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    Brit Makes Record Sniper Kill in Afghanistan

    A Kit Up tipster sent us some late breaking gouge on a record sniper kill in Afghanistan made by Corporal of the Horse Craig Harrison, a British Soldier, while he was protecting his commander from a Taliban machine gun position.

    According to an article on the recent record shot from the UK’s Sky News, Harrison fired his shots over 1.5 miles (8,120 ft.) and killed the two bad guys in two shots. He fired a third shot to disable the machine gun.

    Speaking about the incident, Cpl of Horse Harrison said: “The first round hit a machine gunner in the stomach and killed him outright. 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.”

    “Conditions were perfect, no wind, mild weather, clear visibility. I rested the bipod of my weapon on a compound wall and aimed for the gunner firing the machine gun.”

    He killed the two insurgents as he protected his troop commander, whose vehicle became trapped in a field in Helmand Province and started coming under fire.

    Harrison was using the British Army’s newest sniper rifle, the L115A3chambered in .338 Lapua, which as Kit Up readers know has a heck of a following among sharpshooters both in and out of the military. We also know that the US Army is changing its precision sniper rifle to the 300 WinMag round, setting up a Battle Royal among gun nuts for boasting rights on the best round for the war zone.

    The previous sniper shot record holder was a Canadian soldier who killed an al Qaeda fighter at a range of 7,972 feet reportedly with a .50 cal in the second shot. The previous record was held by The Man, Carlos Hathcock.

    According to British MOD statistics, the L115A3?s maximum effective range is a little over 3,600 feet for “harrassing fire” — well short of Cpl. Harrison’s shot.

    To compensate for the spin and drift of the bullets as they flew the length of 25 football pitches, Cpl of Horse Harrison reportedly had to aim 6ft high and 20ins to the left.

    …need we say more…
    SOURCE: http://kitup.military.com/2010/05/br...#ixzz10N15dEZC

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    Brit Makes Record Sniper Kill in Afghanistan

    That is badass

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    Re: Brit Makes Record Sniper Kill in Afghanistan

    That's someone that I don't want to be in a long distance firefight with!! :shock:
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    Re: Brit Makes Record Sniper Kill in Afghanistan

    Holy shit! Get Some!

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    Re: Brit Makes Record Sniper Kill in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by dbgUSMC
    That's someone that I don't want to be in a long distance firefight with!! :shock:
    You should probably challenge him to a shotgunning competition. Beers at 5 paces.


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    Re: Brit Makes Record Sniper Kill in Afghanistan

    I dont care what anybody Does. Charles Hathcock is still King of the Sniper world..Long Live "The Man"
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    Re: Brit Makes Record Sniper Kill in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by XxSILENTxFARTxX
    I dont care what anybody Does. Charles Hathcock is still King of the Sniper world..Long Live "The Man"

    HERE! HERE!
    Long live the MAN! and his white feather!
    Thanks for that Silent, I think people forget about Carlos sometimes.

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    Re: Brit Makes Record Sniper Kill in Afghanistan

    Gunny Carlos Hathcock?

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    Re: Brit Makes Record Sniper Kill in Afghanistan

    did anyone else get aroused reading this?
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    Re: Brit Makes Record Sniper Kill in Afghanistan

    I'm still in a cold shower!

    And yes Maximus CARLOS.

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    Re: Brit Makes Record Sniper Kill in Afghanistan

    that weapon system they got is one sweet MILF
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    Re: Brit Makes Record Sniper Kill in Afghanistan

    I read about this a few weeks ago, the amazing art is that he was firing a .338 Lapua. The last record was set by that Canadian with a .50 BMG Macmillan

    Signature thanks to jgreco138

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    Re: Brit Makes Record Sniper Kill in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by xxPSYCHOx28
    Quote Originally Posted by XxSILENTxFARTxX
    I dont care what anybody Does. Charles Hathcock is still King of the Sniper world..Long Live "The Man"

    HERE! HERE!
    Long live the MAN! and his white feather!
    Thanks for that Silent, I think people forget about Carlos sometimes.


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    Re: Brit Makes Record Sniper Kill in Afghanistan

    That is badass for sure!


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