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5 years 44 weeks ago, 11:54 PM

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What's Your Best Shot?

When you've fired hundreds of thousands of rounds in your life, there are going to be those amazing shots that nobody will believe. What do you have? My best was when I was running around the woods shooting things with my SKS. I saw a woodpecker on the side of a tree quite a ways out and snapped the rifle up and fired. The bird fell backward and when I finally found it, the belly had a split and there were no guts in it. It was easily over a hundred yards away. I've made some hits on man-sized targets with my M4 at 300 meters, but this one was a snap fire shot that hit. I know someone has something more outlandish. Let's see 'em!

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 4:12 AM

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My Best shot

My father-inlaw and I were deer hunting together back 1998. My father- inlaw had had a stroke a few years prior, so he did not get around to well. I had made a couple of pushes to see if I could get ther deer to go to him with no luck. After the second push I came back to where he was at and we sat and enjoyed just being in the woods. We sat for probably an hour talking and laughing having a good time. The father-inlaw was getting tired so we started back to the truck. I was about 60 yards ahead of him on the trail and looked up and seen a big 5 point muledeer, for you southeners that is a big ten pointer I threw my .338 Win mag. up and dropped him like a bag of shit. Something moved to my right and there was another muley 15 yards away that had been bedded down. I swung around dropped him in the same fashion as the first. I sat down excited and the father-inlaw got down to me, and he was happy as a lark both our tags filled opening morning by 9 AM. He seen the muley that was close to us, and asked if I had missed the first shot because he could not see what I had been shooting at from where he had been. I pointed out my first deer and he ranged him he was at 276 yards. He was more proud of the shot than I was,but a 276 yard shot free hand is pretty dang good. I am really thankful for that hunting trip because my father-inlaw took kimself out two years later, but I will always remeber that hunting trip.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 4:16 AM

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Good one, hillbilly

276 yds offhand with the thrill of the hunt is a good shot. BUT I KNOW WE CAN GET CRAZIER!! LET'S GO, PEOPLE!!! I don't know what I'm doing.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 4:21 AM

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How long do you think it will be before before some hot shot comes on here and talks about his 1500 meter shot at a rock chuck or guy.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 4:32 AM

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That would be ridiculous. I have done it, of course, but that's me. I actually threw a rock chuck 1501 meters and killed a guy with it.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 11:08 AM

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HMM

My most recent one I can remember was last weekend while sighting in my AR. I had her dialed at 50 yards open sights. I decided to shoot at half a clay pigion I could see laying on the bank at the 200 yard mark. 1st shot, direct hit.

Another one was a few years ago when we were out jeeping my friend kevin spotted a grouse. as we were cruising down the trail he pulled his sks out right as the bird took flight he squezed off a shot and blew the damb things head off. I still remember it like it was yesterday because it was such an amazing shot.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 2:08 PM

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mossberg snap shot

While working on a farm, I was given a bounty for each pidgeon or crow I killed. I carried my 18 1?2 inch barrelled mossberg with me whether on a tractor, or in the barn buckin hay, or moving pipe, you name it. I was packing up going to lunch and saw a pidgeon fly by. Actually he was flying behind the owners truck and the new tractor he just bought. There was 5 feet between the 2 vehicles. I look back and acknowledge it was a dumb shot to attempt, but I killed the bird and did not hit anything else.

Of course one time out in the corn, I forgot I had a pistol grip on the shotgun and pulled it up like I had a stock, my mouth and nose bled for what seemed like days...

good times

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 2:10 PM

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When I was a kid a saw a Cottonmouth swimming across a pond, I snap shot at it with a Daisy 880 pellet gun. We saw it go crazy in the water, we hiked over to where it was, right then it swam up onto the bank. I had shot it in the eye at 110 paces.

Another one: My hunting buddies and I were out for Dove. I had a single shot Ithaca 20 gauge, and was wearing a Ruger single six in a holster. It's a snake-y area. Three Dove flew my way, I dropped one with the shotgun, and drew and dropped another with the pistol. I really can't call this one an amazing shot, more like dumb luck. Still, it impressed the hell out of the guys!

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 4:12 PM

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With my trusty Crossman air rifle. I was about 14, and there was a bird five houses down on a chimeny. Very windy day, so i compensated for the wind and dropped it with one shot.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 4:58 PM

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no gun needed

I forgot when I was 10 or 11 I was chucking rocks at ducks in my grandmas lake. I threw a rock at a duck about 50 yards out, and PLOWY right in the dome. It's head went under water and it swam around like that for about 2 minutes, then I uses my fishing pole and casted out to hook it. When I got it in it's guts were coming out it's mouth. My grandma never did forgive me for that.
I also took a squirll clean out of a tree at 25 yards a couple years back with a rock. My dog took it in the house were it promptly sprung back to life. So heres the dog tearing around the house after the damn thing, the wife is screamin the kid is crying and I can't stop laughing long enough to open the doors to let them out..lol

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 5:08 PM

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best shot

I hit my bro in the head with a marble from a sling shot at about 75+/- yards. left a knot for 10 days. good times......good times

5 years 44 weeks ago, 5:15 PM

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with a single shot .22LR. We were sticking the pennys in a tree to set up the shots. I nicked one just slightly, but on the next shot the slug stuck into the penny and collapsed, leaving only a round ridge at the back of the slug and a now concave penny. The penny cracked and part of the slug seeped out from the blow. I still have that penny around here somewhere. At one point the slug dropped out and I had to glue it back in place. Wonder what tiny box I stuffed that thing into?

