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Posted: 9/20/2005 2:28:52 AM EDT
Hello,

I just watched a History Channel documentary about sniper rifles etc. It said that no-one has ever managed to put all 10 rounds thru the 10" X-ring at 1000 yards at Palma match, Santiago, CA. I suppose the guys shooting there are not amateurs and it's actually quite hard to get that sort of score. Any thoughts?
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 2:31:55 AM EDT
Martin Riggs could do it. He hit a man at 1000 yards in high winds back in Nam.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 2:47:54 AM EDT
That is pretty impressive...but I still think 10 shots would require a bit more than skill and a little good fortune...I'm not saying Riggs' shot was....wait a minute! Martin Riggs? Leathal weapon???
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 2:53:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheFlyingFinn:
That is pretty impressive...but I still think 10 shots would require a bit more than skill and a little good fortune...I'm not saying Riggs' shot was....wait a minute! Martin Riggs? Leathal weapon???



Yep. I saw this documentary about him on Cinemax. He even flinches and closes his eyes when he shoots.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 3:46:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 3:49:10 AM EDT by DaveS]
The best that has been done[and it ain't PALMA]:

www.davidtubb.com/ammo_home.html
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 3:47:46 AM EDT
Wow! That's pretty impressive!!!
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 3:57:43 AM EDT
Palma is 45 rounds, 15 each at 800, 900 and 1,000 yards. The NRA's Long Range Rifle Championships includes 10 rounds at 1,000.

Eddie
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:12:48 AM EDT
Palma is also iron sights ONLY. No scopes.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:15:22 AM EDT
sure. It depends on the caliber
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:34:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 6:12:14 AM EDT by rebel_rifle]

Originally Posted By cruze5:
sure. It depends on the caliber




A true Palma rifle is a .308 shooting a 155 grain bullet.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 6:16:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rebel_rifle:

Originally Posted By cruze5:
sure. It depends on the caliber




A true Palma rifle is a .308 shooting a 155 grain bullet.



is right


didn't know that thanks
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 6:22:45 AM EDT
Palma is also shot from position. No benchrest, sandbags or bipods. Just a rifle coat glove and sling.

Shooters will use a scope.....to call the wind. It cannot be used for sighting.

Some people even shoot the matches with an A2 AR.

SRM
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 2:19:34 PM EDT
One of our local HP shooters fired a 449 at the 2004 Camp Perry matches. I think the X count was 21. The most impressive thing was he used a borrowed rifle and ammo.

Eddie
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 2:23:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By afman91201:
Martin Riggs could do it. He hit a man at 1000 yards in high winds back in Nam.



Only about 7 people in the world could have made that shot.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:04:04 PM EDT
My wife's late uncle shot Palma matches. It is amazing that its iron sights. We inherited a bunch of his medals from Palma, NRA big bore, etc.

Can't you shoot .30-06 in Palma?
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:19:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Silesius:

Originally Posted By afman91201:
Martin Riggs could do it. He hit a man at 1000 yards in high winds back in Nam.



Only about 7 people in the world could have made that shot.


And the other 6 are all ARFCOMers!
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:27:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By StarAtari:

Originally Posted By Silesius:

Originally Posted By afman91201:
Martin Riggs could do it. He hit a man at 1000 yards in high winds back in Nam.



Only about 7 people in the world could have made that shot.


And the other 6 are all ARFCOMers!



Damn Straight!!!
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:36:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 5:40:33 PM EDT by bigbore]
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 6:10:26 PM EDT
An ex-Green Beret captain told me once that he could hit a quarter at 1,000 yards.

"So could I," I said. "I have been a target shooter a long time, and I will tell you exactly how I do it. First, I get a high-precision rifle, about 300 WinMag or better. I know a gunsmith who makes very fine precision rifles, and I would probably get one of his best. Then, I handload my own ammo because consistent shots at that distance require consistently accurate loads. A good scope is a requirement, of course. My favorite for that distance is a 24x B&L that I inherited. Then I get into a solid prone position, with bipod, if allowed.

After a few warmup shots to get the range and get the barrel to a good working temperature for the conditions. While I am doing these warmup shots I carefully judge the wind conditions for the entire length of the range.

Then you get this big-ass pile of quarters . . . . "
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 6:15:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wolfman97:
An ex-Green Beret captain told me once that he could hit a quarter at 1,000 yards.

"So could I," I said. "I have been a target shooter a long time, and I will tell you exactly how I do it. First, I get a high-precision rifle, about 300 WinMag or better. I know a gunsmith who makes very fine precision rifles, and I would probably get one of his best. Then, I handload my own ammo because consistent shots at that distance require consistently accurate loads. A good scope is a requirement, of course. My favorite for that distance is a 24x B&L that I inherited. Then I get into a solid prone position, with bipod, if allowed.

After a few warmup shots to get the range and get the barrel to a good working temperature for the conditions. While I am doing these warmup shots I carefully judge the wind conditions for the entire length of the range.

Then you get this big-ass pile of quarters . . . . "





Now THAT"S funny!

FWIW, Palma is .308 with a 155 grain bullet.


IIRC, years ago it USED to be a 30/06.
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