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Most fun with a gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by JAshley73, May 11, 2013.

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  1. Cee Zee

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    I used to love teaching my kids and my nephew how to shoot. That sort of lost it's appeal when they started shooting better than I do. ;)

    Then I got a lot of pleasure from shooting tight groups on targets. Then that sorta got to be like work trying to control every little thing (incluind my heartbeat) to get ever better accuracy. I still enjoy doing that but sometimes I just have to go back to what made me love shooting in the first place - plinking.

    I actually took a .22 out shooting last weekend. It was the first time in months. I shot about 70 rounds which is about 10% of what I would shoot in a day not so long ago. I went to a gubmit run gun range to shoot since my club is now 100 miles away and I can't get started in my new club until July. The facilities weren't so great at that gubmit range. The shelter was all wood with nothing being done to protect the wood. And of course that means carpenter bees. You know how they fly around you trying to scare you away from their nest? There must have been 50 of them doing that. Hmmm... Targets! Yes I started shooting carpenter bees flying through the air. Not shooting "at" them either. I was shooting them at least a third of the time. I had to shoot from the hip since I had a scope on my only rifle I had along. It turns out it's not nearly as hard as it sounds. And wow is it satisfying to blast those annoying little suckers while they're flying. You know the jerks think you have no way to get them while they buzz you time after time. It must be a real bad case of "what happenend" when they are sinking to the ground to meet Mr. Foot face to foot. I really, really enjoyed that. All that practice finally paid off for something really useful. :D
     
  2. WALKERs210

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    Until my son and I had a falling out my greatest enjoyment was to walk out to back of property and usually fire around 5-10 rds then wait to hear my grandson yelling Papa I'm on the way. He started shooting around age 6, at age 10 I gave him his first Henry, then a 870 20ga and don't remember all he has now but he is worth every penny. If he is not here I just enjoy cutting down a few trees. Yea a chain saw is cheaper but not half as much fun.
     
  3. chris in va

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    I love shooting carbines in general. Bolts, levers, semi's. My latest obsession is a 45 Colt lever a friend loaned me. Big fat bullet thumping a steel popper just gives me the giggles.

    I also enjoy hitting a steel plate at 400 yards standing with my Garand. That satisfying thwack echo makes it all worthwhile.
     
  4. Agsalaska

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    Without a doubt shooting turtles with a 22. Nothing else comes close. I am not a big shooter. Other than sighting in my deer rifle and shooting a deer, and a couple of obligatory boxes of FMJ for my CCW pistol every year, all I ever shoot is 22. And turtles are my sworn enemy. It has been a long time since I saw a turtle that did not need to immediately die. I will also take the occasional shot at a hog with whatever rifle is available, but I usually do not seek it out. But I shoot turtles at least once a month.
     
  5. Malamute

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    Shooting black powder rounds in my old 86 Winchester and Colt SAA years ago. The sound was very different than modern smokeless rounds, the deep boom echoed off the hills and seemed to roll on and on.

    Used to love hunting bunnies, with everything, pistol or rifle. On the run was the most fun.

    Teaching several women to shoot was fun, they loved it, and did very well.

    Shooting stuff in the air. Once you start getting the hang of it, its fun. (with pistols and rifles)

    Shooting pistols longer distance. 300 yards is a hoot. I started shooting mostly one ahnded about 15 or so years ago, after seeing an outstanding pistol shot that only shot one handed. Takes some getting used to, but after getting it figured out, using two hands seems like cheating.
     
  6. xxjumbojimboxx

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    bees? from the hip? You're a far greater shooter then I
     
  7. climbnjump

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    I took a 13 yr old niece out for her first time shooting today for a session of "Fun with Fruit and Firearms". That involves placing a bunch of inedible oranges and apples out at about 50 yrs and exploding them with a 17 HMR. A good time was had by all.
     
  8. hang fire

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    I wonder if the Swiss GP11 would suffice for werewolves.

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  9. hang fire

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    For fun, nothing beats shooting cannibalistic picket pins in Wyoming, a brick of .22 rf might last a day.
     
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