50 BMG: Keeping Barbarians Up At Night

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This is a story that provides a clue about why we will ultimately prevail over the barbarians that wish to drive civilization back to the dark ages. It’s about training, determination and skill, but more than anything, it tells the thinking person that all cultures are not, for a moment, equivalent. In fact, not all cultures are remotely civilized. The vehicle is a world-record sniper shot, as told by The Daily Mail:

Canadian sniper has beat the record for the longest confirmed kill in military history by picking off an ISIS fighter from a staggering 11,319 feet.

The bullet was fired from a McMillan TAC-50 rifle set on a high-rise tower and took 10 seconds to travel the 2.14 miles towards the fighter, who was attacking Iraqi soldiers.

This smashed the last record set by a Briton Craig Harrison, who killed a Taliban soldier with a 338 Lapua Magnum…

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