Monday, January 02, 2012

Long-Range Sniping

The story is interesting.

It’s November 2004. Thanksgiving time. The second battle of Fallujah has launched, and Kyle is swaddled in silence atop an upturned baby crib, studying the enemy through a Nightforce 4.5-22 power scope attached to a .300 Win Mag rifle.

He was able to notch 7 confirmed kills in that week.

Has a tough shoulder:

He got his first gun at 8 years old — a bolt-action 30-06 rifle. 

One whole lotta recoil for an 8-year-old...

Kyle credits a higher authority for his longest kill.

From 2,100 yards away from a village just outside of Sadr City in 2008, he spied a man aiming a rocket launcher at an Army convoy and squeezed off one shot from his .338 Lapua Magnum rifle. 


About 1.2 miles, actually.

1 comment:

Tim Morrissey said...

This is a man you want on YOUR side. Damn.