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OT, but DAMN, there walks a MAN

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by goatskin, May 3, 2010.

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  1. goatskin

    goatskin TS Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    If your morning newspaper is not 'the times' ... err, the <i>LONDON Times</i> that is, some of you may have missed this story:

    <i>Hotshot sniper in one-and-a-half mile double kill</i>

    Michael Smith -- From The Sunday Times -- May 2, 2010

    A BRITISH Army sniper has set a new sharpshooting distance record by killing two Taliban machinegunners in Afghanistan from more than a mile away.

    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.” ...
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