600 Yards with a 1911?

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by aa1911, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. lilmule

    lilmule New Member

    Aug 24, 2012

  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Man, that is an impressive read!! I'm feel mighty lucky to get eight rounds in a black 8 inch target at 50 yards!
  3. Big Chevy

    Big Chevy Member

    Mar 10, 2012
    S.W. Florida
    Wow that's insane.
  4. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

  5. Albtraum

    Albtraum Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2011
    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.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2012
  6. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    And to do it 8 out of 10 times?????????
  7. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    can't even imagine trying to dope the wind for a .45 slug meandering downrange...

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

    Maine04657 New Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    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.
  9. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    I don't think I could see the target at 600 yards.
  10. targetacqmgt

    targetacqmgt New Member

    Sep 21, 2012
    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.
  11. targetacqmgt

    targetacqmgt New Member

    Sep 21, 2012
    I KNOW bloody well I could not:D
  12. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I regularly shoot my 1911s at 200 yds.. The dope required is crazy. I suppose its possible but Im kinda not buying it.
  13. WHSmithIV

    WHSmithIV Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2012
    Moore, Idaho
    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......
  14. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    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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