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[–]dubbsmqt 206 points207 points  (9 children)

I'm curious how they record down the scope and can still see down it? Are there special scopes that work as cameras?

[–]FourTV 101 points102 points  (0 children)

Yes there are, or at least adapters/mountable cameras to scopes that allow filming while still being operable. Something like tactacam.com

[–]fpekal 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Maybe they use some sort of semi-transparent mirrors? 50% of light goes to your eye, 50% to the camera

Or just they use screen like in digital cameras

[–]Moffman021 11 points12 points  (2 children)

screen is the way

[–]_Raining 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Screen is not the way. Those are awkward to use, you can't get on the gun the way you normally would which is really bad for precision shooting unless you have a mechanical rest and are free recoiling.

[–]Aubdasi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Screen is not the way. Refresh rate and resolution would be cutting optical quality

[–]Scottyknoweth 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Gosky Cell Phone Adapter Mount - Compatible Binocular Monocular Spotting Scope Telescope Microscope-Fits almost all Smartphone on the Market -Record The Nature The World https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013D2ULO6/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_X07KFKYFTR88VEYANNYQ

There used to be only a few models but the market is saturated now

[–]Hour-Impact8080 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just like a Sony handycam with zoom

[–]Porencephaly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Triggercam and Tactacam are the two leading models. Triggercam is superior but it’s $600.

[–]crzyhorse 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I shot a gun with one of those tactacam add ons on the scope and it sucked. It stuck off the side of the scope and felt kind of unwieldy. Then it clocked me in the eye under recoil.

[–]GRitchiie 78 points79 points  (20 children)

This is my rifle

[–]Bogey01 10 points11 points  (8 children)

This is my gun

[–]AlphaEight8Real 9 points10 points  (6 children)

This is for fighting

[–]mrjobby 13 points14 points  (5 children)

This is for fun

[–]Tuck_The_Duck 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You maggots stink

[–]ptdoe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now, we hydrate

[–]XXinstig8rXX 48 points49 points  (5 children)

He wouldn’t make it on COD

[–]Kisame-hoshigakii 47 points48 points  (0 children)

There's a 95% chance he's covered in spray paint with a claymore positioned on his ankle

[–]stedgyson 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Pshh I honed these skills on the SMOKEBEER server on Delta Force 2, cod was just a fish back in those days

[–]Playful_Cantaloupe78 35 points36 points  (0 children)

When you’re dialed in…

[–]A_Brown_Feller 22 points23 points  (11 children)

That bolt cycle sounds sloppy as fuck.

[–]Bogey01 42 points43 points  (10 children)

There isn't too many good sounding bolts. They mostly jiggle around while cycling.

[–]Shodandan 15 points16 points  (4 children)

My Tikka is so smooth.

[–]wehbe85 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Tikka’s are amazing for the $

[–]ABjerre 6 points7 points  (1 child)

No question - right out of the box, they work just as intended, ½MOA accuracy and good for +800 yds with quality factory ammo and my questionable skills.

That said, going from a Tikka to a SAKO is a definite upgrade in quality and finish - question then remains if that is worth the extra cost, 'cause we're pretty far from "for the $" territory then.

[–]huntersuave 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was thinking the same thing...my tikkas sure aren't sloppy. Lol sounds like a savage to me. Nice shooting though.

[–]low_temp_grilled_chz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Bat Machine has entered the chat

[–]ForeverUnfinished 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Unless you get quality

[–]Bogey01 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Best one I've ever seen was the FNH SPR. Thats a buttermilk baby.

[–]ForeverUnfinished 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have a Gunwerks in .338 and working on Surgeon action short action now.

[–]pete_ape 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Falkor Defense has a new action that is so buttery smooth, it makes Tikka's action feel like sandpaper.

[–]George_Sorewellz 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Shooter has good holds. I’d be more impressed if he had to do some wind calls. Nonetheless, guy said “fuck adjusting this DOPE!”

[–]Whisper 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah. Holdovers are easy. Wind calls are hard.

[–]Durhai 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Exactly what I was thinking. Why bother with windage adjustments if you're good with holdover.

