A Canadian sniper has setup a new world record for the longest confirmed killshot in the history of military warfare.
The sniper absolutely destroyed the previous record by a huge margin. The previous record was a 2,475 metre shot by a British sniper, which the Canadian sniper annihilated with a 3,450 metre shot.
The Globe and Mail report revealed that a member of the Joint Task Force 2 has killed an ISIS insurgent 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 a little less than 10 seconds to hit the mark.
The sniper pulled off something impossible as not only did he need to have a remarkable eyesight but also take into account various other factors such as wind speed, curvature of the Earth, distance and more.
A spokesman for the Military said:
The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces.
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.
But how can we be sure the shot actually took place? A military spokesman confirmed there is hard data to back up these claims:
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.
It looks like this record won’t be broken anytime soon unless there are some massive advances in technology used in modern day sniper rifles. Skill-wise this is the pinnacle.
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