Shooting from a moving vehicle

Discussion in 'Training' started by GunnyGene, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene Distinguished Poster

    In this case my riding mower. I realize that most folks don't have the land to do this, or there's some local ordinance that gets in the way, but I don't have to deal with that. So, today was the first mow of spring and I took advantage of it to take a few shots at a couple ant hills and some down timber while mowing and on the move. Shootin' stuff is fun and it's good practice. :D
     
  2. onlymaroonmatters

    onlymaroonmatters Eat Sleep Jeep & Guns MSGO Supporter

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    Be tough to do on my zero turn since really need two hands. Is possible to go single handed for little while. But no room at current location to do that.
    Haven't shot from my jeep while moving. Haven't gotten that far yet, just stationary engagements.

    Wish could easily set it up to do the opposite. Moving target whilst stationary
     
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  3. bubbat

    bubbat Gatekeeper to my corner of Hell.

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    Haven't done it in years, did plenty as a teenager. Use to load up in Jeeps and bed of trucks and chase flocks of blackbirds all around fields.
     
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  4. Redlick83

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    Just attach an election sign to a remote control truck and you & a buddy to take turns driving it while the other shoots.
     
  5. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman Nocturnal Specialties

    I may have shot armadillos from a moving vehicle. Also hogs, lots of hogs, running hogs from a moving vehicle....

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  6. onlymaroonmatters

    onlymaroonmatters Eat Sleep Jeep & Guns MSGO Supporter

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    Thought about that. Have to buy a RC truck. And find somebody that doesn't work on Wednesday to go with me
     
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  7. Redlick83

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    Can always tape down the control and just have it bounce around though field/range while you shoot.
    We can make this work!
     
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  8. GunnyGene

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    Where there's a will, there's a way. ;)
     
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  9. Redlick83

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    Never doubt rednecks ability to rig something up.
     
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  10. onlymaroonmatters

    onlymaroonmatters Eat Sleep Jeep & Guns MSGO Supporter

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    Oh definitely gonna rig something up now. Now to peruse eBay for an RC lol
    Challenge to be finding something that will hold up a target while moving
     
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  11. para40

    para40 Sr. Curmudgeon MSGO Supporter

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    Are we practicing "drive bys" here?
    Jackson probably has a class or school on this.
    Hattiesville is becoming proficient in this area also.
     
  12. Mesquite

    Mesquite Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    As boy, generally carried 22 when bushhogging pastures. Shoot at coyote when driving / traveling old ranch/ county roads.
    But try your hand as youth shooting texas Jack rabbits:D.
     
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  13. Redlick83

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  14. GunnyGene

    GunnyGene Distinguished Poster

    Once you find that get on your mower and chase it around. Double the fun. :D
     
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  15. GunnyGene

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    Never know what might show up whilst mowing. ;)
     
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  16. onlymaroonmatters

    onlymaroonmatters Eat Sleep Jeep & Guns MSGO Supporter

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  17. CajunBP

    CajunBP Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Pull a John Wayne, put one of the handles in your teeth and go to work!
     
  18. DEADEYE 1

    DEADEYE 1 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Anytime that I go in the woods on my Honda 300 or in my Polaris Ranger, I have a loaded revolver. When I am on my Kubota or Massey 135, I have a loaded revolver. My Boy Scout motto Be Prepared. Because the one time that I don,t carry, I will run up on a Rattlesnake, copperhead or coyote. I figure that if the riffraff that occasionally travels down my road, always sees me , Packing Heat, then they know what to expect if I ever catch them tresspassing or hunting on the land that I protect from human buzzards. That being said I have not caught anyone back there in about 20 years. I was nice that time and politely showed him how to get back on my neighbors property.
     
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  19. Jarhead5811

    Jarhead5811 Rational Anarchist MSGO Supporter

    Yeah, at first I couldn’t figure out why they bothered with including a cup holder. Then, I figured out that you can set one side at about halfway, or a little over, and steer with the other one. Of course, I’m cutting a huge yard and can only do this in the areas without trees.
     
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  20. onlymaroonmatters

    onlymaroonmatters Eat Sleep Jeep & Guns MSGO Supporter

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    Ha same here. I can use one hand for just a little while but always seems to start veering off after few feet. Only thing I miss using my dad's Deer tractor for, foot pedal and could turn loose of wheel to hold cans with.
     
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