When you’re in a war zone, anything is possible, and that includes a sniper trying to take you out from up to 2,815-meters away – longest known confirmed kill by an Australian sniper with a Barrett M82A1 in Afghanistan. Continue reading for the video.
According to the record books, the current record for longest snipe is held by an unknown Australian soldier from Delta Company, 2nd Commando Regiment with a GPS confirmed shot at 2,815 m (3,079 yd). The shot was taken in 2012 during Operation Slipper, in the War in Afghanistan. The name of the shooter is unknown since it was a multiple shooter operation, utilizing two shooters firing simultaneously upon a Taliban commander, with one shooter being successful the identity of whom could not be determined.