Anyone ever fired their gun at a bug (yes, a bug)?

Anyone ever fired their gun at a bug (yes, a bug)?

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    Anyone ever fired their gun at a bug (yes, a bug)?

    It's a silly question, and I'm sure I won't hear many (if any at all) yes's except for maybe in a hunting scenario (even that seems unlikely), but in my current state of insomnia and boredom (unemployed) I'm feeling especially curious.

    I have once. There was this fly buzzing around my apartment a few years back annoying the living daylights out of me while I was trying to sleep in the early morning. I tried to ignore it, but after it landed on my nose, I lost my temper and got out the ol' fly swatter. I chased that son of a gun around the place for about 15 minutes but he was too quick for me. So I grabbed this little battery powered airsoft gun a friend had given me as a joke, put on my glasses so I could actually see, and started firing wildly at it. Even after settling down and taking aim, that little jerk was too quick even for my 100 fps airsoft gun!

    Feel free to flame, as this is a ridiculous topic, but surely some of you guys have been so annoyed by an insect that you've fantasized shooting at it with hollowpoints
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    Back in my dumber days, shot a dragonfly on the ground with a 12 guage.

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    Actually I was Dove hunting one year when a bee kept messing with me,he happened to hover about 5 feet in front of me and caught a load of 7 1/2 shot at almost point blank range.
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    Completely forgot this story. One of my less intelligent buddies who lives out in the country once decided the best way to rid his tree of a wasp's nest was to blow it out with his 12 gauge. Needless to say, the nest was gone but not all of the wasps residing in it. He got stung up pretty bad.
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    I almost forgot about this. We were out in a swamp during the summer once and noted numerous large hornet nests high up in the cypress trees. We were in an aluminum boat with a 9.5 Merc, we'd go whizzing by pretty close to the tree, then shoot the nest with 12 gauge birdshot, then speed away.

    The hornets would come off of that nest MAD, and attempted to catch the boat. They always followed us for a distance, then gave up. If that outboard would have sputtered at the wrong time...............
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    When I was a kid, ants were constant targets of my Daisy air gun and me. Keeping the "Red Horde" at bay, so to speak. Many beetles and grasshoppers have also fallen to my .177 death machine.
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    When I was younger, I would hunt wasps with my BB rifle. I'd wait for them to fly and land in the grass (safe backstop) and then I'd shoot them. I'd usually get them about 50% of the time. The BB gun would essentially cut them in half. I've also used airsoft but it is far less accurate. An airsoft gun will take down a wasp nest, though. The nest doesn't move so you can take as many shots as you need.
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    I may have dispatched a bug or two on a slow day of Dove hunting when I was younger. Like Dadnugun, my .177 was a holy terror for bugs around my house when I was a kid. For a while I had a scope on it, it was scary acurate then, but I shot it so much, it broke and had to go back to iron sights. Crossman pumpmaster 760, the Red Ryder of my day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tactilame View Post
    Completely forgot this story. One of my less intelligent buddies who lives out in the country once decided the best way to rid his tree of a wasp's nest was to blow it out with his 12 gauge. Needless to say, the nest was gone but not all of the wasps residing in it. He got stung up pretty bad.
    I remember my grandfather doing the same thing with a 20ga, did not know grandpa could run so fast.
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    I fired a .44 Magnum at an ant that was crawling across my kitchen counter top one day but, I panicked, missed, and absolutely annihilated the toaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    I fired a .44 Magnum at an ant that was crawling across my kitchen counter top one day but, I panicked, missed, and absolutely annihilated the toaster.
    seriously?...you fired a .44 indoors...at an ant?

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    I personally believe that spiders are perfectly appropriate targets for .357 hollow points.
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    When I was a kid, I had a crossman 2100 .177 pellet rifle. This thing would shoot 800fps. I put a scope for a .22 on it, and really worked at sighting it in. One day I was up in my tree house and saw a dragon fly land on the ground. I took aim and fired. It didn't move. I found it in the scope again, still sitting there. Usually anything will run off from a near miss. Confused by this, I climbed down out of the tree house and found it on the ground. As it turns out, I had cleanly severed its head from its body.

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    Since 22s, 25s and 380s are called mouse guns do we now call 177/22 air guns bug guns?
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    Do gas charged .22s count? I got some for the neighborhood squirrels...
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