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Old 02-16-2020, 01:02 PM
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An ISIS Fighter Was 'Sniped' From Nearly 4,000 Yards

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Old 02-16-2020, 01:14 PM
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Good post. What they never say in these is how many rounds he fired before he got the hit. Chances of it being the first one are nil. No matter, it is still a hell of a shot.
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Wow. I think Iím doing well when I hit the target at 400yds.

Like was said I wonder how many shots were taken to dial it in and how many men were involved.

They killed a bad guy who likely had no idea what was going on.

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Old 02-16-2020, 04:05 PM
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:08 PM
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Yup, Canadian snipers are very highly respected in the SOF community.
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:11 PM
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This was actually discussed here I believe , quite a while ago ,
I was speaking about it with a retired JTF member as well.
IIRC it may have in fact been a cold bore kill, but I cannot be certain .
I will check and ask him again however .
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:23 PM
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Good news is he didn't hear it coming. Dialing up 50 feet and over another 30 feet for wind, while the bullet takes 7 seconds to get there is amazing if you think about it.
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Makes a person wonder if they had radio contact with people calling wind downrange. Be an interesting pic of the holdoff on that one.
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Old 02-16-2020, 06:18 PM
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Makes a person wonder if they had radio contact with people calling wind downrange. Be an interesting pic of the holdoff on that one.
I know there was video confirmation, so they likely had drone surveillance or something similar.
There was a thread started about this kill in 2017, I remember it now and looked at it just now.
Someone suggested the sniper was"flock shooting"
That would not be a confirmed World record kill if that was the case.
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Good news is he didn't hear it coming. Dialing up 50 feet and over another 30 feet for wind, while the bullet takes 7 seconds to get there is amazing if you think about it.
I think he dialed up 560ft
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Is this a 2020 article about the 2017 record? Or is there a new record now?
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Old 02-16-2020, 08:16 PM
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Is this a 2020 article about the 2017 record? Or is there a new record now?
It is an article about the 2017 record.
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Oooooook then... Good story
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Better to flock shoot one at 4,000 yds than to not shoot one at all

Shoulda launched 500 rounds......
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I wonder what the last thing to go through the ISIS fighters mind was?
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I wonder what the last thing to go through the ISIS fighters mind was?
I dunno, possibly a 750 grain bullet out of a Big Mac.50?
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Good post. What they never say in these is how many rounds he fired before he got the hit. Chances of it being the first one are nil. No matter, it is still a hell of a shot.
Send it just like shooting gophers.....adjust accordingly.....repeat.
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Periodically I will take the 1915 enfield out and just adjust the sight until I am on.....a milk jug way out there....kill's an afternoon of guestamation...yup my type of math
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The sniper deserves a huge slap on the back but don't forget about the amazing job his spotter did in reading the wind etc.....Remember the spotter is the senior member on the team, and has the most experience......So BRAVO to them both.
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Old 02-17-2020, 06:12 PM
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Better to flock shoot one at 4,000 yds than to not shoot one at all

Shoulda launched 500 rounds......
Exactly. 9 yards of linked .50 and let her buck. Or just call an airstrike or artillery.
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Vid or it didn't happen
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Vid or it didn't happen
I dont think they carry around video equipment that is capable of recording images 4km when they go on these ops. Its not going to air on wildtv on the next episode of rawhide
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Old 02-18-2020, 08:37 AM
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Vid or it didn't happen
There was video confirmation, but not to be rude but what makes you think that civilians would even be considered for being privy to it?
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