Factual error: When in the helicopter the red dot from Miller's sights stays motionless on the EXACT same spot on the man's back - impossible from a helicopter. Doubly so if compared to the scene at the lake, where Miller is sitting totally still and the red dot is moving back and forth over the swimming guy's head.
Trivia: The movie Sniper is actually a factual story loosely based on the biography of a United States Marine Corp Sgt. Carlos Hathcock. Sgt. Hathcock was a sniper during the Vietnam war. A book called "Marine Sniper" written by Charles Henderson has the same stories where Tom Beringer crawls across the field to get into range to shoot the drug lord and also where Berenger is stalked by the enemy sniper where he shoots him the other sniper and the bullet goes through the rifle scope. Those two scenes actually happened in real life.
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