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3600 yard shot? YES!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by IronMonster, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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  2. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty dang impressive.

    I don't even like to drive that far.
     
  3. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    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
     
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  4. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    blackadder Everett Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Heck, did that last week with my 10/22 [emoji33]
     
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  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Daaaayum.
     
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    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  8. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    36" @ 3600 yards is 1MOA Its no different than shooting at a 1" target at 100 yards
     
  9. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    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
     
  10. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    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
     
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  11. bakersman345

    bakersman345 Camas wa Well-Known Member

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    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)
     
  12. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    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.
     
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  13. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    @IronMonster not quite the same as 1" at 100 - there are a few more environmental factors.
    BUT
    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.
     
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  14. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    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.
     
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  15. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    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.
     
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    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    cmica puy Active Member

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    damn
     
  18. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Not only that but the cross wind probably changes directions more than a few times in the distance
     
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  20. Lilhigbee

    Lilhigbee SE Portland Visit Target550.com Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Unless my math approximation is off, the peak of the arc would be almost 400' high.
     
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