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Most fun thing you've done w/ a gun.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MDG1976, Nov 26, 2005.

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  1. MDG1976

    MDG1976 Member

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    In the spirit of the "Thing You've Never Done" thread, what's the single most fun thing you've done with a gun (keep it clean, folks)? For me, it's shooting a full auto surpressed Uzi.
     
  2. Ryder

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    Crow hunting without a doubt.
     
  3. Biker

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    Taking my 9 year old (at the time) step-son out to the country with a 10/22 and taking turns bouncing a pop can down a dirt road for a quarter mile or so.
    Biker
     
  4. Rupestris

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    Trap shooting.
    I've been shooting handguns and rifles for a few years but shooting trap/clays is a hoot.
    Before that it was shooting "reactive" targets with a .22. Paintballs glued to a piece of 1/4" luan/plywood.
     
  5. grimjaw

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    Just some friendly competition with an old friend, shooting .22's at targets at about 50 yards. When we ran out of paper, we used plastic ketchup packets.

    *SPLAT*

    jmm
     
  6. outofbattery

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    Years ago I had a Honda VF500 Interceptor which,as they do,dropped a valve and shagged the top end of a motor.I learned that if you shoot an aluminum head with a 7mm Ruger,it's actually possibly to cause combustion as believe it or not,there was a steady flame where the shot passed through!
     
  7. SpookyPistolero

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    For me it was probably the home built dual crank fired 1919s. That was a blast. After all the work, getting to see the symphony of brass and links chiming into a pile is very worth it.

    I'd like to try something like crow hunting though.
     
  8. Harry Paget Flashman

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    Hunting jackrabbits up near Schurz, Nevada over a period of years with .22, .22 Hornet, .308, .357, 9mm, .44 mag, 12ga, and .45-70.
     
  9. Clusive

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    Shooting big jugs of water with 12g slugs.
     
  10. KriegHund

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    Rapid fire a 30 round mag from my Mini-14.
     
  11. UberPhLuBB

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    I actually can't think of a specific aspect that is particularly fun. To me, everything gun-related is thuroughly enjoyable, even cleaning and looking at the checking account the day after I get a new gun. :D
     
  12. Rezin

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    I learned guns in Marine Corps boot camp. Never fired before then that I recall.

    I loved the Marine KD (Known Distance) Course with my M-16A2. I loved the whole "zen" approch to the slow fire segments, and really took to my 16 well. I also got to fire a few rounds thru a Ma Duece (.50cal) and had to hump the M-60 for a time too. (I loved my 7.62 moster ;))

    But the MOST fun.......... Yea, I'll tell ya that story!

    I'll never forget the one day we are lined up on the firing line. I am first on the far right side of the range.... We are firing something I had never heard of before... the M-19 (I think.. was many moons ago) It's still O dark-thirty, and they are just now getting us ready to learn of this new weapon.

    We fired the stupid .22 converted AT-4 the day before, and I figured this was going to be as stupid and pointless as well...

    Well, they brief us, and we learn it is a belt fed, butterfly trigger (like the .50) 40MM GRENADE launcher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wait... This is a machine gun. and instead of bullets, it fires grenades?

    YEHAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    So, the sun starts to come up, and I look downrange. Some guys kinda got hosed for targets, like burned out APC's and other hard/unresponsive targets, like old amphibious vehicle shells and armored stuff....


    Me. All the way on the end...



    I had a BUS!



    Yup, one of those old ass, white US Military buses. It still had (some) WINDOWS IN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was the lucky cuss who got to destroy this *semi) pristine bit of target! well, pristine to destroy. It had no wheels... You could see where it was drug into place, and probably why iot was on the end, rather than the midle....

    It turns out I was "demo recruit" I got to adjust the T&A and "walk" my shots in, with an audience of about 250 Marines/Recruits etc as they told how this beast works....

    Some instruction, some yelling, some more yelling, and we are ready to demonstrate....

    Fire round one. Doppler effect is an awesome thing when it's YOUR round/target.

    So I see this big cloud of dust appear and rise about 45-50 feet in front of, and 8-10 feet to the left of target. *This was an unsighted shot, with the settings on the T&A that were there when I got there.

    BOOM! A good second before the sound is heard....... Dust cleared.... Target remains....

    The Bus mocked me. it actually called my mom a few names, and said there was no Santa. This bus, was going DOWN. I had a lot of pent up rage. (it's boot camp, it's supposed to do that,, lol)

    Click, click on the T&A and I know about where I am at... Should be close.

    Deress the butterfly for a second to fire one round.

    Dead center, maybe 15 feet out..... Remember those windows I told you about? Only 1 or 2 remained.

    I smiled. It was rare to smile in boot camp. That always stuck out to me. I grinned like a dork at the PMI and my Senior DI.. The PMI (Primary Marksmanship instructor) actually smiled back. Said soething like "tear it up" or "Tearm em apart" etc.

