A bet on the range

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by danf_fl, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired

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    Got me a couple of dollars at the range.
    The bet was made that at 25 yards, a shooter could not knock off the filter of a cigarette with one shot.

    We let one guy staple the cigarette on the target and a couple tried and failed.
    When I was up, I stapled a new cigarette so the cigarette was up right (not sideways as originally stapled).

    Aiming at a cigarette that is up right versus sideways give you elevation anywhere on the cigarette, all you have to do is work on windage.
     
  2. bartwatkins

    bartwatkins New Member

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    You are right but that is still some great shooting at 25 yards in one shot!!!
    What gun was used?
     

  3. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    What cigarette was used? ;)
     

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  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired

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    Normal cigarette.
    I was using an old S&W 15-2 that had sight work done (original sights leave something to be desired). 148 gr wad cutters.
    Using a two hand hold.
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Leave it to Vincine...........:D
     
  6. Blue1

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    Let me get this straight...you are retired, a beer drinker, and you hit a cigarette at 25 yards shooting a handgun freehand?:rolleyes:

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  7. bartender13

    bartender13 New Member

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    Lol! What are you trying to say
     
  8. Blue1

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    I'm trying to say I can't believe no one else calls anybody out on BS like this, geez.

    This is like the cowboy movie where someone pulls out an old, abused, never cleaned .45 Colt after drinking for an hour in the saloon and shoots a cowboy off a horse galloping away at full speed 100 yards away one-handed.

    But it's a piece of cake if you turn the cigarette so it's vertical:rolleyes:

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  9. partdeux

    partdeux New Member

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    My fil talks about being at deer camp, shooting a beer can, single shot from a .38 spl... at 100 yards. He admitted to me it was sheer pure luck, and said when they asked him to do it again, he passed and said it would be showing off.
     
  10. Blue1

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    Hitting a cigarette at 25 yds is like hitting a beer can at 250 yds.

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  11. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired

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    Try it out. If you can hit enough for bulls-eye shooting, it is not as hard as you think.

    The S&W is maybe a little more tricked out than just sights.
     
  12. bartwatkins

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    I was born and raised in Mobile, AL & I can testify that no one from LA (lower Alabama) would spin tall tales!!!
    I believe the story and will try it myself. Not sure if my eyes are up to the task but I bet my 16 year old son could do this.
     
  13. hmh

    hmh New Member

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    I believe him I have no reason not to. I know several people that could make that shot.
     
  14. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Something like that?
    ;)
     
  15. Old_Crow

    Old_Crow New Member

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    That is a pretty gun!! I couldn't hit anything without a tripod to hold up all the equipment.
     
  16. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired

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    It can be done with a pencil:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyC0jnfPTwg[/ame]

    But he is not using my S&W 15-2
     
  17. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired

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    Found another example:
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnKMjpHH-TM[/ame]
     
  18. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    I'm going to have to try that I have an extremely accurate blackhawk in 45 colt.
     
  19. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Active Member

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    I bet I could do it with my 1911. I will try with a pencil. I dont smoke. No way I am buying ciggs just to shoot one! I quit 17 years ago!
     
  20. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    They cost A LOT more than pencils now.