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Old December 7, 2013, 10:50 PM   #8876
Join Date: December 7, 2013
Location: Enon, Virginia
Posts: 30
My name is Bryce. I'm 18 and have a Ruger 10/22 and a Remington 870 Express/Home Defense 12 Gauge. I'm an avid fisherman and never been hunting but am slowly accumulating gear to get into it. I'm in college and am in contact with a Marine OSO (Officer Selection Officer) to begin the process of getting into Officer Candidate School. My next purchase I want a Remington M700 or some sort of well balanced 30-06 Bolt Action. Being a major in History more specifically Military History (Civil War, WWI, WWII) I would love to get a Mauser K98k as my first replica rifle. I also am very into Cars and Trucks, I have a 2004 Ford F150 and my daily driver a 2003 Chevrolet S10 then the truck I use to tow my families drag cars to the track a 1972 Chevrolet C10. I live in Central Virginia south of Richmond, I love my state and its history. I'll probably be lighting you all up with questions because I have a lot to learn!

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Old December 8, 2013, 02:57 AM   #8877
Join Date: May 20, 2012
Posts: 109
Been reading for quite a while, posting occasionally, but don't think I officially introduced myself. Long time hunter/shooter but only been serious about long range rifle for a couple of years. Used to shoot IPSC about 20 years ago but haven't since then (did pretty well at the time!) Spent much of the last 10 years letting my skills rust while living in the People's Republic Of New York, now back in the west. Never been great at super accurate target shooting (always more of a snap shooter and better average with moving targets), but getting better with a LOT of technique practice (dry firing). Considering that I do micro surgery in my "spare time" I feel like I ought to be better! Must be my inferior equipment...
Oh, and I have 8 kids under the age of 12, so shooting time is painfully limited these days.
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Old December 9, 2013, 02:12 AM   #8878
Join Date: December 9, 2013
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new member

Hello everyone. My name is Garry, I'm security forces in the air force. I teach tactics and shooting drill and skills. I only own an xd-m 40 with 5.25 barrel. I recently heard about the Sig ar-15. Has anyone heard about or own one of these? Are they any good? Worth to buy?
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Old December 10, 2013, 02:45 AM   #8879
Join Date: December 10, 2013
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Hi eveyrone i'm a university student from new york. Hope the fact that im from new york doesn't turn you guys off! The reason I joined the forum is because i'm doing an assignment on women gun owners, Im gonna post all the details in the "General Discussion" section. The study doesn't have any political agenda, I myself am against gun control even though I live in a state that's "anti-gun". My family owns firearms and I plan on getting one soon. I hope you guys give me a chance if not I completely understand.
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Old December 10, 2013, 08:48 AM   #8880
Join Date: March 16, 2009
Location: Saint-Georges, Quebec/ CANADA
Posts: 2
Hi Folks, my pseudo is "Oldshot".

I'm 66 and I live in the province of Quebec/ Canada. A long-time big and small game hunter both in Europe and the Americas I have been fortunate so far to realize some of my dreams.

I am fluent in french, english, german and speak some italian.

Glad to share with you any relevant info about firearms and ammo.


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Old December 11, 2013, 03:19 AM   #8881
Vincent Price
Join Date: December 11, 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 30
Hi everyone,
I am a hunter from Germany, 29 years old and I'm relatively new to shooting and reloading. I am looking for some new input and views on most related topics outside the small and very conservative German hunting community.

I come from a rather rural area where I can hunt wild boars, roe deer and a little bit of rabbits and ducks. I shoot and reload 8mm Mauser and .308 Winchester. Or rather I am starting to reload.
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Old December 11, 2013, 05:16 AM   #8882
Join Date: December 10, 2013
Location: Foothills of the Adirondacks
Posts: 2
Hello to all from the People's Republic of the state of New York. In my early 50's, live in the foothills of the Adirondack Park. Believe that we owe our descendants better than we're leaving them and we owe the game we seek a humane death. Interests include work, hunting and grandchildren (pretty much all I have time for). I am not enamored of the MSR, shot one in the army 30 years ago (was called an M-16 at the time) and considered it a fun toy. Hunt whitetails (30.06 Remington 760), varmints (.22-250 and .204 Thompson Encore), an occasional bird (12 gauge Remington Model 10A and Stevens double barrel). Enjoy spending hours reading about guns etc.(much to the dismay of my wife) and plan on a spending a lot of quality time on your page.
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Old December 11, 2013, 11:29 AM   #8883
Join Date: March 16, 2009
Location: Saint-Georges, Quebec/ CANADA
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Originally Posted by Vincent Price View Post
Hi everyone,
I am a hunter from Germany, 29 years old and I'm relatively new to shooting and reloading. I am looking for some new input and views on most related topics outside the small and very conservative German hunting community.

I come from a rather rural area where I can hunt wild boars, roe deer and a little bit of rabbits and ducks. I shoot and reload 8mm Mauser and .308 Winchester. Or rather I am starting to reload.
Besste Grüsse aus Kanada!

