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Stephen Kruiser

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April 1, 2014 - 11:23 am

Feel-good story of the year?

A British sniper in Afghanistan killed six insurgents with a single bullet after hitting the trigger switch of a suicide bomber whose device then exploded, The Telegraph has learnt.

The 20-year-old marksman, a Lance Corporal in the Coldstream Guards, hit his target from 930 yards (850 metres) away, killing the suicide bomber and five others around him caught in the blast.

The incident in Kakaran in southern Afghanistan happened in December but has only now been disclosed as Britain moves towards the withdrawal of all combat soldiers by the end of the year.

Fingers crossed that the Afghan security forces can keep the Taliban at bay once they are completely in charge. One British captain interviewed for this article is optimistic:

The country has its first round of presidential elections this Saturday, with an upsurge in violence expected as voters go to the polls.

“I am an optimist,” said Capt Ed Challis. “There are lots of things that have changed for the better. You would be a fool to think you can change a hundred years of culture fast, but have things improved? Yes. I believe they are able to take it forward.”

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Oh right, there's still a war . . . . err . . . . "kinetic military action" going on!

But if Obama is president, than that's, like, cool, right?
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One shot, six kills . . . at 930 yards. Awesome. Somewhere, Chris Kyle is smiling.
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The Force is strong with this one.....
34 weeks ago
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I really, really want to go deer hunting with this guy.
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That is amazing! Kudos to the shooter.

Can anyone tell me why sniper rifles are bolt-action? Does cutting down on the internal parts help maintain accuracy in some way?
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I think for a long time it was a matter of accuracy but that isn't so much the case anymore. I've also read that the more methodical routine of shooting a bolt-action lends itself to being more careful in setting up the shot.
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Yes it matters when shooting 1,000 yards. Its not the number of parts but how the round is seated in the chamber. With a bolt action the shooter locks the bolt with a smooth action allowing the round to seat better in the chamber. In an auto loader or semiautomatic the round is slammed in and locked, fast but maybe not as consistently as the bolt. Having said that, modern semiauto sniper rifles are more accurate than Grandpa's old bolt action hunting rifle.
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Dear Leader's propaganda minister (Carny) will likely characterize this as workplace violence, and then congratulate the deceased on their 72 virgins.

Too bad. So sad.
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