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Old October 14, 2012, 03:58 PM   #26
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Us grown men can really act like little boys sometimes can't we...but it's sooo much fun.
Yep you got that right._ lol
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Old October 14, 2012, 04:17 PM   #27
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So what do you think of those ideas mrt499?
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Old October 14, 2012, 04:54 PM   #28
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If the thrill is gone, it is time to move on to something else.
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Old October 14, 2012, 10:39 PM   #29
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find a neighborhood kid or a nephew niece anyone to pass on the joy of shooting and i guarantee you will find or renew your passion through them. thats what happened to me although it was my boy turning 6 and asking if i ever hunted or shot guns..... it started me back into it....
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Old October 15, 2012, 06:41 AM   #30
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You may have reached the point of either getting serious or dropping it.
You've bought them, fondled them, and plinked with them.
Now it's time to either become a shootist, or find something else to play with.
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Old October 15, 2012, 10:10 AM   #31
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Is this even possible?? The whole concept is alien to me. Still, I guess everyone's unique. I'd suggest backing off for a while, trying something different, perhaps even something that doesn't involve triggers.
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Old October 17, 2012, 12:56 AM   #32
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It was a bad dream My wife shook me and said there is a gun show this week .I'll go with you .You will be fine .

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Old October 19, 2012, 10:28 AM   #33
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mrt - nice to hear that you're doing fine once again and didn't have to resort to
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Seek medical help, immediately.
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Old October 19, 2012, 12:10 PM   #34
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so sad !
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Old October 19, 2012, 12:20 PM   #35
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mrt... glad to hear that you have been restored to sanity! My interest has waxed and waned at times over the years, but I've never totally lost my fascination with guns, and if I did so suddenly I might be dead or something
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Old October 19, 2012, 03:55 PM   #36
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Glad to hear that you were scared straight.
Just don't let it happen again.
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Old October 20, 2012, 01:37 AM   #37
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The thrill is gone for me because the money needed to enjoy the thrill is gone.
Been there, I undersand, trust me. Years later, not months, I got the thrill back. It just makes it much sweeter.
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Old October 21, 2012, 02:17 PM   #38
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If you like shooting/weapons, in general, buy a copy of "The Traditional Bowyer's Bible" by Jim Hamm. You can invest years in the art of wooden bow/arrow making/shooting and never get bored. I did. Only gave it up after my bow shoulder started making crunchy sounds. Amazingly inexpensive hobby when compared to firearms, too.

I only recently got back into gun shooting when I saw how amazingly well Hickok45 can use a pistol on Youtube.
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Old October 23, 2012, 11:44 AM   #39
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Two guys posting about bows stated that they had shoulder issues later - how inexpensive is THAT?!?
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Old October 23, 2012, 07:13 PM   #40
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Armored...you got a point, but I milked a lot of fun outa that hobby before the shoulder caused me trouble. Like a hangover is a punctuation to a party.
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Old October 24, 2012, 01:36 AM   #41
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It will never be gone IMO. if it has, then something is wrong with the person.

there are unlimited types of firearms to even begin to own and shoot. I doubt many people can even own rare relics or modern large caliber rifles.

If you do get "bored" try shooting in a tank or helicopter...
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Old October 24, 2012, 05:24 AM   #42
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If the thrill is gone, then move one: try something new. No sense in continuing just because of habit or a sense of obligation. You'll save some money too. In a way it is quite healthy: at least it shows that you are not dependent on them for your own sense of personal identity.

For some, guns are soley about HD/SD, for other simply a hobby/sport and others still a bit of both... There is no reason to pigeon-hole oneself nor feel that things are eternal.

That doesn't mean abondon it all together, but at least you can now re-distribute your leisure time budget!!

A similar thing happened to me with bikes: they were my absolute passion and every penny and second went into them and they were a huge means of self expression.
Then one day, I reaslised how much time, and money got sucked into bikes and I made a change. I've still got bikes, and they are now a facet of how I spend my time, not the epitome.
I don't feel I am less me, nor less of a biker as a result.

So try something completely new and you may find that the mood takes you again, or that you learn about a new hobby!

Variety is the spice of life!!
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Old October 24, 2012, 05:33 AM   #43
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Like everything in my life, I go in stages...

I have ridden snowboard more than 100 days a year in the past, and burned out...I have fished Landlock Salmon more than 200 days a year for years on end, and burned out...I have put down my guns and reloading equipment for years and years, and come back...

I'll get bored and go back to fishing a couple hundred days a year in the next decade or so...

For now, I am learning new 'recipes', and going BANG! a lot...

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