Good to see some real harm being done to these stone age women-beating murdering swine.
Within 40 days, the two marksmen from 4 Rifles, part of the Welsh Guards Battle group, had achieved 75 confirmed kills with 31 attributed to Potter and 44 to Osmond. [..] Most of the kills were at a range of 1,200 metres using the 7.62 mm L96 sniper rifle. The snipers used suppressors, reducing the sound of the muzzle blast. Although a ballistic crack could be heard, it was almost impossible to work out where the shot was coming from. Up to about 900 metres, they would aim at an insurgent’s head, beyond that at the chest. With the bullet travelling at three times the speed of sound, a victim was unlikely to hear anything before he died.
Walkie-talkie messages revealed that the Taliban thought they were being hit from helicopters. The longest-range shot taken was when Potter killed an insurgent at 1,430 metres away. Potter and Osmond’s working day would begin around 7 am and end a dozen or so hours later at last light.
One shot, two Taliban.
On September 12th, a known Taliban commander appeared on the back of a motorcycle with a passenger riding pillion. Taking deliberate aim, he [Osman] fired a single shot. The bike tumbled and both men fell onto the road and lay there motionless. ..The 7.62 mm bullet Osmond had fired had passed through the heads of both men. He had achieved the rare feat of ‘one shot, two kills’ known in the sniping business as ‘a Quigley’. The term comes from the 1990 film Quigley Down Under in which the hero, played by Tom Selleck, uses an old Sharps rifle to devastating effect.