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British Sniper Shoots Over a Mile

05/07/2010 8:39 AM

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1273679/

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Gone in 28 seconds: Rapid-fire sniper takes out five Taliban soldiers from more than a mile away to save British patrol

By Ian DruryLast updated at 10:01 AM on 7th May 2010 The CorporalFeat of arms: The Corporal, his face obscured, and his L115A3 rifleA British sniper shot dead five Taliban gunmen in just 28 seconds to save the lives of comrades walking into an ambush.The marksman felled the rebels from more than a mile away as they prepared to attack troops on foot patrol in Afghanistan.The corporal - whose identity cannot be revealed for security reasons - has killed a record 37 enemy fighters during a four-month tour of duty.But his most remarkable feat of arms came when he and the spotter who accompanies him saw the group of armed Taliban.They were taking up positions to fire on a patrol that included the platoon commander in Helmand Province.Hiding in an old fort, the sniper prepared his British-built L115A3 Long Range Rifle.The firearm, which fires 8.59mm bullets at three times the speed of sound and uses a state-of-the-art telescopic sight, is so effective that it has been nicknamed The Silent Assassin.Requesting permission to shoot - needed because the British had not yet been attacked - the corporal made sure the rebel leader was in the crosshairs of his sights.He would have had to make precise calculations in a split-second on wind speed and other weather conditions to compensate for the drift of the rounds in flight.Moments later his commander gave him the go-ahead to fire and in less than half a minute the five Taliban gunmen lay dead.He said: 'They gave me the "weapons free". I engaged with the first insurgent. It took me nine rounds but I took him down with the ninth.'Then the other four had moved closer, so I took them down as well.'Enlarge Sniper kills five TalibanThe sharp-shooter, a father of one who has been a sniper for nine years and serves with 4th Battalion The Rifles, added: 'My job is about taking care of the boys. It is not about how many you kill, it's about the team.'

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05/07/2010 8:45 AM

This should have been added to this post

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05/07/2010 8:52 AM

Why ? Whats oswald got to do with the british army ?

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05/07/2010 10:38 AM

Why ? Whats oswald got to do with the british army ?

??? Absolutely nothing. But can't you see the similarity, Heres an excerpt from Dels post for you.

"Some of you may be interested to see this new world record for a sniper shot.
I think it puts the former's shot into context..."

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05/07/2010 10:45 AM

ah ha I see What you Mean Sorry.

perhaps you can get it moved.

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05/07/2010 10:52 AM

Dels thread got a little hijacked into the 2nd shooter theories and the shots and time it took for Kennedy

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05/08/2010 12:59 AM

Our boys should not have to be there babysitting those countries, but they cant take care of themselves. Good shot Sniper. Just try do do it with less lead next time. You could have got 8 more with the wasted ammo. God bless all of you over-seas

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05/08/2010 2:32 AM

Guest, ignorance followed by cracks grossly offensive to any sniper (and likely God)

Hint; "weapons free"

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05/08/2010 9:22 PM

Relax 34point5...I recognize the humour!

This is just what MY Sergeant Major said to me when I walked my rounds onto the target. Its like saying to an actor "break a leg". I never regarded myself as a "sniper", thats a real specialist trade involving a lot of ninja skills, but I WAS a passing good shot in the day, and I did not find "guest's" post to be offensive at all.

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