New record sniper shot
A British sniper in Afghanistan has scored two one-shot kills at 1.54 miles, on a pair of Taliban machinegunners. (The reference in the article to an 8.59 mm bullet is actually a reference to the .338 Lapua Magnum version of the British L115A1 rifle.
Hat tip to reader Bill Taggart....
yes a big tip of the hat to him. great shooting for sure.
Posted by: vance at May 5, 2010 10:50 AM
In one report I read, he then took out the machine gun, so that makes three (3) record shots in a matter of minutes.
Posted by: JKB at May 6, 2010 10:06 AM
"The previous record was held by Corporal Rob Furlong, of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, who was using a 12.7mm McMillan TAC-50 rifle. "
"Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry"?
Friggin Canadians.....sounds like something out of a Narnia book...
Posted by: jdberger at May 6, 2010 10:47 AM
Of course, you know he can probably never return home. As soon as England's violent criminal muslim population get all ginned up to cause all sorts of mayhem and England's 'ginas in charge of government cave in this man will need to find sanctuary somewhere else in the world.
Posted by: straightarrow at May 6, 2010 04:19 PM
He can come over here anytime. We'd love to have him!
Posted by: uspatriot at May 7, 2010 05:54 PM