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 by clicking HERE!
John Ridgeway 1760 + yards. Bland, VA. October 5, 2019, Hit a 2moa Target (actually a Boulder) at 1760+ yards. 4 times out of 6 shots. Using Tikka TX3 Tac A1, 6.5 Creedmoor, 140 grains ELD match bullets with Lapua Brass and 41.2 grains of H4350. Vortex Razor HD Gen II 4.5-27. 92 moa of Elevation, 8 moa of Wind Hold. 1760 + yards. Ranged nearby object at 1756 yards on my Sig Kilo Binos. We were on Hilltop looking up the side of a Mountain, hard to get Wind Speed but, held 8 moa of Windage.
Brock Putman 1,760 yards. Clinton, SC. March 9, 2019. Used a Ruger American Predator in 6.5 Creedmoor, with an SWFA SS Fixed 10x, shooting factory Hornady 140ELD-M rounds. Strelok called for 97 moa, only had 83 moa in my turrets. Held 14 moa over, got five hits in a row once my spotter walked me in. 10-12MPH Wind, (4-5 shots until first impact).
Randy Wise 2,158 yards. Camp Atterbury Indiana. Savage 338 Lappua. 7.5MPH wind, August 23rd 2019, three consecutive hits including cold bore at 2158, New ELR Central World Record. Read about it HERE!
Phil Rogers 1,785 yards. Wyoming. Went with great coach and friend, Shepard Humphries of Nomad Rifle Experience, 16 hits on 24×48 inch target, 4 inside 15×15 inch center target with Ruger Precision Rifle, 6.5 Creedmoor 5-10 knots variable, gusting to 15+ / Sept 4, 2019
Michael Ward 1,800 yards. Cresson Texas. 300 PRC Ruger Precision Rifle w/ Vortex Golden Eagle. Working on some dope for my setup. Shot out to 1800 yards on steel targets. Dialed back down to 800 (shortest distance on that particular range) dialed back out to 1800 hit second attempt. 5mph wind. July 10, 2019
Kevin Sexton 1,850 yards. August 24th, 2019 Camp Atterbury, In. ELR World Record Challenge, 1850 yds. 8MPH wind. 2nd time trying was a charm ,1st time 2018 was a miss. Witness: Aaron Farmer NRA Competition Director . Gun was a Stock M99 416 Barrett
Mark Lonsdale 3,165 yards. 3-5MPH Winds average, Member of Team McMillan and Team Global Precision; FCSA and Ko2M competitor; top team 2019 and 4th place overall. Witness: Paul Phillips and Derek Rodgers – Team mates on Team Global Precision. 1 July 2018 – 1,900 yds – Raton, NM, 21 May 2019 – 2,725 yds – FCSA ELR Challenge – Raton, NM, 23 May 2019 – 2,267 yds – FCSA 1.5 mile ELR match – Raton, NM, 1 July 2019 – 3,165 yds – Ko2M Finals (4th place) – Raton, NM .
Todd Scholtens, Kyle Scholtens and Cade Scholtens 1,760 yards 28 Nosler. August 3, 2019, 6MPH wind from 9-oclock. I took my two boys out to nearby Daniel Wyoming to try the mile shot with A Christiansen 28 Nosler shooting Berger 195 EOL w Retumbo powder. I hit on my third shot, my son (15 yrs old) hit on his third shot, then my other son 17 yrs old hit on his 4th shot on an 18×24 target! All the planets aligned that day! –Todd
Don Baldwin 1,790 yards 22 Creedmoor. 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
Eric Adams 1,765 yards with 6.5 Creedmoor & 2,175 Yards with 7mm. 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 he 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. He achieved two hits at 2,175 yards with Mac’s Gunworks Rem 700 rifle chambered in 7mm Remington Magnum. His 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!
Matthew Mellor 1,790 yards Rem 700 300 WinMag. 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.
Kent Reeve 1,788 yards 1788 yards, Indiana, NRA ELR One-Mile Competition, July 2017.
Brian Litz 1,788 yards 1788 yards, Indiana, NRA ELR One-Mile Competition, July 2017. Litz is a great shooter and scientist and has hit even longer shots, yes, more than double!
Alexander Smith 1850-1900 yards with a 7mm Rem Mag 1850-1900 yards, Dumas, TX on March 24, 2018. 7-9 MPH wind witnessed by John King III.
Shepard Humphries 2,175 Yards Remington 700 with 7mm RemMag. 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.
David Tubb 1,788 yards 1788 yards, Indiana, NRA ELR One-Mile Competition, July 2017. Tubb is a great shooter and has hit even longer shots!
Rusty Phillips 1,788 yards 1788 yards, Indiana, NRA ELR One-Mile Competition, July 2017.
