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Old March 15, 2013, 05:07 PM   #8426
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Name is Jack, 45 years ago I was a member of the USMC.
don't get to the range as often as I'd like, don't own an evil black rifle but sure think others should be able to.

Live in he highly regulated state of Illinois.
(Shoot in Indiana)
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Old March 16, 2013, 11:52 AM   #8427
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Brand new to rifles

Hey!

I'm a disabled Army veteran with 8yrs of service and deployments to Kosovo/Macedonia and Iraq x2. Served with the 101st AASLT as BN S2 NCOIC, UAV Pilot, Detainee facility mgr and MiTT team S2 Element. Spent all my 25 months in Baghdad (2007-8) and Mahmudiyah (2005-6).

Since then I've been working in non-profit veterans organizations like The Mission Continues (www.missioncontinues.org) and Joining Forces (www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces).

I am now a full time student at Washington University in St. Louis.

I was invited to my first Hunt this year, and possibly several trips for Elk, Moose, Deer, Doll Sheep and Grizzly later this year. So, as a first step, I bought the Savage Hog Hunter in .338 cal to take to Texas and get some legs under me. Little did I know how fascinating and complex this sport is!

Before long, all the guys at Cabella's knew me by my first name.

After shooting the rifle at the range, I started digging online and found a whole bunch of stuff I never knew existed about shooting. SO, I'm here to learn and to support in any way I can. I've been posting a few pics of my build here: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=704128

So, a few questions for the experts: where is a good place to start looking to understand the dynamics of shooting my rifle? What are some good sources of information regarding how to get the maximum performance out of this ugly little boom-stick. What some good habits to get in to - beyond basic maintenance?
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Old March 17, 2013, 02:06 PM   #8428
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Hello to all,

I' am 21 years old and a female soldier, serving in the Federal Armed Forces in Germany.

Unfortunatley Germany has very strict gun laws, so the only ones I shoot are the P8 9x19 , HK G36 5,56x45 and the MG3 7,62 for military training.
My "inexistent collection of guns" is reduced to several bajonetts and other items of the WW2 and soviet era.
So, I really envy you folks for beeing allowed to bear arms. ;-)

I found this forum while looking for a place where it is possible to read and learn more about gun related subjects.

I have been interested in guns for a long time, starting with a huge fascination for weapons of the WW2, especially for the German and Russian ones like the K98k and Moisin Nagant. Futhermore I love all the Ak series, first of all the Ak 74 u. Besides of Russian guns, I have a huge interest for modern assault rifles, PDWs etc.

I apologize for my English and hope that it won't bother the members of the forum too much.


Greetings,
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Old March 17, 2013, 05:30 PM   #8429
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Hi Betty, welcome to THR, glad you are a member now, I love WW2 weapons as well, the MG-42 and MG-34, and my Holy Grail rifle as far as German rifles is the G-43, I have always wanted one but they are so expensive here in the states $2000 is average price for one I collect alot of WW1 and WW2 guns and modern military style rifles. If you ever come to visit the states I am sure us fellow THR members would take you out for a day of shooting out on the range
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Old March 18, 2013, 03:06 PM   #8430
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New Guy!

I am a hobby shooter, love to run drills, and aspire to have a wonderful collection someday. As a recreational shooter I strive to also be prepared for defensive encounters...God forbid.

I have found this forum extremely helpful.
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Old March 18, 2013, 06:15 PM   #8431
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Dear selector67,

Thank you very much for your kind words, I really appreciate this forum.
Yes, a day on the shooting range would be wonderful! ;-)
I always wanted to visit the States, but work is keeping me quite busy, at the moment.

Unfortunately the G-43 is quite rare. Like the Mauser 13mm, only saw it once in reality, in Alsace, France. I worked there some time as a volunteer for restaurating a fort of the Maginot Line, was a great time. In this place, you can still find a lot of weapons/accessoires of the WW2. Unfortunatelly, all demilitarized of course ...


