Lucky shot?

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by badeye, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. badeye

    badeye New Member

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    Lets hear about your LUCKIEST shot....we've all made em.
    Mine was a crow at 287 yds with my Savage 17 hmr. Bushnell laser rangefinder said it was anyway.
     
  2. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Mine was with a Marlin 39A Golden Mountie carbine and CCI Mini Mag on a standing ground squirrel. 206 LONG paces away when I was 16. Dropped him like a stone.
     

  3. Biohazurd

    Biohazurd New Member

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    Got a head shot on a small blackbird from about 80 yards with my 10/22 I thought it was pretty freaking lucky. But i did shoot at it like 4 times
     
  4. patriotjoe

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    I had sat down in my truck while getting ready to leave my private fishing hole when a turtles head popped up about 50 to 60 yrds. I asked my fishing buddy to hand me my Ruger Mark II. There is no way I missed. My buddy made the comment (We won't need to worry about him taking our bait.)
     
  5. Win73

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    Don't you just love that 39A Golden Mountie? I sure do mine. It is 1967 vintage. I can't tell you how many tens of thousands of rounds I have put through that barrel over the years.

    As for my luckiest shot, it was when I was growing up on a farm in SE Missouri. I was out hunting with a Mossberg Model 44US(b) bolt action rifle. It was designed as a military training rifle. It had a heavy barrel with peep sights. (It weighed over nine pounds.) Anyway a quail flew up. I don't know why I did it, but I shot at it. It went down and when I picked it up, its head was gone.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    How about the luckiest DEER alive? M-14 rifle field fire range. We had SIXTY shooters on line, line was hot, had just given command LOAD one 10 rd magazine- when an albino deer ran out onto the range at about 150 meters. My SGT working the tower (and PA) said "Aw, hell- you know you are going to anyway. Shoot the deer." All 60 shooters opened fire. Bits of bushes, dirt, twigs flying in the air. Deer ran completely across the range and disappeared into the woods. SIX HUNDRED rounds, no deer. :eek:
     
  7. M14sRock

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    I think the 39A is the best .22 ever made. I have the carbine that my stepfather bought shortly after he came home from WW2, and a new style rifle that a customer gave me, NIB.

    And those Mossberg 44's are outstanding, too.
     
  8. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I don't have lucky shots. All my shots are shots of skill.
     
  9. easterner123

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    well, I was twelve and had moved to the country. I started getting good with my pellet gun. I saw a bird fly thru the air and I hit it. I dropped the pellet gun out of sheer shock and saw I had actually killed it. It was only 10 yards away when I shot at it, but I was amazed.

    I gave my brother his luckiest shot. He was using a marlin .22 lr at the range. he was having trouble with the 100 yard target, just danced around the bullsete to no avail. I had the same gun in .22 win mag with a 4x scope, so I gave him a hand and put one in the X ring;). He still talks about how he scored that perfect bullseye :D
     
  10. tigerbeetle

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    I have had many, but I guess I can narrow it down to two. Both with my Browning 241 ATD. I shot a cottontail at 120 yards, just pulled up, took aim, and fired. Hit him right in the head between the eye and the ear. While I was in grad school my roomate and I were at his family farm collecting insects and mites. A duck flew over about 50 yards high. I pulled up on it, swung through and touched off a round. Hit it dead center in the breast. Got some really neat feather mites off that widgeon. I used to shoot sparrows and pigeons in the air with my BB gun when I was a kid on the farm. TB
     
  11. masterPsmith

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    I don't believe in lucky shots...............

    Jim............
     
  12. 2gun

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    My best was with a H&R .32 SxW Long: A fox ran across the road and I took a fast shot while I was moving and of course missed. But I got stopped and the fox had stopped out in a field so I took aim and raised it up and fired and he didn't even wiggle. I had hit him right under the eye so I paced it off and it was 110 paces.My brother in law was so fasinated he wouldn't sell the hide he tanned it for me to hang on the wall. He said "you will get more fun out of telling that story than I could ever buy with 20 dollars".
     
  13. IGETEVEN

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    I tend to concur, a missed shot is due to either operator error or weapon malfunction.

    Jack
     
  14. Dillinger

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    Does it have to be with a .22 or rimfire??

    JD
     
  15. Cory

    Cory New Member

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    the luckiest shot i have ever made was a shot from a bb pistol. i was walking back to my house when i was about 15 and a bird flew past the space between the 2 houses i was walking between. i just swung the pistol up and fired once in its general direction and caught it right in the breast. it went down about 30 yards later. it was amazing and in no way was it skill it was true luck regardless of what anyone says.
     
  16. badeye

    badeye New Member

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    Any firearm will be ok JD,just want to hear about the details. I just put it in the rimfire section because thats what i made mine with. Let us hear yours.........
     
  17. fisher77

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    Mine was dove hunting a few years back. Two of them were flying together. The trailing bird was a little behind and to the left. They started turning, and were about side by side when I shot. Got them both with one shell. Pure luck, no doubt about it.
     
  18. gorknoids

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    My first rabbit was shot in the bridge of the nose at a full run as he leapt off a snowbank with a .22 at 20 yards.
    I shot a goose through the neck at 50 yards with a .270 Winchester a couple years later while kneeling in the mud and shooting through a tunnel in the brush. The rest of my awesome shots were all skill, and we don't have the bandwidth to permit me to recount them all. :D
     
  19. Glock17TJ

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    I guess my best shot was on a blackbird with a Red Ryder BB Gun when I was about 12 years old..He flew towards me I missed on 1 st shot coming at me...I reloaded right quick and got him in the chest as he flew just pass me..He hit the ground..flipped and got up...finished him off with one to the head at point blank range...

    One more...I have a Thompson Enocore 460 S&W Pistol with a Burris scope..it has a 14in barrel...I was riding my 4 wheeler one evening and a doe ran in front of me..I tried to stop..still kind of rolling and shot missed...I reloaded and shot her running at 50 yards. I hit her in the hip and broke her back. She flipped over and tried to get away..I finished her off with my Glock 40 at 5 yards...The good thing is I really did not lose that much meat..I shoot Hornaday 200g SST bullets...Those bullets with my barrel are going about 2600fps..That is what the Ballistics say from SSK Industires, which is where I got my barrel from.

    You can see in the left corner of the screen a 5 gallon bucket..You can kind of see just how big the hole is by comparing it to the bucket..

    Here is a pic of the doe...
     

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