Longest recorded rifleshot ever?

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  1. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody know what it is? I'm aware of Kreg Slack's 3125 yd. prairie dog, but has there been anything farther on a live target??
     
  2. Dowierj

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    ya like 2700 yard, by a canadian sniper in afganistan. I dont know exactly the distance but it was with a mcMillian 50. I guess us candians can brag bout that since it broke a record from vietnam, and that was Carlos Hathcocks kill at about 2500 with a 50.
     

  3. littletoes

    littletoes Well-Known Member

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    Heard he was happy to have the American ammo. Said he couldn't have done it with the Canadian stuff. It's loaded to "cool". [​IMG]
     
  4. 4ked Horn

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>ya like 2700 yard, by a canadian sniper in afganistan. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Have you seen the picture of this? It was floating around on the web for a while.

    Strong medicine.
     
  5. dakor

    dakor Well-Known Member

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    Can someone tell us Craigs info with the rig he used and what type of scope? that kinda thing I cannot find anything on the net.
     
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  7. kregg

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    you can go to my web site and see a picture of the rifle i used. www.parrysgunsmithing.com the scope was a 25x50x50mm leupold scope done by dick thomas
     
  8. Dowierj

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    Not bad shootin Kregg, [​IMG]

    Took the shot under combat conditions hey? That must have been really stressful having to engage a target at that distance. Looks like they were in real danger. Great work by our snipers but the media sure sucks at telling a story....
     
  9. Randy in Va

    Randy in Va Well-Known Member

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    Dowierj,

    Couldn't help but notice the sarcasm in your last post about "must have been really stressful having to engage a target at that distance". I doubt it was stressful, but you can bet the guy on the pointy end will not be flying planes into a building, ferrying RPG's around or anything else hurtful to our country.

    Please don't tell me he was just delivering the mail!
     
  10. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Kregg.
    Hey Dakor-- check out www.slrharbor.com for the article about the two mile attempts also.

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  11. JustC

    JustC Well-Known Member

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    dakor,..that 3125yd shot can be researched in the book "precision shooting at 1000yds". I beleive it was made with a 338lapua from some looong barrel and a scope base which looked to be 1ft in height. [​IMG]
     
  12. dakor

    dakor Well-Known Member

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    Thanks JustC I will have to get a copy of that book.
     
  13. QuietHunter

    QuietHunter Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Kregg. Nice shooting. Neat techniques.

    BTW, you might want to run a spell check on your web site...
     
  14. kregg

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    i dont see anything wrong with it, if you see something let me know. thank you