nygunnut, what is your source of information on that 2.5 mile shot. The longest I was able to find Googling the subject was something like 2.4 kilometers or 8,100+ feet. You are talking about a 13,200 foot shot, a shot that is 62% longer then the previous longest shot, not 50 or 100 or 300 feet, but 5,200+ feet longer. The other thing that does not sound right is you said that it was made by an officer; I have never heard of officers being involved or participating in sniper training or becoming a sniper. I would like to see some additional sources of information on this shot.