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Old September 30, 2013, 09:29 PM   #1601
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I'm a newbie too, been lurking around here for quite a while and decided to join in the fun. I love to reload ammo and go to my range and see my results. I'm from Minnesota, born and raised, love all four seasons and do a little hunting.
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Old October 1, 2013, 09:51 PM   #1602
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Hello from New Zealand

Just joined today, I've been shooting & reloading since the 1960s for a variety of calibres. I began competion shooting in 1968 with a fully wooded .303, apature sights, for ranges 200 to 900yds (NZRA & NZDA).
I look forward to meeting others with similar interests.
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Old October 10, 2013, 08:55 PM   #1603
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Just joined the forum.been hunting for 40 years
Oh and name should be taximan made a
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Old October 13, 2013, 05:14 PM   #1604
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New to the forum

I got bit by the gun bug at the beginning of the year. I started the year with my grandpas sears model 25 22 lr rifle. Since then I bought a beretta 92fs 9mm , beretta neos 22lr, marlin 795 22lr rifle, bersa thunder 380 wife's carry gun, bersa ultra compact 9mm my carry gun, cricket 22lr my daughters, and a bushmaster c-15. I'm still finding myself wanting more lol.
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Old October 14, 2013, 11:03 AM   #1605
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New Guy Here

Hey guys newbie here from northeast Ohio. Go the gun bug 2 years ago and never looked back.Started off with handguns , then bought an AR-15 and was really into that for awhile, now im into trap shooting and loving it.
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Old October 21, 2013, 01:08 PM   #1606
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HEY, New guy (FNG) here. Been shooting & reloading for 50 + years. Hmmmm am I an old new guy or a new old guy??? Gonna have a beer an ponder this for a while.

Junior member......... I haven't been junior anything for a while.
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Old October 22, 2013, 09:25 AM   #1607
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new here. but on other forums.
retired machinist and 21 yrs military retired. have SKS and MN T53's. another T53 and a Steyr M95 will be here friday from century arms,yes i have a C&R03FFL. San Diego California.
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Old October 22, 2013, 07:17 PM   #1608
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New members - please introduce yourselves here

Hello from North Carolina!

Been enjoying reading lots of posts recently. Great site! Shot a lot as a kid- mostly target. Just getting more into learning more about the tools of the trade. Started reloading a couple years ago- plenty to learn!
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Old October 23, 2013, 09:16 AM   #1609
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Lurking and reading, joined in March of 13.

.mil from 75-86, garage owner for the next 14 years, registered nurse, photographer-artist, and now holster maker.

After buying a brand name holster, getting it home and finding it completely unusable, I decided to begin a holster biz.

I grew up with guns and still enjoy them. I carry all day everyday, especially now that I make holsters.

Happy to be here~

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Old October 25, 2013, 06:54 PM   #1610
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Just saying hello

my name is Chuck I'm 54 years old and have been an avid hunter and shooting enthusiast for about 40 years. I hunted NJ PA and NY but now I live in Florida. My favorite firearms are my A-Bolt in .270 Win. 700 sps in .243 and S&W .44 mag.
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Old October 26, 2013, 10:33 PM   #1611
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Hi, another 'newbie' here, checking in from "The Frozen North" Northern B.C. Canada; joined a couple of days ago and just found this thread. Preferences are blackpowder rifles, both front loaders and cartridge, and black powder revolvers, namely 1873 Colt SAA. Also shoot an M14 (Polytech M305) various other assorted rifles as well from .22 to .58. Started shooting at 11 years old, haven't quit.(and don't intend to either...) don't buy much ammo any more, like reloading my own, mostly .45 Colt, .45-70, .45-120.

Great site here, lots of good info.

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Old October 28, 2013, 12:00 AM   #1612
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Hello all, live in the High Desert of the Great Basin, married to same lady for many years, she is my shooting partner and best friend. We shoot weekly at our own little range and love it.

70 years old and suffering from way to many hard miles so now I just reload and shoot, Colt 1911's in 45 acp just target loads anymore.

Anyway hello and looking forward to this Forum.
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Old October 29, 2013, 06:19 PM   #1613
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Hello...My name's Frank, been lurking for a while, decided to join up. I'm a married Father of 2 boys. Work 60 hrs a week as a Construction Manager. I trap shoot on Wed nights, and have a love for the Wild West era guns. SA/BP revolvers, Hawken rifles, lever guns, dbl brl coach guns, etc. But also enjoy my SR556,and modern auto pistols for CC. Hope i can contribute........
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Old October 29, 2013, 06:26 PM   #1614
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Hello to everyone! My name is Ty. Im from Oregon and love it here. I grew up archery hunting, duck hunting and shooting rifles, nothing better in the world. New to "rifle hunting" instead just shooting and looking forward to it.
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Old November 6, 2013, 06:41 PM   #1615
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Hello all, I'm new and already managed to mess up a post ! I've read here a while and figured I should join to be part of the discussion if I can contribute.
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Old November 24, 2013, 03:22 PM   #1616
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New Member Introduction

Hi Everyone,
I've found my way onto some of these posts throughout the years while searching for info or opionions on firearms or related topics, so figured I might as well sign up and start contributing. My name is Mike, 31 from the gun friendly state of NJ (sarcasm).