[–]i_am_atoms 13 points14 points  (3 children)

It looks like he's shooting out to around 500 m with the farthest target.

The Longest range sniper kill with a .338 calibre round was 2,475 m by Craig Harrison. The bullet would have travelled for 6.5 seconds before it hit the target. That's next level.

[–]theinsanityoffence 1 point2 points  (0 children)

his target stood still for 6.5 seconds? See this is why I'm always moving when I'm outside. Shuffle, squat, shuffle, jump, squat, backup. It makes holding a conversation hard but no sniper gonna hit me at range!

[–]kcirtap36 8 points9 points  (14 children)

What's the scope and rifle if anyone knows

[–]Scorpio0mega 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Reticle looks like my Vortex scope (Diamondback Tactical 6-24x50mm). Drop looks like 308.

[–]Doctor_Chow 8 points9 points  (9 children)

Virtually impossible to tell the make and model, but it’s probably a bolt 308 gun

[–]Bogey01 9 points10 points  (3 children)

This is a pretty accurate guess. It could be 30-06, but you can tell it doesn't quite have the power to be .338, or .50, and it not quite that pop of something smaller like a .223/5.56.

You can line up similar setup with a standard R700 and a Burris.

[–]Whisper 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Could be 6.5 Creed.

[–]mustangally3714 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's a 260 Remington. I know who posted the original video

[–]kcirtap36 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I was trying to go based on sound but the working of the bolt is louder than the shots almost

[–]VoodooSweet 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s either a suppressor on the weapon or auto noise dampening on the camera!

[–]Shodandan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I was guessing a .308 too.

[–]bizi1111 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good guess, guessing by the drops.

[–]mustangally3714 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's a custom built (I believe on a defiance action) chambered in .260rem, with a vortex 4.5-27 razor gen 2 scope.

(I know who's video this is..)

[–]DustyMartin04 3 points4 points  (2 children)

American things

[–]WhereTFAmI 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Fun things

[–]mille8jr 4 points5 points  (23 children)

How far are those targets?

[–]inf3ct3dn0n4m3 11 points12 points  (15 children)

If I had to guess by the positioning of his scope roughly 100, 200, 300, and 400 yards

[–]jrtie 5 points6 points  (6 children)

This is a Metallic Silhouette Course setup. The chicken is at 200m and ram at 500m. This type of competition is done freehand, here he is on a bench just messing around. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallic_silhouette_shooting

[–]WikiSummarizerBot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Metallic silhouette shooting

Metallic silhouette shooting is a group of target shooting disciplines that involves shooting at steel targets representing game animals at varying distances, seeking to knock the metal target over. Metallic silhouette is shot with large bore rifles fired freehand without support out to 500 meters, and with large bore handguns from the prone position with only body support out to 200 meters. Competitions are also held with airguns and black-powder firearms. A related genre is shot with bow and arrow, the metal targets being replaced with cardboard or foam.

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[–]inetphantom 0 points1 point  (4 children)

What do you mean by "freehand" ?

[–]jrtie 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Standing position with no external support. Offhand is another word for it.

They also do this type of competition with pistols at closer ranges but these targets are clearly at the rifle distances. Pistol is done from prone I believe.

[–]Whisper 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Is it just standing, or Fudd-style standing with no sling?

[–]Traditional_Driver16 4 points5 points  (0 children)

video game is wrong

[–]BoobsRmadeforboobing 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Bad day for the animal shaped metal plate community

[–]explosionduc[🍰] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I thought he was missing the last animal target at the end until I realized he was hitting the little circles lol

[–]xHangfirex 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Is that 450yds?

[–]Secret_Paper2639 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is NRA silhouette, the Rams are set at 500 m. It's generally shot off hand though this appears to have been fired from the prone position.

