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Good Shot!!! Video of Canadian snipers in Afghanistan
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Posted on 06/16/2007 5:46:08 PM PDT by SolitaryMan

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These are some examples of the fight 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 to 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 one and one-half inches long.

Pay close attention to the beginning of the video. A Taliban is lying 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.

A Canadian sniper in Afghanistan has been confirmed as hitting an enemy soldier at a range of 2,310 meters, the longest recorded and confirmed sniper shot in history. The previous record of 2,250 meters was set by US 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 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 (8000 feet).

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 hel mets or flak jackets as they had too much other equipment to carry. Each three-man team has one sniper rifle, three standard rifles (Canadian C7s), one of them with a 203mm grenade launcher.

WARNING!! Flying Body Parts!!! Sniper Video


TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; banglist; canadian; canadiantroops; oef; snipers
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1 posted on 06/16/2007 5:46:12 PM PDT by SolitaryMan
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To: SolitaryMan; HiJinx

SNIPER PING!


2 posted on 06/16/2007 5:47:52 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SolitaryMan

Takes forever to load even on high speed.


3 posted on 06/16/2007 5:52:35 PM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions----and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: SolitaryMan

I couldn’t view it, probably too many people hitting the server. Sounds cool, I’ll check back later.


4 posted on 06/16/2007 5:53:02 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Bad spellers of the world untie!!)
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To: SolitaryMan

I thought I had seen some of that footage before and I’m not sure it was described as a Canadian Sniper.


5 posted on 06/16/2007 5:56:45 PM PDT by NavVet (O)
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To: SolitaryMan
Holy Moses. When those Canadian boys shoot you, you stay shot!!!!! LOL :-)


6 posted on 06/16/2007 5:59:23 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Fred in '08. Deal with it.)
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To: Viking2002
Doesn’t look like there’s enough to give a decent burial for, not that they need it...
7 posted on 06/16/2007 6:01:16 PM PDT by SolitaryMan (Two types of ships...Submarines and Targets)
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To: SolitaryMan; All
These are some examples of the fight in Afghanistan..

internet hoax! These are videos of prairie dog hunts.........

8 posted on 06/16/2007 6:02:18 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (The only UFO's I'm worried about are the ones without flashing lights........)
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To: SolitaryMan

this shows up on YouTube too

I think they must be using exploding rounds.
That’s alot of material flying per hit .


9 posted on 06/16/2007 6:04:15 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: SolitaryMan

That video originated on a hunting website, and it’s some rockchucks being blown away with conventional .30 cal hunting rifles at fairly close range. It’s NOT a sniper shooting Taliban with a .50 cal rifle. The .50 cal is powerful, but it doesn’t vaporize and rip apart a human body. Those are some kind of woodchuck kind of thing, not people. This video has been around for several years now, and periodically gets posted as a “hot” sniper video, which it’s not.


10 posted on 06/16/2007 6:04:43 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: Clive

Ping


11 posted on 06/16/2007 6:05:34 PM PDT by kanawa (Don't go where you're looking, look where you're going.)
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To: SolitaryMan
Just leave the chunks for the Afghan buzzards to squabble over.


12 posted on 06/16/2007 6:06:14 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Fred in '08. Deal with it.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Praire dogs are usually found in the praire, not on rock coverd mountains. Looks like some arms and other stuff flying around there.


13 posted on 06/16/2007 6:06:49 PM PDT by SolitaryMan (Two types of ships...Submarines and Targets)
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To: SolitaryMan

I think they’re shooting marmots.


14 posted on 06/16/2007 6:07:45 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: SolitaryMan

I know they are devils, but man, those are some mighty big curved horns they have.


15 posted on 06/16/2007 6:07:51 PM PDT by Mobilemitter (We must learn to fin >-)> for ourselves.........)
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To: SolitaryMan; Hot Tabasco

I’m not saying what this because I don’t know but there is a type of marmot that lives in rocky mountainous areas. Many years ago I hunted them in the Sierra’s of California and that is what they look like when hit with a high speed varmint caliber bullet.


16 posted on 06/16/2007 6:13:21 PM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: SolitaryMan
I think they’re shooting marmots.

Yep, I knew p dogs were only in flat lands and couldn't for the life of me figure out how they were up in the rocks but they were the only things that resembled the marmots so thats why I said p dogs........

17 posted on 06/16/2007 6:13:24 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (The only UFO's I'm worried about are the ones without flashing lights........)
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To: Mobilemitter

Marmots/rock chucks...

