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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. Inebriated

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    First shot from my brand spanking new Arsenal SGL-21... rested against the ATV, took aim at the small box of tannerite 150 yards down range, and squeezed..... pa-BOOM!

    Irons, too.
     
  2. ThorinNNY

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    enough gun?

    Back in the late 1950`s, my dad took me,( for my first time ) fishing on a Party boat- you paid your fare and they took you to an offshore fishing grounds and provided your bait. They chummed heavily- we were going after bluefish. Fishing was good for a while, then a shark that looked as big as a Greyhound bus showed up.

    One of the mates grabbed an M-1 carbine and emptied a whole magazine into the shark. The mate must have scored some hits, I saw that thing bleed. But it seemed to me all those hits didn`t do the shark much damage. I thought it might get mad at us and ram the boat like that white whale did in a movie I saw.Fortunately it just changed course and swam away.
     
  3. wisconsin

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    Beehive with a 10ga
     
  4. splattergun

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    My pocket comb jammed into a crack in the top of a rock. Hit edge-on from 25 yds with my SKS. Same SKS hit a nail on the head at 25 yds, I can't get smaller than 2" group at 100 yds. Iron sights.
     
  5. hang fire

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    One of the most memorable shots was one I didn't even take. Watched my step daughter dust a clay pigeon laying 65 yards down range with my .22. What makes this impressive is the fact that it was the first bullet she ever shot in her life.

    I have a few memorable shots I had to take in Iraq, but won't discuss them here.

    Last shot I took for laugh was a can of expandable foam in a pressurized can. I wanted to fill a hole in a tree the redneck way. Foam blasted out in a 15 foot radius, and very little actually got in the hole I wanted to fill.
     
  7. v8stang289

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    Can of Carb cleaner with a lit road flare behind it at 25 yds with a 1911. The ensuing fireball was huge and awesome.
     
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  8. lono

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    A large full fire extinguisher with a 30-06. Very cool, very large white mushroom cloud.
     
  9. cheeze

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    When I was a kid, a friend and I went squirrel hunting in the woods with our bb guns. We walked out of the woods into a meadow with a large old oak tree with spanish moss hanging out of it all over. Really pretty spot. A large bumblebee flew by and I said, "Watch this... I'm gonna shoot that bee while he's flying." and raised the rifle and shot. A wing spun around like a maple or pine seed as it fell to the ground. I don't normally shoot something that I don't intend to eat, but then, I never really figured I would hit the thing. I just used to call crazy stuff like that and pull it off somehow.

    Years later, as teenagers, the same friend and I were at a pool hall and had finished playing. We were standing around talking and listening to the jukebox. Someone laid their pool stick on the table with the handle up on the rail and the tip on the table. I grabbed the cue ball and said, "Watch this, I'm gonna hit the cue ball and walk it up the stick off the table." I took aim and shot and darned if it didn't walk up the stick! I could probably never do it again, but it did.

    It's one thing to have someone witness these wild shots, and even better, I called the shots before I made them. That friend is still in awe when we get to talking about "the good ol' days" days and the topic comes up.
     
  10. fishingjunkie

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    Most memorable: A toilet. Sounds lame, but when my grandfather taught me to shoot at like 9 or 10, he had an empty house across a field, and when he was looking for something to use for target practice, he found a new toilet still in the box outside the hosue. He took it out in the field in front of a dirt hill, set it up, walked back and let me have at it. 3rd bullet finally hit the tank and it shattered. That was the first target/thing I ever hit, period. So therefor, I remember it the most.
     
  11. rodregier

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    Knocked over a cut piece of 4x4 from 900m using a 10 meter holdover (Kentucky windage/elevation) with a rifle chambered in .308 Win. Of course, I was aiming at a paper target 1.5 meters to the left of the 4x4 chunk at the time :)

    Pure luck, but it made me laugh.
     
  12. Ultravox

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    Just realized that I do have some things to add to this thread.

    As a teen I used to put spray paint cans on the curb of the street in front of my house and shoot them from the third story window with a bb gun. My parents would have tanned my hide if they had seen it.

    The biggest mess was when we shot an old box of wine with a .270 Winchester. The wine was old and spoiled and it sure made a smelly cloud.
     
  13. WNTFW

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    My latest were:
    My last was a 12 gauge shot shell hull on the back stop berm of a 200 yd range with a .22lr.
    So I am guessing 210-220 yd range. I hit it twice and hit close enough to a second hull to move it. I had a 3x9 scope. I had to use a spotting scope to find the shell & then use the rifle scope.
    Trip before that was hitting a skeet in the same spot with open sighted AR in .223. My shooting buddy bested me though. He shot a 3 shot group with the same rifle that was well less than an inch w/2 shot in the same hole. Thank you 69gn Sierra Match Kings! It is a NMAR that he helped get together so I was glad he got the first good group with it.
    I think it will be hard for me to beat that for some time.
     
