First off, I forgot to take my camera with me. Sorry. Anyway...I took Daniel (my 11 year old son) to the range. We had seen a bunch of Top Shot re-runs last Saturday night. We had seen the "Trick Shot" episode. Of course we had to try to shoot a rope. Really, how could we not? We used one of my sillouette stands. We tied a piece of conduit across the top of the two uprights. Then we tied a rope to the conduit and hung a heavy rock from it. Daniel shot my SKS first. He hit it a couple of times but didn't break it. Then we took out my 30-30. He was able to cut the rope 3 times with the 30-30. I didn't count hits and misses. But we only brought 20 rounds of 30-30. I figure he did really well. We were shooting from 15 yards. Last of all I shot my S&W 629. It is a 4" 44 mag. 250 grain lead bullets in front of 8.5 grains of titegroup. It is a heavy load. I missed several times. But when I did hit it, it cut the rope really major. The rope unraveled some. The second hit cut it the rest of the way. There were several misses in between. I was amazed that I hit it with a pistol at all. If you have never shot at a rope you owe it to yourself to give it a try. You don't feel bad for missing. Its a rope! But when you finally hit it, you feel like you should be on TV!