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Old 06-02-2016, 04:55 PM   #1
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.308 Remington 700 ~ 1012-Yard Shot At A Gallon Of Milk!

http://weaponsmedia.com/archives/6073

I do realize that there are a few people here appreciate what a skilled marksman can achieve.

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http://www.warhistoryonline.com/hist...feet-away.html
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Old 06-03-2016, 09:48 AM   #2
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how many shots? at what range, in a gusty wind, with his life riding on it, would he like to bet , hmm? how to you know, when you HaVE to fire, that it will be daylight, no wind, no mirage, no target movement? who says you won't be ducking incoming fire? who says you'll have ear protection, or time to range the shot(much less miss half a dozen times)? and you claim EYE live in a fantasy? it's a FACT that the dollar is worth less than 1/60th of what it was 100 years ago, and there's NO risk of it falling apart, right? you're a moron if you believe that.
 
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100 years ago, a $20 bill bought an oz of gold. Now there's at LEAST 10x as much gold, but it takes 60 of those same $20 bills to buy that same oz of gold.
 
 
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These are just a couple examples of what practiced marksman can accomplish that's all. I never made any claims that anyone here could do it.
 
Old 06-03-2016, 11:31 AM   #5
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how many shots? at what range, in a gusty wind, with his life riding on it, would he like to bet , hmm? how to you know, when you HaVE to fire, that it will be daylight, no wind, no mirage, no target movement? who says you won't be ducking incoming fire? who says you'll have ear protection, or time to range the shot(much less miss half a dozen times)? and you claim EYE live in a fantasy? it's a FACT that the dollar is worth less than 1/60th of what it was 100 years ago, and there's NO risk of it falling apart, right? you're a moron if you believe that.
Read the story. It was in a combat setting. There were all kinds of variables. What a SHOT!
 
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100 years ago, a $20 bill bought an oz of gold. Now there's at LEAST 10x as much gold, but it takes 60 of those same $20 bills to buy that same oz of gold.
What has this got to do with a remarkable Sniper shot???
 
Old 06-03-2016, 01:11 PM   #7
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100 years ago, a $20 bill bought an oz of gold. Now there's at LEAST 10x as much gold, but it takes 60 of those same $20 bills to buy that same oz of gold.
Look at it compared to other products, rather than compared to $20 bills. An ounce of gold will buy a very nice suit now; that was also true a century ago and during Roman times.

An ounce of gold will buy 2 good handguns now. An 1873 Colt was $13, so an ounce of gold (a "$20" gold piece) would buy 1 1/2 of the newest-tech handguns of that day, or buy one of the 1873's plus a $13 nickel-plated backup derringer. Pretty close to now, as far as buying power.

An ounce of gold will buy (over the counter) around 1000-1200 rounds of .44 or .45 ammo nowadays. An ounce of gold in 1875 would buy a little over 1,000 rounds of .44-40 ammo. Pretty close.

An ounce of gold will buy around 250-300 lbs of roast beef nowadays ($4 or so a pound). An ounce of gold in the 1870's or so would only buy 175-200 lbs of beef. Pretty close; actually cheaper now than then.

An ounce of gold is roughly 100 hours (12 days) of blue-collar labor nowadays at $12 or so per hour. Average blue collar wage in 1870 was $1.70 a day; so a $20 gold piece was 11.7 days' average pay. Pretty close again.

If we were still on the gold standard, an ounce of gold would still buy a couple handguns or a really good suit; it just would have a lower dollar-figure attached to it than it does now.
 
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It's doable.

My usual long range warm up is one shot, cold bore, at 600-700 yards on a reduced steel profile.

Definitely doable with heavier cartridges. That's a nice shot with a .308 if it was a single attempt.
 
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