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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 [2.2 miles] …. [story]

As of today, Canada holds the first, third, and fourth spots for the longest distance confirmed kills by a sniper. [story]

Awesome seems like such an abused and over-used word, but… awesome !

6 Comments!

  1. Paul Moore
    Posted June 22, 2017 at 1:20 pm |

    I’m told that the average curvature of the Earth is roughly eight inches per mile. At this distance, it’s a factor.

  2. MikeG
    Posted June 22, 2017 at 1:47 pm |

    Holy Crap! Dude was freakin’ COLD before the sound of the shot got there!

  3. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted June 22, 2017 at 7:20 pm |

    With a 16″ kill zone, that’s about .3-.4 MOA, without any other factors.
    Awesome, indeed!
    I figger good chance any torso and most limb hits are fatal with a 50 cal round.

  4. Another Bob
    Posted June 22, 2017 at 8:02 pm |

    Imagine the mirage and wind-drift at that range. There could even be opposing wind-drifts at that range.

  5. MikeAZ
    Posted June 23, 2017 at 5:07 am |

    I’d like to think this was the result of long, hard hours of intense training, but if the shooter is like the few Canadians I know, he probably was barely able to even see his target and said “Oh bloody hell, why not, eh?” and let fly.

  6. mech
    Posted June 23, 2017 at 1:52 pm |

    Excellent!

    He deserves more than Miller time for that.

    Will he ever buy himself another drink?