Somewhere in the Army, either Benning or Bragg we were taught how to shoot 50 cent pieces thrown in the air with BB rifles. Once you know the two or three tricks involved it is not hard. Of course the Army did not use 50 cent peices, they used special milled aluminum discs costing about $30.00 each.
when i was younger my dad use to win money shooting skeet with a 22 rifle among other tricks like throwing a potato up in the air between his legs the grabing the rifle and shooting it in half then shooting the two halfs before they hit the ground. he would do shows for a remington dealer up in the panhandle when he was 19-20 yrs old back in the 50s
Looks like there are others That could do those shots.. but for the record this afternoon at 428 Pm 24hrs and 50 some od mins after putting my new 270 AM in the truck for the first time...opps! another one dared me! 279 yards I caught a 7 point cutting the corner on a field...running broadside one shot dropped in his tracks!..oh and it was free-handed!
...just had a fellow on another forum (unrelated to hunting) brag about shooting an elk at 1100meters with a 300 ultra-mag. I have not shot an ultra. I have shot a lot of long range guns...from 'Nam to Africa, to hunting in N. Mex, Co, etc. I would never attempt a shot like that. Just too many variables. Plus, where's the "hunting"? If he had a guide, I can't believe a guide would allow a client to take a shot at that range.
I'm about to jump on him, but, I thought maybe some of you may have dropped an elk at Looong range. Ideas?