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Old October 20, 2008, 10:58 PM   #2826
Join Date: September 16, 2008
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Hey Everyone.

Iíve finished my lurking and joined the THR community. Firstly, I should note how impressed I have been with this forum. Very few single-interest internet communities are so welcoming of Ďnoobsí and willing to share what they know.

I come to you as a born-again gun-nut. Double-majored in History/Social Studies at a liberal arts university, and it took me a little while to shake the collectivist streak, but thankfully I have. Those of you that have a liberal friend you'd like to cure: Send them to Europe for a year. I spent a year there, mostly in the UK, and it turned out that the end result of big-government liberalism isn't quite what it is cracked up to be.

Trust me, Americans, our guns are not merely hunting accessories, war relics, or range toys. They are an expression of freedom. Be active, be vigilant. Don't 'go along to get along', don't disregard encroachments that don't affect you personally. (Clay shooters, recognize divide-and-conquer tactics and defend the mall ninjas!) Ask an old Brit how quickly those little encroachments can add up...

Anyhow, end rant... glad I finally (after several months) got the guts to stick my toe in! I'm kinda-sorta new to guns, but learning fast thanks to folks like you!
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Old October 21, 2008, 03:03 PM   #2827
Join Date: October 21, 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 155
Hello All,

I'm Alex, from Maryland. I'm from the Baltimore area but go to school in Western MD (Frostburg). I try and go to the range once or twice a month with friends and family. I have a Mossberg 550 rifle barrelled pump w/ scope, CZ 9 mm, S&W .38 special, M1 Garand, 2x Sako .308 (bolt+lever action), Springfield 30.06, and some rifle my dad brought back from Vietnam *lol*.

Looking into buying an AR of some sort in the near future, possibly something historic as well, such as a Gewehr 43.
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Old October 21, 2008, 04:05 PM   #2828
Join Date: October 7, 2008
Location: Central Arkansas
Posts: 310
Newbie from Arkansas

Howdy y'all. Been reading posts here for a while. Nice forum
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Old October 22, 2008, 01:45 PM   #2829
Join Date: October 22, 2008
Location: Alabama
Posts: 14

New member from Alabama, Aka: Sportsmen's Heaven.

I have various deer guns, shotguns, 22s, and my newest: HK P30.

Good shooting!

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Old October 22, 2008, 08:55 PM   #2830
Join Date: October 31, 2006
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Hello, my name is Jeff and I'm a Mosin addict.
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Old October 22, 2008, 09:13 PM   #2831
Join Date: October 2, 2008
Posts: 34
Hello everyone, names James and I am addicted to guns. I take every chance I can get to clean, load, fire, clean, admire and acquire new guns.. I have everything from .22 to 12 ga. but always looking to adopt more. Have a great day! J
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Old October 22, 2008, 10:23 PM   #2832
Join Date: October 22, 2008
Posts: 56
I am new here and have quick question.

I have a Kimber Eclipse Pro II, I put in an 18lb. spring and a new firing pin spring. Shot approx. 100 rounds. When I went to strip the gun for cleaning the the plug set on the guide rod was stuck in the action. I had to bang it out. Now the lip on the plug does not want to enter the hole on the action so I can put it back together. The lip does show some damage but I don't see why the lip would catch?????

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Old October 23, 2008, 12:40 AM   #2833
Join Date: October 23, 2008
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Steyr AUG or .50 cal?

Hello! I'm in Texas and am looking to invest in some guns. I have purchased the regulars, but am looking for a big purchase on either a Barrett .50 cal semi or a Steyr AUG full auto. Money for only one! Will have to pay off the Steyr in 3 months. I know they are two totally different guns, but anybody got any suggestions on which would be the best to buy for fun and investment or worse case scenario?
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Old October 23, 2008, 07:08 PM   #2834
Join Date: October 20, 2008
Location: Frostburg, MD
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I'm new on here, I've been reading a lot of threads already buit just got around to registering and posting.

I recently picked up my first rifle I know a lot of people hate them but it's a remington 710. In 300 wyn mag.

I got it real cheap though and for a first firearm I like it.

I'm a full time college student at Frostburg State in western MD.
and a Maryland State Police applicant.
Proud to be an American!
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Old October 24, 2008, 01:42 PM   #2835
Old Gun Guy
Join Date: October 23, 2008
Location: N. Utah
Posts: 1
Talking Hello!

I am a new member to this forum, and I look forward to learning from you fellows. I live in N. Utah, and am a retired USN BMCM. I enjoy buying old guns, fixing them up, learning as much as I can about them, test firing them, and then either put it away in my safe or sell them to finance my next project.
I have fun doing this, and it keeps me "out of the bars and off the street" as my wife of 40 years would say!
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God Bless This Great Country!
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Old October 24, 2008, 02:46 PM   #2836
Join Date: October 24, 2008
Location: Southern Oregon
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I have been thinking about get a Remington 1858, and just happened to find this really cool site by chance.

