A Kit Up tipster sent us some late breaking gouge on a record sniper kill in Afghanistan made by Corporal of the Horse Craig Harrison, a British Soldier, while he was protecting his commander from a Taliban machine gun position.

(Photo above of the L115A3 Rifle)

According to an article on the recent record shot from the UK’s Sky News, Harrison fired his shots over 1.5 miles (8,120 ft.) and killed the two bad guys in two shots. He fired a third shot to disable the machine gun.

Speaking about the incident, Cpl of Horse Harrison said: “The first round hit a machine gunner in the stomach and killed him outright. He went straight down and didn’t move.

“The second insurgent grabbed the weapon and turned as my second shot hit him in the side. He went down, too. They were both dead.”

“Conditions were perfect, no wind, mild weather, clear visibility. I rested the bipod of my weapon on a compound wall and aimed for the gunner firing the machine gun.”

He killed the two insurgents as he protected his troop commander, whose vehicle became trapped in a field in Helmand Province and started coming under fire.

Harrison was using the British Army’s newest sniper rifle, the L115A3chambered in .338 Lapua, which as Kit Up readers know has a heck of a following among sharpshooters both in and out of the military. We also know that the US Army is changing its precision sniper rifle to the 300 WinMag round, setting up a Battle Royal among gun nuts for boasting rights on the best round for the war zone.

The previous sniper shot record holder was a Canadian soldier who killed an al Qaeda fighter at a range of 7,972 feet reportedly with a .50 cal in the second shot. The previous record was held by The Man, Carlos Hathcock.

According to British MOD statistics, the L115A3′s maximum effective range is a little over 3,600 feet for “harrassing fire” — well short of Cpl. Harrison’s shot.

To compensate for the spin and drift of the bullets as they flew the length of 25 football pitches, Cpl of Horse Harrison reportedly had to aim 6ft high and 20ins to the left.

…need we say more…

(A Kit Up shoutout for Lowell with the good gouge)

{ 71 comments }

Bob May 4, 2010 at 5:28 pm

get some.

Sev May 4, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Jaw to the floor! Good job!

HopesHeKnows May 4, 2010 at 6:23 pm

PWNED

Nikolas Asmussen May 4, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Reach out…reach out and touch someone.

wowed May 4, 2010 at 7:47 pm

awesome! thats how its done

billy hall May 4, 2010 at 8:07 pm

a fantastic set of shoots. wonder if he wants to come to mid Missouri & help me deer hunt this winter? lol

bill May 4, 2010 at 10:14 pm

nice shot, good job

1SG_Abn Retired May 4, 2010 at 10:30 pm

New meaning to "reach out and touch someone…."

Ed Sjolin May 5, 2010 at 3:41 am

antiwhiteman needs to figure out who is the racist here. I didn't have a single problem deciding who needs to be next on the pointed end. Like my father said lo these many years back…"everybody wants a job but nobody wants to work". If you are going to sit around and wait for your dole check to come you might as well clean the stable……oh…..it's your bedroom.. could have sworn it was a stable with all the horseshit in there.

retiredoefvet May 5, 2010 at 6:24 am

What an azz you are.

anthonybauwens May 5, 2010 at 6:57 am

Good eye work ,as concentration,agressive,but patientce,but damm good shot.That will teach them when its man to man..Weldone ..

Tiny May 5, 2010 at 8:34 am

It's not about race, its not about whether we should be in Afghanistan or not – it's about a young man doing an excellent job to protect his fellow troops under fire.

Jack May 5, 2010 at 5:38 pm

I 2 that leave the political stuff out of it the fact is he saved some lives and did a dame good job doing it

lcdr_kent May 5, 2010 at 8:59 am

Well Done, Jolly good shots.

Rapman May 5, 2010 at 9:00 am

Anti….If I'm not mistaken, there are more than just your "white men" over there. Including many religions, too.
Why don't you invite the Taliban over to your house, sit back, and wait for "your invaders" to come. All I can say is "you can run but you can't hide" A very tough job well done.

Rapman May 5, 2010 at 9:00 am

Anti….If I'm not mistaken, there are more than just your "white men" over there. Including many religions, too.
Why don't you invite the Taliban over to your house, sit back, and wait for "your invaders" to come. All I can say is "you can run but you can't hide" A very tough job well done.

