Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Longest range sniper kill

The current world record for the longest range sniper kill is 2,430 meters (7,972 feet), accomplished by a Canadian sniper, Corporal Rob Furlong, of the third battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (3 PPCLI), during the invasion of Afghanistan, using a .50 BMG (12.7mm) McMillan TAC-50 bolt-action rifle. This meant that the bullet had a flight time of ≈ 4.5 seconds, and a drop of ≈ 70 meters (230 feet).

The previous record was held by US Marine sniper Carlos Hathcock (on the photo), achieved during the Vietnam War, at a distance of 2,250 meters.

Source: Wikipedia

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