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Monday, May 03, 2010

British sniper makes the enemy pay

This is why snipers are the most feared weapon of the enemy on the battlefield....

From NYPost -- 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.
"The second insurgent grabbed the weapon and turned as my second shot hit him in the side. He went down, too," Harrison told the Sunday Times of London.

I don't care what your opinions are on guns or war or killing....I love reading stories about this stuff.


Bill said...

Sweet! The previous record was held by a Canadian, also in Afghanistan, with a .50 cal rifle. Even our allies who might have gone a little squishy still turn out heroes.

Ed said...

How cool would it be to go to work every day and see from how far away you and your spotter can kill a bad guy. It's almost like a video game. I know it's taking a life and somber, serious business and all that but, come on, they're enemy terrorists. What's that guy's life really worth? Not the price of the .50cal round that'll take his head clean off if you hit him in the neck with it...in my opinion.