Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption Achievements

Hail Mary

Get a kill greater than 35 yards with a Tomahawk.   

There are two ways to complete this; one is to invite a friend into a free roam and start throwing tomahawks at each other from various distances. The other involves throwing tomahawks down onto enemies from a great height. This achievement will require a lot of trial and error so be prepared to spend a few minutes with various trial and error attempts.

If you don't want to do this with someone else, head to Pike's Basin, start the hideout and allow yourself to die. You will now start at the very top of the canyon, instead of heading down, head to the far right of the canyon where you will find the furthest most objective. Stand up on the ridge and pick a target. You're now going to want to aim about an inch above the targets head. Throw a Tomahawk, then move your crosshair up if you miss. Keep doing this until you hit the enemy below.

Attempting this on flat ground can be quite tricky and require a lot of trial and error. With the Pike's Basin method you will already be well above your enemy and have a good 100 yards or so, you just need to hit the enemy.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by grimmo
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 11:58:33 AM

ride around in free roam until you find someone idol,(theres always someone idol, at least with my experience) and line it up, I find it easier when you on higher ground than the target

Comment #2 by cmcrouse
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 01:07:08 PM

I found that the easiest place to do it is in Tesoro Azul. If you are careful when walking up to the fort, you will see enemies on the rooftops. Since the Tomahawk is a silent weapon, if you miss they normally won't start shooting back.

Comment #3 by xGlaielx
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @ 12:00:24 AM

I boosted it with a friend, easiest way to go!

Comment #4 by ian110
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 06:53:26 PM

The game glitched and I got this by accident, i throw a flaming bottle and it switched to tomahawks and popped :S
Dodgy but so glad i have it now

Comment #5 by I excer I
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 12:12:23 AM

I got from killing AI riding a horse and NOT a player. I thought when reading here that you need to kill another player for the achievement.

Comment #6 by JT Fever
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 08:31:16 PM

I achieved this on private solo party, pikes basin hideout, is that sad and lonely or efficient, im not sure


Comment #7 by firefly991
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 02:28:23 PM

I threw a stick of dynamite into tesoro azul and got this!! :L

Comment #8 by cconan_1985
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 11:31:54 AM

The best way is on the Bison, I feel.

Comment #9 by cabletv99
Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 04:42:42 AM

ps this doesn't work on cows, just tested ;)


Comment #10 by MastyC8
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 01:08:50 AM

i stood on the railroad track and flung tomohawks at randoms and i got it

Comment #11 by Linguo TGR
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 10:04:53 PM

I got this from killing an AI in a town in free roam. didnt have to be nearly as far as i would have thought.

Comment #12 by OrphanedPenguin
Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ 06:06:39 PM

Do you have to like arc the tomahawk before throwing it or what? I pulled off some ridiculous kill and it didn't pop. What's up with it?

Comment #13 by marcman95
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 04:36:50 AM

my friend and i were in a private game doing challenges and he stared throwing knives at me so i threw these at him and got the cheevo

Comment #14 by Nasherx
Friday, August 12, 2011 @ 08:24:46 AM

I went to Escalera and waited for someone to stand still,
and then throw a barrage
of tomahawks at them.

I managed to do it, but i killed the army :P

Comment #15 by N00bodyCares
Saturday, January 14, 2012 @ 04:34:44 PM

Late to the party, I know, but worth mentioning that this ONLY works in multiplayer. (Wasted way too long before finding that out)

Comment #16 by WIN308ROB
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 12:17:31 PM

@6 me too, and a lot of patience.

Comment #17 by DEATHMODE974
Saturday, May 05, 2012 @ 01:09:22 AM

when you say it only works on multiplayer, does it mean you can kill ANYONE be it AI or player or does it have to be a player? could anyone please clear that out? i'm about to try this one out and i dont wanna waste my time doing it the wrong way...

Comment #18 by TheTrustyOldVet
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 02:59:52 PM

Thank God for N00body Care's advice. I was trying all day to get this and hit people from SOOO far away with no cheevo pop.

Now I know what I am going to be doing when I get home on public free roam tonight.

Comment #19 by The Gwyn Reaper
Saturday, May 19, 2012 @ 04:43:29 AM

SO it only works in multiplayer... does it have to be anpther online player - or can it just be a member of the townsfolk in freeroam??

Comment #20 by Excellentpie
Sunday, May 20, 2012 @ 07:14:46 AM

Just ask a friend to stand 35 yards away then kill him with the tomahawk

Comment #21 by PimpMyMako
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 03:58:07 AM

The train tracks at Chuparosa is a good place, get a friend to stand at bottom.

Comment #22 by lazy zombie
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 11:58:01 PM

anyone need help with this one? i need a partner for a couple achievements including this one


Comment #23 by IKV91
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 @ 11:30:55 AM

I'm willing to help anybody with any achievement/challenges for the price of 20 headshots per achievement/5 per challenge. My gt: IKV91.

Comment #24 by Molj
Thursday, May 23, 2013 @ 04:19:06 AM

My character seems to struggle to throw... or maybe thats just me.

Comment #25 by Fezleh
Thursday, July 04, 2013 @ 06:48:02 AM

I got this ages ago by throwing a random tomahawk down into pike's basin during a public free roam game, and somehow hitting another player with it. :D

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Game Info
Rockstar Games


US May 18, 2010
Europe May 21, 2010

HDD Space Required : 6.73 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $29.99USD
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