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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. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    USPSA C-zone steel target at 600 yards with an AR15.

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  2. cheep

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    12ga slug through a propane bottle near a road flair at night!!! WOW
     
  3. hms365

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    One of mine was one of those 4# or 5# cans of green beans. It had been in a storage unit way too long to be considered as food. I'm looking through the scope and hit it with a 30-06, 150 gr. soft point. I see a green mist, and as we are chuckling and laughing, after about a 5 count the perfectly circular lid floats down. I remember there were beans about 10 - 12 paces IN FRONT of were the can was sitting.
     
  4. Powerglide

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    Most memorable? A bobcats tail.Yes, he came out the tree into the dogs arms.Funny
     
  5. TNboy

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    I recently shot a quart of unopened expired yogurt with a .270 Winchester Silvertip at about 20 yards, that was impressive, I filmed it too. Didn't find much of anything.
     
  6. sugarmaker

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    Long ago I bounced a tracer off a rock and set a field on fire on a windy, dry spring day.
     
  7. chucknbach

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    When I was a kid shot a jackrabbit with a .30 .30, rabbit went one way something else went spinning over the sage brush. Turned out it was his head.
     
  8. Lex Luthier

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    Wells Fargo apparently did not need me as a customer anymore, so after relocating my assets to a credit union this week, I took my last two pieces of WF plastic to the range and had some fun.

    Credit cards make excellent targets.
     
  9. sgtstryker

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    I think it was watching my son, 14 at the time, shoot a .22 MKII at a rabbit and seeing holes appear in the rabbits ears. Two in one, one in the other. The rabbit lived for another day..
     
  10. Driftertank

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    When i first got my 870 Security, i found one of those 5 gallon Gatorade dispensers somebody had left at the range. I loaded a 3" 00-Buck shell and hit it point blank, expecting a fist-size hole through both sides. Instead i got a fist-size hole in one side, a big blister on the other, and the whole container flew through the air about 6 feet. Much more satisfying...

    Once shot a 3 month old watermelon i'd had in my fridge, with a .308 150gr SP. I expected it to split open dramatically, but i didn't expect it to explode completely...

    Most interesting thing i DIDN'T hit was a soda can. Was shooting at some with a friend's Weatherby .22-250 with PMC Starfire when it started to rain, big fat raindrops. I lined up, squeezed off the shot, and saw 3 impact points. Only thing i can figure was the superlight, superfast bullet must have hit a raindrop big enough to open the fragile petals of the hollowpoint and make fragment in midair...something i'd never even considered a possibility!
     
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    We were shooting pistols at the range. There's a target wire strung 15 yards away on the berm. We had an assortment of targets and a 1-liter Mountain Dew bottle half full of rocks tied to a piece of twine hanging from the wire.
    We were getting ready to leave and the bottle was still hanging there. I said I'd shoot the string. Lined up my Sig P220 and fired and the string parted, the bottle fell. We all dismissed it as a fluke. But it was a cool fluke.

    When I junk a car I usually shoot it up. Last time I had an old rusted propane cylinder. Junk. Still had a quarter tank of propane but the valve handle had rusted off. So I put it on the front seat of a junked Toyota with a burning newspaper on the valve and shot it with an 8mm Mauser through the door. Blew out the windshield.

    Mrs. Price cleaned out the bathroom of her old hair products she doesn't like and there were a number of cans of hair spray and similar products. I lined them up and again used burning newspaper and then shotgunned them. Wow, a small can made a huge fireball.
     
  12. rugerdude

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    In sniper school I fired a round from the 700 yard line, it missed the target but it did hit a bird that happened to be flying from right to left in front of my target. My spotter just scratched his head over seeing a black puff, but one of the instructors who was watching realized that it was a bird.

    I remember them briefing to us that we shouldn't fire with a bird flying in our scope's field of view and I thinking to myself "We couldn't hit a bird if we TRIED"

    Also at a long range shooting course we were using our M40's to shoot at a target 1 mile away. After hitting right and left of it a few times there was a shot that didn't produce a dirt splash, but also didn't produce the clang of bullet hitting steel. My spotter believes that I hit a part of the rebar frame supporting it. Still, this thing was so far away that the scope could not adjust enough to bring the crosshairs on target.
     
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    I shot my mother.... One of the most precious thing in my life... Stupid birdshot.

    "Sent while drunk, on the toilet and nursing a rum and coke"
     
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    tanerite. now that was fun!
     
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    Grandfather Clock action with a .25 auto.

    Trust me, You DO NOT want to know!!!!
     
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  17. Godsgunman

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    Most memorable non-living creature would have to be right after high school at my friends uncles farm shooting an old truck with my M44, went clean through the engine block. Also had an old mower that we tied mortars to and used the bullets to light the fuses. Unknown to us the mower still had some gas left in it, a little more than the mortars blew up ;p
     
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    It's not nearly as exciting for you guys as it was for me. It wasn't even a "real" rifle... but it was my Beeman R9 with a .177 pellet. I was being totally silly and shot out my back door into my garage, where I hit a can of yellow spray paint.... which proceeded to spray everywhere. All over my nearly new wood chipper, which is orange and now has yellow spray paint all over it. I'm really thanking the gods that my wife's vehicle wasn't in its usual place, a couple of feet away. It wasn't that great a shot either, as I was aiming for the plastic cap. It was a very old can of paint, which I mistakenly thought had nothing left in it....
     
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    A tin can, sitting on a wood fence post, at about 25', when I was 10 yrs old, with my dad's Beretta .25 cal tomcat. That was the first time I ever shot a handgun, and had no clue what a great shot that was. The hole was dead center in the can!! I couldn't repeat that again if my life depended on it. I shoot well, but that was rediculously well, that day.
     
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    Shooting at playing cards with our compound bows at 20 yards. The cards were held on the target butts sideways, so we were shooting at the edge. The only way I was able to see where the card was was by the split stick that we were using to hold the card in place. I don't remember how many times I actually hit one, but it was like 2 or three times.
     
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    Not that this was smart - I was 16 - the passenger window of a green 1972 Ford LTD with a daisy powerline bb gun. The car was moving a 55 mph. Following the shot, I was moving at 55 mph the opposite direction.

    35 years later and I am still waiting for Karma to bite me back.
     
  22. Numeric

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    A golf ball nestled against the berm from 25yds with a .22LR. It went straight up and came down about 4 seconds later.

    An unopened can of Mt. Dew someone left in the sun all day. Dad shook it up and I hit it with a 180gr .30-06 at 100yds. It peeled the can open like a flower, and the top half of the can just vanished.
     
  23. Hotshot10

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    Definitely this pineapple. It's good to know the produce manager at my local grocery store. :evil:

    It was, by the way, hit with a 158-grain .357 magnum from about 10 yards.
     

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    Caught a good sized catfish this past weekend. Instead of killing it with a screw driver through its head (can be hard to do on the big ones), I just pulled out my hi-point c9 (my fishing gun) and put a hp between it's eyes...

    very effective.
     
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    I have an HP printer that deserves three or four 20 round magazines from my M1A. I would hose it down with more but the ammo is worth more than that sorry excuse for a printer (B8550). It's day will come.

    Dan
     
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