Heading off to do 1000yrd shot, offhand.

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  1. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Coach took the day off work so we're going to head to the range and pull off a 1000yrd shot from standing up, no sling/glove/jacket. Just a man and a scoped rifle. We'll be taking video of it and posting that for your enjoyment. We're looking at starting a project where we take shots from impossible ranges whilst standing up.

    Thoughts?
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    I take it the backstop is the ocean??
    Or a REAL tall mountain??

    :rolleyes: just kidding.
  3. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Nope. At 900 the backstop is about 30 feet above the target and is a hill but not as high as one might think. If you know what you're doing it's safe. If you don't, well you won't have access to our range to be brutally honest.

    So here's the first, me with my 7BR whacking 800 offhand. I'm still processing footage but thought you might like a preview. If you look at the dirt road where it ends near the hill, on the right side you'll see the target swing when it's hit.
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    I do hope you realize I was joking about the backstop.
    I would assume you would have a good one.
    I watched the vid but I'll have to find it on youtube as I can't expand it from this sight.
    :)
  5. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    I know. You're allowed to bust my bawls a little ;) The point is valid though. Shooting offhand at extreme range is by definition unsafe if you're not really sparkly good with a rifle and even then... ricochets are more the rule than exception at super long range because the angle of attack ends up favoring that kind of thing.

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    Watched both vids.
    Impressive.

    BUT!!!
    NO FAIR!! FOUL!!! You guys were using "Wind Assist" !!!
    The wind was pushing your shots, thus giving you unfair advantage!!
    Besides, my sling-shot won't go that far..... :p
  7. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    giggle. pretty sure that's some good hearted ball busting.

    Side note: When I lowered my rifle, it was because "shooter wind" (wind that moves the shooter) was a problem and it blew my natural point of aim and rhythm. Had to rebuild the position. Wind there is brutal. At the firing position it's usually at your back but most of the day was in our faces. At the mid range and long end it turned 6 kinds of swirling ugly and was unreadable. Mirage looked like 3mph-ish to the right but the net effect was 3-7MOA of left.
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    "pretty sure that's some good hearted ball busting."
    ABSOLUTELY !!! At this stage of life, I'm 100% jokester.
    I wish I had access to a long rang place to shoot.
    Actually, believe it or not, I'd like to see what I'd have to do just to get on target at say 500 yards with that .35 Whelen I have sitting here. Probably have to lob 'em in like hand grenades!!!

    Poor thing. From the paper work I found in the box it was manufactured about 2008. Hasn't fired a shot since the factory.
    Sigh....maybe if I ever move to Fla I'll find out!!!
    So Stay tuned for the NEXT exciting installment of "Marksman wannabe" !!! :)
  9. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Depending on the load, 14-17MOA with that Whelen, depends on the load. So aim up about 70-90 inches. Mid-range trajectory is somewhere near 30 inches above line of sight.

    Cruise on out to central cali and I'll set you on a day on our 200-500m line.
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    OK. Next time I drive out to visit my daughter in Seattle !!
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