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Best Shot You've Made

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Wopasaurus, Apr 13, 2008.

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  1. Wopasaurus

    Wopasaurus Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    This is inspired by the "What target size can you hit at 30 yards" thread.

    What's the one shot you've made that was one in a million. The story that no one believes that wasn't there, and even the people there aren't too sure how it happened.

    I've only been shooting for a couple years, so nailing a gopher at 100yds with my AK was probably my shining moment thus far.

    I'm sure some of you have great stories... please share. Give us younger kids something to aspire to.
  2. Sans Authoritas

    Sans Authoritas member

    Jan 12, 2008
    Please, no stories of shots on running deer/elk/antelope. It's against the rules of fair chase, unless you have honestly have the skill to pull off that shot every time.

    -Sans Authoritas
  3. Funderb

    Funderb Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    Jacksonville, Bold new city of the south.
    best shot, lemme think on that one and get back to you.

    Oh, I got it.

    My friend and I were shooting cans hung by their tabs by string. We were using .22lr to race and see who could shoot the cans first.
    We had hit the cans at a tie for each shot, until the last one, I got sight picture as fast as possible and shot the tab off the can and it fell just before he got his shot off. (75yds)

    His best shot was the, when we were much younger and stupid,
    Me- Hey, I bet you can't hit that bird way up there with your bb gun
    Him- Oh yeah. pow.
    and after giving the bird a proper burial at sea, we did our best to never bet that we couldn't hit whatever was looking improbable that day. (pops was pissed)
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2008
  4. Educated Hillbilly

    Educated Hillbilly Member

    Dec 18, 2007
    Eastern KY
    45 yards stepped off after shot. With a .357 Magnum. Forgot what model, but was a 6" barreled Smith. Was out shooting with my father and we were in a bit of a competition. I told him I bet I could shoot that milkweed in two. One shot later the milkweed stalk was completed severed. Just looked at him and handed his revolver back. Could never pull that one off again.
  5. Floppy_D

    Floppy_D Member In Memoriam

    Jul 4, 2007
    NAS Pensacola
    I was shooting at an old propane grill (no propane in it, just an old grill) and squarely hit one of few remaining bolts that was holding it together, offhand, from about 30 yds, with a Sig 229. It was neat because we paced away from it, I turned, drew, fired and the whole thing fell apart. You could see right where I punched the bolt through. I couldn't do it again.
  6. StockKahr

    StockKahr Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    It took me several tries, but once, several years ago, I put a .22LR bullet through a penny at 100 yards out, using a $100 Marlin Model 70 with a cheap 4-power scope. I still have that penny around here somewhere.
  7. Zach S

    Zach S Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    Western NC
    Someone to the left of me was shooting something that threw brass into my line of fire - I shot one.

    While I was standing there thinking "Did I just hit that case?" the guy popped around the divider and said "Holy **** man you just shot that case! That was a great shot!"

    I thought about rolling with it, but 'fessed up and told him that was something I could only do by accident.

    When I was about 12 a friend and I were shooting cans and bottles, while we were standing them back up he took a lid, set it on a fencepost, and said we should take turns trying to hit it before we ran out of ammo. I got it first shot, I tried to act like it wasnt blind luck but he was my best friend, and saw right through it.

    We used the rest of the ammo trying to do it again.
  8. ants

    ants Member

    Nov 24, 2007
    This is the opposite of Sans Authoritas' request, because this was a bad shot, not a good one.

    I once scared a herd of sleeping deer in the middle of the day, who scattered like they were shot out of a shotgun. I aimed about 12 inches ahead of the chest of the first buck and fired, but missed. I tried to aim at the same spot on the second smaller buck, but in the excitement of swinging the rifle to the second target I pulled the shot way off. It hit the first buck smack in the middle of the head and dropped him dead as a rock. My 3 friends witnessed the perfect head shot and thought I was the best deer hunter they ever knew, until I admitted it was actually a bad shot that missed its intended target.
  9. MIL-DOT

    MIL-DOT member

    Jun 20, 2006
    Nothing amazing,really, but this is what came to mind : last month shooting with my brother, i put a couple rounds inside a quarter-sized circle on a paper plate from 100 yards....
    with my Beeman R9 .20 pellet rifle. :D
  10. Guitargod1985

    Guitargod1985 Member

    Jul 11, 2007
    Back when I was a Navy SeAL I made a 600 yard head shot with a pistol on a guy who was flying a MiG over me. ;)
  11. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Member

    May 29, 2003
    I posted this over on
    Handguns: General Discussion
    Post Your Targets 7 - Save the Train!

    Funny story.

    A friend and I were sighting in his Father's 30-30. It only took us 6-8 rounds.
    I said, I'll see how this 45 does at 100 yards (EAA Witness Compact, I later gave the gun to my friend)

    I shot across a sand bag, then used the spotting scope.
    I couldn't find the shot at first because I was looking around the edge of the 8.5x11 inch paper target.
    Then I started laughing.

    My friend said, No way, don't tell me you hit the target, No way.

    I just kept laughing.

    My friend looked through the scope and said, I just don't believe this.

    The bullet had hit dead center in the X in the 10 ring.

    When I stopped laughing he said, Are you going to shoot anymore?

