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    Default 🤗7,774 YARDS: NEW WORLD RECORD RIFLE SHOT SET IN WYOMING

    🤠 A team of long-range shooting experts in Wyoming set what appears to be the new world record for the longest rifle shot ever completed: 7,774 yards or 4.4 miles.

    Scott Austin and Shepard Humphries led the team from Nomad Rifleman, a shooting range and instruction center based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The custom bolt-action rifle was chambered in .416 Barrett, and the hand-lathed 422-grain bullet took 24.5 seconds to reach the target.

    Humphries described feeling “elated and relieved” when he heard through the radios that the bullet had hit the target. “We all contributed so much time, effort, and money into this project, and as with anything that has not been done before, the chances are slim that you will succeed,” he told MeatEater.

    The team took 69 shots the day they set the record, and their final shot miraculously hit the eight-inch center circle. The white rectangular target measured 10 feet wide and seven feet, eight inches tall–or about 1.7 MOA. Hitting the center circle was equivalent to putting a bullet on an area the size of a pinhead at 100 yards, Humphries explained.

    Wind was their biggest enemy on the day of the shoot, Humphries said. They shot in the morning when it was relatively calm, but every time the wind velocity changed even a single mile-per-hour, the team had to adjust their point of aim to 26 feet.

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    Default Re: 🤗7,774 YARDS: NEW WORLD RECORD RIFLE SHOT SET IN WYOMING

    "Lathed"?!?!

    It's "turned".

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    Default Re: 🤗7,774 YARDS: NEW WORLD RECORD RIFLE SHOT SET IN WYOMING

    There is no need for that. Just think of the children. I want one
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    Default Re: 🤗7,774 YARDS: NEW WORLD RECORD RIFLE SHOT SET IN WYOMING

    I'd be impressed if it was done by looking at the target through a rifle-mounted scope and hitting the intended spot.
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    Default Re: 🤗7,774 YARDS: NEW WORLD RECORD RIFLE SHOT SET IN WYOMING

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    I'd be impressed if it was done by looking at the target through a rifle-mounted scope and hitting the intended spot.
    Isn't that what they did?
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    Default Re: 🤗7,774 YARDS: NEW WORLD RECORD RIFLE SHOT SET IN WYOMING

    Quote Originally Posted by bogey1 View Post
    Isn't that what they did?
    I doubt it. AFAIK, it's more like fire the shot and the spotter(s) see where it hits then call in "one click up, one click left", etc. Just the the days of old with a battleship.
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    Default Re: 🤗7,774 YARDS: NEW WORLD RECORD RIFLE SHOT SET IN WYOMING

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    I doubt it. AFAIK, it's more like fire the shot and the spotter(s) see where it hits then call in "one click up, one click left", etc. Just the the days of old with a battleship.
    Oh, I see what you mean. I use a spotter for a few hundred yards out.
    They probably use two.
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    Default Re: 🤗7,774 YARDS: NEW WORLD RECORD RIFLE SHOT SET IN WYOMING

    You could've just read the article.

    Making an accurate wind call was virtually impossible, and spotting the bullet impact also presented a challenge. By the time the bullet reached the target, it had slowed down to 689 feet-per-second and didn*t produce a consistent dust signature.

    So, Austin and Humphries developed what they call *audio spotting.* They constructed bulletproof bunkers at various points around the target, and team members sat in them listening and watching for the impact of the bullet. They communicated with one another to triangulate the hit and relayed that information to the team at the gun.

    Using this system, they walked the shooter (whose name is being kept private at his request) into the target. The final wind and elevation call was 1,092 MOA up and 17 MOA left.

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