Special Ops Sniper Rates 11 Sniper Scenes In Movies | How Real Is It?
Nicholas Irving, author, and former soldier rates 11 sniper scenes for realism in movies. Known as "The Reaper," Irving says he killed 33 enemies as a sniper for the US 3rd Ranger Battalion. He is the co-author of "Reaper: Drone Strike: A Sniper Novel."
Irving rates the realism of classic war movies such as "Clear and Present Danger" (1994), "Enemy at the Gates" (2001), and "Saving Private Ryan" (1998). He breaks down long-range-sniping scenes featuring Will Smith in "Gemini Man" (2019) and Mark Wahlberg in "Shooter" (2007).
He also looks at modern-day war movies set in Iraq and Afghanistan, such as "American Sniper" (2014), "Jarhead" (2005), "Lone Survivor" (2013), and "The Hurt Locker" (2009). Irving rates the realism of the weapons used, along with body position, stealth, and environment.
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Special Ops Sniper Rates 11 Sniper Scenes In Movies | How Real Is It?

  • Daz Boi
    Daz Boi

    This man got a terrible camo on his spr, you think someone like this would have Damascus or at least platinum on snipers and marksmans 😂

  • Anton K
    Anton K

    Thank you for your service. 🇺🇸

  • Alpha Wiskey
    Alpha Wiskey

    You are a stud, thanks for your service. I recommend you shave and get a haircut. That's all I have for you at the moment besides a thumbs up.

  • Gabriel Lima
    Gabriel Lima

    What does this guy think about the JFK asassination?

  • Geo HVL
    Geo HVL

    I was hoping that the sniper shot from Generation Kill would have been critiqued.

  • Mateja Djordjevic
    Mateja Djordjevic

    Hey that's DOPE

  • Geo HVL
    Geo HVL

    That Jarhead guy works for Allstate.

  • Su Amigo El Ilegal
    Su Amigo El Ilegal

    Hey u forgot end sniper scene on the movie ,hell of high water

  • James West
    James West

    6.5 creedmoor isnt much faster than a 308. Better ballistics but not much faster

  • Crisvel Ailyn
    Crisvel Ailyn

    I cried when I first watched American sniper, and still cried to all the rewatched I did

  • Julians1996

    He is basically Steph curry of the army

  • Tegar Fauzi
    Tegar Fauzi

    Can you ask if they do swap sniper to knife or not ?


    Are you related to Kyrie Irving??

  • Arash Ahad
    Arash Ahad

    Where is the humanity?

  • Tim Rose
    Tim Rose

    Movies aren't suppose to be real life... are they?

  • thatboy dre
    thatboy dre

    The quality is so bad GQ makes thr video look better

  • B

    Badass... Until he meets baby chicks on demo ranch hahaha

  • Tucker Robbins
    Tucker Robbins

    I love that he just comes out and says his kill count in his intro

  • Enrique Duran
    Enrique Duran

    I imagine the bald guy getting shot in saving private ryan seeing this video being like that's me its my turn for the spotlight Irving: vin diesel gets dropped Bald guy: 👁️👄👁️ wtf

  • Alex Yearwood
    Alex Yearwood

    bruh dont you know? guns in movies are hitscan

  • Robert Walker
    Robert Walker

    how about the character 'gibbs in ncis, a former marine sniper in the story line

  • Sidharth Kumar
    Sidharth Kumar

    This man has killed people

  • Al-Shahid Akalal
    Al-Shahid Akalal

    Now i realized every math wizards can be deadly carrying sniper HAHAHAHAH

  • Simon B
    Simon B

    hero fought for our freedom (oil) and is now in the best shape ever. rasta stoner smokin‘ weed to numb the ptsd. so inspiring

    • Simon B
      Simon B

      @Andrew Hawkins who are you

    • Andrew Hawkins
      Andrew Hawkins

      Simon it’s been 7 years please come see us

  • EarlGrey

    Think about this: The only difference between this man being a hero and another man being a serial killer on a murder spree is that one of them had someone in power on their side saying that it's okay. But to the victim.. there is no difference.

