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Warren
October 12, 2005, 04:39 PM
Some yahoos shoot at another person's targets! ***! (http://sigforum.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/230601935/m/153109773)

I don't get that thought process at all.

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Godfather
October 12, 2005, 04:46 PM
No...

Idiots.

bakert
October 12, 2005, 04:56 PM
I saw this happen quite a bit a few years back at the indoor range I shoot at. Most times but not always by some smart--- that thought it cute to bewilder a new or inexperienced shooter. Haven't seen any of that lately under the new management. I've heard of it happening at outdoor rifle ranges where some fool actually shot at someone elses target by mistake but never seen it myself.

dakotasin
October 12, 2005, 04:57 PM
sure. i do it all the time. never knew it was bad practice. figured they are targets, and we are all here to shoot, so i just let 'em fly. maybe next time i'll ask before i shoot somebody else's targets.

ahh, i'm just kidding, and because of people like these is why i don't go to public ranges. access to your own farm is a good thing.

Jacobus Rex
October 12, 2005, 05:13 PM
Shooting at other peoples targets on purpose would be very rude. :scrutiny:

At one of my CCW renewal classes here in Texas, I saw a class member shooting at the wrong target! I'm assuming that he didn't do it on purpose.

James

Shear_stress
October 12, 2005, 05:20 PM
Had this happen at a range in California that had a dedicated 40 yard tin-can set up. I'm plinking away when a couple of yahoos with an SA SOCOM and a few twenty-round magazines (probably the byproduct of a clandestine trip to Reno) sidle on up to the firing line. Anyway, there is a BOOM-BOOM-BOOM-BOOM-BOOM-BOOM-BOOM-BOOOM-BOOM-BOOM-BOOM, and one of my cans falls over. After the fulsillade ended, I told them politely that if they were going to be shooting my cans, I was going to be shooting their rifle.

And that's how I got to plink with a SOCOM.

R.H. Lee
October 12, 2005, 05:28 PM
I wouldn't be 'polite'. I'd insult them with the intention of angering them to the max. By the time I'm done, they'll have a resentment that will last into the middle of next month.

Lupinus
October 12, 2005, 05:34 PM
Go collect the pumpkin pieces and throw it into the front seat of their car/s with as much of the pumpkin guts as possible

MrTuffPaws
October 12, 2005, 05:41 PM
I shot the wrong target at the 100 yard rifle range before. Luckily, no one one was took the lane beside me, so no one noticed. :o

spacemanspiff
October 12, 2005, 06:27 PM
sometimes i do it when i feel sorry for the poor marksmanship of the other shooter. everyone should have at least one nice group on their paper, right?

Dr.Rob
October 12, 2005, 07:30 PM
It can happen when you get tunnel vision looking through a scope... always pays to have a shooting buddy watching your work when you are sighting in...

"dagnab it where'd that last round go? I swear I was tight on that :cuss: target! I had me a :cuss: half inch five shot group working!

Rob! Take a look at the target NEXT to it.

"Oops."

--------

But actually shooting up someone else's targets on purpose? Heck no.

bogie
October 12, 2005, 07:30 PM
I was at an indoor range, and a city cop who _really_ needed practice to qualify was shooting in the lane over. There's a BIG difference between 9mm and .45 ACP. Sad thing is that it wasn't done on purpose.

I've also been at benchrest matches where folks will plink at other folks' sighter targets. It's _really_ interesting if you can get 15-20 people to open up on one victim's sighter right after "commence fire." Then there are the people who get things like hats or t-shirts shot... Usually the match director will get on the PA - "There's a bright orange thing that someone left hanging from the bottom of target frame 33 - We think it belongs to Fred. Don't nobody shoot it, okay? Commence fire!"

James T Thomas
October 12, 2005, 07:50 PM
When I first read your complaint, I thought, I know this guy! My brother shot his target at the public range this Sunday. However, CA is not PA.

