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Old April 1, 2012, 04:07 PM   #7576
Join Date: April 1, 2012
Location: Los Angeles CA
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I shoot long range bolt action in 338 lapua and 308 by Remington I love my Rem. 5R. I also shoot Sigs, HK, and Glock. And of course my trusty S&W 686+ 2.5 inch
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Old April 2, 2012, 12:39 PM   #7577
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Hi all, my name is Jay I currently live in the happy open carry state of New Mexico. I grew up in north-central Florida and have been hunting and shooting since I was young. Currently, I own an old Mossberg 320k, Pardner 410, Marlin 336w, FA91, Taurus 709 and a Hi-Point C-9.
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Old April 4, 2012, 06:35 AM   #7578
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Hi im wilgin from Philippines,new member of THR.my gun is PX745s gun rights
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Old April 4, 2012, 03:38 PM   #7579
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Location: Central Michigan
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New guy

Hello, i guess im the new guy here now. Just saying hi.
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Old April 5, 2012, 10:18 AM   #7580
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hello fellow shooters,new guy checking in. Been carefully reloading and shooting for standard handguns and milt. rifles for 20 years,haven't blown up anything yet! Going to give some long range rifle a try before my eyes go, will be asking help for a Rem. 5-4 milspec in 300 win mag,my first belted mag. Not getting expected accuracy results like previous 700 rifles.Thanks
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Old April 5, 2012, 02:23 PM   #7581
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Hey there guy's and gals. Just checkin' in.
I've been shooting for a long time now. My first "gun" was an old Benjamin Air Rifle that my great-grandpa gave me. That thing was and still is fun to shoot. I started hunting when i was 8. I used an old 30-30 lever action lent to me from my uncle. Then I purchased an old Parker-Hale Safari Deluxe 30-06. That gun there is a tack driver. I was on the rifle team in high school for a few weeks and quit so I could work. I thought I was doing the right thing at the time. Looking back now, I wish I had of stuck with it. I have a few shot guns, and frontier style muzzle-loaders, a Savage .17. My most recent purchases have been a Springfield XD .40 and a RRA M4 (5.56). I've got an EOTech 512 mounted on top of the m4, along with iron sights (flip up rear).
I want to get into reloading and a quick search landed me here.
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Old April 5, 2012, 02:38 PM   #7582
Join Date: April 5, 2012
Location: Lynchburg, VA
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First post, long time fan. Whenever I have a question regarding a potential gun purchase, safe/not-so-safe home gunsmithing techniques, or to simply see what's new in the wide, wonderful world of firearms, I know I can count on TheHighRoad. It was time for me to join the ranks.

I grew up shooting country guns (22's, 20 gauges, etc...), but found a passion for handguns once I moved to the south. I grew up in New York State (Wait! Don't shoot! I didn't have a choice!), so anyone who knows NY knows that owning a handgun is just a disalusioned dream. I have fallen in love with the 1911 pistol, and currently own Ruger's version of it. He's my constant companion, and I don't know how I ever lived without him. Haha. I also own a Colt Official Police from '65 (and it ain't no safe queen...though it's pretty enough to be one!). I've had to barter and sell a couple guns over the years, but these two beauties will never leave home.

Thank you for welcoming me to your community. I look forward to many late night discussions in the future.
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Old April 5, 2012, 10:22 PM   #7583
The Pistoleer
Join Date: April 5, 2012
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Howdy,I just joined this forum. I am a member of several shooting boards and look forward to participating here.

I am a life long shooter but prefer shooting handguns. I have hand loaded for about 40 years and have loaded many thousands of 45 Colt rounds.

I am a Endowment Life NRA member, a Marine and a Free Mason.

From just scrolling through various topics I can see there is a lot to read here.

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Old April 6, 2012, 12:52 PM   #7584
Larry Flett
Join Date: April 3, 2012
Location: France
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One more new !

Hello the Camp !

I am French and happy to be one of your members.
Now n° 93 of the Ruger Old Army Club.

I shoot black and modern powder (not together ...) handguns and rifles.

I am black powder shooting instructor.

I am a collector of shooting club fabric badge and at this time my collection is about 867 different ones.

Shooting yours.
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Old April 6, 2012, 01:21 PM   #7585
Join Date: April 4, 2012
Location: Maine
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New member

So hello all, MedicMadDan here. I am knew to reloading and have spent the last several months reading constantly and talking to people that I know who reload. I finally have taken the plunge and bought a Lee classic turret and the smaller cast aluminum "c" press (for depriming mostly but I am sure I will find many other uses for it). I also built a small press bench in my workshop with an inset "T-track" system to quick change between tools or presses, it really maximizes the space. I also mounted a compressed air manifold above for the occasional need and have a vacuum underneath. I got most of the ideas looking at what others had done and tried to pick what seemed relevant to me. As for about me, I am a family man, 3 great kids, a grandson (ugh! When did I get old enough for that to happen), and a beautiful wife who for some reason continues to put up with me. I SCUBA dive, am a general renaissance man and love to ride my Harley when the Maine weather permits. Oh, and I like to shoot too but I thought that was an obvious statement. Guns include two Glocks (23 mine and a 26 my wife's) a Rossi .357, an AK-47, SKS, Mauser 93, and a Ruger .22/10.

