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Old January 27th, 2014, 06:04 AM   #16
 
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coolest shot!

I didn't actually make this shot but witnessed it first hand...moving vehicle at 2000 yards (almost max range) with a 90MM recoilless rifle. Ah, the good old days when all the ammo was free!



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Old January 27th, 2014, 06:05 AM   #17
 
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Ok were dove hunting, I lean my shotgun against the fence to take a pee, I look up to see a dove flying right at me draw my Thompson Center contender .410 from it's holster and shoot the dove which lands 3' to my left, I put the Contender back in the holster zip my pants up pick up the bird and my shotgun. Turn around and see my father who had witnessed my actions on the dam I thought he was gonna fall in the pond he was laughing so hard. When we met up later he said it was unfair for me to use bait.
Just be glad that wasn't the early bird!
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While still dating my current wife, I took her and her college roommate shooting. Since neither girl had shot a gun before, I took my old single six .22 to acquaint them with firearms. We were shooting at sticks in a pond, and we saw a snake swimming with his head above water about 50 yards away. I took one shot and hit the snake in the head. The girls were very impressed with my luck.
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I was about 15-16 years old and my dad and I were making a stand prairie chicken hunting one morning in Kansas. It was still well before sunrise when I saw a prairie chicken rocket coming right at me. I jumped up, one shot and dropped it dead at about 60-65 yds. As I ran out to retrieve it, I kept hearing my dad say "I can't believe you hit that!"
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A friend and I were driving along a dirt road in East Texas shooting jackrabbits. I had my .36cal Navy Colt replica. A jackrabbit jumped up and running about 15 yards on my side, the passenger side. I leaned out, said "watch this" and with one quick shot sent it tumbling and rolling. We looked at each other and he bet me I couldn't do that again. He was right.

I stopped by to pick up Charlie at his hunting stand and found him standing by his pen. There were three small feral hogs all lined up. He explained that first one hog came pushing into the pen then another and finally a third. He waited until they all lined up and surprised all three fell dead when he shot.
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I was primitive camping in Elkins WVA and had my Ruger MarkII with me. I was out shooting targets of opportunity when I spied a basketball sized paper hornets nest at least 50 yards away. I shot at it hitting the nest several times when one round neatly clipped the branch it was attached to and fell to the ground. The hornets never knew who hit them and I remained unscathed in their fury.
This reminds me of while working for a landscaping co. during the summer. One of our crew of four pointed out this huge hornets nest on the eve of the house we were working at. A little while later he finds a golf ball in the yard. We hear the old "Hey y'all, watch this!" The other three of us didn't even wait to see if he connected, we just dove in the truck and locked the doors. He was outside screaming for us to let him. Some part of me felt bad for him but there was no way we opening those doors!
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I had a small 16 X 16 cabin on 50 acres and on the first day of deer season, I wasn't hunting, just working around there clearing brush. Around 8:30 I was a little cold and a lot hungry so I went to the cabin and fixed me a skillet of sausage and eggs. Like I said, the cabin was 16 X 16 and the wood stove I had would heat a three story 8,000 sq ft house so as I was eating I had to opened the front door. Out in front of the cabin was a 13 acre long narrow field. I watched the field and saw five does, one at a time, cross the field and then a ten point buck came out of the woods and started across the field. I wasn't tempted until the sucker stopped in the middle of the field and just stood there looking back from where he came. I watched him for at least a minute, then laid down my fork, leaned over and got my 1903-A3 30-06 and sighted on him out the front door while still sitting at the table. When I shot he flipped over backwards then got up and ran about 20 yards and fell not moving a bit. I stepped it off and it was 235 yards.
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My brother-in-law and I went mule deer hunting in Northern New Mexico in the late 1960s. On the first day of the season, we were setting in his pickup drinking coffee and eating sandwiches just before sunrise. At the time of season opening on our watches, we got out of the truck. I was still getting out and heard his door shut and then his rifle go off. I panicked thinking he fell and his rifle went off. By the time I got around the truck, he was standing over a 180 pound buck with six points on each side of the rack. As he closed the door, the buck had been laying in the ditch on the other side of the road and stood up about fifteen feet away. My brother-in-law had his trophy deer in the first thirty seconds of the hunting season right next to the truck.
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Old January 27th, 2014, 09:31 AM   #24
 
