WORST SHOT??

Discussion in 'Big Game' started by luv2safari, May 22, 2004.

  1. luv2safari

    luv2safari Moderator

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    Everyone has seen one...maybe a hunting buddy...

    Tell us about the worst shot you have ever seen...you know the nimrod...the guy who blows his toe off, shooting at squirrels in trees...lock him in the outhouse with a loaded A5, and he won't be able to blow a hole in the door...

    Let's hear about your choice for the Ammo Maunfacturers' "Man Of The Year". :lol: :wink:
     
  2. Drop-Shot

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    When I was 12 years old I shot a 8 point buck with 00 buckshot,he fell to the groung and I laid my shotgun against a tree and half way to the deer with my knife drawn he got up and ran.He was shot later and most of his antlers was missing and shot to heck.I guess I was aiming at antlers and not the deer.Embarrising but true.Drop-Shot
     

  3. chips

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    a couple years ago, i shot a big hog(~275-300lbs). i was aiming at its head, i fired, and it dropped instantly. it lay on the ground for several minutes without moving, so i decided it was dead. i left my rifle behind, and begin walking towards it. when i was about 10 feet awy, it got up and ran away. there was a lot of blood on the ground, so i knew it was wounded. i tried to follow it, but there wasnt any chance of me finding it, especially since it was getting pretty dark out by this time. i think i must have hit it in the jaw. i just hate leaving an animal wounded like that :(
     
  4. Drop-Shot

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    chips you were lucky,I had hogs run towards me when shot and died at the base of a 2 inch sapling I tried to climb.His two tusks measured 4inches.It just seems like large trees don't exist when in need.Watch them rascals there like my wifes people,mean and ugly.Drop-Shot
     
  5. TXVAshooter

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    When I was a younger fool (now just an older fart) I was looking throw a powerful scope atop a .270 of my fathers, and maybe 20 yards away, a deer came out from the brush. It looked huge, I promptly put the crosshairs on the shoulder and dropped it. Well, being all proud of my self, I went to go dress it out, and turned out a shot a yearling at best, and to boot a button buck. I was sick to my gut:Turns out the magnification on the scope was turned way up to nine, and the deer was so close that I only thought it was huge. Being only 12 or 13 at the time, I guess it was an honest mistake, but boy, I cried that day, felt horrible about it. Ever since, I've always looked over those deer more carefully, and with a little more patience. I just about quit hunting that day, as my father had always always beat into me that you should idfenitfy ther target, look it over many times, and think about if you really really want that meat. I just got caught up in youthful exuberence. wow, I've rattled on long enough.
     
  6. CartridgeGuy

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    Funny you mention this......

    Jsut a couple weeks ago, my brothers and some freinds of ours who are brothers (kinda like the James and Younger gang) were spending the weekend at their cabin fishing (read: drinking and getting caught up - we never got to the boats).

    We were leaning on Bob's pickup and I asked whim about the small dent in the top of the hood near the right front 1/4 panel. He bowed his head and laughed and explained that while in South Dakota hunting prairie dogs, he leaned over the hood if the pickup to shoot a prairie dog and when he touched off the first shot, he noticed the shot went way high. He was ready to pop off another one when his partner began yelling at him to stop shooting. He looked down and noticed the dent in his hood - paint was still intact, just a dimple.
     
  7. Anonymous

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    I was just reminded of one. A grade school buddy's father was one of the local cops and they switched to the clamshell style holster for their revolvers. In case someone isn't familiar with clamshells, they were held shut by powerful springs and supposed to pop open along the front to allow for a quick draw. A strong, forceful pull was required to get the gun out but usually they opened at inopportune times and seemed to be welded shut when needed. Anyways, our hero was "practicing" his draw and almost lost the gun when the holster opened. In his grab for the gun, he fired off a round which grazed him along the arch of his foot. Needless to say, he recieved a lot of well deserved ribbing on several fronts along with a royal chewing out.
    Another interesting story regarding clamshells and squad cars. About 30 years ago, our local bank was actually robbed. The town cop responded in the Pontiac they were using for a squad and had the transmission blow out a couple blocks away. He grabbed the shotgun and ran to the bank in time to see the robbers drive off. Another jurisdiction was enroute to assist in a similar Pontiac and it too had the tranny take a hike just as they were arriving on the scene. It was common for this to happen in this model at that time. Needless to say the robbers got away. The next morning an irate shopkeeper called the chief to ask when the officers were going to come and pick up the gun the robbers tossed in front of his business. On picking up the gun, it was discovered that the gun belonged to the first officer and popped out of the holster, which of course reclosed, and wasn't noticed in the excitement. This was the last straw and they finally switched back to a regular holster with a strap. Sorry this isn't truly applicable to the topic but these stories (and others) came out during the recent wake of a retired officer and I felt they could be appreciated here.
     
