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  • Anybody here shoot

    for recreation?

    No, I'm not talking about /insert drug here/ :D

    Firearms.

    With my son on leave after completing his Marine MOS, and great weather, we decided to head out to the local spot.

    Some plinkin', making golf balls dance at 75 yards... Hey, he qualified at 500, I need something a little closer :)

    An old computer case may have suffered a few 12ga slug wounds :biglaugh:

    As we ran out of time, no real target practice was done :(

    Anybody else shoot for recreation?
    dragged down by the the stone

  • #2
    I do ! I love going to the range and firing off rounds .

    Not into hunting though .

    I'm currently looking into a good pistal . My favorite is the desert Eagle .50 but it is not very practical with the ammo being over $2.00 per round.

    Looking more into a .40 or.45
    A knock at the door said "Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms" I thought it was a delivery.:biglaugh:

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    • #3
      We don't hunt either.

      For us it's shooting a couple times a year for target practice, fun... That, and insurance against an impending zombie attack :D

      Seriously jack, the IA DE 50AE is a show piece - The grip is massive, accuracy is lackluster, recoil is on the sweet side of a *****, and ammo is expensive.

      Not that I would mind owning one :)

      Look at Springfield's XD in 40S&W - Killer ergonomics and readily available good-stopping power ammo. Nice gun.

      Me? I hope to cowboy up and get a pair of single sixes... Anybody want to loan a nut $2,500 :D

      Jason
      dragged down by the the stone

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      • #4
        I don't hunt or shoot recreationally, but I happen to have a few guns laying around that I inherited. I need to get around to selling them one of these days. Truth be told I don't remember for sure what I still have. I know two of them: a .30-06 and a 7mm. Both Browning I think. The third is something old. A muzzle loader of some type. It's not in very good shape. Probably a restoration job for somebody who likes to do that sort of thing for a hobby. I'm not sure if there's a 4th still or not.

        I had a Taurus .357 and a Ruger .22 that I sold locally as well as a cheapo 9mm and a handfull of .22 rifles. Had some fun at a range with the 9mm but I'd be a little afraid to try the 7mm. The barrel is large and short. I can only imagine it'd be particularly violent on the recoil. What are those used for anyhow? Good for Deer?
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        • #5
          Woof

          Get a couple evaluations on the Brownings before you sell - Maybe worth some $, don't want you to get short changed :)

          The 7M Rem Mag (if it is a Rem) is a damn good round - Be afraid more of it's bark than it's bite - Not much on recoil.

          Jason
          dragged down by the the stone

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          • #6
            I am really into different guns and have quite and assortment. Infact my son and I are thinking about opening up our own gun store close to where i live. The only local shop is always so busy you have to wait 2 hours to see anything. I have started two businesses and sold them in the last 15 years since retiring from the Portland Police bureau and made good money and sold them both. Been pretty sick for the last few years but am doing well now and ready to get back to doing something. I have many glocks, kimbers, XDM's, the new ruger .380 (have 2 of those they are new and cute for summer wear and concealment) also have other hand guns and several long guns like a m15 all decked out with laser and lights and optics and such. We love to plink too!
            Oakie Mike

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            • #7
              Growing up in Alabama, hunting and shooting is kind of a requirement for most. I hunt more than I go shoot for fun, but it's still fun to plink. Only own one pistol, a Smith and Wesson .45 that was inherited, but I've got shotguns and rifles out the wazoo. Oh yeah, Woof, 7mm Win Mag is great for deer. A lot of guys in our hunting club shoot 7 mag and .300 mag. Personally, I think it's to make up for small genitalia, but that's just one man's opinion. My Remington Model 700 .270 works just fine. Full synthetic stock, light weight, and crazy accurate.

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              • #8
                I used to but since moving to Illinois I pretty much stopped.

                I used to own a 1911A1 in 10mm with a match grade barrel and sights. I could pick off .22 shells at 50 feet with it!

                I had a Ruger Blackhawk single-action revolver in classic .45 Colt which was fun to shoot. Also had a Derringer in .357 Magnum. It hurt too much to shoot so I sold it. Had a Winchester Defender 12 guage shotgun with 18" barrel and 7-shot magazine. That was a beautiful shotgun but it got sold when I was unemployed.

                Now all I own is a Ruger 10/22 which my dad gave me when I was 15 and a Spanish Mauser bolt-action rechambered for .308. I haven't shot either of them in 10 years.

