Actually not an exaggeration at all, the Gew98 at a minimum setting of 400 yards, so you would have to aim a yard or so lower than your intended point for close ranges. in Infantry Attacks, Rommel mentions aiming at people's feet in order to hit them in city combat.
Huh. Didn't know that. You know, reality can be stranger than fiction is probably more true than most people realize. XD
The most complicated bolt action rifle ever... Or is it semi automatic? Or is it both?