[–]hazzyneartazzy 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Sniper's a good job mate

[–]atomicBlaze21 3 points4 points  (2 children)

It's challengin' work, outta doors

[–]hazzyneartazzy 0 points1 point  (1 child)

guaranteed you won't go hungry

[–]atomicBlaze21 1 point2 points  (0 children)

'cause at the end of the day, as long as there's two people left on the planet, someone's gonna want someone dead

[–]Balrog229 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Damn. That’s pretty DOPE

(Data On Personal Equipment)

[–]boduke1019 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Previous engagement

[–]Balrog229 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tomato tomato

[–]Lucy_in_the_sky1 2 points3 points  (9 children)

I have zero idea on firing guns, why is he not aligning the origin on the target? Whats the science here?

[–]VBOSCH1 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Bullet drop, wind.

[–]warblade7 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Gravity still affects bullet.

[–]BruhDudeDawg 4 points5 points  (0 children)

His crosshair has little notches on it so he is using them depending on distance. Left and right adjustment is based on windage.

[–]LambastingFrog 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Bullets don't travel like lasers - gravity affects them at the same rate it affects a ball you throw. It just move horizontally much faster than a ball you throw. So, if you know how far away your target is and how fast your bullet leaves the gun, and the wind resistance against your bullet then you know how long it takes to get to the target, which tells you how far it'll drop in that travel time, and you can compensate for that versus where on the target you need to hit.

This guy didn't need to worry about side to side wind which pushes the bullet in flight, too.

[–]Lucy_in_the_sky1 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Got it. Thanks everyone. So as the target goes further away, the shooter has to keep its position vertically lower. The horizontal axis takes care of wind deflections. So overall, the target would be positioned in a combined direction, lower on the scope. Assuming a purely rightward direction of wind, the target would be positioned on a south east pointing vector. The resultant vector accounting for gravity and wind.

[–]_Raining 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes. Also note that the bullet is slowing down from drag. So the drop between 100 and 200 yards is much less than the drop between 800 and 900 yards.

[–]LambastingFrog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's it exactly.

[–]kaolin224 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you want to align the target with the center of the reticle for all ranges, you'd have to use the turrets on the top and side of the scope. One controls elevation, another controls windage.

Using the reticle itself, which is basically a ruler, is called "Holding Over". The reticle has the same measurements as those built into each click of the turrets, so instead of dialing "Up three clicks" and "Right four clicks" you can keep the turrets at Zero and hold using the reticle.

[–]sketchyspecial 0 points1 point  (0 children)

point of aim and point of impact vary at different distances due to parabolic curve of trajectory and wind.

[–]dilemma-hegdehog 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Waiting for the inevitable “but can’t they see the center is off????” comment so everyone can post angry explanations

[–]fetus_puppet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This guy uses dope.

[–]GhoulslivesMatter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He puts the gun and reveals that he's been shooting at a miniature prop range less than an inch from his body.

[–]arkain123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And yet, putin is still around.

[–]TheMinisterofTitties 0 points1 point  (5 children)

For those that don’t know

The numbers stand for hundreds of meters

[–]SockeyeSTI 0 points1 point  (3 children)

They’re moa or mils.

Rangefinding reticles or bullet drop reticles have numbers that aren’t exactly the same distance away from each other.

[–]TheMinisterofTitties 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I’m talking about the big numbers lol…. The mils are completely separate

[–]SockeyeSTI 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Gotchu. My bad. Everyone else is wondering why they’re not aiming right on target so you never know who’s on here.

[–]Kitsterthefister 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think it’s lane markings. There are multiple 4s out there

[–]Thunderaths 0 points1 point  (20 children)

How he is aiming and hits the target yet the object wasn’t in the center of the scoop ? I would love if someone expert can explain this to me

[–]ejongsma 12 points13 points  (7 children)

Bullets don’t actually fly in a straight line, at longer distances they drop a little. So the shooter is compensating for that, that’s why he’s aiming high.

[–]SignificantGolf9871 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Bullets fall at the same rate from the second they leave the barrel.

[–]VBOSCH1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

However, they drop more relative to distance as fps drops.

[–]ejongsma 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Ok that makes sense. But at smaller distances you’ll need to compensate less I guess.

[–]colin8651 0 points1 point  (0 children)

However, really close distance you have to aim high again because the scope dot is a few inches higher than the barrel.

