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What's the weirdest thing you've ever shot?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 2dogs, Jan 7, 2003.

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  1. 2dogs

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    I'm thinking target- TV, watermelon, basketball?



    Yeah, it's a dumb thread.:neener:
     
  2. Nathaniel Firethorn

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    Jody Hudson's .357 Derringer. :eek:

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  3. Yohan

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    A golf ball :D
     
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    Besides the walking Catfish?;)

    Ok , don't do this at home.
    Shot a glass orb representing targets of olden days with a blackpowder shotgun. Nostalgia , History, way cool :cool:
     
  5. BrokenPaw

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    A nickel.

    I was at an outdoor range down in South Carolina, on my first day with my (then) new Win 70 7mm. I had the BOSS tuned as well as I could manage, and the scope sighted in.

    I was trying to think of a challenge for myself, and my hand ran across a handful of change in my pocket. I reasoned thus: "What the heck...". So I duct-taped a nickel and a quarter to a bit of heavy corrugated cardboard and walked it out to the 100-yard line (the furthest one).[0] Wandered back to the firing line and settled in on a sandbag, and took one shot at each coin. the quarter got a bite taken out of the rim, and the nickel got a lovely little off-center hole. I keep it on my keychain, now, as a conversation-piece.

    Was it sheer blind luck? Yeah. It was. I wasn't that good of a shooter at the time. But you'll never get me to admit it. :cool:

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    [0] There was no one else at the range; I'd never have tried doing this in front of anyone...my true shooting skill might show itself, and they'd laugh at me. ;)
     
  6. Ebbtide

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    Shoot at: An explosive target in a power ranger doll.

    Shot (as in weapon): A PVC potato gun, went right thru a 3/4 peice of OSB (Plywood)
     
  7. blades67

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    Horse poop. Shelly and I are the only two people, that I currently know, that can honestly say we shot the poop while we were hanging out.:evil:
     
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    A large carp. Had him out of the water, just wanted to settle him down to get my fish arrow out.
     
  9. TheeBadOne

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    A tank (M4 to be precise), put a nice big hole in it, should have seen the sparks!
     
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    An institutional-size can of creamed corn with a 12 ga. slug.
    Be sure to stand at least 50 ft. away.....big mess!
     
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    An inflatable Barney filled with raspberry jello:uhoh:
     
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    A VERY large, hairy, evil "Devilspider" :what: staked out on a web, blocking my back door a few years back when I lived way off in the forest.

    Devilspider was from hell and immune to pesticide. :what:

    I was determined to prevail and immune to common sense. :scrutiny:

    Shot'im with a S&W .38 Spl. :evil:

    Devilspider succumbed to accute lead poisoning. :neener:
     
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    I shot a 1qt oil can in the late 70's using a 7.62X25 tokarev,coming this round to a 357 or 44mag i really was not impressed.I sat the can on a tree stump,stepped back about 10ft,aimed and fired.The can exploded and showered me,my dad and brother in motor oil.they were less than ompressed with me at that point.
     
  14. Al Thompson

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    I used to plink at a dump when in college. Shot a toilet. I was too stupid (and close) to realize that those porcelain chips would bounce out and tear me up. Most painful shot I've ever taken!
     
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    i tried and tried to get this 1 groundhog for years(it was a huge gray colored one vs the usual mangy brown).could not get a clear shot,it musta had xray vison and saw me sneaking ,crawling around on the hill.i gave up and filled in all the holes but 1 and dropped a smoke canister in that and quickly covered it up.i heard a noise in a nearby tree and looked up.that darn groundhog was up an apple tree,over a branch looking down at me, clicking his chomps together.easy nuff.
     
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    My son won't let me throw away any broken electronic device, they all to the trash pit at the range. TV's, radios etc.
    Computer mice are fun, hang them by the cord and make 'em swing.
    The most fun I had was with full cans of automotive paint. Met a guy at the range who had a whole bunch of .44 mag ammo he wanted to use up before he sold the gun. He also had a big box full of paint cans he picked up at a body shop. Looked like lava lamps when they got hit and the lids blew off.
     
