Warner Bros. American Sniper depicts Kyle as a rodeo rider and rancher prior to his tenure in the Navy SEALS. Per History Vs Hollywood, this aspect of the film was accurate. That said, his main relationship shown in American Sniper was mined from reality.
Was Mustafa a real sniper?
The Mustafa character was based on a mythical sniper who fought with the Sunni insurgent group Islamic Army in Iraq. Known only as “Juba,” he was rumored to have killed hundreds of people, including American soldiers, at the height of the Iraq War.
Did American Sniper shoot the kid?
Though Kyles compatriots congratulate him on the call—the child and mother were indeed carrying a grenade—Kyle struggles with the fact that his first kill was a child. Though Kyles first kill was a woman, according to his memoir, he did not kill her child.
Why do snipers prefer bolt-action?
Sniper rifles are generally bolt-action rifles. Though they are more difficult to operate and have a much slower rate of fire, bolt-action rifles are preferred because they have fewer moving parts than automatics.