British Sniper kills 2 Taliban - sets world shooting distance record

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    Hotshot sniper in one-and-a-half mile double kill - Times Online


    A BRITISH Army sniper has set a new sharpshooting distance record by killing two Taliban machinegunners in Afghanistan from more than 1 miles away.

    Craig Harrison, a member of the Household Cavalry, killed the insurgents with consecutive shots — even though they were 3,000ft beyond the most effective range of his rifle.

    “The first round hit a machinegunner in the stomach and killed him outright,” said Harrison, a Corporal of Horse. “He went straight down and didn’t move.

    “The second insurgent grabbed the weapon and turned as my second shot hit him in the side. He went down, too. They were both dead.”

    The shooting — which took place while Harrison’s colleagues came under attack — was at such extreme range that the 8.59mm bullets took almost three seconds to reach their target after leaving the barrel of the rifle at almost three times the speed of sound.


    Fucken A, I believe is the required comment.
     
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    What? No video?
     
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    It's the Brits. They're not given to showing off like we are. :lol:
     
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    A US Marine probably had the previous record. He shot an enemy officer 2500 yards away in Viet Nam. The man literally walked out of the jungle and stood on one of Hathcocks Aiming stakes. He used a 50 cal. the precursor to the current long range sniper rifle of that caliber.
     
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    Pretty fuckin cool. They had no idea what hit them.
     
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    Which was impressive, and no doubt snipers have better rifles these days, but 1.5 miles??? WTF??? And the two dead ragheads were 3000ft apart. That's some seriously decent shooting.... particularly for a Brit..... they don't grow up with a gun in one hand like lots of US kids do.
     
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    They weren't 3000 feet apart. They were beside each other.

    His bullet travelled 3000 feet further than it should have.
     
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    I lack basic comprehension skills. :lol::lol::lol::lol: Or maybe it's because I've been up for 18 hours and I'm quite tired..... Nah. Definitely the former. :lol::lol:
     
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    Awesome shooting, by any standards.

    Well done!
     

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