Riton at the Range
Iron Horse Firearms Collaboration
Can an AR-15 platform gun hit at 1760 yards? That’s a little over 17 and a half football fields lined up back-to-back!! Well……. We tried. This is how it went down.
First, let’s talk about all the equipment we used.
-Riton Optics 7 Conquer 3-24×56 MRAD
-Riton By Contessa 34MM Cantilever Mount
-Ironhorse 6mm Arc with Thumb Trigger
-Hornady Match 108g Ammunition
First, we found a place in the Utah west desert to give this thing a try. Jimi S., Owner at Iron Horse Firearms and bad ass Marine, was out with us on this trip along with an awesome film crew.
We arrive early morning because the wind is calmest in the morning at this spot in the Utah west desert. We set up and get our 100 yard zero. This means we shoot at 100 yards to make sure we are dead center and then we set our zero stops and/or zero reset our turrets. (Check our Riton University for more on this https://youtu.be/XVTSdbRVP4k) Now I already had dope (Data On Previous Engagements https://youtu.be/8X74y5f5Gjs) on my Ironhorse 6mm ARC so I let Jimi go first. Jimi went from a 100 yard zero and dial strait to a mile. This is bold and he got close but no impacts!
Now its team Riton’s turn, and I was up to bat. I also went from 100 yard zero to 1 mile, but I had already dialed to a mile on previous occasions and had a good idea what it would take! Not only do you have to dial for the elevation to get out to a mile… you also must consider the spinning of the earth, the spin drift of the bullet caused by the riflings in the barrel and the hardest thing to account for… WIND!
I’d like to give a shout out to my spotter Mike Seminoff (AIRBORNE!). Without a good spotter you will struggle to make impacts at this distance. After 4 shots we got the elevation and wind figured out and were able to get at least 3 in a row on target. 18’ wide and 36″ tall. If the target was 16.5”x16.5” it would be like shooting a quarter at 100 yards.
Great optics, great ammo and a great rifle made all the difference on this adventure! Check out the full video here! (https://youtu.be/4X7KTkBuLao)