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 5:21 PM

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My 2 best shots so far

My 2 best shots so far is shooting a playing card in half with the side facing me. At 210 yards with a 10 mph cross wind. I made the shot with my Remington 700 in .308 with a Leupold 6.5x20x40mm scope. My other shot would be at 900 yards, shooting a 5 shot group that was 8 inches with a 30 mph cross wind.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 5:46 PM

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Reminded

My brother dumped a glass of ice water on my head, and sprinted away, I picked up and threw an ice cube. As he was leaping over the dog house, it cracked him dead center in the back of the head. He dropped like I actually HAD shot him.

Ah, to be young and foolish again.
Well, one outa two ain't bad.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 6:06 PM

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said " Wonder what tiny box I stuffed that thing into?" I ask myself that all the time ;)

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 6:22 PM

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one summer I WENT to my friends ranch in Montana, he had two Remmington 12 guage shot guns. He invited me to go out to shoot at some Turkey Vultures that were killing his wifes chickens. After about an hour of walking we came upon about four of these foul smelling birds attacking what we thought was a deer. we were about 75 feet away. I had never really shot a rifle before so i let him go first.just before he shot, i was walking backward to give him more space, i tripped over a branch and as I fell back i accidentally pulled the trigger and scattered the vultures. When we walked up to the deer we noticed it was a man and that i had shot him. In a panic we found his wallet and it was Jimmy Hoffa, not wanting to get in trouble we pistol whipped him to death and buried him in a raveen. .....we never talkED about this again, and my friends wife went Lesbo and left him.....the end

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 7:03 PM

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I think ebear was

on the grassy nole too.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 7:56 PM

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oh...wait, actual shots we have already made.

I do NOT condone shooting our elected officials...just saying, more tomorrow.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 12:22 AM

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Another good one

We were doing reflexive fire training and one of the squad leaders bet me I couldn't hit a quarter at 25 meters. I hit it with a controlled pair, both rounds. I gave the quarter to him and he put it on a chain and gave it to his daughter as a necklace. It was complete luck, but I did very good at playing it off like it wasn't anything.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 3:49 AM

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Best Shot

Out across a large pond there was a white heron, it was about 1-1/2' tall. I was about 125 yards out and sighted it in with a Rem 700, in .223. Taking aim and putting the crosshairs on the neck, I squeezed off the first round. Watching the shot, the bird just stood there. After a moment, the neck folded and the head dropped down to it's chest and the bird fell over.
Getting to the bird, it's neck was only about an inch wide, and that's with feathers...
Another time, we were out and found an old car. Poking around it,we heard a scuffle from inside, and when we lifted the trunk lid,a small owl flew out. It was about 8-10" tall, and landed in a tree about 30-40 yards away. We all looked at it, and quick as a flash we all drew handguns to take the first shot,I managed to get the first round off with my Sig 226 9mm., and the bird dropped. It went through one eye, and that's the end.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 4:03 AM

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My absolute best shot

I was out hunting and my knife kept slapping my leg as I walked, so I took it out and stuck it in a tree. I was walking around smoking, when I saw a huge eight point deer off to my left. I was about to shoot it when I heard a noise off to my right, and saw a huge ten point deer. I was about to shoot that one, when I heard a noise to my front. It was a bear charging at me. I shot the bear, the bullet went through it and hit the knife blade. the blade split the bullet in two and each half of the bullet killed one of the two deer. The recoil of the gun threw me backward into a shallow pond where I landed on a gator, breaking its neck. When I stood up, I had a largemouth bass in each pocket. I threw my hands up to praise God for the wonderful bounty and caught two ducks in midair. That's my best shot. Seriously. True story.

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5 years 44 weeks ago, 3:58 PM

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In 1982

I was in the missle field, working security (USAF). I had to check out a missle site because the alarms kept going off and nobody knew why. I went to the site, saw nothing at first, then I saw a jackrabbit running around the site and determined that was the cause. My partner and I threw rocks towards the rabbit, without success with the rock throwing we tried to chase down the rabbit and 'herd' it out the gate...no luck. After about 45 minutes of chasing this stupid ass rabbit I got a call on the radio to call the Launch Control Facility from the self-support building. I proceeded to climb down the ladder into the building, carrying my M-16 and 180 rounds of ammunition. I called the LCF NCO and he authorized me to shoot the rabbit so that the alarms would shut off. It was the first time since Basic training that I had fired the M-16, but I got the rabbit from about 30 yards with one shot, but it was moving, I used only the iron sights (we didn't have anything else back in those days). It wasn't a great feat of shooting, but it was definitely one of the more memorable ones. Sidenote: But, only one day later another guy shot a deer...we had venison for 3-days while in the missle field...Good memories, good days!
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5 years 42 weeks ago, 4:50 PM

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Man those are some awesome stories guy. I just started so i have only been shooting at paper so nothing amazing there but stories will come.

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