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Offline BigAlSouth

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What's a Quigley???
« on: March 13, 2011, 09:58:20 PM »


On September 12th, a known Taliban commander appeared on the back of a motorcycle with a passenger riding pillion. There was a British patrol in the village of Gorup-e Shesh Kalay and under the rules of engagement, the walkie-talkie the Taliban pair were carrying was designated a hostile act. As they drove off, Osmond fired warning shots with his pistol and then picked up his L96, the same weapon – serial number 0166 – he had used in Iraq and on the butt of which he had written, ‘I love u 0166’.

Taking deliberate aim, he fired a single shot. The bike tumbled and both men fell onto the road and lay there motionless. When the British patrol returned, they checked the men and confirmed they were both dead, with large holes through their heads.

The 7.62 mm bullet Osmond had fired had passed through the heads of both men. He had achieved the rare feat of ‘one shot, two kills’ known in the sniping business as ‘a Quigley’. The term comes from the 1990 film Quigley Down Under in which the hero, played by Tom Selleck, uses an old Sharps rifle to devastating effect.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/8376808/Dead-Men-Risen-The-snipers-story.html
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Re: What's a Quigley???
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 10:14:16 PM »
The British snipers have chalked up some impressive feats there. I think it was just in the past year or so that a British sniper set a new world record for longest confirmed kill. The previous record was itself only a few years old, also set in Afghanistan, by a Canadian sniper.
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Re: What's a Quigley???
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 11:21:38 PM »

Looks like that modern model 700 that WWII vet was shooting.


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Re: What's a Quigley???
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 06:42:03 AM »
2:1 special on scumbags!  I like it!   ::cool::

Some background on weapon -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L96

http://www.accuracyinternational.com/aw_series.php

And G is refering to Furlong (see #9 in the link below)...longest "confirmed" kill up until recently.

The new recordholder -

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2010-05-03/news/27063420_1_afghan-soldiers-sniper-helmand-province

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Harrison_(sniper)

He also used an AI rifle, but in .338 Lapua Mag.

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