View Full Version : Whats the ONE shot you made that most stands out.
05-10-2007, 03:29 PM
What is the one shot that you made, that most impressed you above all others
that you have made over the years (this isnt neccesarily about long distances, but ones that made you go "I cant believe I hit that")
Mine is a shot I made as about a nine year old.....single shot .22LR, riding in the back of my grampas pickup on a lumpy/bumpy feed road down through the cow pasture at about 30 mph .....a hawk flew over at about 60 feet in height, crossing our path left to right. I swung up and shot..and put that single .22LR up though his brain, and brought him down like a brick.
My grampa slammed on the brakes, and was about to give me a stern rash of crap for shooting out of a moving pickup.............till I pointed out the dead hawk.
He just shrugged/grinned, and said "Well, as long as you hit what your shooting at". It is one of a number of fond memories of my grandpa that passed away in 1982 that I will allways remember.
05-10-2007, 04:36 PM
Mine is my first deer. I heard what sounded like a freight train moving towards me. A small 4 pointer stopped. His chest was framed by two small pines. I shot .He bolted and stopped again about 20 feet from where he started. I shot again. He fell. When the processor cleaned him, he showed me the heart. Two holes. I amost floated away. My father bragged on me for weeks. :SS
05-10-2007, 04:55 PM
My dad always brings up a trip we went on to Eastern Oregon to kill some critters. Him and his buddy were standing around and I was holding his pump .22 w/scope and he said something along the lines of "Jake, down there... about 90yrd!" So I brought the rifle up trying to find my target and I couldn't see squat. This was right before I ended up getting glasses... So I'm looking, looking, and I finally see what I thing is a sage rat, so I'm squeezing the trigger back and he said, "Try using the table to rest..." *BAM* the trigger pulled all the way back. I lowered the rifle and looked and I saw the little critter jump about 6 inches up and straight back down onto its side. My dad's next words were "F***ing A, nice shot bub!" I was smiling for the next couple of hours :)
05-10-2007, 05:07 PM
We were out exploring (me and my three older boys who were about 8-9 years old at the time) and I always carried a little .22 revolver with me in case we ran into snakes.
It was mid afternoon and a jackrabbit bolted and took off. Jackrabbits are actually kinda scarce where we live, as most of our bunnies are cottontails. My kids were like, "Dad, shoot him and we'll clean him!" I was telling them no, you don't want to shoot jackrabbits because they're rare here, but if we scared up a cottontail, I'd sling some lead at him.
I had just about forgotten the bunny as the day went by and when we were returning, sure enough, a cottontail bolted through the woods. The boys were pointing and yelling and I did my imitation of a quick draw. I still think that the rabbit was trying to commit suicide because he jumped right into the path of the bullet. The stupid bunny was ziggin and zagging and he zigged when he should have zagged. I didn't even have time to aim, it was a hip shot.
We had rabbit stew that night and my kids bragged about that shot for a long time afterwards. Mrs. Fly was a bit upset until I told her HOW I shot it. She seemed to agree that it was providence...either that or the rabbit really DID commit suicide! LOL
05-10-2007, 08:27 PM
Deer camp after I made the clame of being pretty good with a handgun. It was my first time hunting with these guys. They were all hunting with rifles I had a ruger super red hawk with gold ring scope. The challenges ensued. I was told handguns and Me were just not that accurate. The bet was who paid for all the beer for deer camp and we all had good taste in beer so no Miesterbrauh. Paperplate at a lazed range of 125 yards. I said to easy they siad BS. I then pulled out my 1911A1 bone stock before any mods fixed gov sight Colt, and Blazer 230 ball ammo. I emptied the 7 round mag into the plate with a 3 inch group. in the 15 plus years after that NO-ONE in the small town of Harrison MI ever doubted or challenged my ability with a gun again and nothing was ever safe up at the gravel pit after that
05-11-2007, 02:16 AM
I bet a guy I could cut a business card in half at 21 feet, side ways (meaning paper thin) in 8 rounds fired from a Colt Combat Commander .45.
I cut it in half on the first shot and won the $20 bet... and earned the titled of the absolute best shot of anyone working at the shop. :D
This was 2 years ago.
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