Have you ever even heard of that? A water cooled, long range, bench rest rifle? Well one of these contraptions set a bench rest long distance record earlier this month in North Carolina, shooting a group of less than four inches at a thousand yards during a recent competition. From the Accurate Shooter Daily Bulletin-
This gun, built by Joel Pendergraft, produced a 10-shot, 3.044″ group that is still listed as the International Benchrest Shooters (IBS) 1000-Yard Heavy Gun record. Using this water-cooled 300 Ackley Improved, Joel shot the record group in April 2009 at Hawks Ridge, NC. This monster features a 12-twist, 4-groove Krieger barrel. Joel shot BIB 187gr flat-based bullets in Norma brass, pushed by a “generous amount” of Alliant Reloder 25 and Federal 210M primers.