    • KindaLazy

      Youve gotta be joking right? Or looking for attention

  • Josiah Tiffany
    Josiah Tiffany

    I want coffee with this guy


    ПРИВЕТ КОЛЕ !!!!!

  • Godwin Joseph
    Godwin Joseph

    This is how mathematics should be taught

  • Ash

    This Man 🤯 .... wow 👏

  • aj m1966
    aj m1966

    33 kills hey lololol

  • Pat Man
    Pat Man

    Sleeping in your attic !!!! ..... buncha ninjas?!?!?!?!? 😳😳😳😳😳😳😱😱😱😱😱😱

  • Pat Man
    Pat Man

    I like the tuning fork reference.

  • Pat Man
    Pat Man

    Look at that guy's arms.

  • Ent1pe

    You know you made it in life if you got the nickname “Reaper”

  • bez750

    This guy always carries 2 big guns

  • Derrick John
    Derrick John

    Damn looks like we now why Tuco was so crazy........he was a military sniper

  • Dylan De Leon
    Dylan De Leon

    bro imma need some scratch paper 😭 this fool just doing it on the rope of his dome

  • EnigmaDrath

    What teenage me thought snipers were all about: BOOM! HEAD SHOT! BOOM HEAD SHOT! What snipers are really all about: *MATH*

  • Lina Miller
    Lina Miller

    6:40 - Crazy how he can do math that quickly on a diet consisting of crayons. The military really is something special!

  • Maddock Jones
    Maddock Jones

    I learned many things from this video and one of them is this guy is a badass!

  • mohamed kalefa
    mohamed kalefa

    Nick where’s Matt from DemolitionRanch

  • tepanganiban


  • g donnally
    g donnally

    Hey genius, how far would you lead a shot at a bullet train moving parallel to you at 800 yrd away? 50ft lead? 100ft? And you wouldn't take that shot because of glass deflection?

  • Bencer Sparney
    Bencer Sparney

    The first time I heard Nick was a special ops sniper was from demolition ranch, and ngl I genuinely couldn't tell if it was like a running joke with the channel or not. Thank you for clarifying

  • Verzy

    I just came here because I saw reaper in demolition ranch channel

  • BonesxRonin

    The math was ridiculous

  • C C
    C C

    Who checked their attic after this?

  • R.D. Adair
    R.D. Adair

    My highschool physics teacher was ex special ops from Eastern Europe turned electrician turned teacher. Our whole class was just bullet drop calculations and currents.

  • Rolf Dubbeld
    Rolf Dubbeld

    He Dude, IT'S A MOVIE. In movies you also have wizards, and in movies Beyounce falls in love with me. In reality ..........

  • Ayush g
    Ayush g

    More of this guy. He is amazing. True Patriot

  • Moira Platt
    Moira Platt

    Imagine basically having a 33kd irl 💀

  • William Schou Nilsson
    William Schou Nilsson

    The amount of knowledge you need to Be a sniper is very impressive

  • jsr9422

    What's this guy's K/D?

    • KindaLazy

      33.... cuz he hasnt died lol

  • Gillybabi

    I was cool with being a sniper until he started explaining math 😂

  • Charlie Figgins
    Charlie Figgins


  • Bodega

    Congrats on killing 33 ppl for oil in a war you lost

  • Cdino

    Thank you for all your hard work and services

  • Prescott


  • Mr Lencho
    Mr Lencho

    I tip my hat to you Mr Reaper

  • MH Iso
    MH Iso

    They gotta make him a call of duty operator👌🏽

  • UpcycledPizza

    Me in cod mobile: headshot, headshot, headshot. The guy in the video: you know.. you take the spin of the earth.. Me:Okk im out

  • Jake Trill
    Jake Trill

    He probably has all snipers diamond

  • igo0di

    33 kills? Nice k/d

  • Aydın Arda Baykan
    Aydın Arda Baykan

    33 kills????? Damn

  • FBI

    Dude that's the collest job but risky and 32 kils omg

  • Rayco

    this is the guy on demo ranch

  • Jorge Eduardo
    Jorge Eduardo

    50 cal. was never meant to be used on people tho. Its not even that precise because of the weight of the projectile. Movies love it for some reason

  • Vlad Ivanson
    Vlad Ivanson

    It is interesting to know the opinion of a professional about this film The Wall / Стена (2017)

  • Wilhuff Tarkin
    Wilhuff Tarkin

    Isn't that the guy who sometimes is on Demolition Ranch?

