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    Who ever said snipers can't support a squad?

    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...

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    Re: Sniper kills Qaeda-from 1 mi. away

    I saw this show around Christmas on the History Channel, but had company so didn't really get to watch but about 10 mins. of it. It has tons of info on the best shots ever made.
    Spent some time looking and found it on youtube split in 11 parts. One of the best shows I've seen on the subject. Just watch the 1st part and you'll want to watch them all. They have the DVD for sale, but they want $25 bucks for it. Ouch.


    I did see there are some torrents out there for it.


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