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What's the most memorable THING you've ever put a bullet through.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by R.W.Dale, Apr 7, 2012.

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  1. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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    Excluding hunting and such what's the most memorable TARGET you've ever shot? The stranger the story the better.

    For me nothing was as surprising and amusing as putting a 55g hornady sspx from a 22-250 into a soft but not quite rotten pineapple @ 100 yds. I swear pineapple bits flew out in a 30" radius including STRAIGHT up. A decade later I still smile when I recall the event.

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  2. Twiki357

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    I don't know how memorable it is, but when I get a new computer, I take the hard drive out of the old one before it goes to Goodwill. The hard drive gets "sanitized" at the range on my next trip.
     
  3. Rob G

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    I put a 7.62x54r through a mini fridge with some tannerite in it. We still don't know where the door landed. Pretty memorable overall.
     
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  5. Old Dog Man

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    Strange Target

    I put an 87gr. bullet from my 25/06 through an 8# powder can filled with water with the lid setting on a railroad tie at 100yrds. never found the bottom of the can. What an awsome sight. Have also shot 100gr. 25/06 through 1/2" steel plate at 100yrds' and 3/8" at 200yrds, Serria lead nosed bullets. Al
     
  6. cooldude14

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    Shot a watermelon with a SKS
     
  7. 9mmfan

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    The good: Tannerite in pumpkins last October. Very impressive flying orange goo.
    The bad: .32 ACP ND through my mattress couple years back. Mostly memorable, embarrassment notwithstanding, 'cause my out of town at the time wife points it out EVERY time we change the sheets.
     
  8. wrs840

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    Tonka Trucks, GI Joes, and a legion of those 2" tall Plastic Army Men. Shot to kingdom come with .22 rifles by me and my buddy Anderson Taylor, about 40 years ago...
     
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  9. FenderTK421

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    A printer that was giving me fits... took it out to the back yard and let it know how I felt w/ 6 rounds of .357. Great day.
     
  10. Arkansas Paul

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    The front pocket of my jeans. I was 18 and as stupid as they came. Ruger MKII target in my front pocket and I had a ND. There was a thin red line down the front of my leg and a hole in the floor by my shoe. And there was almost a stain in the back of my pants to accompany the hole in the front.
     
  11. BUCKrub91

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    You had a Ruger MKII in your front pocket? Thats a big pocket
     
  12. MyGreenGuns

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    Not a bullet, but shot:

    I had just gotten my first gun, Rem 870 12g. I was so proud of it, so of course it came with me on the next camping trip.

    My best friend and I were sitting at the campfire, enjoying the summer night. His dog was sleeping in his lap, my shotgun was sleeping in mine.

    He pointed at a stump on the opposite side of the fire and said, "Is that a mouse?"

    I saw it too and shot.

    "Well.. did you get it?" He asked with a grin.

    We got up to check. The old cedar stump was missing a chunk where the shot hit. The pieces of it were littered behind the stump. As our flashlights followed the splintered wood we found little furry bloody clumps mixed in and all of this had rained down on his sleeping bag and single mattress he had set down here.

    Whoops! I forgot we had set everything over here so it wouldnt get muddy when we played with the truck.

    Its not my favorite or best shot ever, but I know neither of us will forget it either. :evil:
     
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    Shooting a couple of empty shotgun shells at 40 yards with a .22 rifle, a lizard tried to run across my target just as I let a round go. Poor thing lost his head.
     
  14. OARNGESI

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    can of armorall, looked like a rocket shot up like 20ft and sent white foam everywhere
     
  15. WardenWolf

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    A dead computer hard drive. I put a few rounds through it with my trusty Mosin Nagant. On the last shot, I hit the screw that held the read / write arm. The drive literally exploded, with the heavy aluminum base shattering into at least 3 pieces and scattering over about 10 feet.

    Here's a video of the shot, though you can't really see much.

    http://youtu.be/5rf3_PRNnxI

    Note: the mess is not mine. Others had been shooting there and had not cleaned up their mess. I made sure to carry out more shell casings than I shot that day, along with the remains of the hard drive.
     
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    Clay pigeon sitting on the berm - first try with a .22lr pistol, at 100 yards (mostly luck, I need time to figure hold-over at 100y, and that's to hit a 1' wide target).

    Pumpkin filled with water and shredded paper - Shot with my M1 Carbine and a soft point. Wasn't me, but it sold the Mrs on long guns as recreation, she was mostly a handgun fan up to that moment.

    Gatorade bottles - this one I repeat frequently. The star-shaped molding on the underside of a gatorade bottle become a rocket nozzle when it is hit by something with enough kinetic energy, all the water goes out the bottom FAST and the low-mass bottle goes up pretty high.
     
  17. Arkansas Paul

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    Nah. It was just a 4-inch barrel. Like this one.


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    The butt was sticking out. I told you I was young and stupid. :banghead:
     
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    Were you inebriated at the time?
     
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    When I was 9 I sat on the bench and shot 6' Saw blades at dusk with chiefs M1 Garand.

    Sparks went everywhere.
    We then went on to ricochet tracers off of a lake.

    Awesome.
     
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    my leg
     
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    My Motorola Krazer with a non working 7 key. I laid it on the barrel of my Mossy 835 and sent it to cell phone h#$l where it belonged. The only thing I found was the sticker off the battery.
     
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    My twin brother said his 1946 32 special model 94 wasn't accurate. I vaporized several d-cell batteries off the top of a post at 100yds with it.

    He found out it wasn't the gun.
     
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    My good friends chronograph
     
  24. gunnutery

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    3.5" floppy disk with my .308. Once it was hit it flew up into the air about 5 feet up and spun the whole time. I was pretty surprised it spun so perfectly to the rotation of the bullet.
     
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    One Summer when I was about 10 our next door neighbor had several dump truck loads of dirt hauled in to raise a low spot in the yard. It was several weeks before they got around to leveling it out. In the meantime the kid next door and I devised a plan.

    We got a bucket full of dirt and mixed it with a little water to make thick mud which we packed around dozens of firecrackers leaving only the fuse exposed. When the mud dried they became golfball sized hand grenades.

    We then got all of our toy soldiers out and set up a battle field opposing each other. When the battle began we started shooting at each others army with our BB guns, lighting the firecracker grenades and throwing them at each others army. The first guy to knock over all the other guys toy soldiers won.

    We'd set 'em up and start over. Best Summer of my life.
     
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