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The best or "luckiest" shot you've ever made

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by sonny, Jan 12, 2003.

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  1. sonny

    sonny Member

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    I remember this thread from another forum (might have been tfl)
    and it was alot of good reading.
    Anyone want to start it off?
     
  2. Dan Morris

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    Many moons ago, while deer hunting on a lease in Texas, had a loudmouth uncle with me..........we jumped a bunch of turkey.
    Dropped to my butt and got into a tight sling.....as any 20 year old rookie, took aim and triggered a shot.Very casually, told uncle I was going after my turkey....about 125yd off......hat hit it in neck with rifle...what he didn;t see...other side of bush.....I put crosshairs on a wad of black....5-6 turkeys.....and shot.
    From his side of bush, he thought I picked one and shot!
    He's told that story for about 40 years....why mess it up with truth.
    Dan
    \:D
     
  3. benewton

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    Out with friends, .45 MKIV, series '70 in a standard military web belt/holster, not tied down, roughly '78 ish or so....

    Got challanged, pulled said weapon, and hit a car wheel, not a tire combo, at about 60 yards, with a single shot within about 2 seconds.

    Weapon, safed to holster, with no grin: simply the expected result of firing same.

    RIGHT!!!
     
  4. sanchezero

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    when I was about 15-16 I had a marlin lever action .44 :) .

    I shot a buzzard with it so far away I almost couldn't see it. It was flying :D .

    Missed the first shot; second one, you could see it change shape as it fell.
     
  5. DrDremel

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    I shot an arrow in two while it was in flight with a 1911. I drew and he shot the arrow. I hit it as it passed me and it fell in two pieces. I never tried again as I was afraid I might not be able to do it twice.
     
  6. thisaway

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    I split a playing card in two on edge at 25 yards with my T/C .50-cal. muzzleloader 8 or 10 years ago. Still have the card, but ashamedly, I didn't write the date on it.
     
  7. Jesse H

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    Hit a fly on the ground, about 4 feet away, no sights, with a squirt gun. :cool:
     
  8. bpisler

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    I nailed a large rabbit in the head many years ago in alaska.I was using a remington 742,30-06 with a scope amd ball ammo.I shot offhand at 125 long paces,it sure tasted good at dinner time.
     
  9. cuchulainn

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    Lucky shot: I was in my basement practicing billards by myself. I shot long to knock a ball into the corner pocket. Through some freak of physics, upon hitting my target ball and knocking it in, the cue ball popped up on the bumper and rolled to the other corner, fell down and gently tapped in another ball.

    True story, though I wish I had a witness to verify it.

    Oh, luckest gun shot ;)
     
  10. Ed Brunner

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    Jesse H

    Not my shot, but a friend was on a college ROTC rifle team. During a practice he exclaimed"There's a fly on my target". Gnarly old NCOIC said "You have a rifle". So he shot the fly. Had the target signed etc. Not a bad shot at 50feet with open sights.
     
  11. stellarpod

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    Once several years ago, I was giving my son some safety training with a 1911 at the local indoor range. He was about 12 years old. I was illustrating the proper method of clearing the firearm. I wanted to emphasize the point that simply dropping the magazine does not guarantee that the weapon is empty.

    I dropped the magazine and said, "the guns empty, right?".

    "Yes", he responded.

    No sooner did he say "yes", but I turned sideways and fired the pistol downrange offhand - a quick side shot without aiming or really even looking downrange. When I turned to look at the target, which was about 20 feet away, I had nailed it absolutely dead center bull.

    His eyes got about as big as half-dollars as he said, "MAN! Your good!" :what:

    I just smiled... :cool:

    I couldn't do that again in a million years... :D

    stellarpod
     
  12. rbrowning

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    Luckiest shot

    I was at the range with my brothers, dad and son. As always the competition was friendly but at times intense. My younger brother and I were using our 22 LR rifles to bounce a 2 liter bottle around the bank behing the 100 yard targets. The bottle got stuck in a rut and we could not get it to bounce out. I quietly laid down my rifle and picked up my 44 Super Redhawk and shot. My intent was to surprise my brother with the increased muzzle blast. But I was the one that was most shocked when I hit the bottle. We were both laughing so hard we couldn't see and had to quit for a while.
     
  13. Gewehr98

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    500 meters, golf ball.

    Still have the trophy:

    theball.gif
     
  14. standingbear

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    ruger m77 with a 6- 24x tasco scope.

    shot a groundhog setting up in a beanfield.it was a awys off,i guesstamated it about 275 yards.i took the shot anyways.dialed it in with the scope to get a clear focus and sent 1 .223 50 grain v-max bullet out.i figured i missed as it went back down and dissappeared.walked out there to see where the entrance was and there it was.hit it right next to the ear,it still had a mouthful of bean leaves.
     
  15. 4v50 Gary

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    Used a BB gun at about 75 yards distance. Threw my window open at which caused the pigeons to take flight. Raised the BB gun (Crossman 760) to my shoulder and "snap" shot at one. Puff of white feathers & he went down into a lightwell. I couldn't get to that lightwell to confirm a kill.
     
  16. Bob Locke

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    Shot a squirrel through the head at about 50 yards (he was also about 30 feet up a tree) with an old Remington SpeedMaster. He fell, bounced off a couple of limbs, and my dad (I was about 13 at the time) took off running like I had just nicked him and knocked him from the tree. When he got to the base of the tree I hollered for him to stop and look down. :D

    I come by it honestly, though. Dad was recruited for USMC sniper program when they restarted it during Nam. He turned them down, but he could always shoot circles around me or anyone esle.
     
  17. Waitone

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    Shooting from the hip with a pellet gun I knocked down a robin innocently flying across my back yard. Will never, ever happen again.
     
