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Long-range Shooting Instructor Ryan Cleckner’s Amazing 1,000-Yard Shot ~ Video
http://www.ammoland.com/2013/06/long-range-shooting-instructor-ryan-cleckners-amazing-1000-yard-shot ^ | Friday, June 21, 2013 | na

Posted on 06/22/2013 8:34:34 AM PDT by B4Ranch

NEWTOWN, Conn --(Ammoland.com)- NSSF’s 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 don’t recommend shooting the Barrett 50 off-hand at 1,000-yard targets, Ryan proves that by applying the fundamentals of shooting, anything is possible.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Sports
KEYWORDS: banglist; barrett; guncontrol; secondamendment; sourcetitlenoturl; topshot
I am a fan of the .50. Didn't believe this was possible.
1 posted on 06/22/2013 8:34:34 AM PDT by B4Ranch
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To: B4Ranch
Wow.....

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2 posted on 06/22/2013 8:39:12 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: b4its2late

LOL


3 posted on 06/22/2013 8:52:43 AM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: B4Ranch

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJUaiRIEduNXoal2_PkBZi0vDCIcEPxUn


4 posted on 06/22/2013 8:53:50 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: B4Ranch

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.


5 posted on 06/22/2013 8:54:14 AM PDT by Scutter
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To: B4Ranch

Impressive and maybe a little bit lucky to do that on the first shot.


6 posted on 06/22/2013 8:56:06 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Scutter

I guarantee this guy could not make this shot again if he had 100 tries to do so.


Maybe not standing but prone, yes.


7 posted on 06/22/2013 8:58:29 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Scutter

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.

http://www.barrett.net/optics/bors


8 posted on 06/22/2013 9:03:26 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: B4Ranch

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.


9 posted on 06/22/2013 9:04:03 AM PDT by fso301
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To: B4Ranch

Does the Newtown, CT dateline make any sense here? Was this hacked?


10 posted on 06/22/2013 9:08:14 AM PDT by Neanderthal
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To: B4Ranch

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.


11 posted on 06/22/2013 9:14:36 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Scutter

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!


12 posted on 06/22/2013 9:30:10 AM PDT by Bob Mc
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To: kingu

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.


13 posted on 06/22/2013 9:50:33 AM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: Scutter
Google his name before you belittle the man's capabilities. I'm guessing that he could probably repeat the shot one out of five attempts. He's well known for his long range shooting skills.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/351430

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."


14 posted on 06/22/2013 10:08:46 AM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: Neanderthal

No, I don’t think so.


15 posted on 06/22/2013 10:09:30 AM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: Scutter

“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.


16 posted on 06/22/2013 10:33:20 AM PDT by InkStone (Omni Vivum Ex Surfboard)
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To: B4Ranch

Impressed me!


17 posted on 06/22/2013 10:35:53 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: B4Ranch

I may be dating myself . . . but OUTSTANDING!


18 posted on 06/22/2013 10:40:24 AM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: Scutter

The more one practices the luckier they become.


19 posted on 06/22/2013 10:44:52 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: B4Ranch
I used to shoot .22s at a 1000 yard range, but prone with a sandbag. I am skeptical of this merely because of essential fine hand tremor.
20 posted on 06/22/2013 11:17:52 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: B4Ranch

Do it again.


21 posted on 06/22/2013 11:42:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Scutter

Ryan is no amateur shooter.


22 posted on 06/22/2013 11:48:38 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: carriage_hill
After determining the range to target, simply turn the elevation knob until the BORS screen matches your target's distance. Internal sensors automatically calculate the ballistic solution. BORS compensates for temperature and barometric pressure, calculates angle cosine and displays rifle cant.
23 posted on 06/22/2013 11:51:02 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

All you have to do is calculate for windage; BORS does the rest.

The flags downrange at both ranges help with that:

http://www.pa1000yard.com/

&

http://www.mifflincosportsmens.com/default.htm

(http://www.fcsa.org/visitors/ranges.php)


24 posted on 06/22/2013 12:07:12 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: smokingfrog; B4Ranch

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.


25 posted on 06/22/2013 1:46:42 PM PDT by HiJinx (Just kill the bill, already...)
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sfl


26 posted on 06/22/2013 3:15:05 PM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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