On June 22, 2017 the Globe and Mail reported that two snipers assigned to Joint Task Force 2, Canada’s elite special forces unit, had shot an Islamic State fighter in Iraq at a distance of 3,540 meters, or 3,871 yards. The sniper team was stationed on top of a highrise building when it took the shot, which took almost ten seconds to reach its target. The sniper and his spotter had used a McMillan TAC-50 .50 heavy caliber sniper rifle. According to the Globe and Mail, the kill was verified by video “and other data.”Well done, fellows, well done. Over two miles for an aimed shot on a man-sized target. That ain't too shabby at all. The bullet flight was over 10 seconds, so the target jihadi could have wandered off, but he didn't.
Monday, January 22, 2018
New World's Record
It appears that a Canadian sniper team has set a new world's record for the longest recorded kill shot.