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Just watching the history channel and an army sniper said that in Iraq with a .50 sniper rifle a canadian sniper just set the new world record for engaging a target at 2640 yards. That's about 2240 yards more than I would EVER shoot with a rifle. Just thought that was pretty impressive.
 

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Uh, Canada does not have forces in Iraq.

Afghanistan, yes. Iraq, no.

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The Canadian Army Sniper stayed in Canada...the target he hit was in Iraq. :smile:
 

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I think the shot was during the 1st Desert Storm war. Given a .50 cal sniper rifle I would try the shot. 600 + grn bullet doesn't get affected by wind nearly as much as a lighter bullet. Of course I used to shoot competition service rifle at 600 yrds with iron sights too.
 

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Matt is right, the Canadian who took the record was in Afghanistan.

My longest shot ever was on a groundhog at 643 yards, using a .22-250. My longest on a buck was 186 yards, using a 6.5x55mm Swedish Mauser. With a handgun, I shot a squirrel at 126yards, using a Contender with a .17HMR barrel.

Im guessing your talking about human size, when you ask how far would I shoot? It really depends on a lot of factors like wind, light, elevation, cartridge&rifle, other equipment. You are talking about rifles...right? With what I have, and the fact that I haven't fired a rifle in a year. I would guess 500-800 yards if someone was kind enough to lemme borrow a rangefinder.(mind you I dont want to guess, seeing I haven't fired a rifle in a year)
 

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My apologies, it must have been Afghanistan. I didn't really have any point I was getting at or question I was posing, just sort of marveling at how far marksmanship and the art of shooting has come that some one can shoot a target 2600 yards away.
 

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Wow!!! Dont try to pull the wool over any of these guys eyes, or they will drag you through the gutter :chairshot

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Depends on the gun I'm shooting and the target I want to hit.
The Brithish I belive held the old record, again it was a .50 it was around a mile, and it was a 2 fer through a block wall they were using thermal and the shooter waited for hours for the shot to be set up
 

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2600 yards is a HEALTHY ways away!
That is pretty doggone amazing.
 

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Thats roughly 7800 feet, there is only 5,280 feet in a mile. I usualy say if I can see it I can hit it, but 2600 yards is just a crazy long shot.
 
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