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2014-04-06 08:35:14 AM
'Hit' is the key word. He appears to primarily 'miss'.
 
2014-04-06 10:28:45 AM
That's some pretty impressive shooting; that guy also clearly has some serious dough into his kit!
 
2014-04-06 11:02:44 AM
And I'm happy if I can ring the steel at 200 yards.

Yeah, that's real money that guy has put in to his hobby.
 
2014-04-06 11:29:58 AM

whistleridge: 'Hit' is the key word. He appears to primarily 'miss'.


If by 'primarily' you meant his first shot, yes. Overall he hit more than he missed. I'm assuming many misses weren't edited out, of course.
 
2014-04-06 12:00:06 PM
With enough bullets,  you could hit that target with a handgun.
 
2014-04-06 12:07:44 PM

Johnny Texas: With enough bullets,  you could hit that target with a handgun.


projectlog.ferranfabregas.info
 
2014-04-06 12:51:29 PM
Does he really mean 129 feet of drop? If so , how does he measure that to 129 feet not 130 feet. I don't see that technology in that scope, and I've heard of rangefinders, it just seems like if he has that distance tech, he should spend the $ and get a 50 cal. rifle to shoot over 1 mile.
 
2014-04-06 01:02:30 PM

grouser: Does he really mean 129 feet of drop? If so , how does he measure that to 129 feet not 130 feet. I don't see that technology in that scope, and I've heard of rangefinders, it just seems like if he has that distance tech, he should spend the $ and get a 50 cal. rifle to shoot over 1 mile.


Might have just done the physics.
 
2014-04-06 01:02:50 PM

grouser: Does he really mean 129 feet of drop? If so , how does he measure that to 129 feet not 130 feet. I don't see that technology in that scope, and I've heard of rangefinders, it just seems like if he has that distance tech, he should spend the $ and get a 50 cal. rifle to shoot over 1 mile.


Savage Arms 110 BA 338 Lapua Magnum 26" 18900.
$1,929.95
 Used Low model Barrett 50 cal = about 7 grand without any extras
 
2014-04-06 01:14:34 PM
Craig Harrison is not impressed.
 
2014-04-06 01:29:22 PM
Unless they have a 50 cal, in which case it's "what, don't you have any ambitions?"
 
2014-04-06 01:34:11 PM
I constantly hit a 40"x20" target at 500 yards (prone) open sights.
 
2014-04-06 02:12:50 PM
I don't know the difference between a clip and a magazine because I've never in my life needed more than one bullet to hit a target. I only recently learned that the word even had a plural.

I can hit fifty moving targets dead-center with a single shotgun shell.

It's hard for me to shoot anything smaller than a railgun, because the gravitational pull of my dick affects the trajectory of bullets from most small arms.

/just getting ahead of the thread's curve
 
2014-04-06 02:39:42 PM

semiotix: I don't know the difference between a clip and a magazine because I've never in my life needed more than one bullet to hit a target. I only recently learned that the word even had a plural.

I can hit fifty moving targets dead-center with a single shotgun shell.

It's hard for me to shoot anything smaller than a railgun, because the gravitational pull of my dick affects the trajectory of bullets from most small arms.

/just getting ahead of the thread's curve


Stop enjoying hobbies I don't enjoy!
 
2014-04-06 02:43:53 PM
I haven't shot anything more powerful than a BB machine gun in years, and never anything farther away than a hundred yards, so I don't think I could get over the paranoia that someone or something might get in the way between the time I fired and the time it found a backstop.  Hiker, hang glider, cute fuzzy critter I didn't mean to kill, my imagination could dream up many unintentional targets.
 
2014-04-06 02:59:10 PM

grouser: Does he really mean 129 feet of drop? If so , how does he measure that to 129 feet not 130 feet. I don't see that technology in that scope, and I've heard of rangefinders, it just seems like if he has that distance tech, he should spend the $ and get a 50 cal. rifle to shoot over 1 mile.