                I only went hunting once. I got a rabbit/squirrel license but never saw either that day. I was with a buddy and we brought that shotgun with us just to blow off a few shells for fun. Wouldn't you know it I spooked this big, beautiful pheasant out of the grass while I was carrying the shotgun. I had the perfect shot but couldn't take it as I didn't have the proper license.

                I preferred target shooting anyway. In the Marines I could hit a man-sized target 8 out of 10 times at 500 yards with the iron sights of my M16!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Oakie Mike
                  I am really into different guns and have quite and assortment. Infact my son and I are thinking about opening up our own gun store close to where i live. The only local shop is always so busy you have to wait 2 hours to see anything. I have started two businesses and sold them in the last 15 years since retiring from the Portland Police bureau and made good money and sold them both. Been pretty sick for the last few years but am doing well now and ready to get back to doing something. I have many glocks, kimbers, XDM's, the new ruger .380 (have 2 of those they are new and cute for summer wear and concealment) also have other hand guns and several long guns like a m15 all decked out with laser and lights and optics and such. We love to plink too!
                  Oakie Mike
                  that ruger .380 reminds me a lot of my Kel-Tec. Is it as uncomfortable to shoot? (if you've shot the KT)

                  Another one I like for concealed carry is the Kahr, but they are proud of their PM series are pricey...
                  Never Argue With An idiot. They'll Lower You To Their Level And Then Beat You With Experience!

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                  • #10
                    Oh....jeez! Don't get me started. Last time I came in here to talk about guns, hunting and shooting, I almost was lynched!
                    About a pubic hair away from being banned!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by graphicguy
                      Oh....jeez! Don't get me started. Last time I came in here to talk about guns, hunting and shooting, I almost was lynched!
                      Guns are in this week :D
                      dragged down by the the stone

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                      • #12
                        I am also into guns. I have a few and am currently in the process of getting my concealled weapons permit. I bought a Ruger SR9 four or five months ago and love it. I haven't been out to plink for a couple of months and the weather is supposed to be really good this weekend so I just might go out and do a little shooting.
                        Originally posted by dvenardos, it mad me laugh and now it's my sig.
                        Originally posted by dvenardos
                        Your right, the TCA sub is crap, it couldn't possibly compete with an MFW-15 or a name brand 12" sub, and Jack and Ray are just schilling for their boss. We should know better than to listen to what those bozos have to say.

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                        • #13
                          I love to shoot. My wife still won't let me own firearms, but I do go with my brother and our good friend relatively regularly. We got trap shooting and also just to the range to shoot handguns. My brother has a couple of different rifles that are beasts to shoot, too.

                          I definitely like his Kimber 1911's feel.

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                          • #14
                            :woo:

                            Yes, I alternate between spending my childrens inheritance on firearms and stereo equipment. The "Blue Book" value of most stereo equipment is dismal and usually a bad investment. Firearms on the other hand can be a good investment. I have a couple of Colt revolvers that I paid around $350 twenty years ago and they now sell (used) for $1000. :rock:

                            I no longer hunt because where I live now there are not any game birds that I like to hunt like Ruffed Grouse and Spruce Grouse. :hissyfit:

                            I have many guns, but only one huntin' gun. A Browning Citori 20 ga. over and under which is also my Sheet and Sporting Clays gun.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sterankoman
                              :woo:

                              Yes, I alternate between spending my childrens inheritance on firearms and stereo equipment. The "Blue Book" value of most stereo equipment is dismal and usually a bad investment. Firearms on the other hand can be a good investment. I have a couple of Colt revolvers that I paid around $350 twenty years ago and they now sell (used) for $1000. :rock:

                              I no longer hunt because where I live now there are not any game birds that I like to hunt like Ruffed Grouse and Spruce Grouse. :hissyfit:

                              I have many guns, but only one huntin' gun. A Browning Citori 20 ga. over and under which is also my Sheet and Sporting Clays gun.
                              know what you mean Bought a Weatherby 300 mag in the Lasermark finish for $1000 back in the 80s cant touch the thing now it goes for about $2500 now.
                              I dont do the Deer Hunting now too expensive first of all.
                              Second the buds i used to go with one would shake so bad when he had a deer in his sites it look like he was having a GrandMal Seizure, the other would swing his rifle about so
                              wildly that we had to watch and duck when we spotted deer.
                              So since i figured the deer have nothing to fear with this bunch and living was high on my things to do i stopped.

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