What has always amazed me about Hayha was the MASSIVE amount of kills he was able to rack up (505 confirmed) in such a short period of time (98 days) with a Mosin Nagant with IRON SIGHTS!
For those of you that have shot a Mosin at any distance over a hundred yards, you know what I am talking about!
History has proven time and time again, especially in the Civil War and WW2 that to produce deadly snipers nothing can replace the self-sufficient and practical hunting/gun culture in which they were raised. Their prowess with a rifle was directly related to their survival. Nothing could be a better teacher than that!