AMERICAN LONG RANGE SHOOTER SETS NEW WORLD RECORD

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  1. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    October 2017

    Charlie Melton a retired Navy Seal set a New World Record for Long Range this month.
    5000 Yards on a 40" Steel Target which equals 2.84 Miles.
    Rifle was a Modified Armalite Model AR-30. Modified to 408 Tejas. Which is basically a modified 408 Chey-Tak. WOW what a shot!

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  2. Dallas53

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    5000 yards! Holy Cow that's far off to be hitting a 40" target!
     

  3. jigs-n-fixture

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    If you are looking at it with out wind drift, it works out to 45 seconds of arc. The wind is the hard part. Which is what makes it really hard, and outstanding.
     
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  4. Chainfire

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    I find it very interesting that the man and machine can perform that well together.
     
  5. Sniper03

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    Here is a close up of the rifle.
    And quite a achievement. I have shot up to 1400 yards with the 308/7.62X51 Sniper Rifle. And 2200 with one of the Seal Teams 50 BMG McMillans, and as Jigs mentioned wind has everything to do with hitting a target at that range! Not to mention Mil Holds for elevation, mirage and other factors.
    Congrats to Melton for an amazing accomplishment!
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  6. Chainfire

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    What is the gizmo on the objective end of the scope?
     
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  7. Dallas53

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    i didn't notice that before. a funny looking sun shield?
     
  8. Sniper03

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    It is a TARAC Prism

    The Charlie TARAC from TACOMHQ is a prism that can be configured to give a shooter between 10 to 120 mils of immediate elevation gain. Hypothetically, if I were shooting a 178 grain Hornady ELD-X from a .308 Winchester, and I wanted to take a 1-mile shot, my hold would be 28.2 mils. If I had the Charlie TARAC configured for 30 mils, I would simply snap it to the front of my scope, dial down 1.8 mils, account for wind and take the shot.
     

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  9. Unclefudd

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    Great stuff and it sounds like you know your business, first hand.

    I recently built a 6mm SLR to shoot long range with the local rifle club. The day I took it to sight-in I was in SW Wyo at elev of 7300 ft. I had mounted a Nightforce 12x42 scope and sighted a 300 yd zero.
    I shot all 100 yd distances out to 1,000 and it is spot on. We have huge granite face out at 1787 yds that has a 14" hole at the near middle of the face.
    I shot two rounds to center and then 3 shots into the hole. It is easy to see where your rounds hit the granite face (almost 4 sec from discharge to bullet strike) so very easy to make corrections.
    My point is, I did not realize how far 1,000 yds is let alone 1787. I try to imagine what 5 miles looks like and what kind of optics will read it clear enough to make such a shot.

    KUDOs to the rifleman who did it and to those of his brothers, (sisters) that can do it regularly.

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  10. Sniper03

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    Unclefudd,

    Here is a telephoto picture taken of the one long range school in Texas. This is the 1400 yard Target which was a steel military E Silhouette. The target was between the Semi Tractor Trailer and the little Building. We also had Unknown Distance steel targets a various distances in the valley. Great time including on another range known distance targets up to 1000 yards.
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    Sorry maybe this will work?
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  12. Unclefudd

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    I meant 5000 yds not 5 miles. What happens when you get old, fingers no longer do as their supposed to.
    Thanks for the target pic and I remember what the 1000 and 1787 looked like. Extremely small with the naked eye and seems only marginally larger looking through the glass.
    It is also VERY interesting to see what our guys are using in the field.
    I'm very fortunate, I have property that allows me to shoot out to 1100 yds so I can practice and now have my scope and the rounds I use doped for the altitude at my home about 7000 to 7100 ft as well as in the Phx valley about 1100 ft where the long range nationals will be held this yr.
    Got to shoot one day with them last yr at the nationals. First yr I had the gun and first time I ever shot prone or in a contest.
    I shot clean at all distances out to 600 then dropped a 9 at 700 and 800 and 2 9s at 900 yds. I shot a 194 3x at the 1000 yd distance and was grinning like an idiot.
    Thanks again for sharing your knowledge of this kind of shooting.

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    Kudos to him. Hell, I cant see that far.:confused:
     
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  14. kfox75

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    have to agree with this. that was a hell of a shot.

    rthat's one thing I miss from my visits out west, having ranges where you can work on long range shooting. About the longest we have here is roughly 500 yards. had a place in NY, until the owner sold it and moved south, where we could push out to close to 800 yards. had a lot of fun, more than a few misses, and my fair share of hits, on that piece of land, while she had it.

    03. Any idea what spotting scope his spotter was using? or were they using a remote camera to send back the information on the hits?