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New Member? Introduce yourself here (just intros, questions get answered elsewhere)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Justin, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. johnny yuma 57

    johnny yuma 57 Member

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    need info regarding barrell length

    hey everybody,,, nice to be here with you...just reading some 5 yr old threads online regarding gun stuff made me feel I was back at the rifle club I used to belong to,,,good feeling...so I just signed up a few minutes ago...
    I am looking hard at some bolt guns thinking I want one... One used 40XBR I found in .308 with tactical stock really appeals to me but then I found out it has a 16" barrel with a 1 in 9 twist!!!! why on earth would anyone want to do that to a long range weapon???
    In reading the older threads I think to reach 1,000 yds it needs to be at least 20" ....is this correct???
     
  2. TireIron

    TireIron Member

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    Im 14. I deer hunt in northern wisconsin. my deer rifle is a savage 111 30-06 with a vortex crossfire ii 3-9. I also have a rem. 1100 12 Ga.
    I came to this forum because im looking to get into varmint/predator hunting and also longer range target shooting.
    Primarily looking to get into a .223 bolt action for these hobbies.
     
  3. Coldfinger

    Coldfinger Member

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    Old new member intro

    I have been a member since 2011. Never did introduce myself to this forum. Oversight on my part. New to forums really. So I'm in the us army stationed in Washington state. Been on active duty for 16 years. I love to shoot everything. Mostly handguns. Got several of them but also a couple long guns and one shot gun. Not sure why I have a scatter gun but its just in the safe hanging out. I reload for my hand guns and enjoy the reloading thread in this forum. I have a habit of collecting range brass and hoarding it. My stocks a dwindled significantly due to just moving to Washington from Texas. I recently started a membership at a new indoor range and they are brass hogs. Only allowing me to take what I shoot, but I do sneak out with what other shooters allow me to have. After my stock pile is full again I do share the wealth so when I have extra (if there is such a thing) I will post trade offers or send it to friends on the forum. So in closing I enjoy this forum because 99% of the posts/responses I read are professional, courteous and helpful. I look forward to logging in to THR every night. Hope to interact with you in the future.
    Safe shooting to you and yours
    Happy holidays to you and yours
    Coldfinger
     
  4. ncpapaul

    ncpapaul Member

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    New Member

    I have been reading here for some time but wanted to post some. A machinists by trade, I tinker with old guns, knives, axes, cars, trucks, tractors, sawmills, anything old. I like the military surplus rifles, .303 Enfields, 1917 Enfields, P14 Enfields, Siamese Mausers....or any Mausers. I like double shotguns and anything .22 rimfire. I reload several standard calibers and some wildcats too. I do the machine work on my brother's bench rifles. Thank you, Paul in Mississippi
     
  5. DurangoKid

    DurangoKid Member

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    I live in the Rocky Mtn West, Wyoming. Big Game, Varmint Hunting. Gun collecting. Bullet casting. Black Powder Flint Locks and Ruger Old Army 6 guns. Shooting long range rifles and WWII Military arms. S&W handguns N frames mostly .
     
  6. nogunknowledge

    nogunknowledge Member

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    Hi I am a new member and know absolutely nothing about guns. My dad has alzheimers and has left me with a gun that I think is kinda of cool and was wondering what it is worth. It is a 1949 .38 Super Colt with ivory handles. Any info would be great!!
     
  7. odorf

    odorf Member

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    hello

    hello, i am an gun nut. i own a SC-03A3
    and a M94 carl gustaf 6.5 mauser
    my other guns are marlin 30-30 remington win,308. 22 'winchester and remington 512, savage 300 mag
    and various shotguns. mossberg, stevens,higgins savage
    and a universal 30 mi cal. that i call mr. jamsalot :cuss:
    I am a beginner at reloading, and am looking forward to learning from those that know
     
  8. Attila

    Attila Member

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    and a universal 30 mi cal. that i call mr. jamsalot

    I don;t know your carbines condition but a common problem with the Universal is the recoil spring.They are to stiff for the design specks.Try a weaker spring and see if that don't keep the bolt from flying back too fast.Yours is not the only one I have heard of with that problem. Enjoy your time here.
     
  9. jungleking

    jungleking Member

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    Greetings!

    Newbie here. been scanning the internet for info on buying a Mosin Nagant. This site turned up and decided to join because it will probably bring up loads of information like other forums.

    Trying to act quickly because from what I've been seeing, the prices are going up and the stockpiles are drying up.

    I live in Illinois, about 20 minute drive from St. Louis, MO. Any leads as to where I can find one, I am all ears. already been to a few shops and they are out and don't know when they will be getting more.

    looking mainly for a pre WW2 hex receivered M91 or 91/30. but open to whats in stock.
    been to Cabelas but they won't let you check out the merchandise except for the one "display model" they want $600 for.

    Thanks!
     
  10. Gixxer1k

    Gixxer1k Member

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    Mosin nagant

    Try Century International Arms, google it and they have some great guns and prices.
     
  11. BigHossCCF

    BigHossCCF Member

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    Hello! I'm brand new here (to finally registering with THR) from East Texas...family man, Texas proud, buy American, residential designer and Architect...transitioning to my new business of Cross Creek Firearms, licensed Federal Firearms dealer (FFL 07) and spend my free time (from day job and family) as a gunsmith.
     
  12. KestrelConsultant

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    Hello,
    My name is Chris and I'm an active duty sniper and consultant for Kestrel. I wanted to these forums on seeking out user opinions and experiences with the Kestrel line of products. I'm here to assist and answer any questions that members might have.
     
