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Stanze
12-09-2006, 10:35 AM
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b59f573156&c=1

:eek:

DrjonesUSA
12-09-2006, 11:09 AM
Any idea how far he's shooting?

The video doesn't even mention it.

cornholio1
12-09-2006, 11:17 AM
Any idea how far he's shooting?

The video doesn't even mention it.

Thats important when claiming hes the best with irons

eckerph
12-09-2006, 11:41 AM
Pretty cool but hes no Tom Selleck;) BTW why was that on the SCI Fi channel:confused:

Hunter
12-09-2006, 11:56 AM
Now we are talking my sport!
That is Dave Gullo. Shooting at 1000 yrds with black powder in an orginal action Sharps Borchardt. I believe his rifle is a 45-110. He has been in the top BP long range cartridge shooters for a while. I know he has for certain won the World Long Range BP competitions in the past.

He owns Buffalo Arms.
http://www.buffaloarms.com/

Edit:
Found the info

AMERICANS CAPTURE WORLD BLACK POWDER RIFLE CHAMPIONSHIP . . . The National Rifle Association of America team won the fourth World Long Range Historical Rifle Championship at the April 10-15 competition held in Cape Town, South Africa. Shooters from Germany, Great Britain, South Africa, Switzerland and Belgium, in addition to the United States, competed. Dave Gullo of Ponderay, Idaho, won the individual championship for the second time. Frank Monikowski, from Hope Valley, R.I., finished second. The competition, begun in 1997, will now assume an every-four-years frequency.



And from the local paper:


May 28, 2006

OUTSHOOT
Black powder champ

Muzzleloading enthusiast Dave Gullo, 51, of Ponderay, Idaho, smoked the field to win the fourth annual World Long Range Historical Rifle Black Powder Championships in Cape Town, South Africa, last month.

Using an 1878 Sharps Borchardt rifle, Gullo outshot the 53 other competitors representing five nations. The competition range is 1,000 yards, requiring shooters to aim the primitive weapons with iron sights as much as 50 feet over the target to lob the lead projectile in a three-second flight toward the bull's-eye.

"It's a combination of skill, an accurate rifle, practice and luck," Gullo told the Bonner County Daily Bee.

kj
12-09-2006, 2:30 PM
That's some great shooting. I've been out to 600 yards in service rifle competition (AR15), but never 1000. Is that BP caliber still supersonic at 1000? Does anyone know the diameter of the bullseye he was aiming at?

Hunter
12-09-2006, 3:09 PM
That's some great shooting. I've been out to 600 yards in service rifle competition (AR15), but never 1000. Is that BP caliber still supersonic at 1000? Does anyone know the diameter of the bullseye he was aiming at?

Short answer no. The typical velocity for these cast bullets are 1250-1450 fps at the muzzle. So most of the time they are in the transonic range and have to deal with the consequences of that.

With a launch velocity of 1400 fps using a 520 grn bullet (.5 bc) will put you at ~830 fps and 800ft-lbs. on energy at 1000 yrds. Bullet drop is a little over 100 ft vertical.

CalNRA
12-09-2006, 3:53 PM
oh crap, you hear that? IC is now calling BP rifles a long range assault rifles. you know what that means...

JPglee1
12-09-2006, 4:08 PM
Man, thats just incredible...Roughly 3.5 seconds from the time he pulls the trigger till the bullet hits the target.

I'm amazed that he's hitting the center of the black target.

Of course, I've seen Big Jon and Wildcard both do the same thing with a .223 and a .308 at approx 1200-1400yds....

But, they had optics and ammo that stayed supersonic to the target, oh and a better ballistic co-efficient. hehe


J