Gnat’s Ass Accuracy – New World Metric Record

UPDATED (7/21/2014) Celebrating the US Independence Day in style, a shooter has set a new world record for 100 meter accuracy. The spread? 1.27 mm (.05 inches)! The shots were recorded at the 5th European Benchrest Competition in Volmerange, France on July 4th, 2014.

Gun Free Zone originally posted the shot spread. Click on the photo to be taken to the original article.

Gun Free Zone originally posted the shot spread. Click on the photo to be taken to the original article.

I am lucky (with a good rifle) to put all the holes in a MOA. This shooter has skills and equipment far beyond anything I or anyone I know is capable of.


Update: You can find the translated report of the event here:



Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • ColaBox

    If I remember my history correctly, didn’t York do better then this with a Enfield M1917 back in WW1?

    • Rogier Velting

      Better than 1/20th MOA?

    • Justin

      In your wildest dreams

      • Zachary marrs

        “Better” is subjective, I doubt that this led to the capture of over 100 Germans

  • Justin

    Anyone know what the gun/setup/rules were here? Was it a rail gun? $10,000 bolt action on a lead sled?

    • Mr.T

      No one really shoots rail guns in Europe so would bet that it was a typical Br gun and those cost 3000-5000$ no more

  • Guywithagun

    Pfffftt…. Oh please. I can do that all day with my AK… in full auto… Eyes closed… with Wolf ammo. Ok, fine, no… no I can’t… but I’ve got a bomber jacket with much cooler patches than those. 🙂
    Wow, nice shooting!

    • Cornelius Carroll


  • Fruitbat44

    I am sure it was done with highly specialised equipment, and the shooter was someone who practised religiously for this one specific scenario, but yeah, what Nathan S said: Magnifique!

  • james

    Impressive! Anyone got more info? My google fu is weak apparently because I can’t seem to find ANYTHING on this. Who shot it? With what? How many times? I really want more info. Anyone?

  • Matrix3692

    so, which firearm is used in the record-breaking event?

    • Raven

      I expect it was one of those absurd benchrest “rail guns”, that are just a barrel bolted into a steel frame.

  • AK™

    I heard it was done with an out of spec Mosin Nagant..with wolf ammo.

  • jans

    Are you sure the italian Jean-Claude Braconi celebrated US independence in an event wiht no US participants?