8 Longest Sniper Kills:- 8) No. 8: Staff Sergeant Jim Gilliland's 1,367-Yard Shot Date: September 27, 2005 Weapon: M24 rifle Ammunition: 7.62x51mm NATO Nationality: USA Military Unit: 2nd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division Sniper Shadow Team Conflict: Iraq War in Ramadi Specifics: His shot might not be the longest ever, but it is believed to be the longest with such a common round. The 1,300-plus yard shot Gilliland made was with a standard-issue M24 rifle and a 7.62x51mm NATO round better known to civilians as the .308 Winchester, which is a popular choice among America's deer hunters. The Expert: "After reviewing the data for each of the eight long distance shooting scenarios, I noticed that only one was made with a 7.62 x 51mm rifle round. All others were taken with either the .50 caliber or the .338 Lapua round. This ties into Brianâ€™s opening comments about the impact that technology has had on weapons systems over the years. The U.S. military has traditionally used the 7.62 x 51 mm round for sniper operations or precision long range target interdiction. The challenge with using relative smaller calibers is that the climatic and environmental conditions have a greater effect on the projectile during flight especially at distances beyond 300 meters." --CW3 (US Army Special Forces, Retired) D. Brad Smith 7) No. 7: Unknown Norwegian Sniper's 1,509-Yard Shot Date: November 2007 Weapon: Barrett M82A1 Ammunition: Raufoss NM140 MP (12.7 mm multi-purpose ammunition) Nationality: Norway Military Unit: Norwegian Army 2nd Battalion Conflict: War in Afghanistan 6) No. 6: Corporal Christopher Reynolds' 2,026-Yard Shot Date: August 2009 Weapon: Accuracy International L115A3 Ammunition: .338 Lapua Magnum LockBase B408 bullets Nationality: UK Military Unit: 3 Scots: The Black Watch Conflict: War in Afghanistan Specifics: After sitting atop a roof for more than three days, Reynolds plugged a Taliban commander nicknamed "Mula," and responsible for multiple attacks on UK and US troops, from more than 2,000 yards. The father of one is a member of the 3 Scots: The Black Watch. Scotland's Black Watch is an elite military regiment whose history stretches back almost three centuries. Seems Reynolds might be the most noteworthy of them all. Beware a man willing to wear a kilt. The Expert: "Another interesting point that I see when reviewing the data is the increased presence of the .338 Lapua on the Iraq and Afghan battlefield amongst NATO/Coalition forces. The .338 Lapua is a great solution for filling the gap between the 7.62 x 51 mm and the .50 caliber-12.7 mmâ€¦â€¦.Due to size, weight and ease of mobility, a sniper weapons system chambered for the .338 or 7.62 would be my sniper weapon of choice, every time. As it relates to training, one could also argue that the .338 Lapua would result in significant cost savings. This is true because of the diminished affects that climatic conditions such as wind-drift has on the heavier and â€œhotterâ€ .338 round thatâ€™s moving out at around 3,071 ft. per second compared to the M24 with the .175 grain, M118LR thatâ€™s moving out at around 2,580 ft. per second." --CW3 (US Army Special Forces, Retired) D. Brad Smith 5) No. 5: Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock's 2,500-Yard Shot Date: February 1967 Weapon: M2 Browning machine gun Ammunition: .50 BMG Nationality: USA Military Unit: United States Marine Corps Conflict: Vietnam War Specifics: A legend in the Marine Corps, Hathcock held the record of longest confirmed sniper kill for 35 years. The 2,500-yard shot was just one of the 93 confirmed kills Hathcock made during his career. At one time the North Vietnamese Army placed a $30,000 bounty on Hathcock due to his soon-to-be legendary status as a sniper. But while every NVA sniper pursued "White Feather," the nickname given to him by NVA and Viet Cong due to Hathcock's habit of wearing one in his bush hat, none were successful. The Gunnery Sergeant's military career came to an end after his transport unit struck an anti-tank mine. As of today, Hatchcock is still ranked fourth on the list of most confirmed kills for an American sniper. 4) No. 4: Sgt. Brian Kremer's 2,515-Yard Shot Sniper: Sgt. Brian Kremer Date: March 2004 Distance: 2,515 yd Weapon: Barrett M82A1 Ammunition: Raufoss NM140 MP (12.7 mm multi-purpose ammunition) Nationality: USA Military Unit: 2nd Ranger Battalion Conflict: Iraq War Specifics: With long-range shots in Afghanistan dominating this list, Kremer's 2,515-yard shot is one of two that came from Iraq. His 2004 shot came less than 150 yards short of setting the record, placing him just 11 yards behind Perry's one-time-record shot and giving him, at the time, the third-longest shot in history. 