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Old March 8, 2014, 03:57 PM   #1
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World Record "Pepsi Challenge" Airgun Shot: 615 Yard Hit On 12oz Can

On the third shot, no less. AIR POWER, AIR ACCURACY!!!


The Gun (Haley .257 "Scandalous).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxalPh0FV7c


The range.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxkgNlvs6Lw


The shot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd9GXcrnZrM
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Old March 8, 2014, 04:09 PM   #2
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Holy cow, that's cool stuff
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Old March 8, 2014, 06:12 PM   #3
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Wow! Nice shot.
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Old March 8, 2014, 06:33 PM   #4
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Is it legal for deer?.. What a awesome shot
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Old March 8, 2014, 08:46 PM   #5
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It's a .257, so no it's not legal for deer in any state I know of. Though .40caliber and up is legal for deer, and other big game in several states.
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Old March 10, 2014, 11:27 AM   #6
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Mighty nice.

In which states are any airguns legal for large game?
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Old March 10, 2014, 01:41 PM   #7
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I'm interested in the weight and BC of his projectile, and what velocity he was able to launch it at.
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Old March 10, 2014, 04:48 PM   #8
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He was using a self-cast 84 grain Ideal Spitzer at a whopping 1080fps.

Not legal for big game here in Oregon (yet). I hunt coyotes, and furbearers (Bobcat, Fox, etc) with mine.

States legal to hunt big game with airguns (some .30cal minimum, others .40cal minimum).....Arizona (everything but Elk and Bison), Arkansas, Alabama, Missouri, and also Virginia I believe......could be more states I am forgetting.

You can hunt most small game/upland birds in Cali with an airgun.

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Old March 10, 2014, 07:14 PM   #9
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What's the drop at 615yds?
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Old March 10, 2014, 07:58 PM   #10
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He was using a self-cast 84 grain Ideal Spitzer at a whopping 1080fps.
Not bad!
Subsonic rounds can certainly make it past 600 meters especially with a nice streamlined high BC bullet.

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What's the drop at 615yds?
This is a rough estimate with a ballistics calculator.
I calculated the BC of a 84 grain .257cal spitzer, to have a G1 BC of .299 (that's better than a typical 123 grain spitzer used in the 7.62x39)
@ 620 yards the calculator is showing around 750'' of drop from the barrel. Almost 60'' of wind drift in a 10mph 90 degree crosswind, and roughly 786fps 115ft-lbs energy left. Couldn't get the data for 615 yards, as the calculator can only use 20 yard increments (or bigger), after 500 yards.
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Old March 10, 2014, 08:30 PM   #11
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Very impressive
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Old March 10, 2014, 11:04 PM   #12
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Other is no "caliber" restrictions on deer in new mexico....it only says "center fire"...

Elk and oryx are the only ones with .24 caliber minimum
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Old March 11, 2014, 03:03 PM   #13
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Yep.....airguns are a no-go in New Mexico for big game.
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Old March 11, 2014, 03:05 PM   #14
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Mid-range trajectory is about 20ft!
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Old March 11, 2014, 03:24 PM   #15
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New Mexico deer and Minnesota gerbils are about the same size.
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Old March 12, 2014, 08:25 AM   #16
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62.5 ft of "projectile" drop, & 5 ft of windage adjustment ( at the data posted above )

pretty impressive... shooting into the valley looks like that helps with the drop... on the pic of the rifle, it actually looks like the scope is angled down... don't know if that's an optical illusion or ???

I'd like to know more about the scope...
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Old March 13, 2014, 01:44 AM   #17
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I will dig-up some posts of his about his scope set-up.......it took some doing for sure.

It also helped to make the shot, that he has a history of competitive shooting in a few shooting sports.......1000yard Black Powder "Buffalo Shoots" being one of them.
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