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Sniper Shoots ISIS Fighter Dead From Over One Mile Away
« on: August 13, 2018, 01:35:25 AM »
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Sniper Shoots ISIS Fighter Dead From Over One Mile Away
Jason Lemon 5 hrs ago

A British soldier from the elite Special Air Service has shot and killed an ISIS commander from more than a mile away, in what is thought to be the best long-range shot in the regiment’s 77-year history.

Using a a huge .50 Calibre Browning machine gun, which is nearly 40 years old, the unnamed sergeant, who is a veteran of Iraq and Syria, managed to hit the fighter directly in the chest with a shot that blew off the commander’s arm and shoulder.

“The Islamic State commander was briefing his men and clearly liked the sound of his own voice because he was standing still for a least 20 minutes while his fighters sat on the ground in front of him,” a source familiar with the incident, which took place in June in Afghanistan, told The Daily Star Sunday.

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Sniper Shoots ISIS Fighter Dead From Over One Mile Away With 40-Year-Old Gun
By Jason Lemon On 8/12/18 at 10:55 AM

A British soldier from the elite Special Air Service has shot and killed an ISIS commander from more than a mile away, in what is thought to be the best long-range shot in the regiment’s 77-year history.

Using a a huge .50 Calibre Browning machine gun, which is nearly 40 years old, the unnamed sergeant, who is a veteran of Iraq and Syria, managed to hit the fighter directly in the chest with a shot that blew off the commander’s arm and shoulder.

“The Islamic State commander was briefing his men and clearly liked the sound of his own voice because he was standing still for a least 20 minutes while his fighters sat on the ground in front of him,” a source familiar with the incident, which took place in June in Afghanistan, told The Daily Star Sunday.

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Ma Deuce has been around a lot longer than 40 years,and while the one particular M-2 that fired that shot may have been 40  years old,there is no significant difference between it and the earlier or later M-2's.

The Army is big on "if it ain't broke don't fix it",and the M-2 Browning is definitely not broken.
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IIRC a 50 cal has an effective range of 2,000 yards. So a 1 mile kill shot is very believable.

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