Accidental Torture Test...

stljc2

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Seems like it at least ended well. So many times I've done things accidentally while doing something mundane (like driving across a field to check a target or set one up) and lose track of just where to stop and park....lol...lol..Glad your an honest guy and thanks for letting folks know your just a regular guy..... just like anyone else. God bless and keep shooting.
 

Tulsa Reiner

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Salmon Chaser: What type of scope survived that 500 ft fall? Night Force?
The mfr would probably like to hear the story.
 

sturner

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What else needs to be said? We all owe Homer a debt of gratitude for coining this “phrase”. I’ve uttered it more times than I can count!
Had to look it up thought you were taking about Homer as in the Odyssey
Not Simpson
LM-O
 

5.56×250

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Whats really aggrevating is when you do a super stalk on a group of whitetail with a bow by slipping up a snake infested slew (a stangnent swamp creek) . Everything works exactly as planned with you moving into cover and the group of deer coming in like they are on a string to the spot you picked a meer 20 yards from the huge leaning tree trunk you choose as cover to draw. Your intended target, a rather juicey, plump 4 pt follows orders and stops perfectly broadside in the exact spot you inagined when the perfect stalk began 30 minutes ago.
You draw undetected and with a slow steady rise from you place of cover , you bring the 20 yard pin to a rock solid ancor on the big artery that comes out of the top of the heart 2 inches above the leg knuckle. The shot breaks crisp .............a loud crack and slap and an explosion of deer spooking in all directions. You feel a swell of accomplishment, knowing in your heart you just made a super stalk work to perfection.....that is till you notice bright chartruse feathers within arms reach of where your standing in that snake infested , germ pool . Leaning trees arent nessassarily cleared for arrow flight just because your sights are :rolleyes:
Unfortunately , a very true story
 
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Bob Wright

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Nothing better than watching my brother in law shoot his ramrod down range over a hollow point sabot round. Got scope bit on the bridge of the nose. Bullet strike was 2" low left, ramrod went thru somewhat side ways above and a nice gash across the target. Never found the ramrod, but the target is framed and mounted on the "wall of shame". Good times....
 

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Nothing better than watching my brother in law shoot his ramrod down range over a hollow point sabot round. Got scope bit on the bridge of the nose. Bullet strike was 2" low left, ramrod went thru somewhat side ways above and a nice gash across the target. Never found the ramrod, but the target is framed and mounted on the "wall of shame". Good times....
Not a bad group for a 2-for-1 shot!
 

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Nothing better than watching my brother in law shoot his ramrod down range over a hollow point sabot round. Got scope bit on the bridge of the nose. Bullet strike was 2" low left, ramrod went thru somewhat side ways above and a nice gash across the target. Never found the ramrod, but the target is framed and mounted on the "wall of shame". Good times....
Tell your brother in law to put some fletchings on the back of that ramrod next time. That'll tighten the group right up !:D
 

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Salmon Chaser: What type of scope survived that 500 ft fall? Night Force?
The mfr would probably like to hear the story.
Wasn’t part of that group, came up on them just as they took off, pilots were jabbering over the radio when one said oh sh.. apparently it was one of those hurry up situations every body helping no body double checking. So I don’t know other then the equipment survived. Long ago, probably a leaupold.
I had a horse go down, roll over and break the stock on my rifle, bent the barrel a little. Leaupold vx11 survived, about 1976 or 77. I sent them the story and a pic, with the scope to get checked out. Sent me back a new scope.
 

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Another heart breaking slew story. This one is second hand , but i believed the source, who also happened to be the victim.
There was a near legendary 8 pt buck that spent his down time on an island on the back of Warner Robins AFB . Several customers had knowledge of this deer and a few had worked out his sanctuary. One day , one of the main guys treked the 2 miles of thick swampland to get to the big 8s lair . He only had to cross the waist deep, gator and cottonmouth infested slew to the island . He slipped down in the water and began his wade across. About half way across, he caught movement and looked up to see the massive whitetail staring at him. He was using a sweet 16 A5 and had it loaded with buckshot. The moment he saw the buck he instinctively jacked the charge handle and watched as the buckshot in the tube (barrel) jumped out into the water . The action locked back and wouldnt chamber another round. All he could do was watch the never in a lifetime buck bounce into the swamp. That was the last time anyone i knew saw him again. That same guy did go back on a hog hunt in the early spring and found one side of the shed rack. I measired it myself at 78+ inches ! That was just one 4pt side. I dont remember all the numbers, but the main beam was almost 28" and the g2 measured 13 and change. Guys that saw the deer claimed it was 20" wide easily , so a solid B&C class 8pt. He was sick about it for years.
 
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You mind if I laugh? We have a habit of setting spray paint cans along the trail to paint steel to blast. I clipped one with my left front tire, coating the side of a new PU, silver pickup with red accents. Took 2 yrs to wear off.

I’ve done that same thing except in my driveway.
And like you I found that spray paint lasts a looong time in places you don’t want it.
 

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Brand new Dodge, shot three times. I was the boss; I wrote the "Dear Chief" memo...
Yup. You were in command out there. It's you who is responsible for whatever happens when real bullets fly. At least no one was hurt in any appreciable way. I would categorize your performance as 99.44% satisfactory in this scenario...
 

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