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    2,158-Yard Shot, Sets New ELR World Record

    Not too shabby!

    Randy Wise Stuns With 2,158-Yard Shot, Sets New ELR World Record

    Wise was shooting a Savage Arms rifle, chambered in .338 Lapua with the stock 26-inch, 1:9-inch barrel, Accurate Rifle Systems chassis, Rempel bipod and Rifle Basics trigger. The scope was a Vortex Golden Eagle. And for his load, Wise used Lapua brass with Berger 300-grain hybrid bullets, Federal 215M primers and 90.5 grains of Retumbo powder. Ballistic solving was provided by Applied Ballistics.

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    The skill set, not to mention equipment, is pretty foreign to someone that has spent a lifetime shooting stuff “rapidly and accurately” and at virtual contact distance in comparison to this.

    Amazing stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    The skill set, not to mention equipment, is pretty foreign to someone that has spent a lifetime shooting stuff “rapidly and accurately” and at virtual contact distance in comparison to this.

    Amazing stuff.
    Yes, what training/experience I have, all focused on the former. Passed 300yard or so, different world to me, but always fascinated by it.
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    What's really impressive is he did it with a factory Savage .338, from the description it sounds like he was using the factory tube. And the Vortex glass while solid, is not even the top of Vortex's product line, let alone all the other Cadillac scope brands.

    Another example of how a skilled shooter can get results with moderately priced gear. Speaks to both his skill, *and* the breakthroughs in manufacturing, ballistic science and projectiles, etc., making it possible to get repeatable hits at distances that used to be almost unthinkable.

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    What is the criteria for a world record? I've seen shooters work up to that distance and beyond on E silhouettes. Never 3/3 from a cold bore though.
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    2,158-Yard Shot, Sets New ELR World Record

    Was this for a factory rifle?

    That yardage is easily enumerable for that round so?

    ETA: st beat me too it. Better than I can shoot so kudos

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST911 View Post
    What is the criteria for a world record? I've seen shooters work up to that distance and beyond on E silhouettes. Never 3/3 from a cold bore though.
    Had the same Q as first as I knew folks have made much longer shots than this--but it's 3 consecutive shots as noted. Hadn't heard of this org before but looks legit, a quick google turned out their site and standards. https://elrcentral.com/elr-record-setting-events/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST911 View Post
    What is the criteria for a world record? I've seen shooters work up to that distance and beyond on E silhouettes. Never 3/3 from a cold bore though.
    Any time I see "world record" in relation to LR shooting, my eyes roll. Too many things come across my FB feed of some outlandish yardage on a hand-picked day with an untold roundcount...target the size of a conversion fan.

    Props to this dude and his achievement/shooting none the less with very modest equipment. Good shootin' is still good shootin'

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    Great shot, no doubt, especially going 3 for 3 with a factory Savage.

    Looking a little closer, the phrase "ELR Central" in the wording of the record explains some of the questions you guys have raised. ELR Central is a website and FB group managed by Applied Ballistics, so the record is likely just within what's been shot at events they sponsor and that are run according to their rule set.

    https://elrcentral.com/about/


    And yeah, the whole ELR World Record thing does seem to be a little silly at times as there is no real standard (at least not to my knowledge).

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    What about that dudes that made 6000yard shot? How come that doesn’t count?

    http://americanshootingjournal.com/m...6-barrett/amp/
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