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
Takes forever to load even on high speed.
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.
Mitt Romney and varmints?
Give em hell Harry Reid, no wait, go there with em!
Wasn’t this posted at Debka and world news daily? muhahaha
Saw this years ago, don’t believe your e-mail.
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.
Reach out and touch someone!
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.
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!
Glad I read the thread before wasting my bandwidth. Thanks.
...lol, they are somekind of animal, not human, that’s for sure...thanks for getting me to look at it twice
Geez.. even this is not perfectly accurate. It’s been snoped. Might not be a .50 cal head shot at all.
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.
you’re right. just looked at the site www.rmvh.com. same sites as on fr
“I thought I had seen some of that footage before and Im 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.
Those are rock chucks. The western version of a ground hog. Probably shot with a 22-250.
I just measured one, it is just under 5 and a half inches.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
The only thing this video and Canadian snipers have in common is that both shoot animals. In this video’s case, four legged animals.
fake and several years old
that is a prairie poodle being shot...
funny how this stuff keeps recycling
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.
She looks mighty horny....you can just tell sometimes ya know.
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.