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Old May 8, 2000, 04:34 AM   #1
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Just for the record, I'm not bitching here! It's just for your consideration Schnitt, George, Mal, DC and the rest ... (Ooops, correction: Scmitt. Darn. SCHMITT. There. ... damn it! Schmit. Sorry, Dave.)

In the Art of the Rifle Forum, I have noticed in my short tenure as a registered member that I have to wade through the "Black Rifle" threads to ferret out the threads about real rifles. Maybe this is just a personal thing, but I wish the semi-auto shooters had their own forum. 10-22s, FALs, ARs, M-1s, all of them. That's rifle shooting, I guess, but it takes a stretch of my imagination to take them as seriously as, say a Mauser or Remington bolt action, or a Rolling Block, or even a simple break-open NEF. Just a semi-auto thread, not a thread for every brand and type of action.

I have been to the Close Quarters Alternative Whatever Forum once, the Shotgun Forum maybe twice and the Full Auto Forum maybe once, I think. 'Just don't have much use for them. But the Rifle and Handgun Forums are What It's All About (just me?). Of course, in the Handgun Forum, I'd take everything that had polymer in the manufacture and put it in one forum for Plastic and all the Wood and Steel handguns and put them in the Real Handguns Forum.

I can't post in this here forum without some fun, but I'm serious about the separation of the semi-auto posters into another Forum. You'll fix this today, right? ... ... Thanks, I'll feel a lot better.




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Old May 8, 2000, 05:03 AM   #2
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So you want a seperate forum for long brown guns?

I think shotguns are mostly long and brown...
You can hang out there and avoid talk about ARs and FALs...

Seriously - my FAL is a REAL rifle - with it, I am capable of ANYTHING you (or most rifle shooters) could do with your rifle of choice. Furniture or action type mean little when it comes to putting lead on target.
I take military arms very seriously... as all the actions you have mention were once military actions themselves. You just need to catch up a hundred years (or more).
I think we'll pass on this one.

Uh - we will also pass on the Colt Anoconda Forum. Its still a handgun, right?

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Old May 8, 2000, 06:54 AM   #3
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Sensop,

You have to realize that it took YEARS of closed door deliberations to come up with the Forums we have now. IMO I think it is broke down correctly. Any further "sub-catagories" would just muddy the waters. However, just for you I'll put it before the committee... if you order a Shiloh Sharps now you should get your answer around the same time you get your rifle (and hey... you may even be able to post in a new Forum about receiving it!)

First we'd have semi/bolt/block/break-open, then we could sub catagorize them like -semi - wood stock, plactic stock black and green, then down by manufacturer, then down by model. No.

The principles of shooting a rifle are the same no matter what the action/stock. I think it best to leave the three main catigories Rifle, Shotfun, Pistol with sub-catagories (kind of of Full Auto, Hunt, CAS).

Also, I don't do Dave. Attack Mole UP!

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Old May 8, 2000, 02:40 PM   #4
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Hokay.

George: I realize the FAL is a real rifle (please, PLEASE, forgive me!). It was a joke.

I sense an old horse beat bad here. I'm cool. It was just an idea.

Schmit: Okay ... Gunny it is. We all make dumb mistakes. We just don't all make 'em all day long. That takes special talent, which I apparently have in abundance.




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Old May 9, 2000, 02:17 AM   #5
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Your forgiven.
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Old May 9, 2000, 01:44 PM   #6
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Is it just me or does this look like a traffic light to anyone else?
Sorry, Sensop but I just had to do this on one of your threads.

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Old May 9, 2000, 02:26 PM   #7
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Now *that's* a traffic light!
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Old May 9, 2000, 10:28 PM   #8
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Old May 9, 2000, 10:43 PM   #9
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Then there is the Georgia traffic light:





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Old May 10, 2000, 02:22 AM   #10
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I'm with Dennis on this one!

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Stop the madness!

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Old May 10, 2000, 08:20 AM   #11
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If I remember correctly it is Kentucky/Pennsylvania Long rifles that are mostly Brown. Shotguns come in a lot of other colors includeing Shocking Pink and mauve.

Sorry, I just couldn't resist.


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