Marksmen are considered a critical centerpiece of modern warfare, given their ability to eliminate key elements within the enemy’s ranks without putting themselves or their brothers in arms in any real danger. You see, ever since the introduction of firearms to the battlefield, people have constantly been looking for ways to deal with a large number of enemies while sustaining minimal casualties.
This is precisely why modern warfare values sniping as an integral part of any modern army, and it is also why snipers are glorified so much. Due to the constant advancement in military technology, modern snipers are nowadays capable of hitting targets at a very long distance.
Therefore, the longest confirmed sniper kills are owed not only to the capable marksmen who pulled the trigger, but also to the high-standard rifles that made them possible. We have put together a list of the 10 longest sniper shots ever recorded, to give you an idea of how dangerous snipers are in modern warfare.
9Corporal Christopher Reynolds, UK – 2,026 yards (1,852 meters)
As a member of The Black Watch, corporal Christopher Reynolds, was expected to deliver extremely precise shots, yet this particular shot is one for the history books. At some point in August 2009, corporal Reynolds managed to shoot an enemy ate more than 2,000 yards, using an Accuracy International L115A3 equipped with .338 Lapua Magnum LockBase B408 bullets. To this day, it is one of the longest recorded kills, definitely among the top 5 from the war in Afghanistan.