02 Jan 2006

US Sniper Scores 1250 Meter Kill

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Sgt Jim Gilliland

The Telegraph reports:

Gazing through the telescopic sight of his M24 rifle, Staff Sgt Jim Gilliland, leader of Shadow sniper team, fixed his eye on the Iraqi insurgent who had just killed an American soldier.

His quarry stood nonchalantly in the fourth-floor bay window of a hospital in battle-torn Ramadi, still clasping a long-barrelled Kalashnikov. Instinctively allowing for wind speed and bullet drop, Shadow’s commander aimed 12 feet high.

A single shot hit the Iraqi in the chest and killed him instantly. It had been fired from a range of 1,250 meters (1367 yards), well beyond the capacity of the powerful Leupold sight, accurate to 1,000 metres.

“I believe it is the longest confirmed kill in Iraq with a 7.62mm rifle,” said Staff Sgt Gilliland, 28, who hunted squirrels in Double Springs, Alabama from the age of five before progressing to deer – and then people.

“He was visible only from the waist up. It was a one in a million shot. I could probably shoot a whole box of ammunition and never hit him again.”

Later that day, Staff Sgt Gilliland found out that the dead soldier was Staff Sgt Jason Benford, 30, a good friend.

The insurgent was one of between 55 and 65 he estimates that he has shot dead in less than five months, putting him within striking distance of sniper legends such as Carlos Hathcock, who recorded 93 confirmed kills in Vietnam.

M24 Rifle manufactured by Remington.

Leupold scopes.

Carlos Hathcock.

Isn’t it ironic that the British Telegraph is covering this remarkable feat of American arms, and the American so-called “newspaper of record” is too busy betraying its country to cover such a story?

6 Feedbacks on "US Sniper Scores 1250 Meter Kill"

concerned citizen

Posting this Operators picture, name and any personal info is a stupid thing to do. It gives the ragheads enough info to google up him or his family. Whoever authorized it should be disciplined.


It is ironic very that the British media supports America’s war on terror more than America.

Our next target needs to be the United States, there are people in the US who support terrorists more than most Arabs. I say, cleanse the US first, then there will be no resistance while we cleanse the Middle East.

Frank Grimes

I hope he gets mental illness and it ruins his life, like he ruined the lives of so many and their families


In other words, you hope he’ll become a deranged moonbat commie, like you.


frank grimes i would like 2 ruin your day ,you gutless coward


i bet frank grimes mother was a crack head whore for him 2 say that ps i live in pensacola fla look me up you piece of shit


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