Sniper Kills ISIS Fighter from 2 Miles Away

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    Sniper Kills ISIS Fighter from 2 Miles Away

    Wow...a 2-mile kill shot:

    Special Forces Soldier Shatters Sniper Record – Kills ISIS Fighter From 2 Miles Away | Tribunist
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    That's incredible, I just read about this a few days ago.
    Those Canadian's can shoot!

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    From the Article:

    The Globe and Mail described it like this: “A member of Joint Task Force 2 killed an Islamic State insurgent with 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.”

    A .50 caliber rifle is certainly capable of reaching out to that distance. To do so requires a significant amount of math. A sniper would have to adjust his point of aim for the distance (compensating for the drop of the heavy bullet), wind speed at locations between the sniper and his target, elevation and humidity. As the target is a ISIS soldier, the sniper also has to anticipate his movements between the time of the trigger pull and impact.

    The 3,450-meter shot equates to 2.14 miles.

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    Let that soak in for a minute...it took a shot from a sniper rifle a little less than 10 seconds to reach the target. 10 seconds is an eternity when you're thinking about a gun shot

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    The McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle has been used for #1 #3 and #4.
    An Accuracy International L115A3 .338 Lapua was used for #2
    A Barrett M82A1 .50 Cal was used for #5

    Those are all excellent guns designed to do exactly what they did. #6 longest was just 15 yards shorter than #5 and the target was hit twice at that range. What high tech firearm was used for those two single shots?

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    The sniper used the butterfly trigger to squeeze off single rounds, the sniper used a scope mount of his own design to mount his scope on the Browning .50 Cal. First shot hit the forks of a bicycle at over 2500 yards and the second shot hit an Vietnamese weapons transporter at the same distance. No one would confuse this beast with the precision instruments used by modern snipers.

    That shot was made by arguably the greatest sniper in US History, GSgt. Carlos Hathcock USMC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
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    Maybe the sniper was a flat Earth truther and didn't have to account for curvature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnottieDrippen View Post
    Maybe the sniper was a flat Earth truther and didn't have to account for curvature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    The McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle has been used for #1 #3 and #4.
    An Accuracy International L115A3 .338 Lapua was used for #2
    A Barrett M82A1 .50 Cal was used for #5

    Those are all excellent guns designed to do exactly what they did. #6 longest was just 15 yards shorter than #5 and the target was hit twice at that range. What high tech firearm was used for those two single shots?

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    The sniper used the butterfly trigger to squeeze off single rounds, the sniper used a scope mount of his own design to mount his scope on the Browning .50 Cal. First shot hit the forks of a bicycle at over 2500 yards and the second shot hit an Vietnamese weapons transporter at the same distance. No one would confuse this beast with the precision instruments used by modern snipers.

    That shot was made by arguably the greatest sniper in US History, GSgt. Carlos Hathcock USMC.
    Forget about the gun, the difference in optics today versus when GSgt. Hathcock made his shot are like living on Earth versus the moon.

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