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Old March 8, 2010, 12:58 PM   #4901
Join Date: March 5, 2010
Posts: 6
New to THR

Hey all,

New member here, just moved to Fort Worth. Orginally from Fort Smith, AR and absolutely love military rifles and clones. I enjoy tinkering around with many different styles and never pass up a chance to go to the range. I look forward to chatting with everyone and helping out, when I can. Thanks for reading.

-Go Hogs!-
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Old March 8, 2010, 02:39 PM   #4902
Join Date: March 8, 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 14
Hi im Ray a new member. Just recently started acquiring hand guns so i dont know a lot about them. I have 4 revolvers and 3 rifles.So if i appear dumb you will know why.
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Old March 8, 2010, 04:53 PM   #4903
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Join Date: March 5, 2010
Location: Easley S.C.
Posts: 273
another newby

Hi y'all, I live in Easley s.C. for the last ten try. now. Am a transplanted yankee from Long Island. N.Y.This seems like a real good site with alot of knowledge. I think I will enjoy it.
I'm a vet of the vietnam era U.S. Army 61 to 67.
I'm into pistols and handloading them. I currently own a Taurus pt 1911 in .45 Kel Tec .32 Taurus 111 millenium and a A22A S&w .22
Long guns include a Savage 99F in 308, Victor Sarasquata double barreled 12 Ga. Rem.sportsman 58 auto in 12 Ga. All bought in the mid sixties.
I also ride a vintage Harley shovelhead.

Y'all be well, Howie
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Old March 8, 2010, 05:07 PM   #4904
Join Date: January 8, 2008
Location: Southern Virginia
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Welcome all you new guys and gals.

Hpoe you enjoy this thing of ours.

Hit the report button if you find a problem.

I only have so many heartbeats left. I am not wasting them on things that are not fun.
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Old March 9, 2010, 09:14 AM   #4905
Join Date: February 22, 2010
Location: northern va
Posts: 1
Hi, Ive been lurking and enjoying it. I have a 9 shot 22 centinal revolver,a marlin plinker, and just bought a mossberg 500 ($250@dsg). I've run about 200 shells of shot and slugs and love the mossberg. In some sick way its like a barbie doll.I've dressed it up in different barrels,stocks,fore ends,and sights etc.I have a 12 gauge wardrobe for every activity from hunting to home defense. I guess you can do that with many arms but shotguns perform almost like many different guns in one.
I am considering a xd 3.8 as a good hand gun possibly for ccw.This may be out of my price range for a while and that may factor in to my purchase.
The main reason I wanted to post is to thank everyone for posting.I really appreciate all of the information and experiences. I think I'll go back to lurking now.I'm looking forward to exploring this site.
Thanks again to all members and moderators for your sharing your time, opinions ,knowledge.
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Old March 9, 2010, 02:25 PM   #4906
Join Date: February 26, 2010
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 10
Greetings from northeast WA. state

I probably hold the record for the longest lurker () of the HIGHROAD, I can't even come close to estimating the amount of knowledge that I've picked up here over the last several years.

With a couple of new "project guns" in the works and knowing that the info I needed could be found here, I felt it was high time I got off my ass and finally became a member.

3-gun got into my blood awhile back and I'm working on getting a 3-gun club/matches off the ground here in NE-WA. as we call it.

If there is anything I can do for anyone feel free to ask.
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Old March 10, 2010, 11:17 AM   #4907
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new member army unit in afghanneeds carepackages

just joined im old hillbilly legally blind new to computers so please cut me some slack i still work in my shop every day just real slow still have aall my my fingers! my sons unit in afghanistan need some things

underwear 28"to 34" any style
wet wipes
bore snake or 5.56mm
coffee travel mugs
bic lighters
zip ties
soap and shampoo
mach 3 razor blades
bed sheets and pillow cases
used xbox 360 ps3 nintendo games hardware
used laptop suitable to play games

address is

cpl. wade wilkins
2nd platoon a company 3rd stb
fob gorbuz
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these are very nice fellows you would be proud to know them they are at a forward operating base which in veitnam we would have called a firebase they are building it from scracth and have been under fire a few times already this is his first time in afghanistan hes done two tours in iraq hes a combat engineer i have two other sons both green berets donnie is in iraq and billy is at fort bragg learning to speak pashtun and urdar please pray for them
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Old March 10, 2010, 04:30 PM   #4908
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New Member NC

