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A few years ago, my mother was out with the dogs (two labs) on her usual morning walk. The path is a remote area due to where the home is. On the way back from her walk, one of the labs took off on a dead run ahead barking. She held the other lab back. Then she noticed that her first lab was confronting a coyote. Worried that the coyote would hurt the dog she quickly ran to the house (not very far from the incedent) and banged on the door for my father to get a gun. My father came out with his rifle and his 9mm berretta. By this point the dog was under control and the coyote had time to hide. My mother pointed out the previous location of the coyote at which time it poked its head out of the bushes about 100 yards away. The berretta was loaded and the rifle was not so my father quickly took aim and shot at the coyote. The coyote disappeared. He figured he scared it off or maybe injured it so he went to look. When he arrived where the coyote was, he discovered he had made the shot cleanly between the eyes of the coyote at 100 yards.

After this incident, my mother who previously would have nothing to do with guns, was very grateful that my father had his gun. He commented to my mother - "If you were glad that I had my gun to protect your dogs, don't you think you would be glad that I had my gun if I had to protect our daughter?". Since that time, my mother has learned to handle and shoot.

I have a picture of my dad with coyote if I can find it.
 

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A few years ago, my mother was out with the dogs (two labs) on her usual morning walk. The path is a remote area due to where the home is. On the way back from her walk, one of the labs took off on a dead run ahead barking. She held the other lab back. Then she noticed that her first lab was confronting a coyote. Worried that the coyote would hurt the dog she quickly ran to the house (not very far from the incedent) and banged on the door for my father to get a gun. My father came out with his rifle and his 9mm berretta. By this point the dog was under control and the coyote had time to hide. My mother pointed out the previous location of the coyote at which time it poked its head out of the bushes about 100 yards away. The berretta was loaded and the rifle was not so my father quickly took aim and shot at the coyote. The coyote disappeared. He figured he scared it off or maybe injured it so he went to look. When he arrived where the coyote was, he discovered he had made the shot cleanly between the eyes of the coyote at 100 yards.

After this incident, my mother who previously would have nothing to do with guns, was very grateful that my father had his gun. He commented to my mother - "If you were glad that I had my gun to protect your dogs, don't you think you would be glad that I had my gun if I had to protect our daughter?". Since that time, my mother has learned to handle and shoot.

I have a picture of my dad with coyote if I can find it.
100 YARDS !?!?!?...........

100 YARDS ?!?!?!

with a BERETTA F92 PISTOL ????

100 yards = 3ft*100 = 900 ft
 

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tapehoser said:
100 yards = 3ft*100 = 900 ft
????????????????? :? ????????????????

With 3 feet to every yard, that comes out to 300 feet in my math book. :D
And they say Guns and Alocohol don't mix. The exact thing I would say about Math and Alcohol :shock: :D
 

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UTOC-45-44 said:
tapehoser said:
100 yards = 3ft*100 = 900 ft
????????????????? :? ????????????????

With 3 feet to every yard, that comes out to 300 feet in my math book. :D
And they say Guns and Alocohol don't mix. The exact thing I would say about Math and Alcohol :shock: :D
Its OK old buddy.

I'm sure you're not as drunk as some thinkle peep you are. :lol:
 

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That's a cool story. It always supprises you when you pull-off something like that.

I did it once with a tiny little .22 Jennings pistol.
A friend was sighting-in his 30-06 at 100yds. with an 8 1/2"x11" paper target. So after he fired his first 3 shot group I emptied the 6 round magazine of the Jennings just to see if I could hit the paper at all.

After going down range to check his group, he got all exited & brought the target back to show me his 3 holes & 3 smaller holes. I'd managed to hit a standard letter size paper 3 out of 6 shots at 100yds. using a pistol with maybe a 2 inch barrel. :lol:
 

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When I was a teenager, I was rabbit hunting when a little, tiny tweety bird flushed from a sagebrush right at my feet. It scared the bejeebies out of me and as it flittered away, I aimed my .22, shot, and hit it at around 25'. While I was an excellent shot with that old .22 (once put 10 shots under a dime at 50'), it was pretty lucky (though not so much so for the bird).

I also flushed a coyote one time and was trying to put the sneak on him when a jack rabbit flushed at my feet. I pointed my rife (a .270 - I was coming back from deer hunting) without even looking through the scope and pretty much obliterated the rabbit before he got more than 10 feet away.

