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Just in time for Holloween...Shoot'n Pumpkins

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Blog entry by revieck posted 10-23-2010 01:18 PM 7617 reads 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With a surplus of pumpkins this fall (folks just aren’t spending the money ) I have pumpkins to dispose of. Why not have a little fun and get some target practice!

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.



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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 10-23-2010 01:31 PM

Now that was FUN

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 10-23-2010 01:36 PM

Nice shooting Ron! But those pumpkins would have made a nice pie…............................

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 10-23-2010 02:39 PM

Now that’s quality stress relief. Nice smoke pole.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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rivergirl

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#4 posted 10-23-2010 02:40 PM

Can’t wait to see the watermelons explode next summer!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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canadianchips

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#5 posted 10-23-2010 05:02 PM

Trustin type camera person. That musket was aimed our way !
PUMPKIN catapult. They had one at Frankenmuth MI. It was hilarious !
(Okay I don’t get out much, but it was the first one I have seen)

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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HerbC

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#6 posted 10-23-2010 05:28 PM

Knucklenut,

Lead’s not too bad, it’s softer than many hardwoods… Steel jacketed on the other hand…

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 10-23-2010 11:03 PM

I was a little disappointed, but then I thought about pumpkins being hollow seed pits. You could fill them wth water through a tiny hole in the top for videos affects ;-))

Is that a Dixie Poor Boy rifle?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 10-24-2010 01:47 AM

Dude! Ron! That is so cool! Yeah, I wanted to see a carved pumpkin, but that was fun! I’m trying to imagine what would happen if I tried that in my neighborhood.

Thanks for posting. It feels like Autumn!!

Steve

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 10-24-2010 02:33 AM

Steve, Yoiu would have gotten a real kick out of our haloween Night shoot with muzzle loaders at Fall City. shooting a flintlock at night is a real kick ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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revieck

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#10 posted 10-24-2010 02:52 AM

Steve… the old 45 cal. dose a real job on coyotes! I’v seen a lot of coyotes during the harvest this fall. But our coyotes in southern Indiana don’t look at all like the ones across the street from your house.

TopamaxSurvivor… that was a great idea,I’ll have to give that a try! Yes, that is poor boy’s rifle.

canadianchips…I used a tripod… something I learned from Steve’s video! Wasn’t it real steady?

rivergirl…I think the lead content would be to high.

GaryL… Yes it does relieve stress… now if I had a bayonet!

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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#11 posted 10-24-2010 06:13 AM

when i got my first 22, i used to get some hollow point bullets and shoot cans of pop! just explode them every where! I wish i had a watermelon to shoot – i wonder if the hollow point would explode that? probably not – not big enough ammo – cool video! good way to get rid of some pumpkins :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 10-24-2010 07:36 AM

dakremer, You must have been a rich kid if you could afford to shoot cans of pop!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 10-24-2010 01:13 PM

That ole Dixie sure do bark nice. Wish I could afford to add one to my collection, but the wife says a baker’s dozen is enough. (sigh)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#14 posted 10-24-2010 02:09 PM

Love the video. I have a metalworking and a woodworking background and if is the last thing I do I’m going to build one of those before I die.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 10-25-2010 02:28 AM

I bet no one ever called you a flash in the pan. About 6 weeks to muzzle loader season here in Wv

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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