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Old 04-15-2010, 01:03 PM   #1
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I'm gonna sound like the biggest rookie but here it goes. What in the world is plinking? Many people make reference to it and I need to know, please!!!!
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:05 PM   #2
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The opposite of target shooting.

A great example is blasting away at soda cans and milk jugs just for fun. (And cleaning up your mess after of course)
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From the dictionary:
plink [plɪŋk]
n
a short sharp often metallic sound as of a string on a musical instrument being plucked or a bullet striking metal
vb
1. (intr) to make such a noise
2. (Military / Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) to hit (a target, such as a tin can) by shooting or to shoot at such a target
[of imitative origin]

Translation- Informal target shooting, such as knocking empty cans around with a .22. Far less stressful than formal competition shooting.
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Shooting for the simple pleasure of shooting!

GUN FUN

Usually done with small caliber (.22lr) or cheap target or re-loads in the larger caliber firearms.

The act of smiling even when you miss!
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The act of smiling even when you miss!
Are you sir admitting that you could perhaps miss?
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What they all said...fun!
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Loosly defined - informal shooting at non traditional targets. Targets that make noise (plink) when hit is preferred.
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And all this time I thought it was playing the Price is Right game Plinko
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Well, there's plinking & then there's "clanging". I love shooting water bottles, cans & other similar stuff...car rims, cylinder heads & old propane tanks (valve left open for a week first, to vent) are also fun for a good smile maker.
This was a first recently, however...this was shot with a .445 SuperMag using XTP hollowpoints. This one turned itself inside-out, spitting most of the lead into the hole, leaving the jacket stuck to the side like a .44 flower. LOL!
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I think I like the idea of it. As a matter of fact, my friend just invited me to go plinking without calling it that. He just said we'd shoot cans at stuff out at his property. Sweet!!!! thanks guys (and girls) for the info!

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