Hitting a softball at 1000 yds

Chase723

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That is the most unimpressive thing you could have possibly posted. Go spend one morning at a range where you can see the first kick up when you’re too short. You’ll hit the target too in enough ammo. Jerry is a speed shooter. He is not a precision rifleman.. I’ve talked with him on multiple occasions
Welcome to LRH. Appreciate your contribution to the forum. Clearly it wasn’t posted in seriousness. However, the guy shooting with him/spotting for him is one of the best.
 
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14.5 moa of wind up in our parts at 900 meters on a good day,,, 22.8 moa on the windy days...

Aint no one hitting a soft ball on days like that,,, unless you get lucky that is...

Dial over and catch the winds at full value,,, Lol.

I end up breaking the trigger just as the winds drop off,,, kicking up dirt is my middle name... Ha

There aint no flags at the 1450 yard gong,,, it blew away 4 years ago and was last seen in the Eastren Sea Board area...


12" on the left is my go to gong,,, a 36" on the right...


Its at the crest of the top of the hill,,, you can just see a tinge of blue sky in the optic...
 
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Chase723

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Cough cough...……………….******** ;)

It could be possible with a rail gun.

But you would have to ask mother nature to stop blowing wind up your *ss & for the earth to stop rotating momentarily(yes I know the taking Coriolis effect would be more like 2000+yrds.
FWIW, The Coriolis effect is related to time of flight, the latitude where your shooting from, and the azimuth you’re shooting. It’s apparent even at 1000 yards, especially with a slower cartridge.
 

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Yup mother nature rules the long range game. And it is all my experience at 1000 yard match shooting that tells me not to shoot at animals that far. I really don't care if guys do that's on them but I know I'm not doing it. I see good shooters miss the 60x42. 60 wide. I put 9 on one time in bad wind. When your aiming 3ft to the left of the paper and pull the trigger on a letup you miss plain and simple. Not hard to miss that 60x42 so I know I would not try an animal that far.
Shep
 

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I'm enjoying the banter of this thread too. I enjoy hearing how these ultra long range shots are achieved. Because I have to carry my rifle up and down dale and I'm no spring chicken, my rifle is a mountain light weight in .375 H&H so not well suited beyond 600 metres. Still one can always learn form how someone else achieves those ranges. Enjoy Easter boys, albeit it won't be hunting here, as we are all locked down due to C19.
 

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I’ve shot a softball size group, but that’s different than shooting a softball at 1k.
I have shot some pretty impressive groups, but its more often than not to the left or right of my aim point.
 

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Yes, I have taken game out to 1188 yards. .... you should
consider another forum. This is a “long range“ hunting site.
Long range hunting is not a specific yardage number, it's a distance limited by shooter, platform, conditions and retained bullet energy.

Everyone has their own distance limit. Each caliber has it's own distance limit by virtue of bullet weight, retained energy and hunting application.

This I believe is why the long range hunting distance debate gets lively, everyone is talking from their particular point of view, subject to their own limits, each one being very different.

There is long range hunting, and unfortunately, there is irresponsible conduct by those who are less proficient and do not understand their caliber limit.
 
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To be clear though, it’s not impossible to shoot a softball size group at 1000, especially with 3 shots. I think people get hung up on shooting an X ring with 5-10 shots at 1000. That’s not what this is about. If there’s no wind, or the wind is consistent and you can read it to within +/- 1-2mph, which plenty of people can do, and you’re shooting at say a 2/3 IPSC, with a rifle that shoots a consistent 1/4-1/3 MOA w/ an ES of less than 15-20 then it can happen often enough. It likely won’t be dead nuts in the center but if your 1st round is on steel (which tons of people can do) then if you send 2 more in the same conditions at the same POA then you can expect the POI to real close. A softball sized group at 1000 isn’t the same as shooting an actual softball at 1000 cold bore. The latter is wayyyy harder. Regardless, thats why you build good rifles and load good ammunition. It’s not about guessing. Furthermore the vitals on a deer or elk or whatever aren’t the size of a softball. Case in point this is a picture of a group I shot at 1350 a couple weeks ago. Conditions were terrible. Wind was anywhere from 7-15mph, shifting back and forth from R->L and L->R, and the mirage was pretty intense. Group is ~7 inches. Less than a volleyball. But I wouldn’t have hit a volleyball. My goal was to hit the center of the plate.
 

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Yup mother nature rules the long range game. And it is all my experience at 1000 yard match shooting that tells me not to shoot at animals that far. I really don't care if guys do that's on them but I know I'm not doing it. I see good shooters miss the 60x42. 60 wide. I put 9 on one time in bad wind. When your aiming 3ft to the left of the paper and pull the trigger on a letup you miss plain and simple. Not hard to miss that 60x42 so I know I would not try an animal that far.
Shep
I don't care no matter the range I wouldn't want you shooting at me!:oops:
I watched a you tube video yesterday of a mule deer hunt. Shot was 600 yards prone with bipod and rear rest. They said no wind. Buck stood up and he shot, they thought over so second shot was a gut shot. Buck finally came out of brush later then he hit him in the shoulder. They were all ok with this. This is what hunting is coming too? I heard two people this last year talk about making a LR shot and bragging when I asked where they hit they were gut shot but that is why they shoot a 28 Nosler they told me!
 

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I don't care no matter the range I wouldn't want you shooting at me!:oops:
I watched a you tube video yesterday of a mule deer hunt. Shot was 600 yards prone with bipod and rear rest. They said no wind. Buck stood up and he shot, they thought over so second shot was a gut shot. Buck finally came out of brush later then he hit him in the shoulder. They were all ok with this. This is what hunting is coming too? I heard two people this last year talk about making a LR shot and bragging when I asked where they hit they were gut shot but that is why they shoot a 28 Nosler they told me!
I wonder how they would like to be gut shot with a 28 nosler
 

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Ya the one guy told me it gutted the antelope for them.

I've seen a lot of death and suffering more than I care too. I don't want to inflict suffering on animals or anything for that matter.
 

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