6mm Rail Gun Benchrest Shooting

Nicholas C
by Nicholas C

Taofledermaus posted up this video of the world’s most precise rifle. They are called rail guns but that moniker is deceiving. Many people, like me, would consider a rail gun to be a large gun that uses electromagnets to propel a projectile. These benchrest guns use a railed bed with ball bearings. Their 200 yard groupings touch one another and the judges use micrometers to measure them.

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  • Dan citizen Dan citizen on Jan 16, 2015

    I went to one of these matches a few years back to help a guy lug his gear (he'd hurt his back) It was really neat and left a lasting impression on me. A bunch of older guys standing around, talking, fiddling. The only shooting match I've been to where the shooters could be found standing around behind the firing line, focused on a custom milling bit somebody had brought to show off.

  • Jason Jason on Jan 19, 2015

    Congratulations. You've managed to make shooting even more boring than golf.