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Well, after shooting random stuff yesterday with Oakey. I managed to hit an electrical box 85 yards away (Paced) with about a 5 mile an hour wind speed. Now this is not my farthest shot ever achieved (90 yards with Livonia's L96 at Second Front I believe was my farthest). But I figure I might as well ask it, what is the farthest recorded shot in your airsoft career that you've made and what rifle did you use as well as elements (Humidity, wind speed, visibility). I'm going to put 85 as my farthest because it was my highest confirmed with Oakey being right next to me followed by us walking out there and finding the nick/mark in the box where I hit. (It was aprox 4" wide by 5" tall).
 

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Well considering I am still pretty new at sniping, I've had a lucky shot and hit I would say about 60 yards. I used my friends m24 there was really not much wind it was during the summer.

PS:Nice shot
 

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Not bad Spartan. Definatly a good shot for someone newer to the sport, I don't think I achieved a 60 yard shot until I got my Offizier and dropped upgrades into it.
 

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Does it have to be a called hit or a "You know you hit them but there bastards and dont call it" hit? Because I made a nice little 75yard (give or take) shot at the SFOD field into a buildings second floor, hit the guy in the goggles, i got to see the pink .3 bounce of his goggles and back out the window and then he just ducked down and then began to spray wildly out the window.

I had Gestapo' with me. He was with me before a small ambushed happened and we went our seperate ways. He even said "Man that sucks. I saw you hit him in the goggles!"

He kinda bulldogged it with me for 10-15 minutes.
So I am not making this up.
 

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Last year at one of the SpyOps games, I was dug in a nice little hide with a view of about 70% of the field. Three tangos made their way down the middle of the field, sweeping small bunkers and what not. I took the shot on their point man, confirmed kill on the arm, by dusty who was dug in about ten yards away from the downed tango. Paced out the distance to Just under 60 yards.

Mid summer day, about 80 degrees, with little to no wind, high humidity.
 

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I'd say count whatever you think you've honestly hit. If you really did make that shot then I would call it. If you just so happened to actually walk to the guy after the shot and confirm it, or you were with someone and they saw the shot. Then that's a plus. But usually I've actually noticed with high amounts of humidity you can only make about a a 65-70 yard shot max with a rifle but without you can catch another 10-15 yards. Funny how it actually seems to play a role in it.
 

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Of course with more humidity the air is more dense, which as a factor on the sustained velocity on the BB, also temperature as a factor as well. Warm air is more dense, meaning the sustained velocity is also reduced, so in theory, you should gain longer shots with temperatures below, about 68 degrees, and below 60% humidity.

How much of a factor this has on airsoft, I don't know. But perhaps I'll gather some peeps and we can get some testing done.
 

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Well, my rifle is up for testing. I think that if anything my gun shoots best in the winter time. With no wind it shoots dead straight everytime with a slight dip up before a slow decent. So, I can just tell exactly where my shots go everytime, which is ideal. However with the hop up freezing like it did at battle of the bulge. I don't know if it's worth it. In my opinion the most ideal weather would be during Fall.
 

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I'd say count whatever you think you've honestly hit. If you really did make that shot then I would call it. If you just so happened to actually walk to the guy after the shot and confirm it, or you were with someone and they saw the shot. Then that's a plus. But usually I've actually noticed with high amounts of humidity you can only make about a a 65-70 yard shot max with a rifle but without you can catch another 10-15 yards. Funny how it actually seems to play a role in it.
Well in that case...

In all honesty I made about a 80 yard shot at obtained a headshot in the enemies right goggle lens. It went into the window, hit him in the goggles, and bounced back out right past the cloth acting as a "window blind". He didnt call it. I had Gestapo next to me helping me "spot" and even commented on how much it sucks that people werent calling there hits.
 

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i put 85, because the shot i took was between 80-90, i didnt walk it.

but the game was at an OC rec game (the RAGE boys know the game) and there were a couple laying down on a small hill. i came up on the side that game me a full body shot even though they were laying down. took a shot, over compensated distance and wind speed, missed his head by a couple feet. he heard the "wizz" and began to look around. my next shot hit him in the upper quad area. he looked around for a couple seconds before actually calling himself out.

Edit: rifle was an upgraded maruzen l96. wind speed was pretty low.
 

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mine was probably 55- 65 now that I think about it probably closer to 65. BUT during one game there was a person at least 90 yards away and I was using .28 BB's on a cool dry day with very little if any wind, and I knew for a fact my 470 fps rifle had no chance but I had pretty good cover and decided to attempt a shot. It was across a open field and I was on a hill. I aimed about 5-7 feet above his head and took a prayer shot. As I watched the BB fly threw the air at about the 70 yard mark it started wobbling and dropping fast. It went a few feet in front of his face as he was crouched down. I was so mad that I almost hit a solid 90 yard target! Nobody would have believed me if i had hit him but I was darn close. I wish i could hit a 90 yard mark Better start my Upgrades!!!
 