  18. Atticus

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    This was pure luck. A friend and I were standing next to his truck, when a crow flew past and settled in a tree about 400 yards from us. We were on a small ridge, so this was actually below us. I asked to borrow his .222. The wind was blowing right to left, so I aimed a few inches above and to the right of the crow. I pulled the trigger, and about 5 seconds later the crow fell from the tree. We couldn't find an entry wound on the bird; so either it hit him just hard enough to kill him, or he died a very timely natural death.
     
  19. Hypnogator

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    A long, l-o-n-g time ago, I was impressing some college friends with the power of my .45 Gov't Model over my buddy's .38 Spl Ruger. His .38 would knock over bricks -- the .45 would break them. Then, just to show off, I threw a brick into the air, drew, broke it in half with the first shot, then pulverized both halves before they hit the ground! Everyone was in awe of my shooting ability -- especially me! Couldn't do it again in a million years!
     
  20. PATH

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    At 100 yards I put a .22LR from a Ruger 10/22 through the center of a dime/ I used a 4x scope. You talk about a lucky shot!:what:
     
  21. Coltdriver

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    I had to take an abbrieviated course to satisfy the North Carolina CCW license law. There were only two of us in the class.

    At the end of the classroom training you had to shoot a target to show the instructor you could shoot.

    He set up a target at 25 feet. I had a Kimber which I easily nailed the bullseye with.

    But the other fellow was having a hell of a time hitting the target. He got it on the target a couple of times. He was shooting, IIRC, a kel tec. Very small light .380 or .32 with the longest hardest dao trigger you ever tried.

    The instructor asked me to take a shot with the little gun.

    I gripped the heck out of it and very slowly pulled that long nasty trigger. Nailed the bulls eye smack dab in the middle. I was more surprised that either of them:D

    Another more recent shot that really surprised me happened when dialing in a fairly new Savage .17 rifle. I reset the scope to 50 yards and found I could pick out a one inch square, nail it and then shoot a second shot into the same square. Every time I tried it the second shot touched the first. That is mostly rifle I am sure but it is heck on squirrels:D
     
  22. TexasVet

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    TWO lucky shots!

    Back in the late 70's I was black powder season hunting deer with my BIL in Mississippi. As we were going into a new area, game warden stopped us to check licenses. He made a comment about "not being able to hit anything with those old guns" and I pulled a target out of my bag. He tacked it to a tree about 150 yards away and came back and said "Hit that!". I loaded my Hawken, swung it up and fired "on the downroll" as it dropped into the paper. BIL ran down and brought back a target with the X ring shot EXACTLY out in the center. GW jaw hit the floor. I, of course, acted like that was an easy shot. After he left, BIL asked"How the heck did you do that?". I still don't know. I had never fired the gun over 75 yards before.

    Other shot was at buddies ranch in Central Texas. We were spotlighting armadillos from my jeep. (Dillers on ranches are BAD. Cattle break their legs in their holes.) We saw one near the edge of a pasture with wild brush beyond the fence. Drove over, 'diller started running, we jump out JUST as he hits the fence and goes into the brush. Knowing he was running in a perfect straight line away from me, I raised the .38 Super about a foot over where he went in and cracked one off. Silence, then a bunch of thrashing then silence. Buddy looked at me, "Tell me you could still see him"
    and then said" Do that again." Could NEVER happen.
     
  23. TheeBadOne

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    War stories told here...

    Ask for bragging stories you'll get no shortage, anywhere :D

    1) Jumped a covey of Roughed Grouse and took all 5 on the wing with a Rem 870 LW 20 ga.

    2) Walking down a game trail with a buddy, same 20 ga LW on my shoulder. A Roughed Grouse swung across the trail at a 90 degree angle flat out (spooked by something else). I responded so quick; a] the swing and shot were blinding b] took 10 min to find where the bird fell in the leaves it was so quick.

    3) To make a long story short. I took a Roughed Grouse (yes, I like grouse) at an honest to god 60+ft right through the head with a S&W 645 .45 ACP with 230 gr Federal Hydra-shoks. This was captured on video by my brother.

    4) After a hike through knee to chest deep snow (up and down hills) I finished off a wounded deer I tracked for and old hunter. Head shot off hand w/scoped 30-06 at 70 yards with chest heaving. That shot anchored what was a very difficult track and ended the worry of losing a wounded animal. The hunter had hit a tree 1st and the bullet went in low on a profile shot with out much power.

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    Now that said, here's what I'm not proud of.

    1) Young foolish person who shot a Raven out of the sky with a scoped 30-06. Bird was so high the person watched it fall for a long time, long enough to regret the shot.

    2) Young hunter who saw a bedded down deer (actually just the head, yes head, not neck, not body). Hunter was standing up and placed the crosshairs between the eyes at 75+ yards in deep snow, offhand. Bullet struck exactly there, deer taken. If that same hunter had that shot now, he wouldn't take it as it's too much of a low percentage shot with a greater chance of a wounded animal.
     
  24. Snowdog

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    MkII Ruger, circa 25 yards.

    To prove to a buddy that the MKII was as accurate as one would need for a plinker, I fired five rounds at a 2x2 scrap piece of wood around 75 feet away in rapid succession freehand.

    What I was expecting:

    3 or more hits, hopefully close together.

    What actually happened:

    Five bullet holes in the exact "5" pattern on dice, almost in perfect uniformity.

    Once inspected, I told him that it was exacty what I meant to do. Not sure if I was joking or serious, my friend looked rather amazed.
    I didn't offer to clarify until much later. :D

    It was all for not though, he bought a Buckmark instead.
     
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    Double post.
     
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