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Canadian snipers in Afghanistan after September 11th made the longest recorded kills in history with this weapon. On a March afternoon in 2002, Cpl. Furlong of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) squinted through the scope of his McMillan TAC-50 and successfully killed an enemy combatant from 2,430 m.

mcmillan tac-50


It was and still is the longest-ever recorded kill by a sniper in combat, surpassing the mark of 2,250 m set by U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hathcock during the Vietnam War.

McMillan TAC-50

TAC-50 sniper rifle is produced in USA by McMillan Bros. Rifles Co. This long range anti-materiel / anti-personnel weapon is based on previous designs from the same company, which first appeared during late 1980s. McMillan Co makes several versions of .50 caliber rifles, based on same proprietary action, for military, law enforcement and civilian use. TAC-50 is a military / LE weapon, which is standard Long Range Sniper rifle of Canadian Armed Forces since 2000. Rifles of TAC-50 family is capable of outstanding accuracy and guaranteed to provide 0.5 MOA groups with match grade ammunition. TAC-50 rifle is also credited with longest range documented kill on enemy soldier: in 2003, a Canadian sniper shot and killed an Afghani taliban insurgent from the range of 2430 meters (nearly one and a half mile).

mcmillan tac-50

Posted by Stupid Beaver on Wednesday, April 18th, 2007


50 Responses to “World longest distance kill - 2,430 metres(1.5 miles)”

  • Caknucklehead Says:

    Canada FTW!!!

    Why does it say 2002 at the beginning of the article, then 2003 near the end? Which is it?

  • dubbedout dot org / brett marek dot com » World longest distance kill - 2,430 metres(1.5 miles) Says:

    […] Cpl. Furlong of the Princess Patricia ’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) squinted through the scope of his McMillan TAC-50 and successfully killed an enemy combatant from 2,430 m.Read more!read more | digg story Posted by brett | […]

  • 煎蛋 » World longest distance kill Says:

    […] Cpl. Furlong of the Princess Patricia ’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) squinted through the scope of his McMillan TAC-50 and successfully killed an enemy combatant from 2,430 m.Read more!read more | digg story […]

  • rych Says:

    that’s cool…

    PROVE IT!

  • Jason Says:

    Boom! HEADSHOT!

  • [ZHE]Dr.Death Says:

    Pwnage! w00t!
    Campers rule!

  • sevenseven Says:

    Great News!
    :|

  • Gotakon Says:

    Wow. That is a pretty crazy shot. Probably half of it was luck though.

  • hagbard Says:

    What goes around comes around.

  • Teddy Says:

    Um… hurrah for death? What a waste.

  • america Says:

    well, listen, the american guy did it so many years ago with an inferior weapon. It is obvious to me he is more skilled and if he had the weapon that the canadian guy had he would of did a even further kill with ease.

  • Pete Says:

    Not to take away from Cpl. Furlong’s mark, which is incredible in and of itself, it should be noted that Gunny Hathcock’s kill was accomplished by a sandbaged M2 firing in single shot mode and not a specifically designed sniping system as the TAC-50 is. Still, I could never, ever imagine myself duplicating this feat. Good shot Corporal!

  • j Says:

    “On a March afternoon in *2002*..successfully killed an enemy combatant from 2,430 m”

    “…in *2003*…killed an Afghani taliban insurgent from the range of 2430 meters.”

    um, lazy.

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  • mean Says:

    wow 1 and a half miles haha poor taliban

  • Roy Nilsen Says:

    Incredible!

  • Dostoy Says:

    i read this article from the www.wkio.it , an italian blogger write about this. was the target moving?

  • bill oddie Says:

    first.

  • J.S. Says:

    Simply amazing! It blows me away how someone can be so deadly accurate with such a powerful weapon. While I’m not gung ho into guns, I do know that there are a few factors one must take into consideration to be so accurate. Hell, at that distance, I would imagine you would have to take the curvature of the Earth into consideration! All I know is that I would sure hate to be on the receiving end of one of these bad boys. Even if it just grazed you, you’d be done. Good Job, Corporal!

  • AngelTwo-Six Says:

    That is an outstanding accomplishment. That one will be bloody hard to beat!

  • joef Says:

    If the commenters who think that this feat was accomplished solely because of the weapon…why haven’t any US snipers duplicated or exceeded this range? Don’t they have access to the same or even more advanced weaponry? Face it, the Americans aren’t always the best at everything…and I’m sure that a US sniper would be willing to give credit where credit is due.

  • Trip Hop Clan » Blog Archive » Whoo-rah Sniper with the longest distance kill Says:

    […] World longest distance kill - 2,430 metres(1.5 miles) - Stupid Beaver Canadian snipers in Afghanistan after September 11th made the longest recorded kills in history with this weapon. On a March afternoon in 2002, Cpl. Furlong of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) squinted through the scope of his McMillan TAC-50 and successfully killed an enemy combatant from 2,430 m. […]

  • Chuck Walter Says:

    WOW! Great shot! Now that is “Reach out and touch someone”.

  • JR Says:

    WOW great shot how did he ever gauge the wind? His spotter must have been real good at his job to set up a kill from one and a half miles!

  • zoglog Says:

    “World longest distance kill”

    Inaccurate crap. Cruise missiles kill people from much further………

  • Assbestos Says:

    @america

    wow, you’re a little person

  • IndianPad Says:

    World longest distance kill - 2,430 metres(1.5 miles)…

    World longest distance kill - 2,430 metres(1.5 miles) posted at IndianPad.com…

  • K Says:

    Luck!

