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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:34 am    Post subject: TONIGHT Looong distance shot Reply with quote

tonight on "COWBOYS" 7:00 PM Eastern (and again at 11:30)

Billy Dixon's long range shot dropped an indian off his horse at an amazing 1538 yards with a Sharps rifle

Love this show ( But I'm sure this country - and the world - would be a better place if the indians had won.)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:50 am    Post subject: Re: TONIGHT Looong distance shot Reply with quote

That's what I'd call a lob with one of them....aim fer the moon, Slim! *baloopmph!*
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:38 pm    Post subject: Re: TONIGHT Looong distance shot Reply with quote

Check this out too. usarmorment.com/pdf/45-70.pdf

Gotta love the .45-70!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:51 am    Post subject: Re: TONIGHT Looong distance shot Reply with quote

Interesting article, Pumpkinslinger. It must have required some interesting sights to reach these distances. Note the rifle butt stock is held under the arm.

"The firing was done by Mr. R.T Hare of Springfield Armory who has the enviable
distinction, so far as is known, of being the only person in the world who has hit
the 'Bull's-Eye' six feet in diameter at 2,500 yards with three different rifles, and
who has ever fired at and hit so small a target as that described in this report at
3,200 yards.

In comparison with this, all other so-called 'long range firing' pales into
insignificance. The gun was held under the arm, a muzzle rest only being used."
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:03 am    Post subject: Re: TONIGHT Looong distance shot Reply with quote

Thanks, Pumpkinslinger, that's a great article.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: TONIGHT Looong distance shot Reply with quote

Loved the 45-70 !!

I shot them at subsonic, and can snipe at rabbit heads up to about 75 meters away.

If I can remember the trajectory and IF I can guess the distance correctly,
it could reliably kill a buffalo cleanly at least at 700 meters away.

Throwing brick sized projectile slow and steady without much recoil is definitely addictive to me Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject: Re: TONIGHT Looong distance shot Reply with quote

slimjim wrote:
Note the rifle butt stock is held under the arm.

Actually Slim, the butt-stock is supported by his shoulder.

"The rifle fore-stock and barrel was cradled in a rest; the butt was supported by his shoulder."

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: TONIGHT Looong distance shot Reply with quote

gelandangan wrote:
Actually Slim, the butt-stock is supported by his shoulder.

I thought it was held under the arm for the 3200 yard shot. On the shoulder but head not resting on the stock for those around 2000 yards.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: TONIGHT Looong distance shot Reply with quote

You are right Slim, I reckon for that long distance shot it would be impossible to rest head on stock
and still see the target due to the extreme elevation, unless it is a non standard stock.

Like you I found that it is very interesting to learn the sighting system he use for that long a shot..

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:02 pm    Post subject: Re: TONIGHT Looong distance shot Reply with quote

Morning gelandangan!!! Sun has set hear.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:35 am    Post subject: Re: TONIGHT Looong distance shot Reply with quote

wow that sure was some shooting. a large slow slug sure goes alot further than I would have thought.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:33 pm    Post subject: Re: TONIGHT Looong distance shot Reply with quote

As with any long shot the problem isn't really the distance it is getting the bullet to stop on target. Winds blowing from five different directions and at five different speeds and no way to measure them can keep you a long ways off the target.
That military sniper that shot the longest kill shot ever said it all - "it was a lucky shot" even with a spotter and the right training and equipment at the very long ranges it can come down to luck of the draw.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:41 am    Post subject: Re: TONIGHT Long distance shot Reply with quote

Interesting posts. I wonder if Billy Dixon could have duplicated that shot. All the best...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: TONIGHT Looong distance shot Reply with quote

And then there's this:



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:05 pm    Post subject: Re: TONIGHT Looong distance shot Reply with quote

Need some great equipment to get performance like that.

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