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15 years and 4 weeks ago

Friday open gun advice thread

the dissident frogman

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Here's the pitch: my birthday is coming up, and since I'm hitting a new landmark in the History of Me — a two numbers figure with a zero at the end — I'm working out various ways to mark the event.

In the "it's now or never: live the instant" Department, I'm considering either taking a jump out of a perfectly working airplane, or a ride in a Lamborghini Murcielago — behind the wheel, and on a race track of course.

While that should fulfill my need for adrenalin, I'm also looking for something that will last longer, and I feel like offering me a boomstick to mark the occasion for the years to come — assuming the chute will open properly.

So here's where I put you to work: I'd like suggestions.

Guidelines as follow:
Up to you now. Show me the guns, show me the love.

Oh and if you don't know jack about guns, I'm thinking of having a few words engraved on my Rifle of the New Decade. Any idea?
  1. Well, I won't be buying that Lamborghini you know.

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2652 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

Iwo! Sorry, did not realise till just now it was you asking about how it feels, not the B'day Frog. Never tell the intended victim how terrifying stepping through that door the first time is. OR, regale them with tales of horror and mutilation. Its a psychological thing, well outside my tactical sphere of influence. I was raised in the hard school, you can not do a thing because of fear. Fear is just the gravy over top.

2653 - Iwo Gina

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  • Iwo Gina Maryland

Ummm..... No, Hotel, it wasn't me who asked how it feels - it was Sister Toldja... but thanks for mistaking me for such a gorgeous creature as her :D. That's the nicest compliment I've received in a long time!

To let you in on a little secret - it's always been one of my dreams to sky dive... another is to take flying lessons, but not to learn to fly a plane - I've always wanted to fly a chopper! I'll do it one day - maybe on my 55th.

Iwo Gina

2654 - TBinSTL

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  • TBinSTL St Louis MO USA

I know I'm a little late to the discussion but I would drop in my favorite "dream gun" site here. Beautiful, functional and loaded with meaning. Power? Yeah, plenty. www.shilohrifle.com/ . The "soundtrack" for the site is one of the only ones that I don't turn off(they usually annoy the heck out of me).

Happy birthday, and I wish you many years of happy hunting, whatever the game.

2655 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

Iwo, Sis, my apologies. I been responding to comment threads from bloglines feed, and it only shows the new comment, not who it is from. And multiple threads from multiple directions don't help. A bit less than satisfied with bloglines.

2656 - Grimmy

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  • Grimmy Where I'm at.

And now, for something completely different:

http://www.buckstix.com/howitzer.htm This site has the full monty. Not only does it provide useful hunting tips and methods of camouflage, but also a complete "how to" program for a build it yourself.

Then there's this, the American Extreme:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=9s6_vufc1ns

Happy Birthday!

Where does the light go, when the light goes out?

2657 - B-52 GUNNER

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2hotel9,

I did take my Ruger P-85 9mm with me that day but most of the time was spent shooting the Lithgow.
I would take the target out to the trap and once I returned to the bench I would sit for a minute to allow myself to be at rest.
I would fire off a round and look where it hit the paper through my binoculars.
Then I would wait a couple minutes between shots to allow heat to dissipate from the barrel.
I would shoot only 5 round groups and then I would have to wait for the other people at the range to call a cease fire where I would change the target out.
Around shot 15 I was starting to get a little soar so I took a little longer on the last 5.
I also spent a little while showing this guy who was shooting a AR-15 chambered in .308 how to use his weapon.
He was shooting at 2 targets and said that he didn't think he was hitting the paper.
I looked and he was grouping really tight on the left target and when I told him he said he was shooting at the target on the right.
After I told him how to sight in his scope he loaded a new magazine he couldn't get the bolt to return so I had to show him how if you depress the button on the left side of the rifle the bolt would fall forward.
He bought a deadly weapon and didn't even read the manual.
I told him to go home and read the manual and disassemble and reassemble the rifle until he didn't need the book anymore.
Get to know your weapon inside and out.

Scot

2658 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

Scot, I was being facetious. When I am working the long range lane I take forever. And yes, it is scary the number of people swinging weapons around with no clear knowledge of what they are doing. I am lucky as far as ranges go, I can shoot at several and they are rural and usually empty, unless we are doing a large group shoot. Then I get little trigger time, I am usually the HNIC and safety officer. Again, volunteering raises its ugly head and bites me on the ass.

Still can't post a pic, I are computer illiterate.

2659 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

That is pretty cool, grimmy. Once killed 3 deer with a claymore, though there was not a whole lot left of them.

2660 - Sarah

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For anyone considering skydiving... who fancies some sort of flying experience- I invite you to mosey over to youtube and run a little search for "Jetman" the video you will find is one of the most awe inspiring scenes- and the fact that it's done in craggy Alps makes the footage all the more dizzying spectacular. (Sorry for the threadjack DF)

2661 - Grimmy

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  • Grimmy Where I'm at.

2hotel9:

Claymore hunting? That sounds funner than fishing with hand grenades!

So, DF, which did ya pick? The car of the chute? Curious minds want to know.

And on the gun stuff, get em all. That's always the best option. That way, you're never disappointed.

Where does the light go, when the light goes out?