Reside in North Carolina retired Mechanical Engineer and Vietnam veteran USMC 1964-1968. Competitive shooter rifle and pistol not has good as I was at one time but still good enough on occasion. Reader of history.
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Old March 10, 2010, 05:58 PM   #4909
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Hello all. Just saying "Hi" finally. I'm the Project Appleseed State Coordinator for CT and have been pretty active on TFL. I lurk here quite a bit though and decided to join in on the conversation. Looking forward to it!
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Old March 10, 2010, 08:16 PM   #4910
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Location: Silver Spring, MD
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Good day people. New to the board & looking forward to participating in some good gun, 2nd Amendment, & general talk.
Paramedic just outside of Washington DC, & also a NRA Basic Pistol Instructor.
Courage is not a lack of fear, but one's ability to overcome it.

A quote by the Great Genghis Khan to Islam "I am the flail of god.If you had not committed great sins, god would have not sent a punishment like me upon you"
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Old March 11, 2010, 03:44 AM   #4911
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Join Date: March 10, 2010
Location: Geraldton, West Australia. mid west coast ,450/km north of Perth.
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Hi folks new at this , found your page by accident an got hooked.im a 40 something west australian,been shooting since i was 9 or 10,farmed for 30 odd years.retired from farming to go grain carting for a local firm .spend all my free time out bush shooting about 4 hours inland from home. firearms laws realy tight here no semi autos exept club shooting with handguns,so my cabinets r full of levers ,single shots an bolt guns. my time zone is about 4 in arvo here to ur 4 am
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Old March 11, 2010, 05:29 AM   #4912
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G'day west aussi shooter. I'm in Sydney myself. I'm more of a pistol shooter than rifles.
The Supreme Court is evenly split on the 2nd amendment.
The next President will appoint a pro or anti gun majority that lasts a generation.
Vote for the guy who can get elected, then work on him to keep his promises.
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Old March 11, 2010, 07:33 AM   #4913
Join Date: March 11, 2010
Location: melbourne australia
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Hi - just jumped aboard - have used airguns a lot in past but now got a winchester rifle to shoot rabits on my farm - looking forward to getting stuck into the info here and learning from you guys


Pellet Guns
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Old March 11, 2010, 05:16 PM   #4914
Join Date: March 11, 2010
Location: Tucson
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Tucson raised, love the outdoors, spent a few years in the Army. Own a few different rifles and shotguns. My favorite is me new dpms lr-308.
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Old March 11, 2010, 09:04 PM   #4915
Join Date: February 23, 2010
Location: San Diego, Ca
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hey all,

been lurking here for a while ever since I heard about mcdonald. San diego shooter born in Ohio, looking forward to learning alot because at this point I know little to nothing.

California shooters visit http://www.calguns.net/ and http://www.calgunsfoundation.org/ to join the fight for our Second Amendment rights in California.
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Old March 11, 2010, 09:32 PM   #4916
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Hey guys!
I ran across this forum and it looked like a good forum to join. I'm 22 and own three guns: A Marlin Model 60 .22lr, a Mossberg 500 pump action 20 gauge, and a .40cal s&w made by Smith and Wesson. I'm interested in buying more when I can get back to work in the summer. I am also looking into reloading. Hopefully I will learn a lot here!
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Old March 12, 2010, 12:26 AM   #4917
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Location: The Great NW
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Just here to talk about guns and enjoy a place where like minded folks talk guns alot!
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Old March 12, 2010, 01:36 PM   #4918
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New member from WV


My name is Jamie and I am from WV. I try to be very pro-active in WV. I am very interested in the history of siege warfare and combat engineering and small arms, accoutremnts, manuals, literature, and even artillery associated with same. I am also getting back into IDPA and 3 Gun after a very long sabbatical.
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Old March 12, 2010, 02:24 PM   #4919
Join Date: February 24, 2010
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Hi all!
My screen name is in honor of one of Obamas speeches while running for office. Has a nice ring to it. Love guns and re-loading and am always trying to learn new stuffs. I will try to keep out of trouble.
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Old March 12, 2010, 05:46 PM   #4920
Join Date: November 15, 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 12
New Guy Just Sayin' Hi

Howdy, folks.

Been lurking and reading this forum for several months now, and thought that it was about time I introduced myself. So, here we go...

