The world of ELR, or “Extreme Long Range” shooting is all about pushing the envelope. The competitive shooters involved in this discipline are continually seeking ever greater levels of distance, accuracy, or both. Where most other shooting disciplines typically measure distance in meters or yards, Extreme Long Range practitioners converse in terms of miles. Competition records are being set and subsequently broken/re-set all the time. TFB has covered numerous amazing long-distance and world record stories in the past, and a selection of those are listed for you below.
Extreme Long Range shooting @ TFB:
- ELR Shooter Aaron Miesse Makes 3-Mile Shot with No Arms
- Extreme Long Range Precision Shooter Ryan Cheney Hits 2.35-Mile Shot
- World Record NBRSA 1000-Yard 10-Shot Benchrest Group Achieved
- Team Global Precision Group Lands World Record Shot at 6,000 yards
- World Record: Three Consecutive Hits At 2,118 Yards
- BREAKING: Americans Connect at 5,000 Yards (2.84 Miles) for NEW Long Range World Record
Now we have a new story to add to the list. On August 6th, ELR shooter Lindsey Paul achieved three cold bore impacts at a distance of 2464 yards, setting a new cold bore world record. Amazingly, the previous record had been set only twenty-four hours prior, at the same ELR event hosted at the NRA’s Whittington Center in New Mexico. The specs on the record-setting firearm, built by Alamo Precision Rifles, are as follows.
Lindsey Paul’s ELR cold bore world record rifle:
- Stiller Tac 408
- 34″ 1-8 twist K&P Barrel
- Terminator T5 Brake
- Jewell Trigger
- McMillan Beast
- Nightforce ATACR 7-35×56
- Cutting Edge 400gr Lazers
This incredible feat was first brought to TFB’s attention thanks to a social media post from the McKinney, Texas Police Department, where Ms. Paul serves as a patrol officer. The post’s text reads as follows.
Congratulations to McKinney Police Officer Lindsey Paul, who is now a world record holder!
Ofc. Paul, a member of our Mounted Patrol Unit, takes part in Extreme Long Range shooting competitions, and as she explains, “In most competitions we engage steel targets at distances from 1500-4000 yds. Last week I was competing at the NRA Whittington Center and in one of the matches every competitor was able to make a cold bore world record attempt. On Friday I set a new cold bore world record by having three impacts on the first target of the day at a distance of 2464 yds (1.4 miles) Earlier this year I had my furthest impact in competition at 3155 yds (1.79 miles).”
And for those of you curious as to what she used, she adds, “The rifle I shoot is a .375 Cheytac built by Alamo Precision Rifles in North Richland Hills.”
Congratulations, Ofc. Paul!