World Record Longest Shot
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2022
World Record for Longest Long-Range Rifle Shot Shattered – New Record 4.4 MILES
Jackson, WY: On September 13, 2022, a group of extreme-long-range shooting enthusiasts set a new world record when they achieved a confirmed target hit at 4.4 miles in the high desert of western Wyoming. Co-authors of Nomad Rifleman’s Guide to Extreme Long Range Shooting Fun, Scott Austin and Shepard Humphries, joined by a half-dozen friends, hit the 8” bullseye with their custom long-range rifle, surpassing the previous world record of 4 miles!
Background: After having a blast setting the Wyoming state record of 3.06 miles in 2020, Scott and Shepard decided to get a team together to have even more fun breaking the then world record, 4 miles, which had also been set in 2020. Their custom-built rifle, with parts coming in from all over the world, took over a year to build, and testing their systems, including optics, wind readers, and custom steel bunkers, took months more. “This was the most challenging, difficult, frustrating, time-consuming and yet rewarding professional project I have ever undertaken,” said Shepard Humphries.
“Together, we’ve spent over 1500 hours in research, highs and lows, blood, sweat, excitement and tears, with dozens of amazingly gifted people and businesses personally invested in the goal,” says Scott Austin. “This monumental task paid off yesterday with overwhelming satisfaction when we heard crackle over the radio: ‘We have our first target hit, confirmed. HIT!’”
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