Oh Oh! Justin’s Gonna Cry! …. Canadian elite special forces sniper sets record-breaking kill shot in Iraq

This made Justin cry.

A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,450 metres.

Sources say a member of Joint Task Force 2 killed an Islamic State insurgent with a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle while firing from a high-rise during an operation that took place within the last month in Iraq. It took under 10 seconds to hit the target.

h/t SM

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Congrats Canada!
    You are a virtual factory of human death, again!
    How do you do it?
    You consistently have some of the best snipers in the whole world and have for about the last twenty years.
    Well done!

    • robins111

      That is one piss cutter of a shot

      • terrence22

        I had to check it in miles: it is 2.14 MILES!!!

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          I know, freaky.
          A shot like that is way more luck than it is skill, but unless you are already highly skilled to begin with, you have no hope in hell of having any kind of luck in making that shot.
          Wow. Just wow.
          I mean that bullet must have had a 30-45 degree down angle when it struck the target, with an 8-9 second flight time.
          Just wow!

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Holy kinematics, Batman!

          • Wow, so a Tac-50 good for better than two miles (with a bit of luck). Target probably a sitting duck at 1,000 metres. Not that it would ever be necessary, but it’s nice to know that it’s out there in case Justin starts going overboard with his anti-Constitutional imposition of fascist supremacist Sharia Law. Especially now that Canada is starting to export Muslim terrorists to kill Americans in the U.S. — if Sharia Law gets out of control in Canada the Allies may have to deal with Trudeau the same way we have dealt with fascist and supremacist ideologues throughout history…

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            So, if you think about it a little bit.
            All those people coming in through Quebec and Manitoba will eventually be sent back as jihadis.
            It’s like Canada is a fuck face finishing school.

          • WalterBannon

            have to deal with not only wind-age and ballistics but also movement of the target…amazing shot

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            And at that distance, with that long of a bullet flight, you even have to account for the spin of the earth.
            That was a wildly complex shot to even set up!
            https://thearmsguide.com/5329/external-ballistics-the-coriolis-effect-6-theory-section/

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      The prairie provinces are really flat.
      There’s the joke about Saskatchewan where I saw your dog run away, for three days.

      • mobuyus

        I heard it was so flat that when it rains water doesn’t know which way to run.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          If you get around on the prairies you start to realize the stereotype is wrong.
          I have white knuckled my steering wheel in many places in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
          The worst are around the Assiniboine River.
          By the way,
          Saskatoon is 482m above sea level.
          Winnipeg is 239m above sea level.
          Gillam is 145m above sea level.

          • mobuyus

            Drove my bike out there in 1980 was pulled over by RCMP, two lads a couple of years younger than I was. They were so eager to find drugs that they never asked for my liscence, ownership( which indicated a two cylinder bike while mine was a triple) or insurance. I remember not long after my bike blew up in a storm of blue smoke. I had put non leaded gas in it. I sat on the side of the road thinking I’m fucked somewhere in the middle of Canada in the middle of the night. After about an hour of wondering what to do I tried kicking it over and to my surprise it fired right up and I was back on the road again.

          • Around ’69/’70, spent a night in Swift Current RCMP jail. Food was excellent — catered.

          • mobuyus

            Same thing for the Hull jail in Quebec it was roast beef and roast pork almost every night.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            That is the worst when you think you are totally screwed.

          • When I was last there I tried joining the Saskatchewan Navy. Gave up on that idea and started up the “Saskatchewan Mountain Climbing Club” instead. Membership has always been sparse but the three of us are certainly dedicated, and the City of Regina allowed us to use its 10 foot high skateboard ramps to practice our rappelling.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I used to work in the old post office building right next to the inland Navy Cadets building that is right across from Saskatoon City Hall.
            I don’t know what you might think but the last weekend I worked there on overtime, much overtime, I was outside having a cigarette in the back alley when a dessicated bird corpse landed on the ground beside me.
            Granted it was windy that day.
            But, if it had hit me in the head it would have killed me.
            I think those fuckers had me marked out.
            And just missed on their throw.
            That was over five years ago.
            I’ve been getting indirect feed back that I wasn’t liked.
            Been starting to wonder if they do that to other people.

          • I was joking of course on that last one. Saskatchewan “inland Navy Cadets”? You must be joshin me Jethro.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I don’t lie ricardojaime.
            It doesn’t do anyone any good.
            Maybe I spelled it wrong.

            405 24 St E, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0K7

          • Minicapt
          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Just info, then?
            Sometimes you’re a scold.
            I still don’t lie.
            I don’t lie.
            I won’t and one day I’ll win because I don’t lie.
            I lose telling the truth all the time.
            And I don’t care, because if you have enough patience, you win in the end.
            I have done it before and I will do it again.
            Don’t you worry batman.
            Sometimes you have to let the other guy step up and fall down before you can take his place.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I don’t lie ricardojaime.
            It doesn’t do anyone any good.
            Maybe I spelled it wrong.

          • Tweety58

            I was a Sea Cadet in Winnipeg.

            The closest ocean is the Arctic .

