NFR British Sniper

Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Old406Kid, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, was like 2500 meters. He did two consecutive shots with that rifle at that range. But, again, it was a 50. Not belittling the shot at all. That's a super tough shot with even that round, and making two it's amazing. I do believe the longest shot though with a standard rifle (that 50 cal is a BEAST if your team is assigned it to carry, the mag alone weighs a TON empty) is like 1400 yards. Funny, they can get more "umph" if they let the round warm up before they shoot it. Amazing little fact I had learned about "sunning" the rounds in the sun.
     
  2. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald that's His Lordship, to you.....

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    But, it wasn't a .50. The shooter was a corporal named Craig Harrison, with an AI AWS L115A3 in .338 Lapua mag in 2009. The range was 2707yds, projectile was a 250gr Lapua LocBase B408. And I'll bet my next month's paycheck, they gave the rounds a sunbath, like you said! Good shooting, much better than my M40A1 on her very best day... Pity.
     
  3. Jerry Daschofsky

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    Alex, the story I read was a British soldier with a .50 cal. It was a SOF article, not civilian.
     
  4. Jerry Daschofsky

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    Alex, it's pretty amazing.. Spoke to my brother in law about it and he was giddy about that shot.

    Just an amazing shot. Putting a bullet that size into target 27 football fields away. Especially when you factor in the variables at that range.
     
  5. Alex MacDonald

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    It's like calling artillery at that distance! My fav though is the Whitworth rifle during the Civil War. The Brits were only able to get a few past the blockade, but they were reputed to be accurate to 2000yds--this from a muzzleloader!!! Where's Quigley when you need him, eh?
     
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    My little slightly modified Remington 700 in 30-06. Using Lake City brass, Berger 168 grain Hunting VLD bullets over 49.3 grains of Varget, loaded so the bullet touches the lands when chambered, given I do my part, will make 800 yard shots all day long.

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  7. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    That's a nice rig! You should be able to go a lot farther than that when you decide to. I've got a (slightly) modified rem 700 in 243 that will punch steel all day at 800 yards, it just doesn't have a lot of poop at that range with an 87gr Berger vld! I'm running 42gr of imr 4831 at 3000fps. My next rig will be a 260 remington for a 1000 yard gun. image.jpg
     
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    Bob, Nice gun. Looks to work rather well. I used to shoot to a thousand and better with that gun, but I'm developing a cataract on my dominant eye so I can't see good enough to shoot more than about 800 yards now.
     
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    260 is a great round. Recoil is close to a .243 with the trajectory of a .300 wm (but with less energy) with heavy, high bc bullets. Recently picked up a .260 upper for my LR-308. 0.75 moa without much load development. Haven't stretched it past 200 yards yet.
     
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  10. Alex MacDonald

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    Very nice rigs, gents! I still want a Whitworth hexagonal though!
     
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