The offended shooter, had placed up targets on the 100, 50, 25, and 10 yd. ranges during the cease fire. No-one paid attention much; we were all placing up ours too. Then he went with his kids to the 50 yd. range and shot there. This guy had his littlest jump up right in front of his loaded muzzle, and what appeared to be his oldest boy waving the two inch barrel pistol towards the woman shooter to the left of them! I don't think she even saw this.

My poor brother had asked all the shooters at the 10 yd. pistol range if the targets directly in front of him belonged to anyone, and was assured that no, they were left there by someone.

This irate shooter would then go up and down the range berating all the unfortunate schmoes who had "the nerve" to shoot his targets.

It is aggravating to have your target deliberately shot at, but then, there are some "sportsmen" who need more than their sights adjusted.

odysseus
October 12, 2005, 08:06 PM
It has happened around me at the long range rifle courses. Never at an indoor pistol range. Ouch!

I personally did it once years ago using irons at 200 yds for my first shots on a friend's bench. It was a communication error as I sat in to the bench on my friends rifle. Fortunetly, it was my target to the right anyway. Very embarassing... you learn from those incidents!

Did anyone watch the final sessions of the rifle matches from last year's Olympics? US lost a Gold because shooter shot at wrong target.

It happens...

WarMachine
October 12, 2005, 08:13 PM
I am convinced that when a firearm enters into the hands of certain individuals, that their higher brain functions are somehow overridden.

The cause of this I do not know. :rolleyes:

rallyhound
October 12, 2005, 08:19 PM
I find that most people dont mind as long as i put on in the center for um.

Oldtimer
October 13, 2005, 11:06 AM
"The day I out-shot a 'scoped .270 hunting rifle with my .22 pistol", by.....ME!

This happened several years ago, at a somewhat remote spot in the Mojave Desert that TOO many recreational shooters knew about.

A perfect back-stop for shooting just about anything, for it was a huge volcanic hill, and the target area was at least 100 yards wide. You could set up targets of your choice and, depending upon how far up the hillside you wanted to climb, could safely shoot all the way out to 150 yards distance.
I was out there with 4 of my shooting buddies, enjoying the weather, clean air and the shooting.

A pick-up truck with 3 strangers pulled up to our spot, and politely asked if they could share it for some target practise. No problem, for the area was big enough to have at least a dozen shooters lined up. While the strangers set up their target stands, all of us took a break. When the strangers were finished, they signalled that they were about to start shooting. STILL, no problem! At least they seemed to know general safety procedures!

Okay, so one of the strangers broke out a 'scoped .270 bolt-action hunting rifle, and one of his friends was "calling" his shots as he aimed at one of their paper targets. While the .270 shooter was shooting, I made myself a snack and relaxed, without giving much attention to the strangers. They were doing "okay", as far as I knew, until...

The .270 shooter must have gotten "bored" with trying to punch holes through HIS paper targets, for one of my shooting buddies yelled over to me, "Hey, he's shooting at YOUR steel plate target!"
It was a piece of 1/2" mild steel plating, about 6"x8" in size, painted white, and I had told all of my buddies that it was to only be used for .22's and handguns....not center-fire rifles. Add to that, it had been set up on the hillside to the LEFT of the entire width of the shooting area! The strangers were to our far RIGHT, so the .270 shooter was aiming at a diagonal angle across the "open" shooting area! That was MY target, not THEIRS!

I started toward the strangers, but one of my buddies held me back and said, "Hey, let him go ahead and shoot at it! You can always get another steel plate!" I paused, realizing how angry I was, and felt that I might do something STOOPID if I approached those idiots. Yes, I backed down, but cursed under my breath.

The .270 shooter went through 20 rounds of ammo, with his buddy still calling for him. The spotter kept on saying "high, to the left", "low, to the right", etc. 20 rounds, and NO hits! The .270 shooter placed his rifle down, stepped over to their truck, and it looked like he was fetching some more ammo. While he was doing that, I broke out my trusty S&W model 41 .22 target pistol, inserted a loaded mag, and squeezed off 10 rounds.
There were 10 distinctive "dink" sounds from the bullets striking MY steel plate, and I quickly reloaded with another 10-round mag. 10 more "dinks" could be heard, followed by an almost dead silence.

