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    New record sniper shot

    From David Hardy's "Of Arms and The Law"...
    Of Arms and the Law: New record sniper shot

    A British sniper in Afghanistan has scored two one-shot kills at 1.54 miles, on a pair of Taliban machinegunners.

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    8100 Feet.... Da*n.... Festus Does this guy Qualify?
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    Now that's some shooting!
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    wolfhunter Guest
    Festus, this guy deserves an Honorary membership in the group.

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    Wow. Just wow. That is a he!! of a shot to make once, but TWICE?

    Was the previous record shot taken in Afghanistan by a Canadian sniper? I saw something about that shot on the History Channel. The thing that got to me was that he took 4 shots to hit his target. Given his range it was impressive but I didn't think it was in the same class as some of Hathcock's shots or the sniper in Iraq they talked about.

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    wolfhunter Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by SC Tiger View Post
    Wow. Just wow. That is a he!! of a shot to make once, but TWICE?

    Was the previous record shot taken in Afghanistan by a Canadian sniper? I saw something about that shot on the History Channel. The thing that got to me was that he took 4 shots to hit his target. Given his range it was impressive but I didn't think it was in the same class as some of Hathcock's shots or the sniper in Iraq they talked about.
    Yes, the previous record holder was the Canadian who was highlighted on History Channel.
    GySgt. Carlos Hathcock's story is told in the book Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills by Charles Henderson. Gunny Hathcock was also a National champ and an inspiration to many future marksmen.
    Last edited by wolfhunter; 05-04-2010 at 09:18 PM. Reason: Clarity

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    Used a 50 cal , Barrett, with mil dot scope , he had a and spotter ,set site 4 dots up, and 4 dot lead .. hit as they were moving . There were 3 of the insergants , and only one was carrying an open weapon. Beleive it was a RPK, but it was a remarkable shot , as the first 3 rounds fell short , but on line .

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    Quote Originally Posted by a57limited_edition View Post
    Used a 50 cal , Barrett, with mil dot scope , he had a and spotter ,set site 4 dots up, and 4 dot lead .. hit as they were moving . There were 3 of the insergants , and only one was carrying an open weapon. Beleive it was a RPK, but it was a remarkable shot , as the first 3 rounds fell short , but on line .
    That was the Canadian shot, correct? Impressive, but nothing impresses me like a cold-bore shot. Nothing against the Canadian shot (or shooter).

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    wolfhunter Guest
    A57's post described the Canadian's shot.

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