Re: This guy is a show-off
Ever read about Billy Dixon at the battle of Adobe Walls. Took a flyer at an Indian on a horse with a borrowed Sharps rifle and hit the brave at 7/8 of a mile. Quannah Parker, was with the Indian and claimed the bullet hit a rock and bounced up into the Indian's thigh. Dixon admitted it was a "scratch shot" Regardless of who was later interviewed, they all agreed on the distance and that the Indian was struck by the bullet.
At the Battle of Saratoga, Tim Murphy climbed a pine tree with his long rifle and shot the British general off his horse. It took three of four shots, but is reported to have been 438 yds distance by some accounts.
The wind, humidity, temperature and thermoplanes at 1,000 yds means it could only have been a combination of some skill with a lot of luck.