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Old February 23, 2014, 03:34 PM   #9026
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New to THR

Hello.
Retired carpenter from NE Iowa here. Love shootin' my handguns and old military long guns. Happily married with 2 dogs ( Chessie and JR, what a hoot ). Have recently become quite a Rock Hound. Hope I can contribute. Molon Labe!
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Old February 23, 2014, 03:40 PM   #9027
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Hi everyone
From South Africa, not new to guns but definately not an expert. I prefer to read more and post less which helps me learn more and at the same time keep the taste of my foot out my mouth
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Old February 23, 2014, 05:01 PM   #9028
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Glad to be a part of this site. I was a serious lurker for the past few months. Lots of great info and info sharing here. I live in Central Virginia and have been around guns all my life. I like almost all types of guns and have many old S&W revolvers that still get most of my time. I also of course have the more modern Glocks, Sig's, etc. and just started to get more into the MSR's. I plan to restart my reloading that I gave up and may need the guidance of the experienced reloaders here.
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Old February 24, 2014, 03:48 AM   #9029
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Hey guys. I'm new here but not new to guns or gun forums. I'm an infantry Marine with a lifetime of civilian gun experience and a few years experience working at an LGS/range/training facility. I look forward to getting to know the active members of this site!
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Old February 24, 2014, 05:32 PM   #9030
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New Member Hello. I'm a paper puncher only and the lastest project has been a 1911 SA "Loaded" Target model I purchased. It sounded like a great deal when I viewed the 3" x 5" card at the gun club, and the gun looked great in person. ... Never judge a book by it's cover, or a used pistol either. I invested a grand on the purchase and have been throwing money at it for the last year. If anything I've learned in life is that an education costs ~ always. Still regardless of the money, I've learned a heap about 1911's and on that it's been worth it. Still, like reloading and what you invest in that angle, costs a lot too, but when ammo is very expensive and nobody can find anything that doesn't cost a buck a round, it good to have the equipment and the stuff to make the loads you can call your own, and shoot well.
This site is a great source of info and from time to time I'll be looking for help I'm sure. :-)
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Old February 25, 2014, 10:17 PM   #9031
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HandyRandy here, I'm a new member and got a question about the new DPMS GII HUNTER 308. I have a 30mm 5x20x50 scope to mount on it, medium scope rings work fine on it, but with my eye relieve I can't mount my scope where I need to because it covers up my charging handle. I do not want to purchase new high scope rings. Is there an alternative for a extender on the charging handle or a different handle that will work?
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Old February 27, 2014, 12:36 PM   #9032
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New member from Northern California

New to this forum, have been a reloader, hunter, and competitive shooter since the 1960's. Trying to keep up with the changes to our sport and this seems to be the best way.
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Old February 27, 2014, 11:19 PM   #9033
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New here.

I own several nines and a 380. I've been researching a lot I to reloading and thinking about taking the plunge but my fiancÚ isn't happy about me spending money into reloading supplies and equipment.
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Old March 2, 2014, 10:39 AM   #9034
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I am new and would like to say hello. Kj from SC!
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Old March 5, 2014, 12:46 PM   #9035
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Hello

This seems like a great place to get answers to just about any fire arm related question I have as well as maybe passing on some of my own knowledge! I am into all gunstuff, lever-actions to high speed ARs. I love to learn, especially about fire arms so it seems I came to the right place just by scrolling through some of the forums.
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Old March 5, 2014, 04:29 PM   #9036
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This thread is a place for new THR members to introduce themselves.