As you can see from my handle, I live in the wilds of northwest Iowa. Lotsa good hunting here. I think that's one of the main reasons I still live here and put up with Iowa winters. Especially the one we just had. What do I like to hunt? Well...small game, pheasant, deer. I've been thinking about trying turkey hunting this spring. Mainly because on the opening weekend of the deer season I hunt, you wouldn't believe all the gobblers I saw. May have to try for one this year.

As for deer...well, I got really lucky last December. I hunt 2nd shotgun season with a group over by another small town where I have access to a bunch of nice land (family members that farm there, and their neighbor). Lots of timber and hills. Yeah, it's not all flat here. On the Sun. of opening weekend I tagged a really nice 12-point not typical buck. Sure was the envy of my party, and he sure looks good hanging on my living room wall. I doubt I'll ever have that kind of luck again. That's ok, I'm primarily a meat hunter, not trophy. Heh...this time I got gravy on my taters.

Since I really love pheasant hunting, of course I've got a dog for that. Deacon, my 10 yr. old pointing lab. He's my first hunting dog, and he's hands down the best dog I've ever had. But, he's getting up there in years and his eyesight is failing. So, in a few months I'll be getting a little buddy for him. I've got a deposit down on a male yellow pointing lab from Turkey Creek Labs up in Lake Benton, MN. I'm really looking forward to training up a new hunting buddy this year.

Hmmm.....what else is important. Oh...the guns, of course.

Long Guns
Winchester Model 290 semi-auto .22 (bunnies & squirrels)
Stevens Model 39A bolt-action .410 (also bunnies & squirrels. This was my first gun, given to me by my brother when I was 13.)
Mossberg Model 500 (birds)
Mossberg Model 500, with rifled slug barrel (deer)

Taurus PT99 9mm
Taurus PT1911 .45 ACP

Well, that's about all I can think of for the moment. Now that I've broken the ice, I'm sure I'll be posting more. See ya.
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Old March 12, 2010, 08:42 PM   #4921
Join Date: July 18, 2009
Location: Thomasville, Georgia
Posts: 2,026

I was raised in Iowa, and taught how to hit pheasants by my Uncle (one armed ex-WWII paratrooper), when I was 13, with a Westernfield 20 gauge bolt action (and squirrels and rabbits with his SxS Savage 410... "to-die-for" beautiful, and got my 1st ever pheasant with, nice crossing shot through the trees)

that 20 was only one of two guns I have ever sold in my life, and been kicking myself for it ever since
wish they still made bolt action shotguns with a 2 shot shell "clip", never have understood why they don't
only solace is that I do have a really nice Savage 410 pump

but your post sure brought back good memories !
"put your faith in god, but carry an old model S&W"
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Old March 14, 2010, 12:12 PM   #4922
Join Date: March 14, 2010
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Hello All

I am an avid shooter and rare hunter. I own several very nice deer rifles of the Browning Gold Medallion Venue. They come in 7mm08, .243, .270, .30 Cal of 1906 (30-06)....however, on the rare occassion that I shoot deer I carry one of my old reliable .30 WCF (thirty thirty) in 1894 Win model. I have yet to have a deer shot with this cartridge come back to life. In today's market you will find the 30-30 much cheaper to buy as well. As you can see I am very practical. I own a google of weapons. When it comes to semi auto pistols...the rounds that fit them are all 9mm. I can't afford exotics. I also learned as a small child that shot placement is everything and bullet size or strength of powder comes 2nd. So, I'm doubting that a headshot, a heart shot, a lung shot, or a liver shot to an intruder with my 9mm Gold Dots, will do anything besides kill the intruder.

I see deer hunter's all the time here in N.W. Florida, where deer avg about 150 pounds at the most, using a .300 Win Mag to kill them. My little 30-30 gets the job done everytime at about 2 dollars less per shot. I look forward to reading and learning from your experiences and ideas. Thanks for letting me put in my 2 cents.
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Old March 14, 2010, 06:00 PM   #4923
Join Date: March 14, 2010
Location: Kentucky
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Hey! from Central Kentucky

I live in Danville KY and just found this site and it looks like a great forum. I hope to learn a lot.
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Old March 14, 2010, 06:03 PM   #4924
Join Date: March 13, 2010
Location: Seattle
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I'm 21 from WA, haven't fired all that much but looking forward to learning from y'all.
Si vis pacem, para bellum.
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Old March 14, 2010, 10:09 PM   #4925
Join Date: March 12, 2010
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hi i wrk in the medical field.Wife and two kids.I have been shootin since i was a kid even though i am a kid at hart.lol looking forward to lean and contribute what i can thanx caddysts
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