The silence was broken when the "caller" yelled over to the .270 rifle shooter with, "Hey, what's wrong with your rifle? That guy is hitting that target with a .22 pistol!" At that point, I turned to see what the .270 shooter was doing. He went back to where his rifle had been placed, picked it up, and carried it back to their truck. He then put his rifle in a rifle bag! The strangers picked up all of their tables and chairs, and drove off about 5 minutes later.

The distance between where the .270 shooter was, from MY steel plate, turned out to be about 120 yards. I laser-measured the distance from my shooting spot to the steel plate....90 yards. Of course, his RIFLE, with the scope, was WELL within a reasonable distance of being accurate....but it WASN'T!. My pistol was fired with IRON sights, and at a measured 90 yards, was worthy of being called some "fine" shooting, at least in MY opinion!

After that incident, I swore that I would NEVER back down from at least TELLING another shooter that "range etiquette" was to be adhered to, including "shoot your OWN targets, not MINE"!

(By the way, that steel plate is STILL in use! It has quite a few minor dents in it, from .22 rounds and center-fire pistol rounds, but NO holes in it!
A fresh coating of white paint is done before it is set up every time. It probably COULD last forever!

Missashot
October 13, 2005, 11:16 AM
If my husband is getting an excellent grouping and I'm having an "off" day, I like to mess with his target a little. :evil: (This only works if we are in adjacent lanes.) :what:

Rockrivr1
October 13, 2005, 11:25 AM
When shooting Highpower it's easy to shoot at someone else's target. I did that once and really screwed up a guys scoring. Basically because I suck :rolleyes: and placed a shot on his 6 ring. All his shots were 8 ring or better. I didn't realize I had shot his target until the count came in and I had 19 hits and he had 21. I had to apologize and he was fine with it saying it happens to everyone sooner or later. I know what he was thinking though, mostly sooner for newbies like myself.

I wouldn't shoot someone elses target when plinking unless they offer. Pretty rude.

belton-deer-hunter
October 13, 2005, 11:32 AM
cant say i have ever done it on porpuse or had anyone do it on purpose but if it happens by accident the nit happens like in cameran texas there is a little gun range at arrons it is indoors and poorly lit i hit the spining target next to me instead of my own but on purpose is another thing

crazyXgerman
October 13, 2005, 11:45 AM
this actually happened to me a couple of months ago at the PPC at the range. i was scoring my target and noticed that besides the expected number of distinct .40 cal holes there were 6 extra holes clearly made by a different caliber. i asked the people shooting next to me if they were missing 6 hits but nobody fessed up. :)

one-shot-one
October 13, 2005, 02:24 PM
by any chance was that .270 an old sako?
if so i can tell you why he couldn't hit anything! :D

Smurfslayer
October 13, 2005, 03:09 PM
Is there anything ambiguous about that? No.

Shoot at someone elses's target - another lane by carelessness?
Stern warning if it happens again, you're leaving.

Deliberately - cease fire, and the offender should be gone, no warning.
Of course, YMMV at an 'open' range with no RSO. But do that nonsense at a range and get caught, you should expect to be tossed.

Randy in Arizona
October 14, 2005, 12:13 AM
by any chance was that .270 an old sako?
if so i can tell you why he couldn't hit anything! :D


Please tell us the story anyway!:D

Powderman
October 14, 2005, 02:43 AM
Unfortunately, this is all too common with NRA Conventional Pistol competition--especially at the larger ranges, and MOST especially at the Nationals, at Camp Perry, OH. The targets are VERY close together--separated by about 1 foot, and there are about 50-60 people in each firing group, with at least three to four groups per relay. You are almost literally standing shoulder to shoulder.

