International registry of long range rifle shooters who have achieved 1-mile or further hits!
Members of the One Mile Club
Who are the One Mile Club Members?
The one mile club is very small, probably under 2,500 people. There are a few hundred elite private and government military employees that have shot and hit humans at 1 mile or more. Our page is for fun sport shooters that shoot steel or paper targets.
There have been 50 BMG clubs for many years, and dozens or hundreds of people have had success. Since 2015, interest in long range shooting and extreme long range (ELR) shooting has grown. Being successful with a one mile shot on a paper or steel target is on the same level as climbing mount Everest, however fewer people have achieved the hit to join our club. Have you? If so, please register your hit with us HERE!
On June 2, 2018 in Western Wyoming Don was a special guest at a long range shooting experience. He used his new 22 Creedmoor made by Mac’s Gunworks and after getting it dialed in at 1,007 yards, he calculated his DOPE and asked Scott Austin to spot for him at 1790 yards. Scott confirmed this first round hit that landed 8 inches from center! https://www.macsgunworks.com
On October 9, 2018 achieved a 1-mile hit with a Ruger Precision Rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. Scope was a Vortex Razor Gen II and you used Hornady 147 grain ELD ammunition. Barrel was aiming 74 Minutes of Angle (MOA) over the target, which at 1,765 yards is 1,367 inches, or 114 feet! Bullet took about 3.5 seconds to travel to the target, and the sound of the hit took about 4.8 seconds to travel back to our ears.
You achieved two hits at 2,175 yards with Mac’s Gunworks Rem 700 rifle chambered in 7mm Remington Magnum. Your scope was a Vortex Viper Gen II. You used handloads with 195 grain Berger bullets. At 2,158 yards and 75 minutes of angle in your scope, your barrel was pointed 1,708 inches above the target, or 142 feet. In other words, to hit a can on a sidewalk, you would have had to aim at the 14th floor of the building behind the sidewalk!
July 31, 2018 in Wyoming … I was home visiting family and got together with my good friend Shepard Humphries who is a shooting instructor. He took me to a place near Jackson Hole, Wyoming and challenged me to hit the one mile target. It took me several shots to get there, but he stuck it out with me until I made the hit. During the time I was preparing to pull the trigger when I actually hit the target, the wind directions kept changing, about 5 to 8 MPH, but I finally got it. I was shooting a .300 WinMag, Remington 700 with Sierra 190 grain BTHP bullets. Shepard Humphries was witness.
My first hit at 1 mile was at a friend’s ranch near 3 Forks Montana on November 8, 2015 with a 300 WinMag. 15 MPH winds made it a challenge, however he was able to get a hit on target eventually. His wife Lynn and friend Andy Ward also scored hits. He said, “I was lucky in that my hit was closest to center, which I will pretend was due to my skill.” Since then, he has made many shots at over a mile, including 2,040 on his anniversary with his wife and 2,158. He is the founder of Nomad Rifleman, a premier private long range shooting experience firm based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Whittington Center in New Mexico, August 2015, Barrett M99 .50 BMG, Bullet flight time was 3.7 seconds, drop was 94 MOA, velocity at target was only 1,100 fps. The 7,500′ elevation and a 5 degree down-slope helped the ballistics. Dustin reports: “About six seconds after impact you would hear the ‘ding’.” (Editor’s note: The speed of sound at 7500′ elevation* is 1053.61 fps, or roughly 351.20 yards per second. The distance-to-target of 2100 yards divided by 351.2 works out to a 5.98 second time delay. )
at Nomad Rifleman Experience, Wyoming. With a 6.0 Creedmoor and lots of amazing coaching from Nomad Rifleman I was able to hit target and it felt amazing! Witness name and relationship to you: Shepard Humphries, friend and coach. Don Baldwin, owner of rifle I used and new friend. (link)
1760 yards, Utah, October 2016, 7mm-300 Win Mag built by Moon of Crescent Customs Parent case is a 300 Win Mag necked down to 7mm. Defiance Deviant Action, 28″ Bartlein #7 Contour 1:8.75 Twist Barrel Accuracy International AX 338 CIP Chassis Shillen trigger set to 1.5 lbs. Templar Tactical Archangel 30 cal suppressor + Tab cover Nightforce ATACR optics with MOAR reticle. Nightforce 6 bolt rings. Handloaded ammo: 180 gr Berger Hybrid at 3050 FPS
As a long range shooting instructor, I have been fortunate to play a lot. A recent fun string of shots with my Ruger Precision Rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, 140g, Vortex Razor Gen 2 scope, was on a 24″x48″ (1,152 square inch) target. I was able to fire quickly, getting 5 hits in a row with my 6.5 Creedmoor. Come out and do some private long range shooting with me! (link) Oh, and in September 2018, I set my new personal best on a 24″ circle at 2,158 yards! Fun!