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probably longest kill for me 45-50 yards, with a ghetto modded super9 pro. i finally sold the gun and am looking for something new. the M4 just doesnt cut it when im a sniper at heart
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anyway, my longest shot on an object was like 115 yards or something like that with my old M82, the target was a coke can. the distance was mesured with a Leupold Laser Range Finder.

but in terms of an actual combat kill, i couldnt tell you. i dont really keep track of distances. but i would say probably in the 60-65 yards range with my old CA M24. some kid was standing in the open reloading his AK so i took the shot, hit him, and of course he didnt call his hit ::) so i got up and charged him with my 941 Jericho, got him, he called it, and walked back to my spot and continued playing. My team captian at the time wasnt really happy i did that though but whatever, i joined a better team so it doesnt really matter
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I know this thread is a little on the old side but it is for stories. Anyways, my longest shot in combat was about 65-70 yards. It was at the SFOD field and I was in the city shooting out towards the D-day bunkers. This was at Op blu-ray and it was the game where our team had to find some motherboard or something. So anyways, everyone was on the south side of the bunkers on the other team trying to take cover from the rest of my team coming through the forest. I was using my M24 when it was shooting about 485 fps and the hop-up was a little high. Well I got lots of hits that time most between about 60 or so yards to the second bunker and then my longest of that spree was by the trench by the bunkers. I thought it was funny how sometimes I would miss the first shot because of the hop-up and the BB would hit the bunker not a foot or so away from their head and they wouldn't even flinch. Later on that day, I was up in the embassy shooting towards the north side of the field and hit a kid maybe 40-45 yards out and I say it hit him and right after, he went on one knee and put skypilots sniper up on his friends shoulder using him as a bi-pod and started shooting at me. It took 3 hits from my m24 to finally make his friend leave. (I have picture proof of the kid doing this lol) Other than that, my longest shot was about 80 yards hitting a street sign in my sub. Shot was taken from inside my garage with the garage door maybe 3 feet up so no one could see me. No real wind to speak of moderate humidty, and about 70 degrees.
 

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Oakey said:
Of course with more humidity the air is more dense, which as a factor on the sustained velocity on the BB, also temperature as a factor as well.
True, higher humidity will have a greater per cubic denisty than lesser humid air.

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Warm air is more dense, meaning the sustained velocity is also reduced, so in theory, you should gain longer shots with temperatures below, about 68 degrees, and below 60% humidity.
Incorrect. Warm air is less dense than colder air. The less dense the air becomes (warmer) the less lift is provided.

According to Bernelli's theory, the hop-up creates a back spin that provides lift to the BB. There for, warm air will provide less lift on the BB than colder air. As a result a BB in warm air will need to travel faster to create the same amount of lifting force than in cold air. (vY)

However, the opposite effect on a BB is occur in colder air. Since colder air is more dense, the airspeed of a BB will be less. (vX)Resulting in a slower FPS, or requiring a strong spring to maintain the same FPS as compaired in warmer temps.

In short.
Colder temps will provide more lift, a shorter distance at a slower speed. (vX)

Warmer temps will provide less lift, further distance and faster speeds. (vY)

If a hop up is fixed into position on a 70 degree day to travel straight for x yards, and then shot again on a colder temp day (such as 35degrees) the BB will 'over hop' due to the backspin of the BB generating more lift.

Btw, The best temps for the longest shot will occur at median air temperature of 55 degress.
 

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i put 90 yards.....this shot was actually made across the woods with 1 shot and i hit the guy in the back. I had to aim about 3 feet above his head, and 1 foot to the right to hit him, good thing i know my rifle well :)
 

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Barely fifty... I'm sure it would be higher... IF I would be allowed with fore firepower...
Stupid national rules...
 

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Well actually, your areas' rules are 510 FPS with a .2g bb? Correct? (170 mps with .2)

If that's the case, you're only shooting 50 FPS less than me, which would only limit you in theory by about 10 yards lower than what I can hit.

My advice is turn up your hop up and use heavier bb's, you'll get that 75-80 yard shot.
 

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Heavier costs more money. : P And they aren't as easy to get as thease 0,3 grams I use...
 

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I think many people over estimate ranges and claim further hits then the reality of the situation. However, nice to see people on this forum appear some what more honest and give more realistic distances.

I suggest that although super high powered rifles can spew pellets out to very long range using high elevation lob shooting, that this rarely results in a hit.

Longest I have hit someone is 100m (around 115 yards, measure on a map from one field boundary to another) on a stationary and willing mansized target. It was with a KJW M700P (version 1) with 0.28g and took 33 shots (yes 3 mags!!!).

In games I have rarely hit at extreme range and I suggest my longest is really 90 yards. Due to the nature of the sites I play at, ranges are often reduced due to foliage or undulating terrian and ridges.

Good Hunting ;)
 
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