We here at Red Dot Arms have all shot pretty much everything in our inventory and beyond. Some of us have shot extensively in military hardware too. You can imagine, with our training courses, inventory, and enthusiasts who are employees, we have a plethora of expert shooters. This one leaves us scratching our heads!
From Dan Cannon @ gunssavelives.net:
"Long range shooting has really come a long way in recent years with the improvement of range finder technology, ballistics software, better optics and newer rounds, such as the .338 Lapua. Combine all of these together in the hands of a shooter who knows what they’re doing and you can make some magic happen.
Liveleak user Grizzman uploaded the above video on Sunday and it has quickly gone viral, getting over 100,000 views in less than 24 hours.
According to the stats from the video, the bullet was in flight for over 4 seconds before striking its target.
Here is the description from the video:
A few days ago I took out the 338 Lapua and attempted the 2500 yard shot. So I placed the target at 2530 yards or 1.43 miles away, at that distance the bullet flight time is almost 4.5 seconds! Made a short video that I think you guys will enjoy.
I went out early in the morning to beat the mirage, luckly [sic] there was very little wind around 3-4 mph coming from the left, I dialed 2.6 mils Left. I had to dialed the maximum elevation my scope (Nightforce NXS 5.5-22×56 MIL/MIL) had at 27.4 mils then held over 2.5 mils on the reticle to get me to 29.9 mils.
I really hope you guys enjoy the video, please comment or ask any questions you may have…….and let me know what you think! Thanks for watching!
Impressive to say the least."