View Full Version : Sniper kills Qaeda-from 1 mi. away

05-05-2010, 11:34 PM
Wow, just wow! And I think Hitting the bull at 100 yards is good!!!

Never even heard the shot! (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/sniper_kills_qaeda_from_mi_away_sTm0xFUmJNal3HgWlm EgRL)

It was silent but deadly.

A British sniper set a world sharpshooting record by taking out two Taliban soldiers in Afghanistan from more than a mile and a half away -- a distance so great, experts say the terrorists wouldn't have even heard the shots.

Craig Harrison killed the two insurgents from an astounding distance of 8,120 feet -- or 1.54 miles -- in Helmand Province last November firing an Accuracy International L11583 long-range rifle.

"The first round hit a machine-gunner in the stomach and killed him outright," said Harrison, a corporal of horse in the British Army's Household Cavalry, the equivalent of a sergeant in the American military.

05-05-2010, 11:42 PM
They discuss it like old chaps who just picked off baboons on a safari. I love it.

05-07-2010, 11:11 PM

.338 Lapua Magnum cartridge. I wondered.

05-07-2010, 11:26 PM
Eat shit ragheads and their supporters on DU. :D :p

05-08-2010, 01:47 AM
This is hardly the first 1.5 mile shot I've heard of since 9/11. Wonder how they determined it was the world record over others.

05-08-2010, 12:40 PM

and: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_recorded_sniper_kills#Confirmed_kills_1.2C 250.C2.A0m_.281.2C367.C2.A0yd.29_or_greater

05-08-2010, 05:19 PM