Great informative video though…
Great informative video though…
Wasn't his record beaten by an Aussie. 2.8K shot.
I admire all these sniper's. The distance, wind and altitude calculation's are TUFF. I'm happy to stay in the 9 ring @ 1,000 yard's.
Wind, 'tude,magnetic bearing, lat, you need to be a mathmatician even with cheat cards. Admiration not only for there shooting skill but fieldcraft as well. I hear you about the 9 ring.....
The distances guys are hitting are ridiculous. Anyone ever get any confirmation of the Aussie 2 Cdo Regt shooter who hit one at 2800m plus with the light fifty in Helmand ???
@ArcticWarrior New world record set for longest sniper kill in Afghanistan Oct 29, 2012
Two marksmen using Barrett M82A1 50 calibre rifles simultaneously fired. The bullets were six seconds in the air. One killed the Taliban commander. It is not known for certain which sniper fired the fatal shot. While there have been no triumphant press releases, in the tight global Special Forces sniper community the shot is much discussed, because it seems certain to be a world record.
That was the story when the Craft guys came to town.... didnt know if anyone else had heard that as it was given to me from a guy who attended
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Interesting story on Rob Furlong with a sad ending after the investigation. Tough way to go. Was more interesting since I was just reading about Operation Anaconda in the Shahi-Kot Valley, especially Takur Ghar. Snafu in spades and not the warriors either. I always appreciate the vids and actual photos.
@nozzlehead Think he called him "Hatchcock" god I hate journalists.
@nozzlehead Because reporters/Media usually get it wrong. All you have to do is listen to the media ramp up their anti gun sentiment.
No good deed goes unpunished.
The Canadian .50 cal ammo didn't go as far as the U.S. ammo because of the exchange rate.
@CK5150 Now that's funny right there.
@Tango9 I'm here all week. Try the veal.
One possible real reason the US .50 cal round was flying farther could have been the choice of powder used. Some burn hotter in colder temps. Lots of variables at those ranges. I'm sure there are more knowledgeable people than me on here that could weigh in.
@CK5150 @Tango9 except the laugh is on us. The Canadian dollar is worth more than ours, and has been for a few years. We can't afford the veal anymore.
Bull crap. Who in the world has never heard of Carlos Hitchcock. As a sniper anywhere you have heard of him. The white feather. Besides he was beat by a .338 that has the record now. Anyone anyone? Pretty sure by 100 or so yards.
@DeltaBravo193 DB, sorry to be too P/C however, it is Carlos Hathcock, one of the World's greatest snipers from RVN....6
I like his story about the NVA chick(officer?) he shot twat out squatting to take a piss. It was payback for her fucking up(skinning?) his spotter. He put the HAT in HATE.
@Txazz @DeltaBravo193 He was a remarkable Warrior in every sense of the word. Selfless and totally Cool....6
Hathcock's career as a sniper came to a sudden end along Route 1, north of LZ Baldy in September 1969, when the amtrack he was riding on, an LVT-5, struck an anti-tank mine. Hathcock pulled seven Marines off the flame-engulfed vehicle and was severely burned before jumping to safety. While recovering, Hathcock received the Purple Heart. Nearly 30 years later, he would receive the Silver Star for this action. All eight injured Marines were medevac-ed to the USS Repose (AH-16), then to a Naval Hospital in Tokyo, and ultimately to the burn center at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
@DeltaBravo193 Absolutely, he was an unbelievable sniper under harsh conditions. His story was fascinating and not only from the shooting perspective. He was quite a soldier, Grunts usually are, lol.....6
@Recon6 He had the record and he made it with a static 50 cal. I think I read he just plopped a scope on it and went to work.
Good to see a little throwback to your Canadian heritage. Though sparse, i'd love to see you dig into JTF2, and the rest of CANSOFCOM. Happy New Year, and keep on keeping on.
Hathcock was his "own", SF unit.
@shagstar @Ravage Hathcock was a pioneer, a trailblazer and snipers were not even officially recognized until after Nam. Had he not been burned he would have continued as a sniper even with MS. He will always be first in my book. Lacking 55 to full retirement was a disgrace for his honorable service. To first read of him was a haunting experience. As I usually do I started researching my subject which leaves me feeling closer than ever to another real hero.
he may have got screwed by big brother but,,the men he served with always covered his 6!
@Ravage He might have been "regular" infantry, but there is nothing regular about his skills with a rifle. The team was treated pathetically by the powers that be.
@Africanadian @Ravage Thats what you get in a socialist society. Hmm kind of like we are becoming. Sad that we send brave men and women over to fight for our freedom BUT have to tie their hands and in some cases treat them like criminals when they do their job. Lawyers in the military (war time) is a joke. How about the senate and congressmen pick up arms (which they loath) and go out there and bleed for Her. Nope, will never happen cause as one of these elitist, you have to have certain traits. No backbone, gutless, no soul, and have to be a great liar.
@Tango9 @DeltaBravo193 @Africanadian @Ravage....valid point haha but only certain government employees and people in Quebec actually speak it. No one else does or cares to try. Its gotta be the least useful "second-language" on the planet Does anyone on this site have any knowledge about the 'Canadian Special Operations Regiment'? (CSOR pronounced see-soar)
@DeltaBravo193 @Africanadian @Ravage ....socialist? You do realize we have a right-winged federal government. America is the one with a left-leaning leader