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Arizona/Cali get together pics for all.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Lennyjoe, Nov 5, 2005.

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  1. Lennyjoe

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    Was a great time had by all. As a bonus Esheato got to join us before flying back to Cali.

    Here's some pics;

    Early morning. Was a bit colder than usual as you can see. Thanks for the coffee Esheato
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    Kevin33 is looking a little chilly in the desert morning air. ;)
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    Breakfast is served. Sumpnz's elk. Went well on tortilla's and pepperjack cheese
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    Now to the hardware. The Cali guys liked the AR and bump firing the SKS.
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    Dasmi and Sumpnz putting rounds downrange.
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    Kevin33 shooting the evil assault rifle outlawed in Cali. :banghead:
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    Kevin33 giving the day a thumbs up.
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  2. Jubei

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    Looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

    Jubei
     
  3. Kevin33

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    Thanks Everybody, I had a great time. I look forward to doin it again. Awesome pictures Lenny. Elk was mm,mmm delicious. I had a blast shootin a variety of fine firearms and finally getting to shoot over 10 rounds. I gotta get a new gas tube for my sks. Thanks again everyone
     
  4. Ellie

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    more photos

    I had fun, guys. Thanks for giving me a chance to shoot some really cool stuff! I guess that l'il ol' Ruger 22/45 just won't make me happy any more (smile).

    Here's some photos for ya:

    well, allrighty then!
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    gosh, he sure does -hate- those cans!
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    so many choices . . .
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    line 'em up:
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    waiting to be useful:
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  5. Lennyjoe

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    Hey Ellie, when are you going shopping for a Kimber.;)
     
  6. Ellie

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    Kimbers make me smile

    Yup, Monsignor Lennyjoe, that was indeed my favorite item in the lineup.

    Hmm . . . maybe tax refund time? Or when my career as a gun-rights supermodel begins to pay off in more than the knowledge that I am advancing a most worthy cause.
     
  7. Ellie

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    a few more images for your viewing pleasure

    this is what happy looks like (too bad about the shadow):
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    pshew, this shooting stuff is tiring!
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    men intent on their craft (or is it fun?):
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  8. dasmi

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    Hey, those are mine!
     
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    I look forward to trying to make the next one. Looks like you guys had a good time!
     
  10. esheato

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    I'm back!

    Well, sorta...I'm still installing software and getting back up to speed, but my pics are forthcoming.

    I had a really good time by the way...it was nice to put a face with all the names.

    Ed
     
  11. sumpnz

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    Ellie - That shadow is doing what it's supposed to do. Shielding my eyes from the sun.

    Though I do agree the picture would have been better without it.

    So, you gonna get a .44mag now?
     
  12. Ellie

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    Small Ellie, BIG gun!

    Well . . . I enjoyed everything I shot on Saturday, and it was a treat to have such a variety. Given that I can't have -everything- (OK, I can, but I like to blow my paycheck on photographic equipment and expensive running shoes) I sure did like the feel of the Kimber in my hand.

    Though your CZ hunting rifle was a fun piece, too. I mean, the meat from that Elk probably paid for the gun . . . don't know if I can overcome my moonbat roots well enough to shoot sumthin' alive though - might have to leave that to my man : 0
     
  13. Ellie

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    The mystery guy

    Sorry Barry and I missed you, Ed. Where's Marysville?

    Ellie in San Diego
     
  14. Ellie

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    YUP, -all- yours!

    And mighty fun they are to shoot, too!
     
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    Sorry I had to be so stingy with the ammo for the CZ 550. I just didn't have much to begin with. I need to load up some more once I get a chance to get some more powder primers and bullets.

    Hunting is not for everyone. It's a lot of fun, but definatly not something to do unless you're into it. Keep in mind that only something like 20% of gun owners are hunters. If you want to get into hunting, rabbits and squirrels with a .22lr rifle is good way to start.
     
  16. TheArchDuke

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    Hey it's Dasmi's little brother. I'll get my photos developed tonight. Hope they turn out.
     
  17. Ellie

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    CZ-mania

    Aw, I was grateful for you letting me shoot your firearms at ALL! Ammo's expensive, and I appreciated your generosity!

    Next time, mebbe -I- can bring some along and shoot it more :) The drive to Yuma is pretty and I had fun.
     
  18. sumpnz

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    It ain't a matter of cost. If I'd had 100 rounds for you to shoot, you'd have been welcome to them. Only problem is, 6.5x55mm isn't exactly available at Wal-Mart. Most gun shops don't even have much of a selection, and it's often over-priced. I just didn't get a chance to buy the reloading components and load up a bunch ahead of time. I can load that ammo for around $3.80-4.75/20. Even the cheapest Bosian junk ammo is running double that price. I'll just have to make sure I've loaded up a crap-load (technical term) before hand.
     
  19. dasmi

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    Ellie, you're always welcome to shoot my ammo, as is everyone else.
    That's why I buy milsurp stuff, cheap ammo!
    Which reminds me, I need to re-stock.
     
  20. Ellie

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    Ammunition munitions

    Aw, I was jus' appreciating your generosity. I know you weren't being stingy ;)

    Somebody asked me today about ammo for very old guns - like, is it standard ammunition or do you have to get special stuff. Is this post part of the answer?
     
  21. Lennyjoe

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    Hey ArchDuke, you ready to by that Browning Hi-power?

    Ellie, thats why I reload.;)

    We ended up shooting 400 rounds of reloaded .223 out of the AR as well as over 500 milsurp rounds of 7.62 in the SKS. :D
     
  22. TheArchDuke

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    Not old enough yet in my state :cuss:
     
  23. esheato

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    Sorry I missed you too, but I had a plane to catch. Marysville is just above Sacramento.

    Ed
     
  24. sumpnz

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    Short answer: It depends.

    Long Answer: For some old guns, there is still plenty of factory ammo available. For some, the cartridge has become obselete and the only way to get ammo is to roll your own. For others, while the caliber is still in current production, the gun itself may be so old or in poor enough condition or be of a weaker design that it may be unsafe to shoot current factory ammo, and reduced power hand-loads may be the only option.

    For example, with that 8mm Mauser that you shot (the only with the really sticky bolt) there are some nearly identical rifles that were made before 1905 that actually have a slightly smaller bore diameter (.318" vs .323"). It is possible to find ammo with the .318" bullets, but it's pretty hard and very expensive. People that have those guns either just hang them on a wall, or load their own ammo for them. Also, some really early model 1903 Springfields had very weak actions, and although they are chambered for .30-06 (a very, very common caliber) you're risking serious injury shooting modern, full power .30-06 ammo in them.

    Then there's guns like the Swiss K-31. I think Wolf has recently announced production of new ammo for that caliber (7.5x55mm IIRC), but other than that, the only factory ammo available is some fairly expensive mil-surplus ammo (being FMJ's they won't be legal for hunting or even use on a few ranges).
     
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