Pulling the trigger is the fun part. The other 99% is intel, setting up the shot, avoiding detection, and GETTING AWAY WITH IT IN THE LONG TERM.
The sniper in this case took his shot from within 100 meters, downward, from the inside of a lit-up apartment, from within the windowsill. The shooter was nailed within 10 minutes and was immediately identified. He used an airsoft rifle, which …..…..does not produce fatal injuries.
It is a shot that should not have been taken. The sniper didn’t leave himself an out.
Military and police snipers don’t have to be as good. They’ve got coverage on the backside and are virtually never charged for their actions. This is not the case with civilians.
A good hunter knows which shots to take, and which shots not to take. He’s looking ahead to AFTER the shot, when he has to clean up and leave the scene. It is about “technologies” like patience, control, and discipline. These take years to develop, and cannot be bought at the market.