Hill Country Rifle Team Sets New World Record with 3800 Yard Precision Shot

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The extreme shot was made with the Hill Country Rifle Extreme Long Range Carry Weight 375 CheyTac

The world record shot was made with the Hill Country Rifle Extreme Long Range Carry Weight 375 CheyTac at the FTW Ranch in Texas.

Hill Country Rifles today announced that Jim Spinella and the HCR team hit a 36” plate from a remarkable distance of 3800 yards (2.16 miles). The shot was made with the Hill Country Rifle Extreme Long Range Carry Weight 375 CheyTac at the FTW Ranch in Texas. This new rifle weighs 12.5 pounds without the scope.

The world record shot took place on June 20, 2015 at the FTW Ranch in Barksdale, Texas, known for their SAAM Precision training courses. The wind was blowing a steady nine mph with gusts up to 17 mph. The bullet was traveling from ground level to almost 330 feet vertically, before descending to target and was in the air for 8.52 seconds, much of that at subsonic velocity. The next target for the HCR team will be a 4000 yard shot in Q4 in 2015.

“We at HCR want to give a special thanks to Jim Spinella. Jim is a great reminder that our business does not exist without great customers,” stated Matt Bettersworth of Hill Country Rifles. “We build great rifles, but Jim has a great passion for shooting – his commitment to HCR is a testament to our dedication to both our work and our customers.”

EQUIPMENT:

AMMUNITION:

  •     CheyTac 375 precision ammunition with 350 grain match bullets

BALLISTICS:

  •     Muzzle Velocity: 3044 fps with extreme spread of only 6 fps
  •     Ballistic coefficient: .810 G1    
  •     Barrel Twist: 1 in 11 inches
  •     Twist Direction: Right
  •     Distance: 3800 yards
  •     Temperature: 86°F
  •     Humidity: 50%
  •     Air Density Altitude: 4280 ft
  •     Wind Speed: 16.5 mph
  •     Wind Angle: 17°
  •     Time of Flight: 8.593 sec
  •     Velocity at target: 850.7 fps
  •     Energy at target: 562.4 ft-lbs

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About Hill Country Rifles
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