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    This is getting to the point where it defies comprehension. Even assuming there was zero wind and the ballistics calculator gave a perfect elevation adjustment, how does one actually ID a target from that distance? Even with a very high powered optic, there's guaranteed to be a decent amount of mirage distortion and a man sized target is still going to appear pretty small.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...way/418889001/

    The 3,450-meter shot, which took about 10 seconds to reach its target, was independently verified by a video camera and other data, the source said.

    The prior record was held by a British sniper, Craig Harrison, who in 2009 shot a Taliban gunner from 2,475 meters, or about a mile and a half, away during an operation in Afghanistan.
    By comparison the guys from Applied Ballistics didn't make any 2 mile hits while shooting in controlled and relatively comfortable conditions. It does sound like there was wind at the King of 2 Miles competition.

    https://www.ssusa.org/articles/2017/...e-competition/

    All three Applied Ballistics team members had hits at 2011 yards, and two out of three scored first-round hits at 2477 yards. Ballistic prediction technology is undoubtedly advancing, but there is still progress to be made—there were no hits on the “two-mile” (3375-yard) target. About Team Applied Ballistics and their ELR shooting success,
    I'd love to hear more details on this Canadian shot. Was it just fired at a group of enemy combatants? What were the conditions like? What type of rifle was used?
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    That's insane! I can't believe the record was broken by that much.
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    • #3
      I'm wondering what mounts were used to reliably attach the Hubble telescope to that rifle?

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      • #4
        I'm trying to imagine what a man sized target looks like in a 32X scope at over 3000 yards.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by WARFAB View Post
          I'm trying to imagine what a man sized target looks like in a 32X scope at over 3000 yards.
          Just think deer tick.

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          • #6
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            • #7
              Moe details about the shot from duffelblog.com

              http://www.duffelblog.com/2017/06/ca...l-shot-record/
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              • #8
                Wow, that's crazy distance. I've got a couple of Bryan Litz's (of Applied Ballistics in second link) books on Long Range Shooting... still need to read them LOL...
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                • #9
                  I read an article that claims a typical Tac50 scope setup couldn't have provided the elevation necessary to make the shot. Supposedly the new record was set using one of these devices.

                  http://www.tacomhq.com/products---charlie.html
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                  • #10
                    I can't even imagine making such a shot. There had to be some luck involved.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Pissed Off Patriot View Post
                      There had to be some luck involved.
                      Nobody is saying how many rounds he fired to get the kill.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by WARFAB View Post
                        I read an article that claims a typical Tac50 scope setup couldn't have provided the elevation necessary to make the shot. Supposedly the new record was set using one of these devices.

                        http://www.tacomhq.com/products---charlie.html
                        It has to be sent to an FFL?
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                        • masterswimmer
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                          Ammo does!

                        • dwa12479
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                          That's what it says in the listing. Never heard of such a thing for an optic.


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                        • masterswimmer
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                          Next thing on the list will be the Ninja Blender. SMH

                      • #13
                        Sticky Lips at High Noon!

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