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This is pretty graphic but i saw it on another forum and thought i'd post it.This info was with it as well

Just in case you were wondering what it looks like when a person is

hit by a .50 Caliber sniper's bullet.

Sobering...There's just no other words.


Canadian Snipers in Afghanistan [Video attached - read article first]

Canadian Sniper wiping out Taliban Snipers in Afghanistan.


Pay close attention to the beginning of the video. A Taliban is lying

on top of the peak in front of you.

The sniper is firing from about a half mile away... or more.

When you hear the shot fired ... watch what happens.


These video shots are not made through the shooter's telescopic

sight; they are made looking through the spotter's scope.

The spotter lies right next to the sniper and helps the sniper to

find, and home in on, the target.

The sniper is using a .50 caliber rifle. A .50 cal. round is about 7-8

inches long and the casing is about an inch in diameter.

The bullet itself is one-half inch in diameter and roughly one and

one-half inches long.


A Canadian sniper in Afghanistan has been confirmed as hitting an

enemy soldier at a range of 2,310 meters (7,565 ft/1.43 miles),

the longest recorded and confirmed sniper shot in history.

The previous record of 2,250 meters (7,369 ft/1.4 miles) was set by

US Marine sniper Carlos Hathcock in Vietnam in 1967.

The Canadian sniper was at an altitude of 8,500 feet and the target,

across a valley, was at 9,000 feet.

The record lasted only one day, until a second Canadian sniper hit an

enemy soldier at 2,400 meters (7,860 feet/1.48 miles).

Canadian sniper units often operated in support of US infantry units,

which were grateful for their help.

The Canadian snipers fire special .50 caliber McMillan tactical

rifles, which are bolt-action weapons with five- round magazines.

The Canadian snipers were the only Canadian troops operating without

helmets or flak jackets as they had too much other equipment to carry.

Each three-man team has one sniper rifle, three standard Canadian C-7

rifles, one of them with a 40mm grenade launcher.





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