  • SilverLite_Wolf

    Imagine how much of a badass you'd have to be to earn the nickname "The Reaper"..... Legendary

  • vais kiki
    vais kiki

    damn u shit too much dude...

  • Estevan Clapper
    Estevan Clapper

    is this demolittion ranches friend?🤯🤯🤯

  • Ginger Ninger
    Ginger Ninger

    Maths that kills

  • Possi Ball
    Possi Ball

    So, that's why I miss stuff from my fridge...

  • Pino H
    Pino H

    he is a massmurderer

  • steveeb

    Terrible sound quality.

  • C S
    C S

    Love you nick!!!! You duh man!!!!!

  • Don Fout
    Don Fout

    His WHOLE life was on the line, take the shot.

  • Raden MasBrand
    Raden MasBrand

    real life deadshot

  • LevelUP

    Handsome, smart, deadly and sexy. I’m 🥰 smitten.

  • LevelUP

    Handsome, smart, deadly and sexy. I’m 🥰 smitten.

  • FGV Gravity ꪜ
    FGV Gravity ꪜ

    I haven't seen 1 person say he's demolitionranch friend.

  • sns. jarvo
    sns. jarvo

    Im pretty sure he is from demolition ranch

  • Sven Lechtenberg
    Sven Lechtenberg

    So what I get from that video is will Smith played the sniper perfectly just the shot wasn't able

  • Nisharry

    I won't agree with The American Sniper's score of 7/10. He's the legend man.

    • Self Made
      Self Made

      He is being nice with 7 lol that shot was very rare and in real life chris didnt even kill the famous iraqi sniper...so 7 is enough

  • Michael J McCurdy
    Michael J McCurdy

    Now, do a crituque video on Golgo 13. ;P

  • LyonPlayz

    And the "360 noscope" ignores every single calculation he did

  • Shanza Khan
    Shanza Khan

    he is a killer but not really its scary when u think about it

  • Steve Bigfoot
    Steve Bigfoot

    Nick, they taught us the sling wrap in basic in '68. Basic and AIT were different courses of training. Some went to Tigerland at Polk, but most were all scattered by MOS. But our Primary MOS was 11B.

  • Darklinkx8

    When he busted out the quick math I was like well there goes my sniper career

  • Kyle Fegley
    Kyle Fegley

    @7:19 it's called a linear trigger pull. By pulling with the pad of your finger tip you it helps ensure that when you pull the trigger you dont rack the weapon to one side or the other.

  • B Avanindhra
    B Avanindhra

    "I have killed 33 people"-Nicholas Irving said calmly

  • Johny Rose
    Johny Rose

    The Marine sniper who shoots his target from 1.6km away, there is no way he would have shot him. at 15:07 you can see clearly just before the bullet was fired, the rifle moving around. (look at it frame by frame) If we are talking about realism, surely some points should be deducted for that.

  • Pandem R32 Skyline
    Pandem R32 Skyline

    aye, nick irving!

  • Ayanari Hatsusegawa
    Ayanari Hatsusegawa

    I just realized he is Nick from demoranch lol

  • Jay Ward
    Jay Ward

    Never realized snipers have to be a genius at math. Mad respect!

  • Simon Clarke
    Simon Clarke

    Day of the Jackal

  • theo crihana
    theo crihana

    Having 33 kills and sleeping well at night. Hmm

  • ipso facto
    ipso facto

    This guy is more biceps than man.

  • Reihan M Chandra
    Reihan M Chandra

    Experience talk