A Ukrainian sniper claims to be the world record holder after killing a Russian soldier from a distance of 3.8 kilometers with a custom-made rifle called “Horizon Master”.
The unnamed soldier, who serves in Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU), reportedly managed to break the previous record of 3.5 kilometers, set by a Canadian special operations sniper in Iraq in 2017.
The video allegedly shows the target falling seconds after the SBU sniper fired. A line of three stationary Russian soldiers quickly becomes a line of two.
– Our snipers are redefining the rules of global snipers, showing incomparable abilities to operate effectively at extraordinary distances – the SBU announced.
The Ukrainian military did not share other details, such as when and where it was filmed, or say how it confirmed the sniper hit.
The Lord of the Horizon was developed and built by MAIAK, a Ukrainian arms manufacturer, and is nearly 2 meters in length, Firearms Blog reports. With the right ammunition, the rifle can fire bullets traveling faster than the speed of sound for nearly 3,050 meters.