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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. OilyPablo

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    I was going to mention this - but I was afraid the hive may think I'm nuts. I love it when I have time to do a deep clean and the results show. There is something about acquiring a gun, firing it - but until I do a deep clean, it does not seem to be "mine". Rather it's a combination of both shooting and cleaning. For example when I get a used specimen, I always learn it well, deep clean it, THEN fire it - bring to the shop, clean it again - and now I feel like it's a keeper. :D
     
  2. Nalgi

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    Im with you! Sporting Clays is the most fun. Fast, lots of shooting, a challenge and you can give your friends major crap when they miss!
     
  3. Squeaky Wheel

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    Interesting thread. I'm surprised by the number of folks who said that shooting clay pigeons is their favorite. I've never shot at clay pigeons so I don't understand all the excitement (obviously). When I was growing up only the wealthy (in my neck of the woods anyhow) shot clay pigeons. We were not wealthy.

    Also, what is the distinction between skeet and trap? Is one just a more advanced version of the other?
     
  4. nelsonal

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    I can certainly understand that feeling. For some reason I never feel like something is "mine" until I've gotten it stripped enough to see each part's function, once done, it's usually up there for a good long time, but anything new is sort of black boxish until I see it working in 3-D space.

    I suspect my cleaning desire comes from a misbegotten belief that a thing will remain "new" so long as I carefully follow the maintenance ritual. All I know is my detail desire drops dramatically once a thing is damaged. Happily, that doesn't happen to often (especially with my guns).
     
  5. Furncliff

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  6. jimmyraythomason

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    My favorite firearms activity is turning a piece of military surplus scrap iron into something worth having.
     
  7. Lunie

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    Generically speaking:

    Plinking!
     
  8. Hardtarget

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    Hard to beat standing around with the guys and "challange" pinking with the .22 rifles or pistols. You know...I can do better than that! :D

    My #2 is spending some range time with a "first timer". Trying to get that big grin after they see their first good group.

    Mark
     
  9. OilyPablo

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    I also enjoy when a "stranger" at the range ASKS me if I want to shoot their gun(s). I have got to meet some great people and try some interesting/cool guns at the same time.
     
  10. Bruno2

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    Yeah , challenge or H.O.R.S.E. with the 22.

    How about the "can race"? That's always fun for all ages!
     
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    Trapshooting! I really like shooting games (oaklies,chips and protectors). After that I like to plink.
     
  12. Bruno2

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    You guys ever shoot skrap?
     
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    I like Tac 3-Gun events and would also like to get into long range precision shooting.
     
  14. Harvie

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    I enjoy bird hunting. I've been opening the season for over forty years, dove hunting. It really is a picnic. Duck hunting opens about 45 days later. Depending how successful the breeding is, duck season could go for 50 - 60 days. It is so much fun, and they are delicious.
     
  15. tacxted

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    clays are alot of fun, especially with friends. moding and acessorizing brings a smile to me too.
     
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    I enjoy most all aspects of shooting except searching for reloading supplies and ammo. I love shooting clays. I've just started getting into reloading 12 ga and thats very gratifying. Hunting coyotes is always fun. Only have one under my belt but that's fine. I'm more about the stalk than the kill. Then there is building. I've been working for a company building Ak's for a month or three now. I really enjoy it aswell.
     
  17. coloradokevin

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    Long range rifle work on steel or "soft reactive" (prairie dog) targets is one of my favorites. There's simply something magical in placing an object that's less than 1/3 of an inch across onto a 4-12" target at a distance of 1/3 to 1/2 mile away. Whether that results in a nice "ding" of steel, or a "splat" of a pest, it's a challenging and exciting range mission for me.
     
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