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Re: What kind of shooter are you?
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2016, 06:28:19 pm »
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    Re: What kind of shooter are you?
    « Reply #26 on: November 04, 2016, 01:59:42 am »
    Mostly handguns and semi auto rifles.


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    Re: What kind of shooter are you?
    « Reply #27 on: November 04, 2016, 08:40:03 am »
    I shoot duty pistol 200 rds a month at my own expense.

    Rarely do I shoot for fun any more, as my son just isn't into it.
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    Re: What kind of shooter are you?
    « Reply #28 on: November 04, 2016, 09:02:16 pm »
    Handguns are cheaper to feed.  And, while I have more than one type of rifle, the semi-autos see more ammo through them than the bolt/pump/lever guns, so I chose semi-autos, but only based on the quantity of ammo through them.
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    Re: What kind of shooter are you?
    « Reply #29 on: November 04, 2016, 10:03:14 pm »
    used to be almost all rimfire and shotgun. I haven't broken 200 rounds out of my tubular repeating claymore this year though. mostly because the front sight walked out and I *really* don't want to re-zero.

    these days, I'm shooting my AR and 1911 at least once a month. I have around 5-700 rounds of pistol and almost 1200 rounds of rifle this year. mostly because I took a paycut and doubled my driving distance at the same time in april. but I'm due for a raise so maybe next year will be better.
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    Re: What kind of shooter are you?
    « Reply #30 on: November 04, 2016, 10:15:50 pm »
    used to be almost all rimfire and shotgun. I haven't broken 200 rounds out of my tubular repeating claymore this year though. mostly because the front sight walked out and I *really* don't want to re-zero.
    That's curious that you feel that way.  I won't say I enjoy it, but that is one of the things I want to do with any gun.  Zero it.  Know exactly what it is going to do.  All of my guns have to be that way, even if I never shoot them, or it drives me nuts.

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    Re: What kind of shooter are you?
    « Reply #31 on: November 05, 2016, 10:32:19 am »
    I shoot pistol and AR two or three times a month.

    We usually go up to a place deeper in the mountains and set up a combat course to avoid the range troll who oversees our local range and who frowns at such new fangled nonsense. I swear he'd have us shooting 1930's FBI style if he could.

    I shoot my issued LR308 at least once a month but more often as opportunity allows.

    My boys and I shoot the .22lr at every opportunity. I have to buy another 10/22 because the "twins" bicker over the one we have.

    I love the shotgun but I don't get to shoot it much at all.
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    Re: What kind of shooter are you?
    « Reply #32 on: November 05, 2016, 11:52:28 am »
    That's curious that you feel that way.  I won't say I enjoy it, but that is one of the things I want to do with any gun.  Zero it.  Know exactly what it is going to do.  All of my guns have to be that way, even if I never shoot them, or it drives me nuts.
    you have clearly never shot 15 magnum slugs off a bench before.
    I love shooting kindness, it's my favorite gun.
    but dear god is it hard to adjust that front sight I can zero my AR in 6 rounds (first group to find the POI, second to check the adjustments)
    but the front sight on kindness? setscrew, no adustments. so zeroing it looks like *BOOM, BOOM, BOOM* a bit left. *tap tap* *BOOM, BOOM, BOOM* a bit right. *tap* *BOOM, BOOM, BOOM* Dang it, too far left again. *tap tap* *BOOM, BOOM, BOOM* FFFFFFFFFFFF-

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    Re: What kind of shooter are you?
    « Reply #33 on: November 05, 2016, 01:49:12 pm »
    Bore sighting lasers and sight pushers are your friends.
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    « Reply #34 on: November 05, 2016, 10:49:15 pm »
    Bore sighting lasers and sight pushers are your friends.

    both cost money that I lack.
    a case of slugs is $15, sight pushers cost $60-150.
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    Re: What kind of shooter are you?
    « Reply #35 on: November 06, 2016, 12:09:46 am »
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    Re: What kind of shooter are you?
    « Reply #36 on: November 07, 2016, 04:07:28 am »
    both cost money that I lack.
    a case of slugs is $15, sight pushers cost $60-150.

    If you weren't so far away, I'd loan you mine.  Some of the best money I ever spent on gun accessories.
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    Re: What kind of shooter are you?
    « Reply #37 on: November 13, 2016, 08:13:21 pm »
    I used to do more, but health issues and the selling of my heavier rifles had me simplify my selection.  To be honest, I have to replace the semi-auto & bolt action I just sold (old Russian/Chinese surplus rifles).

    For quite a while there, I was handgun/shotgun/bolt-action shooting on the weekends.

    Would like to bring back various rifles into the mix, in time.  Ones more usable for me, given my conditions.
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    Re: What kind of shooter are you?
    « Reply #38 on: November 16, 2016, 12:51:27 pm »
    Is there a place for none of the above?

    Where I live is getting like CA.  Ranges are getting more restricted or closed, laws are getting more onerous, and the countryside is getting more built up.   As a young man I never shot at a range, we would just go up into the forest and shoot-no problem.  We had the best range around, but it is under unremitting attack by the county, which is democrat-commie  controlled top to bottom as we are now a Seattle suburb.

     I would like to move.  Too old to handle a bitter winter, don't want a war over water rights, hate high humidity,
     any suggestions?

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    « Reply #39 on: November 16, 2016, 01:04:31 pm »
    Is there a place for none of the above?

    Where I live is getting like CA.  Ranges are getting more restricted or closed, laws are getting more onerous, and the countryside is getting more built up.   As a young man I never shot at a range, we would just go up into the forest and shoot-no problem.  We had the best range around, but it is under unremitting attack by the county, which is democrat-commie  controlled top to bottom as we are now a Seattle suburb.

     I would like to move.  Too old to handle a bitter winter, don't want a war over water rights, hate high humidity,
     any suggestions?

    There are parts of Texas that have a dry heat. Arizona always has dry heat.
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    Re: What kind of shooter are you?
    « Reply #40 on: November 16, 2016, 01:13:24 pm »
    Kansas isn't bad, but we have the lack of ranges problem for other reasons.   Mostly because most of the land is owned by farmers and there are not many public ranges available over 100 yards.   Now if you have the money to buy some acreage away from town and put up your own backstop,  that's not an issue.   Land costs are not that high on a per acre basis,  but it's tough to find smaller plots unless you happen to know someone.     Smaller pieces are usually way more expensive because a farmer has decided to sell a chunk to be divided up into 5 acre home sites. 

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    Re: What kind of shooter are you?
    « Reply #41 on: November 16, 2016, 09:47:25 pm »
    Instead of running away with steves thread, I am going to start a new one "where to live".  Love to hear your input!

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    Re: What kind of shooter are you?
    « Reply #42 on: November 17, 2016, 03:33:09 am »
    Arizona always has dry heat.

    Not always. Ever been in Phoenix in August during the monsoons?  A thunderstorm rolls in and drops rain. The next day the clouds are gone and the sun is back. It's a wet heat in triple digits.
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    Re: What kind of shooter are you?
    « Reply #43 on: November 17, 2016, 09:22:52 am »
    I voted for my current most often used 3.  But, I, too, am truly "all of the above".  It depends on the season of the year.  When hunting seasons are closed, I migrate toward handguns and .22LR, but when in season for birds and small game it is the shotgun, and then move to semi-auto and bolt rifles for larger game.  I do train off and on all year with handgun, shotgun and AR, and do some precision shooting when deer season is not open.
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