New record for longest sniper kill: 1.5 miles!!!

    Craig Harrison, a sniper in the Household Cavalry, made two kills at at 8120 feet (1.54 miles / 2.47 km)! The Times Online Reports ..

    “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.”

    Corporal of Horse Harrison was using a Accuracy International AWM (L115A3, simular to the rifle pictured above) chambered in .338 Laupa Magnum with a Schmidt & Bender 5-25×56 PM II LP scope

    Making one kill at that range is amazing! Two kills is almost unbelievable! Legendry sniper John Plaster said

    “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.”

    [ Many thanks to jdun1911 and Tony for emailing me the links. ]

    Steve Johnson

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