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Look at the MOA compensation from that massive scope over bore height. Although he probably shoots in mils. Real men shoot in mils..:ROFLMAO:
 
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To me, the thousand yard plus kill shots that Snipers make in the field....with an enemy shooting back at you....are exponentially more impressive than this circus shot.
I'm not sure how this can be considered the "shot of a lifetime" if it took him 8 shots to get on target. The record that he broke took 37 or so shots to get on target. How precise is that? To me, they should have to hit this two out of three or three out of five times to really count/matter.
He's also using a rifle and scope set up that are absolutely impractical for regular shooting or hunting.....in much the same manner that the bows and sights used by Olympic bow shooters are.....not used in the field.
This is simultaneously pretty cool put somewhat B.S. at the same time.
Props to the shooter, though, in the end. That's a staggering amount of bullet drop and windage adjustment....amongst other considerations.
 

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That's quite a setup. Does that thing have a cup holder on it?
No matter what round being used, there will be a tremendous amount of bullet drop at 3 miles. In order to "account" for that much bullet drop, the scope has to be elevated....a lot.
Then, the check riser needs to be elevated by roughly the same amount.
Crazy looking setup for sure.
I assume that this gun has to be shot on a shooting bench or table. The check riser appears so high that i doubt it can fired in the Prone Position.
For what it's worth, long range, precision rifle shooting has taken off across the Country in the last five to ten years.
 
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To me, the thousand yard plus kill shots that Snipers make in the field....with an enemy shooting back at you....are exponentially more impressive than this circus shot.
I'm not sure how this can be considered the "shot of a lifetime" if it took him 8 shots to get on target.
X2 I fully agree. The only thing I would add is that a military sniper's job includes avoidance of detection by the enemy. It can sometimes take snipers hours, most of the day, or even more than a day to crawl on his belly inches at a time to the place where he must take his long range shot, in order to avoid being detected. Just think about that. I'm pretty sure there is nothing glamorous about crawling on the ground i the dirt and the mud inches at a time for hours on end. Furtnermore, if he is detected by the enemy, his life is over. Likewise, he cannot take more than one shot per kill, since a second shot will almost definitely result in him being found by the enemy.

I once read quotes from a former American Marine sniper Sergeant Carlos Hathcock who claimed that in Vietnam during his intermittent belly crawl to his destination to make one of his long range shots, the enemy troops ran right by him, some of them within two feet of stepping on him and without detecting him. Talk about nerve racking??? As some of you may already know, the Vietnamese had their best sniper looking for Hathcock to kill him. One day when these two snipers were looking for each other, Hathcock saw a glimpse of a reflection from the Vietnamese sniper's rifle scope, and he looked through his own scope to see the enemy sniper aiming his way, and Hathcock fired first and killed the enemy sniper with the bullet traveling straight through the enemy's scope, breaking the glass on both ends of the scope, and traveling right through his eye ball. Now that there is shooting!!! Talk about being "under the gun"??? So yes, this shot by this Texas civilian who took eight trigger pulls to get his shot on the paper does not even come close to comparing to what military snipers accomplish.

White Feather: Carlos Hathcock USMC scout sniper by Roy F. Chandler (goodreads.com)
 

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This might be slightly off-topic but after making mention of the former Marine sniper the late Carlos Hathcock as I did in post #12, I think that I would do a dishonor to his memory as well as to all military people if I neglected to include this quote from the man: "You would have to be crazy to enjoy killing," Carlos always said. "I never enjoyed it. It was my job. It was important that I did it well. If there was a meaningful thing about numbers, it would have been the number of lives I saved. Not the number I took."
 

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Things not everyone realizes:

What do you think happens when the Sniper and his spotter (if applicable) have to go to the bathroom?

What do you think happens when critters crawling on the ground find the Sniper/Spotter?

How much food and water do you think the Sniper and Spotter consume during a stalk?

All of the above occur while trying not to get captured or killed.

Big thanks to all of our Military Members....past and present....who have put up with this for our Safety and Security.
 

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Oh I think everyone realizes that this is NOT a mil spec sniper, but a benchrest shooter Tony. Ones in "a lab clean room" , one stands facing the gates of hell . ZERO comparison, and ZERO need to.

Soldiers dont take 3 mile shots for bragging rights off kit we would NEVER take into the field. WE send laser-guided smart munitions! :)

Good shot tho!
 

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Things not everyone realizes:

What do you think happens when the Sniper and his spotter (if applicable) have to go to the bathroom?

What do you think happens when critters crawling on the ground find the Sniper/Spotter?

How much food and water do you think the Sniper and Spotter consume during a stalk?

All of the above occur while trying not to get captured or killed.

Big thanks to all of our Military Members....past and present....who have put up with this for our Safety and Security.
Yep, I was thinking about the bathroom issue, (or lack thereof) as well as the food and water, (or lack thereof). However, I didn't even consider the possibility of encounters with snakes, skunks, rabid rodents, possums, etc. etc. Good point!
Oh I think everyone realizes that this is NOT a mil spec sniper, but a benchrest shooter Tony. Ones in "a lab clean room" , one stands facing the gates of hell . ZERO comparison, and ZERO need to.

Soldiers dont take 3 mile shots for bragging rights off kit we would NEVER take into the field. WE send laser-guided smart munitions! :)

Good shot tho!
I hear ya. I guess for me although I was never in the service, these type of reports of long distance shots always make me think about and admire what military snipers do.
 

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Its becoming a very popular sport these days. I hope to be able to deliver rounds on target with my "new" M1 Garand @ 1000 yds after some praftice and maybe a rebarrel. Peep sights, no optics, no elevated cheek pieces required!

That is a CMP military shoot. Yet if you look at the unlimited classes, they get after it! Most of their work is out to 1000yds it seems. I hope to make it to Ohio to try some of that soon.


PS WYOMING is where you can indeed shoot for miles. Right off the highway in fact. We pickced a crappy windy day, but were still smoking stuff at 500-800 yds. Fun stuff! Almost smoked a crazy antelope! You could set up targets at 1 ,2 3,4 or even 5 kms as long as you had line of sight.

I LOVE Wyoming, although there isnt all that much to love but wide open space and trona mines.
 

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You lay/sit/crouch and wait, Piss your pants, too warm for diapers and eat a lot of cheese before going out. Sip on your bladder pack tube quietly. Scorpions, spiders, snakes and flying bugs worst in desert places...actually not moving is worse when in cold,,, tough to hide your breath Vapour. Gives you away if not breathing easy. Heart rate goes up, blood pools in lower parts that get over heated or cold and cramp up. Charlie horses don't help. Sweat soaks your eyes so a helmet liner/dew rag is a necessity. It was tough trying out for that gig but I couldn't do it due to knees being crap. After laying a long time you have to move fast...I was not able to do so.. Changing positions and moving over things slowly was tough for me so I only managed one local mission for 2021 Olympics then went to Combat Engineers.
I take my hat off and recognize anyone who has had to do their job and save a life...or lives by saving them or taking one to do so... It was/is a job, and you never forget the one's you did take at least I don't...still doing therapy for it...So working on my car sure helps focus positive energy to something I car about and enjoy where my head space is when I do so.
Retirement soon enough... 427L88 sounds like my wifes dairy farm in Manitoba...see and shoot for miles...ahhhh serenity
 
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