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Tack driver

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by RWBlue, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    We have all heard that this gun or that gun is a tack driver.

    Here is my question, has anyone actually driven a tack with a gun?
    Got any pictures?

    :wavey:
     
  2. RedHaze

    RedHaze Handgunner

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    I've driven pennies... not tacks though.
     

  3. byf43

    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    Not tacks.


    For kicks and grins, one time, I put a .30-'06 case into a target, at 15 yards, and shot it with my S&W mdl 41 (open sights).

    All you could see is the casehead.

    One shot. Hit it!
    A buddy of mine (that's a sheriff's deputy) dropped his coffee and said, "Holy _ _ _ _! Did you see that?"

    "Duh. I think I did.":rofl:
     
  4. DEADLYACCURATE

    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    mythbusters did a show on it the tack was flattened
     
  5. Eyescream

    Eyescream hates you

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    Firing one-handed from a kneeing position with my 1911, I chased an empty ammo box away from my girlfriend (we've since married) while she was trying to hit it with her Glock. Got in trouble for that one. :whistling:
     
  6. TrooperBrian

    TrooperBrian

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    I once hit a flying clay with a G19 after four buddies with shotguns missed. Does that count? :)
     
  7. Two Guns

    Two Guns VIP MEMBER

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    I use to have a Browning Gold Medalist and I could drive tacs and nails all day long.
     
  8. RCP

    RCP

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    Yes, using a scoped Marlin Model 60 (.22lr) on a 20yd pistol range I can drive the tacks holding the paper target up straight through the backing. :supergrin:
     
  9. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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    Yes.
    I have a Remington 788 in .222 that I bought new years ago for about $87. The 788 was a cheapo gun that Remington brought for people that wouldn't buy the more expensive rifles.
    It has a plain stock and I think came in .222 and 44 Mag.

    It turned out that the gun was a "tack driver". I actually used colored thumb tacks for the 100 yard targets. Without fail the gun would hit the thumb tack within, at the most 3 shots, and most of the time with the first shot.

    For a long time I kept it in my gun shop and when I finished reloading at night I'd lean out the door and head shoot Jack Rabbits in the field about 150 yards away.

    I've still got the rifle and was looking at it just this morning, thinking I have to shoot it.

    Remington stopped making the 788. I believe because the gun quickly got such a good reputation that it cut into the sales of their expensive guns.
     
  10. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I tried to drive a tack with a gun, but the Glock's slide got a big *** scratch that went right through its vaunted tennifer finish...
     
  11. Kozel

    Kozel

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    I did actually did drive a tack with old Belgian Browning BAR once. I have been kicking myself for years for selling it.

    I do have a gun that will drive a tack. It will make one-hole three round group but I paid a lot of money for it.
     
  12. UniversalBrow06

    UniversalBrow06

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    Back when I was in high school, I participated in 3-position air rifle competition. Our team really got to be good, so my parents bought me a 8000 Junior series Anschutz (I still have it somewhere). Without a doubt, that thing could drive a tack. from prone, I could essentially fire a five round group into one .177 hole. It was also pretty freak'n awesome at downing starlings from Mom's songbird feeder in the back yard.
     
  13. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    Does a Two of Diamonds, the hard way, count? :supergrin:


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  14. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I once shot the tack off a gnat it 50 paces.









    It was some type of flying insect anyway.
    It was splattered all over my target.
     
  15. carbofan21

    carbofan21

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    tenifer isn't a finish
     
  16. mitchshrader

    mitchshrader Deceased

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    does shooting at the primers of 12 gauge shells with an airgun count? they're about the size of a tack..

    i mean, if you happened to be out of tacks.

    hypothetically, like.
     
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  17. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

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    Neat gun. Got any pics?

    deadite
     
  18. Batesmotel

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    Yes. We have done it to upholstery tacks with a Remington 541T. If you hit them dead on they go straight in in front of the bullet. If you are off at all they flatten out off to one side of the bullet hole.

    Lighting stick matches or cutting cards is more fun though.
     
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    This is true!!! It was cutting big time into the sales of the Model 700's. I've got a left-handed 788 in 308 Winchester. Great gun. Shot several caribou in Alaska with it.
     
  20. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Unless it occurs naturally within the metal itself, then it is a finish.