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megimoo
02-14-2009, 08:46 PM
Pictured: The supergun that kills from a mile - and the camouflaged crackshots using it against the Taliban

British Army snipers call it 'the Silent Assassin' and it is the weapon the Taliban fear the most. It is the British-made L115A3 Long Range Rifle which, in recent weeks, has killed scores of enemy fighters in Afghanistan. In a new initiative on the front line, the Army is using sniper platoons to target the Taliban and 'The Long', as the snipers call it, can take out insurgents from a mile away.
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One of them, known as Yuppie, said: 'You could call it made-to-measure camouflage.
'This one is green string tied into sheets, then covered in straw with straps attached so it fits tight. It took three months and a lot of patience to make.'

His comrade Dean, who like Yuppie is a veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Northern Ireland, said: 'I wouldn't say us snipers are an elite, but we think we're a cut above the rest.'
The L115A3 Long Range Sniper Rifle - based on a weapon used by the British Olympic shooting team - weighs 15lbs, fires 8.59mm rounds and has a range of 1,100-1,500 yards.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1145667/Pictured-The-supergun-kills-mile--camouflaged-crackshots-using-Taliban.html


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1145667/Pictured-The-supergun-kills-mile--camouflaged-crackshots-using-Taliban.html

PoliCon
02-14-2009, 09:57 PM
I Want One!! :)

PoliCon
02-14-2009, 09:59 PM
the makers website - http://www.accuracyinternational.com/ Hopefully it will be up soon :)

megimoo
02-14-2009, 10:42 PM
I Want One!! :)It's only a small bore at .338188976 inches .vs Barrett M82 at .500000 inches .

Hold out for the real snipers rifle..50 Caliber Sniper Rifle .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pNSJAlSfiw
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.50 Caliber Barrett M82 in Afghanistan.that stuff flying through the air was the targets leg and an arm !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2fPdE9NwP0&feature=related
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Training for the M82 sniper rifle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39Z8U4V9W5Q&feature=related
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M82 .50 caliber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-1d6T9syIE&feature=related
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