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This isn't torn from a MLM episode, but to me, worthy to be posted here rather then the Donut Hole.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/french-soldier-just-broke-long-185643941.html

 

A French soldier just broke the long-distance shooting record by hitting a target over 2 miles away

A French soldier just broke the long-distance shooting record by hitting a target over 2 miles away

French Warrant Officer Benjamin, of the 1st Regiment of Chasseurs d'Afrique. 

A French soldier has broken the world's long-distance shooting record after successfully hitting a target from over two miles away. 
On August 22, a Warrant Officer Benjamin, the leader of the armored platoon in the 1st Regiment of Chasseurs d'Afrique, and his support team broke the world record for long-distance shooting after successfully hitting a target 2.29 miles (3695 meters) away. 

This feat broke the previous, and still impressive, record of hitting a target from 2.11 miles (3400 meters) away. 

According to a French military press release, Benjamin and his team prepared for three years to break the world record. But it was not until a training in June 2014 that the team realized that a record-breaking shot was within their reach. During that month of training, the team managed to hit a target of 1.84 miles (2960 meters) in four out of seven attempted shots.

Following this success, the team continued to work with a goal of roughly 2.29 miles in mind. At such distances, a number of factors come into play that could influence the shot, such as atmospheric pressure and slight variations in wind speed.

To compensate, the team trained on the technical aspects of the shot and only practiced the actual shooting on a range once every two weeks.

The emphasis on technique and teamwork payed off. On August 22, at the range in Canjuers, Warrant Officer Benjamin scored his winning hit of 2.11 miles. Still, he believes that full credit does not just belong to him.  

"These shots are feasible only with a team," he said in a French military press release. "Target spotters, wind spotters, radio link, a coach for corrections, it is truly a team sport."

 

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BEER----> Well, he's right there with 'Legend' - Chris Kyle.

BELCH

As he was touring for his book “American Sniper,” Kyle talked about his tours overseas, and how his longest confirmed kill was a whopping 2,100 yards away. “Which is 21 football fields away. I can't even understand making a shot from that distance,” O'Brien joked.Jan 21, 2015

2,100 yards converts to 1.19318 Miles.  Wow, French Warrant Officer Benjamin just made a new world record, 2.11 miles.

https://www.google.com/search?q=How+far+was+Chris+Kyles+longest+shot%3F&oq=How+far+was+Chris+Kyles+longest+shot%3F&aqs=chrome..69i57.434j0j9&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8


10 Longest Confirmed Sniper Shots in History (Chris Kyle ranked #8 out of the 10)

http://controversialtimes.com/military/10-longest-recorded-sniper-shots-in-history/

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I don't know how this man did it, but he's on record for 2 miles...WOW...handsome too.

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On 10/9/2015 at 8:40 AM, seesthru said:

How can you even see 2  miles?

Scopes on their rifles bring the target closer along with help from others (see below).  And, it was 2.11 miles...WOW.

"These shots are feasible only with a team," he said in a French military press release. Target spotters, wind spotters, radio link, a coach for corrections, it is truly a team sport." (French Warrant Officer Benjamin)

According to a French MILITARY press release, Benjamin and his team prepared for three years to break the world record. But it was not until a training in June 2014 that the team realized that a record-breaking shot was within their reach. During that month of training, the team managed to hit a target of 1.84 miles (2960 meters) in four out of seven attempted shots."

Another article stated he was using a .408 Cheytac (Cheyenne Tactical).  Here's the link to Wikipedia ~

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.408_Cheyenne_Tactical

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