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Does anybody else like guns, too.
It must be my competitive nature, but while I was retired from racing I competed in trapshooting and action pistol matches. It turns out that I really like vintage type guns too.

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I do too. I like small game hunting, the harder to hit the better, plus most birds and fowls tast really good even if its a small meal, I just don't like wasting anything. Now that I live in NC I don't hunt anymore and everyone seems to be only interested in deer anyways which I don't really enjoy.

Anyways my main gun is a Mosseberg 500A, now that I don't hunt I outfitted it with a 18.5" riot barrel, folding stock, and pistol forgrip, just in case someone decides to break into my house.

I also have a Savage 6A pre-WW2 .22cal riffle with a old scope, this was my grandpops gun, my dad's and now mine. Me and my friends used to call it deadeye cause if you can hit a target with it then you have no business around a gun. With good quality rounds I could group 5 shots within 2 inchs at 150 yards

My last gun is a Springfield double barrel. All I could pull about this is it was made for only a few years back in the 1930s. I'm almost done restoring it, I just need new stocks made for it, this is also a gun passed down from my grandpop to my dad now to me. Heres a picture of it


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I used to shoot trap and skeet. Still do trap once in a while. My trap gun is a Browning BT99, for skeet I used a Winchester 96 overunder but sold that years ago.

I like shotguns. For some reason rifles don't do a thing for me. My father and great grandfather were into guns. I have my GF's Ithaca 16 ga. model 37 pump and my dads Iver Johnson 16 ga. single shot. My brother go the 37 12 ga trap gun with fancy wood and my other brohter got the Winchester model 70 bolt action (pre-64, a valuable gun), plus a couple heavy barrelled 22 target rifles- my dad shot competitivly in the 40's and 50's. Club level stuff.

My dad still has his handguns, to be distributed after he goes. Unfortunatley there is one all 3 of us boys want. We all have permits so thats not a problem.

I also really like antique guns--the history of them, where they have been, etc. As a matter of fact I may drive up to an antique shop today where I saw a "Brown Bess" for sale a while ago.



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Wife won't allow guns in her house, which is a shame because I had a blast shooting in the army - my first gun experience. My recently retired from the Navy brother-in-law has a bit of a lunatic gun collection, and has promised to take me out shooting, but so far hasn't.

I do some archery, tho, and so do my 6 & 8 yr olds. Have a very nice old browning recurve my wife inherited. No killing, just target practice - we're animal lovers.
 

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Gotta love target sports. I've tried trap and failed miserably, but had a great time making noise with the shotguns. At most of our family get togethers we set up targets of opportunity to plink with the pellet and BB guns.
My daughter and I did some indoor archery, modern recurves. Since then we've taken the sights off and just "use the force", which is actually a lot more fun.
Bowling, golf, rockets. Whatever.
If it can be shot or has a throttle I'll give it a try. Especially if there's a resultant explosion/damage/rapid acceleration/hole. Not necessarily in that order.


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Yep. no question target sports are a hoot but let's not forget to mention making movies of the resultant explosion/damage/rapid acceleration/holes etc., preferably in super 8, to further enhance and document the action/mayhem.
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If it can be shot or has a throttle I'll give it a try. Especially if there's a resultant explosion/damage/rapid acceleration/hole. Not necessarily in that order.


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thats good

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I've got a small selection. Tarus PT99, Ruger 22/22mag convertable single action in SS, 1933 SW Target 22 revolver, three or four black powder pistols, Browning BPS 12ga, various .22 rifles. Just sold my Ruger M77 Ultralight in 30.06.

Looking to get a heavy barrel varmit gun, probably .223 in the near future. Would also like a .22 semi auto target like a Ruger or Browning. I like mostly small caliber stuff.
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I wish I lived outside of the town limits. I could get a lot better with practice, but I'm just inside the legal line. I could get away with one or two shots, but if I started blasting away I think the neighbors would complain....
I'd love to have a .22 for the occasional squirrel, but those bullets can go a long way.


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AM GOING A HUNTING AND A SHOOTIN AND A FISHIN!haha fukkin love america and its wild love for guns. i used to live in canada and go duck hunting with my darr, i was young and just enjoyed watching pop blow fuck out of a duck and then a dog run off and bring it back, how it found them i dont know.

now i prefer to see animals alive, althought the duck was finger lickin good. round my way you can walk through the woods and find foxes strung up by their back legs to a branch of a tree and left to struggle until they die. oh and they ride round on big horses and watch loads of dogs pull a fox apart because its tradition and fun sport. ha fukin fruits.

a picture of the wildlife in my area, no really this is where i live...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y299/smithy_bmx/Picture014-1.jpg

happy hunting boys, ha
 

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... Just to watch him die? One of my daughter's favorites.
 

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Ross...dude, adjust your medication.

