Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Justin, Nov 8, 2006.
welcome, there are a lot of knowledgeable people here
Another New Guy
I am a 55 year old guy from Wyoming. I have hunted since I was a small kid, shooting my first 4x4 Mulie in 1966 with a Model 64 Winchester chambered in 32 Win Special. My long time favorite caliber is .308, I have 3 rifles with that chambering, my favorite is a Rem Model 788 with a custom stock and trigger. Favorite shotgun is an 870, a K-22 Masterpiece is the revolver that I shoot the most.
I am getting back into reloading and like to read about tips and safe shortcuts that make it more fun.
Although I have shot and hunted for about 50 years, I don't claim to be an expert on anything except my own hunting grounds.
From NC. Just recently purchased Taurus pt-145 millenium Pro. Love the little thumper! Just recently also passed the course and received my CHP. Also just recently decided with ll the buzz and feardom, that I would get into reloading and casting.
Looks like a helluva active forum, and was told about this forum from my other fourm, www.Taurasarmed.net
I was reding bit about how alot o folks here didnt really like their lee deluxe turret press and was amazed looking at some of those bench pictures!
Looks like a very good site! Glad I found it later than never!
Name is Tim and obviously I'm a new member here. I found the site while searching for reloading information. I'm located in one of the few states still waiting for CCW to be legalized (Wisconsin). I have been a long time shooter of both long guns and handguns both for target and hunting. My interests are mainly big game and upland hunting, shooting, pointing dogs and motorcycles. Great information here and I hope to learn as I continue to read the archives.
My current inventory is: Sako 7mm Rem. Mag, Sako 375H&H, Beretta 626 20ga., Beretta 626 12ga., Remmington 1100 in 12ga, and 20ga., Browning BDA 380acp, Smith&Wesson 460 8.3 barrel (on order), Smith&Wesson mod.640 (on order) and a few others I can't recall off the top of my head.
I hope to visit with you as time allows.
Hi from Ontario, Canada,
I am a new member. I found this site very interesting. I have had many years experience with long guns. Since I have retired from business I joined a gun club a few months ago and have developed an interest in hand guns. I am mainly interested in target shooting and currently own two Smith and Wesson 22 LR hand guns, a model 41 and a model 617. I am a novice when it comes to hand guns. I purchased the 41 used after trying several other pistols and have been very happy with it.
I recently purchased the model 617 revolver and while I think it is a fine firearm I find the grip is a little small for my hand, as were many of the other revolvers I tried. I think if I could purchase a thicker grip I would be much happier with it. Would any one know of a possible solution to my problem?
New from arizona
I was googling question on rate of rifle twist and types of 5.56 ammo and came across this forum. I got some very good answers. Thanks, and I look foreword to participating. I'm an animal lover (veterinarian) , but an avid hunter and shooter. I eat what I kill,preferably with one shot.
another from NE
Hello all, just getting around to the new member business. Currently, I'm a full time Automotive Technician, but looking forward with applying with the Dept. of Corrections in the near future. I do alot of target shooting, getting into handguns more and more these days. Heres a family portrait as of current, but there are still two more on the way. Can't have an intro without some pron.
Grandfather died gave me a bunch of guns. I don't even know how to type them so bare with me: 4-10pump action; single shot 12 guage, pump action 12 guage; SKS; AR-15;20 guage single shot; and a 30-06; if that makes any sense. I want to keep them but geez thats alot of guns
Thank you for allowing to join your discussion group. This forum is very active and addresses my favorite subject(s).
I grew I in Stuttgart, Arkansas and have lived in Little Rock for over thirty years. I am a planter. My primary crops are turf and rice.
I have may interest but my passion is conservation, shooting, and hunting. I also like photography, fishing, gunsmithing, machine work, metal work, wood working, sailing, reading and of course, my profession.
I like to shoot about anything but shotgunning has to be my favorite. Double barrel shotguns and accurate rifles are what I like to have in my hands That does not mean I do not like pistols, revolvers, machine guns, and anything else that goes bang. I have competed in skeet, sporting clays, and live pigeons. Most of my hunting consist of duck and deer, mainly because that is what I have available to me. I like to hunt about anything. I am fifty five and this is my fiftieth duck season.
I am a life member of the NRA (and then some), a life member of Ducks Unlimited, a life member NSSA, a life member NSCA, and a life member of Safari Club International.
I am active in supporting the Second Amendment and every other aspect of our constitution. State's rights and individual right are a passion in my beliefs. I believe in a limited and intrusive Federal Government. In my opinion, the primary responsibility, of the Federal Government, is protection our shores and maintaining a central bank.
Thank you again for accepting me and I look forward to participating.
sorry for the Repeat
I introduced myself in a seperate thread and did not realized it had been moved when I looked for it.
To answer the question above, I like all guns but longuns are what I shoot most. That does not mean I do not have a 1911 wiht me almost all time. When I am asked why I carry a pistol, my answer is to safely get me to my shotgun.
Hello to all! F.N.G. from Tn. here. I'm retired military and enjoy hunting and collecting guns, mainly long guns. I hope to enjoy learning here and have always enjoyed gun "people"!
When I'm not doing that I'm looking for a new weapon to purchase.
I think I found my next one! I just shot a friends and fell in love!
Looks like alot of good info around here!!
Newbee Here from South Carolina
Hello everyone!! Great Forum. I'm an avid gun fan and avid whitetail deer hunter.
Hi. New member here. I enjoy hunting with rifles and shotguns as well as skeet shooting and target shooting with pistols. My favorite gun is a Browning Sweet Sixteen that my grandfather hunted with. It was passed down to my dad by my grandmother and I now have it.
I'm a retired military guy. Spend 16 years in the Marine Corps and 14 in the Army. Strange switching services. They are very different.
I'm also a retired history teacher, which in some ways I enjoyed more that I did the military.
I collect old guns and have lost count of how many I have. I started the collection to collect all of the muskets that we have ever used, from the Revolution to present (If an AR-15 qualified as "present".)
Then I tried to get all of our main enemies guns, which I did a pretty good job at. Then cowboy guns, and then bolt action .22's and then 9mm's (you can fill a house with 9's so I stopped that after just a few). I own some nice shotguns, but no really fancy and expensive ones.
I used to shoot contantly, having been in combat arms for most of my adult life, but then I injured my hearing working around a Bradley Fighting Vehicle and I've become a bit gunshy....the noise you know.
I'm interested in all things old and all things that go "bang". It's the history of gold guns that fascinates me more than the gun itself. The old "If this gun could talk" drives me wild.
I have some nice Sharps rifles, originals except for one. I've got all of the major trapdoors, a few rolling blocks, some Colt percussion pistols, a scad of SMLE's and even a Ross straight pull. I've got one nice '73 Win, and a pretty good 97. I've got a mint Garand and a few M-1 carbines. I have three Krags, two almost like new. I have an old and new 1911.
So, guns I've got, over 200 at last count.
So if you what to chit chat old guns I'd like to chime in. I'm not a total expert, as I've got so many, but my general knowledge is better than average.
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