Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Alpine Black Watch


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 50
Like Tree73Likes

Thread: Snipers world record kill

  1. #1
    GSP Mad Munsey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    5,220

    Snipers world record kill

    Canadian sniper shatters world record by killing IS fighter with bullet fired 3.5km away




    GETTY
    Iraqi forces were under attack when the Canadian pulled the trigger (file photo).



    A Canadian sniper has reportedly killed an Islamic State fighter in Iraq with a bullet fired more than 3 kilometres away.
    It's a shot that has stunned the military world, and, if confirmed, would shatter the current world record for a kill shot in military combat by almost a kilometre.
    A member of Canada's Joint Task Force 2 shot the "insurgent" from a distance of 3450 metres during an operation in the past month, The Globe and Mail reports.
    The shot was fired from a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle from a high-rise building in the area and required the sniper to take into account not only wind and distance, but also the curvature of the Earth.
    READ MORE:
    * America's deadliest sniper gunned down in US
    * British sniper's single shot saves hostages
    * Hit and Run: The six people a new book alleges a NZ SAS raid killed

    It took just less than 10 seconds to hit its target.
    The shot, verified by video, disrupted an IS attack on Iraqi security forces and was considered appropriate given the situation, multiple sources told The Globe and Mail.
    The world record was previously held by British sniper Craig Harrison. He shot a Taliban gunner with a 338 Lapua Magnum rifle from 2475 metres away in 2009.
    A military insider told The Globe and Mail: "This is an incredible feat. It is a world record that might never be equalled."
    The sniper's name and location weren't released for operational reasons.


    WORLD'S LONGEST KILL SHOTS:
    1. Canada: 3450m, Iraq, 2017 (to be confirmed)
    2. UK: 2475m, Afghanistan, 2009
    3. Canada: 2430m, Afghanistan, 2002
    4. Canada: 2310m, Afghanistan, 2002
    5. US: 2300m, Iraq, 2004
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Stewart island / canterbury
    Posts
    6,943
    dang... going to have to move the electric fence further back

  3. #3
    OPCz Rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Nor West of Auckland on the true right of the Kaipara River
    Posts
    27,332
    Ten seconds flight time. Impressive. How many clicks of up?
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

  4. #4
    Member Ryan_Songhurst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    South Island
    Posts
    6,330
    pretty good if he did it offhand like the photo haha (with a svds!)
    veitnamcam, 199p, Munsey and 3 others like this.

  5. #5
    GSP Mad Munsey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    5,220
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    pretty good if he did it offhand like the photo haha (with a svds!)
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

  6. #6
    Member Ryan_Songhurst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    South Island
    Posts
    6,330
    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Ten seconds flight time. Impressive. How many clicks of up?
    just wind the turret round as far as it goes Rushy, choose the bottom mildot, and point it at the sun, that should about do it
    veitnamcam, tetawa, ebf and 3 others like this.

  7. #7
    Member 199p's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Palmerston North
    Posts
    3,054
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    just wind the turret round as far as it goes Rushy, choose the bottom mildot, and point it at the sun, that should about do it
    I think you will still be a few subways short
    Konus binoculars " The power to imagine"

  8. #8
    OPCz Rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Nor West of Auckland on the true right of the Kaipara River
    Posts
    27,332
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    just wind the turret round as far as it goes Rushy, choose the bottom mildot, and point it at the sun, that should about do it
    I reckon.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

  9. #9
    Member Ryan_Songhurst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    South Island
    Posts
    6,330
    basically just use the rifle like a mortar launcher

  10. #10
    Semper excretia Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    North Island
    Posts
    6,061
    Probably a Newfie @R93

  11. #11
    R93
    R93 is offline
    Member R93's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Westland NZ, PNG
    Posts
    14,370
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Probably a Newfie @R93
    Ha Ha yeah. In Canada it is Noofy jokes like Irish ones here.



    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
    Ryan and WallyR like this.
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Southland
    Posts
    667
    As impressive as it may be from a technical/ballistic standpoint, I don't understand why such details should be released and/or championed. At the end of the day, they're humans being killed (not paper targets). If a military force feels obligated to decimate certain individuals for the wellbeing of its troops and or to fulfill a necessary political objective (debatable), it should do so quietly, efficiently and without glamorizing it.

    I get the point of the thread, and it's a heck of a shot, but that's the way I see it anyway.
    nor-west, kiwijames, BRADS and 5 others like this.

  13. #13
    Semper excretia Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    North Island
    Posts
    6,061
    I don't understand why mass murders perpetrated by ISIS, Islamist radicals in France, Belgium, Germany, Russia etc etc. receive media attention either but I'm sure glad that some of those people (and I use the word "people" in the loosest possible sense) are able to be dispatched in a manner which is clinical and reduces / eliminates the risk of collateral damage / killing innocents associated with other types of force.

    It is a tremendous feat of arms that should be acknowledged for the skill and discipline required to administer it.
    Gapped axe, mikee, Koshogi and 5 others like this.

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    BOP
    Posts
    16,381
    I'm with you both on those points
    Biggun708 likes this.
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

  15. #15
    R93
    R93 is offline
    Member R93's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Westland NZ, PNG
    Posts
    14,370
    Take it from an old soldier Frodo and in my case especially.

    I most certainly would not hold any of these insurgents in any higher regard than a paper target.
    And quite frankly it would be a dysfunctional/ineffective soldier that would.
    As for the military championing the action I fully support it. It builds moral for the grunts that have to do the hard yards knowing someone with those skills is watching over them allowing them to concentrate on their tasks. What the media does with the information is up to them.







    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. World Record Red Deer!!!!......according to an American
    By Bavarian_Hunter in forum Hunting
    Replies: 217
    Last Post: 11-09-2017, 03:29 PM
  2. New world record
    By kimjon in forum Hunting
    Replies: 73
    Last Post: 10-03-2017, 10:32 PM
  3. World Record 4380 yard shot
    By Kiwi Greg in forum Shooting
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 28-08-2016, 07:11 PM
  4. World record Kingfish speared
    By veitnamcam in forum Fishing
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 18-07-2016, 07:01 PM
  5. World Record Brown Trout!!!
    By Dundee in forum Fishing
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 14-02-2014, 08:31 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!