OtherGround Forums Canadian Sets New Sniper Record 3450 Meters

6/21/17 9:15 PM
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Just thinking about calculating the trajectory makes my head hurt.

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadian-elite-special-forces-sniper-sets-record-breaking-kill-shot-in-iraq/article35415651/?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theglobeandmail.com&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Referrer%3A+Social+Network+%2F+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links&service=mobile
6/21/17 9:18 PM
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In
6/21/17 9:19 PM
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That's over two miles.
6/21/17 9:19 PM
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After making the kill, the Canadian promptly apologized for it. 

6/21/17 9:26 PM
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A 10-second travel.
6/21/17 9:27 PM
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Impressive.
6/21/17 9:32 PM
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Holy shit.

6/21/17 9:33 PM
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Helluva slap shot .
6/21/17 9:37 PM
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"A sniper with Canada's elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres. Sources say a member of Joint Task Force 2 killed an Islamic State insurgent with a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle while firing from a high-rise during an operation that took place within the last month in Iraq. It took under 10 seconds to hit the target. "The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces," said a military source, who stressed the operation fell within the strictures of the government's advise and assist mission. "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."

 

Just part of the article 

6/21/17 9:38 PM
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He beat Bob Lee Swagger's record?

6/21/17 9:44 PM
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Lots of great men in the Canadian special forces... glad they're on our side 

6/21/17 9:46 PM
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Damn straight.  Pretty much all Canadians are wicked shots.

6/21/17 10:16 PM
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DaveFu - 

After making the kill, the Canadian promptly apologized for it. 


perfect
6/21/17 10:23 PM
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That's fucking crazy
6/21/17 10:30 PM
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Canada has a military?
6/21/17 10:44 PM
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CANADA!! Fuck yeah!!!
6/21/17 10:46 PM
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6/21/17 10:55 PM
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How do they confirm the kill?

6/21/17 11:08 PM
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Eggbert -
KeezyDoesIt - Canada has a military?

My Canadian grandfather fought in ww2 so please go fuck yourself

Nah don't think I will. Please go on about other people's accomplishments though :)
6/21/17 11:10 PM
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JTF2 once again proving to be the baddest motherfuckers around
6/21/17 11:22 PM
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He thought it was a moose
6/21/17 11:33 PM
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Absolutely unreal 

6/21/17 11:35 PM
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Lol at needing to account for the curvature of the Earth!

-Eddie Bravo

6/21/17 11:37 PM
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so some dude somewhere had to stand still for a little less than 10 seconds before the bullet was able to tag him? craaaaazy
6/21/17 11:39 PM
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Trust - That's over two miles.
That's nothing. In his prime, Uncle Rico could've laced a perfect spiral to him