously, Brad laughed.
“What would you like to do?”