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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. CZguy

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    A tea spoon at 100 yards, with a iron sighted .22 LR.
     
  2. Certaindeaf

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    The roof of a fine Mercedes Benz sedan owned by my buddy many, many years ago.. I was around 18 and using it as a rest. .270 Weatherby magnum.
     
  3. Hossfly68

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    My sister's right butt cheek, with a bb gun at about 250 yards. Had the thing propped on my thigh at about a 45 degree angle and just figured I would hit the barn roof near her. Mom hit me so hard that I don't remember the next three days.

    The best shot was sighting in my brand new .22 on Christmas Day though. Dad and I were out in the pasture shooting at the target about 50 yards away. Dad figured he had the thing sighted in since I was pretty much hitting were I was aiming. I said, "Daddy, I think I can hit the thumbtack holding the target up." "you can't hit the tack. I can't even see it."
    Bang!
    "ok Son, I think you've got the idea. It's cold. Let's go in."
    Still don't know who was more surprised that I got it.
     
  4. lono

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    A fully charged fire extinguisher at 100 yards with a 30-06. That was a cool one, a huge white cloud.
     
  5. Herk30

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    That would definitely have to be a 45 HP with my XD45 through the palm of my hand. Yeah, that's very memorable.
     
  6. jahwarrior

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    A seagull. I wasn't aiming for it, either. I was at an SGL range here in PA, just shooting my guns, and one swooped down in front of a .45ACP slug. I don't know what it was after. I had to run downrange just see where I'd hit it; I got it right through the side.
     
  7. MrBorland

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    A pair of non-threats at this year's S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals. Combined with a costly missed head shot, the first cost me the bump to Distinguished Master :fire:, and the 2nd (on the last stage :banghead:), the win. I now have a nice "1st Master" trophy to remind me to stay focused. ;)
     
  8. hardluk1

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    My best was shooting mule deer with a 7mm 140gr barnes X bullet many years ago. Hit him in the right ham right near the little brown ring. Found it 51" later under the hide at the front shoulder. Broke the hip, also broke several disk were shattered bullet hit 2 ribs and the front shoulder blade. Only barnes x bullet I ever recovered.
     
  9. RudeMood

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    When I was a very young man my dad bought me a new England arms single shot 20ga. He decided I was going to warm up to it on a few coke-a-cola classics to be sure.

    My first shot I completely missed, and still don't know how. The second I saw the can move, but Dad thought I missed it. I asked him to check it, so he went to pick it up and the can bottom opened like a flap at the bottom and poured out what was left in it. I'm still scratching my head over the physics of that one to this day as we never saw a splash and it didn't fall over.

    As an aside, I "shot" myself with the same 20ga the next year. I was reloading too fast and my hand closed in the breach so that my hand cocked and covered the hammer/release. I had no choice but to point it a safe direction and set it off so that I could get the finger of my other hand underneath the caught one and [passed the hammer to open the hinge release. Not something i'll ever forget.
     
  10. Tex62

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    "The roof of a fine Mercedes Benz sedan owned by my buddy many, many years ago.. I was around 18 and using it as a rest. .270 Weatherby magnum. "

    My dad had a friend do that to a Cadilac with fins. Shot it 2-3 times before he knew what he was doing.

    Shot at a lot forsale sign from about a 1/4 mile with a scoped .22. Missed the sign, but it the stick that it was mounted on. I probably aimed 10-15 ft above the sign...
     
  11. Ryanxia

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    Neighbor let me shoot his son's Barny doll with his .22 when I was a kid.
    Shooting budweiser cans with my BB gun as a kid (empty cans).

    Tannerite. :D
     
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    I just noticed your tag line. You did't happen to be in Great Lakes Illinois in the mid 80's did you? We had an instructor that used that as a name tag.
     
  13. clamman

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    In a former life I was watching TV and was quite drunk. I got teed off at some commercial and shot it from 10' away with my .357 Smith. I was seperated at the time. When my ex found out I had a new set she wanted to know what was wrong with the old one. Being a honest man I told her the truth. I told her it was shot. :eek::eek::eek:
     
  14. Certaindeaf

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    Elvis lives!
     
  15. cyclopsshooter

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    A new stainless Ruger Single-Six inside a glass display case and an Erma .22lr copy of a Walther PPK with a headspace issue- There was NO firing pin indentation! As the slide loaded a round, the short headspace compressed the entire circumference of the rimfire primer.. POP* (Cheers to always having your firearm pointed in a SAFE direction..)

    I could live with the broken glass and selling the new Single Six as used... But I no longer chamber unproven firearms without being "in the range"
     
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    i wanna shoot that new geico pig. wakes me up constantly. only ones
     
  17. Superdave70_02

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    My 14 aluminum v-bottom boat from 6" with a scoped 10/22. I was driving down a country road pulling the boat when I saw 3 badgers tearing up my dads wheat field. I grabbed the gun, jumped out and started shooting. I hit two quickly but the third was running fast down a fence row. I was shooting over the boat and through the scope could not tell I had dropped down onto it.

    It hit the top rail which is about 3/4" thick and the bullet splattered back into my face. I was wearing sunglasses. My wife and son thought it was hilarious. It did not go through the aluminum.
     
  18. BlackSky

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    Watermelon. Don't get to shoot much other than game animals and paper around here.
     
  19. Dr T

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    A Pentium CPU chip...I never did much like that computer...
     
  20. lilguy

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    Stairway ceiling in my home, old home built like tank, contain 12 gauge OO buck blast. Only problem was families reaction.:what:
     
  21. Kiln

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    The floor of my buddy's grandma's house when I was 15 or so. He handed me an "unloaded" single action revolver so I cocked the hammer back and dry fired it towards the floor. (I had been taught better but didn't listen, this was thankfully a painless wake-up call.)

    It was like everything switched to slow motion for a second after the gun went off. He convinced his grandmother it was a firecracker so she didn't freak out but the impression it made on me was lasting.

    I am extremely careful now with firearms.
     
  22. herkyguy

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    I took a bobcat this past gun season with my Ruger GP100 .357 (6" barrel) from my treestand at about 30 yards. I was just sitting there mad at myself for spooking a doe on my walk in, hadn't seen a thing all day until right at sunset and he comes walking out of some brush along a fenceline.

    Took me two days to find him. Oddly enough, I found him on Christmas Eve.
     
  23. OkieGentleman

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    Craziest Shot

    Age 15, eyesight excellent, reflexes quick. Jackrabbit hunting with cousin. A big Jack jumps up and runs straight away from me. One fast shot with .22 and Jack tumbles into dirt dead. :confused: Hmm where did I hit him? Check the Jack no holes, roll him over on his back. There is a sliver of meat between his legs and a penis, no testicles. I killed that poor Jack by shooting his privates off. :eek: Only rabbit I ever killed that I felt sorry for. That was 52 years ago this year. I still laugh when I think about it.:evil:
     
  24. Needles

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    Engine block. With an SKS, shooting FMJ surplus rounds at about 40 feet. I was impressed.
     
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    Distracted by phone call while clearing my carry gun. Dropped magazine; answered phone. Inserted empty mag; point in safe direction (my waterbed); pull trigger. Good news is that a waterbed mattress will, in fact, stop a 9mm hollow point. That bullet now sits on the head of my bed as a reminder.
     
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