Video: 50 Sniper Rifles open fire simultaneously at one target

Have you ever wondered what it looks and sounds like when over 50 precision rifles open fire at a single target at the same time?

In Finland they just tried this, and the video is now available for us to see.

In less than half a second there are around 40 impacts on and around the poor target, with stray bullets after this period.

The target is around 560 meters (610 yards) away. Unfortunately it’s a reactive target so it disappears after the first hit(s).

Below: Some of the competitors and their invisible gear at Finnsniper 2017. And some trees.

All pictures courtesy of Finnaccuracy and thanks to them we get answers to some of our strange questions.

The location was the army shooting area at Lohtaja, Finland.

Finnsniper has been called the “ultimate sniper competition worldwide” by more than a few.

.338 Lapua was the most common bolt action caliber used at Finnsniper 2017.In semi-auto it was most likely 7,62×51 mm.

Both 1:st and 2:nd team in overall results had 338 Lapua bolt actions.

Try Full screen and high volume for best effect.

It would be interesting to know how much energy and how much lead that goes into the target?

Not to mention the value of all the gear used to send those bullets down range?

If we pretend they were all shooting 7,62×51 mm and 150 grain bullets, then there’s 7500 grains or almost 0,5 kg on the target in the flash of a second.

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Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


  • .45

    My father likes to say “A weapon is just something focuses energy at a certain point in space and time.”

    That seemed to be somewhat applicable in my mind to the mention of how many bullets at one time…

  • noob

    I wonder if any of the bullets hit other bullets before hitting the target?

    • Major Tom

      Likely. What’s even more likely though is one or more sets of bullets colliding with each other at or after impact or in the case of misses, after missing.

  • Blake

  • Friend of Tibet

    I wish there would be a super slow motion camera at the end of the target………..

  • conrad

    This is something you’d expect your kids to think up, or maybe States that still use firing squads.

    • .45

      It also reminds me of something I read in a book written by a Navy SEAL. As I recall, he said one time he and his squad were on the range when a squirrel started running along the berm. The guy in charge of the range told them all not to shoot the squirrel, so naturally, being highly disciplined Navy SEALs, trained to follow orders, they literally all shot the squirrel at once. That many of them at once basically made the squirrel disappear.

      • BeGe1

        That’s making so many memories of: “Don’t f*** with the wildlife!” being screamed at us pop into my head…

        And those friggin’ turtles at 29 Palms…entire battalions having training days pulled because a turtle was spotted the night before somewhere near the range…

        • Sz3348

          Stupid turtles..or the f’n red cockaded woodpecker in NC at Lejeune and most def at Bragg..

      • Edeco

        I was wondering if that would happen since an associate of mine had state mandated training in a wooded area.

  • trjnsd

    …just imagine a parked P-47, with its EIGHT 50 Cals honed in to that spot…! Now, THAT I would like to see!

    • Gun-Toting Racist

      Kim Jong Un like your style! Now to find a dissident…

      • trjnsd

        …so many to choose from, so little time and ammo…
        You realize this idea was in jest and not “aimed” at any living person, right?

        • Gun-Toting Racist

          Ah ha, so you are dissident! Stand over here for NoKo Surprise!…

  • LazyReader

    ….50 bullets same time, same place…that’s how you win a fire fight.

  • Gary Kirk

    Can’t say that I’ve seen 50.. But we did have a groundhog decide to be a martyr or something one day. Little bastard ran out along the berm and stopped bout halfway through?? About 25 rifles went live at almost the exact same time.. Groundhog lost.. I didn’t get to join in, as I was fixing someone else’s crap.. Was funny though, you’d figure they’d have started shooting as soon as it ran out.. Guess everyone was in a bit of disbelief at first, and that all cleared at once..

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      If you were recording, you could have recorded an average human’s OODA loop.

  • FarmerB

    We’ve tried it a few times with 15-25 rifles, although at much longer distance…
    Seems to be much more impressive closer in (as you’d expect)…

  • randomswede

    bogus, that vid had sandy beaches and sunshine can’t be Finland

  • ties

    looks like the evil NATO circle jerk. NATO and America will force the next world war that will end mankind , and coming soon