Sniper kill distance record - broken again!
Just released this week, it has been confirmed that a British sniper has broken the record for the longest distance sniper kill on record. Although the incident occurred during combat in November of last year, the distance of the kill was only now confirmed through evaluation of after action reviews and GPS coordinates.
While on operations near Musa Qala in Helmland Province, Afghanistan in November 2009 (exact date not released), Corporal of Horse (the equivalent of a US Sergeant) Craig Harrison of the Household Cavalry observed a 2-man team set up a PKM machine gun and begin firing on his Commander's Jackal wagon. They made the mistake of setting up close to a building Corporal Harrison had already fired on, and knew the ballistic data for. With the exact range and conditions he described as "perfect, no wind, mild weather, clear visibility." - he made a first round torso hit on the gunner, and when the assistant gunner moved to take over, killed him with a single shot as well. A third shot was used to strike the machine gun in an attempt to put it out of commission - but the two gunners were never getting up again.
The Corporal was later wounded, breaking both both arms when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb - and then returning to active duty just 6 weeks later. Hollywood heroes have got nothing on the real thing!
The distance has now been officially confirmed as the longest sniper kill on record, at 2,475 meters (1.54 US miles). Harrison's weapon was the latest L115A3 sniper rifle, chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum (8.59mm - though sometimes referred to as 8.58 or 8.6mm). 3 shots, 3 hits, and 2 jihadis sent to the next world - outstanding!!!
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24 years and DONE!!!
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05-05-2010 09:57 AM