Monday, May 3, 2010

British Sniper Takes Out Two Taliban From 8120 Feet

From the May 2, 2010 Daily Mail:

An 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 shots felled the insurgents with consecutive bullets  -  even though they were 3,200ft beyond the official range of his rifle. 

The Household Cavalry veteran's kills from a distance of 8,120ft beat the previous record by 150ft. 

He was using the British-built L115A3 Long Range Rifle, the Army's most powerful sniper weapon. 

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1 comment:

  1. Well, this just made my day ( and I thought my kid not playing in the dirt for 3 of 5 innings was great)!!!