Both were pretty much once (or does that make it twice?) in a lifetime shots.
 

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I have a good friend that I watched shoot 2 tweety birds out of the air with a BB gun during our teenage years. One of the shots was probably close to 25 yards. Course I also watched him shoot at thousands of birds that way.

A few years back I was with a few friends at the shooting range and a tweety bird landed in a tree about 85-90 yards away. My buddy had an open site .22 pistol. First shot...nothing. Second shot, bird falls out of the tree dead. The funniest thing was his reaction. He felt pretty bad....didn't think in a million years he would hit it.

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I have a good friend that I watched shoot 2 tweety birds out of the air with a BB gun during our teenage years. One of the shots was probably close to 25 yards. Course I also watched him shoot at thousands of birds that way.

A few years back I was with a few friends at the shooting range and a tweety bird landed in a tree about 85-90 yards away. My buddy had an open site .22 pistol. First shot...nothing. Second shot, bird falls out of the tree dead. The funniest thing was his reaction. He felt pretty bad....didn't think in a million years he would hit it.

-PW
I know how he felt. the end of August I was working in Wyoming and the other guy I had taked with me to this large ranch and I had been shooting some Prarie Dogs.

After the first few shots they all hid and so I put my .22 up. I found a well that was leaking water and gas, (I am a Petroleum Geologist) and I was walking out the extent of the plume from the well.

As I walked I scared up some grouse. This happened again and so I took a shot at them as they flew away, with my .45, and missed.

I went on a little farther and scared up another. I pulled and fired and down he went.

I never thought I could hit a flying grouse with a .45, but I did and I felt bad too.

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Very similar thing happened to me when I was little....except it was with a rock.

We were just having a rock throwing contest at a new (unopened) golf course to see who could throw the farthest into a lake. I threw it the farthest....and in so doing paralyzed a baby duck in the pond. I sat there and watched in horror as it swam in circles with its head stuck in the water, (broken neck) drowning.

Haunts me to this day.
 

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Very similar thing happened to me when I was little....except it was with a rock.

We were just having a rock throwing contest at a new (unopened) golf course to see who could throw the farthest into a lake. I threw it the farthest....and in so doing paralyzed a baby duck in the pond. I sat there and watched in horror as it swam in circles with its head stuck in the water, (broken neck) drowning.

Haunts me to this day.
While we are baring our soul's I have another one. I am a Geologist and while I was at summer field camp I was walking through my area with my rock hammer. It is an Estwing and it has a piece pf parachute string tied in a loop on the handle.

I saw a jack rabbit out about 100 or so feet and so I thought I would throw my hammer at it, just to see how close I could come. I swung it around by the loop and let it fly.

I hit that rabbit right in the head and killed it dead. :shock:

Still Haunts me too.

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Jeff Johnson said:
Um, I killed a fly once with a rubber band from six feet away. Does that count? Am I a murderer too? :twisted: :lol:

Maybe worse ... it doesn't haunt me to this day. I must have no conscience... :shock:
Stomped on a spider last night… does that count? It was the size of a small rabbit or duck. I also hit a opossum with my car a few years back (but I tried to miss it).
 

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Jeff Johnson said:
Um, I killed a fly once with a rubber band from six feet away. Does that count? Am I a murderer too? :twisted: :lol:

Maybe worse ... it doesn't haunt me to this day. I must have no conscience... :shock:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :roflao:
Thank you Jeff for putting things back in prospective.

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Look at the Avatar picture. The top gun is a S&W Performance Center 460XVR 12" Hunter with a Burris 3x12 32 Scope. I got a coyote on the BLM land west of Utah lake a few weeks ago. The best estimate is that is was about 150 yards using a bipod. The gun is made for that with no hold over. Holy crap that thing kicks with the Hornady 200 gr. SST round. It hit so hard in the shoulders that it swung it around a full 180 degrees. Can you say BIG hole!
 

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When I was a kid i was out in the back yard with my red rider bbgun chasing Black Bart.... No wait that wasn't me. I think it was a movie I saw... lol.

Seriously, I shot a robin with a bbgun in my back yard. I felt like a big meany for that. So I buried it.

I remember how I felt that day but I don't think it haunts me. Maybe I'm a psycho.
 
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