When your shot has to account for the curvature of the Earth, you’re talking serious distance!
A Canadian sniper not only took out an ISIS fighter from an insane distance, he smashed the previous record in the process!
While details will be kept close to the vest, we CAN know that the shot was in Iraq. And we have confirmed the distance of the shot.
— Canadian Army (@CanadianArmy) June 22, 2017
For those of you who don’t know what the hell a meter is, let’s convert these stats to feet:
5th place: 7545.93176
4th place: 7578.74016
3rd place: 7972.44094
2nd place: 8120.07874
New Record: 11318.89764 Feet
Let’s put those big numbers in miles.
5th place: 1.42915 miles.
2nd place: 1.5378937 miles.
New Record: 2.143731 MILES
And now for the questions you REALLY want the answers to:
The elite sniper was using a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle while firing from a high-rise during an operation that took place within the last month in Iraq. It took under 10 seconds to hit the target.
“The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces,” said a military source. “Instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, it is a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad guys didn’t have a clue what was happening.”
The military source said the JTF2 operation fell within the strictures of the government’s advise and assist mission.
“As stated multiple times in the past, members of the Canadian Special Operations Task Force do not accompany leading combat elements, but enable the Iraqi security forces who are in a tough combat mission,” the statement said. “This takes the form of advice in planning their operations and assistance to defeat Daesh through the use of coalition resources.”
The kill was independently verified by video camera and other data, The Globe and Mail has learned.
“Hard data on this. It isn’t an opinion. It isn’t an approximation. There is a second location with eyes on with all the right equipment to capture exactly what the shot was,” another military source said.–Read more
One thing stuck out, though.
Of the top 5 records … why the hell are three Canucks and a Brit in the top spots?
That just seems wrong, somehow.
C’mon boys, let’s bring that record home again!