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Longest sniper kill in history 1.5 miles?

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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 10:53 PM
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Hello,
I stumbled across this video produced by the history channel. Im not sure if its true or if they are referring to the Canadian record? They claim the soldier is Canadian but on a u.s. mission dubbed operation anaconda. I do know he was using the most powerful sniper rifle in the world to make the shot, so I dont doubt this shot was the longest.
I am just curious if anyone else has heard of a longer shot made in history.





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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 10:56 PM
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here are the top 10 sniper rifles


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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:05 PM
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The longest sniper kill ever is from a Canadian sniper in Afghanistan i believe



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:06 PM
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Ive seen a handful of other threads on this site concerning this record, but the history channel is claiming this is the longest.



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:08 PM
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My friend used to play Bond 007 and he new where you would respawn after he killed you the first time.
Also, one time I spun around with a BB gun and hit a milk carton.
But no sharp shottin experience... seems really cool though. Anyone get killed by one of them there sniper rifle. Thatd make thing REALLY cool!



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:16 PM
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Originally posted by Salamandy
My friend used to play Bond 007 and he new where you would respawn after he killed you the first time.
Also, one time I spun around with a BB gun and hit a milk carton.
But no sharp shottin experience... seems really cool though. Anyone get killed by one of them there sniper rifle. Thatd make thing REALLY cool!

omg LOL did you hit the sauce before coming here?



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:23 PM
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Since you made me laugh here is a homemade sniper rifle bb gun for you to enjoy


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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:47 PM
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American rifle American round . Canadian trigger puller.. Chalk one up for North America



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:53 PM
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British Corporal Craig Harrison killed two Taliban with consecutive shots at a distance of 2.47 kilometres (8120 ft) in Helmand Province, Afghanistan last November (2009). He then fired a third shot and hit the Taliban's PKM machinegun in perhaps the most prodigious feat of marksmanship in military history.


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Guess you can actually chalk that as 1 up to the Brits





The previous record holder - Furlong - killed an al-Qaeda fighter from 2.43 km during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan in 2002. Furlong's shot was also legendary – he made military history.


Used to be Canadian
notice how the British sniper hit 3 targets at the same range
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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:56 PM
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Thanks for posting the videos. Absolutely fascinating! I have seen the History channel show before, but not that episode. I love how the American-made ammo is so much better. No offense to the Canadians.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 12:07 AM
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Cool love the info so i read a bit more, check out the allowance factor
this is one sharp shooter. 6 seconds of flight time, gee , notice to self at war, never ever stand still




The QTU Lapua external ballistics software,[28] using continuous doppler drag coefficient (Cd) data provided by Lapua,[29] predicts that such shots traveling 2,475 m (2,707 yd) would likely have struck their targets after nearly 6.0 seconds of flight time, having lost 93% of their kinetic energy, retaining 255 m/s (840 ft/s) of their original 936 m/s (3,070 ft/s) velocity, and having dropped 121.39 m (4,779 in) or 2.8° from the original bore line. Due to the extreme distances and travel time involved, even a light cross-breeze of 2.7 m/s (6.0 mph) would have diverted such shots 9.2 m (360 in) off target, which would have required compensation. The calculation assumes a flat-fire scenario, utilizing British military custom high pressure .338 Lapua Magnum cartridges, loaded with 16.2 g (250 gr) Lapua LockBase B408 bullets, fired at 936 m/s (3,071 ft/s) muzzle velocity[30] under the following on-site (average) atmospheric conditions: barometric pressure: 1,019 hPa (30.1 inHg) at sea-level equivalent or 899 hPa (26.5 inHg) on-site, humidity: 25.9%, and temperature: 15 °C (59 °F) in the region for November 2009,[31] resulting in an air density ρ = 1.0854 kg/m3 at the 1,043 m (3,422 ft) elevation of Musa Qala. CoH Craig Harrison mentions in reports that the environmental conditions were perfect for long range shooting, no wind, mild weather, clear visibility. Mr. Tom Irwin, a director of Accuracy International, the British manufacturer of the L115A3 rifle, said: "It is still fairly accurate beyond 1,500 m (1,640 yd), but at that distance luck plays as much of a part as anything." In another notable incident on April 3, 2003, Corporals Matt and Sam Hughes, a two-man sniper team of the Royal Marines, armed with L96 sniper rifles each killed people at a range of about 860 metres (941 yd) with shots that, due to strong wind, had to be fired "exactly 17 meters (56 ft) to the left of the target for the bullet to bend in the wind."[32] By contrast, much of the U.S./Coalition urban sniping in support of operations in Iraq is at much shorter ranges.



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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 12:15 AM
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cool read thanks
it seems the britons have the record it seems. And What is this rifle they speak of developed by an olympic gold medalist sharp shooter? I need to watch my top ten again to see if its included hehe. So far it seems the TAC is the best



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 12:19 AM
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Longest ever Youtube video of a sniper shot too



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 12:31 AM
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hehe well at least you didnt have any comercials..otherwise it would have taken 30 min to watch that 10 min vid on tv.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 01:23 AM
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Coincidently i was looking into this just the other week & to make this feat of marksmanship by the Brit even more impressive, not only did he hit 3 targets he was using significantly smaller ammo than the Canadian.WOW!



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 01:55 AM
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They didnt even hear a thing before they dropped. The second guy wouldn't of had no warning, if the sniper got a second shot of within seconds.
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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 09:11 PM
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Either he's got auto-aiming or he's REALLY skilled.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 09:23 PM
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I always thought it was a Brit >

'British Corporal Craig Harrison killed two Taliban with consecutive shots at a distance of 2.47 kilometres (8120 ft) in Helmand Province, Afghanistan last November (2009). He then fired a third shot and hit the Taliban's PKM machinegun in perhaps the most prodigious feat of marksmanship in military history.'

Full article here

www.gizmag.com...

Peace
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posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 05:44 PM
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Originally posted by Foxy1
Hello,
I stumbled across this video produced by the history channel. Im not sure if its true or if they are referring to the Canadian record? They claim the soldier is Canadian but on a u.s. mission dubbed operation anaconda. I do know he was using the most powerful sniper rifle in the world to make the shot, so I dont doubt this shot was the longest.
I am just curious if anyone else has heard of a longer shot made in history.





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It's just amazing video. I wtach this "Longest sniper kill in history 1.5 miles" first time. Glad to see this.



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 05:55 PM
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Originally posted by ANNED
American rifle American round . Canadian trigger puller.. Chalk one up for North America


Hmm, so how many continents were actually competing for this record?

Just curious.



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