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Old January 11th, 2016, 08:52 AM   #136
 
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Unfortunately, my best shots are about 45 years in the past. :-(
My favorite shot(s) will be when (and IF) I ever shoot a 180 or better (off hand) at 200 yards with either my Ruger 10/22 or CZ452.



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Old January 19th, 2016, 07:38 AM   #137
 
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Best shot would be with a M1 Carbine. I had a fire extinguisher hanging by some wire about 80 yards away. Hit it smack dab in the wire. Completely by accident.
Second best shot was after qualifying with the M9. I had to expend my leftover rounds. (I had only 2 left). They popped all the targets back up and I decided to do a quick draw and shoot sideways. Sure enough, two targets went down. Incredibly lucky shots.
My best skilled shot would be with a Springfield '03. Shooting 400 yards at a rock the size of a mango. 7 out of 10 shots hit using nothing but the military peep sights on it.


Coolest weapons would be the MK19, Browning M2 50cal and M249. Especially the 249. Such an amazing piece of equipment.
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When I was 7 or 8 Dad took me to my first Turkey Shoot. The process was explained to me,shotgun loaded and shot taken. Right in the eye and won a Thanksgiving Turkey for the family. I was so proud of my luck that day. So was Dad.
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I grew up hunting with a Winchester, model 94, lever action 32 SPL. All of us boys used that as our first rifle for deer, and we also used it for groundhogs.
A big thing was right after taking the hay off a field, we would hit it hard hunting groundhogs for a few weeks. Pap wanted them hogs dead and the holes filled in. One of his prize horses hurt a leg one time,, so he was always encouraging us to go groundhog hunting. While walking in the field one day with my Uncle, we seen a dark spot about 250 yards out in the fresh mowed hayfield. That dark spot didnt belong there, holes were near, and we both thought it was a groundhog. I got a rest on a fence post and BANG. the dark spot never moved, but we were sure it was a big groundhog. So I took a second whack at him. It still never moved. By then we were pretty puzeled and of course we always were taught to go see what you hit. So we walked out there. And there was a piece of old dark tin in the grass that the hayrake had turned up the corner.

There were 2 holes about 1 inch apart, dead center. . I was a pretty proud kid cause my Uncle was pretty impressed with my shootin with that old 32 special, and he told everyone. I was about 14 years old I think. that would have been in the late 1970's. but we all started hunting & carry that 32spl about 10 years old,, so i did have a few years worth of practice.
My youngest brother still has that old 32 special, and it still is a good shooting rifle.

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Back when I was 12 years old, I use to go with my dad and his friends to Colorado mule deer hunting. We where on top of a mountain scoping out the valley below when a nice buck started running across the valley. Couldn't tell ya how many times my dad shoot but he gave up when the deer started running up the other side of the mountain in front of us. We seen him almost at the top when I asked can I try, so I put the cross hairs of the scope on him raised the scope as far as I could with out losing him in the scope pulled the trigger on that 300 mag bolt action, bang.....my dad said you got him

I miss those days bad, love ya dad!!!!

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Back when I was 12 years old, I use to go with my dad and his friends to Colorado mule deer hunting. We where on top of a mountain scoping out the valley below when a nice buck started running across the valley. Couldn't tell ya how many times my dad shoot but he gave up when the deer started running up the other side of the mountain in front of us. We seen him almost at the top when I asked can I try, so I put the cross hairs of the scope on him raised the scope as far as I could with out losing him in the scope pulled the trigger on that 300 mag bolt action, bang.....my dad said you got him

