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Old December 10, 2008, 10:54 PM   #1
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You gun people are a bad influence

I’m just going along loving life perfectly happy with my 22, 223, 308 and 45-70 caliber rifles. Then one day I’m wondering about some scope or some load data for a 158 gr HPSWC 357 or some other such something and I get on the Internet and stumble on this thing called a gun forum. It seems like a good place to pick up a few tips about this or that so I start reading and sometimes contributing to things I have some experience with. Next thing you know I’m asking questions about a specific cartridge or a rifle chambered in something I don’t have.

Somewhere along the line I start needing to fill in some gaps. You know, something between the 223 and 308. 6mm looks good. How about a Weatherby 240 or a 6mm-06? Hard to come by or expensive to shoot well why not a 25-06? That’s good but it’s not a 257 Weatherby. Don’t leave out the 270 or 280s. While I’m at it don’t forget that I’ve got an even bigger gap between the 308 and the 45-70. I’m going to need at least o 35 something, a 375 H&H Magnum and a 416 Rigby. I won’t even talk about handguns or shotguns.

Well now I NEED something in 6mm/240, 257/260, 270, 35, 375 and 416. That's half as many cartridges as I had to start with. How was I ever happy with what I've got?

Anybody want to buy a nice house in Alabama? I’ve got a gun habit to feed here……
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Old December 10, 2008, 11:16 PM   #2
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Welcome to the cult, uh...forum!

Not so strangely I would discribe my history with TFL the exact same way!
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Old December 10, 2008, 11:23 PM   #3
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You left out the .243, one of my favorites! Welcome to the dysfunctional club! Next, you'll want to reload.
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Old December 10, 2008, 11:28 PM   #4
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Old December 11, 2008, 12:01 AM   #5
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me and a room mate got into guns together. we met a neighbor who was really into guns. he helped us a lot.

Then one day I found TFL now they both ask me about random gun knowlege, im like a freaking sponge for this stuff.

I don't have family thats into gun so this website definetly helped with learn basics as well as help guide me on my three gun purchases.

I love this place.

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Old December 11, 2008, 12:10 AM   #6
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Thank you. I couldn't have said it better myself.
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Old December 11, 2008, 12:55 AM   #7
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Why yes, yes of course. Now go and do your duty and be a bad influence on others that maybe haven't had the same exposure.
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Old December 11, 2008, 01:14 AM   #8
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he brings up a good point. im only 18 and i already know what i plan n doing with my money when i graduate college. the worst part is that im the only one in my family so now they are starting to think its unhealthy and keep bringing up the terms "shooting spree" and "school shooting" oh well
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Old December 11, 2008, 01:43 AM   #9
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My wife looks at me with a cocked eyebrow as my bookmarks are categorized... I had to explain the number of "gun boards" as a couple are daily reading while others are for particular gun brands for repair, modification and maintenance...

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Old December 11, 2008, 02:10 AM   #10
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I dont want to be bad i want to be the worst.
.338 winchester magnum would be a good gap filler.
6.5x55 swede would be another good one.
.243 which is one of my favourites.
.257 roberts is anothe good one for that mid range rifle.
.340 Wereatherby for that larger gap filler.

Oh i could keep on being a bad influence.

Good luck with your choice.
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Old December 11, 2008, 11:28 AM   #11
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I wasnt happy untill I had everything based on the 06 and 308 cases. Just when I started getting real happy the Magnums hit me and now I have ended up with a new desease....Moisinitis. It looks like there is no end in sight.
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Old December 11, 2008, 12:18 PM   #12
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I am a nOOb, but am traveling along the same path as the OP. first it was a home defense & range shotgun. then, it was a MilSurp Mauser.

what's next?
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Old December 11, 2008, 12:52 PM   #13
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Hope I don't end up with one of these...

I'd never be able to feed it.

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Old December 11, 2008, 12:57 PM   #14
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Oh, man! Why did you have to show me a picture of that? Now I want one. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a 1965 VW?
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Old December 11, 2008, 05:16 PM   #15
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I got it bad!!!!

