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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by IronMonster, Mar 9, 2015.
That's pretty dang impressive.
I don't even like to drive that far.
You see the ramp on that scope base? Its like a half inch taller at the back than the front. I bet you couldn't even sight that thing in at anything under a 1000 yards
As country backwoods as that dude looked I'm surprised he didn't just lick his finger stick in the air and plug one down range.
Heck, did that last week with my 10/22 [emoji33]
Thats cool but dang do they need a whole team and the biggest target ive ever seen.
There is an Aussie guy who does 3280 yards with his 338lapua and his wife spotting. I was more impressed by that
36" @ 3600 yards is 1MOA Its no different than shooting at a 1" target at 100 yards
And for the record the Ausie guy is shooting at a 24" sq target, Which happens to be right at 34" corner to corner
But it is impressive
Either way anything over 600yrds is dutch to me....and pretty flipping awesome...whatever the target.
Ive seen a couple guys shoot a coyote and ground hawgs at a 1000yds with a 338lapua. That was pretty awesome shooting
Took 2 shots before he hit the target. I could have done that in my sleep.
In all seriousness that was pretty impressive. I read somewhere that at a certain distance you dont just figure wind and distance but the curve the earth takes (cause its round and all)
I think its more the rotation of the earth than the curvature, That bullet is in flight for seven seconds which does not sound like a long time till you count it out. In 7 seconds the target will move slightly while the round is in flight. Its a pretty amazing feat and I think it would be pretty hard to even fathom everything involved in hitting that target. The drop has to be insane. I would not be surprised that the apex of the trajectory was 50 feet or more above the line between the rifle and the target.
@IronMonster not quite the same as 1" at 100 - there are a few more environmental factors.
I like your points.
If you are not good at 25m you can't be good at 100.
The same fundamentals which work at 25 will work at 3200.
West Texas has a lot of wind. And the ranch is famous for teaching long distance shooting.
They have been featured on Shooting USA, for example.
Agreed, I did not mean to imply that it was as easy as shooting a 1 inch target at 100 yards. More or less just both are one minute of angle targets.
And I by no means mean to imply I have any clue what's involved in making that shot. It's so far beyond my skill level that it would be like me giving basketball tips to Michael Jordan or driving advice to Richard Petty.
Good reading about what it takes, and keep in mind the difficulty levels they are talking about are for 1500-2000 yard shots or about half of the one shown above!
Not only that but the cross wind probably changes directions more than a few times in the distance
Unless my math approximation is off, the peak of the arc would be almost 400' high.