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  1. fatrap

    fatrap Well-Known Member

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    I remember when Rich had a little gun n bullets site that was populated by NTROWS members. It'd be kind of nice to have someone to talk firearms with that also belong here. I belong to several gun sites but I like the people here better.

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    I get ticked off on those sites - always got to be a crowd of cop haters around. But I do enjoy my guns. Still haven't got a M4 or equivalent 5.56 yet. I do have a "custom" Norinco SKS 7.62x39 with six 30rd mags and six 20rd mags and 2000rds.

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    But now that my eyes isn't so good and I'm wanting to hang onto the ammo I have for the time being, I've went more on shotguns and handguns.

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    Winchester 12ga Speedpump with collapsible butt stock, 7rd with 15rd belt sling and 5rd butt carrier. Red rounds are 00 buckshot and black rounds are rifled vitalshock (hollow point slugs).

    Then of course I like my 9mm's and 454 Casull Taurus Raging Bull

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    Yep, those 9's have 32rd mags in them. Left is S&W Model 9, right S&W 5946. So this is about half of what I have. I have around 500 12ga rounds and I won't say how many 9's and 380's I have but I bought bulk before the socialists took over. Traded my 30/30 pump for a bunch of 22 cal rifles, some needing work, 2 in perfect condition.

    Probably the most fun gun I have though is my 410 ga pump Mossberg shotgun. Got tired of the squirrels eating my apples before they got ripe enough to eat. Peaches could never even begin to get half size before they cut them down. Yep, after that shotgun purchase, squirrels didn't stand a chance. Now maybe I'll have sweet apples next year. Had a bumper crop of grapes this year. Wife made about 144 jars of jelly. Course had to eliminate some of the big bird population too. ;)
     
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    Air Force I have about one of everything important. My S&W 4006 looks a lot like your 5946. M4's (3) M14 M16 M1A plus all the main battle rifles since 1903. Most recent purchase was a Sig Sauer M25 Navy. A neat P226. I like restoring old beat up 22's that don't have collector value. I built a couple M4's and carry a complete line of spare parts. Currently going to build a 300 win mag target rifle. I have an 700 action to be rebarrled a choate stock, bi-pod just need to buy a good trigger and start putting it together.
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    I'd love to have a mini 14 in 30 cal or 5.56. I'm still tempted to just get a cheap 5.56 - don't know why though course I can still get 223 ammo not too hard, 5.56 is a little harder. Wish I was about 30 years younger so I could do those combat competition courses. That looks fun, including those courses that uses rifle, shotgun and pistol. Holly smokes those guys shoot quick. I like the newer format of Top Shot too. Seems to be more love in the camp rather than the backstabbing that occurred on other shows. I'd almost give my right arm though to shoot a lot of those weapons. And to think my young days of throwing knifes and hatchets wasn't beneficial. Never have tried a full axe (like loggers). Bow and arrow - I SUCK, never could stay with it long enough to get the hang of it. :)
     
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    I would like to put one together like you do though, but I've talked myself out of it every time (so far)
     
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    Who me, like to talk guns? Nah...not much! Mike, how you doing on reloading supplies? I am still begging, borrowing (and almost) stealing to get BLC(2) for .222 and .223. All of my "great" loads are BLC(2) so I burn up a pound or so every couple of weeks. Still like making a drug deal on some powders. Bullets are a little better. I got 2 500 rd bulk bags of Midway Dogtown .224 50gr BT for fun shooting and can relax a bit. Pistol bullets in .357, 158gr RN lead and .452, 230gr RN lead for my .45s are available from Missori Bullet periodically. I keep ahead by 1000+ of both so no panic when they are sold/out.

    Just waiting on Concealed Carry to wind down to have applications available. Can't decide on a new primary carry piece... My heart says a customized Model 36 3" with dehorned adjustable sights and action job from Cylinder and Slide or a similar setup Ruger in .38+P. My head tells me a Sig .45 Compact.
     
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    You guys are way over my head, when my father passed I took guns of his that I wanted and let the grandkids have the rest.
    After I retired and moved back home, friends have made sure that I have guns to hunt with. Are they the best, probably not but they work and are safe.
    Year before last was the first time in 47 years that I purchased a hunting license or went hunting. One of the rifles was a 3030 Winchester and I needed ammo, down to the sporting goods store I go and said "I needed ammo for a 3030", after we got past 170 or 200 grain, I was asked how many did I want. Reply was "How many deer can I harvest?" answer was six, and I said "OK give me six shells". The look on all the faces behind the counter was priceless.
    I did harvest a 6 point my first year. I use the word harvest, my wife does like the word kill.
    I make sure I know all the hunting rules, safety rules and regulation and I did attend hunter safety course.
    Yes I did know what I was doing, but it was fun to mess with the experts.

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    I haven't been hunting for many years (other than killing pesky squirrels eating my apples). Have NEVER hunted deer or turkey but love watching the shows - as the Turtleman says" Live Action". I would have LOVED to have been there when you said 6 shells. I would have been one of them with the dropped jaw :p. TN has given me a free lifetime license (for 100% VA disability) and it crossed my mind once or twice, but there's no way I can walk in/out of the woods. 100ft and I'm done for a while if I don't fall. Can't even fish from the bank any more unless its flat. Hard enough getting in my boat. I got deer meat now in the freezer, but I'll have to cook it and ONLY when the wife ain't around. She claims she can smell the difference and don't like the smell of (or taste) of wild game. I love it myself. Glad I got a neighbor who deer hunt and I give him some of my cajun fish ;)
     
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    Last year I got my Military Retired Lifetime fishing and hunting license here in AR. There are some stamps that have to be purchased every year.

