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What's YOUR gun fun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Topgun, Feb 15, 2004.

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What's your TOP gun fun?

  1. Plinking

    39 vote(s)
    23.9%
  2. Target shooting

    47 vote(s)
    28.8%
  3. Trap or Skeet

    9 vote(s)
    5.5%
  4. Hunting

    8 vote(s)
    4.9%
  5. Collecting MODERN guns

    9 vote(s)
    5.5%
  6. Collecting ANTIQUE guns

    7 vote(s)
    4.3%
  7. Reenactments

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Cowboy Shooting

    3 vote(s)
    1.8%
  9. Shooting POWERFUL loads

    4 vote(s)
    2.5%
  10. Black Powder

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%
  11. Camping with guns

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%
  12. Rapid fire

    6 vote(s)
    3.7%
  13. Tinkering with guns

    7 vote(s)
    4.3%
  14. Full auto

    4 vote(s)
    2.5%
  15. Instructing shooters

    16 vote(s)
    9.8%
  16. Trading guns

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Topgun

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    Got one that is top priority? I know there's more, but space limitation.

    :confused: :)
     
  2. cslinger

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    I like them all but my absolute most fun thing to do is instruct new shooters. I am by no means a sharpshooter but I know my stuff and love bringing new people into the sport.

    Chris
     
  3. Smoke

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    I suppose it would be target shooting.

    In a dynamic sort of way. I like multiple target setups that let me work out the gauge and the 1911 in the same run.

    From there....punching paper with a variety of weapons, then trying to bust those elusive little clay birdies.

    After that comes "all of the above"

    Don't make me rank them.....I can't do it.

    Smoke
     
  4. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    <sigh> .... this is a multiple choice ya know .. I mean ''pick one'' .... all but impossible!! :p

    I picked - oh what was it? ''Powerful loads'' ... cos I am a hand-cannon dude .. I love the big cals ... badly!

    But then ya see .... ''plinking'' covers so much ..... whether it's going thru a brick of .22lr with the Marlin 60 .... emptying far too many mags thru the AK .... oh my .... decisions, decisions .. !!

    Over my many years of shooting I could probably put a tick in every box!! Done most .. and still never manage to do all I want.
     
  5. Dave R

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    Yeah, this REALLY needs to be multiple choice. I chose hunting, because I think a good day of upland hunting is about as good as it gets.

    But almost any plinking session is real close.

    And sporting clays isn't that far behind a good day of upland hunting.
     
  6. PawDaddy

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    Well, I deer hunt now. Have squirrel, turkey, and dove hunted in the past. And I also like to target shoot and am now about to get into clay targets. But, I like to plink!

    I guess it would be good to do a "mark all that apply listed from most important to least" poll.
     
  7. Mulliga

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    Easily the most fun you'll ever have is instructing new shooters. Nothing like getting a bunch of friends and burning some powder, all in the interest of marksmanship and gun safety.
     
  8. Ala Dan

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    Instructing NEW shooter's

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  9. Myself

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    I enjoy punching holes in paper both formally and informally. I am also a big fan of hand cannons. In spite of those and others, I chose collecting modern cause I spend more time researching and a-cummin-ateing stuff.
     
  10. 7.62FullMetalJacket

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    Is plinking a subset of target shooting? Or the other way around? :confused:
     
  11. Stevie-Ray

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    I picked target shooting, but that's not quite right. It's just what I do most, now. I actually enjoy working up handloads, especially for .45 ACP. Break out the reloading equipment for several hours, take all the documenting material and head for the range for several more hours. But nothing beats a stroll through the deep woods with a favorite .22 shooting at nothing in particular. Haven't done that in way too many years.
     
  12. gbelleh

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    Full auto! :D
     
  13. El Tejon

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    No slot for "Learning".:confused:
     
  14. Telperion

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    Yeah, where's the slot for tactical training?
     
  15. Tamara

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    That would be in the "What's your weapon seriousness?" thread; this is the "What's your gun fun?" thread. ;) :D
     
  16. Ankeny

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    Competition shooting. In particular, getting new clubs and new shooters started. I am a gamer.
     
  17. Ryder

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    I'm only good for about 12 of those.
     
  18. JeepDriver

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    Plinking.

    Nothing better then spending an afternoon shooting with a couple friends.

    It can be at cans, bowling pins, steel plates or darn near everything else. That's fun to me!
     
  19. cool45auto

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    Target shooting with Collecting Antiques a close second.
     
  20. TamThompson

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    Absolutely plinking. To the point that I'm endangering my healthy diet of fresh foods by buying and consuming more canned food so I get cans to shoot. :) :p :)
     
  21. Beav

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    As much as yearn to go out and shoot them I would have to say collecting modern firearms. It's every bit of an addiction for me. Whether its the design, looks, or simply the feel of a well engineered and machined piece of metal in my hands, I'm always anticipating my next purchase. :D

    I'm more into modern but I have grown a great appreciation for older designs such as the Hipower, 1911, and Makarov.
     
  22. Hkmp5sd

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    Collecting & shooting...

    WWII firearms.
     
  23. StuporDave

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    I enjoy target shooting and plinking. I collect milsurp firearms. I have, and will again, competed in action pistol competition. I love all these activities.

    I chose "instructing shooters". There is nothing, and I mean nothing, that compares to the look on the face of a new shooter I am helping the first time he/she hits the ten ring. The first time I saw it was my son. I've seen it many times since then. I can proudly say my son has seen it himself a few times.

    Dave
     
  24. Jeeper

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    competition and prarie dogs.
     
  25. Black Majik

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    Trap shooting.

    The heavy shotgun w/ moving targets and exploding colorful clays, what more can you ask for.

    Absolutely too much FUN!


    I do love instructing new shooters. Nothing satisfies me more than seeing the expressions of firing their first gun because the hobby is so "taboo" in California. Everyone I've taken so far has absolutely loved the experience.

    But my vote goes to trap.
     
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