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Posted: 9/6/2010 6:48:20 AM EDT
Did the British Sniper in Afganistan that had the kill over 1000+yards use a LMT 308?
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:39:04 AM EDT
I was told on at least 2 occasions by different LMT employees that it was, but I have no details about it otherwise......
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:44:21 AM EDT
.338 lapua wasn't it?
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:46:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GrassHog:
.338 lapua wasn't it?

Yep. Accuracy International L11583.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:52:10 AM EDT
That would be for the longest confirmed kill - over 2500yds. I think he's talking about the much repeated story that a 16" LMT MWS was used to take someone out at over a 1000yds.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:42:01 AM EDT
Yes the LMT MWS kill.... If really done with the LMT
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:50:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Lawman734:
I was told on at least 2 occasions by different LMT employees that it was, but I have no details about it otherwise......


This...on some things you cannot give a 10 chapter book given opsec or similar British policy.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:23:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jayhanfosho:

Originally Posted By GrassHog:
.338 lapua wasn't it?

Yep. Accuracy International L11583.


L115A3.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 9:25:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DrDeath:
Did the British Sniper in Afganistan that had the kill over 1000+yards use a LMT 308?


No. Unless there is someone else.
The longest range recorded for a sniper kill currently stands at 2,475 m (2,707 yd) and was achieved by CoH Craig Harrison, a sniper from the Household Cavalry of the British Army. It was accomplished in an engagement in November 2009 in which two stationary Taliban machine gunners were killed south of Musa Qala in Helmand Province in Afghanistan with two consecutive shots by CoH Harrison using an Accuracy International L115A3 Long Range Rifle chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 10:48:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By An7oine:
Originally Posted By DrDeath:
Did the British Sniper in Afganistan that had the kill over 1000+yards use a LMT 308?


No. Unless there is someone else.
The longest range recorded for a sniper kill currently stands at 2,475 m (2,707 yd) and was achieved by CoH Craig Harrison, a sniper from the Household Cavalry of the British Army. It was accomplished in an engagement in November 2009 in which two stationary Taliban machine gunners were killed south of Musa Qala in Helmand Province in Afghanistan with two consecutive shots by CoH Harrison using an Accuracy International L115A3 Long Range Rifle chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum


The OP wasn't asking what was the longest confirmed kill for theBritish Army....He was asking is the 1000 yard kill the longest for the LMT MWS....Just saying. Reading is fundamental.

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 10:50:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rushca01:
Originally Posted By An7oine:
Originally Posted By DrDeath:
Did the British Sniper in Afganistan that had the kill over 1000+yards use a LMT 308?


No. Unless there is someone else.
The longest range recorded for a sniper kill currently stands at 2,475 m (2,707 yd) and was achieved by CoH Craig Harrison, a sniper from the Household Cavalry of the British Army. It was accomplished in an engagement in November 2009 in which two stationary Taliban machine gunners were killed south of Musa Qala in Helmand Province in Afghanistan with two consecutive shots by CoH Harrison using an Accuracy International L115A3 Long Range Rifle chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum


The OP wasn't asking what was the longest confirmed kill for theBritish Army....He was asking is the 1000 yard kill the longest for the LMT MWS....Just saying. Reading is fundamental.



.......don't forget reading and comprehending is fundamental
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 11:46:13 AM EDT
Yep , It was an Accuracy International .338 Lapua That Did It....Not an LMT...
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:22:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TRIDENT1982:
Originally Posted By Lawman734:
I was told on at least 2 occasions by different LMT employees that it was, but I have no details about it otherwise......


This...on some things you cannot give a 10 chapter book given opsec or similar British policy.


same report i received... limited info but it came from a reputable source.



patience... i'm sure all of the fine details will be out sooner or later.
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