Shooting Aspirin on The Bill Dance Show


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The Avatar of Time
July 17, 2009, 12:01 AM
Hello all,

My father has been telling me about a guy he saw on The Bill Dance Show one time who was shooting aspirin, blue rock, and casted lures out of the air with a .22 rifle.

I would really like to see this video but I haven't had any luck finding it. The only information I have found as of yet is that it is/was a/the host of Shotgun Journal on the Outdoor Channel.

Has anyone else seen this episode of Bill Dance and know where I could find it? I don't care about the whole show, just the shooting part.

Thanks for the help!

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flrfh213
July 17, 2009, 12:30 AM
this is not what you want but it is interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXfh_PAT8Lk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4d_aZOVd88&feature=related

fireman 9731
July 17, 2009, 12:35 AM
I remember seeing it when I was a kid.... pretty good shooting!

kamagong
July 17, 2009, 11:28 AM
I've seen video clips of Tom Knapp doing it. A Google search should turn up some videos. Definitely worth watching.

22-rimfire
July 17, 2009, 11:57 AM
I have only see Tom Knapp do it. There is also an archery guy who shoots aspirins with a bow.

pharmer
July 17, 2009, 05:46 PM
Bob Munden is another fabulous shot, and does the aspirins as well as other amazing targets. Joe

Jim Watson
July 17, 2009, 05:54 PM
Bill Jordan did a lot of exhibition shooting, including breaking aspirins. Indoors he used wax bullets in a .38 or .357.

351 WINCHESTER
July 17, 2009, 06:04 PM
Don't forget Winchester's shooter, Herb Parsons. He was probably the best all around rifle and shotgun shooter of all time. He did things with a rifle that most folks can't even imagine. I was lucky enough to see one of his videos some years ago and I was amazed.

PT1911
July 17, 2009, 06:15 PM
from what I hear... there is a trick to it of wetting one side of the aspirin by licking your thumb and pressing it to one side... then, supposedly, even if you miss by a few inches either way, the aspirin will burst...

still pretty cool though.... and on that show... he was shooting out of a boat.

CoRoMo
July 17, 2009, 06:34 PM
I've heard of Tom Knapp doing it, but I've never been able to find a single video of him with anything other than a shotgun.

22-rimfire
July 17, 2009, 07:21 PM
You need to watch the Outdoor Channel. They have stuff like this on from time to time.

Georgia Gunner
July 17, 2009, 07:33 PM
If Im not mistaken I believe it was Tom Knapp on that episode that shot the aspirin while he was in the boat with Bill Dance.

CoRoMo
July 18, 2009, 06:00 PM
I need cable to watch the Outdoor Channel.

I need a higher income and a lower level of frugality to buy cable.

I need more time on my hands to make cable worth the money I'd pay for it.

1858rem
July 18, 2009, 06:17 PM
there was a show, Sharpshooters i think, where i saw tom knapp shooting all kinds of stuff along with some other exhibition shooters, except they used slowmotion cams and actually caught the 22lr bullet hitting the aspirin in the air.

Bill B.
July 18, 2009, 07:19 PM
there was a show, Sharpshooters i think, where i saw tom knapp shooting all kinds of stuff along with some other exhibition shooters, except they used slowmotion cams and actually caught the 22lr bullet hitting the aspirin in the air.

I saw that show also but Tom was using a Bruno .22 Mag. for his trick shots instead of a .22 LR. I have often wondered why that was his choice? Couldn't argue with the results!

35Rem
July 18, 2009, 09:29 PM
Tom Knapp on the Bill Dance show. He was shooting from the boat. He started by challenging Bill to hit a stump with his lure, then shot the lure in flight.
He uses the 22 mag because the higher velocity will make the bullets come apart (desintigrate) easier.

Woodstock45678
July 18, 2009, 09:52 PM
I haven't seen the Bill Dance one, but 'Sharpshooters' on the History Channel shows a slo-mo video of Tom Knapp nailing an aspirin mid-air with a .22. They replay it occasionally, usually on Saturday mornings.

halfbreed808
July 18, 2009, 10:03 PM
The outdoor channel showed Tom Knapp, Bob Mundon & Herb Parsons shooting aspirin on "Impossible Shots". They also featured Byron Ferguson doing the same with a bow. The show airs on wednesdays on TOC. Really great line up of shows on wednesdays, all centered on shooting, personal protection, etc. I enjoy TOC's programs. Gotta love the DVR aspect, I can watch the shows I missed when I have time.:D

JWF III
July 18, 2009, 10:03 PM
As others have said, it was Tom Knapp on the Bill Dance show. It was the single best fishing show that I've ever seen. (As much as I like to fish, I just can't get into watching it on tv. Offshore fishing is another matter though.)

Wyman

The Avatar of Time
July 21, 2009, 03:18 AM
Thanks for the replies. I watched the video of Clint Foster shooting on youtube, he's quite good.

I haven't managed for find the clip from Bill Dance yet, but at least I know who it was now.

I figure if I practice ten hours a day, every day, for about 300 years, I might be half as good of shot.... but that's unlikely. :)

Thanks again for all the information.

zombienerd
July 21, 2009, 04:07 AM
A Friend of my father's used to do "trick shots" for the kids... He would put a wad of paper in the center of a washer, throw the washer in the air, and shoot the paper out of the middle.

I didn't find out until later that his 22 had snake shot in it :P It was "cheating" in my book, but cool none the less.

TOU
September 20, 2009, 09:31 PM
Here is the one ofTom Knapp shooting aspirin out of the air with a Brno ZKM-611 take-down carbine in 22 WMR. Pretty cool shooting...great rifle!

http://www.tomknapp.net/about/sharpShooters.php

Steve N
September 22, 2009, 01:13 PM
Go to your local gunshop and get a copy of the Benelli USA catalog on CD. Side 2 has 11-12 episodes of Tom Knapp and Tim Bradley trick shooting with shotguns, pistols and rifles. Fun to watch.

Hokkmike
September 22, 2009, 02:06 PM
I have seen an aspirin shot out of the air with a bow.

Ske1etor
September 22, 2009, 03:07 PM
Hokkmike, Chris Brackett from "Arrow Affliction" has done that before.

If you guys haven't seen it yet, Arrow Affliction airs on The Sportsman Channel and is absolutely ridiculous.

gym
September 23, 2009, 12:36 PM
I have seen him do that also. It seems that much of this is timing along with the obvious skills. The rate an object falls is pretty much the same no matter what it is, "If all objects which have equal weight fall at the same rate, then _all_ objects will fall at the same rate, regardless of their weight", so the timing aspect plays an important role in the shot. If you get the timing down then it's just a matter of practice, along with good eye hand coordination, "it's still hard", but most things have a resonable explanation.

ammoeater
September 23, 2009, 01:04 PM
Anyone interested in "trick" shooting should invest in a copy of Ed McGivern's Fast & Fancy Revolver Shooting. Written prior to WWII, it may seem dated, but McGivern's techniques are timeless, and he was one of the best gunslinging showmen ever!

Kevin77
September 23, 2009, 02:18 PM
I got a Bennelli promotional DVD from a sporting goods store that had two different guys doing trick shooting with shotguns, pistols, and rifles. You could contact bennelli and see if they could send you one.

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