Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hathcock is credited with killing an enemy soldier from a distance of 2,500 yards, the longest confirmed successful hit in the 20th century. The Intervention rifle, made by CheyTac LLC, may make that distance seem normal for snipers.
This bolt action sniper rifle was developed to be used with a laser rangefinder and two devices that monitor ballistics and wind, air temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure. During tests on the company’s range, the system maintained a three-shot group of 16 5/8 inches at a distance of 2,321 yards, a record for sniper rifles.
Although Mark Walhberg uses this rifle when portraying a Marine in the 2007 movie “Shooter,” there is no word of the Intervention rifle being employed by the Marine Corps.