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World record for longest long-range rifle shot broken

Post by Lazarus » 17 Sep 2022, 5:41 pm

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Post by on_one_wheel » 17 Sep 2022, 6:02 pm

Fair effort

4.4 miles
"Custom bullet"
24 seconds flight time
48° decent

A little more ballistic information would've been interesting.
Perhaps there's more information in the video but unfortunately my mobile service isn't good enough for videos at the moment.
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Post by Lazarus » 17 Sep 2022, 6:14 pm

on_one_wheel wrote:Fair effort

4.4 miles
"Custom bullet"
24 seconds flight time
48° decent

A little more ballistic information would've been interesting.
Perhaps there's more information in the video but unfortunately my mobile service isn't good enough for videos at the moment.


No extra detail, disappointingly , but it did illustrate that long long 24 second flight time.
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Post by on_one_wheel » 17 Sep 2022, 9:09 pm

Their probably keeping their cards close to their chests.
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Re: World record for longest long-range rifle shot broken

Post by MtnMan » 18 Sep 2022, 8:13 am

So no limit on how many shots it takes you to do it? Impressive, sure but even a blind squirrel can find an acorn once in a while.

Might go out the back with my .270 and start plugging away. It's only a matter of time till I get a world record.
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Re: World record for longest long-range rifle shot broken

Post by Lazarus » 18 Sep 2022, 9:20 am

MtnMan wrote:So no limit on how many shots it takes you to do it? Impressive, sure but even a blind squirrel can find an acorn once in a while.

Might go out the back with my .270 and start plugging away. It's only a matter of time till I get a world record.


Be sure to let us know when you hit the mark at that distance.
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Re: World record for longest long-range rifle shot broken

Post by bladeracer » 18 Sep 2022, 9:32 am

MtnMan wrote:So no limit on how many shots it takes you to do it? Impressive, sure but even a blind squirrel can find an acorn once in a while.

Might go out the back with my .270 and start plugging away. It's only a matter of time till I get a world record.


I doubt you'd get a .270Win bullet past two miles :-)
Merely getting a rifle bullet to travel more than seven kilometres is impressive in itself, regardless of whether it hits anything smaller than the planet.

4.4 miles is almost 7100m. The target is about 3000mm wide and 2300mm tall. One-minute at 7100m is 2064mm, so the target is just over one minute tall, and a minute and a half wide.

Finding the target is the main issue due to the varying environment en-route to it, but once you are onto it you should be able to put at least another couple onto it to consider it "deliberate" I reckon. If you can do that then it becomes a viable interdiction platform, unless you burn out a barrel every time you take it on a mission. I wonder what sort of windage holds they used at that range.
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Post by straightshooter » 18 Sep 2022, 11:00 am

I did not notice any mention of caliber or bullet weight in the article, But they do admit it only took 68 sighters to do it.
I wonder what kind of delusions get stimulated by this kind of clickbait.
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Re: World record for longest long-range rifle shot broken

Post by Lazarus » 18 Sep 2022, 12:07 pm

straightshooter wrote:I did not notice any mention of caliber or bullet weight in the article, But they do admit it only took 68 sighters to do it.
I wonder what kind of delusions get stimulated by this kind of clickbait.


All manner of put downs, that's for sure.
Several people I've shown have scoffed at it taking 69 shots, like they could do it themselves in less than 1,000.
I'm seriously impressed that I can give a rabbit the good news at 400, if I managed a shot at ~7,000 I'd need some "alone time" to get over it :oops:
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Re: World record for longest long-range rifle shot broken

Post by Lazarus » 18 Sep 2022, 12:11 pm

bladeracer wrote:
MtnMan wrote:So no limit on how many shots it takes you to do it? Impressive, sure but even a blind squirrel can find an acorn once in a while.

Might go out the back with my .270 and start plugging away. It's only a matter of time till I get a world record.


I doubt you'd get a .270Win bullet past two miles :-)
Merely getting a rifle bullet to travel more than seven kilometres is impressive in itself, regardless of whether it hits anything smaller than the planet.

4.4 miles is almost 7100m. The target is about 3000mm wide and 2300mm tall. One-minute at 7100m is 2064mm, so the target is just over one minute tall, and a minute and a half wide.

Finding the target is the main issue due to the varying environment en-route to it, but once you are onto it you should be able to put at least another couple onto it to consider it "deliberate" I reckon. If you can do that then it becomes a viable interdiction platform, unless you burn out a barrel every time you take it on a mission. I wonder what sort of windage holds they used at that range.


Yes, it would have been more impressive if they'd shown they could repeat it.

Like this Canadian legend.
https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-40381047
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Re: World record for longest long-range rifle shot broken

Post by Green » 28 Nov 2022, 8:54 am

They talk a lot more about it in this podcast.
Seem like some happy helpfully funny shooters.

https://youtu.be/vnI7dGJJm3s
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