The 1.5 mile shot, by the numbers

Joe has run the numbers on “The Shot”.

On the average you would have to shoot 83 three-shot groups to get one which was less than or equal to 1 MOA (about 30 inches). Only about 30% of the shots will hit a 18″ x 24″ target

You really have to look at the images to understand what’s involved. This isn’t about skill, it’s about the capabilities of the ammo and the rifle. It was a lucky shot, which no one doubts, yet still within the capabilities of the equipment.

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0 Responses to The 1.5 mile shot, by the numbers

  1. Might well have been pure luck, but he managed three consecutive hits. That takes it from “lucky” to “more likely to get struck by lightning while winning the lottery.”

    Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is “Holy fucking shit, Abdul, keep your head down! That limey can shoot!”

  2. Joe Huffman says:

    A 30% chance of hitting a broadside torso with a single shot or one chance in 83 of a three shot group of 1 MOA is FAR from “more likely to get struck by lightning while winning the lottery”.

    I’m saying even if conditions and equipment were optimal there was still a little bit of luck to get three consecutive hits.

  3. Oh, I’m not denying the luck factor, Joe.

    And how dare you counter my hyperbole with those pesky facts? I was proud of that one! 😉