Skip to comments.British sniper Craig Harrison (The Silent Assassin) breaks record, kills target from 1.5 miles away
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."...
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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
Good for him.
But STUPID of Sky News to publish so many details about him.
Had to be .338 Lapua.
Faster and flatter than the anti-material .50 cals.
They were dead before they could hear the report.
Anybody have a photo of the British built rifle?
This was featured on Mail Call a couple of months ago.
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.
“Harrison was nearly 3,000 feet beyond the effective range of his British-built L115A3 Long Range Rifle.”
Picture in this thread, sarasota - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2505346/posts
Nice shooting!....They didn’t even have time to say “What the ......!”
...making him and his family targets of the islam cult.
Tribal arm tats. Shame.
Otherwise, he’s the man.
.338 Lapua is the cartridge, not the rifle.
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
Surprising that he can be such a great soldier with all that ink in his skin. /s
This story is all over the web.
Wow! That’s awesome!
I hope I never piss him off...
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.
Deadly ... Craig was using the Army's latest L115A3 sniper rifle
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.
Dayummm! Wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of that!
I had not heard about that. Got link?
British Army Sniper Course
Nice music selection with the video.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Thank you, SJ. Unbelievable.
LOL... I think my wife would say that too.
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.
Or a .417
I’m with you......nice....
His tribal tats are okay with me if he can make that kind of kill shot.
Now that gives me a nice, warm, & fuzzy feelin :^)