I found this forum to help me.I got it bad!With the coming restrictions I will need it more.I was almost to the point of needing an intraveinus drip of gun oil or start cutting lines of my favorite gunpowder!I thought of joining AA...er GA(thats guns anonimus) or even moving to some place like DC so I couldn't have them.But this forum has saved me.Did I mention I got it bad?Now with help from other members who can help I am dealing with my addiction.I still have it bad,but now I am dealing with it.Did I mention I got it bad?
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Old December 11, 2008, 05:23 PM   #16
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I also have an addiction. I started by wanting civilian copies of the stuff I used in the Army. Since I started posting here, I've got Curio and Relic fever, Mosinitis, and I can't stop thinking about 8mm Mauser ballistics. Visions of a Yugoslav 24/47 bounce through my head daily. Now I'm even thinking about C&R pistols....GAH, at least they're cheap.....

Welcome to the club.
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Old December 11, 2008, 05:48 PM   #17
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Who brought the ammo and kool-aid?
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Old December 11, 2008, 06:00 PM   #18
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Popeye says: "You gun people are a bad influence"

My question is, "Are you braggin' or complainin'?"

We wouldn't all be here if were weren't gun nuts.
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Old December 11, 2008, 06:13 PM   #19
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My explanation is quite simple really; I'm here because I'm not all there. CB.
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Old December 11, 2008, 06:25 PM   #20
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+1 on the gun addiction, I used to like guns but sites like these have turned me into a real gun nut...I mean enthusiast.
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Old December 11, 2008, 06:38 PM   #21
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nothing about the 50 BMG or 408 cheytac?

what are you, so kind of commie????
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Old December 11, 2008, 06:55 PM   #22
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I hear if you go to Switzerland that you can get the government to give you some good stuff for the addiction. No joke, you can "shoot up" there! BAH HA HA!

The puns are alive tonight.
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Old December 11, 2008, 06:56 PM   #23
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nothing about the 50 BMG or 408 cheytac?
what are you, so kind of commie????

Well I did post a picture of a GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm gatling cannon
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Old December 11, 2008, 07:25 PM   #24
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We be bad influences here...

Now where do I begin. In a galaxy not far away, I started seeing rifles and revolvers and pistols for what they were. Tools of the devil. So I was told. I wanted to see what the devil saw in those tools. As such, I started collecting. But then Obama taught me that I was all wrong. I was doing right. "Cause now I is clinging to my guns and my Bible more than ever.

I see no reason for a man not to own as many pieces of weaponry as his grubby little hands can hold. I for one have found enjoyment in doing a bit of shooting. But recently I have renewed my love for the black powder.

I have my share of rifles:

.22s (Springfield, Moseburg, Marlin lever action and semi, Stevens)
.222 Remington Mohawk
25-20 Winchester
25-16 Ithaca
257 Roberts
.243 Winchester Lever Action (My favorite)
.270 Hand Made
32 Winchester
30-30 Winchester Lever Action (Every boy should have one)
30-06 Remington Mdl 721

Shotguns provide even more entertainment:

410 g Stevens Double Barrel
12 g (AM Fox Co. Sterlingworth, Browning Semi Auto, Huglu Pump Action)
I see the void. There seems to be a need for a 16 and a 20 g.

Pistols and revolvers:
.22 (Two High Standards, Two Revolvers H&R Sportsmans)
.380 P Beretta and Taurus
32-20 Colt
32 H&R Mdl 586
357/35 REM Thompson Center Fire Contender
.45 Colt 1911

Black Powder
.50 cal Kentucky Long Rifle
.50 cal Kentucky pistol (Traditions)
.54 cal Plains pistol (Layman)
.36 cal Remington 1858 Navy Revolver
.44 cal Remington 1858 Army Revolver
.44 cal Remington 1858 New Army Revolver

Okay, I am hooked. Did any one say anything about knives? So where is the asylum????
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Old December 11, 2008, 08:08 PM   #25
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Here's the Medication ...

To help yourself out of the addiction, log on to odcmp.com. Send in your application, along with an order for "a piece of history", just because it'd be nice to have and they're not making them any more.

Come back in a year or two and report your condition.

Prior to my association with the CMP, I wouldn't give you a plug nickel for and "old, iron sight military rifle". In less than ten months, I have purchased four, over 2000 rounds, now shoot competitively every month (200 yds, open sights), and want more.

But I know I can stop any time I want to. I am cured!
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