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    I shot the beek off of a woodpecker at 30 yards and shot a grasshopper at 10 ft hip firing style.
     
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    Speaking of watermelons... the weirdest thing I ever shot was a watermelon. When the Glaser Safety Slugs started coming out, a dealer picked them up and told me that regardless of how they worked on bad guys, the results were pretty spectacular with watermelons. So I ended up shooting a couple then wanted to see what it looked like from a different angle so I had a friend shoot one while I was a few feet to the side (of the shooter, not the watermelon)
     
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    Cousin on my Mother's side, man was he wierd !!




    :neener: The above is a joke, it is only a joke, had there been real humor you would now be laughing.:neener:
     
  20. Oatka

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    A safety lesson - shot a can of tomatoes at short range with a 22 HP to show my kids what that "tiny" cartridge could do. Goo all over the place and lots of "Euwwws". Lesson learned.

    Would get up at dawn and take my kids hunting snails in the California ice plant. We'd collect a bunch, then line 'em up on a patch of dirt and play "Shoot Rommel's tanks in North Africa". A BB shot through the body leaked out all the fluid, meaning a hit in the fuel tanks. One lucky shot took off the antennae of another, which kept him from relaying the ambush back to HQ. Caught Hell from Momma for all the empty, stinking shells in the back yard that afternoon. Graves and Registration cleanup was Yukky, as was the original.

    A neighbor woke up to hear us calling out, "You blew the treads off!, There goes the fuel tank!, Quick! He's pulling out of formation! . . .", etc. She told my wife, "You have a strange family."

    Will always remember a cool shot by my youngest boy. I saw a snail clinging to the underside of a leaf and yelled "Jap sniper!". My boy dropped to one knee and put a shot right through the body at 15 feet. Snail dropped like a stone. Cool.

    After we ran out of snails, we went to ship models.

    Had naval battles in a local pond, using BB rifles. Sank the Prince of Wales again - spooky, as she rolled to starboard and went down stern first like the original. Had a helluva time sinking the Bismarck, just like the original. (I added a half dozen transverse blukheads so she wouldn't flood so fast. )

    We graduated to cutting the heads off kitchen matches and mixing them in with FFFF black powder and putting them in the compartment under the bridge. They didn't often go off, but when they did it was COOL - turrents and debris flying though the clouds of smoke. The Graf Spee made a spectacular exit that way.

    When the pond dried up, we'd find the wreckage, paste airplane tissue over the holes, and sink 'em next next year. After a while it ended - we didn't grow up - they made a golf course out of the place. :(

    Good Times, Good Times. ;)
     
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    coins at distance. I know it is not really weird but I am so strait laced it is pathetic.:eek:
     
  22. Fed168

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    In college my roommate and I took two of the 4 lb pretzel barrels, ya know the ones you get at Sams, used them as spitoons and filled em up.

    Quite nasty, as you can imagine. A .40 cal Hydra Shok blew them apart, luckily we were far enough away not to get a Copenhagen shower.
     
  23. Greybeard

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    A big, bad Oklahoma buzzard before I knew any better as a 12 year old. I had just stepped off back porch to go rabbit hunting with a single shot 20 gauge when it cruised in low and slow ... Almost landed on me - still alive. (Where is that smiley with barf on one side and brown matter on the other ??? ) Granny made me bury it pronto. Never again. (Need for bigger barfin' smiley.) Again, never again!
     
  24. Watchman

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    A half empty 20 pound Propane bottle at 300 yards with a .50 BMG API.

    Spectacular.

    Dont try this at home or where leaves are present...:what:
     
  25. Average Guy

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    Not the weirdest, but the dumbest: A live shotgun shell. Somewhere around 10 years old. As you can imagine, the primer came back at speed and hit me in the knee. I was pretty calm about it--and imagine the youthful cachet of being able to say I'd been "shot." :D
     
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