Skip to comments.Long-range Shooting Instructor Ryan Cleckner’s Amazing 1,000-Yard Shot ~ Video
Posted on 06/22/2013 8:34:34 AM PDT by B4Ranch
NEWTOWN, Conn --(Ammoland.com)- NSSFs video playlist features alot of tips that take the mystery out of long-range shooting.
But do these techniques really work? In this video shot at the Texas Triggers range, Ryan Cleckner, well known to Pull The Trigger subscribers for his long-range shooting tips, applies the fundamentals he preaches to make an incredible 1,000-yard hit.
Though we dont recommend shooting the Barrett 50 off-hand at 1,000-yard targets, Ryan proves that by applying the fundamentals of shooting, anything is possible.
It is a fantastic and amazing shot, but also complete luck. Most people have no concept of how far 1000 yards is, nor how small the target looks at that distance. I guarantee this guy could not make this shot again if he had 100 tries to do so.
Impressive and maybe a little bit lucky to do that on the first shot.
I guarantee this guy could not make this shot again if he had 100 tries to do so.
Maybe not standing but prone, yes.
Look closely at the optics system; BORS w/ powerful Leupold glass. It’s doable. I’ve done it with my Barret, in prone position, equipped with the BORS.
A lot of empty casings on the ground. Would be a better video if we could see the shooter and target in the same frames.
Does the Newtown, CT dateline make any sense here? Was this hacked?
I am absolutely amazed he did this with a Barrett off hand, that is one heck of a huge hunk of steel to have in your hands, much less to shoot in your hands.
Wildest Saturday I ever had was with a group of long shooters, a collection of black powder Enfield rifled muskets with open iron sights, and eight of the 12 shooters get at least 4 hits on the iron silhouette at a thousand yards, firing off hand.
Could I still do this today? Doubtful; my eyesight has gone just a bit too far to pick out the target at a thousand yards. But I as amazed at how well the event and instruction went, taking a group of 100 yard shooters, giving good detailed instructions, and seeing the application of that instruction in that silhouette ringing again and again as the 530 grain bullet struck home.
Still, you have to admit, this guy is much more likely to make that 1 in 100 lucky shot than any of the rest of us. Kind of like the odds of Tiger Woods hitting a hole in one versus a bunch of amateurs. The guy is definitely skilled!
It is always encouraging to see people improve their shooting skills. I wish we had more instructors who were as good at the range as they are in their own minds. Point shooting with handguns and long range shooting with rifles have always been my two favorite areas. These days, like you, my eyes are out to pasture. They work good enough for me to do the basics.
Cleckner is a long-range rifle instructor at Texas Triggers in West Texas. He performed the incredible half-mile shot at a Texas Triggers spring event. He took up the challenge after constant urging from guests and staff to demonstrate his skills with the long range rifle by shooting "off-hand," that is, in a standing position instead of lying down, which is more convenient for handling the 37-pound rifle.
Ryan agrees reluctantly, saying it isn't likely he would hit the target. But he hits it with just one shot.
As Shock Mansion puts it, when you are up against a sniper of Ryan's class, "don't try to run, you'd only die tired."
No, I don’t think so.
“I guarantee this guy could not make this shot again if he had 100 tries to do so.”
It’s good, and humbling, to be reminded that a “Special Few” have a unique ability us mortals do not share.
Or perhaps, the gravity, the weight of some words must be different, MUCH different, for some of us.
Jealousy is a painful burden to bear.
I may be dating myself . . . but OUTSTANDING!
The more one practices the luckier they become.
Do it again.
Ryan is no amateur shooter.
All you have to do is calculate for windage; BORS does the rest.
The flags downrange at both ranges help with that:
Not only that, but look at who he is instructing. That tall guy in the green shirt at the end of the video is Colby Donaldson, host of the History Channel’s Top Shot program. You’re looking at the best of the best talent when Colby gets involved. He brings in some great names.