Badass Canadian Sniper Takes Out Isis Member From 2.2 Miles Away

Posted: June 23, 2017 in Amazing and Interesting Stories
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McMillan TAC-50

A Canadian sniper set what appears to be a record, picking off an ISIS fighter from some 2.2 miles away, and disrupting a potentially deadly operation by the terror group in Iraq.

Shooting experts say the fatal shot at a world-record distance of 11,316 feet underscores how stunningly sophisticated military snipers are becoming. The feat, pulled off by a special forces sniper from Canada’s Joint Task Force 2, smashed the previous distance record for successful sniper shots by some 3,280 feet, a record set by a British sniper.

“The Canadian Special Operations Command can confirm that a member of the Joint Task Force 2 successfully hit a target from 3,540 metres [2.2 miles],” the Canadian military said in a statement.

The new record was set using a McMillan TAC-50, a .50-caliber weapon and the largest shoulder-fired firearm in existence.

The sniper’s spotter would have had to successfully calculate five factors: distance, wind, atmospheric conditions and the speed of the earth’s rotation at their latitude. To get the atmospheric conditions just right, he would have had to understand the temperature, humidity and barometric pressure of the air the round had to travel through.

Are you f**king kidding me? I’m pretty sure the only record I hold is fitting 47 Cheez-Its into my mouth at once, and this dude is taking out ISIS assholes from 2.2 miles after considering distance, wind, atmospheric conditions, the speed of the earth’s rotation and the barometric pressure of the air the round had to travel through? Good God, man. That’s intense. Terrorist was probably sitting there eating some hummus and boom, life over. Well done, Canadian sniper. Well done indeed.

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