    I pictured that bus full of my moronic platoon mates, you know, the ones that always get ya in toruble, the total screw ups etc? Yup, look at hem all in there! Yeah, I closed my eyes for a brief second, and imagined the Drill Instructors my recruiter and some other folks. I could picture there smiling faces in the windows lol.... (note, I am not mentally deranged, and I have probably embelished a LITTLE here, but the facts are indeed true ;))

    Click, click. Depressd and HELD the trigger. The M-19 had a bit of recoil, but one round at a time wasn't too much, espeically with adjustments afterward.

    I watched with starry eyes and a haunting stare/smile/drool as this bus just exploded, then the debris that was left...it exploded as the successive 4 rounds landed.

    BOOM< BOOM< BOOM< BOOM........ The front of the bus went tubmbling to the left... another round hit very near that huge hunk of bus, and much smaller buslets out of it. I was awestruck. I wantedc to bark some kind of Apocolypse Now line, like "I love the sound of the M-19 in the morning...."

    I don't remember anything else about that day...

    I blew up a bus!
     
  13. Stevie-Ray

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    Frog hunt. My brother-in-law and I armed with a Ruger RST-4 and a Marlin 60. Only 2 misses. Most fun I've ever had.
     
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    Cutting down trees (2in or less in diameter) with a .22.lr. Even at 20ft away, you get a lesson in accuracy you never thought you would get. You may be shooting at wood in there, but it just zips right through without doing much.

    Lesson #1: LRN work much better than HP. HP is for when you have a nice cut in there and you are ready to start imparting energy instead of tearing away wood.



    And a "dont worry" to those who may chide me about this, they were trees that were needing to be cut down. The fun way or a chainsaw, either way, it got done. And frankly, I am more worried about cutting my leg off than catching a ricochet.
     
  15. Matthew748

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    I have had a lot of fun just plinking at misc. junk over the years. Paper tagets are fine for tracking accuracy, but they cannot compare with cans and other bits of rubbish for fun.
     
  16. chipp

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    Great subject! I've been sitting here for 20 minutes smiling and tryng to decide.
    When I was a teenager my friend and I both had tube fed marlin 22s. We used to buy a brick each every other weekend or so for a long time. we'd go out in the woods. After shooting 900 rounds a weekend for a while. you can hit anything.
    I can't remember missing anything. We resorted to moving bottles. Don't you know a rat ran out from a board we stepped on, we each got about 6 shots at it starting from our feet and never hit it. That was pretty amazing.
    Shot a catfish once in the belley that was pretty funny. my friend ate it.
     
  17. MAURICE

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    Cutting down trees with .22s is always fun.
    Imagine6 people lined up, each with a Marlin .22 or something of the like and chopping down a 6 inch tree over the course of ten minuted or so.
    My little 25MN in .22mag was taking chunks out in comparison, but it was all fun nonetheless.

    Full auto MP5 was probably the best. If only I had a spare fifteen grand laying around.
     
  18. jamz

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    Shot a squash with a .44 mag, which made me giggle uncontrollably for about 30 seconds or so. :D Parts of that squash attained a very surprising altitude!

    0James
     
  19. one45auto

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    Pegged soda cans with a .357 Magnum Ruger Blackhawk, and some were shaken up before being shot. :D
     
  20. DirksterG30

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    Firing a full-auto MP-5. Too bad 9mm ammo isn't cheaper. $40 in ammo goes really fast!
     
  21. pokey074

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    Rezin, that is seriously one of the best stories I've heard!
     
  22. Declaration Day

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    Sometimes at my shooting range we'll blow up those small green Coleman propane canisters. We do this only when it is wet or there is snow on the ground. It's not very loud but it produces quite a fireball. Depending on where it is hit, it may even spin and launch a few feet.

    It never gets old!
     
  23. Jubei

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    I once shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die...no wait, that was Johnny Cash.

    Actually, a buddy of mine used to deliver packages to the local Mega-Mall, one time he got his hands on about 6 mannequins that they were throwing away. We took them down to the range, dressed them up in some old clothes and had a blast. We started off serious enough, practicing shot placement, etc., but after awhile it was just full-tilt boogie to "kill" the big dummies. We must've been a sight, 2 semi-grown men giggling like school girls.

    Jubei
     
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    Is a flame thrower a gun? :evil:
     
  25. Oldtimer

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    Over-ripe watermelons, canteloupes and oranges, plus out-of-date eggs....at 100 yards....with 12-gauge slugs!

    Helium-filled balloons, but with talcum (or other) powder in the balloon before you fill it with helium....12-gauge birdshot! (Be careful where you do this!)

    For you full-auto enthusiasts, try this! We all know that full-auto weapons have a certain amount of muzzle climb. Well, the USMC was issued some "Reising" machineguns during WW-II, for field testing, but they had terrible muzzle climb. To alleviate the problem, a very sharp Marine un-clipped the butt-end of the sling, dropped it onto the ground and stepped on it. When he fired the weapon, it didn't climb in full-auto, due to the tautness on the sling. I showed that to a Marine squad-automatic man that was issued a full-auto M-14, and he loved it! At least it was controllable!
     
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