G30 @ 100 yds?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by vincent, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Was talking to a fellow shooter about the G30, he said he was able to hit a silhouette at 100 yds with it. I didn't offer my opinion but was thinking "shenanigans"...what do you all think? Possible? Impossible? Yes, no maybe so??
     
  2. trip286

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    Watched a guy on youtube hitting 200 yard silhouettes with a colt 1911.

    I say not impossible in the least bit. If it will throw the round that far, then yes, the target can be hit. The bullet will lose so much velocity that it will be pretty much worthless as far as stopping power goes (it will probably still produce a hole and an ER trip on a soft target)

    All in all, it's a neat range trick, but impractical as hell. And the question is, can he do it reliably? That makes it an even neater range trick.

    Bob Lunden can hit a deer silhouette with a snubbie, at some pretty outrageous ranges (can't remember the numbers, but I think it was well over 200 yards). It's not impossible, but it does get to the point where there's much more luck than skill involved.

    The man who helped develop the .44 Mag, Elmer Keith, made 600 yard shots on a large antlered game animal (can't remember if it was elk, caribou, moose or whatnot.)


    http://www.handloads.com/articles/default.asp?id=34 I always misspell Bob's name. It's Munden, not Lunden.
     
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  3. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    I was thinking something along those lines as well. While it probably has enough energy to make that distance, with such a short barrel I can see it "tumbling" too much to be consistent. Cool link Trip, thanks!
     
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  4. HOSSFLY

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    Had a Para P18 with J point red dot I cud hit one gallon milk jugs @ 100yds :cool: Well, mabe 3 out of 6 shots :eek:
    Or was it 3 out of 16 :rolleyes:
     
  5. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Heh heh! I suffer from selective memory too!
     
  6. Quentin

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    Hickok45 has a YouTube video where he often hits a large gong at 230 yards with a G23, so sure it can be done by a good shooter.
     
  7. JTJ

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    Once you have the holdover and hopefully an aiming point, you can hit with some regularity. Just have lots of ammo.
     
  8. xtratoy

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    If you have area where you can see where your misses are hitting it is fairly easy to correct and consistently hit without having to use several boxes of ammo to figure it out.
     
  9. xtratoy

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    If you have area where you can see where your misses are hitting ( dry dusty dirt ) it is fairly easy to correct and consistently hit without having to use several boxes of ammo to figure it out.
     
  10. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Yeah, Hickok has some great vids. The guy I spoke with isn't exactly Deadeye Dick which made me think he was blowing smoke.
     
  11. vincent

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    That's the reason for the thread, I have the G30 and 100 yards but my frugality with my ammo won't let me try it...maybe I'll sacrifice a few rounds in the name of knowledge next time out.
     
  12. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    At 100 yards, you should be able to outrun the bullet, snatch it out of the air and lob it at the target. ;)

    Actually, I'm sure it can be done once you figure out the trajectory.
     
  13. Chris762

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    My bud and I were able to hit steel man sized targets at 200yds. We were standing so really only about 1/5 shots were hitting...plus out of a G34...slightly cheating...
     
  14. firedawg60

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    I've seen hickock45 video of this. I've shot a jug at 100 yards with my 27. Took a couple of shot to zero it in but I did do it.
     
  15. cmc0108

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    I was at the range a few weeks ago shooting a 10" target with my g19 at 100 yards. I fired (2) 15 round mags and hit the target 19 times.

    I'd say that's pretty good for 100 yards.
     
  16. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Guys, talking about the .45ACP, not 9mm or .40, out of a short barrel like the G30
     
  17. therewolf

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    I've been running a lot of pistols and 50 yard guns to the 100 yard range

    lately.

    With a pistol, it's do-able.

    For my ammo, neither fun nor

    cost-effective.

    It's a real eye-opener, for all the folks who've never tried.

    Bring a large target, and aim high.
     
  18. EMTchad

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    I think hickock45 does 230 yards
     
  19. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    With a G30 pistol????
     
  20. Double_tap

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    That guys a way above average shooter to start with check out his video about gun accuracy very well done