So Far Away It Took The Bullet Almost Three Seconds To Reach It’s Target
The current world record for the longest certified sniper kill was by Corporal Craig Harrison of the UK Household Cavalry, who took out two Taliban insurgents from 1.54 miles (2.4km) away.
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.
In a BBC interview, Harrison reported it took about nine shots for he and his spotter to initially range the target successfully. Then, he reported, his first shot “on target” was a hit followed consecutively by another direct hit on a second machine gunner then a third which disabled the machine gun. In the reports, Harrison mentions the environmental conditions were perfect for long range shooting: no wind, mild weather and clear visibility.
The shot was approximately 3,000ft (914 metres) beyond the stated maximum range of the Accuracy L115A3 sniper rifle, used by Corporal Harrison.
AS THE VIDEO EXPLAINS: The bullet was in the air so long that it’s trajectory was altered by the rotation of the earth.