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NewWorld Record Sniper Shots!!

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by badguybuster, May 6, 2010.

  1. May 6, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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  2. May 6, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    That rifle costs more than my truck!!! :eek:
     
  3. May 6, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    The Weapon:
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    1. S&B 5-25x56 Day Scope
    Magnifies target up to 25 times allowing the sniper to identify targets more easily.
    2. Folding Stock
    Reduces the length of the weapon when being carried in a backpack
    3. Adjustable Cheek Piece
    Allows the sniper to comfortably align his eye with the day scope
    4. Suppressor
    Reduces the flash and noise signature, reducing the chances of detection and thus increasing the survivability of the sniper
    5. Adjustable Bi-pod
    Allows the sniper to support the rifle in a set position while locating the target
    6. 5-round Magazine
    Allows the sniper to fire 5 rounds rapidly while being small enough not to interfere with the alignment

    Calibre 8.59 mm
    Weight 6.8 kg
    Length 1,300 mm
    Muzzle velocity 936 m/s
    Feed 5-round box
    Effective range 1,100 m plus
     
  4. May 6, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    Impressive that it was accomplished with a smaller round than the previous record.
     
  5. May 6, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    It was silent but deadly.

    A British sniper set a world sharpshooting record by taking out two Taliban soldiers in Afghanistan from more than a mile and a half away -- a distance so great, experts say the terrorists wouldn't have even heard the shots.

    Craig Harrison killed the two insurgents from an astounding distance of 8,120 feet (2,475m) -- or 1.54 miles -- in Helmand Province last November firing an Accuracy International L11583 long-range rifle.

    "The first round hit a machine-gunner in the stomach and killed him outright," said Harrison, a corporal of horse in the British Army's Household Cavalry, the equivalent of a sergeant in the American military.

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    "The second insurgent grabbed the weapon and turned as my second shot hit him in the side. He went down, too," Harrison told the Sunday Times of London.

    The shots -- measured via GPS -- surpassed the previous record held by Canadian Army Cpl. Rob Furlong, who killed an al Qaeda gunman from 7,972 feet in 2002.

    Harrison's shots were roughly equal to the distance between the Statue of Liberty and Battery Park.

    Experts called Harrison's sharp shooting as perfect as it gets.

    "When you are shooting that far, if you miss by a hair, you miss by a mile," said John Plaster, a retired US Army sharp-shooting instructor and author of "The Ultimate Sniper." "That is about as precise as any marksmen on the planet could shoot."

    He said Harrison's targets likely never knew what was coming.

    "At a distance like that they cannot even see anyone and they would not even hear the muzzle report," Plaster said.

    Harrison, who fired the bullets while his colleagues were under fire, said perfect weather helped him nail the perfect shot.

    "[There was] no wind, mild weather, clear visibility," he said.

    Harrison learned of his record nine days ago, when he returned to England. In the weeks after his record shot, he suffered a minor gunshot wound and broke his arms when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb.
     
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    We need him on TACOMAWORLD!!:D
     
  7. May 6, 2010 at 12:57 PM
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    x2. 34k? wouldnt be cheaper to buy a bazooka and destroy everything ?
     
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    As far as I knew, GreySky72's family's rifle (McMillan tac 50) had the longest confirmed kill in Afghanistan.
     
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    8.59 mm is equivalent to .338. The .338 is the first round specifically designed for long range shooting/snipers. That being said the fact that the round was subsonic when it hit the target and he hit multiple targets is insane. I'm slightly skeptical of this i must admit...

    then again slope could account for this, as they said the distance was measured by GPS and actual flight distance was most likely shorter
     
  11. May 10, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    I just watched a half hour special on this guy and the shot. I think it was on the history channel. They try to replicate the shot and don't even get close
     
  12. May 10, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    Wrong guy. That was the Canuck who had the record before. This guy just broke the record that was on the history channel.
     
  13. May 10, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    lol alrighty then
     
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