Rapman May 5, 2010 at 9:00 am

Anti….If I'm not mistaken, there are more than just your "white men" over there. Including many religions, too.__Why don't you invite the Taliban over to your house, sit back, and wait for your "invaders" to come. All I can say is "you can run but you can't hide"__

Rapman May 5, 2010 at 9:00 am

Anti….If I'm not mistaken, there are more than just your "white men" over there. Including many religions, too.__Why don't you invite the Taliban over to your house, sit back, and wait for your "invaders" to come. All I can say is "you can run but you can't hide"__

Ted May 5, 2010 at 9:03 am

Great shot Cpl. Harrison!

The above linked article of the Canadian sniper is quite old, and does not mention his name probably for security reasons at the time. The lastes issue of Soldier of Fortune has a picture of the man at Shot Show 2010, his name is Rob Furlong. He used a MacMillan TAC 50 for the previously record shot. Amazing how the two shots were just 148 feet apart. I think we'll see more of that to come.

Ted May 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Great shot Cpl. Harrison!

The above linked article of the Canadian sniper is quite old, and does not mention his name probably for security reasons at the time. The lastes issue of Soldier of Fortune has a picture of the man at Shot Show 2010, his name is Rob Furlong. He used a MacMillan TAC 50 for the previously record shot. Amazing how the two shots were just 148 feet apart. I think we'll see more of that to come.

usmilitaryretired May 5, 2010 at 9:19 am

According to statistics, most insurgents are from other countries and not Afghans, meaning it's probable that the two killed by the terrific Brit sniper were not defending their homeland but were participating in an insurgency against the elected government of Afghanistan. So, who is the invader? Anti, you are obviously not native to Great Britain, so that makes you an invader, bringing your false prophet and fascist, repressive religion to a country and a people who don't want it. So go back to wherever you came from and stop living on the largese of a people better than you.

usmilitaryretired May 5, 2010 at 9:19 am

According to statistics, most insurgents are from other countries and not Afghans, meaning it's probable that the two killed by the terrific Brit sniper were not defending their homeland but were participating in an insurgency against the elected government of Afghanistan. So, who is the invader? Anti, you are obviously not native to Great Britain, so that makes you an invader, bringing your false prophet and fascist, repressive religion to a country and a people who don't want it. So go back to wherever you came from and stop living on the largese of a people better than you.

Festus1961 May 5, 2010 at 9:46 am

Antiwhiteman:
So crawl back to whatever hell-hole you prefer to call home. Why are you even in the UK, if your heart is with the terrorists?

shawn1999 May 5, 2010 at 9:50 am

Oorah Cpl! Drop those oppressive b@st@rds and help free the indigenous population- that's what we're there for!

And another Oorah to Ed, Rapman and USMilitaryRetired- was going to comment against the Anti as well (don't want to call him stupid- stupid people don't deserve to be insulted), but the 3 of you already said all there is to be said. With any luck, our boys will find him in A-stan and put him down with the other dogs (maybe he'll be the subject of the next record kill-shot!)

shawn1999 May 5, 2010 at 9:50 am

Oorah Cpl! Drop those oppressive b@st@rds and help free the indigenous population- that's what we're there for!

And another Oorah to Ed, Rapman and USMilitaryRetired- was going to comment against the Anti as well (don't want to call him stupid- stupid people don't deserve to be insulted), but the 3 of you already said all there is to be said. With any luck, our boys will find him in A-stan and put him down with the other dogs (maybe he'll be the subject of the next record kill-shot!)

Son of the Southland May 5, 2010 at 10:26 am

Shoot today ….kill tomorrow.
Who are you Anti…??? I spit on your haircut…

Martin May 5, 2010 at 10:54 am

Moron! Tell that to the nearly 4000 people killed on 9/11… This is not at about white men killing colored men. It not about white men invading a colored country. It is about stopping so called "religious" zealots from trying to attack innocent people… I am sorry your "friends' were killed so skillfully…No, I am not. The more of you idiots get killed, the sooner you'll learn to leave everyone else alone. Islam is supposed to be a religion of peace. Well, killing for peace is like f***ing for chastity. And that goes both ways…But, the Islamic militants started this fight – We will damn well finish it.

