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Small However Mighty: Canada’s Army Has Produced File-Breaking Snipers

Oh, Canada!  

The land of hockey, maple syrup, “ope, sorry” and … snipers? 

Since Might 2017, one Canadian soldier has held the excellence of the longest confirmed kill in army historical past. The three,450-meter shot — 3,870 yards — shattered the 2009 report by British sniper Craig Harrison by almost 1,000 meters. 

The longest confirmed sniper shot by a U.S. soldier got here in 2004, when Sgt. Bryan Kremer killed an Iraqi rebel from 2,300 meters. 

The shot from the unnamed gun specialist from Canada’s elite Joint Job Power 2 took roughly 10 seconds on the velocity of 792 mph, traversing almost 2 miles earlier than reaching its goal.  

The report shattering kill was later independently verified by a video digicam and different knowledge, in line with Toronto’s Globe and Mail

“The shot in query really disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] assault on Iraqi safety forces,” a army supply advised the paper. “As a substitute of dropping a bomb that would probably kill civilians within the space, it’s a very exact software of power and since it was thus far method, the unhealthy guys didn’t have a clue what was occurring.” 

The unnamed soldier used a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle — the identical rifle utilized by U.S. Navy SEALs — which is usually declared as essentially the most correct rifle on this planet, boasting an efficient vary of 1,850 meters. 

Even when accounting for the wind, the angle, the sunshine, even the Earth’s curve, the Canuck managed to eke out virtually double that. To make issues much more deadly, in line with Newsweek, three of the highest 5 longest confirmed kills in historical past are from Canadians. 

So, whereas we right here south of the border prefer to jest about Canadian kindness (insert the “I’m just a little upset” protest meme), it would behoove us to maintain our gibes just a little nearer to the vest this Canada Day. 

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