Old internet hoax...

Please stop...


18 posted on 06/16/2007 6:13:25 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: SolitaryMan

Rockchucks, not prairie dogs. That video has been posted here many times (once by me, sad to say, lol) and has been thoroughly discredited.


19 posted on 06/16/2007 6:20:12 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: ltc8k6
I watched the video several times and it sure does look real to me. I remember getting an email about the new super secret US Navy “Stealth” fighter pictured onboard an aircraft carrier, I immediately knew it was a hoax and sure enough, the picture was from the movie “Stealth.” I should have known....
20 posted on 06/16/2007 6:21:44 PM PDT by SolitaryMan (Two types of ships...Submarines and Targets)
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To: Hot Tabasco
internet hoax! These are videos of prairie dog hunts.........

Mitt Romney and varmints?

21 posted on 06/16/2007 6:25:03 PM PDT by llevrok (“No more nice guys in the WH! I want a real SOB in there!” - R. Limbaugh)
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To: SolitaryMan
The rifling seems to kick its target to the left upon impact.

Give em hell Harry Reid, no wait, go there with em!

22 posted on 06/16/2007 6:25:40 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (The liberty we prize is not America’s gift to the world, it is God’s gift to humanity.”GWB-03)
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To: SolitaryMan

Wasn’t this posted at Debka and world news daily? muhahaha
Saw this years ago, don’t believe your e-mail.


23 posted on 06/16/2007 6:51:51 PM PDT by badpacifist (Touching the portal of infinite knowledge right now!)
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To: SolitaryMan

The videos were made by Rocky Mountain Varmit Hunters (www.rmvh.com) and are for sale on their website. I think the scenes from your video are from Vol. II, under “Rockchucks.” You can view samples of the videos there, and in higher resolution (so it’s clear they’re shooting rockchucks). Don’t worry about being fooled. A lot of people were fooled, including me.


24 posted on 06/16/2007 6:53:26 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: SolitaryMan

Reach out and touch someone!


25 posted on 06/16/2007 7:08:54 PM PDT by rawmuse
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To: SolitaryMan
A 50 cal. round is about 7-8 inches long

Sounds a little long to me. IIR the overall length of a .50 is short of 6 inches. Little consolation, however, to the person on the receiving end of the transaction.

26 posted on 06/16/2007 7:20:35 PM PDT by bikerMD (Beware, the light at the end of the tunnel may be a muzzle flash.)
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To: LibWhacker

The best shot I ever made was on a marmot in the Talkeetna Mountains in Alaska back in the 1980’s. 150 meters with a scoped Ruger 10/22 using CCI .22LR Hollow Point Ammo and a lot of vertical holdover. I was on a promontory shooting to the SE at a 4-5 lb. Marmot (they grow them BIG in Alaska) on another promontory. I fired, it spun around, it disappeared. My faithful Lab Duke found the remains 50m down the cliff and brought it to me. At that range the bullet did not expand but I somehow got the bugger right thru the heart. Definitely a Hail Mary shot. I’m such a savage!


27 posted on 06/16/2007 7:32:36 PM PDT by 43north (I hope we are around long enough to become a layer in the rocks of the future.)
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To: Dumpster Baby

Glad I read the thread before wasting my bandwidth. Thanks.


28 posted on 06/16/2007 7:33:33 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: LibWhacker
In case you're disappointed, a very graphic .50 cal head shot is posted at the bottom of this page.
29 posted on 06/16/2007 7:34:36 PM PDT by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hot Tabasco

...lol, they are somekind of animal, not human, that’s for sure...thanks for getting me to look at it twice


30 posted on 06/16/2007 7:34:39 PM PDT by kajingawd (Humans share 50.6% of their DNA with bananas...most my friends are bananas)
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To: DigitalVideoDude

Geez.. even this is not perfectly accurate. It’s been snoped. Might not be a .50 cal head shot at all.


31 posted on 06/16/2007 7:37:58 PM PDT by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: SolitaryMan

BUMP!


32 posted on 06/16/2007 7:42:41 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: SolitaryMan
Praire dogs are usually found in the praire, not on rock coverd mountains. Looks like some arms and other stuff flying around there.

On the east coast and south we call them ground hogs, out west the call the rock chucks are marmots, . You take one ground hog lying on a rock, take a good 243 or 270, or 25-06 , are several other small caliber high speed rounds, and shoot the rock just where the ground hog meets, touches rock, it will throw him several feet in air, but the bullet must hit the rock and then spray the animal.

