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Canadian Sniper's World Record Kill

Former Canadian Forces Sniper Rob Furlong discusses his world record shot of 2,430m in Afghanistan during Operation Anaconda in 2002 and his subsequent treatment by the military. Also includes some reporting from the Canadian Forces sniper school. Broadcast on CBC Sunday Report on September 9, 2007

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  1. 10208144
    10208144 Aug 24, 2011

    Canadians suck

  2. 27902200
    27902200 Aug 27, 2011

    ... its like canada does one thing of military significance and then the canadian news over hypes the shit out of it and says "some of the world's best soldiers" and "ELITE" sniper school. ok guys, give me a break. HE'S [world record breaking sniper] good, and the help is much appreciated, but dont get cocky. It's like winning a hand of Texas Hold'em and saying you're the best card player. -.-

  3. 8086297
    8086297 Aug 27, 2011

    No offense Canada, but the worlds best? You have one sniper who proved he's good. But compared to the US sniper schools (Army and Marine) and the snipers they produce, your guys are average at best. Lets not get cocky ok. I've worked with your 'elite' troops. Yeah, not so elite....

  4. XFuncCaRteR
    XFuncCaRteR Aug 27, 2011

    Why is it Americans can't give ground on anything? Canadians are damn good soldiers precisely because we don't have a lot of toys to play with. So we spend a lot of time training in the basics.

  5. XFuncCaRteR
    XFuncCaRteR Aug 27, 2011

    What's more, we go over to Afghanistan for you, neighbours. Nobody attacked us on Sept 11. And one of our troops, helping to saving American lives, and happens to break a world record doing so, and all we hear from Americans is complaining.

  6. 24283978
    24283978 Aug 28, 2011

    From one US serviceman who has served with our neighbors to the north, thank you for your service and support. You are ok in my book.

  7. cxlennon
    cxlennon Aug 29, 2011

    27902200/8086297- while I agree it is somewhat over the top reporting, you have to take it for what it's worth. You see not too long ago in the very recent past, this country, and this particular broadcaster (the national one at that) would have had nothing to do with the canadian military whatso-ever! In thier shame and now guilt due to the very real price these guys have and are continuing to pay, they will follow an all too common Canadian trait - make world news outside our boarders and we'll claim you as "ours" loud and proud. The fact is it has taken decades for the military in Canada to be taken seriously by Canadian citizens. And as a result you see this type of thing, which considering that the CBC despises the military/law enforcement complex, is a giant leap in the right direction. Forgive them for they know not. Btw if your looking for comparisions, just take a look at your recent news reports out of some of the world "hotspots" and see how many times your "elite" are getting their you-know-what handed to them by people who appparently have little more than bows and arrows, and dwell on that a bit before anyone starts talking about "elites".

  8. 3371235
    3371235 Aug 29, 2011

    The Canadians are impressive!!

  9. 22735846
    22735846 Aug 31, 2011

    The longest range recorded for a sniper kill currently stands at 2,475 m (2,707 yd) and was achieved by CoH Craig Harrison, a sniper from the Household Cavalry of the British Army. It was accomplished in an engagement in November 2009 in which two stationary Taliban machine gunners were killed south of Musa Qala in Helmand Province in Afghanistan with two consecutive shots by CoH Harrison using an Accuracy International L115A3 Long Range Rifle chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum. Two confirmed shots, one might be luckly but two is proven excellence.

  10. anthonybauwens
    anthonybauwens Sep 01, 2011

    I am the best and leave it at that,I know my Capt. and Col. and co-snipers..

  11. anthonybauwens
    anthonybauwens Sep 01, 2011

    Just kidding but a sniper doesnt bragg,its a topuchie subject wish snipers do not like to talk or bragg about, but I am sure all snipers are good,who is the best at doing this work for years to return to civilian life normal is the best I think!

  12. jim303
    jim303 Oct 05, 2011

    The most important point for those who know, is Rob wasn't the first shooter to break Hathcocks record. Three other shooters in the 3 PPCLI sniper section broke it before Rob. So you figure a section of snipers with four breaking Hathcocks record before Rob got the longest? Says a lot about the Canadians. And as far as one guy, why then when the USMC were setting up their sniper school did they travel to Canada to learn the course? Canadian are not perfect, but they have a long and distinguished history. I think you should ask some of the 101 AB soldiers they were saving how they feel about the Canadians. PS: the CBC does suck.

  13. 30980789
    30980789 Jul 25, 2013

    To the Americans who left gracious replies thanking Canadian snipers for their role in saving American lives in Afghanistan: You're very welcome, I'm proud that our snipers were able to be of assistance in saving American lives. To the Americans who left rude, ignorant remarks: You're also welcome. But before you claim to know what you're talking about, why don't you do some research... Canada's sniper training is considered some of the best in the world which is why we have some incredible snipers. If t his was not so, why would our snipers have been requested by American forces? Why would they have been recommended by American military for medals? Why would they have taken 4 of the 6 top spots in the sniper competition at a U.S. base? So know your facts before you try to belittle others. I see no reason why you would be so unappreciative of Canadian efforts to help save American lives! That one battle they speak of in this video was an exhausting 19 days of work by our snipers and your forces.... and that was not the only time they have been called in to assist either. Check the commentary from American commanders about how much they appreciated their skills.

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