  13. Capt. Blackadder

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    Hello all! I am a resident of the People's Republic of Maryland, and have been a firearms enthusiast since I picked up a cap gun when I was 7 :D. I have pretty much been lurking around here trying to learn as much as possible as I save up to buy a handgun. Was thinking about a S&W model 65 if I can find one, but might just get a Ruger P95 (or any other suggestion I'm given) due to the gun rationing and other current events political stuff not fit for the forum.
     
  14. MALTISE

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    New Member

    Hi All:
    I am a new member from So. West Fl. I collect Savage Rifles,mostly older 99`s, but I also like the older Sporters, I am retired so I have the time to restore the older beat up guns. I do my own rust bluing & stock work & love to see a 100 year old plus rifle looking brand new. I also have a soft spot for the Marlin 39`s .
    I am happy to have found this forum.:)
     
  15. Disappointed in Sig

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    Attn Sig owners: I was attracted to this site when I noticed someone commenting that Sig has very little problems. I agree, (I really like my P238) however, I have a P2022 in .40 cal that has constant FTF's. They took it back right away, it was "Repaired" & I received in less than 2 weeks, BUT it still does the exact same thing. In fact, after the very FIRST shot, the 2nd round fed only half way up the ramp (Just like it did before they "worked on it"). Now, they are ignoring my requests for proper repair or replacement. I have contacted them THREE times, & they are not responding. It's a shame, because I had my sights on a Sig 1911 Scorpion next, but I think it would be wise to stay away from Sigs. Warranties mean NOTHING, if they don't back it up. :barf:
     
  16. jungleking

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    Gixxer1k Try Century International Arms, google it and they have some great guns and prices.

    unfortunately they require a dealer to login to check themout. I do not have a C&R license(yet). for now I have to work with the local places that are currently out of stock.
     
  17. WhiskyRidge

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    Hello All,

    New member from the Pacific Northwest. I have always found this site informative and thought I would finally join up. Self-employed family man with a couple kids (out of six) in the Air Force, lovely wife, and the dog herd keeps growing.

    Tom
     
  18. White oak

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    Hello All

    New guy here from Nebraska. General intrest in all firearms but especially traditional muzzle loaders.
     
  19. Superco65

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    New member

    Hi, I live in Massachusetts, ex military, retired law enforcement and a avid gun enthusiast. I own a Remington r1 1911,s&w m&p sport 5.56 and a few hunting shotguns. I'm ready for my next pistol.......not sure , thinking beretta 92fs.
     
  20. SpannerX

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    Hi, new guy here, I'm mostly a lurking type though, and not exactly knowledgeable in firearms anyway. :)
     
  21. Shootergirl11

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    Hi!

    Well Lets see..I'm 25 and I bought my first gun last year..Mossberg deer and field combo. In the last few months I have bought a Taurus Raging Judge Magnum, a Taurus PT92 a Ruger 10/22 bull-pup and......A Springfield armory SAR-8...Which is the gun that brought me here to this site.

    Since I bought my first gun I have loved shooting...I buy my ammo in bulk boys!;) LOL...But after I bought the SAR-8 I dug a little deeper and found out that mine is one with the aluminum receiver. I was not happy I'm not a gun expert (Yet) But everything I am reading is telling me I made a mistake.

    Hoping someone on here can tell me how to switch the receiver out for a steel one...
     
  22. wodaddy

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    Long time lurker, seldom poster, so far. Also been on another forum for some time. Married, 4 kids, fantasy football addict, former MLB pitcher. Working on a reloading/ gun room. Looking forward to reloading. Be warned, I have a tendency to ask a lot of questions. Unapologetic supporter of the Tea Party. Freedom lover

    NRA Life member
     
  23. H4897

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    Hey all I'm a total gun nut and want to share my knowledge and gain some more
    I have the moats experience with ar's and want to get into long range shooting anyway
    Hello from upstate ny
     
  24. Green Build Roof

    Green Build Roof Member

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    Three things I believe in: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

    Three things to remember: When the try to stop your your First, you'll wish you had your Second. Thank God for Texas ... and states rights. Levity beats Brevity.

    The real battle is for our children. Our educational system is designed to indoctrinate values, not teach facts. Values should be left for families to decide and instill. Until we return to that as a nation, nothing we do will have any long term effect. Best education on indoctrination is "Who Controls the Children" by Peg Luksik.

    God Bless you. See you around.
     
  25. boudreau

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    New Member

    I am a new member, just joined today. I like anything that goes bang, reload for all my center fire rifles and handguns, and have done so for years. My current favorite shooting is with 45-70 single shot rifles, and 1911 pistols. About 12 years ago, I took a gunsmith machine shop night class for two semesters at a junior college and built a 30-06 on a Win. Model 70 action with a Douglas Premium air gage barrel that wound up at 25.5 inches with a target crown. Put it in a McMillan synthetic stock with a 3.5x10 Leupold scope. To my astonishment, my first group using Hornady Light Magnum 180 Gr. ammo, it grouped 3/4 " at a measured 100 yd, and the chronograph read just over 2940 fps. May have been due to the 1 in 10 twist on the accuracy, and 25.5 on the barrel length. I used to hunt white tails in East Texas, but somehow I got over being mad at them, and now generally hunt hogs, still somewhat pissed at them.
    My longest shot on a hog was 285 yd with a 25-06, and the closest was 26 feet with a 45-70.
     

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