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Old 05-01-2012, 07:25 PM
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Beyond 2500 yds

This post is mainly to try and learn from people here that know and also to satisfy a curiosity. Craig Harrison holds the longest confirmed kill with a 2.47 KM or 2700 yard shot. The shot, or shots, was made with a AI 338 lapua with a S&B PM 5-25x56 scope with internal elevation adjustment range of 62 MOA, far inferior elevation wise to say Nightforce. (the S&B adj info came directly from New England Custom Guns, distributor of S&B). Even with a Mil dot scope 18 MOA would be the max amount of added elevation using the reticle for a total of 80 MOA. (please correct me of I am wrong) given this info how would this soldier have gone about making this shot? My 338 edge would require 148 ish MOA to get to that distance and the Edge with a 300g Berger at 2850, I would have to assume, possesses substantially superior ballistics to whatever factory ammo was fed to his 338 Lapua.

The article I read said he made two hits on different people, how? Looking forward to hearing what people have to say. Also, I have S&B optics and they are second to none in many departments but why would a government in this case the UK pick a sniper scope with that limited amount of elevation Adj, as compared to some scopes with 100 MOA?
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:31 PM
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Re: Beyond 2500 yds

well he could of had a 20 or 40 MOA base and he was in the mountains of afganistan which would probably be around 8,000 or 9,000 for elevation. the ammo he was using was probably pushing that 300 grain lockbase bullet close to 3000 fps. and he hit 2 taliban machine gunners while they were laying down.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:44 PM
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Re: Beyond 2500 yds

Even if he had a 40 MOA rail he still only has 62 MOA of adjustment + 18 with the std mil dot reticle. The rail just gets it close to the bottom of the range to fully utilize the full range, unless the rifle was set up with a bottomed out zero of around 800 yards (18 MOA above the center crosshair as zero) and he would still be 50 MOA short. I cannot imagine that his rifle would be set up with a rail that prevented him from shooting closer than 800 yards, I could be wrong though. Feel free to correct me if I'm off base And have not reasoned this put properly, I will appreciate the knowledge.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:58 PM
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Re: Beyond 2500 yds

Craig Harrison (sniper) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Read this. It took 9 shots before he had good affect on target.. Once on target he was able to make two kills and take out the gun theiy were setting up. This guy is ok in my book
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:20 AM
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Thanks 1tonpower, that is exactly what I was looking for! Good stuff.
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Thanks 1tonpower, that is exactly what I was looking for! Good stuff.

no problem..i do what i can
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:54 AM
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Re: Beyond 2500 yds

I'm certainly no expert, but I remember reading about Bob Furlong (back when he held the record) setting the .50 ammo out in the sun to warm it up and squeeze a little more juice out of it. At altitude, it seems every little bit helps.

I'm always amazed at the little tricks these guys come up with.
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