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Whats your claim to Fame shot? I wanna hear your once in a lifetime shot that you dont think possible again or just made you look like a hero Bucky Was it a head shot on a coyote 280 yrds out with a 223 on a dead run with a 27 mph crosswind or a 900 yarder with extreme cant with perfect placement???
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I shot a buger out of a flies nose at 457yrds with a 22short in a 60mph crosswind, left handedClown
 
of course I am kidding...... i'll post a real one later... got to think about that


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My best shot to date was with my rem 308 winchester wearing a 10X super sniper. It was 301 yards with a cross wind of 18 to 19MPH from a wind meter. We were scouting for crows and found a little twiddy bird on a bush next to a creek @ 301. I told my 3 buddies with me I could hit it. well I got down on the rifle prone and got the bird in the scope. The wind was blowing it from the X out of the scope. it would go in and out in and out from left to right. I added the drop and the windage. I watched it blow in and out of the scope and just when it was about half way in the scope I pulled it off. POOF feathers went everywhere. I can give you 3 numbers to call to confirm the shot was true. was it skill or luck? heck I'll take ether on that shot.
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I've shot so many amazing shots that I'm beginning to think it must actually be my own skill !!!
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My latest is right below my avatar. I shot a fly 3 times in succesion at 300yds. The wind was a tough one, about 10mph switching left to right and back, from behind. Witnessed, signed and sealed.
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

I've shot so many amazing shots that I'm beginning to think it must actually be my own skill !!!
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My latest is right below my avatar. I shot a fly 3 times in succesion at 300yds. Witnessed, signed and sealed.
 
 
 
 
 
 

the story of your name is a classicExcellent
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"the story of your name is a classicExcellent"

 
Pyro, we are not talking of worsts shots here !!!!!


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he said "claim to fame" what more of story would need to be told in the "making" of 8shots Big Grin
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OK, I had my new to me Browning High-Power 9mm.  Had gotten rid of the POS Ruger P85 that I sent in for the recall and it came back a POS; safer but a POS.  The X and I are out popping cans.  I found out that the Browning cycles faster than the P85.  I hit a can and it jumps in the air and an unintentional (poor trigger control on my part) double tap nails the can in mid air.  To this day the X thinks I did that on purpose. Cool Who am I to tell her different.
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Ok well I thought about it and I'm gonna go back a couple decades ago when i had my Red Ryder BB gun and a carton of BB's every day.  we had an old wooden barn that the Bee's loved.  I took that gun and started shooting Bee's out the air with it.  Of course I didn't do it in one shot but it was still pretty cool as a 7-8yr old kid able to pop them out the air with a red ryder
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Some years ago I'm with the landowner and we stalk down a thickly covered path. We get to the bottom, peer through the bush and two kudu bulls stand 50 yds away. Nice bulls, but nothing spectacular. I take a dead rest, aim and fire, the two bulls burst out the bush and run away. A clean miss !!!
 
No-one said a word. We walk across the ridge and spot another BIG bull about to clear the ridge, some 350 yds away. I take a shot free-hand and the bull drops. No-one says a word. We get there and it is a BIG bull. The owner says "You miss the close one and drop the difficult ones "  I reply, "I purposely missed the close one, it was not big enough"  And I stuck to that story.
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.308win top of a milk jug cap @ 300yrds when the others were just hitting center for big splashes was egged on to try it with my Sub Gun by a few that don't know me to well.  Said I would have to  to do some quick calculating as I was at 250yrd target (joking really) I said I couldn't do that but joked that I would try Spotter Calls a miss (as was apparent) Told the spotter he better look again.  Then showed the guys what I wrote, HERO hit the CAP, LOSER miss...P.B.  True story, other true story upon PM involves embelishment...The cap split/tore as the bullet hit the back 3/4 or end and the little loss of 1 inch of water was near un-noticable...My wife threw out the cap as I laid it on our kitchen table when I got home.  
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Mine was popping a roosting grouse in the head with an iron-sights .22 from 50 yards away. Hard to do also because it kept moving its head back and forth behind a small branch.
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Awesome stories guys! Love the red ryder and milk jug Big Grin But the tweet tweet story has to take the cake just cause of the poof factor haha jk they are all top notch
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At the range with my wife... she was shooting her my German Voere Titan II 30-06 and was not having a very good day (at 500 yds she was only shooting a little less than 1MOA).  She said "I don't think this rifle is zeroed very well (it's MY job to do the zeroing).  I walked up to the bench, picked up the rifle, standing, set the set trigger on the way to my shoulder, got the target in the sights (at this time it had an ATN 6-18x65 with BDC, BDC set for 500), and touched the trigger set at about 8oz just as my shooting stance "settled".  Bullet hit the bullseye very nearly dead center.  I set the rifle onto the bag and said "looks OK to me..."  
SHE had no comment, except, while looking through the spotter, "dang, that was a good shot"... Has never complained about zero since...

