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What's your favorite firearm activity to do?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sheepdog1968, Apr 15, 2013.

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  1. Sheepdog1968

    Sheepdog1968 Member

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    I'm NOT asking what is your favorite weapon or what if you can only have one.

    I am just curious what puts the biggest smile on your face when you go shooting.

    My favorite is without a doubt shooting clays with my shotgun. I'm not very good (hit about 60% of them most days) but I just enjoy it a great deal. I love the sights and sounds of the event and i get a huge grin when I turn one of the lays to a cloud of dust.

    A close second would be shooting tin cans or steel spinners of some kind with a 22 rifle.

    What say you? What do you like to do?
     
  2. Oklacoyotekiller

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    Roll a coyote! Makes me smile everytime!
     
  3. Nwflycaster

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    I would have to go with high power xtc matches.
     
  4. Hokkmike

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    Ak, currently....
     
  5. tyeo098

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    I like building.

    Hearing my own AK rack the first time of 2 weeks putting it together... was the best feeling I ever felt. My own blood, sweat, and tears (literally, had the bolt slam home on my thumb a few times).

    Now I'm building a DP-28 and its the same feeling :D
     
  6. CSG

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    As a former LEO, I still like plinking at cans and punching holes in paper targets (vs. run and gun training).
     
  7. bergmen

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    As a child I was introduced to the fun of plinking. That was my Dad's favorite shooting pastime although he was also a very enthusiastic small and big game hunter as well.

    Today I find plinking to be the most fun activity with almost all my guns. Dad liked to plink with .22s but I bring all of the shooting irons into the fun of plinking (except my scoped big game rifles). The lever action 30-30, .45 Colt and .454, the semi-automatic M1A, the SR-556, virtually all of the handguns (SA, DA and semi-auto) make great plinking guns.

    I have boxes of steel cans in the garage as well as several boxes of bio-degradeable clay pigeons that are thrown into the back of the pickup on a regular basis. We are lucky to live close to several large BLM tracs that make it easy and fun to go have fun.

    Dan
     
  8. FitGunner

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    Shooting gallery with water bottles, 2-liters, etc. and a 12-gauge. Big boom, lots o' fun. .22 plinking is good too.
     
  9. jr_watkins

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    I like breaking glass bottles. Empty, full of water, or old full pop or beer cans/bottles shaken up that really spray when the bullet hits. Happiness through destruction I guess. I just really like the immediate response to the shot.

    Strangely, the glass gets so pulverized into the dirt that it really isn't that dangerous.

    Umm, not recommended for the local gun range. ;)
     
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    Clays!!!!! Love that feeling of turning orange into black dust.
     
  11. Sniper66

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    Whacking prairie dogs after all the time building loads and accurizing rifles is very satisfying indeed. Range time is the warm up. Fun for sure, but not as much as watching a p-dog explode on impact from a well-placed round that I built at my loading bench.
     
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    Clays and plinking. I also like high powered cartridges and full 2L bottles at range. Tannerite is also a blast
     
  13. Sauer Grapes

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    Sporting Clays and 5 stand. Second would be USPSA.
     
  14. Arkansas Paul

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    Those rare occasions when I shoot a group and then look through the spotting scope and see one ragged hole. Doesn't happen often, but boy it feels good when it does.

    The 2nd biggest smile on my face is when I get home and get to reload all that brass.
     
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    Sporting clays are my favorite, followed by plinking, then tannerite.
     
  16. Ky Larry

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    Going to the range and unpacking my 6" Python. Before diabetes wrecked my eyesight I could do the 50yrd popcan dance with any of my Snakes, Kimbers, or S&W revolvers. I loved to shut up the boys with the wonder-9 CrunchenTickers.
     
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    Shooting steel with any handgun is a huge amount of fun for me, but so is clays..I guess it's a tie :D

    -TNG
     
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    Whacking a coyote, 3 gun competition, and USPSA are my favorites and you will never catch me without a smile while I am doing any of those.

    I like coyote hunting most, but I get to shoot competitions more often.
     
  19. HankR

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    1. Plinking w/ my 8 year old daughter.
    2. Hunting w/ my teenage son
     
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    Hammering an elk in the shoulder.

    Once I realize that I connected, I experience a joy that cannot be described. It keeps me coming back every year!
     
  21. stumpers

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    My favorite is probably dual weilding G19s and emptying mags into the berm, hitting the steel about twice...

    This is purely for the reaction I get from other shooters...usually laughs, sometimes scolding from guys without a sense of humor, which I can't hear anyway because of my ear protection, which makes it all the more comical for me.

    I firmly believe I do this in a safe manner, despite the obvious fun level being ratcheted up a notch. All rounds hit the berm and I have positive control of both guns...
     
  22. Hunterdad

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    I love shooting trap and skeet is a close second. Shhhh, don't tell my 3-gun buddies.
     
  23. clutch

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    Part of the year it is hard to go shooting do to winter so I'm going to say hang out with people like us and shoot the breeze.

    I like shooting rimfire rifles, off hand and from the bench.
     
  24. Drue

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    I shoot rifle silhouette (well, I shoot at them anyway). Knocking down the smallbore rams at 100M and the HP rams at 500M, offhand is a rush.

    Drue
     
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    Taking someone new. That's the most fun for me.
     
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