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Old 02-24-2010, 08:16 PM   #21
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This was combat - in Afganistan - and at high altitude. This was the same program where they ran out of Canadian issue 50 cal and switched to American - apparently shoots farther thus have to change sight settings.

They will probably have a repeat showing - cable always does.

heh heh heh - A related program on the training these guys have to go thru is fascinating. Also the Marine Corp prep of the rifles and loading the bullets was good - we are not talking factory here.
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I remember reading about a previous record for the longest combat sniper kill.

Here's the quote off of wikipedia

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The record for the longest combat kill by a sniper was broken during Operation Anaconda by Canadian sniper Cpl Rob Furlong, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). Using a McMillan long-range TAC-50 .50-calibre rifle, he killed a Taliban fighter armed with an RPK machine gun at a confirmed distance of 2,430 metres (1.51 miles)[6].The previous record was set 35 years before by Carlos Hathcock.
The five-man Canadian sniper team, including MCpl Graham Ragsdale (Team Commander), MCpl Tim McMeekin, MCpl Arron Perry, Cpl Dennis Eason, and Cpl Rob Furlong, killed over 20, and were awarded Bronze Stars.


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I remember reading about a previous record for the longest combat sniper kill.

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You can find it at this link, at the bottom of the page.

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Thanks John Galt (if that's your real name). That was a great link!
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