609Gunner May 5, 2010 at 11:28 am

The article in Sky News reported that Craig Harrison was caught in an ambush a few weeks after this firefight. One round went through his helmet, two went through his webbing, but he was uninjured. An IED later broke both of his arms, but he returned to his unit after rehabilitation.

madrox May 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I'm curious as to what optics were used to get such a good group of shots at that distance? Did he use a spotter or his own rifle scope??

antiobama May 5, 2010 at 1:57 pm

hey bubba I am sure if your get your a$$ off of welfare and work you might be able to make enough money to get on a boat back to africa…how much better it is there..aids running rampant mu slimes raping women and childern and over there the younger the least likely they are to have aids…but being your fresh meat I am sure the mu slimes will have a nice long line to tap you…If it wasnt for your on kind selling your great gandpappy out you might still be over there…so go back…oh and on the way back take obamas sorry ars with you…you punk ars

Bletien May 5, 2010 at 2:12 pm

ARMY VET & PROUD
Great shot, no need to run as you only die tried. My hats off to the CPL and wish I could buy him a pint.

Dale May 5, 2010 at 2:57 pm

We have an incredible number of wild boars (not to be confused with Antiwhite) in Texas who are devistating our countryside. I'd like to personally invite this crack shot over here to thin out the population. He can use any rifle he wants, even a 30.06, and shoot as many as he wants. No worry, the coyotes will eat the carcasses, so we'd be doing the environment a favor. Dozens of farmers would like to host this guy.

HighlandRob May 5, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Anti…If we hadn't had the balls to explore new worlds (unlike India, & Africa) and harvest their natural resources for them (that they were too ignorant to find, and tap)

They'd still be in the dark ages running around naked, living in huts, speaking gibberish!

So lighten up, anyway, I guess we could thank them for being such nice chaps, and lugging it out for us, eh? Give em a pat on the back for us, will ya! Oh, and your welcome (since they won't thank us first) for being brought into the 18th, 19th, 20th & 21st century with us!

HighlandRob May 5, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Great shot Cpl. of the Horse Harrison (I had to snipe one myself, before congrats could be given, seems the little bleeding heart (anti) above, got into your comment section by mistake, I think he was looking for Oprah's site & got offended by what he read, whew!) Congrats on the new record too! I think Hathcock may have had a 1.5 miler too (if my memory serves me) He was on a .50 Ma-Deuce on a tripod in a nest up on a mountain, shooting down at a guy riding a bike with two AK's on the handlebars…Still, hats off to ya, three in a million shot! .338 Lapua is the best round ever for what you do too!

HighlandRob May 5, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Great shot Cpl. of the Horse Harrison (I had to snipe one myself, before congrats could be given, seems the little bleeding heart (anti) above, got into your comment section by mistake, I think he was looking for Oprah's site & got offended by what he read, whew!) Congrats on the new record too! I think Hathcock may have had a 1.5 miler too (if my memory serves me) He was on a .50 Ma-Deuce on a tripod in a nest up on a mountain, shooting down at a guy riding a bike with two AK's on the handlebars…Still, hats off to ya, three in a million shot! .338 Lapua is the best round ever for what you do too!

Skysoldier173 May 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Crackin' baby!!! To the nether regions they go…

Skysoldier173 May 5, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Crackin' baby!!! To the nether regions they go…

Lem G. May 5, 2010 at 3:51 pm

In the nation known for handing a child a firearm and become a deadly sniper by his teens, this lays this myth
to rest.

Steve May 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm

If an object dropping at free-fall speed takes roughly .62 seconds to drop 6 ft, and the target was 7972 ft away, that makes an average velocity of 12858 ft/s for that .338…. Pretty sure it was more than a 6 ft drop – like way more.

Monte Haun May 5, 2010 at 5:16 pm

The level shot ballistics don't hold when shooting up or downhill.

Monte Haun mchaun@hotmail.com

Monte Haun May 5, 2010 at 5:16 pm

The level shot ballistics don't hold when shooting up or downhill.

Monte Haun mchaun@hotmail.com

Monte Haun May 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm

The level shot ballistics don't hold when shooting up or downhill.

