Well, I have some dead scopes in the shop, and got finished with my chores, and decided to try to shoot the middle out of one. It's very difficult to get the scope set up for the shot. Debi helped me duck tape the scope to the top of the hundred yard backstop, with me trying to focus it on the shooting table. We finally got it in place, and I went to trying to pick it up in my scope on the AR. I finally figured out that with failing light in the woods it was going to be a guess and by golly shot. It took me thirteen attempts, and I finally saw the cloud of glass fragments POOF up into the air. We didn't get the target scope set just right, and my shot was just a bit high and left, but I did it in thirteen! Here's the pics of the scope.
The objective lens on the scope was a 32mm, and it was next to impossible to see in the dark of the woods. And the angle was off, but we did our best on short notice, called a whim! I think the round would have gone all the way, if the angle was right, because the eyepiece had shrapnel marks on it. The prisms are gone, and there's pieces of scope rattling around in the body. I think it was a pretty decent attempt to put one through the middle.
That's AWESOME! I could never do something like that.
Kind of topic, but it's fun to shoot different things every once and a while. I work fast food and am able to bring home 5 gallon grease jugs home. I fill them with water and they become reactive shooting targets. Nothing like seeing a jug explode and dance with water everywhere.
Nice! I think Mythbusters tried this one too and came up with similar results.
Yes, they did. Adam used a Garand to shoot a modern scope to see if the "Hahtcock shot" was a myth or a tall story. The Garand could not put standard US GI ball ammo all the way through the scope, and the Mythbusters declared that the "Hathcock shot" was a myth and busted.
They promptly found themselve the targets of a protest of mammoth proportions from their viewers, because A) Hathcock was a hero; B) not given to lying; C) the kill was documented by Hathcock and his spotter; and D) the Mythbusters had not used a Mosin scope, but a modern scope that was much more complex and had more internal lenses than either the PU or PE scopes used on Mosin Nagant sniper rifles. From what was said on the show, the fans weren't at all polite about their challenging the results. The Mythbusters were called liars, fools and worse.
So they revisited this myth, this time using a Mosin Nagant with a scope mounted on it as the target. The second time around, the bullet went all the way through the scope and struck the ballistic gelatin dummy just below the right eye. The myth was declared confirmed.
The Marines also did the shot, and it was never considered a myth. They also used a variable scope, and when the shot was made they explained the whole deal about the more complex scope. I think my round would have gone all the way through this older scope if the angle had been right. It blew the prisms out and left shrapnel marks on the inside of the eyepiece. My biggest problem was natural light, there wasn't much of it. I knew where the scope was, and just kept putting the crosshairs where I knew it to be. I darn near shot the duck tape off on one side before I saw the glass cloud. That's the best part of the shot, it let's you know when you hit it!