You know you're a gun nut if....

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  1. aarondhgraham

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    About Number 44,,,

    If it wasn't,,,
    What was?

    Aarond

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  2. bainter1212

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    I will add one.....

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  3. LeontheProfessional

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    At Aaron, the 454 was developed in 1957
     
  4. drcook

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    2) You own several guns in the same caliber/gauge (points for exact same gun)

    AND you have names for them. Such as Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, extra credit points if your names begin with and end with a weekend day....................;):D
     
  5. wgaynor

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    I'll add one....

    You can identify the caliber by the noise it makes.

    ... caught myself on this when I realized I knew who was shooting .223, .22lr, 7.62x54r, and 7.62x39 at the range. Of course the mosin is easy to identify.
     
  6. Cee Zee

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    Old black powder powered 50 caliber pistols were actually more powerful than the .44 magnum and they date back hundreds of years. You only got one shot but you could scare the dog dew out of anyone down range. It would scare me looking at one from the business end.

    I think there was a Russian handgun that topped the .44 magnum back in 1971 too. I heard that for years and they I heard it wasn't actually more powerful. I couldn't say for sure and I don't remember the exact gun.

    Whatever the case there are guns that dwarf the .44 mag now. And Eastwoods S&W .44 mag can't handle the heavy loads used in certain .44 mag guns now like the Ruger models and the Taurus models which are made from cast metal. A Smith will hold up a while but the timing wasn't made to deal with that kind of shaking.
     
  7. claiborne

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    you might be a gun nut if you only own ten guns currently but you own a list of 125 guns that have come and gone over the years. And for the record, I watched Magnum PI just to see that sexy 1911....
     
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  8. GEM

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    What is the cutoff on number of gun forums you read daily to decide you are a gun nut?

    1,2,3 or many, many?
     
  9. scott5

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    You know you're a gun nut...
    When you get a job at a place that has a Hazardous material (AKA HAZMAT dock)loading dock just for all the powder and primers that you buy.:D

    When the DEA, ATF, ICE, State, County, or city Police call you up and ask about a firearm that they came across and they know you have one or know about it.

    When you make up a cartridge board of rare calibers and the firearms historians have never even heard of most of them.
     
  10. TanklessPro

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    I score 100%

    18) The people in your LGS know you by name

    Do I get extra points if you know all of the employees by name, have their personal cell phone number, and call before I go to see if they want me to pick up lunch for them? Also you are considered a "friend of the store" and know all of the regular customers by name?
     
  11. Ignition Override

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    Somebody put it in simple terms. Almost every gun has a twin. The Enfields are quintuplets.

    You have lots and lots of centerfire ammo, but plan to buy at least two more cases of Russian before the '14 mid-term elections.
     
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  12. sig228

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    Gee, I "scored" 34. I think I am in big trouble.....:eek:

    But I am not a gun nut. I might be a gun collector...or a gun aficionado...or a gun enthusiast.....or......:D
     
  13. jimmyraythomason

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    But wasn't commercially available until 1983.
     
  14. aarondhgraham

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    Thanks Leon

    Thanks Leon

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  15. itsa pain

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    I know I am a gun nut when I think I can get 22 ammo when I feel like shooting it
     
  16. Ignition Override

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    You frequently read "SKSboards", even though you own both a Service Grade and Service Grade Special Garand.
     
  17. rodregier

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    +1 Firearms aficionado
     
  18. modifiedbrowning

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    #22 is incorrect. A revolver IS a pistol.
     
  19. LeontheProfessional

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    Look at the link I posted no it isn't
     
  20. gym

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    You come home from a night on the town and check Buds to see if something went on sale.
     
  21. sig228

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    The majority of your bookmarks on your computer are gun related.

    Extra points if its your WORK computer.

    :D
     
  22. 19-3Ben

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    I probably could do this if someone told me which four calibers were being shot. Then I'd be able to pick out the 54r for being loudest and .22 for being quietest.
    Then .223 for the loud crack, and x39 because of it's thud.
    BUT if it was just four people shooting at the range, and I didn't already know which calibers were being shot, I don't know that I'd have been able to ID them just based on the sounds.

    Oh, and Bainter- i didn't notice the ammo. Briefly glanced at the rifle though!:eek:
     
  23. TRX

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    > gun nut

    A hundred years ago, the term was "gun crank."

    Frankly, I prefer "nut"...
     
  24. gunsablazin

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    Really and truly hits home! I ordered magazines yesterday for a rifle I have not ordered yet......
    I prefer "firearms enthusiast" , but if the shoe fits..... :)
     
  25. col_temp

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    Aside from all the nut comments.

    The rest were good for a couple of chuckles! Thanks Leon... and all those who added! :-}
     
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