Originally Posted by Ridge Runner
I don't see a problem there, your stuck on who pulls the trigger, anyone who shoots a bit can pull the trigger, If you have a properly set up rifle and someone who knows how to set it up for the shot, anyone can make a long range shot.
When all the data is collected and the scope is set isn't it just a matter of putting the "X" on the desired point of aim and squeezing the trigger? So whats the big deal?
I've taken 4 guys out who had never shot beyond 250 yards and let them shoot, I go over the #'s with them and instruct them on how much elevation and windage to dial, explain to them why its done this way and act as the spotter for them, the outcome, 4 shots, 4 dead deer at the ranges of 567,575,575, and 722 yards. get off the high horse, other folks can shoot, they just don't know ballistics as intricately as others.
People who have long distance shooting skills know that almost anyone can pull the trigger and make 1,000 yard hits. This skill is not in the trigger! The skill is in the prep. Doping the wind and the elevation and telling the shooter when to pull the trigger is the hard part. Im sure a skilled shooter like Edybo can take 8 out of 10 beginning shooters and have them hitting targets at similar ranges.
This summer I took my 15 lb 338 edge in the mountains near my home and had 3 out of 4 children hit the 1,000 yard target with first round hits. 3 out of 4 of them never touched a rifle bigger than a 22 cal.
I set up the gun on a sand bag and bi-pod, I dialed the scope in on the elevation and changed the windage according to what the wind was doing at the time. I gave them specific instruction on how to hold, how to breathe and lastly, I told them not to squeeze until the wind agreed with the dope (I told them when to shoot).
My 10 yr old who weighs 75 lbs hit the 1,000 yard target first hit, my 13 yr old hit it frist hit, and my 14 yr old hit it first hit and 4 successive hits. The second 10 yr old missed 1st shot and hit it near dead center second shot.
So, when Edybo tells his story, its clear to me that he was doing all the work and the shooters simply squeezed the trigger.
Before people start spouting off negative about other peoples accomplishments, it wuold be wise to understand more about how others are occomplishing such stunning results in the shooting world.