Whats the craziest thing you have ever heard some one about a gun?

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  1. 1shot

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    A similar event happened to me while running a group of officers through annual re-qualification. The officer had loaded the entire mag, bullets backwards. When the slide didn't go into battery, he raised his hand for assistance, I explained to him that I just saved his life, and that had he pressed the trigger, he would have shot himself in the face. I cleared the pistol, and continued with the drill. (never told the guy any different). :D

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  2. SSL

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    Stopped into a new (to me) gun shop and overheard the owner "kindly" offer a guy $100 trade for his favorite varmint rifle, a .244 Remington, for a 6mm Remington since "they don't make that ammo any more. When I found that he only used it for ground hogs, I pointed to several stacks of 6mm cartridges and told him to buy a couple boxes and then find an honest dealer. Of course I was "asked" to get the hell out of the shop, but I took the customer with me.

    And of course the guy who "just cut that deer in half" with one shot of his .357 Magnum...
     
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  3. 370bc

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    That is amazing! Great info!!
     
  4. 370bc

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    One of the many, many reasons why I cut the cable 6 years ago was the constant insult to any knowledgable gun owners intelligence was hollywood's portrayal of firearms. From John Ford's western rider shooting a Indian 300 yards away at a gallop on his noble steed, to todays computer-generated slow mo fantasy shots. Hollywood always portrays the gun as evil, instead of the 'Gunsmoke'/'Lone Ranger' days as a useful, prudent, necessary tool to have and to know how and when to use it.
     
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  5. DRNewcomb

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    Watching Inspector Morse on PBS last night; two guys in a Mexican stand-off with Browning Highpowers, neither of which they'd bothered to cock. Me: "Only the Brits..."

    Also, talking about gun sound effects, I was watching an older western and every time someone fired a rifle, there would be a Pa-Zing sound. All the time I've spent on the line and in the pits, I don't think I've ever heard a Pa-Zing.
     
  6. mr.big

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    something a guy forwarded me on facebook

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  7. T-shooter

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    An easy fix. Lock the barrel in a bench vise and give the receiver a couple taps with a sledge hammer.
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  8. 300_whisper

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    Went into a gun store in Texas, and the owner was insanely proud of his son, who was a gunsmith for the shop. He had a bunch of nice rifles in the shop that were all reasonably priced for a small gun store. Then I noticed several "custom" rifles with about 2x the price of the stock rifles. I began asking what was done to them.

    "Well this one here has a custom trigger, and it's bedded."

    "This ones been trued."

    "This ones been duracoated."

    Conversation went on like that explaining the reasoning for the huge price swings, until I noticed a pretty cool looking .338 Lapua. It was a Rem 700, shilen barrel, some kind of chassis, jewel trigger, nightforce NXS, and a burnt bronze duracoat job. It looked good. I'll give him that. When I asked for the price I got something along the lines as this for a response.

    "That's the best built, hardest hitting, most accurate rifle you can buy in Texas."

    Me: "How much is it?"

    "$13,000."

    I immediately walked out of the store.
     
  9. FTRinTexas

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    That Nightforce Scopes are named cause you can use them in the dark.
     
  10. Knotwild

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    The craziest stuff, that also drives me crazy are the people who degrade other people because of their choices in caliber, equipment, guns, etc.
     
  11. jonbearman

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    What drives me nuts is the same old story about the city slicker not knowing the difference between a cow and a deer. That bs story is so old it has dinosaur tracks in it. I came from a city and to tell you the truth most hayseeds didnt know didly squat about guns in general or how to hunt so I call bs on any story about city people being dumber than anyone else in the country. I once heard a guy in a cafe talking garbage about a city slicker shooting a horse and tying it to his roof of his car. We were strangers there so I turned to him and said if that guy did that I would call him sir if he could lift a full size horse onto his roof. I have heard so many bs storys built on hatred for people born in a city it simply makes me sick how ignorant some folks are about the subject. I didnt ask to be born in the city but I love where I live now in the sticks.
     
  12. JRS

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    There is actually some truth to that. The original name for the scope was Lightforce. It was designed to be used while hunting at night in Australia. Because the Lightforce name was used by another company in the United States, Dr. Dennis changed the name to Nightforce.
     
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  13. 300_whisper

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    Well maybe if you city slickers didn't mistaken darn cows, pigs, horses, and chickens for deer we wouldn't have this problem!!

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  14. cotntop

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    I heard a guy say the M16 was so effective in combat because the bullet tumbled in flight and tore people to shreds. I also know a sidewalk commando that went night hunting for whitetail and shot a horse.
     
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  15. T-shooter

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    Years ago I took a rifle out that would shoot under 1 MOA and was at 100 yards and it was dialed in. I shot at a full size piece of poster board with stick on target dots. Hmmm, must have missed it. Fired again, still no hole in the paper. made a scope elevation adjustment, no hit. Went up to 50 yards and fired, still no hit. OK, tried it at about 20 yards and still no hole. Then I noticed muddy water on the paper. There was a mud puddle in front of the target and I was hitting it and splashing water up about 2-3 feet onto the paper.

    What had happened, I took out the screw on the zoom adjustment on a Simmon's scope because I thought it had come loose since the zoom seemed to move from recoil. I put in back in with a tiny bit of blue Loctite. The reticle went all the way to the down position and couldn't be moved with the turret. I was able to reinstall the screw and the scope was as good as new.
     
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  16. gotcha

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    LOL, You were lucky! Easy enough to change the tire. My (customer) blew a hole through the transmission of my 4X4 with a .264 Win mag about 25 miles from no where with no cell phone coverage. Then he thought the new tranny should be MY liability. ........ When help finally arrived I offered to give him a ride IF he agreed to pay for the tranny...... Revenge can be soooo sweet :D
     
  17. 300_whisper

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    I have heard the M16 comment before. I thought that was pretty silly.
     
  18. divingin

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    I watched a guy "tweak the sights" of a 5-shot carry revolver (the thing with a rudimentary front sight and a notch in the frame for a rear) by slamming it against a lead block. It actually worked.

    I was at the range and a couple of kids (20-ish) were shooting some kind of 9mm carbine at a B-8 target at 12 yds. The pattern (something larger than basketball size) was centered towards the top of the paper. The owner of the gun shrugged it off with the comment to his buddy "These are 600 meter sights..."
     
  19. KMart

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    What is sad is that while going through Boot Camp and Infantry Training, our instructors actually told us that crap about the m-16. It wobbled in flight, tumbled all around inside the enemy tearing them to shreds. Maybe that is why the early ones only shot about a 6" group at 100.
    What they failed to tell us was that the damn thing jammed like there was no tomorrow and would get you killed. I never held an M-16 until nearly 2 years later when I got to Staging Bn. Also a free airplane ride to DaNang.
     
  20. JRS

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    They didn't tumble in flight, but did a 180 (tumble/yaw) once inside that human target;)
     
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