Longest Rifle Shot Ever Made

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  1. WisconSniper

    WisconSniper Well-Known Member

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    What is the longest rifle shot ever made or the longest anyone knows of? I don't mean sniper combat shots. If you Google "longest rifle shot" all you get is sniper shots. I believe the longest combat shot is about 3,070 yards. But I know there are guys that have made longer shots on paper/prairie dogs/milk jugs etc. So what's the longest non-combat shot you know of?

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  2. haffyti839

    haffyti839 Well-Known Member

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    3650 yards 375-408 chytec
     
  3. WisconSniper

    WisconSniper Well-Known Member

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    Do you know who made that and where? And what type of rifle was used?

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  4. RMulhern

    RMulhern Well-Known Member

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    Three deer...one shot....six miles!!
     
  5. WisconSniper

    WisconSniper Well-Known Member

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    25 mm Bushmaster?gun):cool:

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  6. flylo

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    All I know is the army tested the 45/70 out to 2 miles in the late 1800s at Sandy Hook. Must have been quite the arc but if I recall they hit nose first.
     
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    Not the longest shot ever made but I had two 1st round shots on target at 1 mile on a 1.7 moa target, for me that was a longest ever shot made.
     
  8. Shoalwater

    Shoalwater Well-Known Member

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    This is that I know of, 3200 meters or 2 miles
     
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  9. Kiwi Greg

    Kiwi Greg Well-Known Member

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    Yep that is a long ways for sure, but which shooter & which shot hit the 12 foot square target ?
     
  10. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    "If I recall"...you mean....YOU WERE THERE!!!! Awsome. :D

    My dad killed a buck out of our shooting stand here in ND from the 14th hole at Longbow Golf Course in Mesa, AZ (he was on a golf cart)....1800+ miles.

    7MM, 180 JLK @ 3050. I don't recall the dial up or the windage he used. The bullet did not exit.
     
  11. flylo

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    Some days I do feel that old. LOL:D But if you think about shooting a lead ball with black powder 2 miles it's probably more amazing than the youtube showing the 12' square target with a new sniper round, high power scope etc IMHO
     
  12. haffyti839

    haffyti839 Well-Known Member

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    The video posted is shot i was talking bout 3650 yards 2.2 miles
     
  13. WisconSniper

    WisconSniper Well-Known Member

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    So it looks like 3650 is the longest recorded on a target so far?

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  14. RMulhern

    RMulhern Well-Known Member

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    No! 105MM Howitzer!!