New 1000yd B R world record set.

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  1. artabr

    artabr New Member

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    On 4-18-09 a new Heavy Gun 1000 Yard 10 shot Bench Rest world record was set.

    Joel Pendergraft shot a 10 shot group from a rest that measured 3.048"

    He was shooting a .300 Ackley Improved.
    This was shot at the Hawks Ridge 1000 yd. Bench Rest Club.

    http://benchrest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60964



    Art
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    Absolutely Awesome Markmanship!
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    I do need to add that this is not a standard type rifle. This gun is mounted in both a front and rear rest and probably weights 50 pounds or more. That being said, he was still still fighting distance, wind, ect.


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    incredible results, thanks for sharing Art. :)
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    Wow thats crazy good shooting but look at that rifle!!!! what is that a 60mm thick bull barrel. So it takes mad skill a crazy thick barrel and a rifle thats bolted down more than the cables on the Brooklyn Bridge to make a group like that at 1000 yards.

    I'm just curious what group you would get if you used a round with a much higher BC than the 300 Ackley Improved like a .408 chey tac or .416 Barrett in a rig like that? Because the BC for those rounds is about 1.1 thus its less effected by external forces.
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    That's what makes our sport so much fun. All the mechanical help in the world, and you still have to dope the wind, and light correctly if you want to win.
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    Interesting gun....
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    Joel Pendergraft shot a 10 shot group from a rest that measured 3.048"
    That sure is a little shooting rest how big was his group?
    just joking ha ha
    very good shooting
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