ICYMI: Texan makes 3-mile shot

A man from West Texas set a new world record after hitting his target from 3 miles away.

Bill Poor, 41, said. “Took 8 shots to put one on Target on a cold west Texas morning with a custom built Robert Vestal .408 Cheytac rifle! is it a record you be the judge!”

He hit a 53″ target from 5,280 with a .408 CheyTac firing a 390 gr bullet at 3,160 fps. Took him eight shots.

The previous record of 2.84 miles (5,000 yards) had been set by retired Navy SEAL Charles Melton in 2017 after firing thirty-eight shots.