Canadian sniper records 2 mile kill shot

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Canadian sniper records 2 mile kill shot

Postby The Turd Polisher » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:45 pm

Report says Canadian sniper has shattered world record for the longest confirmed kill in history
Matthew Diebel , USATODAY Published 7:34 a.m. ET June 22, 2017 |

A 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.

According to Newsweek, Canada has been involved in the war against ISIS since 2014, with the new government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau government expanding the number of Canadian special forces involved in training missions with Kurdish Peshmerga forces from 69 to 207.

U.S. Sergeant Bryan Kremer has the longest confirmed sniper kill shot by a U.S. soldier, the Globe and Mail reported. He killed an Iraqi insurgent from 2,300 meters in 2004.

Joint Task Force troops are primarily tasked with counterterrorism, sniper operations and hostage rescue, the paper said. The unit’s snipers are members of Canadian Special Operations Regiment.

According to the source quoted by Globe and Mail, snipers usually work with an observer.

“Canada has a world-class sniper system,” the source told the paper. “It is not just a sniper. They work in pairs. … This is a skill set that only a very few people have.”


They also have to account for wind speed and the increasing downward motion of the bullet as it loses speed over such a long distance.

“You have to adjust for him firing from a higher location downward and as the round drops you have to account for that,” the source told the paper. “And from that distance you actually have to account for the curvature of the Earth.”

According to Newsweek, the record shot means that three of the top five longest confirmed kills were carried out by Canadian snipers. The top five are:

1: Canadian sniper in Iraq (2017): 3,450 meters.

2: British sniper Craig Harrison in Afghanistan (2009): 2,475 meters

3: Canadian sniper Rob Furlong in Afghanistan (2002): 2,430 meters

4: Canadian sniper Arron Perry in Afghanistan (2002): 2,310 meters

5: U.S. sniper Brian Kremer in Iraq (2004): 2,300 meters

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/wor ... 418889001/
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Re: Canadian sniper records 2 mile kill shot

Postby sparrow » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:44 am

Outstanding!
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Re: Canadian sniper records 2 mile kill shot

Postby snaark » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:59 am

I'm sure one of you gun nuts can answer this: exactly what sort of gun (not including artillery) can accurately hit something at that range?

That's a serious question btw, before someone accuses me of trolling. Furthest I've fired a weapon was 25m and I found that hard enough.
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Re: Canadian sniper records 2 mile kill shot

Postby grawp » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:42 pm

Once upon a time, I had the opportunity to wield an M21 at a police range here in the Smoky Mountains.
Furthest target I punctured was set at 550 meters, and the shot went nowhere near the black.
2 miles is quite impressive.
I can just imagine the consternation present in the target's companions when he suddenly was snatched from their midst without so much as an "Allah-u-whoops!"
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Re: Canadian sniper records 2 mile kill shot

Postby kinderdigi » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:06 pm

snaark wrote:I'm sure one of you gun nuts can answer this: exactly what sort of gun (not including artillery) can accurately hit something at that range?

That's a serious question btw, before someone accuses me of trolling. Furthest I've fired a weapon was 25m and I found that hard enough.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMillan_Tac-50

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Re: Canadian sniper records 2 mile kill shot

Postby rickshaw92 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:57 am

exactly what sort of gun (not including artillery) can accurately hit something at that range?



It's not a gun Snaark, it's a rifle.
Im reallly fuclimg pissed but fespite that I can still hit a tarfet at 1000m plus. mayVRVe bnot tonight but it qint beyond the wit if man. Nowhammy.
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Re: Canadian sniper records 2 mile kill shot

Postby snaark » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:06 am

You can tell I come from a country that doesn't allow firearms.
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Re: Canadian sniper records 2 mile kill shot

Postby MJK » Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:08 am

"This is my rifle; this is my gun. This one's for shooting; this one's for fun..."
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Re: Canadian sniper records 2 mile kill shot

Postby ROB » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:43 am

snaark wrote:You can tell I come from a country that doesn't allow firearms.


Semi autos.

Plenty of grandmas still with shotguns to chase off intruders. We freaked out when we found mine was amongst them (secretly proud she sent him running, but didn't manage to get a shot off).
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Re: Canadian sniper records 2 mile kill shot

Postby snaark » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:50 pm

The world would be a better place if only grandmas were allowed firearms.
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Re: Canadian sniper records 2 mile kill shot

Postby ROB » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:53 am

I dunno. I think mine was genuinely disappointed she didn't blow the guy's brains out.
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