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  • DCortez

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    Passing on an email I got. All I can say is WOW! Link to video after the text.

    You really need to watch the video. It is quite impressive. They never saw it coming. Canadian Sniper wiping out Taliban Snipers in Afghanistan. These video shots are not made through the shooter's telescopic sight. They are made looking through the spotter's scope. The spotter lies right next to the sniper and helps the sniper to find and home in on the target. The sniper is using a 50 calibre rifle. A 50 cal. round is about 7-8 inches long and the casing is about an inch in diameter. The bullet itself is one-half inch in diameter and roughly one and one-half inches long. Pay close attention to the beginning of the video. A Taliban is laying on top of the peak in front of you... when you hear the shot fired....watch what happens. The sniper is also about a half mile away...or more. A Canadian sniper in Afghanistan has been confirmed as hitting an enemy soldier at a range of 2,310 meters (7565 ft/1.43 miles), the longest recorded and confirmed sniper hot in history.



    The previous record of 2,250 meters (7369 ft/1.4 miles) was set by US Marine sniper Carlos Hathcock in Vietnam in 1967. The Canadian sniper was at an altitude of 8,500 feet and the target, across a valley, was at 9,000 feet. Canadian sniper units often operated in support of US infantry units, which were grateful for their help. The record lasted only one day, until a second Canadian sniper hit an enemy soldier at 2,400 meters (7860 feet/1.48 miles). The Canadian snipers fire special 50-calibre McMillan tactical rifles, which are bolt-action weapons with five-round magazines. The Canadian snipers were the only Canadian troops operating without helmets or flak jackets as they had too much other equipment to carry. Each three-man team has one sniper rifle, three standard rifles Canadian (C7s), one of them with a 203mm grenade launcher.




    YouTube - Sniper in Afghanistan (Carmina Burana - O Fortuna)
     

    DCortez

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    sorry, but in that video those are animals, not humans....

    you can clearly see one of them (animal) run to where it stops and gets hit, not only that the flying remains don't even resemble a human...

    I dunno, I saw something that looked like a human arm flying through the air. Either way, any marksmanship that is greater than mine is to be admired.

    I read the comments on the video. Since this post is purely for entertainment purposes on an off topic internet forum, not a documentary, I wasn't interested in doing a journalistic investigation.
     

    SIG_Fiend

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    Yep, definitely a fake. It's just people long range hunting animals. There isn't a camcorder in existence with a zoom lens capable of that sort of range. ;)
     

    robocop10mm

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    But, isn't it illegal to use a .50 as an anti personnel round? Oh that's right, The sniper was aiming for the rifle (equipment) and the guy ot in the way.
     
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