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Historic Sniper Shot Confirmed

I have always been fascinated by stories of long-distance shooting accuracy.  Whether it is on the range or in the battlefield, I have a hard time comprehending the physics and variables involved in hitting the target at such tremendous distances.

I recently saw the movie “The Wall”, which featured an incredibly accurate sniper, but there have been many other movies that showcase some unbelievable shooting.  One of my favorite is in the movie “Shooter” where towards the end of the movie, the sniper is dared by one of the bad guys to shoot him as he holds a gun to some girl’s head.  The sniper does take the shot and destroys the bad guy’s gun.  Even the bad guy has to give kudo’s to the shooter for the shot …

Anyway, back to our story.  A Canadian sniper has officially set a world record for a confirmed kill in Iraq.  USA Today has the story:

A Canadian soldier in Iraq has killed an ISIS militant from more than two miles away, shattering the world record for a confirmed sniper kill in military history.

“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.”

The 3,450-meter shot, which took about 10 seconds to reach its target, was independently verified by a video camera and other data, the source said.

Simply amazing!  Original article: www.usatoday.com

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