May 1, 2010

Two Bad Guys 1.5 Miles Away. Two Shots. Three Seconds. Two Kills.

A new record from a British sniper hot-shot:

Craig Harrison, a member of the Household Cavalry, killed the insurgents with consecutive shots — even though they were 3,000ft beyond the most effective range of his rifle.

“The first round hit a machinegunner in the stomach and killed him outright,” said Harrison, a Corporal of Horse. “He went straight down and didn’t move.

“The second insurgent grabbed the weapon and turned as my second shot hit him in the side. He went down, too. They were both dead.”

The shooting — which took place while Harrison’s colleagues came under attack — was at such extreme range that the 8.59mm bullets took almost three seconds to reach their target after leaving the barrel of the rifle at almost three times the speed of sound.

He's apparently had an "interesting" tour of duty. Read the rest at the link.

"He teacheth my hands to war. . ."


Anonymous said...

I say, good shooting, Tommy!

Nice to know the Taliban are allowing us to set some shooting records. A sporting and unintended consequence of the war in Afghanistan.

Yabu (POBAR) said...

I'm willing to put my money on The Blade...he could do it.

sheri said...

Hey man, nice shot.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Whoa, that video was intense for first thing in the ayem!!


sheri said...

Kind of a cool song, though. If old.

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Awesome! That is some fine shootin'! :^)