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7,070 Yard Shot

This was posted over on BARFCOM. The poster’s friend’s uncle, ( I know, I know) and some friends made the extremely long range hits. So far I can’t seem to find any info that the shot was taken under any kind of “official ” record attempt. That doesn’t much matter to me though. A lot of amazing shooting accomplishments are made without some OFFICIAL GOVERNING BODY there to stamp it with their seal of approval. I know because some of my biggest accomplishments didn’t have an NRA official anywhere in sight.


Congrats to the fellas for their amazing shot.

“Evidently there are no limits. 7,070yds!

What a year !!!

2018 NRA ELR National Champion
2018 King of 2 mile 3rd place finish and 2nd round impact at 2 miles.
2019 3.4 mile Exhibition Shot on a 32×48 plate.
2019 king of 2 mile Champion, 3rd and 4th.
2019 king of 2 mile France 2nd place
2019 NRA ELR light Champion rifle, load and ballistics. Ray Gross guest shooter
2019 NRA ELR heavy Championship spotter for David Tubb shooting
2019 4.01 mile Exhibition shot on 1 moa square plate.

This 4.01 mile shot was the cap of a great year for Team GPG.

Team GPG accomplished a goal of shooting 7070 yards or 4.01 miles in the Nevada desert this past weekend.

The goal was to see how far we can push the limits and learn how to shoot ELR better. We learned a ton and have so much information and video to share. The biggest surprise was how quickly we made impact. It took 69 shots to make an impact inside a 1 moa square plate at 4 miles. This took a little longer then our 3.4 mile shot, but 4 miles is a long ways and we needed more shots to figure things out.

The other surprise was once we had a zero, we were able to put a cold bore shot within 10-15 feet on the second day. After this initial cold bore shot we were able to keep our group centered within 3-5 moa from the plate with 20-30 shots. We have a lot of video to edit and will have more details of the exact number of shots, group sizes and time of flight soon. I think anyone in the ELR community will be impressed with the videos and data that we were able to obtain.

This was a team effort and we would like to recognize everyone that helped make this goal happen. We could have not accomplished this without everyone helping out.

Team GPG (shooters and wind coaches)

Paul Phillips
Derek Rodgers
James Devoglaer (guest shooter)

Forward Observers

John Droelle
Mauro Del Mastro

Super Cameras (operator/inventor)

Alex Cordesman

Safety Officers / Range Officers

David Parish
Dimitri Bogatirev

Film Crew (Rustic River Media)

Joshua Milligan
Eric McCampbell

Special Guests and witnesses

Guy Desbiens (Labradar Owner)
Wes Karmazin
John Armstrong

The 4 mile shot…

We had been shooting 20-25 round strings throughout the first day. On the third and last string James Devoglaer took his turn behind his new Team GPG spec 416 Barrett rifle. It didn’t take long for us to get James centered up around the plate. We all felt something great was going to happen. Until we heard the clang and forward observers yell, “impact”. We all celebrated with joy. Make no mistake. We needed the help of our forward observers, super camera, wind coaches and velocities, to be successful making impact on our 69th shot. It was all captured on HD cameras on the firing line and at the target. History was made!”

3 thoughts on “7,070 Yard Shot”

  1. 69 shots to hit the mark is somehow a record? You must be joking. That’s like praising NASA because they finally hit the moon with Apollo 80.

    However, what this does do is support my theory that the Canadian sniper’s 2.2-mile shot in Iraq in 2017 was set up as a demonstration for DARPA’s self-steering .50 BMG bullet. Because none of the “record” sniper shots since Hathcock’s 2500 yards was a CBS, and Hathcock had previously been on the ground where his target would be standing and surveyed the shot!

    What this story DOES demonstrate is the incredible improbability of a successful CBS at such ranges. And DoD was unequivocal about the 2017 shot’s 3,540 meter range, which could only mean they had overhead surveillance assets (likely drones) dedicated to monitoring the outcome of the shot.

    But they also had to have eyes on the target to confirm identity, which means boots on the ground MUCH nearer than 2.2 miles. And if they could get assets on the ground close enough to identify the target, why couldn’t they manage to get the shooter’s FFP closer than 2.2 freakin’ miles?

    Unless they didn’t want to. Unless they needed the 2+ miles to fully demonstrate the system’s capabilities. Which also would explain why such a low probability shot would have so many “eyes-on.”

    But regardless of the range, 69 shots isn’t a record, it’s simply proof that the law of probability holds that if you keep shooting, so long as you’ve got the range, eventually you’ll hit it.

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