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Old February 23, 2010, 12:41 AM   #4826
Ride Da Fire
Join Date: February 23, 2010
Location: OkayCee 405
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Smile New member just want to say Hello

Hello, I'm 28 going 29 soon, I'm married no kid yet. I am a civilian work for the USAF as an Aircraft Mechanic, it's not a super super cool job but I love it. Serving my country is one of the best thing in my life. I've heard about site from other gun board. After read several posts here I decided to join and hope to learn some shooting techniques from you guys. I shoot AR and pistols on most of my free time and recently I starting to learn how to shoot long range. I have a savage 10FP LE2 with SS16x42 scope mounted on it. That's all I have for now, I sure will come back with a lot of questions to ask and I'm ready to learn.
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Old February 23, 2010, 12:59 AM   #4827
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Welcome, I work KC-135's... I've also found my SS to be a great value scope, it has served me well on my .50, no issues. See ya around. ~wingnut13
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Old February 23, 2010, 07:13 AM   #4828
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Welcome to THR. +1 on this being an excellent site. I always find something interesting here.
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Old February 23, 2010, 07:16 AM   #4829
Sav .250
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Welcome aboard....... Engine mech- F86-D. Old school.......
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Old February 23, 2010, 07:37 AM   #4830
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Hello. I used to be into shooting in the early '90s, my friends and I used to go to commercial ranges. When they moved away it became a solitary pursuit and I lost interest.

Now I am in a new state and have have joined a local gun club, so it's fun again. I have a couple of revolvers from the old days, an SP 101 .22lr and a Colt King Cobra .357. I want to move into semi-autos. I will soon take a CCW course because this permit makes acquisition much easier.

A lot has changed in the intervening years, particularly the guns are more interesting, more ergonomic. There's also much more information instantly available via the internet and I am soaking it up. That's why I'm here.
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Old February 23, 2010, 08:11 AM   #4831
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Hello! New Guy from Virginia here. I've been lurking on this site for quite a while now and finally decided to join so I can contribute (hopefully) some words of wisdom every now and then. I prefer this site to many others because of the variety of content. Some sites are limited to the brand of guns and topics discussed while this site seems to cover just about everything at some time or another. I'm 63 and began my shooting career at about the age of 3 or 4 when my father and one of his Army buddies would take me with them to the local gravel pit and let me shoot some sort of 22 revolver while they did their thing with larger guns. When I had emptied my revolver shooting at rocks I had to wait till they came over and reloaded it for me to continue. (And they wonder why I have had a life-long interest in shooting.)
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Old February 23, 2010, 04:18 PM   #4832
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Hello from Alaska

New to this forum.

Looks like I recognize a few names, though.
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under." Ronald Reagan
Take care, be safe.
God Bless. Chris - Alaska
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Old February 23, 2010, 04:19 PM   #4833
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Old February 23, 2010, 04:26 PM   #4834
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Thank you, Sir.
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under." Ronald Reagan
Take care, be safe.
God Bless. Chris - Alaska
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Old February 23, 2010, 08:54 PM   #4835
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I am a little lost. I was trying to enter a new post or question. I have not found where it tells me how to do it. Can I please have some guidance in this area ?

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Old February 23, 2010, 09:59 PM   #4836
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new, just signed up, dont know much about yotes yet, but thats why im here. im in wisconsin, my day has a cabin in tipler, wi. i dont have many friends that hunt so i was hoping to meet some of ya here, go on some hunting trips and have some fun
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Old February 23, 2010, 11:04 PM   #4837
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im from texas!
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Old February 24, 2010, 12:25 PM   #4838
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Another New Guy

Hello all,
I was browsing the web and ended up being direct here on a search.
Nice group and worthy place to be as a gun toater

Good to see this kind of place does exist.

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Old February 24, 2010, 02:10 PM   #4839
Join Date: February 4, 2010
Location: In the northern woodland of the green mountain state
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hi i have been reading post on here for years and figured it was about time to freaking register lol, but yeah im from vermont
and i love my guns, shooting,repair, local handgun competition (mostly silhouette and tactical) that i have been shooting since i was 13,

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Old February 24, 2010, 03:36 PM   #4840
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Im Garrett 23 from central NY, mostly collect military weapons. shoot some highpower. Hunt large game, do alot of outdoor activity, ride motorcycle, make handmade knives, custom furniture and w/e else i set my mind to.. soon an E2 stock for my M-14.
I just bought a used L1A1 built on an imbel reciever off gunbroker and the chambering in the barrel is ****ed up, too big and swells the rear of the cases so bad that they wont extract,. so im looking for a new metric barrel for that, would prefer crome lined yet that really doesnt matter, any help with this would be very helpful., really dont wanna put another $200 into a gun thats only worth 600 so a cheap barrel replacement would be great to find, thanks.

30/40krag, A3-03, m1 garand, m1A..
enfield no.1 and no.4, FRENCH MAS MLE 1949 7.62, cv-vz58, L1A1 with barrel problems
and a hand full of civilian arms
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Old February 24, 2010, 06:16 PM   #4841
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Opoche from CT. Missing Maine. I collect military surplus firearms and cap and ball revolvers. I have myself a handful of newer style shooting irons as well. I mostly punch paper now, haven't hunted in years.

