8.6mm Lapua Round Favorite For Long Range Shots

by Daniel Russ on May 6, 2010

Sniper Rifle

“May 4, 2010: It was recently revealed that, last November, a British sniper (corporal Craig Harrison) set a new distance record when he killed two Taliban in Afghanistan, at a range of 2,620 meters (8,596 feet). He did this with a L115A3 rifle firing the 8.6mm Lapua Magnum round. The previous record was held by a Canadian soldier, corporal Rob Furlong, who dropped an al Qaeda gunman at 2,573 meters (7,972 feet) in 2002, also in Afghanistan. Furlong, however, was using a 12.7mm (.50 caliber) rifle. These weapons are good at 2,000 meters or more, but weigh twice as much as the 6.8 kg (15 pound) 8.6mm rifles.”

Source: Strategy Page


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Sarman September 22, 2016 at 11:29 am

How can buy the lapua 8,6mm for Indonesia military

Daniel Russ September 23, 2016 at 11:16 am

we don’t sell weapons

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