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Ever have one of those moments where you have to bite your tongue?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MikePGS, Dec 24, 2008.

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  1. MikePGS

    MikePGS Member

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    I was at Dunhams today getting my gf a last minute gift (yeah, I'm one of those last minute shoppers) and overheard an interesting exchange. Two gentlemen were talking to the clerk about the .308, and were wondering if it was the ideal caliber to take 500 yard shots. Curious seeing as this is Michigan and aside from Highways you might have trouble finding 500 yard stretches of land. After making this inquiry, one of the guys explained that he is fully capable of taking such shots, so it was important to have the right ammunition (curious, i thought someone who took such shots would know whether or not a particular rifle would be suitable). The best part of course was when a bit later I overheard the same two guys ask another question while they were buying their ammo. One of the guys (the long range shooter) asked if "that gun" he pointed at was in .308. At which point the clerk politely informed him that no, it was not.




    It was a muzzle loader.
     
  2. armoredman

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    Egad. Not traditional ML, I take it.
     
  3. Dean Williams

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    Almost every single day...
     
  4. makarovnik

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    Not important enough to worry about. You'll give yourself high blood pressure.
     
  5. chipp

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    He obviously made the 300 yard shots with the muzzle loader.
     
  6. Mousegun

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    Ever have one of those moments where you have to bite your tounge?

    Yeah, sometimes it gets THIS bad.

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  7. biggun44mag

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    I am a teacher in an elementary school, and a lot of the people I work with are anti. I don't bite my tongue as often as I should. I once had a student pulled from my class and put into another because I hunt and own guns!
    Many people do not realize how anti-gun the National Education Association (our national union) is. In the NEA constitution there is a statement against guns. Our ranks are being depleted largely in part because our children are exposed to anti-gun teachers 6 to 7 hours a day. I challenge all of you who have kids to NOT bite your tongue and ask their teachers where they stand and demand they offer a balanced view when the subject of gun ownership comes up in the classroom.
     
  8. John828

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    Until you got to the Michigan part, I was thinking you might have been at the Academy in Little Rock, AR when I overheard the gentleman behind the counter tell a customer that the .308 is one of the flattest shooting rounds on the market. I did bite my tongue because it was none of my business, and I love the .308, but it definitely does not have the best ballistics when compared to some other rounds.

    Situations like that I think I ought to bite my tongue because there was nothing to gain by sticking my nose in it. No one was going to get hurt and if they bought the rifle thinking it was a "flat shooter," they probably won't be too dissappointed.
     
  9. GEM

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    After this encounter, I now MYOB.

    At Cabela's a dude was buying a pump shotgun for HD. There he was with the little lady. He wanted a pump to rack it to scare the BGs. Then he wanted some blanks in case that didn't work, to further scare the BGs. The clerk opined that he should also get some rubber 00 if the blanks didn't work.

    I decided :)banghead: me) to set this gentleman on the correct tactical course. Well, he looked like he wanted to kill me - I violate his macho space.

    So, I wandered away.
     
  10. THe Dove

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    Hey Gem

    Should have told him a cap pistol is alot cheeper and nowadays they make alot bigger bang when you pull the trigger! HAHA

    The Dove
     
  11. ShadyScott999

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    Ya can't fix stupid.
     
  12. Tirod

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    "Bite My Own Tongue" is an operative condition of life these days. Happens sometime after 45 when you discover you DO know something and now all the younger kids won't listen.

    Like, when folks post they carry a nice full sized .45 accurized for range shooting as their CCW piece because . . .

    Uuunhh.

    You probly geth my pointh.
     
  13. CB900F

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    Fella's;

    Go back & reread Biggun44mag's post again. It is the absolute truth & it's way past time to do something about it.

    Here it is again: Break the NEA & save the USA!

    900F
     
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    what he said.
     
  15. LWGN

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    CB900F,

    We solved that problem by homeschooling. Firearms safety counts as part of health class. PE includes range time. American history and civics includes the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and all ten amendments around here.

    And as an added benefit, we avoid the religiously-bigoted, anti-intellectual biases of many of the locals, to boot.

    :D
     
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    Boy, you've got that right.
     
  17. Neverwinter

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    I hope you meant "the entirety of the Bill of Rights". There are more than 10 amendments to the Constitution. Some are important to understanding the development of our country's government, like the 13th and 19th.
     
  18. Mike2

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    Personally, I've been at the point in my life for several years now, where I finally speak up and have quit bitting my tongue. I know most times it won't do any good at all but at least it makes me feel a little bit better.........I know it does no good though.:scrutiny:
     
  19. John828

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    regarding caliber issues or 2A issues, Mike2? One is more important than the other.
     
  20. exoduster18

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    I am with Mike2 on this one....I generally do open my mouth and let people know. I do it in as nice a way as a possible to avoid offending anyone, but there are times when I keep my mouth shut because it would better serve me to do so.
     
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    i have to do that all the time at the local gun shop. sometimes i just can't help myself though and can't hold my tounge.
     
  22. John828

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    I still think it is better to refrain from butting in at gun shops unless you are asked an opinion or part of the conversation, but then you're not butting in.

    Sometimes I only hear part of the conversation and might have missed something that made a comment halfway correct. Usually though the comment is indeed dumb but not worthy of attention. Maybe an inward chuckle, but otherwise not worth the energy. I have no point to prove nor a need to feel superior.

    Now if a comment is overheard that has the potential to put someone in harm's way, that is a different story.
     
  23. monkyboy1975

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    On 2A issues I never choose to bite my tongue, I speak my mind. On the caliber war stuff I bite the tongue unless what I hear is total BS.;)
     
  24. goldie

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    how about being in a gun shop ,the clerk is holding the pistol to show the customer(customer didnt have a pistol license) & the customer asked him how come he isnt holding the gun sideways! he was dead serious,thats what he learned from idiot movies & tv.bite my tongue? i wanted to smack this rectum!
     
  25. Redneck with a 40

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    A .308 at 500 yards probably has on the order of 5 feet of drop at that range, factor in any wind, you'd better be a damn good shot. If you want a flat shooting cartridge, 7mm mag or 300 win mag, but none have the inherent accuracy of the .308.
     
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