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Hit it on the 69th try. I gotta wonder how close they got with each successive try?
look at the scope mount base.....wowSo the average speed of the bullet was 968 per second. (23,232 feet divided by 24 seconds equal 968.) For you math specialists, if the starting feet per second was 3,300, what was the speed of the bullet when it hit the bulls eye?
Second, how many inches/feet of drop was there at 4.4 miles/23,232 feet?
Me too, I was thinking 3,000 or less but just ducking around for a worse case estimate. Some where I think I read a typical .300 would drop about 24 to 26 feet in a mile. Just trying to get an idea what kind of angle hold over those boys were using. Maybe the target was a 300 feet below the muzzle. I’m just guessing that that bullet hit at a 45 angle or more.Looked like a 1/2” hole…..I doubt a 50 left that fast…
I was wondering if gravity might be causing it to be accelerating again but I figured if that was the case it would be tumbling which it doesn’t look like it was.Towards the end of the flight path, the bullet is dropping nearly as fast as it is going vertical. At least per the example above.
Is that true? If they held one barrel at a 80 degree and another barrel at a 35 degree angle, would both bullets hit the ground at the same time....the gravity acceleration was constant from the time it left the barrel.....
Best guess. The angle of that scope looks like the barrels pretty much right in the line of sight. So, mirrors? Now tell me how to zero that damn thing !!!Ya- that is pretty crazy to think about. I'm surprised the scope didn't have to be mounted at an even higher angle. But then again- what are those devices on the front of the scope?
I like your guess. Might even have been a kluge after miscalculating the approximate angle/height of the scope mount. If they had gotten close with the existing mount, but were just barely pointed into the muzzle after copious honing in- they chose to extend the objective view with mirrors/lenses rather than start over with a higher mount.Best guess. The angle of that scope looks like the barrels pretty much right in the line of sight. So, mirrors? Now tell me how to zero that damn thing !!!
It is mind boggling, two years of effort, calculations and experimentation. Even thought I would not understand much of it I would like to read a list of all the variables they used to get it done. Maybe some day they publish a list. I respect their effort even though they seemed to admit it probably isn’t repeatable on a first shot basis.But zeroing in is the least of their problem. No matter how calm the wind/airflow was, the deflection caused by just 1 mph airflow would have been many, many feet at 7700 yards. And even if they could accurately measure the airflow at 20 intervals before the shot, airflow would change from the time they measured it, calculated it and fired. Then over 24 seconds, there would be more very slight changes in airflows over the bullet path. If they were perfectly zeroed in, it would take 69 shots to get lucky enough for the actual airflows to match wherever they aimed.
Oh you mean like shooting or hunting? haha“Together, we’ve spent over 1,500 hours in research, highs and lows, blood, sweat, excitement and tears, with dozens of amazingly gifted people and businesses personally invested in the goal,” Austin said.
Just think if they would have used that amount of time and resources to do something that is actually beneficial. What a waste of time...
Good point. Considering, for example, there are people who spend their lives "curling", this seems like a great use of time.Oh you mean like shooting or hunting? haha
Unless we're at our jobs or with family, it's all just for entertainment or personal satisfaction (bragging rights).
It's not something to which I aspire but I certainly understand the and marvel at the undertaking.
Easy there Michelangelo, coming from the land of horse shoes, shuffleboard, bocce, darts, testicle toss, corn hole, and countless other games of physical endurance and intellectual enlightenment, curling’s not for the passive nor those in need of back or shoulder surgery.Good point. Considering, for example, there are people who spend their lives "curling", this seems like a great use of time.
When I was a kid in Wyoming, dad would take me out to the draws in the sagelands to shoot jack rabbits off hand - IN FREAKING JANUARY. Told me it would teach me to shoot, and build character. I'm a character alright...Easy there Michelangelo, coming from the land of horse shoes, shuffleboard, bocce, darts, testicle toss, corn hole, and countless other games of physical endurance and intellectual enlightenment, curling’s not for the passive nor those in need of back or shoulder surgery.
I’d like to see you play a little yard bocce when it’s -30 F and there’s a foot of snow on the ground.
Good old Central Utah ingenuity.So…… because I’m too dumb to solve problems the traditional way, with mathematics and physics, I have to use other means.
I decide where my bullet needed to land, at 4.4 miles, put out the spotters, and start walking my shots into the distance by aiming at the same left and right direction, keep elevating each shot until the bullets started hitting around the 4.4 mile area. Then I’d lock the rifle into a vice, and move the target to that spot. Don’t need to sight it in, just lock it down and set the target where it’s landing.
That give a few more details. Tks homerA team of long-range shooting experts in Wyoming set what appears to be the new world record for the longest rifle shot ever completed: 7,774 yards or 4.4 miles. Scott Austin and Shepard Humphries led the team from Nomad Rifleman, a shooting range and instruction center based in Jackson Hole...www.themeateater.com