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davemccarthy707 09-28-2009 05:38 AM

Longest sniper Kill
I am proud to be a Newfoundlander. This guy really makes all of us proud. He got the ammunition from an American unit. It was some kind of teflon coated bullet.

From Wikipedia
The longest range recorded for a sniper kill currently stands at 2,430 meters (2,657 yd, or 1.51 miles), accomplished by Master Corporal Rob Furlong, a sniper from Newfoundland, Canada, in March 2002 during the war in Afghanistan. Furlong made this record-breaking kill while he was participating in Operation Anaconda. He was a member of the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). To make the kill, he used a .50 caliber BMG (12.7 mm) McMillan TAC-50 bolt-action rifle.[9]

One of my best buddies went to high school with Rob. He told Steve (my buddy) the story.He shot twice. The first shot took the bag out of the guys hand. By the time he realized what was going on the next shot exposed his skull to daylight.:) BTW This guy is from an island off Newfoundland called Fogo island.

c3shooter 09-28-2009 12:08 PM

Greetings, Dave! Never been to your place- PEI is as close as I got.

Princess Pat's boys were some good people- did some jumps on joint ops with their folks out of Edmonton.

Sniper03 07-16-2017 07:55 PM

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I know this is an Older Thread but watching the History Channel today Sunday July15th and the special on Military Snipers from 1:00-3:00pm Central Time. And just did a review on the Long Range kill of Rob Furlong. "Fantastic to say the least.
Facts about the Longest Military Sniper Shot to date!
Canadian Army Sniper: Rob Furlong
Born: Nov. 11, 1976
Rifle: McMillan TAC-50 (2100 Yards. Max. Effective Range)
Caliber: 50 BMG
Ammunition Manufacture: USA Military (Performed better than the Canadian ammunition.)
Ballistics: 2700 Feet Per. Second
*In addition Furlong using an old sniper trick to increase bullet range by laying the rounds out in the Sun! Increasing the temperature in the case which increases the pressure of the round when fired.
Range to Taliban Fighter with RPK Machine Gun: 2,657 Yards = 1.5 Miles
Shots Taken during engagement: 3 each
Furlong’s Observer tracked the 1st and 2nd shot Bullet Vapor Trail to call adjustments for Furlong. The first shot hit the lead Taliban Soldiers Back Pack the second shot hit the ground right below the Taliban Soldier carrying the RPK who was the initial target.
And the 3rd. shot killing the Taliban Fighter with the RPK)
The Technique used by Furlong: Ambush Technique I might add it takes hours and hours of practice and training to be efficient with Snaps and Movers as they are called!
Furlongs Scope Adjustments for the final Shot:
Windage Adjustment: Was already Maxed Out + 4 Mil. Lead Hold
Elevation Adjustment: Was already Maxed Out + 4 Mil. Elevation Hold
Target Moving: Walking from Right to Left
*There was a lot more to the Shot other than just the distance of the Target!
Furlong was also shooting down at the Enemy Soldier.
Taking into the consideration the distance, the temperature, the angle of the shot, the wind and elevation of the terrain!
This is called the Ambush Technique as the target walks into the path of the bullet's flight!
The Ambush Technique Lead also depends on the speed the Target is moving. In this case at 2,657 Yards/ 1.5 Miles the Target was walking.

His holds besides his Scope Windage and Elevation being maxed out. His Mil Holds were fantastic. 4 Mils Up and 4 Mils of lead since his target was walking Right to Left. WOW!

SSGN_Doc 07-16-2017 10:01 PM

His shot has been surpassed by By a British Royal Marine, Craig Harrison using a L115 variant in .338 Lapua at 2,475 meters. That record was surpassed this past June by Cpl. Ashely Bunch from Canada with another Tac-50 at close to 3.5 kilometers. (3,475 meters). I'm betting that record stands for a good bit of time.

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