That somes things up a bit, feel free to drop me a line, we can chew the fat a while. If you find yourself in Maine let me know, stop by and the beer is on me.
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Old April 6, 2012, 03:32 PM   #7586
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new member

high, Dawk from Indiana. i will tell you about myself later, need to know where I go for questions?
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Old April 6, 2012, 04:21 PM   #7587
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Dawk, Welcome. Look through the different sections and choose appropriately. Also, you can use the search button to find info.
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Old April 7, 2012, 12:40 AM   #7588
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Hi, my name is Marvin. I live in the pacific northwest. For my hand guns, I own a Ruger redhawk 44 mag., smith and wesson M&P 40, and I am on a list at a local gun shop for them to call me when they get in a Bodyguard 380.
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Old April 7, 2012, 10:50 AM   #7589
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Location: Texan by birth, in Colorado cause I hate humidity
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Welcome to all our new members! I hope you have a great time here at THR. The members here really are some of the best folks on the web. Be sure to read over and understand the rules, and above all, enjoy!
I step out of the shower wearing nothing but an AR-15 and a frown.

Superior gear will never make up for a lack of training or attitude.

When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.- Chief Tecumseh
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Old April 7, 2012, 12:20 PM   #7590
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Hi Larry,
This is in fun only! A french naval captain said to his second in command, when one enemy ship was sighted, "Bring me my red shirt. His second did so and asked why. "Because if I am wounded, the blood will not show and the men will be confident". Later in the day, a whole armada of enemy ships was sighted. The captain told his second, "Bring me my brown pants!"
Just for fun!
“Although he sometimes drank three quarts of whiskey a day, he was the most skillful gambler, and the nerviest, fastest, deadliest man with a six-gun I ever saw.”
Wyatt Earp speaking of Doc Holliday
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Old April 7, 2012, 02:59 PM   #7591
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New member

Hi nice site hope to learn from its members. Intrest in all firearms
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Old April 7, 2012, 03:36 PM   #7592
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Greetings and Salutations

Long time reader, first time poster.
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Old April 8, 2012, 02:00 AM   #7593
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Location: St. Maarten, N.A.
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I'm an American but work in Fr. territory. Actually, every morning when I wake up not Fr., I consider it a good sign for the day. Obviously my jokes r not welcome where I work.
Most Americans ignore or don't know that the French won the revolution. Admiral De Gras defeated Admiral Rodney's fleet @ the entrance to Chesapeake Bay which forced Cornwallis to surrender. Amer.'s ignoring this fact is 1 of the reasons for the "bad blood" between the 2 countries. Really a shame.
By the way, when the allies hit the beaches in Normandy, The Germans thought that they were being liberated, - from the French. I can understand how the Germans took France so easily during the war, -- I just can't understand why they wanted to stay so long! I only tell my jokes in dutch territory.
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Old April 8, 2012, 09:28 AM   #7594
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Alabama Shooter

Hello, my name is Jerry. I have been a member for about a year, just never introduced myself. I am the Director of a Public-Safety department in my county. I have about one year of service before retirement, then I plan to shoot everyday........ even if it rains. I have made some great friends on THR and really enjoy the discussions. Great site and good people!!!! Refreshing to visit after a long day of dealing with bad people. Happy Easter!!!!!
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Old April 8, 2012, 10:32 AM   #7595
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New guy here, i collect remington rimfires and shoot in IR50/50 and RBA benchrest.

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Old April 9, 2012, 05:37 AM   #7596
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It's me

Has anyone had or heard of trouble with the new Ruger 1911's?? My neighbor had one blow up in his hand using factory ammo. Let me know. Thanks.
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Old April 9, 2012, 05:41 AM   #7597
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First time here. Been shooting since I was a kid. Now I'm just an old kid who loves guns. Got a little of everything but love my Springfield's. NRA member and 2nd Admenment believer.
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Old April 9, 2012, 12:11 PM   #7598
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Hi Medic man Dan.

I am not too far off from you in North Western VT, seems like most of the members are from the other side of the the country or Mid west so It`s nice to hear from fellow East Coaster`s. Sounds like you and I are on the same page, I am just about ready to start re-loading and wound up on this forum for info and I was going to buy the same set-up as you mentioned. When you get a chance let me know how its going and if you would reccomend anything different or must haves to get going. Thanks
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Old April 9, 2012, 05:08 PM   #7599
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I am a new member from the Netherlands.
A country that requires many costly procedures to obtain firearms and practice shooting.
Luckily I went through all the trouble and have been a shooter for 10 years now.

Started off with competitive air rifle, went to small caliber and right now I shoot 9mm (P226) and .22 in an Anschutz 1918. Spent 5 years in the army where I got to shoot a lot of military calibers.

I am a junior reloader and make handloads for my Sig.

I hope to learn about reloading from the experienced members.
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Old April 10, 2012, 11:39 PM   #7600
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High folks,
I am a new member. I was looking for load data for my FN-49 and and other rifles in the collection and came upon this community. I live in Rhode Island, like to shoot and reload. From what I've seen, there seems to be a lot of good threads.
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