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What's your favorite firearm activity to do?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sheepdog1968, Apr 15, 2013.

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  1. ball3006

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    When I open the safe and smell the cosmoline. Because of the smell, I know these guns have been there, done that.................chris3
     
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    +1.
     
  3. Sheepdog1968

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    Sometimes I half joke to my wife that they should make a woman's perfume like that (or Hoppes). It would attract men like flies.
     
  4. bandur60

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    A tossup, watching a first-time shooter safely:
    (1) empty their first magazine of 5.56;
    (2) hit their first jar of tannerite

    All-riiight!!! Yesss!!!
     
  5. horsemen61

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    Reloading for me and saving money on ammo while others complain about not finding any at Walmart :evil::evil::evil:
     
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    walking cans with a cap'nball colt. next is shotguning crazyquail.
     
  7. Bio-Chem

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    putting small holes, close together in paper a long ways away.

    but i also enjoy reloading, cleaning, holding my guns while watching the movie tombstone. among others
     
  8. TRX

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    2-liter plastic water bottles. With the right bullet and velocity, you can turn one into weirdly deformed plastic shreds and dense fog.
     
  9. Hagen442

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    1) Cowboy Action SASS
    2) Sporting Clays
    3) Trap
     
  10. Shoot66

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    plinking: steel and clays
     
  11. drjohn

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    It’s all fun, but the most was BB gunning with my kids when they were young. Don’t need to go to the range, shoot right in the backyard. My daughter even earned her high school letters on the school shooting team thanks in part to all the pounds of BB’s sent down range and more than a couple worn out daises. Now.. I’m getting this first grand kid…..can you say pal rifle….
     
  12. Mr.510

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    Shooting steel spinners with a .22 pistol. :D I could do that all day, every day and never get tired of it. I have to get one of the 'drag racing tree' ones next, for a little friendly competition. :evil: I have a feeling this will turn into a mini arms race and I'll end up with Volquartsen everything eventually....
     
  13. bannockburn

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    Plinking away at cans (filled with water or pop), plastic bottles of various sizes, and finishing up with several after Halloween pumpkins.
     
  14. Agsalaska

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    Filling out a 4473 form. :neener:

    Just kidding.



    Buying a gun is my favorite thing to do with a gun.
     
  15. 3212

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    Trying to take a deer with my .50 cal. flintlock.
     
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    shoot.
     
  17. gk2410

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    That's easy - taking my sons and grandsons out for an afternoon of general plinking. I've got the ten year old boy very comfortable with the 45 acp and 45 Colt. Not afraid of anything and a better shot than many of us. Nice to be young, calm and with GOOD EYES. The 14 year old is holding 3/4 to 1" 3-shot groups with his .243. Did I say how proud I am?
     
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    Testing reloads and finally getting one right
     
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    DAMN: THOUGHT THIS THREAD WAS WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FIREARM!

    57 YEARS OLD AND I STILL CAN'T PAY ATTENTION



    Well, the favorite firearm activity is definitely casual plinking to out and out blasting. Never leaving anything garbage wise at the range. Never.





    My favorite is my International Harvester M1 Garand. It's an old DCM gun I have had for 15 or 20 years.
    It also happens to be the favorite of my two sons, Brian (15) and Scott (13)

    They ask to shoot it but know it only comes out on special occasions.

    I also have a sweet Russian Parade SKS with blacked out bolt and laminated stock. Not so much a shooter as a looker, I have run a few rounds through it.

    2nd favy is my 500 S&W. It always draws a crowd and people love it when I let them try a round or two.
    Scott likes it but hasn't put a round down range with it yet. This is him a couple years back in grade school.

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    I have to say steel targets at distance is fun. But day in and day out, indoors and out - rapid target shooting for fun. I'm not talking about just blasting bullets down range, but 3 or 5 rapid shots - goal being the tightest group possible. Challenging, fun and if done correctly good training.
     
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    Go Flintlocks! Flip your Frizzen and Spark one up! This was to be a reply to "3213" in post #65
     
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    To be honest I really enjoy feral animal eradication.

    Australia has very delicate ecosystems and feral animals do a lot of damage annually.
    It makes me all warm and fuzzy to see a feral pig, goat, fox, dog or cat removed from native bushland.
     
  24. TheSaint

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    Tough call, but I just good ol' plinking at the indoor range. There's few things in life more satisfying than getting a good tight group.

    Close seconds:

    - Buying new gear (who doesn't feel like Christmas when we get our new 'toys'?)
    - Tweaking, cleaning, making adjustments to get it just 'right'
    - Reloading (can't say for sure, just ordered gear for the first time, but I hear it becomes an addiction for most, even though only 7% of shooters do it)
     
  25. nelsonal

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    I love cleaning them after a range session. I love the smell of Hoppe's and the oils, and the whole process. Probably followed by working up a load that works best in each firearm.
     
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