Tuesday, May 04, 2010

British Sniper Now Holds Sniping Distance Record

Now this is one awesome feat of shooting.

Corporal of Horse Craig Harrison fired his consecutive shots from such a long distance that they took almost three seconds to reach their targets.

This was despite the 8.59mm bullets leaving the barrel of his rifle at almost three times the speed of sound.

The distance to his two targets was 8,120ft, or 1.54 miles - according to a GPS system - and about 3,000ft beyond the weapon's effective range.

I wonder what a sniper like Vasily Zaytsev could have done with a rile that could shoot nearly 1.54 miles? He could just find a hiding spot and snipe Taliban all day long and they would never know what hit them.

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