M 91/30. M38, K31, No. 5 Mk 1, M48 Bo Mauser, mongrel Turk Mauser, Pietta 1851 Navy, pietta 1858 New Army, Uberti Colt Walker, D.Technik VZ 58, Saiga .308........laundry list is getting long, let's leave it at that
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Old February 24, 2010, 09:03 PM   #4842
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Hello THR! I'm Matt, a long time lurker, who has finally taken the time to join. I will probably still lurk mostly. AcesBandaid was my favorite Army callsign, which tells you a bit more about me.
This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine.
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Old February 24, 2010, 10:26 PM   #4843
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Thumbs up new member crusty81

love long guns and pistols ,22-250,12 gauge,thunderbolt 45 long colt rifles, s&w model 19 357 mag 6 inch,camanche 45 lc /410 shot 10 inch barrel,ruger 22 auto,hi point 45acp jhp(love it love it) i reload for all these calibers ,plus 243. rifle, just ordered dies for my 45 acp it seems to like the win 230 gr jhp factory loads i bought, no problems at all with the hi point very accurate! out shoots all my buddys rugers and glocks. (sorrry)like h 380 ,bullseye,2400 and clays for most of my loads,using a lee reloading press and dies.hope to chat with some 45 acp reloaders soon,
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Old February 25, 2010, 12:17 AM   #4844
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Hello everyone, My name is Doug and I am outside of St. Louis MO. I was getting ready to trade for Norinco 1911 and on a google search I found this site and many posts from 1911Tuner with good info. I registered and sent 1911Tuner a private message asking about what to look for. He was so helpful and made my trade go smooth as silk. Thanks again!
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Old February 25, 2010, 10:02 PM   #4845
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Hello, I'm Jose. I'm from NC and I am actually in the process of getting my pistol permit and applying for cancel and carry. I enjoy shooting just about anything. Every once and a while I get with my buddy and go shoot the guns he has. I like shooting rifles but I seem to be more fond of pistols. Are there any recommendations to what would be a good first pistol? I've kind of had my eye on either a Glock or HK.
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Old February 26, 2010, 10:43 AM   #4846
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hello all i am civil engineer originally from pakistan and i am posting some pictures of my collection in my gun room i am new to this forum. i am hunter and shooter also.
can some one guide me how to post pictures please here.
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Old February 26, 2010, 06:14 PM   #4847
Join Date: February 25, 2010
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I'm Jamie, I just found this site not too long ago while looking for places to shoot in the Washington- Oregon area. Liked what I found and looked at some of the other topics on the main page. I am prior USMC, so yes, I can shoot the 500 yard line with iron sights and a loop sling. ; ) Glade to have finally found such an informative group of people.
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Old February 27, 2010, 01:47 AM   #4848
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Intro from Texas

Hello, all. My name is Mike and I joined because every time I look something up, I get sent here anyway. I figure I'll cut out the middle man. I recently purchased a Maverick 88 that you will see me asking questions about and I may be getting a 1911 tomorrow.

Other than that, I own a couple of pistols and two rifles (30-30 and .270).

I'm not a "gun nut", but I do enjoy shooting and the peace of mind gained by having the proper tools for home protection.

I was an MA in the Navy, I LOVE riding my motorcycles and I'm a Freemason, so other than firearms, I'm willing to chat about those things as well...

I look forward to learning and sharing on what looks like a well-kept little forum...
Arise, follow your leader and fear no danger...
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Old February 27, 2010, 08:24 AM   #4849
Uncle Billy
Join Date: February 26, 2010
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Hello from New York

I also discovered this forum in a search for information and thought I'd join up. I have a small collection of guns made up of military and sporting guns from my family's past and as such are valued heirlooms; guns left to me by family friends and ones I've acquired over the years. I enjoy all the shooting sports, but I'm not a hunter- I have no argument with anyone who hunts, it's just not for me. I reload all that I shoot, and have a big interest in flintlock rifles and muskets, some of which I built from kits- a Jim Chambers kit is next on the agenda. I've restocked a few rifles and just now I'm trying to learn all I can about checkering. I've had a concealed weapons permit in NY state for about 40 years but don't often carry. My views are mostly liberal but I'm a firm supporter of our Second Amendment rights which confuses folks on both sides of those issues; however I recently discovered I'm not alone in this. I worked 35 years on a college campus near here and was a member of the Air Force Active and Reserve for 33 years, but now I'm retired and free to entertain myself. My other hobbies include photography, computer electronics, cars and motorcycles, antique outboard motors, old movies, opera, graphic arts (as a spectator- I have no such talents), history, books, etc. I also enjoy participating in forums, so I'll be "lurking".
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Old February 27, 2010, 11:23 AM   #4850
Jon Weiler
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Location: South Dakota
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Hello from SD

Hello everyone. I'll start out by apologizing. I normally visit the S&T page of the site but didn't look around before posting there last week. I should have come here first. So, sorry about that.

My name is Jon Weiler and I'm the owner of Professional Marksmen Inc. We specialize in firearms instruction on all platforms in realistic, practical training environments. All of our instructors are combat veterans who train from experience.

We focus on a balanced mindset that ranges from functional fitness to practical accuracy. Our website is a another outlet for information distribution and a place for shooters to come together. Myself and my instructors will be on here to visit and we're looking forward to hopefully meeting you in the near future.

Thanks again for such a good site.
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