Skip to comments.Good Shot!!! Video of Canadian snipers in Afghanistan
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
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I couldn’t view it, probably too many people hitting the server. Sounds cool, I’ll check back later.
I thought I had seen some of that footage before and I’m not sure it was described as a Canadian Sniper.
internet hoax! These are videos of prairie dog hunts.........
this shows up on YouTube too
I think they must be using exploding rounds.
That’s alot of material flying per hit .
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.
Praire dogs are usually found in the praire, not on rock coverd mountains. Looks like some arms and other stuff flying around there.
I think they’re shooting marmots.
I know they are devils, but man, those are some mighty big curved horns they have.
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.
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........
Old internet hoax...
Rockchucks, not prairie dogs. That video has been posted here many times (once by me, sad to say, lol) and has been thoroughly discredited.