Happy to be here and I look forward to future discussions with everyone.
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Old November 25, 2013, 07:36 PM   #1617
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Just realized that I missed this post and didn't introduce myself.

I live in NE Ohio (Akron) and I've been in the gun game for 25 years or so. I shoot and reload rifle, handgun and shotgun. I also do a little bit of light gunsmithing and am getting ready to build my first AR-15.

I've shot trap, IPSC, IDPA, bullseye and some other types of competition. I hope to shoot high power at Camp Perry next summer.

I really like this forum, there's a lot of good information here.

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Old November 25, 2013, 07:49 PM   #1618
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Re: New members - please introduce yourselves here

Hello all. I'm from Washington state. I just found this site yesterday. I've already found a bunch of great information. I hope I can contribute to this great site!
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Old November 30, 2013, 12:42 AM   #1619
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Just saw I should have introduced myself. I am a police officer who is a firearms enthusiast.
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Old December 3, 2013, 04:27 PM   #1620
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Hi all.

Hi. I'm new to the forum but cannot be described as a Newbie. (rather a grey haired old fart. lol)
Been shooting the occasional rabbit or possum here in NZ for 40 yrs or so but decided that pig/deer are the new quarry. Well before I get too old & creaky in the joints. Bought a 243 to add to my 22 & 17HMR. My new purchase is a Zastava M70 with stainless barrel. Inexpensive but hopefully a accurate rifle. Time will tell. I welcome any feedback or comments on my new rifle guys.
I live on a small lifestyle property near Dunedin, Otago. A one hour driving radius gives me some good spots for pig and deer. Looking forward to getting out & about. Cheers all.
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Old December 3, 2013, 08:22 PM   #1621
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Dad taught me to shoot when I was 5 with the kick you in the pants if you do anything stupid method. Grew up on a farm in N Jersey, but now down here in FL where it is downright dangerous. So this old lady has taken up a revolver and renewed her interest in shooting. So far getting some range time, but will progress to CC soon. My neighbors house 20 feet from my bed was shot at and they pull a body from the canal behind my house about every year or two so I have reason to be concerned. I would like to learn as much as I can about defensive/CC as well as my new little friend Ruger!
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Old December 4, 2013, 10:14 PM   #1622
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hey everyone!! I'm new to the forum and just wanted to say hello. I'm in the military currently deployed and will be getting my Sig M400 Enhanced when we get back. Figured I would ask what kind of optic and other gear I should get right away. I've looked at some Sightmark red dots (trying to keep it low cost). Mostly used for home defense/target shooting. Thanks!!!!
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Old December 5, 2013, 12:31 PM   #1623
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Hello, I Just joined the forum and have always plucked some information of this forum here and there since I purchased my first gun when I was 21 (Sig Sauer P220). I've been gun guy since I was a young lad thanks to my Dad taking me hunting and shooting and I look forward to pursuing all my favorite guns.
1911 -Wilson/Nighthawk
Sig Sauer P220 *
Remington 870 *
Benelli M4
Noveske 16" GEN III Rifle
LRB Arms M14
Surgeon 591 Short Action .308 on a McMillan Stock.
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Old December 6, 2013, 07:31 AM   #1624
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Hello all just joined the forum and learning a lot. I just moved to Canton,OH from Florida and got the bug from family members. You ask yourself why would you move to Ohio from Florida?.Lets just say I had this sinking feeling my house was sinking and it was.We had a sinkhole and said this is enough after 37 years putting up with the heat and humidity,bugs and sinkholes. All my family is here so it was time to move. Anyway the crime rate in this area is nuts and I felt the need to protect my family and myself. I just bought a S&W sdve40 cal and a Bersa 380. Also intend to get my CCP as soon as I get a little more practice at the range. I have used forums for many years from My Harley riding (just sold my ultra... So I will be an active user here and enjoy reading everything I can to learn more of this great hobby...That's all folks

Gun owner so I never get owned
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Old December 6, 2013, 11:08 AM   #1625
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Hello TFL

I am Curtis and I settled in VA after 6 years serving this great country in the USMC. Semper Fi to all my fellow Marines at TFL. I joined this week and have already am impressed with the civility and willingness, in the post if have read so far, of the forum members to discuss differences in opinions. My passion in firearms these days center around muzzle loaders. I own three, a side lock .54cal. Renegade, Thunder Hawk .50cal., and an Omega .50cal., all are T/C. The .54 was my Grandfather's which he gave to me just months before he passed away. Raised in southeast AR, I have been hunting and shooting since I was around 10, before that I went squirrel hunting (using a dog) with my Father and older brother. I was a good vine shaker or noise maker to get the squirrel to "roll' or move so they could find it or to get a better shot. Not as good a shot as I used to be but I can still shot some small groups.
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