Posted June 23, 2017 1:05 am by Comments

By Brian Seay

A Canadian sniper fires his weapon at the Batoche Small Arms Range in September 2013. (Photo: Cpl Claude Arseneault/Canadian Army)
Military officials confirmed Thursday that a sniper with Canada’s strategic-level counter-terrorism forces smashed the record for longest confirmed kill shot in military history with a distance of 3,540 meters.
A member of the secretive Joint Task Force 2 fired the deadly round from a McMillan TAC-50, killing an ISIS fighter in Iraq from more than 2 miles away. The kill shot crushes the previous record, which was 2,475 meters, according to Toronto’s Globe and Mail.
“The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces,” a military source told the paper. “Instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, it is a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad guys didn’t have a clue what was happening.”
The sniper fired the world record round from a high rise during an operation sometime in the last month. The bullet took less than 10 seconds to strike the insurgent. Officials say the kill was verified with video footage.
“Hard data on this. It isn’t an opinion. It isn’t an

Source: Guns.com

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