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    Default A shot for the record books

    Seems a sniper with JTF2 in Iraq is a new record holder. Took out a bad guy at 3540 meters/3871 yards/2.2 miles. Phenomenal shooting to say the least.

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news...ticle35415651/

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
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    Incredible feat of marksmanship, just under 10 seconds for the round to connect, how they can predict the arc, winds, just fascinating, but I'm sure not to fascinating for the guy on the other end...blinked and was surrounded by his ancestors.....at 3, 400 meters away, that pretty much a 2 mile shot...wow.

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    There was a time I had a fancy rifle and was shooting stuff at 1000m. The rifle was built for that kind of stuff, and it was not easy. Probably 30 years ago. The eyes were better and I shot a lot back then. More than triple that is over the top skills and the perfect everything. I am amazed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    There was a time I had a fancy rifle and was shooting stuff at 1000m. The rifle was built for that kind of stuff, and it was not easy. Probably 30 years ago. The eyes were better and I shot a lot back then. More than triple that is over the top skills and the perfect everything. I am amazed.
    Yes, anyone who has shot 1000 meter/yard rifle matches back then can really begin to grasp just how incredible that shot is. If anyone had told back then the shot was possible I'd have called BS. Still shaking my head.

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    Amazing skills. Hard to believe it's even possible.

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    I agree, just the thought of it taking 10 seconds for the round to reach it's target
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dieseld View Post
    I agree, just the thought of it taking 10 seconds for the round to reach it's target
    The 7.62 NATO round took about 2 seconds to travel 1000 yards iirc. Considering the record distance is about 3.5x as far away, I'd say the bullet was hustling along well as it would have been shedding even more velocity down range.

    Makes you wonder if there is not another unknown factor at play considering the new record beats all others by about 1000 meters. Why the quantum leap all of a sudden?

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    Wel this weapon used the 50 BMG which if I'm not mistaken travels at 880 +/- yds/sec which is actually pretty fast for the size of the round.

    I think the only other factor would be a great sniper and his spotter who gave him all the right distances and adjustments for such an epic shot.
    I'd dare to say the wind was coming from behind them though. I've done some distance shooting as well, and windage, especially at that distance, is a make it or break it for sure.

    Either way, what a team and what a shot
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