  14. Centurian22

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    Ok going out on a 'not quite a firearm' limb here but.... One of my first potato guns (amazing how much fun could be had with some PVC, propane and a grill sparker!!!) my friends and I found a box of old 'Lawn Darts' on a shelf in storage. Plastic fins were mostly cracked and broken so we pulled off all the plastic, wrapped the steel shaft in rolled newspaper and Jammed it down the four foot barrel with our ram rod, tight fit had us all looking around wondering 'should we really do this?' Not wanting to risk it blowing up the chamber next to our faces, we pawned the shot off on the guy who was most accurate shooting from the hip. 15 seconds of propane injected from a burns-o-matic torch head, screwed the cap on, screamed "fire in the hole" and held our breath. After one hell of a KABOOM we all ran for the tree which had been hit dead center about 12 feet up. It not only the pointed tip, but half of the 3/4 inch weight into the trunk. Couldn't remove it with a pry bar and still to this day it remains (shot about a decade ago).

    As for true firearms: my most recent range trip hitting a clay pidgion on the 200 yard berm with my .308 savage axis on the first try. I know to most that isn't that impressive but I was excited about it.
     
  15. BADUNAME30

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    Glad you asked. :)

    One time my BIL and i were deer huntin up in Pa's more desolate mountains.
    He had driven that day and we were standin along side the road about mid day eatin some samiches next to his Dodge Ram.
    This day was in the late 80's and his Ram was an older early 70's model at the time and he had just done extensive work to it restorin it.
    Well, we're kind o' millin 'round near the front o' his vehicle, talkin deer dreams, kickin stones and eatin samiches and he starts a talkin 'bout how much he liked his 'new' Ram and jist how much he actualy put into it.
    I listened to him go on and on fer a spell and i then remark to him.
    "I hafta agree with ya Bill, these are great 'trucks' and ya done real good work but ya know what it needs ? "
    Bill..."what ?"
    " A bullet hole right about here " and with that i pulled my Black Hawk and sent a 158gr. JHP right thru the middle of the passenger door.( which was open btw )
    The look on his face was absolutely PRICELESS :what:
    After the color came back into his face he looks me right in the eye and says...... " yer absolutley right "
     
  16. Texan Scott

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    ^"...and that's how I lost these three teeth, right here..."
     
  17. marksman13

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    Jim, had that been my truck, I would have had a widowed sister.
     
  18. cheep

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    "and that's how I lost MY LAST THREE TEETH, right here..."
     
  19. TenDriver

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    A bunch of us were out camping one night when one of the guys says "holy excrement, look at this spider!". I had his Crossman Classic pistol ready to fire, and upon hearing this I turned and fired into the spider web. It was only about 10 ft away, but I hit the spider clean without touching the web. It was perfectly intact.

    Another time we were all skeet shooting, and ran out of clays. I still had one in the chamber and there were dragon flies buzzing around. I shot at one and saw the wings fall to the ground. We reloaded.....
     
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    Sporting for insects huh? I wonder what fish and game would have to say about that :p
     
  21. Kristensdaddy

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    I must admit, I have shot all manner of man-made objects but the most fun recently has been Tannerite. I've seen it on the internet so I bought a container. Seriously, that's the most legal fun shooting I have had in a long time. Not knowing just how explosive the stuff was, I blew up my silhouette stand. Not just blew it up but blew a 2x6x8foot board 50 feet above the trees.

    Shortly after we were done, the neighbor calls to see if I am OK. After I tell him about Tannerite his next question is "where can I get some of that."
     
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    Spiders are ALWAYS in season. Along with snakes, and other nasty creepy crawly things.
     
  23. TheCracker

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    For me it was a pineapple that I shot with a 9mm HP round at close range. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1340667389.328201.jpg
    This is a still from the video I took!

    Here is the YouTube video of it:

    http://youtu.be/OhDtky0en1M
     
  24. bigdipper

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    Me and my buddies were at the range shooting skeet i had my break action 20ga and ran out of bird shot but did have a few slugs left. all my friends said i couldn't do it, i shattered the clay first shot... showed them!
     
  25. Texan Scott

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    cracker, i hope that box of pull-ups was empty- those things are EXPENSIVE! How do you afford a shooting hobby AND a toddler? robbing banks as well as tropical fruit stands? nice horizontal spray, btw.
     
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