Yep, I understand it was once in a lifetime... but all I could ask for...
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Bravo! lol I bet she will never complain about zero again period... Thats extremly impressive (atleast to me since I seem to have a lot of movement while standing)
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I know the "shooting gods" were smiling on me that day...
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Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:

Mine was popping a roosting grouse in the head with an iron-sights .22 from 50 yards away. Hard to do also because it kept moving its head back and forth behind a small branch.

i wanna see bob munden pull that offExcellent
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I was hoping to see more stories...

You know you all have a story.

COMMON SHARE IT>>>Sharp Shooter


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The word " fame"  triggered my e-mail..............what's up???    Bucky   
 
 
 
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:


i wanna see bob munden pull that offExcellent


That reminds me of a Bob Munden story.  When I was a kid, I was hunting elk with my dad in the Gravelly Mountains near Ennis MT.  We hunted an area that got a lot of pressure, but on snowy years, it held a lot of elk.  We were riding horseback up a gated road one morning, and heard a bunch of shooting.

We rode up around the corner, and saw a guy standing over a 5 point bull above the road.  We went up to him and offered a hand with the field dressing.  The bull was laying there with five shots in him in various places.  My dad introduced himself, and the guy said, "I'm Bob Munden."  Dad looked at him, looked at the bullet-ridden elk, and back at him. 

"Aren't you supposed to be a professional shooter?"

Munden started laughing and said he should have brought a pistol.

Awesome.
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" The worst!!! I was aiming at the horse!!! "  
 
 
 
 
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Hahaha my favorite shot wasnt all that impressive but we have these lottery tickets with gophers on them and had a couple losers so we put them out for targets and we have always had this saying about shoot em in the lips and being the smart@$$ I am figured id give it a shot... The mouth is apparently exactly the size of a 22 caliber bullet because I though I missed it but when we walked out and grabbed the target It was dead center through the lil guys lips Mouth Taped Shut Found it to be quite hillarious Roll on Floor LaughingMy buddy tried but failed horribly so the drinks were on him
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Ok, I have one. In my early twenties I was at my girlfriends house and her little brother was shooting a pellet gun at a coffee can about 50 yds away. He kept shooting and missing. He asked me to try, so I did. I pumped that gun until I could not pump it anymore, and sighted in on the can. I raised it up until I could not longer see the can and fired. Ding, I had hit it. I just handed it back to him and said keep practicing and you will get to where you can hit it like that. Had no idea how much that pellet would drop and had never shot it at all.

My next one would have to be a bet my buddy made. I needed to shoot a clay pigeon off a post at about 520. I did it on the first try. Now that was not as lucky. I knew the range and knew my hold. Just had to get lucky with the wind and a tight shot. 
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Best shot I ever made (luckiest is more like it) was actually made with a paintball gun. I was standing in a bean field waiting for the next game to start, and BS'ing with some buddys, when a dragonfly flew over my head. I looked at the guy standing right in front of me, and said: "Aaron, you see that?" He looks at me puzzled, and said no. I smiled, and said DRAGONFLY! I spun a 180 while squeezing the trigger, without taking time to aim. The dragonfly was about 30 yards out and about 15 feet off the ground. (a long shot for a paintball gun) The ball hit the bug dead center in the body, and left just his wings to come spinning down. My buddy looked me square in the eye. "I f@#king hate you! Nobody would have ever believed you did that, if you wouldn't have made me look. He proceeded to shoot the next 300 balls trying to hit a dragonfly at about 10 yards........ And I haven't let him live it down to this day. Big Smile
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