> Canadian Snipers wiping out Taliban Snipers in Afghanistan .
> These video shots are not made through the shooter's telescopic
> They're made looking through the spotter's scope. The spotter
> next to the sniper and helps the sniper to find and home in on the
> The sniper is using a 50-calibre rifle. A 50-cal. round is
> 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....
> 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
> fired, watch what happens. The sniper is also about a half mile
> away... or more.
> A Canadian sniper in Afghanistan has been confirmed as hitting
> enemy soldier at a range of 2,310 meters (7565 ft/1.43 miles),
> longest recorded and confirmed sniper shot in history. The
> record of 2,250 meters (7369 ft/1.4 miles) was set by U.S.
> sniper Carlos Hathcock in Vietnam in 1967. The Canadian sniper
> at an altitude of 8,500 feet and the target, across a valley,
> 9,000 feet. Canadian sniper units often operated in support of
> 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
> bolt-action weapons with five-round magazines. The Canadian
> 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
> C7s), one of them with a 203mm grenade launcher.
Frightening - - - especially for the Taliban!