Canadian snipers in Afganistan.

Discussion in 'Pandora's Box' started by glass_guy420, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. These video shots are not made through the shooter's telescopic sight;
    they are made looking through the spotter's scope. The spotter lies right next to the
    sniper and helps the sniper to find and home in on the target.
    The sniper is using a 50 caliber rifle. A 50 cal. round is about 7-8
    inches long and the casing is about an inch in diameter. The bullet
    itself is one-half inch in diameter and roughly one and one-half inches
    long.

    Pay close attention to the beginning of the video. A Taliban is lying
    on top of the peak in front of you... when you hear the shot
    fired....watch what happens. The sniper is also about a half mile
    away... or more. 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 U S infantry
    units, which were grateful for 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 an M-203 grenade launcher.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=related&v=qhV4-hZTWBk
     
  2. Those .50 cals will fuck some shit up.
     
  3. Holy shit

    that's some real "shooter" shit right there.
     
  4. Canadian snipers are the best in the world, bar none.
     
  5. i would have to say no on that. do you know how the US sniper school came about its requirements? we went to sniper schools all over the world took all of their knowledge and combined them. Ever heard of Carlos Hathcock? killed people from over 2400 meters and was a US trained sniper. our teams will destroy everyone.
     

  6. agreed
     
  7. Quoted for truth.

    Yeah a .50 is a nice big loud manly gun, but come on... I'd take an M24 or M40 over a big bullet any day. Not worth the hassle of all the noise and recoil (although the power is unmatched).
     

  8. Yeah, I have. However I have also heard of Rob Furlong, who broke his record. Rob Furlong, a former corporal of the Canadian Forces, holds the record for the longest confirmed sniper kill in combat. Established in 2002, it exceeds Carlos Hathcock's 1967 record of 2,286 m (7,500 ft) by 144 m (472 ft).

    He beat his kill by about 200 metres.

    So I would have to say no on that.
     
  9. but the special forces dont always confirm kills cause you have to go and see if they are dead after you shoot them
     

  10. Yea man, I've seen what it'll do to a human head, not sure what distance it was from, but let's just say there wasn't much left.
     
  11. jesus, is there anything left afterwards????
     
  12. You sure that was a person he was shooting?
     
  13. Something resembling a smashed melon. Basically nothing resembling a head though, just a concave bowl of rasberry cobbler.
     
  14. Yea, that was a .50 head shot.


    Ouchies.
     
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