“ULTIMATE LONG SHOT Canadian sniper kills ISIS thug with just one shot – from two miles away” -Fox News

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Summary: ” Cleckner said that while the ammunition that Canadian special forces utilize in the TAC-50 is “off-the-charts powerful,” with some 13,00 foot-pounds of force when it comes out of the muzzle, the speed of a bullet, a 750-grain Hornady round, isn’t as important as the aerodynamic efficiency of the bullet. “Because wind speed, and direction would vary over with the two miles the bullet traveled, the true challenge here was being able to calculate the actual wind speed and direction all of the way to the target.” Atmospheric conditions also would’ve posed a huge challenge, for the spotter. “The spotter would’ve had to successfully calculate five factors: distance, wind, atmospheric conditions, and the speed of the earth’s rotation at their latitude,” Cleckner told Fox News. the true challenge here was being able to calculate the actual wind speed, and direction all of the way to the target.” “The Canadian Special Operations Command shall be able to confirm that a member of the Joint Task Force 2 successfully hit a target from 3,540 metres [2.2 miles],” the Canadian military said in a statement. The McMillan TAC-50 is a .50-caliber weapon and the largest shoulder-fired firearm in existence  (McMillan Firearms) While officials wouldn’t say just where the shot took place, the statement noted the command “provides its expertise to Iraqi security force to detect, point out and defeat Daesh activities from well in back of the Iraqi security force front line in Mosul.” “The key to having a sniper round travel that far and hit a small size target has less to do with speed and more to do with the efficiency with which the projectile moves through the air,” he said.”

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