  8. Drop-Shot

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    I laughed so hard on these series of posts,and we all learn from mistakes,but the guest that gave the story about the policemen makes me appreciate what the police have to put up with,and we lost an officer in Tacoma recently from an accident and I re-read all the posts again and enjoyed them again.Some times we learn from other folks mistakes,and I hope I have.Drop-Shot
     
  9. blkntan44

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    My Grandpa was an EXTREMELY GOOD shot, but he had a tendency to be a little careless and forgetful toward the end of his life. He and Brownie (1/2 Irish Setter, 1/2 St. Bernard) were riding across the pasture in his 1963 Chevy pick-up to go and check on the cows. Grandpa had his .22 rigged to ride in a vertical position, just in front of the seat. Apparently, he hit a pretty good sized bump, and either the gun just went off, or the dog slipped off the seat and hit the trigger. Either way, he had a dimple (or pimple, since it stuck UP) on the roof of the cab about an inch around and 1/2 an inch high. :shock:

    When Grandma tells the story, Brownie must have jumped out the window after it went off and ran back to the house. Grandpa showed up several minutes later looking rather sheepish. :oops: Grandma also says that Grandpa and the dog were both deaf after that, but I know better. Grandpa had been deaf for years, and so had the dog.
     
  10. CartridgeGuy

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    Thats a great story blkntan! :D
     
  11. 8pointduck

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    I'll never tell! You can't make me :p :p
     
  12. 1300pump

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    my worst shot was 2 bull's eyes back to back. I was at the shooting range trying to get my scope sighted. oh, did I mention that the bull's eyes were in the target right left of mine. The guy that was shooting next to me didnt know what was going on until he asked if I was shooting his targets. I said no, and It happend 2 more times.

    It was worth a good laugh.
     
  13. Drop-Shot

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    I'd say that scope was off a bit,been there.You most likely got it straightened out didn't you?Drop-Shot
     
  14. 1300pump

    1300pump Well-Known Member

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    yea, its all good. now I can hit my own targets.
     
  15. huntswithdogs

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    A guy over on shotgunworld told of a woman that was shooting an auto pistol of some type and had a hot shell go down the front of her blouse into her bra. It burned her badly and when she jumped to get away from it,she shot herself with the pistol in the lower leg.

    HWD
     
  16. grimel

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    While taking a HG safety course I watched a woman shoot at the sil target at least 7ft away with 3 clips 380 managing to hit the PAPER 2x leaving a clean target for the next person.

    You know the big sil target? The outline is like 3 FEET tall and 2.5 FEET wide, the paper being 5 FEET by 3 FEET. All I could think was if she started shooting the safest place to be (other than behind her) was the target. :shock:
     
  17. Anonymous

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    I just got back from a week in Yellowstone with my daughter's 7 th grade class. I opened up the newspaper and just found the worst shot.

    http://bozemandailychronicle.com/articl ... sguide.txt

    I think the outfitter here will be quite wary taking anyone from Florida hunting.
     
  18. IRISH9

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    :shock: I just looked at MThunter's link, funny in a way but some people are too stupid to be allowed out in the bush.
     
  19. fast97rs

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    I once... while rabbit hunting with a 12ga. #7.5 shot missed the rabbit i was shooting at only to hit a fox that was about to pounce on it.... try explaining that to Wildlife...lol god i was freaking out!

    LOL

    Thanks for the stories,

    Jorgy

    P.S.
    Florida hunter.... please dont make fun of all of us.. we just got over that whole election thing from 4 years ago...lol
     
  20. Haplo

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    This isn't exactly a shot but a funny thing that happened while shooting. I mostly shoot muzzleloaders. During the winter it's uncomfortable to shoot outdoors so a buddy and me went to the local indoor range and asked if we could shoot our guns at their range. They agreed and we went about it. I guess there was a lot of unburned powder in those cracks in the floor since one of our shots set it of. It seemed the whole floor was on fire. I sauntered out to the desk to ask if they had a fire extinguisher. They freaked out and went in to put it out. The whole building was full of smoke. Needless to say they no longer allow us or muzzleloaders at that range.