Craig Harrison:Record for the longest range sniper kill in combat

Craig Harrison:Record for the longest range sniper kill in combat

Craig Harrison is a former Corporal of Horse (CoH) in the Blues and Royals, a cavalry regiment of the British Army and as of November 2009 holds the current record for the longest confirmed sniper kill in combat, at a range of 2,475 m (2,707 yd) (confirmed by GPS). This exceeds the previous record of 2,430 m (2,657 yd) set by Rob Furlong in 2002.

In November 2009, Harrison consecutively struck two Taliban machine gunners south of Musa Qala in Helmand Province in Afghanistan at a range of 2,475 m (2,707 yd) using a L115A3 Long Range Rifle.

The rifle used was made by Accuracy International.

(Image courtesy)

Related Stories

The Northeast Today
www.thenortheasttoday.com