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Thats pretty cool and a helluva shot for sure.
I did something like that on an nice Bull Elk north of Craig ( yellow jacket pass) in 2005. he was running up the side of the mountain opposite me. I aimed right between his rack, about 1/2 way up the height of the rack, and boom. I seen the steam flying in the scope. lung shot. Dropped in his tracks. He looked to be struggling to get up,, and since at that range, you dont know for sure, 2nd shot i got a good rest on a cedar, aimed a couple inches up his neck, ( he was facing away, but it was like I was looking down on top of him), and boom. He quit kicking. The holes were about 4 inches apart right between the shoulder blades. both lung shots. Id estimate it was 550 to 600, But I certainly wasnt 12 years old either. And that after about 30+ years of shooting 4, 5 and 600 yards on the farm. haha.
We had rented horses and rode about 10 miles up in, and you had the whole mountain range to ourselves. That trip was the most fun i ever had with my cloths on. I got a 5 x 5 bull, a 6 x 5 muley, ( both the biggest in camp) and came home and got a nice 4 x 4 whitetail. All in the same month. That was kinda a once in a lifetime thing for me. Sadly, the elk was all gangrene, and after calling the rangers in, I decided to keep the head and pass on the new tag. We only had 2 more days to hunt and had not been seeing much.

But the last day i took my buddys grandson up the mountain, and seen the biggest bull i ever seen. being tagged out, i couldnt carry a rifle. Since he couldnt seem to hit a cow @ 100 with his rifle, he took mine. We all knew it was dead on. @ about 400 yards ( which was where i had my rifle dialed in) he emptied MY rifle at it twice , and never touched it.
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12 years old squirrel hunting with open sights 22 and saw a red one in the top of a tree about 30 yards away.Before i got a bead on him he jumped to another tree and l shot him in mid air.That was 55 years ago and I still remember every last detail of it.also my best shot to date
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Thats pretty cool and a helluva shot for sure.
I did something like that on an nice Bull Elk north of Craig ( yellow jacket pass) in 2005. he was running up the side of the mountain opposite me. I aimed right between his rack, about 1/2 way up the height of the rack, and boom. I seen the steam flying in the scope. lung shot. Dropped in his tracks. He looked to be struggling to get up,, and since at that range, you dont know for sure, 2nd shot i got a good rest on a cedar, aimed a couple inches up his neck, ( he was facing away, but it was like I was looking down on top of him), and boom. He quit kicking. The holes were about 4 inches apart right between the shoulder blades. both lung shots. Id estimate it was 550 to 600, But I certainly wasnt 12 years old either. And that after about 30+ years of shooting 4, 5 and 600 yards on the farm. haha.
We had rented horses and rode about 10 miles up in, and you had the whole mountain range to ourselves. That trip was the most fun i ever had with my cloths on. I got a 5 x 5 bull, a 6 x 5 muley, ( both the biggest in camp) and came home and got a nice 4 x 4 whitetail. All in the same month. That was kinda a once in a lifetime thing for me. Sadly, the elk was all gangrene, and after calling the rangers in, I decided to keep the head and pass on the new tag. We only had 2 more days to hunt and had not been seeing much.

But the last day i took my buddys grandson up the mountain, and seen the biggest bull i ever seen. being tagged out, i couldnt carry a rifle. Since he couldnt seem to hit a cow @ 100 with his rifle, he took mine. We all knew it was dead on. @ about 400 yards ( which was where i had my rifle dialed in) he emptied MY rifle at it twice , and never touched it.


Hex ya!

I miss going out there with my dad, I never got to go with my grandpa but he took my dad a lot to Colorado mule deer hunting. My grandpa new a guy out there that had a lot of land, that's where my dad kept going after grandpa passed away, it was outside Meeker Colorado. I remember there an old hotel in Meeker that we use to visit when we go in town for supplies inside the hotel on one side of the wall had pictures of hunting stories from people back in the day. I remember it had chairs in the lobby made from antlers. It was heaven to me.
Me and my brother are planing a hunting trip this year out there this fall. Pic is off there web site, thats the lobby. looks like they done some changes since the last time i was there, that's been 40 years ago.
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I used to shoot at ground hogs a lot. I had a Sako .264 Winchester Magnum.
I shot at a ground hog at 600 yards and hit it. Paced it off later. It wasn't
skill. I had to hold about 6 inches off for wind and way high for the range.
Shot at a lot of other woodchucks but never did it again. I did scare a lot
of them though.

