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Old January 26th, 2014, 10:39 AM   #1
 
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What's the coolest shot you've ever made?

Feel free to tell more than one story and I'll open it up to the coolest weapons and targets you've shot as well. If you want to go there, what's the worst shot you've made?

For me, when I was 16 or 17, I took a 1-inch diameter cardboard tube and taped up one end. Set it out at 50yds and with only one shot, I shot through the tube, never touched the side walls, and out the tape on the back. Used a scoped Ruger 10/22. First Ruger I ever owned.

For coolest weapon, everybody needs to get behind a .50BMG sniper rifle at least once in their life. They are unreal.

As for targets, pumpkins filled with water explode with high power rounds. Tannerite is a lot of fun too. Put the two together and now you've got a party.



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100+ yard shot on a running deer with my Marlin 30-30. Shot hit right in the neck. Dropped Dead on the spot.

I lined it up thru the clear cut and felt comfortable in taking the shot.
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Model 29 S&W .44 mag, at the range, shooting a round iron target suspended by a chain at 50 feet.
First shot, offhand and no sights, hit the bolt holding the target on the chain and it fell to the ground. Everyone was pissed, thought I did it on purpose. I never told anyone the difference.
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Coolest/funnest shot was a wiffle golf ball that I shot into the air with my Glock23 @ 15yds and then hit it again just before it landed which sent it flying like a line drive. I'll admit the 2nd shot was very lucky. Wiffle golf balls are great fun to shoot at.

Coolest guns had to be while in the Navy. 25mm, 50 cal, M60, and Phalanx. Phalanx was the weapons system I worked on. Look it up, aka CIWS. M60 was a lot of fun, very soft shooter, easy to shoulder, shoot from hip, or one arm shoot.
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Oh, M79 grenade launcher was pretty neat too!
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Old January 26th, 2014, 12:03 PM   #6
 
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Coolest shot on an animal: 175 yard offhand shot on a buck with the .270 when I was 14.

Coolest shot at a target: Hitting a 12" metal silhouette on my first shot at 250 yards offhand, then proceeding to connect 6 out of 10 times.

Coolest gun I've fired: Winchester M70 in .375 H&H with 270 grain Hornady's.

Most fun I've had shooting a gun: Punching huge craters into a metal silhouette at 100 yards using a .308 Norma Magnum. The 180 grain handloads I was using were barely a step behind the .300 Win Mag.... Less than 90 FPS.

Worst shot: 100 yard offhand miss at a doe with a custom 8X57 Mauser. I have no idea how I missed, but it's the only deer I've ever missed out of 8.
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I dunno if this qualifies as cool. Three birds in about as many seconds. Spied five birds on their way to somewhere and called out to them. They circled back to see whats up. Ducks usually don't come in close or land on the first pass. On the second pass, starting from the rear and working my way forward, I picked off three of them. Boom, boom, boom, just like that. It was just too easy. The deeks were set-up just right, the wind was right, my position was perfect. Duck hunting nirvana.
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It would have to be when I was into skeet shooting a couple of eon's ago. I was finishing my turn around the skeet range on Station 8. I called "PULL", the high house and low house birds flew out on their path towards the center of the range. I fired one shot busting both birds as they crossed each others path out over in front of me...

The Skeet Gods were good to me that day. I never repeated that, (uh hum), fantastic display of markmanship.
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I shot a mouse off the top of our trash can, when I was 14 or 15 years old with a scoped Ruger 10/22 at roughly 40 yards. I didnt believe I had hit it, and walked out to see what had happened. There was a dead mouse lying behind the can. I had hit him right where I held the reticle. I still have that 10/22, some forty years later. I recently shot the lid off the top of an empty coffee creamer container with my Kel-Tec P32 at 25 yards. I called the shot, as my daughter and I were out shooting, at a friends farm. I was completely shocked I even hit the container, but didnt tell my daughter that. She looked at me with a big grin. I decided to just let her think I am a crack shot.
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Was shooting with my son at the range...ran the target the length of the range and told my son this was going to be a dead center head shot on a silhouette target. Laid my SR9c on the table. Picked it up, got sight picture and shot all in about a second. Ran the target back and it was a dead center head shot. Could never do that ever again. My son was like...Dad, are you an NSA or CIA operative
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I covered it here: http://rugerforum.net/tavern/55299-your-best-shot.html
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Old January 27th, 2014, 05:27 AM   #13
 
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Awesome stories guys, keep them coming. I could read this kind of stuff all day and the best part is it may give me a new idea to try out.

Thought of another while reading y'alls. My mom and dad used to have pool in the backyard. One day I came home and dad was sitting on the deck with a Winchester .22mag. Across the backyard and the horse pasture was a creek just a touch over 100yds. Dad had killed a ground hog back there earlier and was waiting for another he'd seen. I had just set down on the deck when out pops the whistle-pig. Dad hands me the rifle and says get him. I whistle to get the critter to stand up and place the crosshairs on his nose. Just before I take the shot, dad says it shoots a little high. So I drop my aim to the center of its chest. The trigger breaks - the ground hog sets back down on all fours. I think I've missed but then notice it's not moving. After going to check, I'd caught him just under the chin, dead center, and had a exit wound at the base of his skull. Must have severed his spine because he never so much as twitched. I doubt he ever heard the gun go off.

I had another instance of shooting a ground hog with a 7mm Rem Mag. I don't know if there is such a thing as "over-kill" (how can you kill something worse than dead?) but if there is, this would be the definition. It pretty much just turned the grass red and left two pieces of nearly empty pelt.
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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".
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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.
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