He had a gps to measure the distance. Then it's just -9.81 m/s^2 over the flight time of the round
 
2014-04-06 02:59:55 PM

mr lawson: I constantly hit a 40"x20" target at 500 yards (prone) open sights.


Sure you didn't mean 'consistently'? Not trying to grammarNazi you, I just want to be clear on what you're trying to say.
 
2014-04-06 03:13:09 PM

semiotix: I don't know the difference between a clip and a magazine because I've never in my life needed more than one bullet to hit a target. I only recently learned that the word even had a plural.

I can hit fifty moving targets dead-center with a single shotgun shell.

It's hard for me to shoot anything smaller than a railgun, because the gravitational pull of my dick affects the trajectory of bullets from most small arms.

/just getting ahead of the thread's curve


Pray no one ever takes that line out of context.
 
2014-04-06 03:14:21 PM

lewismarktwo: Johnny Texas: With enough bullets,  you could hit that target with a handgun.

[projectlog.ferranfabregas.info image 640x350]


QBasic!  My first love.  *sigh*

// lawn. off...
 
2014-04-06 03:19:20 PM

John Buck 41: Not trying to grammarNazi you, I just want to be clear on what you're trying to say.


lay off!...first cup of coffee :-)
 
2014-04-06 03:19:41 PM
That rifle was the cordless version.
 
2014-04-06 03:39:21 PM
I seem to remember a story of a guy who shot a 10" group of 10 rounds from 1000 yards, but I can't find anything on Google.

I wonder what some of the great sharpshooters of decades past could do with today's hardware?
 
2014-04-06 03:48:40 PM
media.npr.org
 
2014-04-06 04:39:49 PM
While yes, this is rather impressive...am I correct that he has nobody there at the target monitoring things?

Imagine, you're out hiking in the woods and you hear a rhythmic dinging sound (note: backpackers generally listen for rhythmic sounds like that, as it almost always indicates a human trying to get attention and can't verbally do so). You go to investigate. You stumble upon some odd, metal polygon just hanging in the middle of a clearing. Your first impulse may very well be to get close enough to take a look.

And the shooter has a 3 second lag time between pulling the trigger and the round hitting the target. That just doesn't seem like the safest way to go about showing off your mad skillz.
 
2014-04-06 05:20:31 PM

grouser: Does he really mean 129 feet of drop? If so , how does he measure that to 129 feet not 130 feet. I don't see that technology in that scope, and I've heard of rangefinders, it just seems like if he has that distance tech, he should spend the $ and get a 50 cal. rifle to shoot over 1 mile.


Maybe it means the actual altitude difference between his shooting position and the target? Because that does seem like a lot of bullet.

I know very little about the mechanics of that kind of shooting, though (can't afford the toys or the ammo, and don't have the space even if I could), so I'm just guessing.
 
2014-04-06 05:44:22 PM

Usurper4: While yes, this is rather impressive...am I correct that he has nobody there at the target monitoring things?

Imagine, you're out hiking in the woods and you hear a rhythmic dinging sound (note: backpackers generally listen for rhythmic sounds like that, as it almost always indicates a human trying to get attention and can't verbally do so). You go to investigate. You stumble upon some odd, metal polygon just hanging in the middle of a clearing. Your first impulse may very well be to get close enough to take a look.

And the shooter has a 3 second lag time between pulling the trigger and the round hitting the target. That just doesn't seem like the safest way to go about showing off your mad skillz.


Might be his private property.
 
2014-04-06 05:46:44 PM

Calmamity: grouser: Does he really mean 129 feet of drop? If so , how does he measure that to 129 feet not 130 feet. I don't see that technology in that scope, and I've heard of rangefinders, it just seems like if he has that distance tech, he should spend the $ and get a 50 cal. rifle to shoot over 1 mile.

Maybe it means the actual altitude difference between his shooting position and the target? Because that does seem like a lot of bullet.

