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    A long shot...

    OK then, a VERY long shot...
    From the pull of the trigger, roughly 24 seconds elapsed before forward spotters heard the telltale plunk of a 422-grain copper bullet piercing the thin metal target.

    The shooter was 4.4 miles away, a distance so great, the Earth’s rotation came into play.
    It took 69 tries that morning but I suppose the barrel hat to warm up a bit......Ben

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    With 69 tries, the blind squirrel saying comes to mind......although I'm certain it took a lot of experience and skill to even get within rock throwing range of the target.

    Having not even considered how they were going to see the target, I was surprised to see how large it was when humans walked up to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I was surprised to see how large it was when humans walked up to it.
    The 8" orange circle on that large white rectangle was what he was aiming for - and hit......Ben
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    Had I thought about the shot prior to viewing the video, I would have expected the size of the target. Maybe even a larger target. This one caught me unexpectedly.
    The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible - Arthur C. Clarke

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    Absolutely remarkable feat.
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    Good shooting.
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    A good stunt, maybe. Taking 69 shots to hit your target means either you are a poor marksman, or attempting a shot that is so difficult it is nearly impossible to succeed. In this case I will choose the later definition. Whoever fired the shot had a lot of luck mixed in with skill and good equipment. But it is still a stunt, not a display expert marksmanship.
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    I can't even imagine---and I agree with Mike---this "success" was by a big margin---good luck.

    There is a 1000 yd range up near the cottage----it is a humbling experience to sit on the bench and look down range at that target 3000' away---literally on the other side of a valley. The least puff of wind will ruin your day
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    Fascinating. I had no idea there were groups of people into such things.

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