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    Air Force you can build a AR platform no sweat. You just need a lower receiver and the rest you can order on line. I built two from Stag Arms stripped lowers. $150 apiece. Even with your disability you just need a few simple tools and a place to sit and tinker. Everything you need to know is on You Tube. A lot of ranges(mine included) have a handicapped parking place right next to the benches and the first two are reserved for that purpose. You can compete in .22benchrest competition and a range helper will set your 100yd targets. That's a nice SKS convert you have to plus the fun stuff.
    Greg I'm fat on primers and bullets. Sitting right at 1000 loaded rounds for 40, 45 acp and 9mm. Been shooting a lot of 9x19 and 40. That Mk 25Navy is addictive but I still shoot the 1911's in 45 and 10mm better than anything. What's that tell you. .223 I,m pushing about 30k in one drum and maybe 5k in another. I pull the components and drop em a few grains as they are too hot and I get an occasional case head failure, then push them back together. then I use them in the AR's . I have a dedicated station on my bench just for that. Gobs of .223 60 grain Vmax for the bolt rifle. Got buckets of .22 and plenty of 44mag 357 and .455 Webley and Scott. .308 is on the press right now 168 grain bthp serria match king. Big concern is rounding up parts for the 300 win mag target rifle. We had an older gentleman our top bench rest .22 shooter die at 92 and I bought up a lot of his power. Some one gave me a 8 pound keg of Unique and two one pounders of Blue Dot and Bullseye plus all that I had before the shortage
    Cq. guns are addictive. Maybe more so than fishing. I spend hours fussing around my gun room. a 30 3o is one of the most popular deer rifles of all time. I wouldn't let that go for any reason. How are you on handguns?
    Greg I've had a CCW for a long time but Iowa isn't a commie state so we could have them. The last year so many applied that their a month or so behind. For anyone reading this and wishing they had a concealed permit most courses are online and if you were in the Military your DD214 is all you need.

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    Here in TN you get to skip that if you were military firearms trained in the prior 5 years. Wife wants to get CCW and I said I'd go with her. Don't want to depend on my police ID. Little dept I worked for don't put anything or change anything if you retire. So still got the same pic from 94 when I "had" hair LOL. So instead of just blinding those with high beams by throwing my head back, I get the ones in front now the same way LOL. :)
     
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    @fatrap
    I presently have 9mm and 22 long barrel revolver 8 shot (22 longs).
    +two bb guns (one rifle and one hand gun that looks like a 45) and a single shot rifle pellet. I take then down to hunt camp and the parents of our kids set up targets for our very young hunters to practice.
    Now remember the biggest number of members are family, we have some members that bring down their campers and set them up. The hunt club and camp site is around 2 acres.
    One young lady (11 years of age) got a 7 point last year. Her father let her do all except dragging back to the 4 wheeler. She stated that she got one this year she will not get one next year.
    We do have a place to set up for sighting in your guns, and if that is not good enough I have an old friend that has a 25ft, 50ft, 100ft, 200ft, and 400ft range.
    Members come in on at various times and stay different days of the week. I myself normally go down on Wednesday night or Thursday AM and return home on Saturday afternoon (after Hogs game).
    Lake time Monday and Tuesday.
    @AirForce the hunter safety course was a refresher as was the boating safety course.

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    Sorry I abandoned ship on the Guns and Bullets site. Should have left it up. If I recall, I was moving data centers at the time, dealing with unreliable providers, and just didn't have the extra energy to keep it going.

    No reason we can't talk guns here. I'll get with Okuma Steve and see if we can't have a gun specific category.
     
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    Rich that'd be awesome. I loving shooting as much as fishing for walleyes. I'd suspect Mac, and Carlos, and many others would like a little room to talk guns etc. Of course Stacy isn't with us anymore but what the heck. I think a gun forum would be a hit.
    Cq my son doesn't hunt or fish but shoots. I had him shooting a 44 mag when he was eight and he did just fine after I made sure he could handle it. Shooting has been about the only connection other than our Navy service we have in common. When he was five he was shooting pop cans at fifty feet with iron sights and a 22. In college he was shooting my target/tactical .308 700 Remington at 200 yrds and shooting one in groups at 200 yds. Is deadly with any handgun I own. So he graduates from college with a computer science degree and joins the Navy. He's the company nerd and no one suspects a geek can shoot. When it came to small arms training he said they treated him as if he'd never seen a weapon which was to be expected. He was one of two in his company that qualified and received a marksman metals. About a year later he sends me a photo of him in full battle dress, plate armor, M9 and a shotgun standing next to watch appears to be his submarine. On the back he writes" see what all the gun savy got me. Security detail."

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    That is funny.
    I just finished repairing fuel leaks on a "project" pontoon boat. I do not think it has been run for over 5 years, but is running now. The motor number plate is still intact but have a hard time reading.
    We will be going down to hunt camp sometimes this week, taking a freezer and well pump repair parts, and something to shoot.

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    I am still in touch with John and Brian. I will invite them to join us here...
     
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    Greg so am I. John's still in Michigan and Brian is in Jackson Wy.
     
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    I too would enjoy a firearm specific category. I may be a rookie boat owner, but I have been shooting since I was 2. With Antelope, Elk and Deer Seasons coming up, I may not participate as frequently as I would like.
     
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    Done! You know I don't mind chatting about guns every once in a while :D
     
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    Great to have this category back.....BIG Kudo's (and I don't mean the animal!!) to Steve and Rich.....let's get this party started *****es!! LOL
     
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