That is one long shot

I think I got this video via  Bob Owens, but I forget. He gets the hat tip anyway.

That is a 2 mile shot. This is not an easy shot because of the many things that can affect the bullet’s trajectory, up and including the Earth’s rotational movement.

But if you still have issues imagining the shot, let’s try this to make it a bit more real: Go to Google Maps, find where you live or another reference point and do the following:

To see the distance between points in the new Google Maps, use the right-click menu.

  1. Open Google Maps, and click  in the search box to start with a clean map.
  2. Right-click on your starting point.
  3. Click Measure distance.
     If you don’t see the Measure distance option, go to the alternate instructions at the bottom of this page.
  4. Click anywhere on the map to create a path you want to measure. Click to add additional measuring points.
  5. [Optional] Drag a point to move it, or click a point to remove it.
  6. Look under the search box for the total distance in both miles (mi) and kilometers (km).

When done, click the in the card under the search box or right-click on the map and select Clear measurement.

 

This should give you a nice, movable ruler. Now check all the things that are 2 miles away from your home. Once you are done playing a bit, retrieve your jaw to its natural closed position.

Now that is a shot.

4 Replies to “That is one long shot”

  1. Using stats from the Cheytac website (350gr projectile with a BC of 0.988 at 2950fps), and an iPhone ballistics calculator, if sighted in at 100 yards, on a horizontal plane, that’s a 190moa holdover, or roughly a 583ft holdover. He’s doing a more than 1/10th of a mile holdover to shoot 2 miles. And in his case, he’s not on a horizontal plane and he has wind, procession, among other things, to contend with. Holy crap!




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