Ich lebe in der Provinz Québec, bin 66 Jahre alt und stamme aus Elsass. Habe von 2001 bis 2009 in Elsass wiederum gelebt und haufig gejagt.

Du kannst mich hier erreichen:



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Old December 12, 2013, 08:34 PM   #8884
Join Date: November 25, 2013
Location: atkinson, ill
Posts: 1,410
Hello everyone I joined about two weeks ago. I live in the Communist Police State of Illinois. I am 65, a Vietnam vet, and for the past 23 years I have worked for Les Baer as a slide fitter and a checkerer. I live eat and breathe guns and I particularly like their history. I have 43 guns as of this moment, five of which I made myself, copying a Remington rolling block. I used 4140 steel and I made everything myself except for the barrel and the screws, I have made a 30-06, a 45-70 and three pistols, a 45 PITA, a 38.spl and a 32-20. All are single shots. The 45 PITA stands for Pain In The Ass. The cases are made from 45-70 brass cut to 1.4 inches. The two rifles were professionally heat treated and the 06 was proofed with a French (yes!) proof round developing about 80,000 psi. It is a dead ringer for the old Remington #5 sporting rifle and it gets quite a bit of attention at the range I am semi-retired now, working two days a week for Les. I am a complete idiot when it comes to computers or I would post some pictures. I will when I learn how. My son had to drag me by the hair, kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century, so this thing I am typing on now is my first computer.
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Old December 13, 2013, 09:36 AM   #8885
Join Date: December 12, 2013
Location: Morro Bay
Posts: 3
Hello All

Just checkin in. Found this sight while doin research on my latest acquisition, A Finn M39. Interested in military stuff, some of my collection includes 2 1940 German K98's, 1942 SVT 40, Rem M1917, Rem 1903, 1946 No 5 .303 and poop load of modern stuff. I reload and just came into a bunch of lead so I'm kicking around the idear of casting my owns. Thanks for having me aboard.
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Old December 14, 2013, 07:06 AM   #8886
Join Date: December 10, 2013
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Long time troll here... Just registered. Out of central Ohio area... Used to have a blog called Huey's Gunsight I recent let go dormant due to blog burnout... I also post over at the We The Armed forums... Into old military guns and whatever else strikes my fancy
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Old December 15, 2013, 10:22 AM   #8887
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Hello all, New member from Arkansas. I joined under strange circumstances. I had just woke from one of the most unsettling dreams of my life this morning. Something was trying to get me in my dream. I tried squeezing the trigger over and over but no matter how hard I squeezed, I just could not get my XDM to fire. Even more unsettling was that my green laser sight was extremely weak and wouldn't really work and my tritium night sights would not glow. I was so frustrated and distraught when I jolted awake. I immediately did a google search and found THR. I read many postings in the thread that we're similar to my dream. I didn't realize how many other gun owners had these type of dreams and it was very comforting. I want to thank those of you that contributed to that thread and for their insightfull and helpfull postings. I can honestly say that single thread inspired me to join THR
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Old December 15, 2013, 08:19 PM   #8888
Join Date: December 15, 2013
Location: Northern Virginia
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New Member Marlin 25 MN

Hi I'm MurphyDog, but friends and foe call me Joe.

I'm an avid shooter and fan of all things tactical, or what could be "made" tactical. I've recently become an admirer of wood furniture and rim fire rifles. I just got a good deal on a very handsome Marlin model 25 MN. Any advice as to what optics and sling to buy? Thank you in advance for your reply.
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Old December 16, 2013, 01:05 AM   #8889
don keith
Join Date: December 15, 2013
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hi don keith from williams lake b.c. canada

just purchased old 1894 Winchester 32 sp and am interested in the most accuirate cast bullet load for it. im familure with working up handloads but want to get afeel what has worked best for others
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Old December 16, 2013, 05:50 PM   #8890
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New member from IL

I've gotten a lot of good advice/info looking around this forum and finally decided to join it. Hope I can add something useful at some point.
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Old December 17, 2013, 11:32 AM   #8891
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Kevin from NW Ohio

I grew up in Mo. Recently we have acquired several handguns of different cals and 2 mil-surp rifles. My wife and I enjoy going to the range. I reload for all our center-fired ammo. I like learning and working on weapons for fine tuning.
I have seen that there is much to learn from these forums.
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Old December 18, 2013, 06:33 PM   #8892
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Newb from Indiana Purdue country. Studying to be a gunsmith, going for my FFL. 44 year old 21 year long Ford tech. Sick of losing money as a tech, want to lose more as a smithy.
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Old December 18, 2013, 08:26 PM   #8893
Join Date: December 18, 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 60
Hello, THR. I'm a novice shooter just getting involved with handguns. My prior experience is limited to some .22 riflery in the Boy Scouts 20-odd years ago and a couple of range trips with friends. Now I've got my LTCF and a big shopping list…

During the course of my research, Google frequently brought up useful links from THR, and when I discovered that it was far less rabidly partisan than most gun-related sites I decided to sign up and make myself known. Thanks for being here!
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Old December 18, 2013, 08:30 PM   #8894
Join Date: December 18, 2013
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Hey all. My name's Anthony. I live in the dfw metroplex. I'm a fairly new gun owner, even though I have done some limited shooting before. I am currently waiting for my Texas CHL to arrive, its been about a month since I have sent all paperwork in.