  • K Says:

    And zoglog, cruise missiles explode killing people in all directions unlike rifle rounds…

    but still luck bit like the cruise missile again lol…

  • anonymous Says:

    At that sort of range, it boils down to luck as much as anything. Even in a situation where there is no wind, accuracy deviates. This is why gun accuracy, especially that of rifles and sniper rifles in particular, is based on grouping of a number of shots, not if a single shot will always hit a single point at a set distance. With current ballistic technology, it’s impossible.

    Hell of a shot, but lucky and ultimately questionable tactically. Take shots you know you can make, don’t plink to give away your (and your spotter’s) position.

  • Philter137 Says:

    Killing another human being, even in war, even if you believe the killing is 100% justified and necessary, should NEVER be celebrated like this; as a piece of world record trivia.

  • Crackshot Says:

    I once killed a deer at over 3,000 yds. (from home).

  • Supercanuck Says:

    Canucks lead the way!

  • luke Says:

    I used to shoot swamprats back in beggars canyon as a kid from 3500 metres and they weren’t much bigger half a metre. This sniper ain’t so hot

  • MikedaSnipe Says:

    OK, it’s obvious this kill was pure luck, but still really, really lucky. The tactics were bad as well.

    But to the guy that said he killed swamp rats from 3500 metres as a kid. Lemme tell you, if your heartbeat only moved the angle by a MINUTE (not on a clock, or on a GPS), it would still move your aim by a meter. Also, assuming you had a decent hunting rifle, 1 centimetre off per 35 metres. Thats a little bit under the ideal 1 inch per 100 yard target. However, almost no rifles are that accurate, especially a kids rifle. Thats 1 metre off every time you shot it. So honestly, if your arm was dipped in near hardened cement and you had a rifle worth at least a grand, you still couldn’t pull it off. Oh yeah, i’m not even going to mention things like wind, and the fact that few rifles can even make a bullet travel that far.

  • tim Says:

    What a lovely bunch gun nuts you all are.

  • fuzion Says:

    Screenshot or it didn’t happen!

  • newshutr Says:

    Uhh…MikedaSnipe, the guy who posted the killing of swamp rats at 3500 meters in Beggars Canyon..

    Well, all I’m saying is, ever see Star Wars??

  • Pievanian Says:

    But to the guy that said he killed swamp rats from 3500 metres as a kid. Lemme tell you, if your heartbeat only moved the angle by a MINUTE (not on a clock, or on a GPS), it would still move your aim by a meter. Also, assuming you had a decent hunting rifle

    It’s a Star Wars quote dumbass.

    Also, the shot that actually killed the Taliban was the second round fired off by the sniper. The first one apprently just missed, but hit near the Taliban, so the Taliban guy ran behind a piece of sheet metal. He never emerged. Yeah, this isn’t the first article on this I’ve read, hell, this isn’t the tenth rticle on this I’ve read lol

  • Jason Says:

    Yeah that’s right, the Yankee’s have the money but the Canuck’s have the talent.

  • Yuzle! Says:

    Ok, next round knives only. ;)

  • rob Says:

    To put this in perspective, the longest confirmed kill in Iraq was a 1050 yard (960 meter) shot from a United States Marine.
    http://www.mfr.usmc.mil/Archive/2005.01/sniperkill.html
    No matter if your american or canadian, one would admit this is one hell of a shot. Good job Corporal!!

  • Headshot Says:

    Wouldnt call it luck, and he nailed the taliban fighters while they had an american platoon pinned down. So questionably tactics I think not. and on that particular outing the killed well over 20 enemy fighters.

  • Sniping in BF2142 is a joke. - Page 4 - FeverGaming Says:

    […] Originally Posted by Longhorn[2X] Just got back from reading a book today. One Shot, One Kill: The Story of American Snipers. As it turns out, the longest confirmed kill by a sniper was Sgt. Carlos Hathcock, at a range of 1 1/2 miles in the Vietnam. Hathcock shot a "mule" (NVA on a bicycle carrying ammo and such) while it was moving with a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) with an equipped scope. Maybe the LMG’s in 2142 are so accurate for a reason. that may be the longest shot from an american, however i beleive the longest kill was delivered by a canadian sniper in afganistan, lemme find the info on this. it was not much longer then that shot, 2,430 m here is a link. World longest distance kill - 2,430 metres(1.5 miles) � Stupid Beaver Last edited by Worse then you : Today at 05:10 PM. […]

  • zobo Says:

    Big deal. They probably take these shots 100 times a day in an attempt to beat the record. Eventually one is going to hit.

  • Motorcycle Guy Says:

    That’s amazing if true.

  • Dedd Meat Says:

    Calling the Cpl’s shot luck is nothing but sour grapes from those with no skill and an inferiority complex. Luck is finding a dollar on the sidewalk. Skill is placing a projectile on target, on time, and with purpose. I used to compete both service rifle and service pistol on active duty, and know for a fact that squeezing a round off on a silhouette is an entire galaxy away from dropping the hammer on a flesh-and-blood human. You want to learn what *real* stress feels like? Exchange a few rounds with someone intent on killing you. Changes your entire perspective on what’s important. Good job, Corporal - proud to have you on the team.

  • Vlad Says:

    Having in mind that Cpl. Furlong could have had a coffee between the time he pulled the trigger and the moment the slug arrived at the target this shot took a lot of luck (very static target, predictive or non-existent wind, etc.). Nevertheless it’s definitely a shot for the record books. Too bad the target had to be a living being.

  • Adam Denning Says:

    dam bro thats a good shot and yea it would b hard to judge the wind from that range but no shot is imposable so gratz to him he did it and if u don’t think he can do it again y don’t you go out there and stand as his target and well see if he misses if no leave him alone he did it and thats that good shot sir.

  • n Says:

    huhu,nice to know people who are supposed to be beating the enemy are actually just using it as a day at the target range to see who can beat the record,hardly ethical or the point of going to war

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