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A buddy of mine lives in Brenham, Tx. + he sent me this article from Sunday's sports page about a young lady, Lauren Stroud who along with her husband is involved in long-range shooting + has just accomplished the 3 mile shot. To read the article pull up sports@brenhambanner.com. This article was in Sundays 26th paper.


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Well with enough time, money, will and a place to do it.

Why not.
 
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Does the article say how big the target was?


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What I have learned on AR, since 2001:
1. The proper answer to: Where is the best place in town to get a steak dinner? is…You should go to Mel's Diner and get the fried chicken.
2. Big game animals can tell the difference between .015 of an inch in diameter, 15 grains of bullet weight, and 150 fps.
3. There is a difference in the performance of two identical projectiles launched at the same velocity if they came from different cartridges.
4. While a double rifle is the perfect DGR, every 375HH bolt gun needs to be modified to carry at least 5 down.
5. While a floor plate and detachable box magazine both use a mechanical latch, only the floor plate latch is reliable. Disregard the fact that every modern military rifle uses a detachable box magazine.
6. The Remington 700 is unreliable regardless of the fact it is the basis of the USMC M40 sniper rifle for 40+ years with no changes to the receiver or extractor and is the choice of more military and law enforcement sniper units than any other rifle.
7. PF actions are not suitable for a DGR and it is irrelevant that the M1, M14, M16, & AK47 which were designed for hunting men that can shoot back are all PF actions.
8. 95 deg F in Africa is different than 95 deg F in TX or CA and that is why you must worry about ammunition temperature in Africa (even though most safaris take place in winter) but not in TX or in CA.
9. The size of a ding in a gun's finish doesn't matter, what matters is whether it’s a safe ding or not.
10. 1 in a row is a trend, 2 in a row is statistically significant, and 3 in a row is an irrefutable fact.
11. Never buy a WSM or RCM cartridge for a safari rifle or your go to rifle in the USA because if they lose your ammo you can't find replacement ammo but don't worry 280 Rem, 338-06, 35 Whelen, and all Weatherby cartridges abound in Africa and back country stores.
12. A well hit animal can run 75 yds. in the open and suddenly drop with no initial blood trail, but the one I shot from 100 yds. away that ran 10 yds. and disappeared into a thicket and was not found was lost because the bullet penciled thru. I am 100% certain of this even though I have no physical evidence.
13. A 300 Win Mag is a 500 yard elk cartridge but a 308 Win is not a 300 yard elk cartridge even though the same bullet is travelling at the same velocity at those respective distances.
 
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Mike, the young lady's pic holding the bullet kneeling next to the target that appeared to be about 2' square. That was why I posted the papers website so all could see the pics of her + her husband, rifles, etc.
P-dog, several years ago I was out in the country + saw a glider coming to earth in a pasture so I drove over to see if anyone needed assistance. They had walked off but painted on the side of the fuselage was the caption, "The difference between men + boys are the price of their toys."


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Randy,

Thanks. Just FYI, you can't read the article without creating an account. I never assume that the picture in the "headline menu" is going to be 100% relevant to the actual content of an article.


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What I have learned on AR, since 2001:
1. The proper answer to: Where is the best place in town to get a steak dinner? is…You should go to Mel's Diner and get the fried chicken.
2. Big game animals can tell the difference between .015 of an inch in diameter, 15 grains of bullet weight, and 150 fps.
3. There is a difference in the performance of two identical projectiles launched at the same velocity if they came from different cartridges.
4. While a double rifle is the perfect DGR, every 375HH bolt gun needs to be modified to carry at least 5 down.
5. While a floor plate and detachable box magazine both use a mechanical latch, only the floor plate latch is reliable. Disregard the fact that every modern military rifle uses a detachable box magazine.
6. The Remington 700 is unreliable regardless of the fact it is the basis of the USMC M40 sniper rifle for 40+ years with no changes to the receiver or extractor and is the choice of more military and law enforcement sniper units than any other rifle.
7. PF actions are not suitable for a DGR and it is irrelevant that the M1, M14, M16, & AK47 which were designed for hunting men that can shoot back are all PF actions.
8. 95 deg F in Africa is different than 95 deg F in TX or CA and that is why you must worry about ammunition temperature in Africa (even though most safaris take place in winter) but not in TX or in CA.
9. The size of a ding in a gun's finish doesn't matter, what matters is whether it’s a safe ding or not.
10. 1 in a row is a trend, 2 in a row is statistically significant, and 3 in a row is an irrefutable fact.
11. Never buy a WSM or RCM cartridge for a safari rifle or your go to rifle in the USA because if they lose your ammo you can't find replacement ammo but don't worry 280 Rem, 338-06, 35 Whelen, and all Weatherby cartridges abound in Africa and back country stores.
12. A well hit animal can run 75 yds. in the open and suddenly drop with no initial blood trail, but the one I shot from 100 yds. away that ran 10 yds. and disappeared into a thicket and was not found was lost because the bullet penciled thru. I am 100% certain of this even though I have no physical evidence.
13. A 300 Win Mag is a 500 yard elk cartridge but a 308 Win is not a 300 yard elk cartridge even though the same bullet is travelling at the same velocity at those respective distances.
 
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Mike, I was not aware of that so thanks for pointing it out. What additional info I can pass on from the article is that in appearance it resembles a Barrett 50 BMG. It is chambered in one I've never heard of; 375 EnABELR w/ a 40" K+P bbl., 1/7 twist, Candex CDX-40 shadow action w/ a Triggerteck Diamond trigger, topped w/ a Leupold MK5 5-25. Her husband is affiliated with DI Precision in Brenhan, Tx. It sounds like they work with our snipers. Perhaps pulling up DI Precision will give more info. Hope this helps.


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I saw a YouTube a few weeks back of her making the shot. Time and money is all it takes.
 
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Yep, one more fact of life. Wink


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It ain't three miles, but it is two. Hell, I will be taxing all my faculties to shoot someday in a 1,000-yard match.

https://www.nrawc.org/events/items/king-of-2-mile/


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Bill, that reminds me of an old man I used to work for eons ago who actually had a mail order subscription to the "National Enquirer" + he believed every word; when I told him one time that it was all B.S. he said back, "Well, they can't print it if it's not true." He came from a different time.


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Bill, I agree; my 0ld eyes will not do the distance. Just for the sake of argument, I am sending you the newspaper article that my buddy sent me. Make your own judgement as I did from the materials provided. Best wishes, Randy.


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Originally posted by Bill/Oregon:
It ain't three miles, but it is two. Hell, I will be taxing all my faculties to shoot someday in a 1,000-yard match.

https://www.nrawc.org/events/items/king-of-2-mile/


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True with "the right equipment". That brings to mind another era of Marines shooting the 1000 yd range with stock 1903's + M1's open-sighted.


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Saeed, the equipment I have in mind is either a Remington Rolling Block in .44-77 (black powder and paper-patched bullet) or a muzzleloading target rifle in .451, both to be equipped with spirit level front sight and Vernier tang rear. Oh, and a younger person to help me up from the prone position!

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I identify with the latter. I remember George Burns said, "When you get to be my age + you bend over to tie your shoes, you ask yourself if there is anything else I can do while I'm down here."


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