Matt Kline Shoots 2.815″ Record at 1000 Yards with 300 WSM

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Dec 27, 2013.


  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    I found this article while researching records, Man thats some shooting !

    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/...-with-300-wsm/
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Waugh!! Some shooting indeed, to go with very careful prep of the ammo.
     
  3. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Amazing, wonder what his "rifle" looks like. Some of these things are almost blocks of steel.
     
  4. Georgia_Boy

    Georgia_Boy Monkey+++

    That is an incredible record. 10 shots w/in 2.8" at 1000yds! I love to shoot for accuracy (my range is limited to 300 yds, but even if I spent the next 50 years practicing I'd never get close to his feat. Awesome.
    GB
     
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  5. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    MattKlineWorldRecord.

    tss8.

    7538d1350344473-bolt-action-gun-building-joelgun03a-1-.
     
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  6. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Very fancy Bench Rester, way cool and very good shooting.
     
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  7. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    It is amazing, but that's not even like shooting a rifle any more with a setup like that, it's more like comparing a M47 Dragon missile launcher to the vehicle mounted version (TOW). Granted, it's incredible grouping, and well earned. He still had to factor ballistics and coefficient, along with the making of the round, all kinds of skill involved. It's kind of hard to believe a rifle can be that accurate to 1000 yards, but guys like this pull it off!

    I still remember training for the M47 Dragon, and holding my breath while keeping the launcher steady and remaining on target even though the smoke blocked my vision wasn't easy, especially with those wire guided missiles. Today, the Javelin and other target systems make it much easier to destroy enemy armor, just point and shoot, get up and walk away. With the Dragon, the man operating it had to remain still until that missile hit the intended target. No easy task at all. Life expectancy was about as close to zero as one could get facing enemy tanks on the battlefield.
     
  8. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    That looks remarkably similar to a ballistics test rig.
     
  9. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    The bottom pic isnt his rifle, ive tried to edit it out and it remains, not sure what happened.
    the top two pics are of his rifle and scope.
     
  10. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    I hear ya, Ive fire the TOW and its hard not to follow the missile as it twists in your field of view as it goes down range.
     
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  11. Tyler Danann

    Tyler Danann Monkey

    As much as I respect the extreme range-target rifles purpose-built for it, I'll always be one to lean towards the every-day rifle for long-range targeting.
     
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  12. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    There are VERY Few, "Every-day Rifles" that can hit ANYTHING @ 1000Yds, especially in the hands, of the average Shooter. It not only takes a designed Weapon, but some very select Custom Loaded Ammunition. 90% of the ReLoaders do not have the SkillSet to make such a loading, with that level of consistency... ..... YMMV....
     
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  13. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Yeah, just purchasing a set of competition/match dies is enough to cause me to wince. And talking about knowledge, my old man probably forgot more about reloading than I will ever know. For anybody wanting to know more about long range accuracy, and would like to see a little bit about what may be involved, here's a good place to start: http://www.rwhart.com/v2/index.asp

    I may or may not live a stone's throw from the shop. :)
     
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