The discussion of the 400 yard 1911A2 got me thinking, and I am just wondering how far most of the members have shot at. I am going to open it up to any center-fire firearm cartridge (tankers, arty, attack helicopter pilots, ect... please limit it to .50 cal and below). I know before I joined the Marines, the furthest I was able to shoot locally was 200 yards for a rifle. While you can kind of compensate for limited distance by adjusting target size, it isn't really the same, because it doesn't teach you range estimation and wind calls. I always thought it was very satisfying to be able to build my confidence with longer shots, that showed me my fundamentals were good. But as a civilian there seems to be a limited number of ranges where shooters can take truly long shots.
While in I shot the M-16 out to about 650-700 yards (with an ACOG) and that was probably as far as that weapon could be stretched. (we qualified yearly at 200, 300, 500 yards). I shot the M-249 SAW out to 900 yards with open sights (area fire). And the Ma Deuce .50 cal out to about 1200 yards.
If you want to include any pertinent info, that would be appreciated as well