I know very little about the mechanics of that kind of shooting, though (can't afford the toys or the ammo, and don't have the space even if I could), so I'm just guessing.


No, the bullet actually has dropped one hundred twenty-nine feet at the distance he was shooting.  Go look at a ballistics table sometime, you'll see that bullets don't fly a straight line.

This table by a former Montana Natl Guard sniper only goes to 1500 yards, but shows that even with a .338 Lapua, you need a helluva holdover for extreme range shots.

http://www.snipercentral.com/338.htm
 
2014-04-06 05:54:56 PM
Drop a bullet from a height of 129 feet and time how long it takes to hit the ground. I am totally guessing here, but I bet it is about 3.25 seconds. Hmm, it might be different if it tumbles, as from a gun it will stay nose first. But I believe the physics are the same. Someone will correct me if I am wrong, as I have little training in physics or shooting.
 
2014-04-06 05:58:57 PM

Publikwerks: grouser: Does he really mean 129 feet of drop? If so , how does he measure that to 129 feet not 130 feet. I don't see that technology in that scope, and I've heard of rangefinders, it just seems like if he has that distance tech, he should spend the $ and get a 50 cal. rifle to shoot over 1 mile.

He had a gps to measure the distance. Then it's just -9.81 m/s^2 over the flight time of the round


Which near as I can tell is 169.5 feet, not 129 feet.

1/2 a t2
.5 * (32.09 ft/sec/sec)(3.25 sec)^2

i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-06 06:03:11 PM
Somebody needs to take his video editing software off him.
 
2014-04-06 06:24:36 PM

RoyBatty: Publikwerks: grouser: Does he really mean 129 feet of drop? If so , how does he measure that to 129 feet not 130 feet. I don't see that technology in that scope, and I've heard of rangefinders, it just seems like if he has that distance tech, he should spend the $ and get a 50 cal. rifle to shoot over 1 mile.

He had a gps to measure the distance. Then it's just -9.81 m/s^2 over the flight time of the round

Which near as I can tell is 169.5 feet, not 129 feet.

1/2 a t2
.5 * (32.09 ft/sec/sec)(3.25 sec)^2


The target was 40' lower than his shooting position?
 
2014-04-06 06:25:09 PM

RoyBatty: Publikwerks: grouser: Does he really mean 129 feet of drop? If so , how does he measure that to 129 feet not 130 feet. I don't see that technology in that scope, and I've heard of rangefinders, it just seems like if he has that distance tech, he should spend the $ and get a 50 cal. rifle to shoot over 1 mile.

He had a gps to measure the distance. Then it's just -9.81 m/s^2 over the flight time of the round

Which near as I can tell is 169.5 feet, not 129 feet.

1/2 a t2
.5 * (32.09 ft/sec/sec)(3.25 sec)^2


Considering he's not in a vacuum, there may be some air resistance to change the calculation
 
2014-04-06 06:52:12 PM
Impressive indeed.

FTMF comments:

The new sheriff is a ....DING!


No, gone blame it dang blammit!
 
2014-04-06 07:15:15 PM

Usurper4: While yes, this is rather impressive...am I correct that he has nobody there at the target monitoring things?

Imagine, you're out hiking in the woods and you hear a rhythmic dinging sound (note: backpackers generally listen for rhythmic sounds like that, as it almost always indicates a human trying to get attention and can't verbally do so). You go to investigate. You stumble upon some odd, metal polygon just hanging in the middle of a clearing. Your first impulse may very well be to get close enough to take a look.

And the shooter has a 3 second lag time between pulling the trigger and the round hitting the target. That just doesn't seem like the safest way to go about showing off your mad skillz.


He showed a view through the scope of the rifle. There's not enough magnification to make out details, but you could easily see whether or not there was a hiker near the target.

He also left a video camera down there to tape the impacts. If he feels comfortable enough doing that, there's probably not a lot of people using that particular patch of land.
 
