Reply to post: you call that a sniper rifle...

Canadian sniper makes kill shot at distance of 3.5 KILOMETRES

Fr. Ted Crilly

you call that a sniper rifle...

This is a sniper rifle.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8.8_cm_Flak_18/36/37/41

I remember reading a Gun Digest annual article waay back when.

Apparently 88's were being tested at Aberdeen proving ground during the war several of the captured guns were well capable of 1 minute of arc (MOA) shooting at 1000 yards [thats essentially a 10 inch circle] with some of the test guns appearing to (maybe) do a little better, which I suspect may have had more to do with ammo variation etc. Although given the size of the 'oles in the target boards its open to a bit of debate No doubt this was achieved under as perfect still temperature and wind conditions etc.

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