?FR-F1 sniper to 800yds: Practical Accuracy + GIGN Loyada Hostage Rescue [feat. Forgotten Weapons]

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The FR F1 is one of the least understood sniper variants in the U.S. due to it’s rarity, but the rifle has been the champion for French soldiers using it on overseas and domestic missions. Notably, the GIGN rescued a school bus of 31 children in 1976 in a daring hostage rescue at Loyada, on the Somalian border.

This rifle was the basis of which the “synchronized sniper” doctrine was developed upon, and the GIGN executed a synchronized sniper mission, knocking out 4 terrorists who were on the schoolbus at once.

Learn how the French developed the FR F1 from a modified MAS 36 receiver with it’s distinctive rear locking lugs, side elevation adjustment APX scopes and centrally aligned bipods.

Thanks to Ian from Forgotten Weapons for loaning us such a rare example. Please see Ian’s FR F1 video on his channel, Forgotten Weapons : https://youtu.be/DpKdq2xjftY

The film that features the GIGN / 2e REP in the Loyada incident is “L’intervention” or “15 minutes of war”… while it is entertaining, understand that it is not historically accurate with how the incident went down… but it’s a great film to watch for entertainment.

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Distance Conversions:
150y – 137m
200y – 182m
250y – 229m
300y – 274m
350y – 320m
400y – 366m
450y – 411m
500y – 457m

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