Making a 1,000-yard shot from a prone position is no simple feat.
Try that shot standing up with a .50 cal, and you’ll have a shooting challenge that’s nearly impossible.
But not for this guy.
Sniper instructor Ryan Cleckner was teaching a class last year at Texas Triggers – a shooting ranch in Sonora, Texas – when his students egged him on to take that impossible shot. His students wanted to film him shooting a target a 1,000 yards away with a Barrett M107 from an off-hand standing position. Keep in mind, a .50 cal kicks like a mule, and to make a shot that far away you almost have to fire from a prone position.
“Oh yeah, I shoot it all the time standing. It’s just I’m not going to hit it at a 1,000 yards,” he says in the video.
He was being modest. Watch what he does with his first shot.
The Barrett M107 is a semi-automatic sniper rifle chambered for .50 BMG – a devastating round that can piece through heavy armor. US Army snipers have used the rifle extensively in military operations around the world.
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