#1 Sniper kills Qaeda-from 1½ mi. away05-05-2010, 11:34 PM
Wow, just wow! And I think Hitting the bull at 100 yards is good!!!
Never even heard the shot!
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.
: “It's all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits.”
” I wondered why the rock was getting larger. Then it hit me.
05-05-2010, 11:42 PM
They discuss it like old chaps who just picked off baboons on a safari. I love it."The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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 :pMay the FORCE be with you!
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.In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
05-08-2010, 12:40 PM
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Last edited by fettpett; 05-08-2010 at 12:47 PM.
05-08-2010, 05:19 PM"The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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