Tell us a little about who you are and what kind of gun stuff you're interested in!
hi Justin just joined found sight while looking for info on my target rifle I started shooting in 1971 small bore 4 position. also own a pistol was reading the threads on plainfeild model 72 which I have the first one off the line. folks were looking for info on that pistol I have many stories thanks Morgan
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Old March 6, 2014, 05:36 AM   #9037
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Im a gun nut from north carolina i am a vet served in army i served in iraq hope to get good input from you all look foward to talking to you all
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Old March 6, 2014, 10:20 AM   #9038
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Hello! Found this forum perusing the interwebs in an attempt to find shops/ranges outside of the 20ish mile radius where I conduct my daily goings-on (Missouri). The surprising lack of brazen, fork-tongued discourse 'round here is why...I'm here! As the handle may imply, my general "credo" is to ask, learn and (hopefully) reciprocate the gesture. I was born in 1975.

greetings all!
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Old March 6, 2014, 02:31 PM   #9039
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I have been reading this forum for awhile now looking for advice on many different things from reloading to gun reviews. I have started reloading again and come here looking for answers and hints and decided to join so I could contribute my experiences since you guys have been a real help to me.
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Old March 6, 2014, 06:04 PM   #9040
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New from California

Hello, I'm Bob from Apple Valley, CA. I'm a retired software engineer. In my early days I was a High Power competitor and have been a deer hunter for the last 46 years. I also reload but in limited quantities, as suitable for hunting. I have an interest in wildcats although I can't afford 5% of what I would like to fool around with.

I have been very active in one other gun forum for a number of years and peek in on 3 or 4 others as I look for information. I found some interesting wildcat info here that I hope to pursue.
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Old March 8, 2014, 09:57 PM   #9041
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New Guy.

Hello all. Checking in from Oregon. Found this forum doing a search on places to shoot in Oregon. Looks like a great site.
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Old March 8, 2014, 11:27 PM   #9042
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Howdy all, New here but been shootin for more than a few years. Mostly into muzzle loaders (cap locks) now but still have centerfires in the locker. Jim
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Old March 10, 2014, 01:20 AM   #9043
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Hello From East Texas

Been on the forum for a while but I've been mostly in the background trying to learn something. The newest long gun in my locker is a Remington 1100 I bought in 1972. I have two handguns that my mother carried in the 1960s and a new Springfield 9MM Xdm 5.25. I was a rabid skeet shooter in the 70s and reloaded 4 gauges. I'm now reloading 38 special, 38 s&w, 9MM, 300 Savage and 30-30 win. I have all the material and equipment to start casting bullets and hope to start that tomorrow. I appreciate the good will shown to new members by some of the old hands and I even can find humor with some of the grumps. Glad I found the link.
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Old March 11, 2014, 12:32 AM   #9044
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Hello and im new to the forum thing here. Im from South Carolina (upstate) I have several arms mostly long but some Handguns. I do have an DPMS AR-15 and have had no trouble out of it. Seems to perform well for my investent. I hope to find some people from my area here that share the same love as i have for wepons. Im also hoping to get advice from time to time on what ever my needs may be.
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Old March 11, 2014, 02:51 PM   #9045
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Hi there, found this site while researching a couple of rifles I won at a NWTF banquet a while back. The discussion got pretty lively and I was intrigued. I hunt , fish, camp etc., and call N. California home.
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Old March 13, 2014, 10:59 PM   #9046
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New member saying hi

I am a gun enthusiast with far more opinions than guns. I hang around THR a lot but never bothered getting registered. Now I am registered and will probably post things periodically
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Old March 14, 2014, 05:52 AM   #9047
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Hi guys im daru from indonesia I have makarov mp654 n I want to convert into real gun with 22lr., may somebody's help me?
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Old March 15, 2014, 08:40 PM   #9048
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New as of today, I now live in Colorado and am retired came from Ca. Retired from the Aero space industry.
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Old March 17, 2014, 09:38 PM   #9049
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Hello All!

I'm an Iowa boy. Grew up with .22 rifles, shot guns. Mid 20's got in to black
powder rifles. Now I'm 53, got my first handgun a year ago, started reloading
and studying to be a gunsmith. 5 more handguns, AR, a shotgun, enough stuff
to reload .380, 9mm, .40s&w, .44mag, .45acp, .45colt, .223, 22-250, .30-30,
.30-06, 300win mag, 7.62x54R, heck I'm reloading for guns I don't have,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Yet! I need this forum, or maybe some help.
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Old March 17, 2014, 10:10 PM   #9050
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Hello and thank you for a great sight. Im new to this so bare with me . I'm a old dog learning new tricks
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