Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Handshaker, Jun 4, 2022.
Not shot if you've been a shooter shooting.
I have also acquired a number of bolt action chassis rifles. Because you never know when you will need to take that 1 mile cold shot.
Plus a number of full size 1911s for which I have developed a fondness. For when you need to blow the lungs, liver AND heart plumb out of the body according to Brandon.
I buy guns to shoot, and typically buy the ammo needed to do just that, but opportunities to shoot them come up more rarely these days than I acquire them, so I have dozens that have yet to be shot. That needs to change soon, somehow.
By the end of this year I will retire (Hopefully!) and then I will have more time to shoot. And to tinker. And to clean. And to reload…just so I can do it all over again.
Some haven't been shot yet but only because I haven't tinkered them into shooting condition. 20 years old or 200 years old, they have to shoot. And yes, one is 226 years old and I shoot it. It took 2 years of tinkering to put that one in shooting condition.
That seems to fit me.
I also shoot, and hunt.
Setting up for retirement (and with kids looking over the shoulder, working out who gets what).
Setting up to reload, so I can afford to shoot, in retirement, and tinker!
As they are roller-delayed Blowbacks in .308 (gas pressure is Not inside a separate system )
I'm mostly a Cleaner of Rifle Internals. Your time cleaning can almost equal the time spent shooting.
A collector has a direction.
Just makes my day when I go to the range and find some non-loader has shot 800 rnds of 5.56 and 500 rnds of 9mm and leaves it on the ground in one area earlier in the day. Sometimes I find 50 or 100 45 LColt. Still shiny and new looking. It's like ....JACKPOT.
I have not read the other replies yet, but wanted to respond to your post.
I am lucky enough to walk out my back door and I can shoot anything I own or even think about owning.....not sure on that great deal on a 20mm, but cross that bridge when and if I ever get there.
Just this year I am starting to "do" again, been in pain for so long, so many surgeries, I just felt like doing nothing....NOTHING. Finally now just this year I am doing again, and there is just so much to do....all the way around not just playing with gunz.
Shooting, some things still hurt, actually hurt. So I really don't shoot much "big" stuff anymore, once in a blue moon. I really do love reloading, and load development, however you know the rule, never shoot anyone else reloads, so I don't even want friends shooting my reloads, so I do most of the center fire rifle from a lead sled. I really want to play the long range games, and think the weight of the rifle, as well as the fairly soft shooting 6-ish mm cartridges in that game would allow me to play, I have shot others and while I am not gong to be hauling that heavy rifle all over the place just laying there prone and shooting I could do without much issue....those heavy pigs do eat up recoil pretty well.
As to ammo right there with you, I have stuff I loaded up in 2016 that I am just now shooting, as well as an over flowing 40mm ammo box of rimfire....I think I am set.
One game I did play was the different clay games, and I liked a bit heaver 20g shotgun. I did play a few rounds with an auto 5 16 and it really is not that bad....I could do a round of sporting clays....I felt it but I had fun doing it.
I will from time to time just grab something that has not seen love in...YEARS....and not shoot it but take it down, clean it up, cycle it a time or two, and just look and enjoy it.
I have guns that I have bought primarily to shoot.
I have guns that I have bought because they are historic and interesting.
I have guns that I bought because I thought that they were good investment.
I even have guns that I bought (or picked up) because they just happened to be in front of me at the right time,
I have my little enthusiasms... .
I am a shooter when it comes to my rifles, but the suppressors are for research.
Best answer yet, IMHO.
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