Well luck or not a kill is a kill. I'm sure these guys are great shots, and made awesome shots under adverse conditions. These soldiers are making these shots while exhausted, sleep deprived, hungry, and most likely dehydrated, and sometimes in body armor. In iraq and in afghanistan it is either really hot or really cold, with temp swings of 40 deg sometimes, so that sucks. Most guys that get deployed don't have all the equipment they need to include rifles. When they get overseas they most likely "fall in" on the outgoing units long guns, and don't have things like ballistic programs handy to get data for their gun, let alone the time to verify the data they get. More than likely most guys get to zero it and thats it. In a perfect world a sniper would deploy with the gun he went to school with, used the entire work up, shot multiple times a month, and could pick out of a line up just by the feel of the bolt. But it just doesn't happen like that a lot of times. You get overseas are handed a rifle you have never shot and are expected to work miracles. In a situation like that you need all the luck you can get. I'm not making excuses for missed shots, but sometimes it happens. These guys adapted and overcame. 1st round impacts are nice, but like I said a kill is a kill. When it is all said and done you just killed a man that might have killed you or a friend, regardless of how many shots it took. Well i'm going to load some rounds and go shooting. Everybody have a good weekend.