What was your luckiest shot? And other miscellaneous things

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posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 12:40 PM
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with a rifle..... in the nam I fired and it went into the barrel of a weapon charlie was getting ready to fire.....

my best with anything else was I threw a rock at a pigeon one day and actually hit it in the head.... never have been able to do that again...or for that matter the other one as well.




posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by sligtlyskeptical
The luckiest thing that most of you have had happen is that the animals didn't have guns to fight back. At least one guy ate the rabbit he killed. I'm sure the rest of you just engaged in senseless killing. Kiling helpless animals for sport is not a sport at all. That said I am ok with it if the animal is consumed, otherwise you all are no better than common murderers.


Well if you want to go there... my best shot ever was with my issued M-203
40mm launcher...

we were being sniped at by a guy on a rooftop about 125 meters out. he hand angle on us, we're on the ground and he's three stories up. You only had a second to peek around the corner before he sprayed that side of the building forcing us all back. All I could do was stick the M-16 around the corner make a best guess and let lose the 40mm. didn't see it hit I was already ducking but over the radio I heard the other platoon leader say...
"Man did you see that! blew that Hajji clean off the roof"!
Ya know what... never crossed my mind to eat him...

[edit on 10-12-2009 by DaddyBare]



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 12:45 PM
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Originally posted by DaddyBare

Originally posted by sligtlyskeptical
The luckiest thing that most of you have had happen is that the animals didn't have guns to fight back. At least one guy ate the rabbit he killed. I'm sure the rest of you just engaged in senseless killing. Kiling helpless animals for sport is not a sport at all. That said I am ok with it if the animal is consumed, otherwise you all are no better than common murderers.


Well if you want to go there... my best shot ever was with my issued M-203
40mm launcher...

we were being sniped at by a guy on a rooftop about 125 meters out. he hand angle on us, we're on the ground and he's three stories up. You only had a second to peek around the corner before he sprayed that side of the building forcing us all back. All I could do was stick the M-16 around the corner make a best guess and let lose the 40mm. didn't see it hit I was already ducking but over the radio I heard the other platoon leader say...
"Man did you see that! blew that Hajji clean off the roof"!
Ya know I what... never crossed my mind to eat him...
That was excellent! Well put. Good shot! Thank you for your service to our country!



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 12:49 PM
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Picked off a canadian goose with a rock from about 50 yards out. Nailed it right in the neck breaking it. Thing flopped over nerves firing and girls crying. All i could say was "I didn't think i'd hit it in the neck".



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 12:56 PM
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I was about 6 years old with a little pump action BB gun right after a snowstorm in Alabama (1993 Blizzard) And seen a rat about 5 inches long, so pumped my BB gun a few times and fired from about 25 yards away and hit the rat in the head.
My Favorite shot was when I was bow hunting a few years ago. I stood up to pull the arrow back at a doe about 50 yards out. Kick my quiver off my deer stand and watched bounce off every branch down til it hit the ground. I was sure the deer would run. Instead she stood more still for me to drop her.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 12:59 PM
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Originally posted by sligtlyskeptical

Originally posted by HappilyEverAfter
My luckiest shot ever, would have to be 200+ yards, Marlin 22 open sight, crows head.
The most bizzare shot/launch I've witnessed was with a lawn dart thrown from the top of a steep cliff and sticking a rabbit at the bottom, and yes he ate the rabbit.


The luckiest thing that most of you have had happen is that the animals didn't have guns to fight back. At least one guy ate the rabbit he killed. I'm sure the rest of you just engaged in senseless killing. Kiling helpless animals for sport is not a sport at all. That said I am ok with it if the animal is consumed, otherwise you all are no better than common murderers.


So why comment at all? Especially when you are simply assumiong you know what was done with the animal?

Seems arrogant and narcissistic, to me.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 01:07 PM
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Originally posted by DaddyBare

Originally posted by sligtlyskeptical
The luckiest thing that most of you have had happen is that the animals didn't have guns to fight back. At least one guy ate the rabbit he killed. I'm sure the rest of you just engaged in senseless killing. Kiling helpless animals for sport is not a sport at all. That said I am ok with it if the animal is consumed, otherwise you all are no better than common murderers.


