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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:34 am 
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To be honest. I'm not that impressed, and far from a world record I would think. I think any half competent rifle shooter could duplicate that, given about a 100 shots with a dusty backstop to plot the fall of shot.

Think about the Sandybrook rifle trials of 1879:

THE SHOOTER at the heavy bench rest squinted as he aligned his .45-70 Allin-Springfield Model 1873 Army rifle on the distant target. The rifle fore-stock and barrel was cradled in a rest; the butt was supported by his shoulder. The rear sight was flipped up to its full height, so with no stock support for his head, the rifle tester from Springfield Armory worked carefully to align high rear and low muzzle sight on the speck that was the target - a surveyed 2,500 yards distant.
Holding his breath, he squeezed the 7-pound trigger. The rifle fired, and some 15 seconds later, signals from the target indicated that his shot had struck well inside the 6-foot diameter bullseye on a target well over a mile away!


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I remember reading about .303's being shot at long distance at a white disk painted on a rock possibly between islands here in the UK as well. I also heard of the 'longest kill' with a .303 that albeit incredibly lucky/unlucky was reckoned to be a couple of miles, this time a P14 in standard trim.

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Being old does not make a firearm inaccurate most modern shooting is all about reinventing the wheel albeit with some different manufacturing process, usually to benefit the bean counters rather than the gun owner/shooter, and the odd new material.

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