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Shooting From The Hip!!

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by jps norton, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. jps norton

    jps norton One Hit Wonder

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    I was out beating at my local pheasant shoot yesterday on a duck and partridge day (pheasants not in season yet) and witnessed something that really got my back up.

    One of the 10 guns took it upon himself to try and get a few low flying duck to raise their altitude by shooting at them from the hip with his shotgun :eek:
    I couldn't believe what I saw, my dad also saw this and another of the picker uppers also witnessed it.

    I was so upset by this mindless and dangerous act that I went to go and confront the idiot face to face but dad held me back and suggested I informed the shoot owner and the head beater instead so as not to `cause a scene`

    Reluctantly I took this advice, informed both parties and let them deal with it.

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  2. Hans Free

    Hans Free Donator

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    Was he wearing a Stetson and Cowboy boots
     
  3. norman

    norman Donator

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    Whilst I wouldn't advocate doing this ...

    I was at a clay shooting ground once & drawn into a group of "experienced" (flashy) shooters...my friend & myself were novices...I was happy to hit a few...one of the "flashy" shot's missed (only) one & afterwards mentioned to his mates he was going to sell this/his new shotgun as it was useless.."he never miss's"...:rolleyes:

    The guy operating the remote control for the clays asked if he could try this useless shotgun..the flashy git said he could but wouldn't hit anything...so they swapped shotgun for control's & the guy who worked at the shoot said "pull"..the flashy git said "what bird's do you want"...the guy said.."ain't bothered".....so he said pull again...two clay's were released & turned to dust..fired from the hip...he reloaded & said pull...another two clay's turned to dust...from the hip..he handed the shotgun back to the dumbstruck flashy git & said.."nowt wrong with the shotgun"...

    Turns out the guy working the trap was a top shot/coach..o how we laughed...:)
     
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    nrj Donator

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    Another similar story about being taught how to shoot.
    A long time ago a group of us went to Joe Wheaters ground in Blyton.
    Amongst the group where some very good clay shooters.
    One stand of fast high Springing Teal defeated all of us,not one clay was broken,we where all whinging and saying they where just not fair or killable,a little older gentleman who happened to be watching,asked if he might borrow one of "sirs" guns,any gun would do,could he borrow a couple of "sirs" cartridges,he then called pull and dusted both clays,with a gun he'd never shot before using cartridges he was unfamiliar with,"I think they where shootable sir" .........Joe Wheater well into his 80's then,what a legend.
     
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  5. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill CO2 Enthusiast and nice guy.

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    I can hit a dollar piece at 10 paces twice with one of my SAA's before it hits the ground from the hip. On a good day, three times. I have not met anybody from New York to Oregon who could do the same. :):cool:
     
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    oedbachgen Top Poster

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    :)...........:D:thumb:
     
  7. Patton

    Patton Jack Reacher's big brother

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    The chap was clearly having a flashback and thought he was back in the jungle of 'nam letting loose with a full mag of his new 16. Eat lead Charlie!
     
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  8. Mike.lewis

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    I've seen the same thing at a club, I was on an experience day thing before I got my own gun. A shooter was complaining about this new gun that cost him best part of £10k and how it was shooting all over the place (I thought all shotguns did that?)
    The instructor said watch this - and had the gun from him then said when I've shot the first 2 just send the second pair - he hit the first pair from the shoulder and reloaded and hit the second pair from the hip no problem.
    He then suggested that the shooter should consider golf or fishing as a hobby.
     
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  9. Monkeyjoe

    Monkeyjoe Busy Member

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    Yeh right.... and then you woke up!
     
  10. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill CO2 Enthusiast and nice guy.

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    You calling me a liar sir...........I'll be thanking you to meet me at the OK Corral for duel mister.
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  11. Monkeyjoe

    Monkeyjoe Busy Member

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    Why, your goddam right ah will you varmit! ( but as your so good a shot give me 5 mins to practice first! )
     
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