View Full Version : Scottish sniper takes out Taliban leader at 1,500 meters

Play The Man
08-10-2009, 09:15 PM

A SCOTTISH soldier has been praised for making the longest recorded kill in Afghanistan after shooting a top Taliban fighter from almost a mile away.

Corporal Christopher Reynolds took out the Afghan drug lord during some of the hardest fighting of the war so far.

The 25-year-old, of 3 Scots, The Black Watch, kept watch on a shop rooftop for three days to eliminate the target.

But he admitted the top-level Taliban fighter – known as Musa – was so far away it took him a couple of attempts to get the aim right.

Initially Musa, who was with four men, did not even realise he was being shot at.

But Cpl Reynolds, of Dalgety Bay, in Fife, together with his spotter Lance Corporal David Hatton, worked out different factors such as wind speed and the trajectory of the bullet to hit the target. Musa, who was more than 1,500 metres away, was taken out with a single shot to the chest.

Cpl Reynolds, who has killed 32 Taliban fighters, said: “I was quite proud of that shot. It is the longest recorded kill in Afghanistan. I am going to use that fact as a chat-up line in the pub when I get back home.”

His 20-year-old spotter, from Castlemilk, in Glasgow, added: “We had been in position for three days when he made that shot. He did a top job that day.”:fighting0008:

08-10-2009, 09:19 PM
If its true, Its AMAZING!!!!!!!

08-10-2009, 09:30 PM
Give em hell boys

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08-10-2009, 10:06 PM
Very good shooting!

08-10-2009, 10:20 PM

County Mike
08-11-2009, 12:34 AM
Does he get to mount the head in his den?

08-11-2009, 05:39 AM
I thought Rob Furlong held the record in Afghanistan with a near 1.5 mile shot.

Regardless... Damn impressive shooting and good riddance!

08-11-2009, 01:43 PM
Well done, sir! Now that's something to be proud of!

Play The Man
08-15-2009, 07:51 PM

I stumbled across a different article about the same story. The shot was actually not 1,500 meters . . . it was 1,853 meters!

A British sniper killed a Taliban leader with the longest-ever fatal bullet shot in Afghanistan - from nearly TWO KILOMETRES away.

Corporal Christopher Reynolds, 25, camped on the roof of a shop for three days as he waited for the perfect conditions to shoot the terrorist commander.

He calculated the range, wind and trajectory before pulling the trigger - and the bullet flew 1,853 metres before hitting the target in the chest.

The warlord, known as 'Mula', is thought to be responsible for co-ordinating several attacks against British and American troops since the outbreak of war in 2001.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1206553/British-sniper-tells-moment-shot-Taliban-commander--TWO-KILOMETRES-away.html#ixzz0OHMorzQp

08-16-2009, 07:40 PM
I thought Rob Furlong held the record in Afghanistan with a near 1.5 mile shot.

Regardless... Damn impressive shooting and good riddance!

thats what i thought too

08-16-2009, 11:57 PM
Jolly good Show...I mean..er...shot :)