Fun at the range today

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  1. Slabsides

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    I had to try the old trick of shooting a playing card from the side. I got the sights dialed in on my Rossi 851 and shot these two at 10 feet.

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    A few people wanted to see me do it again so I ran two more out and thought "great, things always fail when people watch" but hit 2 more with only one miss.:)

    Now it's time to run them out to 25 feet and see how much ammo I can waste.:D
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    Wow, I would not even come close to seeing a playing card with an edge orientation let alone divide one with a bullet. Nice shooting! How many shots to get the deed done?
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    First card: 2 miss 1 hit. Second card: 2 miss 1 hit. Third card: 1 hit. Fourth card: 1 miss 1 hit.

    Try it. It's not as hard as it sounds at 10 feet. If I can do that at 25 feet, I'll feel like I've done something.:eek:
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    Cool! I like trying those kinds of tricks. Good shooting! :)
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    Good shooting! Now after you try the 25 foot shot, try striking a match. That ought to keep you bussy for a while!:eek::D
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    I have to know, (without ever trying it) can that actually be done with a bullet? Ive heard my cousin say he's done it time and time again with a .22LR, (never seen him do it to this day) but can it really be done?
    And dont get me wrong, I'm not doubting anyone here!
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    Nice shooting Slabsides!
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    It can be done. Having said that, I have shoot hundreds of rounds of .22 at matches. I have marked the white end of a strike anywhere match, and have knocked the white end off of a match, but I have never actually struck one. Still trying though!:D Check out Myth Busters, they got it done!
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    Dang that's pretty accurate shooting!
    I dont know why I havent ever tried that. The closest ive ever tried was empty .22lr shells with a single six @ 25 yards.

    Ive seen that somewhere (myth busters?) It may have been "Extreme Marksman II?" But somewhere I thought they dispelled that? But anyways,
    just hitting the white tip of the match it quite a feat! (talking about an 1/16"-1/8" margine...Man!):D
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    I've see a show where the guy tried and tried and you would have thought it would have worked a few times but it never did. He then made an apparatus that he could shoot that would light the match. :p

    I have a few matches I've saved just to try that with, maybe I'll try it today?

    Where did I put those?
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    On Myth Busters they used a .45ACP locked down in a rest. And it still took them many shots to get it done, but they did it! Yea that was Imposible Shots, I saw that show. They used electricity to light the match after the shooter hit a much larger target. And by the way, this will only work with strike anywhere matches. The newer safety matches will not work.
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    Closest to anything like that I've done is a penny at 100 feet. Ruger 10/22, BSA Vari. power scope, not sure which model, up to 12x, match trigger, prone shot propped on backpack. Could never hit it passed 100 feet though.
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    sweet dude. i had a fun range day yesterday too. hit a bullseye at 20 ft on my first shot w/ my Springfield. wish i woulda kept the target.
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    You're on. What distance?:)
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    With your Rossi 851? Not saying it cant be done, but that would be tough
    (for me)! Heck, and I thought I was doing good with the single six, 9 1/2" barrel with the empty .22lr shells...
    {thinking I need to practice more....:eek:}
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    Oh, it will be tough. But I like a good challenge. If another human did it, there is no reason I can't. It may take me thousands of rounds, but by God I'll do it.:D
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    That looks like fun, I will have to try it sometimes. I might need a 12 Gauge with a slug!!:rolleyes:
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    sweet! im gonna try it at 25 yards with my DCM!!!
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