You don't have to be a shooting enthusiast to respect and admire snipers. There's just something captivating about the precision, skill, discipline and patience that one must possess in order to carry out long-distance kills.
Given the influx of technological advancements in recent years, most of the longest sniper shots ever recorded have been since the turn of the century.
With the help of laser rangefinders, handheld computers and devices that gather information about the weather and quality of the atmosphere, today's snipers are able to make shots that seem otherwise impossible.
Check out this compilation of the five longest sniper shots ever recorded.
If that doesn't put your overinflated perception of your own marksmanship skills in check, I don't know what will.
While popular culture somewhat glamorizes the accomplishments of snipers, don't be mistaken.
Being a sniper is much more than being an excellent marksman. It requires a mental and psychological maturity that set them apart from your average gunslinger.