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#1 Post by Alan De Enfield » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:32 pm

A Canadian sniper set what appears to be a record, picking off an ISIS fighter from some 2.2 miles away, and disrupting a potentially deadly operation by the terror group in Iraq.
Shooting experts say the fatal shot from at a world-record of 11,316 feet underscores how stunningly sophisticated military snipers are becoming. The feat, pulled off by a special forces sniper from Canada’s Joint Task Force 2, smashed the previous distance record for successful sniper shots by some 3,280 feet, a record set by a British sniper.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/22/ca ... ghter.html
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#2 Post by samsplacci » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:40 pm

I saw this on the Globe and Mail last night. Unbelievable. What's the dope for that kind of shot?

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#3 Post by Alan De Enfield » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:03 pm

samsplacci wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:40 pm
I saw this on the Globe and Mail last night. Unbelievable. What's the dope for that kind of shot?
Ignoring heat, humidity, wind and 'bullet drop' - just working out the allowances for the Coriolis effect would be a huge task.
I can thoroughly recommend a US Army field training manual :
Proponent for the manual is "Headquarters, United States Army Infantry School - Fort Brenning, GA"

"Sniper Training FM-23-10" (Approved for Public Release)
ISBN 0-87364-829-3

It goes into tremendous detail on 'what it takes to make the long range shot'
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#4 Post by samsplacci » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:29 pm

Thanks Alan!

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#5 Post by Rapidrob » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:04 pm

The trend for truly long range is taking off like wild fire. A Texas range just held a 4,400 yard match two weekends ago, and coming up at the end of this month is the NRA Whitt. Center -2 mile match. Yes T W O mile match. Drop down the schedule.
A good friend of mine competes in these matches. His rifle cost more than most cars. His scope has it's own weather station built into it. His first round fired has a 98% chance of hitting the target,2ND shot will for sure.
Most of the really accurate long range rifle are shooting wildcat .40 pushing a heavy bullet at 3,400 fps.
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#6 Post by AMraider » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:25 pm

Thanks for the info Alan.

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#7 Post by SmokinTurkey » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:35 pm

Amazing shot, almost hard to believe it's possible!

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#8 Post by HectorFuego » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:37 am

Here's an analysis of the shot. Long but pretty informative.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzwY6jIwr2o

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#9 Post by Airforce1 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:22 pm

Only reason he shot him was because he made fun of Tim Hortons.

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