I am particularly proud of my marksmanship skills and 2011 was a year in which those skills were displayed, gloriously. Not counting hunting shots, this is what I am most proud of. I took my .308 bolt rifle out earlier this year and went shooting at a ranch near Shasta.
Keeping this post short, the story is that I set up some targets from 300-400 yards away with a few of them hung on a barbed wire fence. My shooting buddy bet me that I couldn't hit the barbed wire and after a few ranging shots I did it. Then he upped the bet and said my first hit was pure luck and there was no way I could do it again.
So without further delay, pictures of that event.
First pic is my rifle set up with the targets so far away you can't even see them (it was over 3 football fields away).
Second pic is of the target on the barbed wire, before the shot.
Last pic is of the barbed wire, cleanly cut by my bullet.
Maybe I easily impress myself, but being able to put a bullet that is 1/3 of an inch in diameter through a piece of barbed wire from over 300 yards away gives me warm and fuzzy feelings.