Friday Firepower – Shot!

This is some shot, nearly 3.5km from a Canadian sniper on a Daesh ratbag.

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.

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

The TAC-50 is a good rifle, and he has taken back the record with a .50 calibre rifle from a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle.

 

-Fairfax


Do you want:

  • Ad-free access?
  • Access to our very popular daily crossword?
  • Access to daily sudoku?
  • Access to Incite Politics magazine articles?
  • Access to podcasts?
  • Access to political polls?

Our subscribers’ financial support is the reason why we have been able to offer our latest service; Audio blogs. 

Click Here  to support us and watch the number of services grow.

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

32%