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    Longest confirmed sniper kill, confirmed. 3450 meters

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news...ticle35415651/

    Holyshit.
    that's ummm 2.143 miles.

    Over a kilometer past the previous confirmed kill? I knew those 50's were amazing but I can't wrap my head around that.
    I want to see the video.

    #2
    Good drills.
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      #3
      I wouldn't mind seeing the video, either. Thats one hell of a shot!
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        #4
        Originally posted by Kovacs View Post
        Good drills.
        So it's like everything else in life?
        Practice and good gear?

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          #5
          That man's spotter is a god among men.

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            #6
            Originally posted by ghost55 View Post
            That man's spotter is a god among men.
            From the article it sounds like they had people there at target too.
            Maybe more of a team effort than usual. 2 miles is really fucking with my head. You can't make that shot from 0 elevation can you? Everything have I shot was under well under 100 meters... like mainly 50-75 yards.
            I wonder how long they had that shot set up?
            Did the duo see the building and the clear line of site to a possible hot spot and drool over the chance for weeks?
            Or was it on the fly?
            ...

            Either way I bet #BaconClownShoes#ISIS are having a much harder time wrapping their heads around it.
            You know those particular individuals got that video hand delivered to them just for the psyops value.

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              #7
              That's amazing! Could he even see the target in his scope?
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                #8
                Originally posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
                From the article it sounds like they had people there at target too.
                Maybe more of a team effort than usual. 2 miles is really fucking with my head. You can't make that shot from 0 elevation can you? Everything have I shot was under well under 100 meters... like mainly 50-75 yards.
                I wonder how long they had that shot set up?
                Did the duo see the building and the clear line of site to a possible hot spot and drool over the chance for weeks?
                Or was it on the fly?
                ...

                Either way I bet #BaconClownShoes#ISIS are having a much harder time wrapping their heads around it.
                You know those particular individuals got that video hand delivered to them just for the psyops value.
                It was from a pretty tall building. And yeah. Dude is part of JTF2; the best SF unit on the planet you probably haven't heard of. And from what the sniper said it was absolutely a huge team effort.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
                  So it's like everything else in life?
                  Practice and good gear?
                  Yeah. The optics and weapon system helped him make the shot but he needed to be competent to be able to use them both correctly. So in this case he's extremely competent with some extremely effective kit.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Kovacs View Post
                    Yeah. The optics and weapon system helped him make the shot but he needed to be competent to be able to use them both correctly. So in this case he's extremely competent with some extremely effective kit.
                    Truly god-like amounts of math and luck went into this. I get the impression that the real reason they tried this was "because we can." And the footage from this is going to probably replace pornhub for everyone that took part for AT LEAST three months.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Kovacs View Post
                      Yeah. The optics and weapon system helped him make the shot but he needed to be competent to be able to use them both correctly. So in this case he's extremely competent with some extremely effective kit.
                      This!

                      Every aspect of their gear, from individual rifle components, to optics, to the bullets they use, are meticulously selected and prepared. Comparing their equipment to the rifle and box of ammo off of the rack at the sporting goods store would be the equivalent of comparing a Chevrolet Monte Carlo on the lot at the local dealership to the one that Dale Earnhardt drove on the NASCAR circuit.


                      That doesn't minimize the skills it takes for a team to pull off a shot like that. It does take someone with a serious set of trained skills, but that person can only be as effective as their equipment will allow. Advertised MOA for most off the shelf, commercially made rifles, seem to be right at 1". That would be too much deviation in point of impact at "sniper distances" for any shooter to produce consistent accuracy. To keep with the racecar analogy, the best Formula 1 driver in the world will never be able to win the Indy 500 with a Dodge Hellcat.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by ghost55 View Post
                        Truly god-like amounts of math and luck went into this.
                        I never stopped to think about it until I read this...I wonder how much luck was involved. I wonder if the team could duplicate this shot.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by GrouchyOldMan View Post
                          I never stopped to think about it until I read this...I wonder how much luck was involved. I wonder if the team could duplicate this shot.
                          The bullet took ten seconds to get to the target. Think about how far you can move in ten seconds. The team straight up admitted "yeah this probably isn't going to happen again."

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by ghost55 View Post
                            The bullet took ten seconds to get to the target. Think about how far you can move in ten seconds. The team straight up admitted "yeah this probably isn't going to happen again."
                            Even if you take the live target out of the equation, I wonder how successfully they could reproduce this on a static range.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
                              From the article it sounds like they had people there at target too.
                              Maybe more of a team effort than usual. 2 miles is really fucking with my head. You can't make that shot from 0 elevation can you? Everything have I shot was under well under 100 meters... like mainly 50-75 yards.
                              I wonder how long they had that shot set up?
                              Did the duo see the building and the clear line of site to a possible hot spot and drool over the chance for weeks?
                              Or was it on the fly?
                              ...

                              Either way I bet #BaconClownShoes#ISIS are having a much harder time wrapping their heads around it.
                              You know those particular individuals got that video hand delivered to them just for the psyops value.
                              It wouldn't have been on the fly, as in a snap shot, they would have had to invest some time into it. It would have almost certainly been a static target, as in he would have been sitting or standing still in a predictable spot, say in a vehicle or on sentry. A lot of long range sniper kills tend to be against semi-static enemies like gunners or people fucking about with IEDs.

                              It might have taken a few shots to zero in first as well, shots of that distance are rarely done off the bat like in the movies. If this one was a one shot then it is truly legendary.

                              I'm interested to know about the videoing, if they had someone reccying it or if it was a drone. They went to a lot of effort to peg this guy. I'd like to know more if it ever becomes available.
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