"Shot of the Century" Bill Dixon

This figure is drawn from what he saw ohrenevshy Indians, remembering what happened to their descendants.
Walks in the Wild West legend of Bill Dixon, better known as "shot century┬╗.

The story tells of a shot at 1539 yards (about 1.5 km) from the 13mm rifle afflicting Indian sitting on a horse.
Shot very unusual - "slow bullet" rifle black powder flying distance for 5 seconds or more, after flying distance on such a steep trajectory that to hit the target height of 1.8 meters is necessary to determine the distance to an accuracy of 2.5 meters. < br /> If you still consider that he shot without optical sight, the case - just fantastic

Billy Dixon

After 5 seconds Indian on a horse could go far away from their initial location. It can be assumed that this was one of the leaders to observe the course of the battle.
Of course, there will always be those who will say - yes, he just fired the wrong way and accidentally hit. - Yes I Am. But he really hit and went down in history as the marksman of the 19th century. In addition, his shot was another significant consequence except glory unsurpassed arrow and killed the Indian.
The remaining Indians sensibly decided that in this situation it except a bullet in his head to catch and there is nothing to make the legs.
But his arms 50-90 Sharps:

Comparative trajectory of bullets .50-90 and 7.62 NATO

Currently competitions in shooting at long distances from the black powder weapons on behalf of fellow Dixon, in whose honor the same name Dixon Creek in the United States.

Here and gain fame.


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