Dead Men Risen The Snipers Story.

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  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    The arrival at the newly-established Patrol Base Shamal Storrai (Pashto for “North Star”) in late August 2009 of Serjeant Tom Potter and Rifleman Mark Osmond marked the start of an astonishing episode in the history of British Army sniping.
    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. Each kill was chalked up as a little stick man on the beam above the firing position in their camouflaged sangar beside the base gate – a stick man with no head denoting a target eliminated with a shot to the skull. MORE AT LINK BELOW....

    Dead Men Risen: The snipers' story - Telegraph
     
  2. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Great work by a couple of very talented shooters. Thanks for the story tango :)
     

  3. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I read this somewhere yesterday and I was impressed by these guys. It's ironic that the Brits still have serious soldiers but the general population is completely disarmed...
     
  4. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Good read, Tango! Thanks for posting it.
     
  5. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Great read Tango - Thanks for sharing.

    This really impressed the hell out of me if it's accurate.

    That is some serious shooting. Especially if they were taking head shots too. :eek::eek:
     
  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I would never want to be a bg down range from these two...
     
  7. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Quoted for Truth! :eek:

    The article said they also won the Sniper Challenge back in training, so obviously these are two dedicated trigger pullers. It's a shame they won't have a job in their home country when they retire from such impressive careers.

    On the plus side, I am sure they could secure a private sector gig with just about any protection agency out there for big $$.