Texan breaks marksmanship world record with 3-mile shot
By angelamontana

Posted: November 30, 2021

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A man from West Texas has just set a new world record after hitting his target from 3 miles away.

41-year-old Bill Poor hit a 53″ target from 5,280 yards with a .408 CheyTac firing a 390 gr bullet at 3,160 fps after firing eight shots. The previous record of 2.84 miles (5,000 yards) had been set by retired Navy SEAL Charles Melton in 2017 after firing thirty-eight shots.

Due to a technicality, neither Meltron nor Poor’s shots have yet been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. “They do not recognize shots with optics,” Poor told the Dallas News. “Several guys have tried and sent them in everything, but for some reason they just don’t want to take it.”

Read the full article on americangg.net here.