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What you need to shoot 5000 yds

Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by GunnyGene, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene Distinguished Poster

    Interesting video interview with ULR shooter, about the equipment needed to shoot 5000 yds +. About 6 minutes.

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  2. steve2112

    steve2112 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    5,000 yards? I'm thinking a Howitzer will do the trick.

  3. Mesquite

    Mesquite Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Abrams tank? Might be good
  4. Mesquite

    Mesquite Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    GEEZ, some set up.
    Did he say comes with 308,300 Win or 338 mag?
  5. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene Distinguished Poster

    Don't know about his rifle, but the guys into this use some very high end equipment, including wildcat handloaded Cheytac ammo and similar. .338 Lapua just ain't gudnuf for this kind of shooting. Here's a link that goes into this in a little more detail: New Website for Extreme Long Range — ELR Central « Daily Bulletin
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  6. oO_Rogue_Oo

    oO_Rogue_Oo Distinguished Poster

    Yeah can switch barrels in those 3 calibers AND its a 1/4 minute gun right out of the box
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  7. Mesquite

    Mesquite Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Just know that eentire setup is way out of my pay grade :yeah:
  8. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene Distinguished Poster

    Yeah, this ain't something us mere mortals can afford. But it's interesting to read about the state of the art. I expect that some of this equipment will find it's way into the military eventually, and we'll hear about a 3 mile sniper shot in some far off battlefield.
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  9. TheBouncer1111

    TheBouncer1111 Distinguished Poster

    to answer the original question...

    What do you need to shoot at 5000yrd ranges?..... $$$$$$$$$$$$
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  10. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene Distinguished Poster

    Yep. :D
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  11. osiek

    osiek Distinguished Poster

    Cuz you can :)
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  12. 94LEVERFAN

    94LEVERFAN Distinguished Poster

    If I need to kill something or somebody at 5000 yards, I will call in a B-52 strike. Not pretty, but way more effective than me wasting ammo at that range, lol.
  13. Jarhead5811

    Jarhead5811 Rational Anarchist MSGO Supporter

    If I needed to wanted shoot something 5000 yards away, I would likely start by traveling 4500 of those yards :p
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  14. 94LEVERFAN

    94LEVERFAN Distinguished Poster

    Yes Sir, well said. I would probably travel 4800 yds tho, lol.
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