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British sniper Craig Harrison (The Silent Assassin) breaks record, kills target from 1.5 miles away
NYDailynews.com ^ | May 3rd 2010 | DAIL

Posted on 05/03/2010 12:49:16 PM PDT by KeyLargo

British sniper Craig Harrison (The Silent Assassin) breaks record, kills target from 1.5 miles away

By Michael Sheridan DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 1:28 PM Corporal of Horse Craig Harrison, a British Army sniper, now holds the record for the farthest shot (1.5 miles), which took down two Taliban gunmenn in Afghanistan. CPL Craig Harrison Corporal of Horse Craig Harrison, a British Army sniper, now holds the record for the farthest shot (1.5 miles), which took down two Taliban gunmenn in Afghanistan. Related News

A British soldier dubbed the Silent Assassin has broken a distance record after taking down two targets from a mile and a half away.

Corporal of Horse Craig Harrison, a British Army sniper, killed two Taliban machine gunners in Afghanistan from a distance of 8,120 feet, Sky News reported.

"The first round hit a machine gunner in the stomach and killed him outright. He went straight down and didn't move," the 35-year-old said of the incident, which took place in November 2009.

"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."...

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; british; sniper; soldier

CPL Craig Harrison Corporal of Horse Craig Harrison, a British Army sniper, now holds the record for the farthest shot (1.5 miles), which took down two Taliban gunmenn in Afghanistan

1 posted on 05/03/2010 12:49:16 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Good for him.

But STUPID of Sky News to publish so many details about him.


2 posted on 05/03/2010 12:51:07 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: KeyLargo

Had to be .338 Lapua.
Faster and flatter than the anti-material .50 cals.


3 posted on 05/03/2010 12:51:43 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: KeyLargo

They were dead before they could hear the report.

Nice job.


4 posted on 05/03/2010 12:52:03 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: KeyLargo

Anybody have a photo of the British built rifle?


5 posted on 05/03/2010 12:52:31 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: KeyLargo

This was featured on Mail Call a couple of months ago.


6 posted on 05/03/2010 12:52:34 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: KeyLargo

That is pretty good to kill your target from 1.5 miles ! As mentioned by someone else, they should have kept the details on the soldier under wraps.


7 posted on 05/03/2010 12:53:01 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: SJSAMPLE

Nope.

“Harrison was nearly 3,000 feet beyond the effective range of his British-built L115A3 Long Range Rifle.”


8 posted on 05/03/2010 12:53:37 PM PDT by nhoward14 (A mind is a terrible thing to waste. That is why Obama gave his away.)
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To: sarasota

http://www.army.mod.uk/equipment/support-weapons/1459.aspx


9 posted on 05/03/2010 12:54:33 PM PDT by nhoward14 (A mind is a terrible thing to waste. That is why Obama gave his away.)
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To: KeyLargo

aced it


10 posted on 05/03/2010 12:54:56 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: sarasota

Picture in this thread, sarasota - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2505346/posts


11 posted on 05/03/2010 12:55:09 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy ("It's not the number of burnt cars that worries me. It's the fact that everyone finds this normal..")
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To: Westbrook
L115A3 Long Range
12 posted on 05/03/2010 12:55:12 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Nice shooting!....They didn’t even have time to say “What the ......!”


13 posted on 05/03/2010 12:56:44 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: sarasota

VIDEO:

http://www.vidoemo.com/yvideo.php?i=Rnd4bjlhcWuRpR1Jqckk&the-british-made-l115a3-long-range-rifle=


14 posted on 05/03/2010 12:57:02 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
How smart is it out this fine soldier?

...making him and his family targets of the islam cult.

15 posted on 05/03/2010 12:57:40 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: KeyLargo

Tribal arm tats. Shame.

Otherwise, he’s the man.


16 posted on 05/03/2010 12:57:43 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: nhoward14

.338 Lapua is the cartridge, not the rifle.


17 posted on 05/03/2010 12:59:33 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: KeyLargo

This guy’s lucky he’s not in the US Army. Taking down two talibanis without first reading them their Miranda rights would get him procecuted by the pukes at the Obama crime family


18 posted on 05/03/2010 1:02:42 PM PDT by wny
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To: Retired Greyhound

Surprising that he can be such a great soldier with all that ink in his skin. /s


19 posted on 05/03/2010 1:03:12 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Your Socialist Beat our Liberal)
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To: TexasCajun

This story is all over the web.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1270414/British-sniper-sets-new-sharpshooting-record-1-54-mile-double-Taliban-kill.html

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Afghanistan-Sniper-Corporal-Of-Horse-Craig-Harrison-Sets-Record-After-Killing-Taliban/Article/201005115624184?lpos=World_News_Carousel_Region_4&lid=ARTICLE_15624184_Afghanistan%3A_Sniper_Corporal_Of_Horse_Craig_Harrison_Sets_Record_After_Killing_Taliban

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/afghanistan/article7113916.ece


20 posted on 05/03/2010 1:04:14 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Wow! That’s awesome!