2014-04-06 07:28:14 PM
Enormous-Schwanstucker

The new sheriff is a ....DING!

That is, in fact, funny as hell.
 
2014-04-06 07:33:10 PM

studebaker hoch: Enormous-Schwanstucker

The new sheriff is a ....DING!

That is, in fact, funny as hell.


It is and i'm off to watch it again, for the 778th time.
 
2014-04-06 07:47:00 PM

Caluth: Used Low model Barrett 50 cal = about 7 grand without any extras


I saw a sweet Barrett 50 BMG bolt action at a gun show in Oaks PA last weekend going for $3995.

They also had a real deal M2 Browning in excellent condition for a mere $11,500.  I was extremely tempted.
 
2014-04-06 08:05:27 PM
These days, I doubt I'm even good for 300 yards.

As to the rest, google ballistic arc and then if you get curious, Serbu.
 
2014-04-06 08:06:32 PM
Koko head range finally reopened here a few months ago after closing down because of stray bullets and eroding berms or something.
 
2014-04-06 08:27:54 PM

studebaker hoch: Enormous-Schwanstucker

The new sheriff is a ....DING!

That is, in fact, funny as hell.


aboudjaffar.blog.lemonde.fr
 
2014-04-06 08:55:03 PM
He should have picked a more isolated mile.
 
2014-04-06 09:03:18 PM
Marcus Aurelius

They also had a real deal M2 Browning in excellent condition for a mere $11,500.  I was extremely tempted.

What kind of aircraft do you hunt with one of those?
 
2014-04-06 09:21:06 PM

Fubini: He also left a video camera down there to tape the impacts. If he feels comfortable enough doing that, there's probably not a lot of people using that particular patch of land.


Maybe he's just confident they wouldn't get very far with it...
 
2014-04-06 11:26:46 PM

abhorrent1: semiotix: I don't know the difference between a clip and a magazine because I've never in my life needed more than one bullet to hit a target. I only recently learned that the word even had a plural.

I can hit fifty moving targets dead-center with a single shotgun shell.

It's hard for me to shoot anything smaller than a railgun, because the gravitational pull of my dick affects the trajectory of bullets from most small arms.

/just getting ahead of the thread's curve

Stop enjoying hobbies I don't enjoy!


Goddammit, I was in a pissy mood and enjoying. Fark you for making me laugh.
 
2014-04-06 11:29:18 PM
That's nothing, I almost hit the center of the target at about 15' with a Beretta M9 in an enclosed gun range with no wind.

Yeah, it only took me 18 rounds. EAT IT, MR. SNIPER MAN.
 
2014-04-06 11:52:11 PM
As somebody that can get out to 800 yards (80 yards short of a half mile) with my M1A Springfield Supermatch, I go to shoots that have tons of folks that can shoot like this video shows.  Spotting scope, good rifle scope, and a decent rifle, total investment around 3 to 4 K will get you out to 1000 yards.  I use 168 grain BTHP's and they get unstable after 700 or so yards and fall out of the air.  Took up this hobby after figuring out I could hit a golf ball with a bullet further than I could hit a golf ball with a club.  Very relaxing. 338 Lapua is a great round.
 
2014-04-06 11:53:41 PM

studebaker hoch: Marcus Aurelius

They also had a real deal M2 Browning in excellent condition for a mere $11,500.  I was extremely tempted.

What kind of aircraft do you hunt with one of those?


Boeing 777s.
 
2014-04-07 12:14:39 AM

mr lawson: John Buck 41: Not trying to grammarNazi you, I just want to be clear on what you're trying to say.

lay off!...first cup of coffee :-)


Ok, that's a pretty good excuse.
 
2014-04-07 01:03:59 AM
"Ctrl+F dittybopper"

No results.... that's weird...
 
2014-04-07 01:29:30 AM
I am by no means an amazing shot but I can consistently rub out round after round with a 10 inch gong out about a foot or so.
 
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