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I'd set up a nice hide just below a turkey roost and at flydown had 5 toms parading with a few hens. When the two biggest toms approached each other and their heads lined up, BOOM, both tags filled with a single shot @ 25 yrds. It was a short season that year.
That fall season (Hens legal to harvest), I was clearing some brush at the edge of my field. Had the shotgun on my 4 wheeler when a flock of about 50 birds started my way from across 300 yards of open cut beans. I got up on the 4 wheeler and got the shotgun ready. Those birds walked right up and started milling all around me. Threw down on nice fat hen and got two again with one shot. Wasn't wearing any camo or face net, just sat still while they were walking my way, just plain ole dumb luck on my part , I figure.
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In the dark...

I was at my local range, at my favorite time, mid-week mid-day, when few ppl are there. The local constables were re-certifying. I was cool with that.

After a while, the supervisor steps over and informs me that part of the re-cert is they have to re-certify in the dark, with flashlights.

I am cool with that.

For the first guy, I just stand down until the lights go back up.

Then, I start thinking and reload my mags quickly.

For the second guy, I start blasting away with the little light from their flashlights.

Not great shooting, but on paper at 15 yards with a P95. That was an unplanned, lucky new experience for me.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 09:29 PM   #26
 
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As a youth I was competition shooting 22's at 50 yards, a white moth flew across the range near the target line. Someone asked the range officer if we could open up on it and got permission. It was darting all over the place, with his first shot my mate turned it into a white cloud.
Funny thing is he was not a consistently good shot.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 10:03 PM   #27
 
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One of the most interesting shot's I have made was when a few friends of mine were out in the bush shooting clay's and our .22's, we had a thrower that through multiple clay's at the same time. We would all load one round in the pump shotguns to make it fair, and have only one chance at the target. The three of us were at the ready, as soon as all three clay's took flight we shot all at the exact same time and dusted all three clay's! All you could hear was one single shot!
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Old January 30th, 2014, 10:45 PM   #28
 
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I was primitive camping in Elkins WVA and had my Ruger MarkII with me. I was out shooting targets of opportunity when I spied a basketball sized paper hornets nest at least 50 yards away. I shot at it hitting the nest several times when one round neatly clipped the branch it was attached to and fell to the ground. The hornets never knew who hit them and I remained unscathed in their fury.

Another time, shooting at a quarry, I was using the sissy bar of my motorcycle as a rest...the first round took out my tachometer at the edge closest to the gas tank, rendering the tach inoperable. I put the Mark II away and called it a day counting myself lucky that the round missed the gas tank "by that much".
LOL gotta love that second one.
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This wasn't mine but I saw it happen. We were hunting rabbits out in the desert near Phoenix, two friends and I. I was down in the draw with my two friends on each bank. As I looked at my friend Rick, he was in mid step when he flew backwards and landed on his butt. He then fired four .22's in less than ten seconds. Pretty good since he was carrying a single shot with a broken extractor!! The diamond back had three holes in it, in a line starting just under the jaw, the snake was over four feet and the holes were in less than four inches. I still don't believe that shot!

A year later he joined the USMC. Came back with an award as the best shot in his boot camp class. I knew he could do it.

God Bless
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Ruger #1 varmit rifle in .25-06, hot 90GR HP handloads, 400 yd shot down a powerline on Mr. Crow. Loved the powerlines because we could guess range well counting spans. Laser rangefinders not even a dream in 1976. A perfect hit on a crow with that round resulted in two wings fluttering to the ground about 50' apart, no such thing as overkill.
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