long distance pumpkin shooting

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Crazycastor, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Crazycastor

    Crazycastor New Member

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    Don't forget this is the time of year to buy up the extra pumkins for the long distance shoot out with your buddies. Pretty cool watching what that 30-06 does to those things
     
  2. MrPEZO

    MrPEZO New Member

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    Me and a buddy are doing that this weekend. 30-06 and .308!
     

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I never shot a pumpkin but I did shoot a watermelon. It was pretty awesome.
     
  4. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Shot pumpkins for the first time! We were shooting 12Ga slugs and #00 Buckshot at 10 & 25 yards. This year we might go Long Range and do 30 cals at 200Yds....
     
  5. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Fill them with water for more effect :)
     
  6. GLKmiester

    GLKmiester New Member

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    This is our pumpkin shoot from last year. A saiga 12 and glock 21 caused that. I can't wait for this years.
     

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  7. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You can't fill those kind with water :eek:
     
  8. bamashooter68

    bamashooter68 Member

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    We shot pumpkins last year with our mosin nagants. Those puppies exploded like there was a bomb inside them. Already have a few for this years pumpkin slaughter.
     
  9. Partridge02

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    My wife works for the city and they put out a lot of pumpkins in displays. They let employees take them home after Halloween so I get a many as I have room for. Halloween has become one of my favorite holidays.
     
  10. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Our range gave us one(gave one to each "paid up" membership) last Friday,...we're gonna draw on it tonight for tomorrow,..then shoot it up over the weekend! we also have a few smaller ones for "distance".....
     
  11. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I always found pumpkin shooting to be kind of a let down. They are mostly hollow so the energy of the bullet only really hits the rind. Never seemed to dramatic. They definitely need some fluid in them to get some hydraulic pressure to really get them to blow apart. My .30-06 was just punching pretty clean holes through unfilled pumpkins.
     
  12. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I bet one could put some type of plastic liner in it that would hold long enough to do what you want??:)
     
  13. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Then put a drop of food coloring dye in them, let them sit overnight and freeze and then watch what happens :D
     
  14. dwmiller

    dwmiller Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Got to hand it to yah, frozen pumpkins rock!:D Shot a few last year with my 44 and gold dot hollow points. Only thing missing was a mushroom cloud. :eek:

    I've got to try the food coloring this year! maybe colored gelatin also....;)
     
  15. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's thinking outside the box! Or inside the pumpkin :-/
     
  16. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Internal water balloon bladder would be neat. I would think the colored water would be more fun.

    edit* I was late to the party.


    Of course, if you could tie up a bear, one of those pumpkins would make an awesome hat for him.
     
  17. Crazycastor

    Crazycastor New Member

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    I used an injecter to fill the pumkins up with food coloring and water. It takes a little while to fill them up but its well worth it. I usually get my kids involved with injecting the pumpkins and painting faces on the pumkins. Just make sure your kids are old enough to handle the injecter
     
  18. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Brain f--t. Water balloon???????:D
     
  19. bamashooter68

    bamashooter68 Member

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    The ones we were shooting with my mosin nagants were pumpkins that haven't been carved on or anything and they were exploding literally. We were using milsurp Russian light ball ammo. Definitely know if it was a hit or a miss. :)