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I admit to prejudice before viewing. I was going to identify all kinds of BS and claim "FAKE!"

Had to dump that attitude right away before even seeing the shot because it was Jerry Miculek.

I'm with the rest of you. How in Sam Hill did he even see that balloon?
 

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Hell, everybody knows pistols are only good for 15 or 20 feet. All the gun writer experts, drips under pressure, know that. I get a good laugh every time I read that or see it in some stupid Hollywood time waste.
I'm with you folks. I can see 1,000 yards, big red barns, multistory buildings, but without a good scope no way I'd ever hit anything smaller.
I doubt me and my model 29 could hit anything until it was say 100 yds.
 

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Just guessing, Jerry didn't see the balloon, but the steel plate the balloon was attached to. AND the bullet may not have hit the balloon directly, but hit the steel plate, fragmented and at least one of the bullet fragments popped the balloon. Just a thought.
 

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Just guessing, Jerry didn't see the balloon, but the steel plate the balloon was attached to. AND the bullet may not have hit the balloon directly, but hit the steel plate, fragmented and at least one of the bullet fragments popped the balloon. Just a thought.
That's exactly what happened but it's still an amazing shot to hit the plate at that distance. Hell, even seeing it is a challenge.
 
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Jerry with guns is like Chuck for ...everything else, they both get very lucky sometimes. It could be possible, God knows how many shots it took to get it on that plate but one thing for sure we all know he doesn't pay for his ammo :lol:

Edit: after watching the video... does anyone else think the barrel of a 9mm should've been pointing a lot higher to even reach 1000 yards? watching the ride to the plate it looks like it was going upwards all the way





With that angle a good cal. rifle yes, but the 4 or 5 grains or powder of a 9mm...... the sandy hill at best
 

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In the video he said he was aiming 75-80 yards above the target.
Problem is we're not in space there's gravity and air resistance and the power behind a 9mm bullet will only send it so far
Call me skeptical but I can't see how that bullet reached that plate even less with enough power to splat and burst the balloon with fragments even if it's from Jerry.
 

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Problem is we're not in space there's gravity and air resistance and the power behind a 9mm bullet will only send it so far
Call me skeptical but I can't see how that bullet reached that plate even less with enough power to splat and burst the balloon with fragments even if it's from Jerry.
A 9mm will have plenty of power left at 1000 yds to do that. There is a rock about the size of two basketballs on the berm at my range at 400yds. We frequently try to shot it with handguns but it only works when the ground is real dry and dusty so we can see where we're hitting. We hit it often but certainly not on the first or second try....well me anyway, my buddy seems to do much better. With a .45 you have to aim real high at that distance compared to a 9mm
 

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I guess it could be possible, but I'd definitely have to be there at the 1000 yard mark even if there's no balloon 1000 yards for a 9mm seems (to me anyways) impossible. Even if you give it the perfect angle so it would extend it's maximum trajectory, to me it's l not enough powder power to reach 1000 yards. (1760 yards in a mile)
 

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Remember a .22 can travel a mile or more.
 
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I've only used one of those red dot sights in astronomy. I was surprised how accurate it is to use. Straight from it to a high magnification eye piece. You're on it. Extremely accurate.
Gun was obviously set up for the shot. He said about 150 feet of drop.
He still drives like a supertrucker.
 
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