Sniper Show on History
Did anyone else catch this the other night? The show was various stories of successful long shots in history. The whole show led up to a mile and a half yes 1.5 mile shot with a tac 50 a Canadian sniper made in Afghanastan with American ammo.
To summarize, they had ran out of Canadian made bullets, so they switched to US ammo and they noticed either the prop was different or something, bullets had just a bit more velocity on them. They say three guys coming down the side of a ridge, sniper and spotter were at 8500 feet elevation, the insurgents were all the way at 1800 feet elevation. Three crosswinds, that much of an elevation drop and gravity effect, and the impact the less dense air going to more dense air had - WOW! He said the windage was completely maxed, and he was using the scope dots as more of a lead. Anyway first shot was low and right, second shot hit the guys backpack and from there he knew what to do so third shot disintegrated the guy.
Thoughts on the shot?
They had an ex navy seal sniper try to replicate the shot in Arizona as best they could. He was shooting fairly flat at 1800 feet elevation with two crosswinds @ 1.5 miles, the spotter and shooter never even saw splash after 10 shots they quit.