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    Mike, Good to hear, looking forward to the new book.

    Don''t stay away so long, we need a little inspiration at times.

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    Thumbs up

    Good to hear you're still kicking Mike, great news!

    Mike V. is a straight shooter- both on the line and as a writer. Writing is a very tough, demanding and at times, stressful business.

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    Good to hear from Mike, I also get concerned when some of the "ole" fellas stop responding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nekshot View Post
    Good to hear from Mike......
    Love your avatar Nekshot!
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    Sorry I neglected to say what this new book is about. It is no secret. Wolfe already has it in their online catalog. The title is Shooting World War II Small Arms. Sure was fun to do!
    MLV

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    I was hoping that it was WWII small arms!! Thanks Mike!!! I'm getting in line for it now!!!!!!!
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    Good to hear from Mike and that his health is improving.

    It is easy to get brave from behind a keyboard and say things that would not be said in person. Even if you disagree with what someone is saying, if he/she has "been there done that and has the bonifides" you do well to hear them out and think on it before dismissing out of hand what they say. On several occasions I've read things that I immediately threw a flag on and wrote a blistering reply only to open a different screen before sending and actually looking up the subject matter and much to my chagrin and education found out what I thought was wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Venturino View Post
    Sorry I neglected to say what this new book is about. It is no secret. Wolfe already has it in their online catalog. The title is Shooting World War II Small Arms. Sure was fun to do!
    MLV
    I'm in for a copy. Too cool
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    Good to hear from you, Mike. Had the pleasure of visting with you and Steve almost 20 yrs ago in Raton. Seem to recall the article quite awhile back when you developed an interest in the WWII small arms. Not my cup of tea but when we met I had no interest in BPCR or casting boolits.
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    Having a couple of 1895 Steyrs, K31's and an 03A3 I ought to get it, Mike. I hope there are Cast Boolits in it!
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    I too read any of Mike's musings that I run across. I also think Yvonne does an excellent job on her pictures. I think one of his best reads was a piece that did not have so much to do with shooting as such as it did with those folks we run into in the gun store, gun show, etc. It was titled something like "My Gun Culture". It was an excellent read and one that shows his expertise goes beyond simply reloading/casting/shooting. If you see this Mike, I thank you for being you. Glad to see the MV signature again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Venturino View Post
    Sorry I neglected to say what this new book is about. It is no secret. Wolfe already has it in their online catalog. The title is Shooting World War II Small Arms. Sure was fun to do!
    MLV
    I look forward to this. Have you considered selling autographed copies of the first edition?

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    Good to see you post again. I will line up for a copy of your book. Don't let the idiots that we have here, get under your skin. They have made way to many of the informed folks move on down the line with their foolish challenges. You have the opportunity to help allot of folks here, and many will take your counsel to heart. Some will just want to display their ignorance, but blow them off and stay with us. There are allot of new folks "running ball" here, who need the steady hand of an experienced man.

    That goes for Ed Harris as well, who shows up here from time to time wearing a wig, dark glasses and a fake beard. (-:
    Disclaimer: The above is not holy writ. It is just my opinion based on my experience and knowledge. Your mileage may vary.

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    Mike--Glad to hear the health problems have diminished. Keep up the good writing and shooting. I've always enjoyed your writing.--Shuz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Venturino View Post
    Hello there from a fellow Mingo Countian. I actually am still a member but have not been active for a long while. I have been deep into a book project that has been near all consuming. It is in the final lay out stages and will go to the printer in a couple of weeks. It will be available from Wolfe Publishing. Also had some health issues that have knocked me down a bit but I seem to be licking it. Thanks for all the kind words guys.

    Mike V.


    Mike, I am glad to hear you are alive and well. I look forward to the new book. I find I keep looking back on the buffalo rifles of the old west book. I keep buying new (old) stuff and it is nice to have an idea on it. I just picked up a nice Ballard for a sweet price in 32/40

    See ya John

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    Best wishes, especially on getting healthy. I always enjoy your articles and
    Yvonne's pics.

    Can you give us a hint about the book?

    +1 on autographed copies for Cast Boolits folks, if you're up to it.

    Thanks.

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    Put me and Girty down for one of those signed copies as well
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    Mike, if you decide to do them on the forum signed let us know I want one too.

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    Welcome back, sir.

    I'm in for a signed copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtGun44 View Post
    Best wishes, especially on getting healthy. I always enjoy your articles and
    Yvonne's pics.

    Can you give us a hint about the book?

    +1 on autographed copies for Cast Boolits folks, if you're up to it.

    Thanks.

    Bill
    Hi Bill!

    Well said. Figured you missed this post from earlier:

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Venturino View Post
    Sorry I neglected to say what this new book is about. It is no secret. Wolfe already has it in their online catalog. The title is Shooting World War II Small Arms. Sure was fun to do!
    MLV
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