We actually have a saying: "There are two types of pistol competitors in Bullseye shooting--those who have crossfired, and those who will." For this reason, it pays to take special care to ensure that you are on your own target.

My most memorable incident occured at Camp Perry 2001. I was riding neck-and-neck with the person who eventually won the Police/Service (Marksman) category.

I was shooting the .45 match, and preparing for a timed fire string. I was pumped, psyched, whatever. I was READY to clean the target.

On the load command, I inserted a magazine with my first five rounds, and loaded a round into the chamber. I had already found a perfect stance, and my NPOA was dead on. I raised the pistol during the preparatory commands, and as the last command was given--"READY ON THE FIRING LINE"--I let the pistol settle so that the Ultra-Dot sight was dead centered on the X, at 25 yards.

For once, the pistol seemed to LOCK onto the center of the target, as viewed from the edge. All was in perfect order.

The targets faced, and the dot was perfectly placed. I rolled the trigger 5 times; each time the pistol fired; my grip was so well placed that the gun recoiled straight back and settled back into perfect alignment, right in time for the sear to break once more.

I didn't NEED a spotting scope--I SAW a large bughole where the X had been completely eaten out! We fired out second, five-shot string, and it was a repeat of the first--I simply aimed at the hole in the center of the target! I rejoiced, and secured my pistol in the box with a flourish--I had fired my first clean target with the 1911 pistol! At the Nationals, no less!

The line was declared clear, and I went down range with a song in my heart to score my neighbor's target. As I approached, I looked at my target--and stopped dead in my tracks.

There was my target--COMPLETELY CLEAN! NO HOLES!!!:eek:

There was my neighbor's target--with three holes in the 9 ring--2 in the 10--and the X completely gone.

I had just fired the best score of my LIFE in timed fire--on my neighbor's target. :banghead: :banghead: :eek:

Well, he got a 97-7X for that target.

I got a big fat goose egg. It was enough to bump me to third, overall.

(But I STILL won the .45 Rapid Fire match!!!;) :D )

Buck Snort
October 14, 2005, 03:40 AM
Back near the beginning of the earth (1961!) I was in the USAF at Lackland AFB and we were all carted off to the rifle range to shoot. Well, sure enough, I shot my neighbor's target and the NCO in charge of the range bellowed out to all who could hear (and everybody there could!) that I was shooting the WRONG TARGET!!:banghead:

Nail Shooter
October 14, 2005, 07:19 AM
I'd know if someone was "cross shooting" my target cause there'd be more than one ragged hole.:D









Just kidding.:)

bogie
October 14, 2005, 07:35 AM
Oh, and when I qualified once with the .45, I disputed, and won, one round...

I went out to count the target with the rest of the guys, and there was one hole missing... Now, I'm a decent shot with a 1911... Figured I'd tell the RO that maybe I'd william telled one... Then, walking back to the line, I saw a little shiny thing on the ground.

Bullet never made it to the target. Gotta love those lowest bidders. Handed it to the range officer, explained about where I found it, and requested to be allowed to throw it through the target...

HI express
October 14, 2005, 09:10 AM
It has happened to me several times at an indoor range that has sinced closed down. It is the strangest sight as you are loading your magazines and looking downrange at your paper target when you see these holes appear on your target and your handgun isn't even in your hand!:scrutiny: :what:

I backed out of my shooting bay to see who is shooting.

One time I picked up my Ruger MK 2 and shot out a happy face on my target. The shooter stopped and packed up his gear. (I usually go in the morning when there are only a few shooters)

Another time, I picked up my CZ-75 with hicap mags...shot a large gaping hole in the head.. sort of rapid fire (I knew the staff) Got the shooter to stop when he saw what I was doing. Then I packed up and left.:neener:

Red_SC
October 14, 2005, 01:18 PM
I know a guy, retired police officer now, who used to do this occasionally. If he were at a range practicing for a qualification or something, and there was somebody else shooting perfect groups and were being a snob about it, he'd throw a round through the side of the target. He said that it would sometimes upset them so much that they their groups would fall completely apart.