Greetings,
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Old March 18, 2013, 07:20 PM   #8432
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Welcome to you all.You'll find many good people on here and lots of information! Also a bunch of good firearms pictures and even a place to buy, sell,and trade too
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Old March 18, 2013, 07:43 PM   #8433
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No problem Betty And it is great to have you here. You were working in one of the forts on the maginot line, were you a waitress at the restaurant? If I ever visit France that is one of the places I would love to visit, alot of history there Take care Betty!
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Old March 18, 2013, 07:44 PM   #8434
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Welcome fellow gun collector
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Old March 18, 2013, 08:51 PM   #8435
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Sorry, mistake from my part - renovate not restaurate -, late at night here in Germany, I should go to bed instead of reading in the forum :-)

No no, i helped the guys from the fort of Schoenenbourg to renovate some parts of the fort. There is a lot of humidity 30m belowground, so a lot of work to do. The old bunkers of the Maginot Line are constantly threaten by decay. Unfortunately, there are less and less people interested in this part of history and willing to invest time in such volunteer activity.

4 hours of sleep, uff -

Greetings,
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Old March 18, 2013, 10:29 PM   #8436
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Sorry, mistake from my part - renovate not restaurate -, late at night here in Germany, I should go to bed instead of reading in the forum :-)

No no, i helped the guys from the fort of Schoenenbourg to renovate some parts of the fort. There is a lot of humidity 30m belowground, so a lot of work to do. The old bunkers of the Maginot Line are constantly threaten by decay. Unfortunately, there are less and less people interested in this part of history and willing to invest time in such volunteer activity.

4 hours of sleep, uff -

Greetings,
Betty
Renovating the Maginot Line sounds fun! I'd love to go down there just to see it, let alone be crawling around inside it or working to keep it up. I'm kinda jealous! I'm also kinda jealous of you getting to play with MG3s...shooting an MG-42 or MG-3 is on my bucket list!
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Old March 19, 2013, 07:54 AM   #8437
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Sounds like something I would love to do Get you some sleep Betty
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Old March 19, 2013, 10:40 AM   #8438
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The homepage of the artillery fort of my association:

http://lignemaginot.com/

A lot information about the whole Maginot Line, the fortifications in Suisse, Chzechoslowakia, about the Vallo Alpino, Oder-Warthe-Bogen and the Westwall.
And about several fortications from the WWI in Alsace and Lorraine.

Unfortunately, the part translated in English is quite small. When I entered the association, I started to translate many articles into German, because there were almost only French ones. Too bad, because the site is a true encyclopedia concerning fortifications.

I spent a lot of time in France visiting the whole Northern part of the Maginot Line, the majority was closed and sealed by the French Military during or shortly after Cold War. But we have very detailled cartes, construction plans and if you have some connections, it's easy to experience even today this unique system of fortification. Plus, there are other associations making an effort to renovate forts or smaller bunkers of the line.

So, if you visit France or Germany near the border, one day, don't hesitate to ask me for giving some advice what to visit.


Playing with the MG3: one belt is damn quickly gone and during military shooting training the ammuntion is very restricted. You receive enough to fullfill a certain shooting exercise, but that's not really what you need to have fun or gain experience with this wonderful weapon.
Bitter, because I love the MG 42 and there aren't many changes between it and the MG3. Even my license plate contains MG 42. Yeah, I' am a little bit crazy.... ;-)


Greetings from Germany,
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Old March 19, 2013, 03:34 PM   #8439
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HI all. I am a new member, just started shooting a year ago. I am a fan of pistols and rifles. I will be asking lots of newbie ? about rifles and reloading. Looking forward to getting feedback from you all. Greetings from Southern NJ
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Old March 19, 2013, 08:25 PM   #8440
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HaHa, you are not crazy to have MG-42 on your license plate Betty, it just shows you are a firearms appreciator And a nice informative website on the Maginot line, you are lucky, I would volunteer my time as well if I lived close by to the place. How do you like the G-36?
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Old March 19, 2013, 09:22 PM   #8441
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Howdy All, I am an Anthropology student at the University of North Texas. I am currently studying virtually mediated community. I am also an avid shooter and enjoy getting out to the range whenever possible. I am mostly into handguns right now, mostly because I can't get a hold of ammo for the CETME at prices I can afford. The P7 and the Baby Eagle keep me pretty entertained though. I am currently in the process of doing an ethnographic research project with this website as my field site. If that peaks anyones interest please hop on over to the general forum I will soon have a thread dedicated to it there.

Happy Shooting
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Old March 20, 2013, 11:15 AM   #8442
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Hi I'm new here.

