This list providers a cursory look at the sniper, an operative who terrifies military personnel everywhere. Although snipers are in the news recently, due to Israeli use of these soldiers against civilians in Gaza, they are an effective tool in warfare against combatants. It’s a tad shocking to hear of just how many lives the snipers in the following list have taken. Stats belie the fact that each number is a person’s life. Such is war. It’s interesting to hear of the Russian female sniper, though, as it demonstrates that the female of our species can often be deadlier than the male (One-shot Paddy didn’t make the list).