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Hey, man, nice shot

Jerry Miculek makes a 1000 yard shot with a revolver:

Yeah, it’s from 2014 but I don’t recall seeing it.

6 Responses to “Hey, man, nice shot”

  1. Jerry Gibbs Says:

    I will NEVER, and I repeat,NEVER, piss that man off.

  2. Lyle Says:

    Running the numbers in Modern Ballistics, using. a BC of .212 and a launch speed of 1050;
    Drop; 299 feet
    Drop below POA assuming an arbitrary 42 yard zero; 290 feet
    Velocity at impact; 389 fps
    Energy at impact; 49 ft lbs (still enough to hurt bad)

    I’ve tried a 10mm pistol at 500 yards once, and saw the impacts in dirt waaaay below point of aim. With a lot of practice I’d call it “effective harassment range”.

    You should totally practice with a pistol at 50, 75 and 100 yards or more though, ’cause there you still have good hit probabilities.

  3. SPQR Says:

    1000 round?

  4. Lyle Says:

    SPQR; maybe that too. Or maybe Jerry only required 100.

    The biggest problem in trying this sort of thing is often that it is impossible to see where most of the bullets are landing.

    Another number. Assuming an average group size of 2″ @ 25 (which is considered good for a handgun) it would be 80″ @ 1,000 yards with perfectly consistent air between gun and target and perfectly consistent MV and BC (going on the theory that SD and BC matter not all at 25) . A little bit of wind or pockets of different air, some MV and BC variation, and that 80″ group opens up significantly.

    Most of us will shoot to an average of more like 5″ or so at 25, so that’s a minimum average group size of 200″, or around 17 feet, @ 1,000. Even fired from a machine rest some pistol/ammo combos won’t do better than that, so this is truly a roll of the dice sort of proposition.

  5. Mike Says:

    That’s a badass shot from a badass shooter.

  6. JTC Says:

    As SPQR riffed on your original typo, with 1000 tries a lot of us might luck into a hit.

    But with Mic luck has little to do with it. Man’s a god.