Snipers longest shot

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Floyd
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Snipers longest shot

Post by Floyd » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:43 pm

https://www.americanrifleman.org/articl ... gest-shot/

a record was set last month and reported this week in military marksmanship. Already well known for the excellence of its snipers—who work in pairs—a Canadian sniper in Afghanistan has set a new world record for the longest shot—a shot fired at 3,450 meters or 11,300 feet. That is 2.14 miles or 3,766 yards. It was remarkable for many reasons, one of which was it took about 10 seconds from the moment of firing for the bullet to impact the target—an ISIS fighter. The shot replaced British sniper Craig Harrison's 2,675 meter hit on a Talban machine gunner in 2009. Harrison, a Corporal of Horse in the Blues and Royals, used an Accuracy International rifle chambered in .338 Lapua adopted by the British as the L96A1.

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