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I used to take my son there.
            He hated the drills.
            Just wanted to fire a gun.
            They fucked him over.
            Shoulda kept a firing spot open for him because he’s a November kid.
            They didn’t and he quit.
            So, fuck them.
            Kept the uniform cause you know why?
            You’re cunts.

          • Tweety58

            The rifles we fired were from the Boer War with .22 cal. modified bores.We had ONE evening of actually firing the rifles and 7 evenings of doing marching rifle drill.

            Trust me,your son didn’t miss much.

            I had way more fun with my .22 Cooey single shot and my Daisy pump BB gun on the prairie.

            I was LETHAL.No bird was safe on telephone wires although my Dad said I could only shoot crows.Tell that to an 11 year old.Lol.

            I taught my son gun safety and target shooting.Better than the old man.

            Free range childhood….so grateful for it.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Well, my son would have liked to have gotten a few shots.
            He’ll join the army, yet.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            My son hit a few birds on the wire.
            He felt like shit about it.
            Poor bugger.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I hope it is not too late.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            My son wants more than I ever thought I wanted.
            Fuck……………..

      • Tweety58

        I’m from Winnipeg originally.I used to take my Eastern relatives out on the Trans Canada and have them get out of the car and drive away.

        I’d come back in 5 minutes.They were invariably stunned at the size of the sky and felt about 1 millimetre tall.

        When we drove to Portage La Prairie in the winter we would take blankets,candles and food in case the Highway was whited out

        It was 50 miles STRAIGHT to Portage with a sudden right turn at the end and many accidents resulted.I hope they have fixed that.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          My happiest highway!

        • El Martyachi

          There’s a bad spot like that on number 6, way too many people crash there, likely for the same reason.

  • robins111

    So, according to Justin, the ISIS guy musta won..

  • barryjr

    I told my wife about this and we compared it to distances around home. All we can say is “WOW”.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Eddie Murphy’s mom could have done that with her shoe.

  • ntt1

    justin could not care less, it will not advance his personal self esteem like renaming a historical part of all Canadians history to gain votes from whinny Indians or preparing to tax Medical benefits. what a turd.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      The CMHC will take Justin down.
      Or the fifty cent dollar.
      He has no choice.
      He’s got one or the other.

  • Literally Hitler

    Phenomenal! For our American friends that’s a field goal short of 38 football fields. Fuckin eh!

  • Mr_bigstuff

    A dogood journalist interviewed a sniper who had just taken an enemy out at about 2500M – She asked ‘What do you feel when when you take a human life like that?’ His response – Recoil!

  • Morticiaa

    Awesome
    Unfathomable over 2 miles
    Eeeeeee haaaaaa
    Oooooeeeww. Rahhhhhhhh
    Set these guys up on all the high towers in major cities
    On duty full time

  • pettifog

    I can hardly wait for Trudeau to attend the local mosque, prostrate himself (while the women are suitably segregated), and apologize on behalf of all Canadians.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Neither can I.
      The next election ads just write themselves.
      Here’s where I have to eat it.
      I wanted Bernier to win.
      Got Scheer instead.
      I will support him.
      I’m not a hypocrite.
      Still waiting for a little bridge building, though.

  • Tweety58

    Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq

    A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,450 metres.

    Sources say a member of Joint Task Force 2 killed an Islamic State insurgent with a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle while firing from a high-rise during an operation that took place within the last month in Iraq. It took under 10 seconds to hit the target.

    The world record was previously held by British sniper Craig Harrison, who shot a Taliban gunner with a 338 Lapua Magnum rifle from 2,475 metres away in 2009.

    Previously, Canadian Corporal Rob Furlong had set the world record in 2002 at 2,430 metres when he gunned down an Afghan insurgent carrying an RPK machine gun during Operation Anaconda.

    Weeks before, Canadian Master Cpl. Arron Perry briefly held the world’s best sniper record after he fatally shot an insurgent at 2,310 metres during the same operation. Both soldiers were members of the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.

    JTF2 special forces are primarily tasked with counterterrorism, sniper operations and hostage rescue. Much of the information about this elite organization is classified and not commented on by the government. The unit’s snipers and members of Canadian Special Operations Regiment, who are carrying out the main task of training Kurdish forces, have been operating in tough conditions in Iraq.

    https://beta.theglobeandmai

  • WalterBannon

    That’s some shot. Now get him on a roof in Ottawa, pronto.

  • Alain

    When can we expect a Canadian movie “Canadian Sniper”?

    • Tweety58

      Damn right.

    • Clausewitz

      Have you seen Hyena Road? Pretty good movie about Canadians in Afghanistan.

      • Alain

        No, but I’ll check it out. Thanks.

  • simus1

    It was just the wonderfully scented hot thin clean clear air in Iraq, anybody could have made the shot under those conditions. If they had been using an M777, that would have been much more spectacular.

  • Ho Hum

    It’s nice to read a story that makes me proud to be Canadian – most news about Canada makes me ashamed/embarrassed/angry for my country.

  • Canadian Born

    Who is Junior shedding a tear for? I am pretty sure it is for the Muslim and not the brave Canadian that did the great job.