33 posted on 06/16/2007 7:46:02 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: SolitaryMan
I just love stories with a happy ending..snif,sniff...
34 posted on 06/16/2007 7:46:23 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (HDTV ping list, please FReepmail me if you would like your name added.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

you’re right. just looked at the site www.rmvh.com. same sites as on fr


35 posted on 06/16/2007 7:46:41 PM PDT by alfie (peace through superior firepower)
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To: NavVet

“I thought I had seen some of that footage before and I’m not sure it was described as a Canadian Sniper.”

I saw the same footage months ago. Swear is was supposed to be a U.S.sniper.


36 posted on 06/16/2007 7:50:57 PM PDT by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: SolitaryMan

Those are rock chucks. The western version of a ground hog. Probably shot with a 22-250.


37 posted on 06/16/2007 7:52:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: bikerMD

I just measured one, it is just under 5 and a half inches.


38 posted on 06/16/2007 7:53:22 PM PDT by ansel12 ((America, love it ,or at least give up your home citizenship before accepting ours too.))
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To: DigitalVideoDude
Geez.. even this is not perfectly accurate. It’s been snoped. Might not be a .50 cal head shot at all.

I read somewhere that it wasn't. Anyway, all the ....ummm... debris..... is right there close by, as if he caught a burst while already down on the ground.

39 posted on 06/16/2007 7:57:16 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: SolitaryMan
at 50cal bullet would not do that to human body at the range described. If I remember correctly the 50 cal projectile is about 750 grains (appox 1/10+ lb) and leaving the muzzle at 2600 to 3000 fps, it would no way have that kind of energy at 7000 to 8000 ft range. Maybe it was a much larger caliber??
40 posted on 06/16/2007 8:07:53 PM PDT by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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To: SolitaryMan

Suddenly I feel better about the world in general.
The first one is still my favorite , because of the height it attained. I feel like I’m judging a leap in a figure skating competition.


41 posted on 06/16/2007 9:50:41 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (The only thing sourdough bread is good for is a grilled cheese sandwich.For that, it's essential.)
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To: Dumpster Baby

That seems likely, the idea that it’s ‘rockchucks’-—in at least one of those hits, you can’t see the object at all, until it’s blown up FROM BEHIND. So the video was made in front, but the gunman was somewhere else altogether.


42 posted on 06/16/2007 9:59:59 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (The only thing sourdough bread is good for is a grilled cheese sandwich.For that, it's essential.)
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To: Dumpster Baby
"This video has been around for several years now, and periodically gets posted as a “hot” sniper video, which it’s not."

Thanks for the info. It didn't look like a sniper shot, but I didn't know what it was. Wild and strange and inexplicable...

43 posted on 06/16/2007 10:28:16 PM PDT by Nova
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To: SolitaryMan
...one of them with a 203mm grenade launcher...

Oh my God! Those grenades must have a 100 yard kill radius - and that is for the non-nuclear ones.

Seriously, I think they meant to say an M203 grenade launcher.

44 posted on 06/16/2007 10:38:45 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: SolitaryMan

The only thing this video and Canadian snipers have in common is that both shoot animals. In this video’s case, four legged animals.


45 posted on 06/16/2007 10:44:29 PM PDT by fso301
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To: SolitaryMan; Squantos; archy; SLB; Eaker; Travis McGee; Joe Brower

fake and several years old

that is a prairie poodle being shot...

funny how this stuff keeps recycling


46 posted on 06/16/2007 10:46:27 PM PDT by wardaddy (on supervised release)
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To: DigitalVideoDude

The direct link to that “sniper” shot is http://www.oldwardogs.us/2006/08/suicide_bomber_.html. As the webmaster of that site I feel obliged to point out the huge RETRACTION notice at the top of the post. It’s been there since less than 24 hours after I posted the picture.


47 posted on 06/16/2007 11:37:21 PM PDT by bdfaith (I've done what I can at my place.)
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To: Viking2002; wardaddy

48 posted on 06/17/2007 6:59:28 AM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee; Squantos

She looks mighty horny....you can just tell sometimes ya know.


49 posted on 06/17/2007 9:02:57 AM PDT by wardaddy (on supervised release)
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To: wardaddy

Yeah, she’s a live one all right. BTW, did you see the “Nashville whorehoses brought by illegal aliens” thread over on TOS? It was in the Tennessean.com yesterday, but FR won’t allow any postings from that site.


50 posted on 06/17/2007 9:16:04 AM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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