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    3871 yd shot explained

    http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the...ead-3871-24141

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    I wonder why scopes have not been computerized completely and when attached to a tablet, after entering bullet and load info, distance, wind, weather, direction of shot would automatically adjust the sight picture so the cross can stay on the target. The technology for something like that is already there. Wish I had a range where I could shoot further than 200 yards - must be an interesting challenge.
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    That shot absolutely took a lot of skill, hats off to the shooter, but IMHO it was still a hail mary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottz63 View Post
    That shot absolutely took a lot of skill, hats off to the shooter, but IMHO it was still a hail mary.
    I agree, it took a lot of skill to even get close to the target at that distance, but it was a "hail mary" hit. A 2 mile shot, no matter how much
    you info calculated into making the shot, there are too many constantly changing variables to ever plan on really getting a hit. In fact the claim
    is so far out (wild), you have to have a lot of trust/faith in their honesty to even believe it happened.
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    havent hit the link yet...

    isnt that far enough that you gotta factor in curve of the earth stuff?

    ive done 800 & 1000m with my 50bmg, but it was always shooting on flat or down hill ranges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdk1968 View Post
    havent hit the link yet...

    isnt that far enough that you gotta factor in curve of the earth stuff?

    ive done 800 & 1000m with my 50bmg, but it was always shooting on flat or down hill ranges.
    Yea, factor everything in including the rotation of the earth, even wind is not consistent over that distance, humidity, temp, elevation, type of rifling in barrel, huge amount of bullet drop/drift,
    plus at the extreme limit of even seeing the target, also bullet takes so long to get there the target has to be perfectly stationary, not moving, or could be yards away when the bullet hits.
    I am sure the shooter and his spotter were amazed they made a hit. Frankly I am too (LOL).
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    That would be the Coriolis Effect, the rotation of the earth and what hemisphere your in.They hit on it in the link a little. That shot was taken in mid 2017 and for some reason I keep thinking I read about it then and remember it not being a one shot one kill cold bore deal. I may have this one mixed up with a different shot, the record is constantly changing these days. But I think the hit came on the third or forth round fired.
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