3) No. 3: Master Corporal Arron Perry's 2,526-Yard Shot Date: March 2002 Weapon: McMillan Tac-50 Ammunition: Hornady A-MAX .50 (.50 BMG) Nationality: Canada Military Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Conflict: War in Afghanistan Specifics: Perry held the record of longest sniper shot in history for perhaps the shortest time in history. Picking off an insurgent in Afghanistan in March 2002 from a distance of 2,526 yards, Perry bested Carlos Hathcock's Vietnam-era record of 2,500 yards, but was quickly dethroned as the best long-range sniper by a member of his own team, Corporal Rob Furlong who made the second-longest shot in history, just weeks later. 2) No. 2: Corporal Rob Furlong's 2,657-Yard Shot Date: March 2002 Weapon: McMillan Tac-50 Ammunition: Hornady A-MAX .50 (.50 BMG) Nationality: Canada Military Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Conflict: War in Afghanistan Specifics: While participating in Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan's Shah-i-Kot Valley as a member of the 3rd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Furlong witnessed and took aim at three Al-Qaeda fighters moving into a mountainside position with a RPK machine gun. Furlong's first shot missed the machine-gun toting insurgent and No. 2: Corporal Rob Furlong's 2,657-Yard Shot Date: March 2002 Weapon: McMillan Tac-50 Ammunition: Hornady A-MAX .50 (.50 BMG) Nationality: Canada Military Unit: 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Conflict: War in Afghanistan Specifics: While participating in Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan's Shah-i-Kot Valley as a member of the 3rd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Furlong witnessed and took aim at three Al-Qaeda fighters moving into a mountainside position with a RPK machine gun. Furlong's first shot missed the machine-gun toting insurgent and his second hit the gunner's backpack. The third shot from the McMillan Tac-50 struck the target's torso and killed him. At more than one mile and a muzzle speed of 2,700 fps, it took each bullet almost four seconds to reach the target. The Expert: "The .50 cal is a great sniper tool when conducting mounted operations or even aerial platform shooting but can be a bit cumbersome for dismounted operations due to its size and weight. The Barrett weighs in at hefty 30lbs with the standard 29 inch barrel and is about a pound less with the 20 inch barrel with an impressive effective range of 1,800 meters compared to Accuracy Internationalâ€™s, L115A3 that weighs in at about 15 lbs with an effective range of 1,500 meters. Iâ€™m certainly not saying the 50 cal canâ€™t be taken on a dismounted patrol because it can, but it must be employed with a team much like a crew served weapon, not very practical." --CW3 (US Army Special Forces, Retired) D. Brad Smith. 1) o. 1: Corporal of Horse Craig Harrison's 2,707-Yard Shot Date: November 2009 Weapon: L115A3 Long Range Rifle Ammunition: .338 Lapua Magnum LockBase B408 bullets Nationality: UK Military Unit: Household Cavalry Conflict: War in Afghanistan Specifics: Using nine shots to initially range his targets, Harrison and his spotter, Trooper Cliff O'Farrell, then dropped two Taliban machine-gunners with successive shots while providing cover fire for an Afghan national army patrol south of Musa Qala. Harrison noted that environmental conditions were perfect for long-range shooting: no wind, mild weather and clear visibility. The Expert: "Global conflicts over the past 25-30 years have taken place predominately in and around urban areas. This is due to the fact that an estimated 70% of the worldâ€™s population lives in urban or sub-urban areas. Logically future conflicts will continue to parallel this percentage. So the demand for well-trained sniper teams that are equipped with â€œstate of the artâ€ sniper weapons systems and are fully capable of interdicting threat targets in a setting where both non-hostile civilian and hostile military forces are present and often intermingled, is growing. I am very confident that weâ€™ll see an ever increasing presence of the .338 Lapua in current and future sniper engagements." --CW3 (US Army Special Forces, Retired) D. Brad Smith. Read more: 8 Longest Sniper Shots in History -- Guns & Ammo Though these are based on Datas which were collectible, but there are many sniper shooters who perhaps have scored much more than them throughout the world but as snipers are secretive and coverts in nature we dont receive enough data to score them. For now those sublimed heroes remains as stealth as they want themselves.