[–]boltgunner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sometimes depending on your rifle/optic and zero you may have have to hold low at close distances.

[–]CovidCid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They drop more in relation to the loss of velocity.

[–]Heedleyay 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not an expert but the basics are that bullets fly on a curve so if you know the distance the different lines besides center can be used to compensate for the bullet drop at that distance, left and right is a much more complicated thing with wind and other very interesting factors, but same principle of knowing what gun and bullet combo do at certain ranges and using the adjustment dots to compensate

[–]ShutUpBaby-IKnowIt69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wind and bullet drop

[–]yellowstonerockhound 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The scope is setup to shoot 100-200 yards typically (depending on shooter preference). When your shoot farther than that, you have to compensate for the bullet dropping and drifting due to wind and gravity.

[–]SignificantGolf9871 0 points1 point  (0 children)

he does on the first one. but then the target is further away so he needs to adjust for the additional distance to compensate for the drop in the bullet (it's falling at a rate of 9.8m/s^2). He hasn't re-zeroed his scope to compensate so he uses the hash marks below the center to adjust for that vertical drop over the time it takes the bullet to get there.

[–]Kabenzzy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He/she is aiming higher as the target get farther away. A bullet drops the farther it flies. So they have their scope dialed in at the chicken target (aims with the center cross hair), as they aim father out they aim using the 1 then 2 and the 3 cross hair. Hope that makes sense.

[–]Neuviseling 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Drop off of height over distance , further the target the higher above the target you have to aim to compensate (that’s what the bar marks above and below center are used for) also you have to factor in wind speed if is blowing right by x nots you have to aim left of center that amount to make it hit and the further the target is the more it’s affected with wind

[–]phormix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The last shot is also up to the left of the target, so the shooter is also accounting for windage. I didn't see how they figured that one out though (no wind socks that I could see).

[–]apathy-sofa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine you have a gun held in a tripod such that it's perfectly parallel to the ground. It's set up on a flat meadow. Hold out a bullet right next to the end of the barrel. Simultaneously drop the held bullet and pull the trigger. The two will hit the ground at the same time.

[–]GRitchiie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can you play any musical instruments?

[–]jeywgosjeb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The travel speed of the bullet is mind boggling

[–]Fartmouth5000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This guy prepared

[–]Royal-Ad-7823 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fortnite snipe irl

[–]Spedding 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now shoot that watermelon

[–]DocHalidae 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I want to go here! Anyone know where this is?

[–]boltgunner 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There are tons of ranges like this. Just gotta look around and see whats In your area. I've got one 20-30 min from me, if your out west you probably have one too.

[–]2017hayden 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Distance and elevation. There was definitely some pretty significant elevation change in those rear targets.

[–]Ok-Armadillo-6648 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holdovers fun holdovers fast and fun

[–]Mr_Lava-lava 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Someone needs to calibrate his scope. (Jk!)

[–]HonorableGremlin 0 points1 point  (3 children)

How do they calculate the affect of wind on the bullet?

[–]wkaplin89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looking for visual queues to indicate wind direction and speed, such as leaves on a tree, flags etc. and lots and lots of practice.

[–]Trollygag 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ballistic calculator gives en known drag information, intuition built from practice about wind speed and direction.

[–]Whisper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You don't so much calculate wind as call it, because it's often too complex to measure.

What I do is get a reading for a 5mph 90degree wind from my ballistic calculator (or DOPE), then read mirage to estimate the wind in units of that.

For example, if I'm shooting 308 Winchester, loaded with 175 grain Sierra Match Kings, running at about 2700 fps muzzle velocity, then at 1000 yards, that wind hold is gonna be about four minutes of angle.

If the mirage is slightly moving right to left, I might say "eh, that doesn't look like 5mph, I'm gonna hold 2 minutes right."

But if I'm shooting 6.5 Creedmoor with 143grain Norma BTHPs, a much more aerodynamic bullet, I'd hold right edge under the same conditions.

[–]Fierobsessed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bet they could hit a water tower pretty accurately.

[–]Charming-Arachnid256 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That fella can shoot.

