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Old 05-16-2015, 09:59 PM   #1
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Shootout at Perkiomen creek

In 1953 in the summer we had a shootout with the kids on the north bank of the Perkiomen creek against us on the south side . . It was about 100 yds across and the only crossing was about 5 mile down the creek . The north bank was a different TWP and School Dist so we never got to meet each other except for the BB gun fights which was a all day . A tube of BB for 500 was like $.05 . There was one kid had a pump Daisy and was a good shot with it . Our Red Rider were not a good match against it . Penna wood had a lot of cover and we shot each other for hours . I guess you could call early paint ball match only with BB's . I got in a lot of trouble with my Red Rider .
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:43 AM   #2
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At 100 yards I bet they didn't have much velocity left. I bet you really had to aim high.
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At 100 yards I bet they didn't have much velocity left. I bet you really had to aim high.
I think a spitball in a straw hit harder . SURE WAS FUN running , hiding and shooting and I bet there wasn't 20 hits a day if I remember out a 1000 rds shot . I'm not positive on the yardage I was a small kid .

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I think a spitball in a straw hit harder . SURE WAS FUN running , hiding and shooting and I bet there wasn't 20 hits a day if I remember out a 1000 rds shot . I'm not positive on the yardage I was a small kid .
The thread title made it sound like a famous western shootout.
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We always had a 3 pump, and no head shot rule. Usually only 20-30 yard range.
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Must be a guy thing.
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Must be a guy thing.
Its a ten year old thing. I can remember having sling-shot fights.
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You and my brothers. No way would I do something that mean.
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You and my brothers. No way would I do something that mean.
We were always far enough apart that you could see the marbles coming and duck. I remember the teacher catches us and taking our sling shots away. But we got them back at the end of the school year.
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You and my brothers. No way would I do something that mean.
That is why boy should not play with dolls . We use them as targets
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Not with my dolls, you won't.
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Not with my dolls, you won't.
I had a 1000 die cast metal army men , cars and tanks , and after I shot them up YOUR DOLLS would be next .
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My dolls would shoot back.
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When Gunrunner played with dolls. The early years.

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She was my favorite
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When Gunrunner played with dolls. The early years.

Tgr headin for breakfast! A chowhound from the beginning!
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I had a 1000 die cast metal army men , cars and tanks , and after I shot them up YOUR DOLLS would be next .
I had the G.I. Joe collection, complete with foot locker & they all got shot/blown up with firecrackers. I took it a step further though, I would take 10 firecrackers apart, build 1 big one with a long fuse & those poor Joe's suffered. I had many fine years with them & I guess I had outgrown them.

That was my early intro into EOD & later on completed my training in the Navy, taught my Seals & was put on my Submarines EOD team, knowing in times of a Repel Borders attack, I was tasked with blowing up the submarine & saving the nukes from enemy hands.

That C4 is some nasty stuff
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