In June of last year a Canadian sniper picked off an ISIS fighter from 2.2 miles away using a McMillan Tac-50 with Schmidt and Bender PMII scope.
According to Fox News, the fatal shot set a world-record distance of 11,316 feet.
“The true challenge here was being able to calculate the actual wind speed and direction all the way to the target,” said Ryan Cleckner, a former U.S. Army Ranger and author of the Long Range Shooting Handbook.
“The spotter would have had to successfully calculate five factors: distance, wind, atmospheric conditions and the speed of the earth’s rotation at their latitude.”
The shot left many people wondering if marksmanship from that distance was based on sill or simple luck. The Rex Reviews process has recreated the record breaking shot to settle the score once and for all.