Sounds like something out of a video game, but a Canadian sniper recently killed an Islamic State fighter from almost 2.2 miles away!!
To put that into perspective, that distance is like setting up your rifle at the end zone of a football field, looking through your scope, firing off a shot and hitting a target from 38 football fields away. That’s one helluva shot!
The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command released a statement this week (reports the L.A. Times) confirming that a member of Joint Task Force 2 made the shot, though the sniper’s name was not revealed. It was a record for the longest kill shot in military history.
He reportedly made the shot with a McMillan Tac-50 rifle, and it was recorded on video. The statement also said the bullet was in the air just for under 10 seconds.
The previous Guinness World Record was held by British sniper Craig Harrison, who shot two Taliban fighters in Afghanistan just over 1.5 miles, back in November 2009.
That’s f’ing crazy!! Check out a History Channel doc about Harrison below.