2 miles!!

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  1. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Anonymous servicemember fired the shot ...
    and hit an unknown unnamed insurgent from 2 miles away...
    ...some time two months ago
    ...at some unspecified location "in Iraq."

    I'll take that with a grain of salt.
     
  2. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    They never give out the names of the servicemen until after their separation or return from the theater of conflict. In the past Canada has released the names a year or so after the events.

    "Two Canadian snipers of the same Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) regiment sniper team made at the time the longest recorded sniper kills in history with this weapon in Afghanistan, during Operation Anaconda, in the Shah-i-Kot Valley. On a March afternoon in 2002, Master Corporal Arron Perry killed an enemy combatant from 2,310 meters (2,526 yd/1.435 miles) and Corporal Rob Furlong killed an enemy combatant from 2,430 meters (2,657 yd/1.509 miles) with 750 grain Hornady A-MAX very-low-drag bullets.[5][6] These were the longest recorded kills by snipers in combat, surpassing the mark of 2,286 meters (2,500 yd/1.420 miles) set by U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock during the Vietnam War.[1][7][8] The five-man Canadian sniper team — MCpl Graham Ragsdale (Team Commander), MCpl Tim McMeekin, MCpl Arron Perry, Cpl Dennis Eason, and Cpl Rob Furlong — killed over 20 enemy combatants, and each of the five was nominated for the United States Armed Forces Bronze Star Medal.

    These records were later broken in November 2009 by British Army Corporal of Horse Craig Harrison from the Household Cavalry. Harrison struck two Taliban machine gunners in a consecutive double kill south of Musa Qala in Helmand Province in Afghanistan, at a range of 2,475 m (2,707 yd/1.538 mi), using a .338 Lapua Magnum chambered British-made L115A3 Long Range Rifle.[9][10][11]

    In June 2017 a Canadian JTF2 sniper team with a McMillan took the world's longest sniper shot record with a 3,540 m (3,871 yd/ 2.20 mi) confirmed kill. The action took place in Iraq against the Islamic State.[12][13]"

    As for confirmation, apparently there were both observation posts and videos of the event.
     
  3. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    With enough elevation a .22 LR bullet can travel over a mile but probably won't kill anything. A .50 BMG has a bit more potential to surpass that distance along with a bit more kinetic energy. Quite possible but not an everyday shot obviously.
     
  4. a_springfield

    a_springfield Well-Known Member

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    What did hathcock use in Vietnam
     
  5. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    A couple weapons. He actually added a sight to a M2 and set it up for single shot and got infiltrators into the advanced base with it.

    Hathcock generally used a Winchester Model 70 (30-06) with the standard 8-power Unertl scope. Hathcock made a number of kills with this weapon in excess of 1,000 yards, including his record for the longest confirmed kill at 2,500 yards.
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  6. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Oh, and the Vietnam-era sniper system shot the M72 match ammunition loaded with 173-grain boat-tailed bullets (.30-06).
     
  7. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    Cancel the salt. I will take this article as valid corroboration.

    Nemo



    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/2...ecord-with-2-1-mile-pickoff-isis-fighter.html

     
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