These are incredible shots.
To quote an Aussie relative: The Taliban are going to have a “good” day finding enough parts to bury before sundown.
Watch in full screen if possible. See the terrorist bodies flying through the air. This gives meaning to the term KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN! Any hunters out there will especially appreciate the skill and technology!
Now that is some kinda shooting! Canadian Snipers wiping out Taliban Snipers in Afghanistan .
These video shots are not made through the shooter’s telescopic sight. They are made looking through the spotter’s scope. The spotter lies right next to the sniper and helps the sniper find and home in on the target. The sniper is using a 50 caliber 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 4 inches long.
Pay close attention to the beginning of the video. A Taliban sniper is laying on top of the peak in front of you.
When you hear the shot fired, watch what happens.
The sniper is hitting an enemy soldier at a range of 2,310 meters (7565ft/1.43 miles), the longest recorded and confirmed sniper shot in history. The previous record of 2,250 meters (7369ft/1.4 miles) was set by US Marine sniper Carlos Hathcock in Vietnam in 1967, The Canadian sniper was at an altitude of 8,599 feet and the target, across a valley was at 9,000 feet.
Canadian sniper units often operated in support of US 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(7860ft/1.48 miles).
The Canadian snipers fire special 50-calibre McMillan tactical rifles, which are bolt-action weapons with five round magazines