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HOOO-WAAA!!!!
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>
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> Canadian Snipers wiping out Taliban Snipers in Afghanistan .
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> These video shots are not made through the shooter's telescopic
sight.
> They're made looking through the spotter's scope. The spotter
lies right
> next to the sniper and helps the sniper to find and home in on the
> target.
>
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> The sniper is using a 50-calibre rifle. A 50-cal. round is
about
> 7-8 inches long and the casing is about an inch in diameter. The
> bullet itself is one-half inch in diameter and roughly one and
> one-half inches long....
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> Pay close attention to the beginning of the video. A Taliban is
> laying on top of the peak in front of you... when you hear the
shot
> fired, watch what happens. The sniper is also about a half mile
> away... or more.
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> A Canadian sniper in Afghanistan has been confirmed as hitting
an
> enemy soldier at a range of 2,310 meters (7565 ft/1.43 miles),
the
> longest recorded and confirmed sniper shot in history. The
previous
> record of 2,250 meters (7369 ft/1.4 miles) was set by U.S.
Marine
> sniper Carlos Hathcock in Vietnam in 1967. The Canadian sniper
was
> at an altitude of 8,500 feet and the target, across a valley,
was at
> 9,000 feet. Canadian sniper units often operated in support of
U.S.
> infantry units, which were grateful for their help. The record
> lasted only one day, until a second Canadian sniper hit an enemy
> soldier at 2,400 meters (7860 feet/1.48 miles). The Canadian
> snipers fire special 50-calibre McMillan tactical rifles, which
are
> bolt-action weapons with five-round magazines. The Canadian
snipers
> were the only Canadian troops operating without helmets or flak
> jackets as they had too much oth
er equipment to carry. Each
> three-man team has one sniper rifle, three standard rifles
(Canadian
> C7s), one of them with a 203mm grenade launcher.
>

Frightening - - - especially for the Taliban!

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5 years 25 weeks ago, 8:51 PM

scudrunnernrh

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i read somewhere that this is a video of a sniper shooting sheep or mountain goats. either way, good killing

We're not going to just shoot the sons-of-bitches, we're going to rip out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. Gen. George S. Patton
5 years 25 weeks ago, 9:11 PM

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Snipers motto 1 shot 1 kill, not shoot till I hit and kill it.

“If ever time should come,when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of it's experienced Patriots to prevent it's ruin."Samuel Adams
5 years 25 weeks ago, 11:42 PM

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scud is right

These are not people being shot, these are mountain goats. As for the sniper's motto, it's a motto, not a requirement. Believe it or not, everyone misses sometimes. Even the Canadians. Which, by the way, now have the record for the longest recorded kill in history.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
5 years 25 weeks ago, 11:52 PM

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awesome display!

awesome display!

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5 years 25 weeks ago, 1:54 AM

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a mountain goat.

Go ahead punk, Make My Day!
5 years 6 weeks ago, 7:19 PM

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they're not shooting taliban..they were shootin sheeps and goats!

4 years 50 weeks ago, 3:52 PM

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Rock Chucks

Seen the video before.

4 years 31 weeks ago, 9:44 PM

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one word... owned

one word... owned

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4 years 24 weeks ago, 9:07 PM

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Taliban, goat....hard to tell them a part.

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