Note to self, dont shoot bowling balls

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by munchy, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. munchy

    munchy Monkey+++

    Howdy, figured I'd share one of my "Note To Self" moments. So this weekend we went shooting and I found a couple of old bowling balls that I thought would be cool for target practice. We started shooting them with the pistols at 50 feet and I should have known when they only took chunks out of them that it was a bad idea. However they moved so I didnt. About the fourth or fifth mag through I shot and heard the ricochet to my left very close, my friend was just to my left and slightly behind and felt it move her hair. Scary!
  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    You live in Alabama, right?
  3. Opinionated

    Opinionated Monkey+

    Yipes! That could have been very ugly. Bad monkey! :rolleyes:

    Glad it turned out OK in the end though! :D
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  4. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey++

    Thers no bowling in Bama its what yankees do in the winter you silly
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  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I suppose the 'Bama - Mississippi rivalry is still alive and well.
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  6. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey++

    Nope its Alabama an Auburn, Mississippi sucks. Arkansas is a close second LOL
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  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Hey, I'm most recently from TN and KY before that. I'm amazed that any of us can read or maybe you have some sort of text to speech program running?

  8. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey++

    Its those computer "cookies" my key board is one months food supply thanks to the young ones.
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  9. munchy

    munchy Monkey+++

    Hell I just thought I was letting folks know what Not to do! My f#$% ups I prefer to learn from.
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  10. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    And we appreciate your story - advice that we didn't have to learn ourselves.
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  11. Gray Wolf

    Gray Wolf Monkey+++

    I know someone stupid enough to shoot the galvanized leg of a high power tower with a rifle at close range, it was a long time ago and far away. He never did that again!
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  12. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I know a guy,hmph, who wanted to try out his new "Snake Charmer" .410. He found a dead snake in a fish trap and laid it out on the bank and shot it,

    from 5' away,



    Nuff said?

    "We learn more from our mistakes than our successes" - I'm sure someone said that
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  13. Wolfgang2000

    Wolfgang2000 Monkey++

    That OK, the Tigers beat them all!!!:D
  14. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Never shoot full CO2 cartridges at 25 yards with a .22...... they tend to 'shoot' back. :D

    <Naw, it weren't ME! My buddy was stoopid.......>
  15. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Spoken like a true coon@ss:D
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  16. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey++

  17. Wolfgang2000

    Wolfgang2000 Monkey++

    Amen brother!!!
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