Well if you want to go there... my best shot ever was with my issued M-203
40mm launcher...

we were being sniped at by a guy on a rooftop about 125 meters out. he hand angle on us, we're on the ground and he's three stories up. You only had a second to peek around the corner before he sprayed that side of the building forcing us all back. All I could do was stick the M-16 around the corner make a best guess and let lose the 40mm. didn't see it hit I was already ducking but over the radio I heard the other platoon leader say...
"Man did you see that! blew that Hajji clean off the roof"!
Ya know I what... never crossed my mind to eat him...


You are just being daft. Clearly self defense is a viable reason to shoot something or someone. Like wise to the person who mentioned insects and rats, etc. that invade your home. However to venture out with a gun to kill an animal just for the sake of killing it, is behavior that no one should be proud of. Other animals only kill to protect their territory or to gain nourishment. Humans should be no different. In fact, those who do so are inhuman in my eyes.

I will also state that I am not innocent in this respect. I have shot at innocent animals twice in my life when much younger, killed them both on my only shot(one bird and one squirrel). Folks I was with actually ate the squirrel, but they didn't need it, so what was the point? I feel real bad about it and would never brag about my shooting prowess in these instances, although in the several dozen times I have fired a gun, I have never missed.

shoot bottles and not animals.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 01:14 PM
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Well said... My taking that dare and shooting the pigeon was not what my father and grandfather taught me about proper hunting.

Ah be we all suffer laspes in judgement as misguided youth. thankfully most of us out grow them.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 01:15 PM
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Originally posted by sligtlyskeptical

Originally posted by DaddyBare

Originally posted by sligtlyskeptical
The luckiest thing that most of you have had happen is that the animals didn't have guns to fight back. At least one guy ate the rabbit he killed. I'm sure the rest of you just engaged in senseless killing. Kiling helpless animals for sport is not a sport at all. That said I am ok with it if the animal is consumed, otherwise you all are no better than common murderers.


Well if you want to go there... my best shot ever was with my issued M-203
40mm launcher...

we were being sniped at by a guy on a rooftop about 125 meters out. he hand angle on us, we're on the ground and he's three stories up. You only had a second to peek around the corner before he sprayed that side of the building forcing us all back. All I could do was stick the M-16 around the corner make a best guess and let lose the 40mm. didn't see it hit I was already ducking but over the radio I heard the other platoon leader say...
"Man did you see that! blew that Hajji clean off the roof"!
Ya know I what... never crossed my mind to eat him...


You are just being daft. Clearly self defense is a viable reason to shoot something or someone. Like wise to the person who mentioned insects and rats, etc. that invade your home. However to venture out with a gun to kill an animal just for the sake of killing it, is behavior that no one should be proud of. Other animals only kill to protect their territory or to gain nourishment. Humans should be no different. In fact, those who do so are inhuman in my eyes.

I will also state that I am not innocent in this respect. I have shot at innocent animals twice in my life when much younger, killed them both on my only shot(one bird and one squirrel). Folks I was with actually ate the squirrel, but they didn't need it, so what was the point? I feel real bad about it and would never brag about my shooting prowess in these instances, although in the several dozen times I have fired a gun, I have never missed.

shoot bottles and not animals.
You are being naive. There are species of animals other than humans that kill for the sake of killing. Have you ever witnessed first-hand what happens when a weasel gets into a hen house? I have. It kills every chicken in the house, whether there are 20 chickens or 100. It's not protecting it's territory, it doesn't even eat a whole chicken.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 01:31 PM
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I really wish you people would get back on topic. I grew up with guns and have many good memories of shooting in skeet/trap tournaments and hunting as well.

This thread is about GOLF !



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 01:42 PM
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There's some good stories here. And, I bet no one is lying or even stretching the truth.

No one is saying they were "proud" of killing for it's own sake. But boys will be boys and kids do stupid things. I even felt bad about it a few times.