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I miss going out there with my dad, I never got to go with my grandpa but he took my dad a lot to Colorado mule deer hunting. My grandpa new a guy out there that had a lot of land, that's where my dad kept going after grandpa passed away, it was outside Meeker Colorado. I remember there an old hotel in Meeker that we use to visit when we go in town for supplies inside the hotel on one side of the wall had pictures of hunting stories from people back in the day. I remember it had chairs in the lobby made from antlers. It was heaven to me.
Me and my brother are planing a hunting trip this year out there this fall. Pic is off there web site, thats the lobby. looks like they done some changes since the last time i was there, that's been 40 years ago.
That appears to be the same hotel from what I remember. . haha. Its kinda a tourist attraction in hunting season because of all the head mounts. . And thats also where we would go to take a shower. It was a pretty good jaunt from camp to meeker which was is north/ north east about 40 miles. You went north out of meeker to the top of the mountain, then east on what is NOW named county road 30 for about 10 miles, then north up into the high country. We had horses, so we rode up in about 5 miles to camp. It took me a little bit. but I found the corral where we would leave our horses and get in the vehicle to go to town. I also found where I got my Elk. Kinda neat to go back and look. but now they are showing a bunch of roads. There sure as hell were not any roads up in the when I was there.
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young man at the local FOP range about twenty years ago shooting a new semi auto, holding it sideways, firing like it was a machine gun. complained about accuracy, whine and shoot. lucky to print a full size silhouette target at ten yards.
handed me his pistol and said here you try. first shot right between the eyes on his target, group about an inch. handed him back his weapon and said "it ain't the gun kid"
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That appears to be the same hotel from what I remember. . haha. Its kinda a tourist attraction in hunting season because of all the head mounts. . And thats also where we would go to take a shower. It was a pretty good jaunt from camp to meeker which was is north/ north east about 40 miles. You went north out of meeker to the top of the mountain, then east on what is NOW named county road 30 for about 10 miles, then north up into the high country. We had horses, so we rode up in about 5 miles to camp. It took me a little bit. but I found the corral where we would leave our horses and get in the vehicle to go to town. I also found where I got my Elk. Kinda neat to go back and look. but now they are showing a bunch of roads. There sure as hell were not any roads up in the when I was there.


Do they still have all those old historical pictures from back in the day hunts on the wall to the right when you first walk in?

My dad would go north out of meeker then west a little bit.

When we go to town my dad took us to a restaurant that some really nice German people owned, they would give us bread and food to take back to camp. Very nice people.

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A couple weeks ago my brother and me was out on the backside of the farm we own shooting across the neighbor's corn field. We set up shooting out of the back of my pickup at a 10" gong and a couple of water-filled milk jugs, 400yds away. He was shooting his old Mosin-Nagant with iron sights at one of the milk jugs. The jug looked like a speck on one corner of the front sight post. After a couple of shots with me spotting for him, he starts getting real close to this jug. He fired several times but sadly, never hit his mark. Watching through my scope, though I could see just how close he was. He was all over it. Just under or off by an inch or two. I told him, man if that thing was square instead rounded, you'd have it. It was pretty amazing, seeing how close he was to getting it. No doubt if it had been a man sized target he'd have been on it.

A couple weeks before that we were shooting off my back porch (me, my brother, and a couple guys I work with). I've got a target stand set up 100yds away with a high bank behind it. We'd been shooting mostly ARs when someone asks my brother if he could hit the 10" gong with his pistol. He's got an XD in .45acp with a small dot sight on it. He pulls up, braces and fires...missed. He adjusts for drop, fires again...hits it. Then proceeds to hit three or four more times before the mag ran dry. That got everyone trying it. No one else come close. I pulled my Ruger P345, braced and fired...missed. Adjusted for drop, fired again Ding! Hit it Fired again...Ding! Fired again...Ding! I decided to stop at three in a row and end it on high note!

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Best shot: Shot a penny on edge using my uncle's 22 rifle at 20 yards. He set up the scope, so he gets most of the credit, but I did have a smooth trigger pull.
Worst shot: Quick draw with GP100 shot one foot over target at only 5 yards. Learned the value of smooth drawing.
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