Skip to comments.Hotshot sniper in one-and-a-half mile double kill [two Taliban machinegunners.......]
Posted on 05/01/2010 5:02:52 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Hotshot sniper in one-and-a-half mile double kill Michael Smith
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 didnt 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 Harrisons 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...
The L115A3 rifle: http://www.army.mod.uk/equipment/support-weapons/1459.aspx
Wow. 3000 ft. beyond effective range and a three second flight time. That guy is beyond good.
I like stories with happy endings.
Dump the html and you get this:
More than three times the speed of sound? What does that translate into in feet per second?
Cold bore kills at that distance are absolutely amazing let alone a twofer!!
I’d say that’s about 2,800 feet per second.
Nice shoot’n Tex!
shoots a 8.59mm bullet.
Compare to 50BMG which is a 12.9mm bullet.
I was in the Brit army and the rifle is by far the best I have ever shot.
Does anyone know if they actually sell them over ehre
Bloody good show! Nice to see some Englishman hasn’t forgotten how to use a rifle.
Very good ... way to go ...
1100 x 3
.338 , probably Lapua. Lots of configurations available here.
Weight 15 lbs.
5-round box feed
Nothing finer than the long shot. Kudos to this soldier for such a fine job! I would like to know what optics he was using.
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