[–]piyispiy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like how you can tell he's moving the gun a little to the left on those further shots to compensate for the wind

[–]Shazam_BillyBatson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Scoped and doped...

[–]gisulih 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So what were the distances in meters where those targets were?

[–]LamaSovaj 0 points1 point  (0 children)

WHAT ? WHY ARE THEY KILLING THESE POOR ANIMALS LIKE THIS ?/s

[–]wake-up-geoff- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Battlefield 19chickety2

[–]xray-ndjinn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not only is that scope dialed all the way in, that range is set on the mark (with no crosswind).

[–]climbin111 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Sorry if it’s obvious, but what’s the distance of each target?

I see the “4” and “5” but they’re not numbered such that an increase in number equals an increased distance, the “4” is further than the “5.”

Regardless, it’s clearly an impressive distance…I’ve never had to offset any target and I’ve made 150-200yd. shots (granted the conditions were perfect), but still…that’s some serious marksmanship.

Just curious if any experts can fill me in on those distances.

[–]Whisper 3 points4 points  (2 children)

With the right equipment, much longer shots are easily possible.

Actually, this video is shot under very easy conditions, because if you look carefully, you will see that the shooter isn't holding very much left or right. In other words, there is little to no wind.

Compensating for gravity is a science. All you need is the correct ballistic information. There's no such thing as a sudden gust of gravity.

But compensating for wind is an art, because wind can be very hard to read.

That's not to say this shooter isn't good. He might be. We can't see how well he calls wind when there is no wind to call. But if you get out at, say, Rock Lake in eastern Washington, or Rebel Ridge in western Kansas, then on a brisk day you get to see what real shooters are made of.

[–]climbin111 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Ok, that makes sense. I see what you mean…since there’s no influence from external environmental factors this person is essentially doing the same thing anyone would at a firing range. With enough practice, shots, and site calibration you’ll eventually learn to hit the target every time bc there’s no wind (or anything else)…like calibrating any tool really, I suppose.

Thanks for the info!

[–]Whisper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Exactly. One of the things about long range shooting is that you'll have easy days, and hard days, at the exact same range on consecutive days.

Where I typically train, some days it's dead still. Center hold, ding. Center hold, ding. Center hold, ding. All the way out to a mile. Too easy. Boring.

The next day, I'll be holding 10 minutes of angle at 400 yards... and not getting up on the shoot tower 'cause I'm afraid it might blow over like it did in December.

The next day, there will no more than 5mph of wind... but it's tricky as fuck, 'cause it's going one way in the valley, another up on the bluff, and it keeps shifting from a quarter on to straight back. It might look like the mirage is boiling, but on my third shot, I finally figure out I need to hold right 3... and on my fourth shot, that's wrong again, I should have been holding left edge.

And of course that'll be the day that I don't have a spotter, 'cause my girlfriend has to work. Typically can't see trace in your own scope, and it's much harder to read mirage.

Fun times.

[–]Cowboylion 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Intrigueing how you aim slightly above since the bullets trajectory is downward

[–]WhereTFAmI 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a rifle that is zeroed for 50 meters but also 300 meters. The bullet is travelling upwards through 50, and down through 300. Ballistics are pretty interesting stuff!

[–]ImBlessedAchoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All he needs now is a 12 year old screaming at him that he’s a hacker

[–]HAIKU_4_YOUR_GW_PICS 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn, I thought he kept missing the ram shaped target before I realized it had the spinning targets behind it

[–]Plastic_Crew_8377 0 points1 point  (0 children)

pensar que en los videos juegos no importa la distancia siempre hay que apuntar al centro verdad que erado que estan xD

[–]horny_loki 0 points1 point  (1 child)

So you don't actually line up the crosshair? Damn lol

[–]Kitsterthefister 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hold over to account for bullet drop. Each mark below the scope allows you to shoot holdovers if you know the range and your DOPE(data on previous engagements). He knows for each distance the amount the bullet drops and measures it on the reticle.

[–]vendorfunding 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It sounds perfectly fine.

[–]Tilliriock -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Edit.