Longest Sniper kill 2.2 miles !

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  1. Zero333

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    Just wanted shine some light about the recent Canadian JTF2 sniper kill.

    3,540 Meters
    3,871 yards
    2.2 Miles

    We have some admirable first-rate shooters in Canada and I'm proud of them.

    Edited original post. Had it at 3,450 meters (3,773 yards). 3,540m/3871y is the corrected distance.
     
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  2. Larryh128

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    You should be, but the last Canadian sniper got roasted by your press. I know that I was proud of his accomplishment even though I'm not Canadian. I wish the Liberal faction could be as well.
     
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    With every hit they save lives.
     
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  4. dmoran

    dmoran Donovan Moran Silver $$ Contributor

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    See he also was using Hornady AMax bullets from a McMillian TAC 50.
    Three of the top 4 longest kills came from that combo, and all 3 were Canadian .
     
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    Sure did....a disgrace. His name is Rob Furlong. Awarded the Bronze Star by the US Army.
     
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  6. Zero333

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    You're referring to Aaron Perry who's conduct was allegedly despicable but he was not the "last" Canadian sniper to break the longest kill record.
    Rob Furlong surpassed Perry's record very shortly after.

    As it stands...

    1. JTF2 Sniper, 3,871 yards (Canadian)
    2. Craig Harrison, 2,707 yards (British)
    3. Rob Furlong, 2,657 yards (Canadian)
    4. Aaron Perry, 2,526 yards (Canadian)
     
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  7. jghoghunter

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    Thats a awesome shot. Is there any info on his shot? I would be interested in reading about it.
     
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  8. M-61

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    I thought the OP was referring to Rob Furlong who indeed was 'roasted'. Did not about Aaron Perry
     
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  9. Zero333

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    Google is our only link to what happened.

    I read a brief paragraph that it was a very important target that had to be taken out at all costs. Bombing was suggested but collateral civilian deaths were to be high, so they called in "the" sniper team.

    The target didn't know what hit them. Kill was verified with video among other ways.
     
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  10. Zero333

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    Both Aaron and Rob are doing well and both are in the firearm industry in one way or another.
    Rob Furlong might be affiliated with Cadex rifles and Aaron Perry I hear is a shooting instructor somewhere out west.
     
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    As I see it, the record didn't just get broken, but more like "smashed".
    3871 - 2707 = 1164 yards further ...... Impressive !.!.!
     
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    Now that's the real "King of 2 miles."

    Amazing feat.
     
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  14. Zero333

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    I made a mistake with the distance...

    It's 3,540 meters (not 3,450). Therefore it's 3,871 yards, 2.2 miles.
     
  15. DRNewcomb

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    With a 1/2 MOA rifle, dispersion alone would account for an almost 20" uncertainty, not even considering range and wind errors. I suppose the bullet would be subsonic at that range, so a follow up shot would not be impossible, but the ballistics would be largely theoretical at that range.
     
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  16. Hal

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    That's so far, its hard to wrap your head around.
    What a shot.

    Hal
     
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    There was a guy in Vietnam hit a kid on a moving bike at 2,500 yards from his converted 50 Caliber Machine gun with a Unertle scope mounted on top and a custom single shot trigger.

    2.2 miles, Super shot. Wonder if when he retires he will join the bench rest ranks.

    I had a guy working for me that was a Seal in Vietnam. After he got home, he wouldn't shoot, scuba dive, sky dive or fly.

    Just way to long a walk for me to set up all those wind flags!

    Bob
     
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  18. dmoran

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    That was Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock (picture below) that your referring to.
    He passed away in 1999.
    It was not a kid on a bike, it was a Viet-Cong guerrilla.
    Here is a Link to a good article about him: White Feather


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  19. Eddie Harren

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    That man was Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hathcock USMC. He has since passed on.

    The person pushing the bike, a normal method of transporting supplies for the VC, was not a kid but a VC.
     
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  20. johnfred1965

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    I knew there was a reason I didn't shoot ELR! I just thought is was because I didn't have a place to shoot that far, but this is a much better explaination.

    Canandian or American, that man deserves a salute
     
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