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Boy, am I glad this dude is on our side. LOL

Sniper kills Qaeda-from 1½ mi. away

By Lukas I. Alpert – NY Post – May 2, 2010
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 — 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.


“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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  1. I read about this guy and another one about two months ago. The best sniper I ever met made a shot in Germany of 820 yds. The best shot I ever made on the sniper team was 750 yds. and I didn’t qualify for the duty. The idea of shooting over 800 yd is iffy at best. The wind, the drop the heat of the day, even the eddy currents from the ground will affect a shot at that distance. I’m impressed and it’s difficult to impress me.

    • Our much beloved son-in-law was a Marine sniper, and he has my utmost respect. He has been places and done things that he can never speak about. That said, some of his stories are amazing. He would still be doing this if it weren’t for Clinton. There are certain dates that he feels very upset due to losses of fellow Marines. He is a true hero–especially after he was at my house yesterday in 10 minutes to shoot a rattlesnake because I was afraid that I would hit the wood on my house and damage it! (A little humor)

  2. Wow, that’s what I call some damn fine shootin’ there.
    LOL – At least the camel-washers had plenty of rags around to clean up the mess. 🙂

  3. And that people is an example of our best and bravest serving the USA! Thank God for our military.

  4. Oh, to be able to shoot that good………DC – Tell you son-in-law that Ron thanks him for his service, his courage and his dedication to keeping us safe. We conservatives love him.

  5. DW – Thanks to your son-in-law for his service. We always thank our military.
    This guy is amazing! A mile and a half. Glad he’s on OUR side! As he might say,
    “Fabricati diem – Make my day!” 🙂


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