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Old 02-09-2015, 02:51 PM
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Default Bought my first gun on Sunday...

and my second on Monday!

After shooting my friends 22LR a couple of weeks ago and thinking about it since then.

The idea is to do some target shooting at ranges near the house and then shoot upstate (NY) when we visit my friend's cabin in the spring.

I ended up buying a new Ruger American bolt-action from Dicks Sporting Goods and then a used Marlin barrel fed semi with a glenfield scope from a small shop. Not sure how I did on pricing but they weren't that much (compared to a tank full of diesel) so I'm fine with where I ended.

Now the hunt for ammo begins...

Just thought I would share that I have a new hobby to hold me over until the boat gets wet.

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Great hobby, have fun !
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Good for you. One of our favorite places to shoot, is from our boat. No lines. No rules. No fees.
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Good for you. One of our favorite places to shoot, is from our boat. No lines. No rules. No fees.
Maybe one rule? Don't put a hole in the boat.
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Now stock up on all the .22 ammo u can find.
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Back in school we would go to the river with our 22's. The hillbillies would hang out there and drink Miller pony bottles, they were everywhere. The challenge was to chuck one out as far as you could, and then your bud had to shoot it. Not much of a pony bottle is above the water. Next, his turn to throw and your turn to shoot. All of us got to become pretty good shots. No scopes.

I wore out the firing pin on that rifle. 1950's Remington pump action. Still have it, firing pin still weak.

Makes me want to go plinkin!!!
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Originally Posted by Jeff_C View Post
and my second on Monday!

After shooting my friends 22LR a couple of weeks ago and thinking about it since then.

The idea is to do some target shooting at ranges near the house and then shoot upstate (NY) when we visit my friend's cabin in the spring.

I ended up buying a new Ruger American bolt-action from Dicks Sporting Goods and then a used Marlin barrel fed semi with a glenfield scope from a small shop. Not sure how I did on pricing but they weren't that much (compared to a tank full of diesel) so I'm fine with where I ended.

Now the hunt for ammo begins...

Just thought I would share that I have a new hobby to hold me over until the boat gets wet.

Jeff
Congrats, what took you so long beware this hobby is way more additive then boating.
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Originally Posted by Corndog38 View Post
Back in school we would go to the river with our 22's. The hillbillies would hang out there and drink Miller pony bottles, they were everywhere. The challenge was to chuck one out as far as you could, and then your bud had to shoot it. Not much of a pony bottle is above the water. Next, his turn to throw and your turn to shoot. All of us got to become pretty good shots. No scopes.

I wore out the firing pin on that rifle. 1950's Remington pump action. Still have it, firing pin still weak.

Makes me want to go plinkin!!!
I hit the cape fear River some myself to shoot some.
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Good for you. One of our favorite places to shoot, is from our boat. No lines. No rules. No fees.
I shoot from my boat also, flying fish, loggerhead turtles and manatees are so fat they don't know your shooting them. fun for the whole family.
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Congrats, what took you so long beware this hobby is way more additive then boating.
Never realized how fun it was to put small holes in paper


Not sure if I want to combine deadly force and a rocking boat so I will stick to land for this hobby.

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Never realized how fun it was to put small holes in paper


Not sure if I want to combine deadly force and a rocking boat so I will stick to land for this hobby.

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Putting holes in paper is a great way to relieve frustrations....
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Now stock up on all the .22 ammo u can find.
That always helps with the supply issue.
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Marlin model 60? I have one.
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Marlin model 60? I have one.
That was my first gun. Got it in 3rd grade. Still have it 30+ years later.
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Bought my first gun on Sunday...
Any man old enough to type on a computer should've already owned a gun. Glad you're on board now! better late than never. Go get your third this weekend. If you're sticking with .22, I think there's nothing more fun than a single action .22 revolver.
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Did you have to get special permission from Governor Koumohole?
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
Did you have to get special permission from Governor Koumohole?
Not sure if I can blame him or not but getting ammo shipped directly to me is apparently an impossibility, I have to have it shipping to a FFL holder and of course pay a fee...so much for saving money by taking advantage of online deals.

I like the suggestion of a revolver but I need a permit and that takes about 6 months. I'll start that process soon.

Now I need to shoot these and keep an eye out for a good deal for the third.

Thx
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I know a guy who has a skeet thrower with a "butt" below it so he can mount it in rod holder. He also does the bottle trick but with full miniature propane bottles. You wouldn't believe the noise...
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Next try skeet. And definetly get your paperwork in for your handgun permit. Any questions pm me.
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Putting holes in paper is a great way to relieve frustrations....
You betcha!
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