    I said, WHY!:D
  12. ChopperKen

    ChopperKen Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    Mid Michigan
    Last fall, Offhand shot at a doe scored a headshot on her at a measured 346 yards with my 77 mkII
    Last summer, Offhand shot a clay pigon at 100 yards w/a dan wesson
    6" 357 mag
    I have had many shots that amazed me, I didn't know my guns where that good!
  13. 357WheelGun

    357WheelGun Member

    Feb 8, 2008
    The People's Republic of Seattle
    First time out shooting in 3 years after deciding that I wanted to get back into it. Most experience previously was with a .38 Special...

    Target is just 10 yards away, my buddy hands me his .44 Magnum (in retrospect, probably _not_ the right gun to start out again with, but nothing bad came of it) and kind of jokingly asks if I think I can get one on paper with it after not shooting for so long. Up, aim, fire, dead-center on the bull.

    I just sat the gun down because I knew I wasn't going to be able to do it again. :p
  14. Vaarok

    Vaarok Member

    Dec 13, 2006
    I once emptied a double barreled shotgun into a tree full of roosting starlings outside my calf barn, and got twenty-six of the little bastards with two Wal-Mart 2.75 7&1/2 shells.
  15. mossberg

    mossberg Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    75 yards. .22lr. A Mossberg Plinkster actually. We were shooting at targets and one had a number on it that was one centimeter big. So I called the shot, took one and the number was no more.
  16. jjbduke2004

    jjbduke2004 Member

    Apr 24, 2007

    On the skeet field I broke both birds on a double with one shot. It's not something I've been able to replicate, especially since I'm not very good at skeet.
  17. SoCalShooter

    SoCalShooter Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    That's for me to know and not you!
    I made a 422 yard shot across a canyon on a deer. This was after having disassembled my rifle then reassembled my rifle then cleaned and disassembled my rifle again. My friend stated that I was not going to be able to hit anything at all. But I killed a deer in 1 shot and it took him 9 to scare another away.
  18. xring44

    xring44 Member

    Dec 21, 2005
    Yell Co. Arkansas
    Two friends and I were at our local private range, one being the club president and the other being a local firearms store owner. We had a gong set at a measured 285 yards, the longest distance we could get on our property due to a almost vertical mountain that serves as our backstop. from our position at the bench a small pine (approximately 3/4" in diameter) had grown up directly in front of the gong. I mentioned the sapling and the club president said he had a hatchet and would climb up and cut the offending pine. I said, no, I'll shoot it off just below the gong. Long story short, one shot and the pine fell over, clipped off just at the base of the gong. It raised some eyebrows,,,especially mine:D
  19. EODDoogie

    EODDoogie Member

    Jan 2, 2006
    FOB Summerall's heavy weapons range on my birthday in 05'. We had gone out to SMUD (standoff munitions disruption) dud AT-4's as a bit of preventative range maintainance. We were using M4's and GUU-5s, at some point I climbed up on top of the UA-HMMWV and started talkin' smack about how I was such a bad mamma- jamma with my M9. After a round of good natured ribbing from my team, I whipped my M9 out and tagged a AT-4 at about 30 yards for a full up detonation with the first shot. Annnnnd in the process pulled a John Kerry and fragged myself, destroying the camera in my cargo pocket. :cuss: Yup pretty stupid of me.
  20. Flash!

    Flash! Member

    Oct 28, 2007
    Tomball, Texas
    This one time, back at band camp...... :)
  21. Aaryq

    Aaryq Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    ND Resident, Stationed out of CA, Moving to NC
    Top 2 that come to mind

    Marlin Model 99 with some el cheapo scope older than me. 50 (ish) yards. I put a steel washer (maybe 3/8" surface area) on a fence post. Me and my buddy were supposed to take shot for shot until one of us hit it. It wasn't a fun game because I hit it on the first shot.

    Manufacturer unknown, but some old Sears and Roebuck .22lr single shot. 25 yards. Same style competition but it was at an indoor range with a bad-guy with a revolver drawn target. We were shooting to see who could shoot down the barrel of the revolver first. 3rd shot and I got it!
  22. bensdad

    bensdad Member

    Mar 7, 2007
    I was shooting last spring with a couple of guys I had never shot with. We spent a few hours shooting this and that. I brought some handguns and a shotgun. One of them brought a .50bmg. Both of them brought BP guns and shotguns. We plinked and shot a few rounds of clays. I was significantly better than either of them at both handgun and clays. They were in their 20s. Quiet a bit younger than I am.

    Anyway, Toward the end of the afternoon, one of them hands me his BP. I could tell they just wanted to see me make a bad shot. I said I didn't really have any experience with BP, but what the heck I'd try it. I 10-ringed a shot from 100 yds. with open sights. The guy reloaded and said, "Here. Try it with this heavier slug." I put the next shot about 1/2 in. below the other - touching edges like a snowman. I kept a poker-face. They probably still think I'm the reincarnation of Hayha.
  23. Regolith

    Regolith Member

    Jul 2, 2007
    Nevada & Oregon
    My friend bought a Berretta 92F a couple of years ago, and we went to the range to shoot it. It was the first time I shot a full sized handgun (I had shot a .22LR pistol a couple of times before, but mostly I stick to long guns).

    I bet him I could hit a pop bottle placed at about 100 yards. Have I mentioned this was the first time I've ever shot a full sized handgun?

    He was telling me I'd never be able to hit it. Ended up shooting it after about the fifth or sixth try. :D
  24. cat_IT_guy

    cat_IT_guy Member

    May 9, 2007
    Metamora Illinois
    .22lr through a .44mag shell without touching a side at 25yards, open sights, standing.
  25. Zedicus

    Zedicus Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    Soda Can.

    (Still getting used to my glock)
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