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.