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    Default Canadian sniper sets world record with 2.2-mile pickoff of ISIS fighter

    A Canadian sniper set what appears to be a record, picking off an ISIS fighter from some 2.2 miles away, and disrupting a potentially deadly operation by the terror group in Iraq.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/22...s-fighter.html

    Very nice shot.
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    Default Re: Canadian sniper sets world record with 2.2-mile pickoff of ISIS fighter

    I wonder how you can tell how dangerous a guy is at that distance?
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    Default Re: Canadian sniper sets world record with 2.2-mile pickoff of ISIS fighter

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    I wonder how you can tell how dangerous a guy is at that distance?
    He works for ISIS, that's how you can tell.
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    I read an article that says they had secondary eyes on the target. They have video of the kill shot. So i think they know. Better this than a bomb that would have done more harm to innocent civilians, wouldnt you say?
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    "Canadian sniper sets world record with the 2.2-mile pickoff of ISIS fighter" was, I believe designed to illicit a response from RW as it was to point out the feat. As if being Canadian had any bearing on the shot. He made the shot because he was damn good with his tools more so than for the fact he happened to be Canadian. It never ceases to amaze me when people take national pride in another's feats. As though being any specific nationality made their achievements rather than they themselves. Hard work, perseverance and training make a person what they are, nation be damned.
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    While I see, and agree with, what you're saying, Anapeg, I do not believe Hans had nefarious intentions in mind when creating this thread. He and I don't play that "gotcha nationalism" game much with each other.

    There's only one person left here who gets a kick out of playing the nationalism card. If he would have started the thread you would have been spot-on.
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    Default Re: Canadian sniper sets world record with 2.2-mile pickoff of ISIS fighter

    If you read the article you will see it was an amazing feat by the spotter, more so than the shooter.
    2.2 miles one shot with the largest caliber shoulder fired rifle in existence is pretty amazing.

    Just amazing the kickback you get when you fire off a round.
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    Default Re: Canadian sniper sets world record with 2.2-mile pickoff of ISIS fighter

    Leave it be said were I in a position where I had to rely on my marksmanship for survival, I would have died long ago.
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