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Author Topic: New longest sniper shot by the Canadian's  (Read 2654 times)


  • Aaron Warren
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New longest sniper shot by the Canadian's
« on: October 10, 2007, 09:20:25 AM »

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 shot 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
 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-caliber 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 40mm
 grenade launcher.

Nick Hughes

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Re: New longest sniper shot by the Canadian's
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2007, 10:00:03 AM »

I wonder if anyone is taking into account that Carlos was not using the same equipment that the Canadians are.  Not denying the Canucks their due but, I wonder if they could pull the same shot off with the rifle Mr Hathcock used?

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Re: New longest sniper shot by the Canadian's
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2007, 08:01:35 PM »

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