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What's the most memorable THING you've ever put a bullet through.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by R.W.Dale, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    Excluding hunting and such what's the most memorable TARGET you've ever shot? The stranger the story the better.

    For me nothing was as surprising and amusing as putting a 55g hornady sspx from a 22-250 into a soft but not quite rotten pineapple @ 100 yds. I swear pineapple bits flew out in a 30" radius including STRAIGHT up. A decade later I still smile when I recall the event.

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  2. Twiki357

    Twiki357 Well-Known Member

    I don't know how memorable it is, but when I get a new computer, I take the hard drive out of the old one before it goes to Goodwill. The hard drive gets "sanitized" at the range on my next trip.
  3. Rob G

    Rob G Well-Known Member

    I put a 7.62x54r through a mini fridge with some tannerite in it. We still don't know where the door landed. Pretty memorable overall.
  4. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    My Droid.
  5. Old Dog Man

    Old Dog Man Well-Known Member

    Strange Target

    I put an 87gr. bullet from my 25/06 through an 8# powder can filled with water with the lid setting on a railroad tie at 100yrds. never found the bottom of the can. What an awsome sight. Have also shot 100gr. 25/06 through 1/2" steel plate at 100yrds' and 3/8" at 200yrds, Serria lead nosed bullets. Al
  6. cooldude14

    cooldude14 Well-Known Member

    Shot a watermelon with a SKS
  7. 9mmfan

    9mmfan Well-Known Member

    The good: Tannerite in pumpkins last October. Very impressive flying orange goo.
    The bad: .32 ACP ND through my mattress couple years back. Mostly memorable, embarrassment notwithstanding, 'cause my out of town at the time wife points it out EVERY time we change the sheets.
  8. wrs840

    wrs840 Well-Known Member

    Tonka Trucks, GI Joes, and a legion of those 2" tall Plastic Army Men. Shot to kingdom come with .22 rifles by me and my buddy Anderson Taylor, about 40 years ago...
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2012
  9. FenderTK421

    FenderTK421 Well-Known Member

    A printer that was giving me fits... took it out to the back yard and let it know how I felt w/ 6 rounds of .357. Great day.
  10. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Well-Known Member

    The front pocket of my jeans. I was 18 and as stupid as they came. Ruger MKII target in my front pocket and I had a ND. There was a thin red line down the front of my leg and a hole in the floor by my shoe. And there was almost a stain in the back of my pants to accompany the hole in the front.
  11. BUCKrub91

    BUCKrub91 Well-Known Member

    You had a Ruger MKII in your front pocket? Thats a big pocket
  12. MyGreenGuns

    MyGreenGuns Well-Known Member

    Not a bullet, but shot:

    I had just gotten my first gun, Rem 870 12g. I was so proud of it, so of course it came with me on the next camping trip.

    My best friend and I were sitting at the campfire, enjoying the summer night. His dog was sleeping in his lap, my shotgun was sleeping in mine.

    He pointed at a stump on the opposite side of the fire and said, "Is that a mouse?"

    I saw it too and shot.

    "Well.. did you get it?" He asked with a grin.

    We got up to check. The old cedar stump was missing a chunk where the shot hit. The pieces of it were littered behind the stump. As our flashlights followed the splintered wood we found little furry bloody clumps mixed in and all of this had rained down on his sleeping bag and single mattress he had set down here.

    Whoops! I forgot we had set everything over here so it wouldnt get muddy when we played with the truck.

    Its not my favorite or best shot ever, but I know neither of us will forget it either. :evil:
  13. ccsniper

    ccsniper member

    Shooting a couple of empty shotgun shells at 40 yards with a .22 rifle, a lizard tried to run across my target just as I let a round go. Poor thing lost his head.

    OARNGESI Well-Known Member

    can of armorall, looked like a rocket shot up like 20ft and sent white foam everywhere
  15. WardenWolf

    WardenWolf member

    A dead computer hard drive. I put a few rounds through it with my trusty Mosin Nagant. On the last shot, I hit the screw that held the read / write arm. The drive literally exploded, with the heavy aluminum base shattering into at least 3 pieces and scattering over about 10 feet.

    Here's a video of the shot, though you can't really see much.


    Note: the mess is not mine. Others had been shooting there and had not cleaned up their mess. I made sure to carry out more shell casings than I shot that day, along with the remains of the hard drive.
  16. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    Clay pigeon sitting on the berm - first try with a .22lr pistol, at 100 yards (mostly luck, I need time to figure hold-over at 100y, and that's to hit a 1' wide target).

    Pumpkin filled with water and shredded paper - Shot with my M1 Carbine and a soft point. Wasn't me, but it sold the Mrs on long guns as recreation, she was mostly a handgun fan up to that moment.

    Gatorade bottles - this one I repeat frequently. The star-shaped molding on the underside of a gatorade bottle become a rocket nozzle when it is hit by something with enough kinetic energy, all the water goes out the bottom FAST and the low-mass bottle goes up pretty high.
  17. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Well-Known Member

    Nah. It was just a 4-inch barrel. Like this one.


    The butt was sticking out. I told you I was young and stupid. :banghead:
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2012
  18. rskent

    rskent Well-Known Member

    Your Droid

    Were you inebriated at the time?
  19. The-Reaver

    The-Reaver Well-Known Member

    When I was 9 I sat on the bench and shot 6' Saw blades at dusk with chiefs M1 Garand.

    Sparks went everywhere.
    We then went on to ricochet tracers off of a lake.

  20. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    my leg

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