New Sniper Record

#2
Kin hell, I've been known to miss at 300m........... well quite a few but I do a lovely bridge :D
 
#3
Jesus, that is some shooting, I cant see that far now
 
#7
Terrific shooting, but yet again PERSEC is down the Swanee: full name, rank, unit, county of origin and family details including age of daughter. Surely this can't be MoD policy?
 
#9
Good shoot, But as per democritus, wtf!
Last time i was doing 'local boy' stories for the PWRR I was informed that no pics of snipers as they come under SF rules for persec.

Certainly seems daft, esp as 'they' have long memories
 
#10
armr617 said:
Good shoot, But as per democritus, wtf!
Last time i was doing 'local boy' stories for the PWRR I was informed that no pics of snipers as they come under SF rules for persec.

Certainly seems daft, esp as 'they' have long memories
My reaction too when I saw the story. Not the first time this has happened either.
 
#13
hackle said:
Werewolf said:
Fantastic drills by the sniper. :D 8) :salut:

Appalling PerSec by the journo's. 8O :evil:
Without knowing how the story was presented to them, I am not sure if it is relevant to blame the journos.
Mate, I'm niether a journo nor a serving soldier, and when Brains were being handed out I was in a different que. Getting extra portions of Big Ugly Bastard-ness. :oops:

But even I can see that including the full name, location and family details of a soldier who has just killed two Taliban is Bad Idea.

Journo's cut stories to fit all the time. Even if they were presented with all the personal details, they were under no obligation to print them. :roll:
 
#18
The distance to Harrison’s two targets was measured by a GPS system at 8,120ft, or 1.54 miles. The previous record for a sniper kill is 7,972ft, set by a Canadian soldier who shot dead an Al-Qaeda gunman in March 2002.
His L115A3 long-range rifle, the army’s most powerful sniper weapon, is designed to be effective at up to 4,921ft and supposedly capable of only “harassing fire” beyond that range.
The previous record was held by Corporal Rob Furlong, of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, who was using a 12.7mm McMillan TAC-50 rifle.
Excellent drills from the sniper in question and undoubtedly a solid effort by the procurement team in adopting this rifle. Credit where credits due, eh?
 
#19
Edited - Double post
 
#20
Fair one. The natural response is to praise the sniper and his spotter for their near-superhuman shooting. Easy to forget that the rifle must be world-class as well. 8)
 

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