A more recent incident was I shot an owl out in the middle of nowhere. It got torn up by blackbirds and was in real bad shape. I could get close enough to touch it if I wanted to.

I put it out of its misery. I didn't like it one bit, and thought of trying to get it some help. But it was the right thing to do. It was a beautiful bird. Even now I hate thinking about it.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 01:55 PM
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I'm afraid my three best shots happened early in life and I haven't matched them since.

1. Went to shoot some bottles and cans on a friends land. First shot, my friend threw a large glass gatorade bottle high up into the air to land it in the middle of a small pond. I was standing beside him; I raised my remington 12ga at the same time that he raised his arm in the throw, and I turned the bottle to dust about 3 feet up and infront of us. Not necessarily a great shot, but it scared the mess out of both of us.

2. The day i got my first Daisy single pump BB gun, I shot the head off of a common house fly as it perched menacingly on my dad's bbq pit lid from about 10 feet away.

3. This one is the best. I had a Daisy multi-pump air rifle with an adjustable sighting system on it and floated an orange donut on a glass lens. Basically, you put your target in the donut hole and bang. Well, whee I grew up, we had the most unbelievably huge Horse Flies (aka cow flies aka horrendous biting flies). They would continually torment me in the back yard pool, so I took to hunting them and killing them any way I could. One day I was watching this huge black one....the biggest I had ever seen before fly around the back yard. I followed him down to our open face barn, where after some time, he lit on one of the forward facing rafters. I laid down on my stomach and fired a few shots and adjust my sights each time accordingly (I was about 50 feet away). After several shots, I could not figure out why this monster was not budging, so I crept down to the barn being careful not to spook it closer and closer still until I could clearly see why he wasn't moving. A big ooky sludge of bug guts was beginning to emerge from under it's adomen. I could not find any other bb hole around him, so I guess I hit him the first time and ever subsequent shot as well. This thing turned out to be about the size of my dad's thumb and he has big hands. I also used to outfit bamboo skewers with cotton ball fuzz on the blunt end (when I'd run out of bb's) and use them as darts to shoot out of my air rifle at red wasp nests. I was attacked by these when I was a child and the pain was so intense that to this day, i will go out of my way to kill red wasps when i see them.

It was fun growing up as a country bumpkin.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 06:05 PM
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Originally posted by butcherguy

Originally posted by silo13
reply to post by PSUSA
 

You purchased calves at auction to FEED to COYOTES?


calves are not at all cheap.
I second the question.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 06:28 PM
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Milk jug at 50 yards with a 2" revolver...



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 06:58 PM
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Originally posted by Aggie Man
Anyone who shoots a gun efficiently will tell you that there is no lucky shot, it's all skill


I agree with you, for the most part. I spent many years in the service and I considered myself an amazing shot, I'll be honest. However, every once in a while there would be a shot that even I was amazed I pulled off. I'd share a few of them, but I'm not going to share any "war stories" after the way I've seen soldiers torn apart on this website.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 07:07 PM
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in high school on the basket ball court.

just before time I scored from one side of the court with an amazing throw in the basket ring on the other side.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 07:08 PM
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I shot a crow that was flying on the left side of a lexus from the passengers seat, with a 12 guage, held across the windshield, at 55 mph, at night.

Not even kidding.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 07:33 PM
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Originally posted by downtown436
I shot a crow that was flying on the left side of a lexus from the passengers seat, with a 12 guage, held across the windshield, at 55 mph, at night.

Not even kidding.


And what the hell were you doing that for?



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 07:55 PM
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I'm real sorry I upset you Mame', I truly am. I was just joining in talking to the guys about shooting stuff, that's all. That crow shot was along time ago I must have been only around 16/17. And the lawn dart, well that wasnt me Mame'. I know ladies get sensitive to shooting and such, and I do apologize. These days I'd rather just have "those" old harmless memories. Once again, I'm sorry I upset you.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 07:58 PM
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We were bunny blasting at the ranch.





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