Former Army Ranger Makes 1,000 Yard Off Hand Shot With .50 Cal Rifle

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No matter what the conditions, hitting a target at 1,000 yards with any gun requires some serious skill. But hitting a target at 1,000 yards with a Barrett M107 .50 cal rifle off-hand (standing up without support of a rest) is just flat-out incredible.

Ryan Cleckner, a former Army Ranger and long rang rifle instructor at Texas Triggers Ranch in Sonora, Texas, was able to make that very shot — on his one and only attempt.

Realizing the difficulty of the shot, Cleckner was hesitant to let the camera crew record his attempt because it may look like “goofing around.” But he’s probably really glad he gave in to the constant “urging and egging on” by guests and staff members at Texas Triggers Ranch.

“I’m just not going to hit 1,000 yards,” Cleckner says in the video prior to attempting the shot.

Boy, was he wrong.

As the video also states: Don’t try this one at home. Watch the amazing footage below:

Since being posted on YouTube last week, the video already has more than 720,000 views.

Visit Texas Triggers’ website here.