Sunday, March 30, 2008
Colorful target practice...
Not really odd, not around here anyway, but I loved the colors... and the shot patterns... I'd be willing to bet that old truck could tell a tale or two... Looks rather sad now, though, don't you think?
Odd Shots Monday originates at Katney's Kaboodle...
Because some people seem to not understand shotguns, I thought I'd give a brief explination:
Shotguns are used for small game hunting. The shells that are used instead of bullets look like this:
Inside the red part is shot, which looks like this:
When the trigger is pulled, the firing pin hits the primer, here in the middle of the cap, it sets off a spark inside the shell which ignites the gunpowder, causing a small explosion which sends the shot out the barrel of the gun, and towards the target.
In the picture, the shotgun was far enough away that all it did was peel the paint and dent the truck a bit, but it wasn't too far away, because the shot pattern is fairly tight... the farther away the gun is, the larger the shot pattern. The tighter shot pattern is toward the front of the truck, which faces northwest, and the road runs east and west, so I'd imagine that the shooter was headed east, because as they went along the shot pattern got wider...and because of the similar stages of rust, I'd say they were all done at about the same time, fairly recently.(just a guess...)