World’s Longest Shot Takes 10 Seconds to Wipe Out Target, an ISIS Militant

This kind of precision doesn’t happen with a novice shooter.

Fired from a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle, the shot was taken at 3,540 meters (more than 2 miles). It hit its target, an ISIS  militant, 10 seconds after being fired according to The Globe and Mail.

“The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces,” according to a military source. “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 anonymous soldier who took the shot is from Canada, a gun specialist from the elite Joint Task Force 2.

His shot is over 1,000 meters (more than half a mile) than the previous record of 2,475 meters.

The previous record, as recorded in the Guinness World Records, was held by British sniper Craig Harrison, of the United Kingdom’s Household Cavalry.

Harrison killed two Taliban insurgents from a distance of 2,474 meters, or one and a half miles, in November 2009 in Afghanistan.

In that case, it took the 8.59 mm rounds almost three seconds to hit their targets. A third shot took out the insurgents’ machine gun.

For anyone who says that kind of shot is easy, just let them try.

 

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