The world’s farthest long-range rifle shot was fired Tuesday, surpassing the previous record by nearly half a mile. The previous record of 4 miles set in 2020 was defeated by a 4.4-mile target hit in the high desert of western Wyoming. The bullet took 24 seconds to hit the 8-inch bullseye. • VIDEO
… After setting the Wyoming state record of 3.06 miles in 2020, Scott Austin and Shepard Humphries gathered a team of extreme-long-range enthusiasts to tackle the world record. They began planning the project in late 2020. With custom parts coming in from all over the world and fine details, it wasn’t until May 2022 that the rifle was built and ready to fire.
… The record setting shot didn’t happen on the first trigger pull. It took several hours of number crunching and aim adjusting to get the 69th shot to hit the target.