Colt
October 14, 2005, 01:39 PM
During weapons training at AF basic, one of my buddies intentionally "helped" another guy qualify as a marksman. The guy he helped was new to firearms, but was trying very hard. My buddy shot the minimum qualifying rounds at his target and then sent the last few the other guy's way, one lane over, at the smaller profile targets. I had intended to "help" as well, but I was a couple of lanes away, and it would have been too obvious.

We had a good laugh over that, especially when the TI informed him he'd qualified as marksman. The guy just about burst.

If we'd been Army or Marines, we might have taken a bit more seriously giving the guy marksman status that he hadn't earned.

FWIW, in the qualifying session, the targets had 3 different sized silhouttes. (sp?) Big, medium and small, all on the same paper. The RO instructed us to stand, then fire 2 shots at each silhoutte. Then we knelt, then layed down, etc.. each time being instructed to shoot 2 shots at each outline, if I recall correctly. After watching the group ahead of us, the "smart" recruits decided to take all their shots at the large target while standing, then shoot exclusively at the medium-sized target when kneeling, saving the last shots at the small targets for the prone-position, which was the most stable/accurate.

Correia
October 14, 2005, 02:15 PM
I've only really done it once, and it was a long time ago, but it is a funny story. Note that I would not do the same thing today.


Back during my Fresman year in college, 4 of us went out to the gravel pits east of USU. (there are houses there now). Back in those days, lots of people would go into the pits to plink. The area you drove through to get there often had many four wheelers.

On the way into the pit, we saw a Toyota 4x4 parked near the top. As we drove past, we waved at the driver. Our assumption was that he was out four wheeling. He saw us. Of that I'm sure.

We drove down into the pit, and parked. As I stepped out of the car there was this horrendous noise, and a rifle bullet passed so close to the roof of the car that it actually vibrated. :D I hit the dirt.

So two of us are laying on the ground, wondering who was shooting at us, with two others still in the car. The guy from the Toyota walks to the lip overlooking the pit, scoped bolt action rifle in hand, and shouts down at us. "I was here first!"

The response from one of the guys with me is unprintable according to Art's Grandma. But let's just say this guy was lucky he didn't get shot.

So we got back in the car and drove out of the pit. Some of us contemplating murder and thinking of good places to hide a body. We drove past the moron, and back down the road. We stopped approximately 150 yards off to the side, and well behind the Toyota.

We were seething. But since we had come out here, we decided to wait until the moron was done, and then go about our shooting. So we watched while he shot at targets that he had set up in the pit. (perhaps 50 yards) He was a lousy shot. Which made him shooting right over our heads extra super offensive (not that I wasn't really really angry anyway).

So as we sit, there, getting angrier and angrier. My friend Seth gets out his 45-70. Seth is a bit of a hothead, so my first question is to make sure that he isn't going to just plug the jerk. Nope, since the Toyota guy is such a lousy shot, he just figured we should help him a little bit. :)

At seventeen years old, this strikes me as a great idea. :D So we all got out our rifles and took up position, then opened fire on his targets. Shot the heck out of them.

He starts screaming at us. "Hey! I was here first!"

The response from my Ecuadorian roomate Enrique was priceless. "Yes! But we have more guns!" So we flipped him the bird and kept shooting his targets until he got angry and left. At close to 200 yards, we were getting a lot more hits than he was.

Like I said, not what I would do today, so don't feel the need to critique my actions from thirteen years ago. But it was rather entertaining. :)


Another good shooting somebody else's target story: The above mentioned Seth was in the Navy and was at one point on some sort of security detail for his ship because it had nukes. (sorry don't know what you Navy guys would call it, his regular job was an ET).

The security detail was just regular sailors with other jobs, but they got to have .45s occasionally. (unloaded, with a magazine in your pocket). The team needed a certain number of members so that they wouldn't have to do the security stuff for too many hours. There was one other sailor who wanted to join, but he was a horrible shot, and needed to shoot a certain score to qualify.

