Has anyone here ever won a gun in a raffle?

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  1. 4570Tom

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    Like others, my luck for winning raffles is pretty dismal, but I have won twice at some past FONRA dinners.

    One year I decided to drop a little more coin than usual on the tickets and ended up buying one of the packages that included a "red bucket ticket". That particular year they had 4 "red bucket" guns. First red ticket pulled, the guy got his choice of the 4. Think he picked a bolt action rifle. Second guy picked a Browning 20g BPS. Third ticket was mine and what was left to choose was a Rossi Trifecta 3 barrel (.22LR, 243, 20g) youth gun, or a MDM Buckwacka muzzleloader. Neither was a great option for me, as the Rossi was way too small for me and no young ones in the family, and I am a traditional muzzleloader sort of guy. And I had about 15 seconds to choose. With a lens on trading/selling whichever I picked, I took the Rossi. They had an FFL working the banquet, so I was able to take it home that night.

    At the banquet there was a guy from work and we got talking the following Monday. Seems he had done some gun trading, and had taken in a T/C White Mountain Carbine muzzleloader as part of a trade package. He had no interest in it, but had some interest in the Rossi as he felt he could get more for that than the T/C. So we did a straight trade and I ended up with something I really like and use so it all worked out.

    Second gun I won was a Daisy Red Ryder in the "white bucket" drawing.
     
  2. scaatylobo

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    Local fire dept one,and it was a Henry lever .22.

    I added a few shekels to that and now own a Henry .44 mag lever gun !
     
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  3. Rockrivr1

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    Several years ago I won a rather large raffle for a Mosin Nagant M44. I never win anything so it was a great surprise. Still own it as it's a great shooter.
     
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  4. tarosean

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    Never. If it wasnt for bad luck I would have no luck at all.
     
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  5. glockgod

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    Have lost count of guns I've won. Rifles pistols and a shotgun. Last one was a 45-70 Henry. Been a dry spell for a few years. I'm about due to hit again
     
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  6. herrwalther

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    I won half a case of 9mm Golden Sabre in May. Good thing I held onto most of it. I enter in every firearm drawing I can, even if its something I don't want. Only have gotten lucky this one time.
     
  7. 460Shooter

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    Won a gun? Hell no. I don't win anything. I could lose a raffle where I had the only ticket.
     
  8. Bush Pilot

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    You've lost count of the guns you won? Can I hang out with you?
     
  9. Poper

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    Yes, chances of winning are poor. That is why when I chip in on a raffle, I just look at it as a good will donation. I expect nothing for my donation, except to help the cause.
     
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  10. daniel craig

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    You and me both!
     
  11. Coyote3855

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    I usually don't buy raffle tickets. I won a Glock 26 at a Glock match. That raffle was limited to volunteer range officers. You got a ticket for every half day you worked during the match.
     
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  12. FLIGHT762

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    A few years ago, at a Ducks Unlimited dinner raffle, I won a Benelli Super Nova , 3-1/2", 26" barrel, Ducks Unlimited edition with the D/U logo imprinted into the receiver. I just used it a couple of weeks ago to harvest 7 White Fronted Geese with it.
     
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  13. Offhand McFlan

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    No...and I'm sick and tired of hearing from all the people that do! :D
     
  14. J-Bar

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    Yes. Local club raffle, fairly small total number of tickets. Buy a bunch to support the club— sometimes fate is kind.

    National raffles? I don’t waste my time or money.
     
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  15. MechAg94

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    I won a rifle 4 or 5 years ago in a TSRA raffle. That was after 15 years of buying tickets in the various raffles they did. More recently, I found some of the raffles that give away a gun a week. I won one in one of those.

    I doubt I am ahead as far as money spent, but I am a sucker for gun raffles. I will pretty much buy into any of them I hear about.
     
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  16. 444

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    Yes
    Within the last couple years I won a Springfield Armory 1911. One of the higher end ones although I don't remember now what they called it. I never even opened the box. I sold it the next day for $500.
     
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  17. straightShot

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    You start winning more than one gun multiple years in a row at your club's wild game dinner, and your friends get jealous, even though you spend a lot of money. It doesn't matter that you buy a ticket for every drawing, it's the fact that you won and they didn't win anything. You then buy additional tickets here and there for a monthly drawings at other sportsman's clubs and win, and no one says a thing. It's all good and so is winning!
     
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  18. medalguy

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    Yes I have. One of my daughter's liberal friends was complaining on Facebook about a school offering tickets for a S&W AR rifle, so I decided to support the school and bought $100 worth of tickets. A few weeks later I received a call informing me I had won the rifle. Since I already had several ARs I sold this one to a friend who gave it to his son for a birthday present. A well spent Franklin.
     
  19. spraay

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    I haven't but know three people who have. It definitely happens.
     
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  20. 27hand

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    I've won 2 guns over the years.
    Here's one. A Savage 111 FNS in .300 winmag maybe 8 to 10 years ago.
    I did take the Bushnell 3X9 of and put that Leupold VX5 on it. I also won a Ruger new model blackhawk in .41 mag.
    50706487868_b4fefe31ae_k.jpg 2020-12-11_03-16-07 by poofy27, on Flickr
     
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  21. Newtosavage

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    ONE TIME in 25 years. I won a Winchester 94 22 magnum. Beautiful gun but I had no use for it whatsoever. Shot it about 30 times and then sold it.

    On the other hand, I have a buddy who had to build a new "gun room" because he wins guns in literally every single raffle he enters. It's unreal.
     
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  22. Encoreman

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    I could buy 9,999 tickets with only 10,000 sold and not win. But in saying that I actually did win a Remington 870 magnum at a golf tournament as a door prize.
     
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  23. welldoya

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    Not a raffle but I entered a drawing I saw on Facebook for a Glock 43. It was sponsored by a gun shop in my hometown 100 miles away from where I live now. I won.
     
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  24. Rex in OTZ

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    Nope, Never.
    In 1982 i won a door prize from a cattle feed vendor, a gallon can of Warbex cattle dip.
    Since then I bought raffle tickets off and on over the years a couple thousand bucks all total, nothing to show for it.
     
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  25. If1HitU

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    I just don't have that kind of luck in winning anything.:D
     
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