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Old 04-14-2008, 08:10 AM
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Default Re: 890 yard kill shot.

fishcop - 4/14/2008 7:27 AM

Being a full time firearms instructor, I get to see this stuff all the time. When I originally saw that video last year, I too was impressed but its a benchrest shooter that made it. Not saying its still not an amazing shot, but it was done with a competition benchrest rifle from a bench. As someone who teaches rifle shooting, the benchrest thing just doesn't impress me. The guns are all custom built very expensive guns which are then bolted to a bench. The shooters custom load all their ammo and its all weird calibers you have never heard of. Working with snipers all the time, the whole benchrest thing just doesn't impress me.

Now make that same shot from concealment, holding the gun, with factory ammo, and then i'll be impressed.

Does not look bolted to the bench to me, looks like just a rear bag and nice front rest. And most decent sniper rifles are custom built except for the M24 variety, they are semi-custom. Most LE's and Mil's use match ammo, which is far different than factory ammo.
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