Super Sniper

This is outstanding: A British sniper picked off two Taliban from a mile and a half away (thanks Prof. Krauss!):

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.

He was so far away that the 8.59mm-calibre bullets took almost three seconds to reach their target. Scores of Taliban gunmen h-ve fallen to the gun which has been nicknamed The Silent Assassin.

The man who taught me how to shoot explains: The reason why it “exceeded” the range is due to the limitations with the scope.¬† The rifle can fire much farther than the scope can accurately aim.

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