I am out in the woods a lot and love to carry.
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Old October 24, 2008, 03:10 PM   #2837
Join Date: October 7, 2008
Location: Buckner, KY
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I saw the 336 club when researching my first hunting rifle and since then have posted a few times. Just now saw the New Member thing. Figured I should do it. Love just about everything about the outdoors. So I guess if you can Hunt, Fish, Hike, Camp, Cook, and Fornicate then I love all those things as well. This is a great site and learning a whole lot. Keep up the good work!!!
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Old October 24, 2008, 04:15 PM   #2838
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Location: Moray, Scotland
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Good day to all. I found this forum while searching for info on replacement stocks for a Mossie 500 .410 moderated I'm about to buy. Saw some interesting posts and decided to join.
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Old October 24, 2008, 04:22 PM   #2839
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Location: Preston, Minnesota
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Hello everyone, I'm Sam. I've been hunting and shooting my whole life. I enjoy gunsmithing, reloading, and shooting pretty much anything you can stuff a bullet into. In the process of procuring my FFL so I can start up a small business.
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Old October 24, 2008, 09:04 PM   #2840
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Hello - New Member

Hello all. New to the forum. Been lurking for a while.
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Old October 24, 2008, 09:13 PM   #2841
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Hi lurker.Welcome to THR.
Come out into the sunlight.
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Old October 24, 2008, 09:13 PM   #2842
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Hello,yourself. I've been a member for years, and I STILL lurk !!
"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant:It's that they know so much that isn't true". Ronald Reagan
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Old October 25, 2008, 01:42 PM   #2843
Join Date: October 21, 2008
Location: Purcellville va.
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My name is Dennis. I am a new member and have been hunting nearly all my life like most of you I suspect.I live in loudon county VA. great hunting here.
I have just pick up a couple of new shotguns to add to my collection. I am a coutry Boy That likes to hunt. Most of the hunting when i was younger was out of nessecity. Now i hunt for the sport and some tenderlion or turkey now an then. When i was a kidd my step father would send us out with a couple of shells and if we did,nt come back with some food or shell well lets just say you had better have came home with something. We would run trout lines accross the river leave em for a couple of days and come back and drag in our reward sometimes good sometimes bad. The funnest thing we did was he would ride arround the fields in his old catty in the dark allong the fence lines of the fields we would sit up in the window on the passenger side and pick off rabbits as he spotted for us. Now i know thats Illegal but that is how we got a meal in a pinch besides it was abbout 40 YR. ago. At any rate i look forward to having time to chat with you people on line thanks for your time. Dennis
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Old October 25, 2008, 10:08 PM   #2844
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I've been watching this forum for a while and decide to join. I hope to learn and share.

I'm from the Hoosier state and I like military surplus and blackpowder firearms.

I'm really impressed with the site and hope I can find my place.
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Old October 25, 2008, 11:06 PM   #2845
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Location: Colorado
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Hey IJ... welcome. If you use a little imagination I'm sure you can guess what the L in CoLJ stands for. Seems there are a few of us out there. Also from IN, but no longer. From what part of the great state of Indiana do you hail?
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Old October 26, 2008, 08:51 PM   #2846
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hey welcome to THR lots of good talk, info and stories here. enjoy and share with us what you can
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Old October 28, 2008, 06:48 PM   #2847
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Smith, Eastern Kentucky, close to WV., Retire from a university, Retired from the201 En Bn Army Combat engineers, SFC, shoots for fun, alittle deer hunting with my 1986 Rem.700 in .308win. Reload several rifle cartridges. Was a markmanship Coordinator for the Ky. National Guard.
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Old October 28, 2008, 07:00 PM   #2848
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Jeff, I just bought a Mosin Nagant, the long model. bought some surplus and commercial ammo for it. Havent shot it jet. maybe after deer season, I just wanted it because it was so long. Some say they are loud and like to kick a little...
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Old October 28, 2008, 07:34 PM   #2849
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Location: Wa State
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Hello, I've been lurking for some time and finally registered. My name is Jason, I live in Washington state & own several guns none of which I'll advertise. I love my guns, I love my country and want to preserve and even get back all of our rights guaranteed by the Constitution.... one day.

Anyway, I shouldn't have joined up so close to the election as this is a particularly heated race this year, so I'll steer clear of the political areas of the forum for a while.

BTW, it's a nice forum that you have here!
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Old October 28, 2008, 08:02 PM   #2850
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Hello, I have been looking around THR for some time, and just decided recently to register. As far as shooting goes, I do four position small-bore indoor shooting every week, along with some shooting with different firearms on the side. In my off time I work on designs for different types of firearms, which is something I am very interested in. Other than that, I am sure you will find out more as you read my posts.
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