Don't know anyone with a "wild love of guns" but I know a few people that hunt and shoot as a passtime. We still have a little freedom and are not all sheep over here.
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I really like guns, shooting and reloading. In our fire last year I lost 15 guns. So now I am trying to replace some of them. So far this year I got a new Ruger rifle in 375 Ruger, a Walther P22 pistol, Taurus 24/7 in 45ACP, Ruger Vaquero stainless in 45 Colt and a Firestar in 9mm.
I also had to bring a 30-06 and 22 rifle from my stash in WI back to AK for this year.

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bransonpickle- if you really think america doesnt have a love for guns then i think your medication needs checking out more then mine.
if america doesnt love guns then why are there so so many. in england you cant open a bank account and get a free gun, but in good ol usa, why sure ya can.

not to sure where your going with the comment about sheep, like to explain?
 

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bransonpickle- if you really think america doesnt have a love for guns then i think your medication needs checking out more then mine.
if america doesnt love guns then why are there so so many. in england you cant open a bank account and get a free gun, but in good ol usa, why sure ya can.

not to sure where your going with the comment about sheep, like to explain?
hmmm.....gotta love the people who don't live in this country telling us what we are like....really accurate too!!!! <img src=icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle> (in opposite land)

ross....why don't you stop watching Michael Moore movies and actually come stateside. I think that you will find that there are few people "Crazy" for guns. They may be high profile because it is such a controversial issue. There are some places in this country where a gun is a legitimate tool of survivial and reguarded as such with no more affection as a hammer or a screwdriver, I know of no places like that in ol' blighty. Contrary to what you garner from mass media, gun ownership is still a minority special interest group, yes - the majority of Americans do not own guns, and there are plenty of people belonging to the other minority special interest group that opposes gun liberties. For the most part it seems that the majority of americans are ok with people owning guns because in certain rural parts of the country live would be more difficult without them.

To throw my personal opinion into this, I don't own guns but I am not anti gun. I learned how to shoot when I was a kid, and occasionally I will tag along to a range to rent and shoot but for the most part I have no desire to spend money on a gun because I would probably get very little use out of it. As for the personal protection aspect of it, I am 6'5" damn near 300 lbs, used to be a sparring partner for a heavyweight boxer from the bronx, don't rattle easy under pressure, and am pretty damn proficient with my hands. I think I can handle any personal protection issues.
 

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hate to say it, but its a good thing rods not over here. id have to leave this group too.

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Ross,
I'm going to give you one chance. If you don't like guns or whatever...then DON'T POST ON THIS THREAD. No one is forcing you to read this, or post here. This is not a political discussion, it's a discussion about interests/hobbies. We are all friends here, if you can't be friendly, don't post.
This is also a Moderated forum....not a free for all, last chance.
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hold on, people are getting a little touchy about this. end of the day i was saying that the usa has alot of guns, and i know alot of people live in canada that go on this forum, i used to live there myself as i have stated.
what i was saying is that there are a load of guns in usa and canada and somewhere along the lines theres gotta be a few, if not alot of people that like them, sorry about my wording of folks going wild over guns, ill change that if ya really feel strongly about it.
and sorry, i might have watched a film or two by Mr Moore, but you still cant deny that you can open a bank account and get a gun, why try and say its doesnt count because its in Mr Moors film? i dont think he staged going to a bank and getting a gun, what would be the point.

fair point, canada, america, they are massive places which have massive bears, wolves, pumas. guns somewhere along the line are totally needed. im not saying give all your guns in and sink them to the bottom of the sea, hell all i was saying was that you like guns.
i was in no way knocking you back for it.

my post was meant as light hearted banter, hence the reason i ramble on about blowing ducks up with me darr as a youngun and showing you how people round my way hunt.

im sick of typing. do what ever the hell ya want buy a gun, dont buy a gun, stash it in ya glove box like the homies do, stick it under ya pillow like others do, do what the fuk ya like with it cause it was only meant as banter.

christ, relax. its only a gun ha


branson, not once have i said im against guns. im not out for an argument. i just giving you my 2 pence about it as it is a forum and i thought id share with you the days of me and me old man shooting ducks, did you skip over that bit, me and me pop, shooting,guns? nevermind.

look at it from my point of view, im english, we dont have the gun culture at all like you do, people shoot clays and fat red birds. looking at this topic, theres lots of people who appear to know about guns and such, what mm this is and that and the other, how loud the bang is, that sorta thing. from that i would assume and most other people would that you like guns.

sod it, im not writing anymore, i didnt attack anyone about guns, just seems like everyones have a go at me for nowt apart from saying you sounded like your wild on guns, read back through ya posts, sounds to me like most of you know ya guns.

sorry for not being really carful about what i said about guns.


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You gotta love the Greatful Dead, "Friend of a Devil" ...isn't it?

I always wanted to shoot target/trap, but never got around to it. I stopped deer hunting when I was a kid....a guy shooting from public land peppered the tree my tree stand was on with buckshot. I haven't been deer hunting since. I did duck hunt for awhile after that, but stopped all together when I got into Highschool. I would like to start bow hunting when my kids get older.

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