Monte Haun mchaun@hotmail.com

the vermonster May 5, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Slavery was a terrible thing. I think you should be rewarded with an all expenses trip for you and your family to wherever you think you came from. Thats the least we should do for you. I will not apologize for the misdeeds of others though as my ancestors never owned your grampa. Surely some of the problems you think you have may have someone elses name on them. The solutions only have yours. Maybe back in Africa you'll find life easier.

the vermonster May 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Slavery was a terrible thing. I think you should be rewarded with an all expenses trip for you and your family to wherever you think you came from. Thats the least we should do for you. I will not apologize for the misdeeds of others though as my ancestors never owned your grampa. Surely some of the problems you think you have may have someone elses name on them. The solutions only have yours. Maybe back in Africa you'll find life easier.

Artie May 5, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Antiwhiteman – do you really think the 'Tail-Ban' are fighting for a nation? They are fighting for money – that which might be paid to their families upon their demise, they fight for an ideology that really does not exist, they do not fight for a sovereign nation, or any nation, because they have none – most of them are 'freedom fighters' from other nations entirely from whence they do fight. Most of them are uneducated and therefore subject to the brainwashed whims of their 'leaders'.

You speak of two people who were killed "defending thier country". They were most likely foreign nationals and not from Afghanistan or Iraq. You speak of "White Occupiers"………. and I have to laugh here because, what do you think the 'Tail-Ban' has been doing for decades?….. I'll give you a hint you arrogant idiot….. the Tail-Ban has been trying to OCCUPY someone else' lands. They have none of their own.

Uh Oh! Have you not been keeping up with the World News lately?

The Tail-ban have been trying to infiltrate and take over Pakistan, amongst other lands. They tried Afghanistan before – until they got their little butts kicked out of that country – by and large. Who are you calling "Occupiers"?

Wake up man.

If you think the price of education is high….. what price do you put towards ignorrance?

Go home and think on that…….and watch out for Cpl Harrison.

Just like the idiot who tried to plant a car-bomb in NYC this week – are you so naive to think that World Intel isn't looking at you this very minute? You'd best just keep quiet.

woodwhore May 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Nothing like a little Kentucky windage to bag the bastards, great shooting!

M.G.Halvorsen May 5, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Corporal Harrison: OUTSTANDING!!! Two confirmed kills at 1..6 miles with two shots? Bravo Zulu!!! Anti? FOAD. You figure it out.

stallion May 6, 2010 at 3:02 am

as it should be, one shot one kill. thank you cpl. harrison

Barnabusj May 6, 2010 at 5:23 am

Come on guys, Wise up and stop feeding the troll. Anti is just another Internet tough guy spouting off from his mom's basement, I for one applaud his exercising speech thats been protected and ensured by the blood of real men and women, willing to put their life on the line.

While it sickens me that such people exist, you really do have to recognize the beauty of the hypocrisy represented here by his (her) post.

//Hoo-YAH!

// God Bless the British and US Armed Force

rahamatata May 6, 2010 at 9:40 am

i kinda agree with antiwhitema, even though his nickname is a bit insulting.
Martin, i believe your education was very lacking if you believe thats what the army is doing in irak and afganistan, killing terrorists lol…its obviously they are there for the petrol, like everybody knows that and yet you come out of your cave 4 years later after watching only the tv…waw man, use your head, if you know what that part of the body is

".But, the Islamic militants started this fight – We will damn well finish it"

aw yea? how? unless you havent noticed countries are starting to retreat their armyes…why? cause they saw its pointless + they are fighting somebody elses war

Iski May 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm

My sources tell me a leupold scope was used by the spotter, who had no sniper training whatsoever! Good drills.

Rican May 6, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Hey Anti – you really should lighten up. I am a multiracial American who has been an operator with both the 82nd and 101st Airborne. It may sound crazy but I sincerely thank the Anglo population for being an adventurer and discoverer. Without that most of the world would not be civilized and a lot of the things we know about come from that race finding these things out by trial and error. My hat's off to the Brit for making an excellent shot. On the downside, I do understand the US and it's allies have pissed off a majority of countries in the world and we should expect some retaliation – but the bottom line is..we are at war with terrorism! So either man up and get in the game, or sit on the sidelines and be a spectator…but, keep those comments to yourself.

p.s. – I have Anglo family members as well.

Michael May 7, 2010 at 1:14 am

What a bunch of blood thirsty comments. Nearly as bad as those Jews.

Roger May 7, 2010 at 4:17 am

Afghans are white.

Gung-Ho May 7, 2010 at 6:16 am

Hell of a shot man. That's how it's done.

