Sniper Vs. Sniper. The good guys won.
Showdown at Mosul. And the Brit got to field-test some new advanced American firepower.
The SAS soldier, a sergeant who was a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hit the Iraqi in the throat as he left a burned-out building.
The Daily Star Sunday understands the sniper was using the CheyTac M200 Intervention gun, said to be the most accurate rifle ever made.
It holds the record for the world’s longest shot and can reportedly reach distances of up to 3,000m using a special .408 round. —DailyStar
It was a badass shot with some serious hardware.
It was like a game of cat-and-mouse and at one point the SAS almost gave up, believing that the terrorist had gone to ground,” the Daily Mail reported. “Just as the light was beginning to fade the gunman moved into what he thought was a safe location and lifted his rifle up into his shoulder before the SAS shot him dead.”
From a remarkable 1.5 miles away, the SAS sniper was able to gun down the ISIS jihadist. The distance was so extraordinarily far that the bullet took three seconds to reach the other gunman. The lethal shot was said to hit the terrorist in the throat. —Independent
It’s the same unit that was featured on ‘Future Weapons’.
Meet the Chey Tac M200 Intervention Rifle:
Is it too early to start our Christmas wish lists? (Asking for a friend.)