How to be a Good Sniper Spotter


There is one key element to being a good Sniper and it’s not your weapon. It’s having a good Spotter. Most Sniper Spotters are Snipers themselves; this is one of the reasons why they make a good Spotter.

  • Spotters need to be able to help their Sniper locate their target(s).
  • Spotters should be able to help with range of target.
  • Spotters should be able to help their Sniper with wind speed and direction.
  • Spotters need to be able to protect their Sniper while they are engaged on a target.
  • Spotters & Snipers work as a team.

It’s also known that a Spotter acts as a Sniper right alongside of their Sniper partner. The two snipers will do the ‘leap frog’ maneuver. The leap frog maneuver is while one Sniper is engaging on a target the second man is being the spotter. After a shot or two are taken the two moves to a new Sniper location and the two Operators switch roles. The Sniper becomes the Spotter and the Spotter becomes the active Sniper. If you use the leap frog sniping method you can keep your opposition off guard and confused.

Being a Sniper’s Spotter can be a fun and rewarding role to be in. Happy Sniping!

Suggested Spotter Equipment

Spotters Scope or binoculars


SMG or Carbine Rifle


Side Arm


Face Paint (optional)


Ghillie Suit (optional)


How to be a Good Sniper Spotter by

I'm a United States Air Force Veteran, Desert Shield & Desert Storm Veteran. I'm a long time WWII reenactor turned into an Airsoft Operator. I mostly reenacted 1st Infantry Division 'Big Red 1' and 101st Airborne. During my years as a WWII reenactor I learned and used many military tactics both urban and woodland. These lessons have helped me adapt to the Sport of Airsoft very easily. I love the sport of Airsoft for many reasons. Some of those reasons are no real uniform restrictions, many weapons to choose from, it's less expensive to get into and the use of modern technology.

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