Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mustang51, Apr 17, 2021.
I have a buddy who seems to make a point of shooting pigs in the butt....interestingly enough, live pigs sping around too......
How did that not fall?
I shoot a lot of small scale silhouettes with rimfire and pistol-caliber rifles and handguns and I’ve had some wobble and shrug off a poor hit... but I’ve never seen a “silhouette pirouette” that still stood like that one. Thanks for sharing .
Try bowling pins....just as frustrating!
I remember being amazed at how much lead a bowling pin can absorb when I started shooting them.
I guess the lesson learned is to not make targets that can balance on one support or the other.
One of those things you probably couldn't do again if you tried, kinda like dropping a Bic lighter and having it bounce and land upright, had that happen.
Crazy things happen.
Came time to go down to reset the cans and the fella who had set the cans up the previous time was staring at the one I had supposedly missed. He called me over to show me the can. There was a slight gray streak on the left side. He said, "I set up every can with the brand name facing us. This one is now facing the other way."
So, I had hit it (barely) on the right, but spun the can 180 degrees without knocking it off. That's shooting for you.
now, do it again
A consideration most wouldn’t make in drawing out targets. This scenario is obviously only possible if the target’s center of mass is above that footer plate. So the hind end is counterbalanced by the large head. An amazing coincidence which I’m sure the target manufacturer had not considered when laying out the target shape.
I wouldn't be shooting at a RR rail side, too much chance of the bullet catching the rounded part & coming back at you.
We also shoot these same rifles in a " long range" vintage military match. This is a match shot at paper bullseye targets at 300, 500, 600, and 800 yards.
This match is shot at the 1000 yard range at the top of this satellite picture
You can see the silhouette range in the middle of the complex, with the staggered berms.
Shooters expect to "ring a ram" (hit a silhouette but not knock it over), but they weigh about 60 lbs and are 550 yards away. Nobody expects to ring a pig.
No magnets, just mass holding the silhouettes.
I guess it is theoretically possible for a bullet to come back and hit a shooter, but in nearly 15 years of shooting this match I've never heard of that happening. The closest targets are the chickens and they are at 220 yards..
And yet... Still a lesson learned. Meaning one may not have made a *mistake* in the first place but to ignore it would be ignoring a learning opportunity.
I know that I'll check every time I cut a silhouette - just for the hell of it.
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