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Some of the Best Offhand Target or Hunting Shots You've Ever Made?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Picher, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. kudu
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    kudu Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, sometimes, ran a 100 last year normal, had been about 6 years, not as good as I once was. I struggle sometimes to break a 25. Registered Skeet average was 98.3 back in the day, early 90's.
     
  2. DLrocket89

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    Not the best shooting I've ever done, but you'll see the enjoyment that was had.

    Target was a 55 gallon drum lid at 200 yards. Gun is a bone stock Ruger 10/22 carbine, except a Primary Arms 1x red dot and a thumbhole stock. Shooting subsonic ammo (no can), my friend and I discovered it was easy to hear the bullet impact on the can lid, and there was a perceptible delay. This morphed into a competition of sorts - who could get the most number of impacts on target before hearing the ring of the first one. My buddy managed 4, this is me hitting 5:

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwLoMWwihBjAWFdWUGZCMG9xMDA

    Edit - if you listen close, you can hear the thuds of the impact, first one is about 1ms after the last shot goes.
     
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  3. Picher

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    I've heard it told many times that a man from my town in Maine, named Ray Veilleux, on a bet, shot a man's pocket watch with his .22 LR revolver at 100 yards. I knew the man. He later managed the MDOT fleet and used to give me used wheel weights for bullet casting. Of course, like most shooting stories, get farther away at each telling, but he was an ammunition tester for Winchester, so I kinda believe this one. (Although, the distance may have been closer to 50 yards, I suspect.)
     
  4. someguy2800

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    That looks like a fun game, I'm going to have to try that. One of my favorite shooting games is how fast can I put 5 or 10 rounds from the AR15 on a 10" plate at 200 yards, and sometimes the 4"

    edit: I do that from the bench I should add. I can barely hit the 10" plate offhand lol.
     
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  5. Picher

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    Offhand, shot a coyote in the head off a blueberry field, running flat-out away from me at 200 yards. Tikka .243 Win with 3-9x Leupold, handoaded ammo.
     
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  6. Danoobie

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Now that there's some fine shooting.
     
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  7. DLrocket89

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    Best shot I made offhand was with the same 10/22 from a few posts up, 200 yards, same subsonic ammo.

    Pull up, aim, pull the trigger. Safety on, gun butt on the ground, looking at my friend when we both hear the "tink" of it hitting a 4" gong.

    ...never mind I was aiming at the 55 gallon drum lid 3 feet to the left, but whatever. My friend was impressed. To this day he doesn't know how badly I missed by. :rofl::p:neener:
     
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  8. wanderinwalker

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    My best was drawing a crowd at the gun club shooting the 10" 200-yard plate offhand. With my Marlin 336BL in .30-30. With aperture sights. Went 5 for 5 and somebody watching told me that was some fine shooting.
     
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  9. WelshShooter

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    Not stirctly off hand shooting, but I think it loosely applies.

    Shooting my Yugoslavian M48 using handloads off my elbows in a pit at various short range targets (around 600 yards). Decide that I should try the 1000 yard target for fun. Adjust my rear sight to 900m and take a pot shot. First round hit the target (1.5m high x 0.5m wide) much to my amazement. I assumed it was another shooter so I took a second shot when the range went quiet and hit it again! Didn't manage to hit the target again after that for the rest of the trip but it was fun seeing the look on the guys face next to me who was shooting an AI 308 and struggling to get on the same target.
     
  10. JD Pinardi

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    When I was 21 me and a buddy were duck hunting in northern Oregon as we did every weekend, hunting was good if weather was bad, this day the sun came out and the ducks were flying at 20,000 ft, not interested in our decoys, we were heading back to the truck and 2 ducks came flying towards us at about 200 yds elevation, I chucked the shells out of my Rem 1100 and slid a 3" mag No 1 shot in, laid on my back, gave it about a 20 yd lead and fired. The duck folded up like a lawn chair and hit the ground about 50 yds away, when I cleaned it it had one piece of shot through it's chest, go figger' I was just foolin' around.
    Happy shootin' JD
     
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