21 posted on 05/03/2010 1:05:58 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: KeyLargo

I hope I never piss him off...


22 posted on 05/03/2010 1:07:22 PM PDT by packrat35 (Planned Parenthood - Keeping healthcare costs down, one fetus at a time)
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To: wny

You’re more correct than you may realize.
The previous Canadian record holder was brought back home and “interrogated”, along with other Canadian snipers, about their actions.

It led to him, and a number of other Canadian snipers, leaving the military entirely.


23 posted on 05/03/2010 1:07:44 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: nolongerademocrat

Deadly ... Craig was using the Army's latest L115A3 sniper rifle

24 posted on 05/03/2010 1:07:58 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Not Guilty!


25 posted on 05/03/2010 1:10:07 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: SJSAMPLE
Had to be .338 Lapua.
Faster and flatter than the anti-material .50 cals.

When I first heard the range, my natural thought was that it had to be the .50 cal. Looks like I was mistaken. I have to look into this .338 Lapua a little more.

26 posted on 05/03/2010 1:13:45 PM PDT by meyer
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To: KeyLargo

Dayummm! Wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of that!


27 posted on 05/03/2010 1:15:11 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: SJSAMPLE

I had not heard about that. Got link?


28 posted on 05/03/2010 1:18:24 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy ("It's not the number of burnt cars that worries me. It's the fact that everyone finds this normal..")
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To: packrat35

British Army Sniper Course

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDvwyCdrUKU

Nice music selection with the video.


29 posted on 05/03/2010 1:20:32 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: SJSAMPLE

30 posted on 05/03/2010 1:23:29 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Ready4Freddy

http://www.macleans.ca/canada/national/article.jsp?content=20060515_126689_126689


31 posted on 05/03/2010 1:25:43 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: KeyLargo

Niiiiiice.
And expensive.


32 posted on 05/03/2010 1:26:17 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: meyer

The Brits perfer the .338 Lapua Magnum because it makes the rifle smaller and lighter and much, MUCH more accurate than the .50 caliber round.


33 posted on 05/03/2010 1:27:28 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE

I am totally unfamiliar with this caliber. Are there any US-made accurate bolt-action rifles available?

How is it at punching holes in metal?


34 posted on 05/03/2010 1:43:18 PM PDT by meyer
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To: meyer

Plenty of accurate US rifles, but I don’t know who’s making one in .338 Lapua Magnum. I don’t know if a Remington 700 long-action (Sendero) could accomodate this round. It will fire the .300 Win Mag, though.


35 posted on 05/03/2010 1:51:51 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: pennyfarmer

It’s not the ink itself that I oppose, it’s the tribal tats themselves that are lame. My opinion.

But that dude could totally kick my ass, and since he kills jihadists, which is a great service to humanity, I completely give him a pass.


36 posted on 05/03/2010 1:57:11 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: SJSAMPLE

Thank you, SJ. Unbelievable.


37 posted on 05/03/2010 2:05:37 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy ("It's not the number of burnt cars that worries me. It's the fact that everyone finds this normal..")
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To: sportutegrl

LOL... I think my wife would say that too.


38 posted on 05/03/2010 2:08:30 PM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
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To: meyer

Barrett makes one in that chambering, it was in American Rifleman a few months ago.

Nice piece. Probably won’t penetrate light armor with a .50BMG but it’s hell on goblins apparently.

Nice shooting soldier.


39 posted on 05/03/2010 2:28:37 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Or a .417


40 posted on 05/03/2010 2:44:05 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: sportutegrl

I’m with you......nice....


41 posted on 05/03/2010 5:41:20 PM PDT by marmar ((Although, I may look different then you....my blood still runs..RED, WHITE, & BLUE. RETIRED USAF))
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To: Retired Greyhound

His tribal tats are okay with me if he can make that kind of kill shot.


42 posted on 05/03/2010 8:19:34 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: KeyLargo

Oh yeah....

Now that gives me a nice, warm, & fuzzy feelin :^)


43 posted on 05/03/2010 9:50:57 PM PDT by LastDayz (Tar & Feathers come to mind.....)
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To: Ready4Freddy; KeyLargo

Thanks!


44 posted on 05/04/2010 6:20:24 AM PDT by sarasota
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