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Long Distance Shooting | Pushing 1255 Yards



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Long-Distance Shooting | Pushing 1255 Yards

Our friends at Gun Carrier have a weekly show called Everything Guns, hosted by competitive shooter Amy Jane. In the latest episode, Amy takes a trip to the desert to put her shooting skills to the test as her friend Kevin helps her shoot at 1255 yards with an average hunting rifle.

As Amy Jane herself could tell you, even an experienced shooter has room to improve. In this case, Amy tries to beat her personal best in distance shooting with the help of distance shooter Kevin, and the Applied Ballistics cell phone app.

Distance shooting requires precision that can only come from calculating elements such as wind speed, barometric pressure, etc. The Applied Ballistics app helps you calculate these factors quickly and accurately, and apply them to your shooting for optimal precision, distance and accuracy.

The app allows you to specify your gun, ammunition, target distance, barometic pressure, wind speed, sea level and more.

Once all of your information has been entered, the app will give you a a trajectory table that will help you shoot with accuracy.


After using the app to calculate her ballistics, Amy tries her hand at shooting a target at 1255 yards.

In this video, you will also learn how to use a chronograph to measure feet per second, which is a key component in long distance shooting.

After a few frustrating setbacks, Amy finally hits her target — she's successfully shot a hunting rifle 1255 yards!

Check out the full video below:

Like what  you see? Watch more episodes of Everything Guns with Amy Jane here, and be sure to check out Gun Carrier for more gun tips and news!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 25, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


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