I'm an American, planning on enlisting in the Army, and I am disgusted in the statement that Anti left. Who the hell do you think you are? This solider saved his commanders life from terrorists, and you damn him for it? Where is your logic? We're not over there trying to take over and claim it as our own; we're over there freeing oppressed people who have no choices. Your lucky that brave men and woman all over the world have died for you and have given yout the PRIVILAGE to say what you do now. In countries like A-stan and Iraq, you and your whole family would be executed in the streets for you even thinking this way.

God bless the troops in all the armed services from all the countries fighting the war on terror.

jackson May 7, 2010 at 6:51 am

damn, nice shootin just wish he was american

jackson May 7, 2010 at 6:54 am

wow there buddy, there not defending there country, they are leading a crusade against non-muslims. so get your facts straight before you start talking shit about "white folk"

jackson May 7, 2010 at 6:56 am

OORAH TO THAT BROTHER!!!

donald May 7, 2010 at 7:26 am

yes, put down the fighting men, just remember they are fighting for your right to do so.

Capt.A.PANZERMACHER May 7, 2010 at 11:58 am

ANTI-WHITEY,,why do we never hear YOUR KIND ,deriding the cowards who hide in homes with women and children to keep from recieving counter-fire,,rocket a market full of non-combatants…etc.,etc.,,OH THATS RIGHT!!!,BECAUSE THEY ARE YOUR KIND!!!!!__may you be wrapped in a pig skin at burial!!

bernie May 7, 2010 at 12:02 pm

piss off

Guest May 7, 2010 at 1:50 pm

I'm agreeing with vermonster…..
You want to leave where you're at & go back???
Git on a going then fool!

civilian 8x57 May 7, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Yes J.B., you are.

I think our shooters would be better served with a beltless 300 Magnum cartridge like the Remington Ultra Mag. Potential feeding problems with belted brass are reason enough.

jim bob May 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm

A lot of racist sounding little rants on this board. I am a relative newcomer to this forum, and this is not what I really expected to see. Maybe I am just a whining little bitch, but oh well.

defendfreedom May 8, 2010 at 7:53 am

India was not going around the world killing inocent women and chioldren and the people fighting in afganastan are not afganies but terriorests comming in from othe countrys trying to kill white men…

derweed May 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm

you might be the next record sniper kill for runing your mouth so go to your taliban websites and stay off real mens

Rusty May 8, 2010 at 11:24 pm

Where is a good place to go in Texas to hunt the wild boars and is the season open all year?

Daniel G Quigley May 9, 2010 at 9:20 am

ANTIWHITEMAN Just who the FU*K DO You Think You Are?? I guess all the POOR People that were KILLED by INSANE TRASH were going to WAR and NOT TO WORK.I Pitty your Brain because without the United States all of Eroupe WOULD BE SPEAKING GERMAn.Ths USA is after the SCUM that KILLED absoulty not a single COMBATINT in the WORLD TRADE CENTER.The PENTAGON or in the FEILD in PA.You are a SICK TWISTED PEICE OF WORTHLESS HUMAN FLESH.So you feel it is OK to FLY Planes into Buildings and Kill people all over the WORLD with Human Bombs then maybe your SICK GOD will let you in to your Heaven.I do know this though you will not be in or any where near the HEAVEN I KNOW I AM GOING TO.May Alligh tell you in your Sleep to go into the Kitchen grab the biggest and Sharpest Knife and run it into your Belly untill just the Handle is Visable.Sorry for my bad spelling but it is very hard to type and spell right when I AM THIS PISSED OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cara May 9, 2010 at 9:28 am

I will not make a comment for being either for or against the war.. Everything always have sides, depending from which angle you're looking and therefore it's a useless debate. What I WILL say though is that the soldiers are doing their jobs.. don't hate them for that. They weren't the ones making decisions. I have great respect for them and wish them all the best.

tuffnuff May 10, 2010 at 10:55 am

So you are anti-white man but you live in a Caucasian western society. You fcuking hypocrite! You hide behind a keyboard, go out into the local pub and make those comments you gutless wonder!

Doc C December 13, 2013 at 10:28 am

Wasn't there a Canadian sniper who held the longest shot in Afghanistan?. I believe it was well over a mile. I remember seeing it mentioned in the news.

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