542 kills with a sniper rifle!

180px Simo Hayha 542 kills with a sniper rifle!.

The unofficial Finnish frontline figure from the battlefield of Kollaa places the number of Häyhä’s sniper kills at 542. A daily account of the kills at Kollaa was conducted for the Finnish snipers. Häyhä used a Finnish variant, M/28, of the Soviet Mosin-Nagant rifle (known as “Pystykorva” rifle, meaning “spitz”), because it suited his small frame (5 ft 3 in/1.60 m). He preferred to use iron sights rather than telescopic sights to present a smaller target (the sniper must raise his head higher when using a telescopic sight), to prevent visibility risks (a telescopic sight’s glass can fog up easily), and aid concealment (sunlight glare in telescopic sight lenses can reveal a sniper’s position). Another tactic used by Häyhä was to freeze the snow in front of him so that the shot wouldn’t puff the snow, thus revealing his position.
Simo Häyhä – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Daaaamn, 542 kills with a sniper rifle? And with iron sights too, geez.

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