Yes, I sure did-- back when I was in Junior High School. I didn't have the
flashlight taped to the barrel, just held along side the forestock. I had a
Remington bolt-action .22 and shooting rats at the dump provided really good
training in "instinctive pointing" shooting. I got really good at it and
eventually could hit glass jars thrown into the air most of the time. I
astonished a few people one time by hitting a flourescent light tube tossed
into the air but I'll admit (now) that it was just a lucky shot.
For some reason that I'll never understand, I could never hit the broad side
of a barn with a shotgun but with a rifle, I was pretty good.
These days you'd probably get arrested for shooting in a dump. Geez, I'm
glad I grew up back when I did. When I was 12 years old in West Virginia, I
could go into a hardware store and buy a stick of dynamite for 18 cents but
fireworks were illegal! Go figure.
Regards, Neil Tucson, AZ
From: W S Potter [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 10:22 AM
To: Glen Barrett; Clay, Dale; 'gary baker'; email@example.com;
Subject: Re: FAO Ardun Bill,Re:Irish Motorsport scene-Non Landspeed
Off the subject a bit but ... anyone else ever go rat hunting at the dump
with a flashlight taped to the barrel of a .22?
We once went rabbit hunting in a Corvette a friend was rebuilding from a
total. I was braced over the windshield with a .22 rifle as he was driving
through the sagebrush. We used airplane landing lights on the front bumper
to spotlight the rabbits. And we don't drink!
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