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Sniper Who Broke World-Record Kill Reveals How Long It Took For Bullet To Hit Target

Rebecca Shepherd

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Sniper Who Broke World-Record Kill Reveals How Long It Took For Bullet To Hit Target

A man who once completed the world's longest sniper kill has revealed how long the bullet took to hit the target.

Craig Harrison was in Afghanistan serving for the British Army and fighting to clear Taliban insurgents and ended up killing someone who was over one-and-a-half miles away.

Credit: Instagram/@cohcraigharrison
Credit: Instagram/@cohcraigharrison

Now, he's revealed exactly how the long-range sniper kill - which was once a world record - happened.

Speaking to James English on his 'Anything Goes' podcast, Craig explained: "Not many people know that I was stood up when I took the shot, I wasn't lying down. I was stood up against a wall."

Going into more detail about the events leading up to the record-breaking feat, Craig said: "I could see all the Taliban in this village. I could see them queuing up, waiting to attack this patrol coming in. And I informed them that 'you're going to get hit in a minute'."

He went on to talk about how he began to shoot the Taliban, adding: "What I did was bracket, where you fire the first shot and you know where it's landed and you just lift the rifle up and you fire again, and fire again. It took me nine shots and I hit the compound wall."

Credit: Instagram/@cohcraigharrison
Credit: Instagram/@cohcraigharrison

After firing the shots, the rest of the team were able to pass safely, then it came to Craig's long distance shot.

He revealed: "I checked, and there were two Taliban up there, and I knew that I had shot there in the morning.

"This lasted for about three hours, so I thought, 'I need to do this, because my men are going to get killed'.

"So I fired my first shot, and it missed, I saw it slash just in front. I saw one guy stand up, and as he stood up, I fired again. And the bullet took six seconds to fly there."

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Pointing to his chest in relation to where the bullet hit the enemy, Craig said: "The guy went down, and I hit him here.

"And then the second guy was still firing. He stood up, I fired my third shot, and as I fired my third shot, I moved my rifle across and fired another shot. So this time I've got two bullets in the air at the same time.

"The third one missed and the fourth one hit him. And it hit him in the side."

But it seems Craig isn't being cocky about his accomplishment, as he explained: "I say to this day now that it was a fluke.

"I tried to save 12 guys and get them out of the s**t. I didn't even know the distance that I was firing."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@cohcraigharrison

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Rebecca Shepherd
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