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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:13 pm    Post subject: New Sniper distance record


twice the distance of that described in the movie Shooter...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:39 am    Post subject:

Definitely took the record out behind the woodshed and whipped its ass...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:51 pm    Post subject:

Was it just one shot or did he fire multiple shots and walked it in? At that distance, the bullet would have already transitioned from super sonic causing adverse yaw that might not be easy to predict. And I can't imagine the Coriolis effect on a round at that distance. Not to mention environmental factors.

Was he firing from an elevated position? I saw some ballistic math that shows that most scopes and scope bases wouldn't have had enough elevation built in for him to have even seen the target.