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tombogan03884

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So, You think you can shoot ?
« on: June 22, 2017, 12:21:40 PM »
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/report-record-2-mile-sniper-shot-kills-isis-militant-in-iraq/ar-BBD1Qjl?OCID=ansmsnnews11


 Canadian soldier in Iraq has killed an ISIS militant from more than two miles away, shattering the world record for a confirmed sniper kill in military history.

According to Toronto’s Globe and Mail newspaper, the gun specialist from the elite Joint Task Force 2 achieved the feat with a shot from a high-rise during an operation within the past 30 days.

“The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh (Islamic State) attack on Iraqi security forces,” a military source — who requested anonymity because the unit’s operations are classified — told the paper. “Instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, it is a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad guys didn’t have a clue what was happening.”

The 3,450-meter shot, which took about 10 seconds to reach its target, was independently verified by a video camera and other data, the source said.

The prior record was held by a British sniper, Craig Harrison, who in 2009 shot a Taliban gunner from 2,475 meters, or about a mile and a half, away during an operation in Afghanistan.


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Re: So, You think you can shoot ?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 03:46:14 PM »
Bet that shook up the party a little bit.  ;D
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Re: So, You think you can shoot ?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 03:48:26 PM »
Looking at the top 5 longest confirmed kills there's only 10 meters difference between 4th and 5th place, but the difference between this shot and second place is 975 meters. No one else in the world is even close to the new record.
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So, You think you can shoot ?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 03:58:30 PM »
One shot!!!

Amazing shot and spotting!

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Re: So, You think you can shoot ?
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 06:15:34 AM »
Next thing you know they will be bringing back the "volley sight".

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