Thread: Canada has some soldiers.
02-22-2005, 11:25 PM #1Swellin Guest
Canada has some soldiers.
Aftrer all of the sh1t we give you Canucks, here is an article about one of your guys setting a new record. I have known about this for some time, but I just recently read this article.
Nice shootin' fellars.
02-22-2005, 11:40 PM #2
lol you are late my friend!
02-23-2005, 03:55 AM #3Retired Vet
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Actually Canada is the biggest contributing nation to UN peace keeping duties, followed by Fiji and Ireland.
02-23-2005, 05:47 AM #4Originally Posted by BOUNCER
02-23-2005, 07:35 AM #5LORDBLiTZ Guest
Good shiit boys!
02-23-2005, 08:18 AM #6Swellin GuestOriginally Posted by 3Vandoo
02-23-2005, 08:30 AM #7Retired Vet
Originally Posted by johan
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Yes in Lebanon, mostly logistical personnel. We had 'Swedlog' in UNIFIL HQ in Naqoura. We'd Finn's and Norwegian's too.
02-23-2005, 09:03 AM #8Swellin Guest
Here is an excerpt from the article for those of you who are too lazy to read it....
One member of the team, a corporal from Newfoundland, said on his first night in combat he and his partner got an al-Qaeda machine gun in their sights as it was hailing bullets down on U.S. troops below. Crawling up into a good position, they set up their .50-calibre rifle -- the McMillan Tac-50, a weapon the corporal compares to having superhuman power in your hands. "Firing it feels like someone slashing you on the back of your hockey helmet with a hockey stick." (These are the rifles fitted with Lilja .50 caliber barrels and Nightforce NXS scopes.)
When he hit his first target, an enemy gunman at a distance of 1,700 metres, he said all that ran through his mind was locating his next target.
"All I thought of was Sept. 11th and all those people who didn't have a chance and the American reporter who was taken hostage, murdered and his wife getting the videotape of the execution; that is my justification."
02-23-2005, 09:29 AM #9
That shot was 2.43 kilometers for you swellin thats 1.509 miles, that scope he had on there must of been insane especially the barrel. That is extremely hard to do even with that rifle. I have to admit that is one talented soldier.
Last edited by Sta11ion; 02-23-2005 at 09:35 AM.
02-23-2005, 09:37 AM #10Swellin Guest
Yep, I got out my trusty bus calc and figured it out. 1.50993 miles or 2657 yards.
The scope was a Nightforce NXS in 5.5-22 magnification. The barrel is made by Lilja corp, one of the premier benchrest competition barrel manufacturers in the world.
That particular scope is noted for its clarity....seeing 50 cal bullet holes in targets at 1000 yards.
That was one hell of a shot. The guys making the 1700 yard shots were incredible as well. Those who have not tried longe range shooting have no idea what is required to make contact with a house at that distance, much less a human size target!
02-23-2005, 09:47 AM #11Originally Posted by BOUNCER
how do you compere swedish military to other countries? just as good? worse?
02-23-2005, 09:50 AM #12
I sometimes shoot targets at 1/2 kilometers keep in mind that there equipment is far more superior. But I have a hard time hitting those targets. There is so much calculations required I sometimes have to shot a target 4 times before I come near. That was a amazing shot.
02-23-2005, 09:59 AM #13Swellin Guest
I frequently shoot out to 500 yards. I use a mildly customized rifle with quality oprics and handloaded ammunition. I can routinely keep all shots in the head of a steel silhouette at that range (from a bench). However, I understand the difference in 500 and 1000 yards. Hitting a house at that distance is impressive!
02-23-2005, 02:56 PM #14
Oh well, these rednecks from the PPCLI did alot of these types of **** in goatland.
you should see the head shot, with the 50, actually they had a nice tendancy to fire at the neck, so it would beheaded the taliban or Al-Q. You should see it, wasnt nice, then when the cleaning was done, the heads were collected for proper ID
02-23-2005, 03:09 PM #15
Why weren't these great snipers used to get rid of Saddam without a big invasion??
02-23-2005, 03:10 PM #16Originally Posted by Badgerman
because they were called back 1 week before the invasion begins.
02-23-2005, 03:31 PM #17
To tell you the truth, the US asked us to send troops to invande.
The Canadian government agreed and put on alert some troops, infantry regiment, support, commo etc.. Also some other units where already in the US waiting to get a kick out of it. 1 week before it started, everything was cancelled due to the protest of the population.
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