600 Yards with a 1911?

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  1. aa1911

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    lilmule New Member

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    Thats unreal
  3. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Man, that is an impressive read!! I'm feel mighty lucky to get eight rounds in a black 8 inch target at 50 yards!
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    Wow that's insane.
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    I wonder what angle the pistol is held at when going for 600 yards... like 30-45 degrees? lol

    230gr'ers going 900 FPS are going to want to drop like a cannonball. Plus a bad ballistic coefficient. That's pretty remarkable to make such a shot.
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  7. graehaven

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    And to do it 8 out of 10 times?????????
  8. aa1911

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    can't even imagine trying to dope the wind for a .45 slug meandering downrange...

    OK, fifty clicks right, forty two clicks up...
  9. Maine04657

    Maine04657 New Member

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    Over the years I have learned to shoot my 1911 out to 100 yards with consistency. But 600? I would try it but imagine a whole new learning curve.
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    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I don't think I could see the target at 600 yards.
  11. targetacqmgt

    targetacqmgt New Member

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    The only thing I can figure the shooter was a "natural" marksman or one who has boucou pistol firing experience like thousands of rounds every year since he/she was a wee bern.
  12. targetacqmgt

    targetacqmgt New Member

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    I KNOW bloody well I could not:D
  13. JLA

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    I regularly shoot my 1911s at 200 yds.. The dope required is crazy. I suppose its possible but Im kinda not buying it.
  14. WHSmithIV

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    Very very cool. I think at 600 yards I could maybe hit a bus with 2 out of 10 shots and off the shelf ammo with my 1911 - maybe......
  15. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I don't know Josh, I am thinking it could be done. I took a pot shot at a running coyote at 300+/- yards with my SpringfieldXD 45. I tried to hold about 12" high and I hit just above his hind quarters at about 1" high. The Hornady ballistics calculator show's that at 600 yards you would need to hold 40.1" high.

    I am going to try it next time out.
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