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Offline pappa

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Re: Is it cheating to use something to steady your shots?
« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2011, 02:25:23 AM »
Any form of cheating in any situation only applies if you are performing an activity that has had rules applied and you are legally or morally bound to follow those rules and you break those rules for personal selfish reasons.

If you are shooting in a sanctioned match that requires offhand standing with no rest and you sit down and use a rest, you are cheating.

If you are after a critter for game or sport and you lay down and use a pillow on a log for a rifle rest to kill that sucker, that is not cheating.
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Re: Is it cheating to use something to steady your shots?
« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2011, 09:51:21 AM »
Add another pcp cheater...It just ain't fair to the targ...err critters...

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Re: Is it cheating to use something to steady your shots?
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2011, 09:59:29 AM »
My three rules:

1.  It ain't cheating if there ain't no rule against it.

2.  It's never wrong to hit your target; better to hit with a pellet than miss with a cannonball.

3.  A pcp is just another gun so, ENJOY!

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Re: Is it cheating to use something to steady your shots?
« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2011, 03:42:30 AM »
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Re: Is it cheating to use something to steady your shots?
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2011, 09:56:42 AM »
adrenaline maybe?  just a thought. glad you got that nutter at least. ;D
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Re: Is it cheating to use something to steady your shots?
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2011, 06:37:43 PM »
Actually, the only way that could be considered cheating is if you can out-shoot me! That would definitely be cheating! In fact, I'm sure I read in the rules that I'm the only one allowed to use a rest of any sort!

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Re: Is it cheating to use something to steady your shots?
« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2011, 08:47:34 PM »
Pcp??  Break barrel??

If you were a real man, you'd do one-holers at 30 yards with this:







 ;D

I took a seagull down with one once in mid air, does that count?
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Re: Is it cheating to use something to steady your shots?
« Reply #47 on: November 14, 2011, 01:26:49 AM »
I once had a commanding officer tell me, "If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'!"
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Re: Is it cheating to use something to steady your shots?
« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2011, 01:45:19 AM »
Pcp??  Break barrel??

If you were a real man, you'd do one-holers at 30 yards with this:







 ;D

I took a seagull down with one once in mid air, does that count?

not with out pictures or a video.. claiming to hit something mid air with a sling shot in my eyes requires a video otherwise im gonna have to call bs...lol...just playing.. i used to live out in the country when i was a kid and i always shot at flocks of birds as long as there was no houses behind them.. ive seen flocks open up shortly after pulling the trigger and then close the hole in the group.. i think they moved out of the way of the pellet.. but one time i did clip one crow in its wing about 10ft off the ground when it took off.. one in a million shot but not pictures or video of it so it didnt happen according to some people
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Re: Is it cheating to use something to steady your shots?
« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2011, 01:35:39 PM »
Yeah, I would be bored and shoot at every seagull I could with my sling shot... using the nice round rocks on the Maine beach I was on.... well, after doing this for a few years... I just happened to hit one right in his gut, he let out a loud squack.... fell into the water and drown... and all of his buddies from about 1/2 a mile around came and flew around him and went nuts!  I was about 13... was a bit freaked out as it was crazy to see... and took off into the woods!  : )

It was total luck though...
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Re: Is it cheating to use something to steady your shots?
« Reply #50 on: November 14, 2011, 02:19:10 PM »
Saw a kid, this past summer throw a body boarding fin at seagull that was in his stuff.  He hit it square in the jaw and broke his bottom beak was all jacked up. Sheriffs came and arrested him.  Wildlife preseve on most beaches in my area.  bummer, that will cost his parents big.

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