I just discovered THR while searching for information on the web. I was looking for information concerning moving (with my guns) from the CA to TX. This looks like a great place to meet and converse with like-minded folks and learn a whole lot too. Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself here. I'm looking forward to talking with everyone.
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Old March 20, 2013, 01:39 PM   #8443
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I joined a couple of weeks ago, found the site by accident. I've been hunting since I could keep up with my grandpa and dad. I bought my first shotgun (mossberg .410 bolt action) when I was twelve. Now many purchases/trades later, I'm still not finished. I've been reloading since the early eighties when I got involved in high-power. I still compete, but older eyes have made me less competitive (at least thats my story). I'm enjoying all the info and opinions.
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Old March 20, 2013, 04:12 PM   #8444
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It was really a lot of fun to volunteer there. Unfortunately, now, I' am living in the north of Germany, moved to Hamburg. I' am from Bavaria, so that was quite close to the border, today it's difficult to go working at the Maginot Line, too far away.

I like shooting with the G36 equipped with a reddot sight and a 3,5 power reticle, it's a quite accurate and light gun due to glass fibre. But the 5,56 mm NATO caliber isn't that convincing (they want to change it in the future - perhaps - bureaucracy is working slowly...). I only shoot the standard Version of the Bundeswehr. Special forces use massively modified versions, mostly of the shorter C-Version (Commando).
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Old March 21, 2013, 12:19 AM   #8445
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Hey guys,
Darrin from the Panhandle of Florida, aka L.A. (Lower Alabama). Around Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, etc. Nice place to be.

Former NRA child marksman, .22 LR target stuff. Quit doing that at about 12 years old, sold the long-neglected rifle at about 23 years old, and never touched another gun until I got the bug for a handgun last summer. Bought an FNH FNX-9 two-tone. Love it!


I'm an Air Traffic Controller at the most complex ATC facility in the world, Eglin Radar Control Facility. I did 20+ years USAF then retired into a civilian position here; I got very lucky.
--Thought I had job security working for the government, until Sequester. Looking at some really idiotic cutbacks around there...amazing how dumb the leadership is. I'm not against smaller government, but the way they are doing this is crazy. And losing ~25% of my paycheck really sucks too!

Looking forward to reading some threads around here!
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Old March 21, 2013, 01:20 PM   #8446
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Hello All,
New to the forum and got reacquainted with shooting and guns in the last couple of years after concentrating on other things for the past few years. I've been lurking on some of these sites for the past few months and decided to join THR. I like the amount of information on all areas of firearms available from knowledgable sources.

I'm mostly interested in HD and shooting for fun, targets, etc. I have a Rem 870P Mag 12 ga. all stock no bells or whistles, Rossi 357/38 lever action, .38 snub cheapie and a Ruger SR45 on order. Been gathering ammo for the last year or so and have somewhat of a supply for all. Whenever I pass a Wallyworld I stop in and buy the rounds I need if they are in stock.

Thanks to all who share their knowledge with us unfortunates who know less about weapons and what is appropriate for various uses; HD, carry, messing around with targets and etc.
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Old March 21, 2013, 02:08 PM   #8447
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Old March 21, 2013, 02:24 PM   #8448
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Hey Folks New to the forum, looks like a great site, lots of help, just in the process of building a couple rifles and lookn for some help on them they are both 6.5x55 in husqvarna Vabenfabriks, DSCF8011.jpg

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not sure of the actions,, they are mauser,, i was thinkn m38 but could be wrong though, they shoot fantastic,, so will be bedding them both and tweeking them,, they both have BOLD trigger groups,, let me know what you think they are
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Old March 22, 2013, 04:32 AM   #8449
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You're better off asking in the Firearms research subforum or rifle subforum.
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Old March 22, 2013, 07:02 AM   #8450
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Hi, guys! My name's Carl. originally come from Germany but over the past 4 years I`ve been living in the USA,the best country in the world.. I have the best job.. I'm a private investigator and I deal with criminal investigations, people searches, unfaithful wife/husband investigations.. full of adventures!!A friend gave me a few websites and forums where I can get a real advice.. I have a whole bunch of different suveilance scopes, binoculars, range finders, night vision. I got lots of things to tell about and I`m sure you guys have a lot to share too... I like shooting targets now and then but I never used weapon on people and I hope I never will.
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