1000-Meter Shot

In February of 2008, I was in West Virginia at one of the nation’s oldest hunt clubs. A recreational trip with customers, I did not have my sniper rifle with me. Unbeknownst to me, my colleague brought my weapon with him.  Why?  He had set up a shooting “test” for me as a surprise for my customers. The “test” was to hit a 12″ X 18″ steel target from 1000 meters away.  Perched on the sheer face of a mountain, the 1000-meters traveled over terrain which included a deep ravine with a river in the bottom. With my 20″ barreled .308 rifle, I hit the target twice in two attempts just prior to dusk. The test was certainly a great challenge to my skill! ~Kent

1000 meter shot

1000 meter shot

Target

Target

Shooter's Position

Shooter’s Position