So during the qualification shoot, the security team was standing in a line, shooting at their targets. The sailor who couldn't shoot's target was mostly empty of holes. If I recall correctly, they needed 40 out of 50 to qualify. So once the other sailors got to their last magazine, they all emptied it into the last fellow's target. :) He got the best score.

Kramer Krazy
October 14, 2005, 03:52 PM
If my husband is getting an excellent grouping and I'm having an "off" day, I like to mess with his target a little. :evil: (This only works if we are in adjacent lanes.) :what:
A year ago, I just figured you were shooting your best and happened to miss your target. :neener: Recently, I've started to figure they weren't "accidents". :scrutiny:

isp2605
October 14, 2005, 04:36 PM
Use to see it with some regularity when I was shooting rifle competition. Some guy would get concentrating on his system but lose track of his target and cross shoot. That honked off 2 guys. One - the guy who fired the rds since he dropped those rds. Two - the guy whose target he shot on since when scoring you had to kick out the high scoring rds and only give the guy credit for the correct number of hits but the lowest score. It basically knocked 2 guys out of the match.

Beetle Bailey
October 15, 2005, 04:44 PM
A number of times.

I was shooting my Mosin Nagant at 50 yards while sighting it in and I had a few Shoot-N-C stickers on it. As most of you probably know, you stick the Shoot-N-C on your target and when you shoot it, not only do you have a bullet hole in it, you also have a much larger "explosion" of green color that is much more visible from distance. Basically, it makes it easier to see your "hits" from far away.

As I am shooting, I notice several .22lr holes appearing on my Shoot-N-C :confused: . Last time I checked, my Mosin Nagant still shot the venerable 7.62x54r cartridge, so I decided to do some investigating. Two lanes to my right there was a kid about 10 years old shooting a .22lr rifle. For a good distance in either direction there weren't any other shooting currently shooting .22lr, so he became my prime suspect. He was with three adults (and I am using the term loosely) so I casually slid behind them to a vantage point where I could see what the kid is shooting at.

Once I caught him in the act, I approached the "adult" who seemed to be the father and informed him that his charge was shooting at my target (hey, I figured it was possible the kid was confused so I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt). The "father" was flustered and responded "No, it's not him. Are you sure you didn't shoot a .22 at your target? Are you sure those holes are .22? No, it must be someone else. . . " :rolleyes:

During the cease-fire, we went out to check targets and up close, it was obvious those were .22 cal. holes and not .30 cal. holes. He immediately shouted "He shot at them because the stickers make it easy to see the hits! That's why! It's easy to see!" :scrutiny:

He just kept pleading and protesting, making excuses for his child's behavior. It was a disgusting sight to see, a grown man behaving like this not only in front of his child, but also in order to excuse said child's unruly behavior. As I have been known to do, I could have made all manner of caustic remarks and beat down his feeble excuses, but the sight was so sickeningly disappointing that all I could do was shake my head and walk away.

Later on my shooting buddy (who saw the whole thing) pointed out that the kid was plinking at random objects on the range, like spent shot-shells, small rocks, and other assorted junk. This is a "no-no" at the range, as it only allows paper targets and metal swingers. The kid would shoot while the father would act as "look-out" for the rangemaster, who walks up and down the firing line. When the rangemaster would approach, the father would discreetly place his hand on the son's shoulder, warning him to stop plinking until the rangemaster passed by. :barf:

This guy blamed the "Shoot-N-C" for being such a tempting target. He's an accomplice for the kid breaking range rules. I try to keep a cool head at all times, and especially when firearms are involved, but I admit I was tempted to give the guy a verbal "dress down" in front of his own kid, since taking him aside to discuss the matter didn't seem to produce the desired results.

Zach S
October 16, 2005, 08:11 AM
I once had a guy put a few rounds through my target, but it was a buddy of mine, so I didnt get mad. He didnt get mad at me when I put a few rounds through his, but he did say something about my group being larger...