I have been addicted to guns and shooting and the bug has bitten hard. My wallet will never fully recover. Haha.
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Old December 19, 2013, 04:40 PM   #8895
Join Date: December 19, 2013
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I just wanted to take this time to introduce myself.
An old Navy buddy and I are trying to sell high resolution removable gun decals. We are looking for advice with them.
I don't want to post a link here and flood this forum with intrusive marketing.
If you have time and if you don't mind please see the tread I posted in the general discussion board follow the link and give us any feedback you have.

Thank you
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Old December 19, 2013, 08:43 PM   #8896
Join Date: December 19, 2013
Location: Texas Panhandle
Posts: 10
Hello from the Texas Pandhandle.

I'm interested in handguns and AKs.

I work as a security guard in one of our hospitals, and do some random side jobs whenever I can get them. Right now I work in a restaurant doing prep, and delivery for a few hours a day, and I enjoy that. I am looking to start a career in law enforcement, and am undergoing a background check for my county sheriff right now.

I like guns from a self defense and sporting/fun standpoint. I tend to like cold war era models when I'm just shooting for fun.

I also enjoy cooking, weight lifting, and video [pc only] games. My current favorites there are Battlefield 4 and Diablo 3. If I can get people together, I'll play board games or even D&D.

About the cooking - I'm not a pro. My dad is/was a chef, retired now, he worked for Hyatt Hotels for a long time, and one of the casinos in Vegas. It gave me an appreciation. I like to learn new recipes, and do my very best to use real ingredients, no packages, no prepared junk, no preservatives or HFCS, etc.

I consider myself a lazy prepper. I keep extra food and water around, and try to stock up on paper goods and sanitation items...and ammunition, of course. I'm not rabid about it. More of an "Oh, I have an extra $50 this week, hmm, I'll go buy a box of ammo and some canned goods."

I like heavy metal music, and lean right/libertarian politically. I like Dodge trucks, American muscle cars, and only a few imports.
"Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom." - John F. Kennedy
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Old December 20, 2013, 10:10 AM   #8897
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Hello There all you happy people. My name is CJ and i have been into guns for a while now and have been on this site multiple times however never really had anything to contribute so i didnt register. now that i am deployed on the USS Harry S Truman i seem to be perusing the forum much more so i thought i would register for the chance i felt the urge to reply to something without registering at that point.
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Old December 22, 2013, 12:33 PM   #8898
Cannoneer No. 4
Join Date: December 16, 2013
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After years of occassional lurking, I have finally signed up. I'd tell you my meat space name, but then I would have to kill you.

Ruger Bearcat
Charter Arms Bulldog 3-inch bbl 1976 Son of Sam Special
Colt Mark IV Series 70
S&W Model 10, 22, 642, 1917
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Old December 23, 2013, 02:04 AM   #8899
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Location: FL
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Just another troller. Like others I finally felt comfortable enough to join and start posting. I reload .223 and hope to share various bits of data soon.
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Old December 24, 2013, 11:07 PM   #8900
Join Date: November 1, 2013
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Good evening, THC, please allow me to introduce myself. The name is Fred and on this forum I go by epoletna. Spell that backwards and you'll understand when I tell you some of my most fun hunting was in East Africa 40 years ago. And that tells you I'm not as young as many of you.

My first career was as a diplomat working for the USG in American embassies in Asia, Africa and South America, where I was generally in charge of educational exchange programs and press relations. My first post was in Laos, where the American government supported Hmong guerrillas who were fighting the North Vietnamese and Pathet Lao. Lots of military arms floating around the country and I got to shoot many of the weapons that are now available as milsurp in the US.

Then I moved to East Africa (Tanzania) in the early 70s, when some of the best big game hunting in the world was still available. My favorite rifle for Cape buffalo was a Winchester Mod 70 in .375 H&H magnum -- a magnificent rifle and caliber. I also carried an Army Navy .450 double express rifle, which I have since sold. My favorite rifle for medium plains game (antelopes and gazelles) while I was there was a Santa Barbara Mauser in 7mm Rem Mag. That rifle is still in my safe.

Lima was my last post, where I had some fabulous dove shooting and even harvested a 4 point whitetail buck, high in the Andes.

After retirement I moved to Minden, NV (45 miles south of Reno) for the outstanding soaring here. I teach people how to fly gliders, especially high performance gliders for long distance. My longest glider flight was about 400 miles in 8 hours -- all without an engine!

I am very concerned by the direction America is going politically. Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and George Washington would not recognize the government they were so instrumental in founding, and we are the worse for this fundamental change. Preserving our Second Amendment rights is an important way to prevent further decay.

I enjoy bench rest and defensive pistol shooting and reload just about everything I shoot. My biggest regret right now is having not bought an Oberndorf Mauser in 7mm that came up on GunList last year and I continue to look for another.

I look forward to sharing experience and thoughts with others in this community.
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