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Posted on 05/02/2010 9:40:06 AM PDT by Steelfish
British Sniper Shoots Dead Two Taliban Fighters... From More Than 1.5 Miles Away
2nd May 2010
Hero: Craig Harrison s[Pic in URL] aved his Army colleagues by killing two Taliban machinegunners from more than 1.5 miles away A British Army sniper has earned a place in military history by killing two Taliban machine gunners from more than a mile and a half away. Craig Harrison's record-breaking sharpshooting felled the insurgents with consecutive bullets - even though they were 3,200ft beyond the effective range of his rifle. The Household Cavalry veteran's kills from a distance of 8,120ft eclipsed the previous sniper record by 150ft.
His pinpoint accuracy saved the life of his troop commander who was trapped in a vehicle under fire from the enemy in Afghanistan. In an extraordinary tour of duty, Corporal of Horse Harrison cheated death twice - surviving being shot in the head by a Taliban bullet and escaping with two broken arms when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.
The elite marksman killed the two insurgents with his British-built L115A3 Long Range Rifle, the Armys most powerful sniper weapon. The shooting was from such extreme range that the 8.59mm bullets took almost three seconds to hit their target, despite leaving the barrel at three times the speed of sound. The firearm, which has slayed scores of Taliban fighters, is so deadly that it has been dubbed 'The Silent Assassin'.
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Braco Zulu, Corporal Harrison.
Well Done !!!
Sahzam Corporal of Horse! Thumping Taliban from downtown! How about a ROATS medal? (Reach Out And Touch Someone)
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
...with consecutive bullets -- even though they were 3,200ft beyond the effective range of his rifle. The Household Cavalry veteran's kills from a distance of 8,120ft eclipsed the previous sniper record by 150ft... cheated death twice -- surviving being shot in the head by a Taliban bullet and escaping with two broken arms when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.What's a little thing like 3,200 extra feet? ;') Bravo!
I think he deserves a barrel of Guinness for two shots that deserve to get into Guinness World Records.
“How can he possible read them their rights from that distance before he executes them?”
No Worries! - Murtha is dead.
The Daily Mail must be the British equivalent of the NYT.
It was a 45-70.
Much lower muzzle velocity than current cartridges.
According to the detailed report he took over the gun after the first one was hit and fell over dead.
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