Every other time someone else put a hole in my target its been bad shooting. I'll normally offer some advice to the shooter, when the guy says "I dont need your help*" I politely ask him to shoot at his own target instead of mine, and that if he changes his mind about the advice I'm one lane over. Some take me up on it, others have sensitive egos.

*Only guys say that.

Sam
October 16, 2005, 11:26 AM
Ocassionaly happen to the best in formal competition.

During informal shooting it is inexcusable due to wide seperation and oddball targets that folks sometimes use.

Had a couple of idiots do it to my targets a week before the 87 deer season in Utah. Threw all their stuff on the berm, made a production of installing a fancy target holder at about 75yards for the one bullseye target they had. Then they dug out a couple of AK types and hosed everything on the berm. I foolishly asked them to mind their own targets. They got a little belligerent, made some profane commentary and tried to look threatening.
I took out my M1 and threw a can of ammo on the tailgate. Shot their claybirds off the berm, bounced their cans over the top, then calmly shot their fancy target holder to pieces. Gave them a lecture about manners, civil behavior, and responsible gun ownership, explained about their big mouths, the consequences of trying to scare and or intimidate people and requested that they go tell mommy they were bad boys and stand in the corner for a couple of hours. They left, with haste, vigor and enthusiasm.

I had a temper in those days:evil:

Sam

sfhogman
October 16, 2005, 12:16 PM
It happened to me at an indoor range in South San Francisco. I had just fired 6 rounds from a new Ruger revolver when my shooting buddy came up behind me and asked if the gun was a seven-shooter. The young LEO in the lane next to me had put a round through my Shoot-N-See at 10 yards. He had his girlfriend with him, who was not impressed. Neither was the rangemaster. I am sure his strike on my target was unintentional.

Rufus Pisanus
October 16, 2005, 01:12 PM
I saw that happen in the Army few years after the beginning of the world ;) . We were shooting Garands to 100m. A guy who normally was a so-so shot totalled "zero" and the other guy next him (another so-so shot) totalled "nine out of eight"...

larry_minn
October 17, 2005, 12:22 AM
OK this was not with firearm but please bear with me. I was into archery. Friend wanted to hunt with bow (bear) and wanted me to come along as I had handguns for backup. I figured I better tune up and him as well. (LSS he never did so I canned idea of hunting if he wouldn't take time to hit target at range)
Anyway I am at indoor range and checking out gear to add to my bow. (that I was fairly good with yrs before) The clerk give me a release (holds string/arrow and you hold weight on wrist rather then fingers and pull a (trigger) like gun to shoot arrow.
I tried it and LOVED it. So I buy it and am shooting my new arrows and doing DANG good. (course it was only 50') Well there is this CUTE gal 3' away from me who is also doing dang good. About #3 arrow I (flinch/jerk) and the arrow goes RIGHT at her target and NAILS it dead center. (I kid you not dang near split her arrow) She was so ticked/chewing me out. Lucky her boyfriend was behind us and told her he SAW me flinch/jerk the release and arrow go wild. Boy was I lucky she didn't have a knife on her.

GunnyBob
October 17, 2005, 12:56 AM
Overcast, drizzly day at the 500 yard line with of course iron sights. Had to stop every so often to wipe the rain from my face and sure enough, after one such interruption I shot a dead center hit on the target to my immediate right. Lost high score because of that and made certain it never happened again.

JohnKSa
October 17, 2005, 08:30 PM
I donated an X-ring hit to my neighbor's target. He won the match. I just kept my mouth shut. So did he--I'm sure he could tell that my 6.5mm bullet hole was bigger than his 5.56mm bullet holes. I could.

I'm more careful now.

MD_Willington
October 18, 2005, 05:09 PM
Only when we're all shooting at the same object, milk jugs, making a bucket dance etc... most of the time we pick our own target and we stick to our own target...

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