Shooting Flying Clay Targets at 300 Yards with a 6.5mm Creedmoor Rifle

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Shooting Flying Clay Target … At 300 Yards … With 6.5mm Creedmoor

Gould Brothers, the famous exhibition shooters, published a video where they do a trick shot which is close to impossible. As you know, normally shooting clay pigeon targets is done with shotguns and at relatively close distances. What Gould Brothers did is really amazing. Not only they used a rifle (AR-10 pattern rifle by Alex Pro Firearms chambered in 6.5mm Creedmoor) for this trick shot but also shot the flying clay target first at a 200-yard distance then stretched the range to 300 yards. Let’s watch this amazing video.

Unbelievable, isn’t it? As Gould Brothers mentioned in the video, not only the clay pigeon is a very small target at such distance with its 4.3″ diameter, but it is presented at an angle which makes such a shot even more difficult. Basically, you need to hit a flying target that has a height of a couple of inches and length of about four inches at a 300-yard distance with a single projectile of .264″ diameter. As the brothers said in the video, it took them multiple tries to make the 200-yard shot, however, as in the case of many other such challenges, it is all about practicing, understanding the process and developing the skill which in this case resulted in the more difficult 300-yard shot being accomplished after only four misses. Now, obviously, this is not something that you can do over and over like you do with your shotgun. Nevertheless, the fact that they could make such an incredibly difficult shot at all is amazing.

Shooting Flying Clay Target … At 300 Yards … With 6.5mm Creedmoor 1

Gould Brothers have been doing trick shots with rifles before but nothing of this level of difficulty has been done. One of the other interesting trick shots by Gould Brothers was the shooting of two clay targets with an AR-15 at about 25 to 50-yard distances. You can find that video embedded below.

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  • ClintTorres ClintTorres on Jul 26, 2018

    Looks like a hoot but these guys are not exactly the quietly-confident types and were starting to bug after a while. They could take a cue from 22 Plinkster...keeps it fun without getting all testosterone/douchy.

    Yes, I'm a grump.

    • Steven Gould Steven Gould on Jul 26, 2018

      @ClintTorres We're douchy and you're a grump. Ok, glad we got that figured out.

  • Steven Gould Steven Gould on Jul 26, 2018

    Hey all, thanks for watching! Just want to point out that we always evaluate the safety of our shots and we would not have done this shot without knowing where are bullet was going to land. Safety is our first priority and fun is second.