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Posted: 11/19/2023 6:34:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: hp6]

A Ukrainian sniper has set a new world record by striking an enemy soldier from a distance of approximately 2.36 miles, according to Defence Blog. The record-breaking shot was fired with the Horizon's Lord rifle, the capabilities of which will be detailed below.

The previous record stood at around 2.20 miles, as noted in a post by user @albanfella1 on an unspecified platform. A video was released on this platform showcasing the record-breaking shot in Ukraine. The video depicts three Russian military personnel, one of whom is struck by the shot fired from the Horizon's Lord rifle, after several seconds of bullet flight.

A Weapon that provides an edge against opponents
"This rifle and its ammunition represents a unique national project. In many regards, it holds advantages over existing sniper rifles of this type," stated Yuri Shramko, deputy of Ukrspetsexport, the company responsible for the rifle project, in 2022.
The Horizon's Lord rifle was developed in response to the requirement for a long-range weapon capable of firing bullets with flat trajectories. Resultantly, the manufacturer created not only a new rifle, but also developed new .50 caliber cartridges (12.7 x 114HL) by modifying a 14.5 x 114mm shell.

According to The Firearm Blog, using 12.7 x 114HL bullets offers numerous benefits compared to the traditional 14.5 x 114mm cartridge. Thanks to these modifications, the manufacturer established the desired attribute of flat trajectories, in addition to enhanced range, the ability to maintain energy during flight, and decreased vulnerability to wind. The muzzle velocity after a shot is fired is 3,280 feet per second.

The record-breaking Horizon's Lord rifle is a single-shot sniper weapon that is capable of firing up to eight rounds per minute. As announced by the manufacturer, the rifle weighs approximately 34.17 lbs, the barrel length is 41.34 inches, and with the stock extended, the overall length of the weapon is 71.65 inches. When the stock is folded, the rifle's length drops to 59.84 inches.

**** There is a video of the kill at the link ***
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:36:42 PM EST
I ever tell you about that shot I made in Laos? It was a high wind.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:38:08 PM EST
I find it hard to believe.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:38:45 PM EST
Sounds like one of those old WWII anti-tank rifles.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:39:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 20229mm:
I find it hard to believe.
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Because it's all bullshit.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:40:58 PM EST
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First casualty of war: The Truth
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:44:43 PM EST

Ukraine trying to keep Ukraine pertinent for more money requests.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:46:36 PM EST
The Ghost of Kyiv made a 5 mile sniper shot with his mosin nagant at 30k feet going mach 1 with his canopy retracted.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:48:00 PM EST
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Cool story bro
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:49:44 PM EST
The Ghost of sniping
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:50:41 PM EST
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I can shoot a quarter size circle from a 10/22 using CCI standard velocity .22lr. at 1.5 miles away.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:51:46 PM EST
Can't wait for the news to post pictures of the sniper, Samelov Hydensky.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:55:11 PM EST
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This. (Beat!)
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 6:57:11 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:01:07 PM EST
Lol. No.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:03:54 PM EST
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Originally Posted By iggy1337:
Dunno anything about the cartrige but it cetrainly looks capable of good long range accuracy.
Also: Fuck your barrel life.  

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Its possible
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:04:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dogman1911:
The Ghost of Kyiv made a 5 mile sniper shot with his mosin nagant at 30k feet going mach 1 with his canopy retracted.
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Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:06:25 PM EST
One more good communist
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:06:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: FightingHellfish] [#24]
Ukraine’s Pet Sex Port?
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:07:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:07:22 PM EST
About 8 seconds of flight time in that video so it's close to that distance
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:09:04 PM EST
Maybe eight or even ten guys in the world could have made that shot
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:12:14 PM EST
ZERO wind, the earth stopped rotating,  he was not breathing,  had no heartbeat,  the target was wearing blaze orange,  standing perfectly still.......

The sun/moon weren't out, no humidity....let's see.  What have I missed?
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:12:25 PM EST
Just like all of those female Russian snipers with hundreds of German kills.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:12:32 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:12:50 PM EST
Quit giving those fuckers money or clicks
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:13:07 PM EST
How retarded do they think we are?
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:15:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JTX23:
How retarded do they think we are?
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I’m thinking of a particular guy in GD, so…
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:15:26 PM EST
That shot's worth at least 5b America tax payer dollars.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:17:44 PM EST
If the bullet can travel that far it is possible, not repeatable, but possible, just lob it at a distant target and hope it connects,
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:20:21 PM EST
I read OP's post first including the description of the rifle and was like "Oooh that sounds pretty neat, let's click the link and see what this bad boy looks like."

I was somehow both impressed and disappointed at the same time.

I was kinda hoping it would be....more?.....than a pipe with a scope on top.

Then again it's pretty impressive that they're firing basically 14.5x114mm rounds out of a....pipe with a scope on top.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:20:35 PM EST
Looks like the guys lobbed a round at a group of Russians, and got lucky. You guys think the video is fake?
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:21:41 PM EST
LOL In the vid you can barely make out the individuals, they duck, then move. How do we know they actually hit or killed one?
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:23:37 PM EST
Well based on the video, shot was centered on one guy, and allegedly hit the guy on the right...but the guy gets up right as the video cuts off.

Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:24:29 PM EST
All it looks like is dudes ducked.  Nothing more.  Without a confrimed kill, means nothing.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:25:16 PM EST
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Someone shot 150 rounds and eventually one hit home.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:28:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JTX23:
How retarded do they think we are?
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Um, we alread sent them like $100 Billion dollars, and our president shits himself and picks boogers in public. I’m going to just throw this out there. We look VERY retarded.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:28:35 PM EST
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If we send more money they can fully develop it.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:35:08 PM EST
So are they just going down the list of records to "beat" or picking them at random.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:37:00 PM EST
One time I killed a squirrel with a ricochet from a 22.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:39:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: uglygun] [#48]
Meh. If it is not puff piece propaganda and it actually happened.

All shooting is just a statistical problem to be solved.

All the dude needed was to get lucky while knowing rough ball park ballistics.   Unlikely the dude could make the same shot again with fewer than 30-50 rounds under the same exact conditions but lobbing rounds out there for a Bingo still probably carries decent odds of a hit.
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:39:49 PM EST
12,000+ foot shot?   What’s the bullet drop compensation?   86 feet?
Link Posted: 11/19/2023 7:42:45 PM EST
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