5 the most distant sniper shots in history
While the sniper has a long and colorful history, in recent years, thanks to technology, the range and precision of weapons has improved, which allows you to make more shots. Handheld computers, devices that gather weather information and quality of the atmosphere, and laser rangefinders have all improved the accuracy of the shooter.
Curious what was the longest sniper shot ever? Most of the longest sniper shots recorded have taken place in the beginning of this century, although the fifth longest shot was made in the 60-ies!
5. Sergeant Carlos hathcock
Sergeant Carlos hathcock
This U.S. marine is still considered a legend, and rightly so. For more than forty years, only four other snipers managed to beat his record, which was made in 1967. With an M2 0.50 caliber Browning machine gun and a telescopic sight from a distance of 2286 meters, he shot the Viet Cong guerrillas. His record remained unbroken until 2002. Shot Checkok amounted to 2286 meters.
4. Sergeant Brian Kremer
Kremer holds the fourth spot after making the shot at a distance of 2299 meters, barely ahead of the record Checkok. The US soldiers used a Barrett M82A1 and was a member of the 2nd Ranger battalion in the Iraq war. He was not, however, the first who broke the record Checkok. Shot Kremer was made in 2004, two years after corporal Rob Furlong and master corporal Aaron Perry, they broke the record Checkok in 2002.
3. Master corporal Aaron Perry</h3>
In March 2002, this Canadian soldier from the third battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian light infantry beat the old record Hakkaka, he shot from a McMillan Tac-50 from a distance of 2309 meters during the war in Afghanistan.
2. Corporal Rob Furlong
A sniper in the canadian armed forces Rob Furlong
Furlong was also the canadian infantry as Master corporal Aaron Perry, and he managed to beat the record of a friend in the same month during the war in Afghanistan. Perry set his record, Furlong beat it with a kill at a distance of 2429 meters, is really a very long shot, during operation Anaconda. Furlong used the exact same type of weapon as Perry.
1. Corporal Craig Harrison
And the winner for the longest sniper shot in November 2009, became corporal of horse Cavalerie UK Craig Harrison shot the Accuracy International L115A3 during the war in Afghanistan, his bullet flew striking distance of 2475 meters, again significantly ahead of the previous record holder. This was not an accidental achievement. Harrison had to creatively modify their equipment to achieve the level of accuracy and range of the bullet necessary for the shot at such a great distance. However, Harrison does say in his reports that he owed part of his the merits of good weather, which was optimal for long-range shooting.
It's still pretty amazing that Hickok retains fifth place in the record books after so many years. You'll notice if you check other records held by snipers, most of the top 11 made their shots during the 21st century, with only one other exception, perhaps, most convincing from the party. Billy Dixon, a civilian hunter of Buffalo, placed the carbine sharps 0.50-0.90 caliber, during the Indian wars in June, 1874, he fired at a distance of 1406 metres. Dixon still occupies the 9th position in the ranking for the longest sniper shot. Not bad for a guy relying on the technology of the 19th century!
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