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Jarren

You can't just quote yourself! -Me
So, how many around here are into shooting sports and/or own some boom-sticks of their own? Got any milsurp recommendations or interesting stories from the range or back woods? Looking for advice on getting started with collecting or want to show off some of your nicer specimens? Do it here.
Me? I've only got a single rifle in my collection. A little, beat up Norinco SKS. I'm looking to expand my armory, but more immediate budget concerns have prevented that.
 

Jarren

You can't just quote yourself! -Me

AsheSkyler

Feathered Jester
I prefer archery. It's quieter. :p

My cousin has a really nice hunting rifle. Never shot one before and he offered to let me try it. Owwwwwwww.

One of my neighbors has a cannon. And seems to instinctively know exactly which days I have a bad headache...
 

Julen

✮ Banter Squad Member ✮
Not yet because i'm too young but i'll get my grandfather's M1 Garand and his Mosin Nagant...one day XD
For now i just have a bunch of ww2/Vietnam airsoft replicas :3
 

MadKiyo

Imma bat in yer rafters
My dad has quite a few things but I won't go into detail. I own a hunting rifle and an itty bitty 22 bolt action which is still my favorite. Don't know why, it just has charm to it. Haven't done anything with them in years, mainly because I can't camp anymore.
 

FonzieThSuperWizard

AAAAAAAAAAAAYAAA!!! *beats up his keyboard*
I would own a lever rifle gun they use in the westerns. :3
 

Jarren

You can't just quote yourself! -Me
I would own a lever rifle gun they use in the westerns. :3
That's actually what I got started on. My dad got a little .22lr henry lever action for me to learn with back when I was about 14. Great little plinking gun, I'll have to see if he's still got it. Lever actions are cool though, but I can only imagine how much of a kick some of the larger calibre ones have.
 

Julen

✮ Banter Squad Member ✮
the only gun I'd ever truly want for pleasure is an M1 Garand. That final *pink* when the last bullet is shot is too good.
God i love that sooooooo much as well!
I can't wait 'till i get mine :p
 

Yakamaru

Bad Jokes Inc.
Can't have a firearm thread without the Barret 50. caliber! For when hunting armored elephants!

Believe it or not, but you can actually buy this shit in the US. Same with a vehicle-mounted MG.

 

Jarren

You can't just quote yourself! -Me
Can't have a firearm thread without the Barret 50. caliber! For when hunting armored elephants!

Believe it or not, but you can actually buy this shit in the US. Same with a vehicle-mounted MG.
I'd say the vehicle mounted mg is a no go unless it was made before '86. And even then, you need a shitload of permits and need to be prepared to have the atf and fbi practically crawl up your ass with a microscope. But yeah, the Barrett is completely legal, if stupidly expensive.
Because WHY NOT?
 

Yakamaru

Bad Jokes Inc.
Oh, and I am not an American btw. Nor do I own a gun. Never will own one, either.

I just find some weapons and ammunition that are in fact available commercially ridiculous. Funny as hell, but ridiculous.

Like, AP ammunition for hunting. WHY? You're not hunting armored deer. You're not "hunting Humvee's in their natural habitat".
 

Jarren

You can't just quote yourself! -Me
If people will buy it, and it's not abused, it will be sold. That is, until someone in Washington wakes up on the wrong side of the bed and arbitrarily decides to try and ban it. I'll agree, there's no practical reason to own anything in .50bmg (or some other absurd calibres) unless you plan on fighting something heavily armored (In which case, I'm concerned), but it's good fun to go out to a friend's ranch and make some non-standard targets (like junk furniture and appliances, piles of cinder blocks, particularly menacing snowmen, etc.) cease to be. If you want a laugh, look up the .905 JDJ cartridge. The thing's almost as big as a soda can and can't be fired unbraced.
 
I don't currently own any weapons, but I plan on getting a 45 handgun of some sort in January as well as at least getting an AK variant, AR15 of some form, and a good old M1 Garand at some point. I've always liked guns, though I currently just play airsoft. XD
 

Jarren

You can't just quote yourself! -Me
Actually got some range time today for the first time in a good while. Primarily handguns and my friend's AK. Also got to put a few rounds down range from an old mosin nagant. Fired kneeling, no bench rest from just over 100 metres using iron sights, I managed a four inch group. Didn't do quite so we'll with the AK from the same range though. I need to work on my marksmanship.
 

FonzieThSuperWizard

AAAAAAAAAAAAYAAA!!! *beats up his keyboard*
That's actually what I got started on. My dad got a little .22lr henry lever action for me to learn with back when I was about 14. Great little plinking gun, I'll have to see if he's still got it. Lever actions are cool though, but I can only imagine how much of a kick some of the larger calibre ones have.
I'll say. I've tried the lever action in Advanced Warfare and I did pretty well on it. ^w~ Though, I'm not into Call of Duty, but imagine having an actual laser gun. ^w^
 

SageTea

Active Member
I have a limited edition, gold plated (some of the gold plating has kind of flaked off from use though) Winchester 30-30 that I got from my grandpa! I keep it on our family land in Yoakum and mostly use it to shoot tissue boxes off hills though. :p
 

Jarren

You can't just quote yourself! -Me
Ooohh, 30-30. How's the kick on that? I haven't gotten the chance to fire any lever actions larger than .22. The offerings from Henry are beautiful and have been on a wish list of mine fits a while.
 

Fopfox

Member
Don't own yet, but I intend to; sooner rather than later, in case our current PM fucks ownership rights up. Not part of his platform but...

I've gone to a few shooting ranges with rentals. Went to one in Hungary that had a lot of WWII weapons from all sides and that was fantastic (Though I found out the C96, despite looking cool, is actually shitty as hell) and when I went to Yellowstone, I got to fire a Wild West gatling gun.

I'd like to own the most infamous Canadian gun, the Ross Rifle, for history collection more than usage. Despite great range and accuracy, it's probably the worst rifle ever made during warfare.
 

SageTea

Active Member
Ooohh, 30-30. How's the kick on that? I haven't gotten the chance to fire any lever actions larger than .22. The offerings from Henry are beautiful and have been on a wish list of mine fits a while.
The kick is pretty hard, I'm usually a bit sore the next day if I use it too much LOL. But it's a great gun, I definitely recommend it! I also have an old pocket revolver but I can't remember the last time I used it haha.
 

Fopfox

Member
Firearms are illegal in Canada unless you have a permit for hunting rifles and shit but why would you even want to own a firearm in the first place? Like sure in America I can understand but Canada is a nice place

You can own for recreational use beyond hunting (Shooting galleries whether competitive or not.) and getting restricted (Not prohibited) rifles or handguns is just a second test a submission process. There are more restrictions than the US of course, such as magazine round caps.

And the reason? Because I enjoy shooting as a pastime.
 
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