Yes I am, thanks! Very interesting forum, glad to be here.I see you are a new member. Welcome to a LRH.
No need to assure me, I sure believe you do know the math. And the list of the parameters you provided is convincing and required to hit at that distance. Luckily the wind was almost parallel to the bullet path; would've been way more difficult if it would've been blowing from the side.The shot was made with a 6.5x284 Cooper 1:8tw, 142gr JLK(g7.323), 2975FPS, antelope-chest shot, DRT:10” vital area, 4500Ft, 46F, H 55%. Angle 5 degrees. Wind 11:[email protected] Spin drift and CE compensated. Witnessed.
Why don’t you search the archives. You will find hundreds of comparable shots made by members of this forum. I can assure you that I understand the math. You can do your math, and either gain some insight to increase “your” level of understanding ....... or continue to convince yourself that you will never be able make a shot like that. The latter would be unfortunate. The knowledge, technology, and assistance is there for you......if you have access to a shooting area, and you are willing/able to invest, and put the time in.
I know there's people succesfully killing animals from insane distances, and there's an endless supply of videos on YouTube as well.
What is your opinion about the softball thing; I'd still say it is practically impossible to consistently hit that. Occasionally yes, even most of the times, but consistently not. Do you agree with my calculations I posted earlier in pst #141? Your very, very impressive antelope shot requiring a huge amount of theoretical understanding combined with insane amount of practical experience and practice is still almost easy compared to hitting the softball consistently at 1000 yards.
I'm here to learn. Currently I cannot invest nearly as much time to practicing as I would like to (small kids, work), but I'm trying to get to the range as often as I can and learn as much as possible. I think I have some understanding about the science behind the LR shooting, but way too little practical and practical experience. Anyways, no amount of practice can overcome the laws of physics and ballistics, and I think hitting the softball consistently at 1000 yards is beyond the laws of ballistics and no amount of practice can help that.