Steve Harris 1760 yards with .338 Edge 11-17-18 Belmont Mississippi. I am 66 yrs old I accomplished a mile stone been a reloading for 40 yrs, my rifle was a 338 Edge on Savage with a McGowan barrel with a 3×18 Nightforce with a 30 moa base. 4MPH wind. Witness: Phil Cann
David Ferrin 1760 yards with .338 Edge 3-31-19 Immokalee, Florida. 5-6MPH wind. Witness: Ric Freidberg-Friend and Match Director of SFPRA
Horacio D Delgado 2063 yards with a 6.5 Creedmoor Hit 4/of 5 shots into 15” circle followed by 8 of 10 shots. Using custom 6.5 Creedmoor 26” bbl, 5-25×56 NightForce ATACR scope (similar to this scope: https://amzn.to/31TlnHN ). Witnesses: Kevin Hafer & Derek Westover (relationship – friends)
Dustin Ellermann 2100 yards 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. )
Michael Myers 1,760 Yards Savage 7mm Rem Mag Factory Savage Long Range Hunter – 7mm Rem Mag, Silencerco Saker suppressor, Nightforce ATACR optics, 1760 yards, Utah, August 2015.
Brigette Christensen 1,790 yards with 6.5 Creedmoor Accuracy International 1790 yards, June 2018, Wyoming Long Range Shooting Experience – Nomad Rifleman. Used fellow shooter’s rifle with a Schmidt & Bender scope.
Jeff Odor 6.5 Creedmoor, 1760 yards
Andy Ward 1,790 yards. Macmillen 300WM . I joined the one mile club in 2015. I was on my ranch near Three Forks Montana with friends in heavy and gusty winds, but I got my first hit with 190g Sierra Matchkings. Since then I have also hit with the custom 338 Lapua I built.
M. White 1,788 yards 1788 yards, Indiana, NRA ELR One-Mile Competition, July 2017.
Dan Pohlabel 1,788 yards 1788 yards, Indiana, NRA ELR One-Mile Competition, July 2017.
Randy Ori 1760 yards, Utah, June 26th 2016 6.5 Swede built on a Remington Classic Long Action, 31″ Heavy Palma Contour Pac Nor barrel + “Muzzle Brakes & More” two piece muzzle brake, Boyd’s Stock – Sightron S2 Fixed 32x optic, Ammo: Handloaded 6.5 Swedish using Berger 140 gr Hybrids going 3120 FPS
Keith Bishop 338 Edge, 1760 yards Utah, May 20th, 2016
Bruce Artus .308 Ackley with 220 Sierras, 3120 yards.
Autumn Meeks 1,790 yards with a 6.0 Creedmoor.
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)
Momo Renkes 1790 yards / 6.5 Creedmoor I was an invited guest to a Nomad Rifleman event, and my first time shooting beyond 600 yards I was able to get a one mile shot!
Pat Surline 1760 yards Remington XP 100 Action 18″ Lothar Walther barrel + Holland Quick Discharge muzzle brake McMillan Benchrest Stock Sightron S3 6-24 optics, 1760 yards, Utah, June 19th 2016
Bryce Bergen 1760 yards 7mm-300WinMag 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
Patrick R. 1,760 yards with Remington MSR 1760 yards, Remmington MSR, Texas, Outback Rifle Club, April 2017
Clarence Ferguson 3657 yards with a 338 Lapua. | 3657 yards, June 2017, 338 Lapua Coldshot 150 Nightforce NXS |
Tony Molina 1790 yards with 300 Win Mag June 2018, Wyoming Firearms Training Instructors & VIP clients day with Nomad Rifleman. Tony hit a 2MOA target at 1790 yards with his front rest being a water jug with a sandbag on it.
Ed Connors 2,160 yards with a 338 Lapua. | 3 consecutive shots at 2160 yards, March 2017, .338 Lapua Mangum, went out for a day on a friend’s ranch |
Josh Nelson 1760 yards. | 1760 yards, Utah, June 4th, 2016, Desert Tech HTI – 50 BMG, Nightforce ATACR 5-25 x 56mm optics |
Paul Phillips 1783 yards with a 338 Lapua. | Indiana, .388 Lapua Magnum/Nightforce NXS 8-32, out on private land. Wanted to shoot a balloon that is 10” in diameter, October 2013 |
Bill Poor 3475 yards, 338/378 Weatherby. | 3475 yards, 338/378 Weatherby Mangum, New Mexico!!! September 2016, went out for a day on his friend’s ranch.
Mark and Sam 1760+ AfterWork YouTube channel. They have hit a mile multiple times, as well as 2 miles shots, with multiple different guns out in Australia.
Hunter Christensen 1,790 yards with 6.5 Creedmoor Accuracy International 1790 yards, June 2018, Wyoming Long Range Rifle Experience – Nomad Rifleman https://mikeshouts.com/jackson-hole-shooting-experience/
Mike Davidson, 1762 yards with 6.5×284 Gunwerks LR-1000 chambered in 6.5×284, May 2012, Cody, Wyoming, Went out for fun to film a video doing it in a cool winter landscape.
Lynn Sherwood 1,765 yards. Remington 700 Sendero 300WM . Southern Montana, 2015. In 2017, Lynn beat her personal best with a hit at 2,040 with a 7mm Remington Magnum http://oddlygrateful.com/a-memory-of-my-daughter-lauren-sherwood/
Scott Austin 1,790 yards 6.5 Creedmoor, 140g, Vortex Razor Gen 2 scope. 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!
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