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View Poll Results: How many rifles do you have you have never shot?

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Thread: How many rifles do you have you've never shot?

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    Boolit Master JIMinPHX's Avatar
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    Any gun that I own, that doesn't get shot for 2 consecutive years, gets sold unless I have a darn good reason to keep it. I don't have room in my safe or in my life for closet queens.
    “an armed society is a polite society.”
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    Zero rifles...But I have a collectable "unfired" Revolver, and it pains me to not shoot it.
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    I have prolly owned 20 rifles and at least twice that many pistols.
    Can't recall a time I owned one longer than a day without shooting it.

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    One

    A revolving rifle I had to buy and likes the looks so much I put it away and can't seem to part with it.

    Orra

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    I find it amazing that people own firearms and do not shoot them. That said I do know a guy that has a whole wall of safes and he hardly ever shoots. GASP!

    Maybe I am dirt poor and either I shoot it or I don't have it.

    Hangs head and wonders how can anyone have firearms and not use them.......

    sb

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    I'm doing the best I can, I eto the range Monday and Wednesday afternoons most every week and on Sundays in the morning. I sometimes get to the shotgun club on Friday afternoon and also the other pistol club occasionally on Saturday afternoon. I travel and usually spend a total of about 30 full days shooting at away events. I also try and get out in the paddock once a week for a hunt.

    I'm shooting as much as I can, but just plumb got too many guns!

    I'm wearing them down though.
    "I'll help you down the trail and proud to!" Rooster Cogburn.

    "Slap some bacon on a biscuit and let's go! We're burnin' daylight! " - Will Anderson (John Wayne) "The Cowboys."

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    Here's one I haven't shot. My Great Grandad's Colt 38 lightening in 38 long colt. I was thinking of cutting down some 38 brass.



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    I couldnt not shoot any gun I have.

    Having said that my discresionary spend money is not suficient to have any more than needs dictate. All are hunters in one form or another and get used as such and played - practiced with regularly.

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    I have not as many as I did at one time- and way more than I'll need -gun numbers like cards should be held close the chest - To easy to find where you live- what you do- when you do it-
    what you have-plus map quest heck could even guess you car make

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    There is at least one I haven't shot since acquiring it. It's on the "To do" list.
    Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. - Albert Schweitzer

    Yeah, I love cast iron cookware.

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    You will have to shoot that one Pat, the old guy would want you to I'm sure. They are not a pretty gun and would have been bought as a workhorse as they were pretty much state of the art then.

    When you do give it a run, let us all know, that woudl be interesting.
    "I'll help you down the trail and proud to!" Rooster Cogburn.

    "Slap some bacon on a biscuit and let's go! We're burnin' daylight! " - Will Anderson (John Wayne) "The Cowboys."

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    From my Irish Ancestors: "You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was."

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    -suprised nobody has caught on to who is holding my grandpappy's colt? ...

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    I just assumed it was you, as I've never seen a pic of you. I mainly concentrated on the gun and a couple of other purty looking things which are right beside it.
    "I'll help you down the trail and proud to!" Rooster Cogburn.

    "Slap some bacon on a biscuit and let's go! We're burnin' daylight! " - Will Anderson (John Wayne) "The Cowboys."

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    http://s89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/4fingermick/

    Psycholigist to Sniper; 'What did you feel when you shot the felon Sargeant?'
    Sniper to Psycholigist; 'Recoil Ma'am.'

    From my Irish Ancestors: "You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was."

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    Hint...


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    This is me right here...



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    Pat,
    What is Gary Burghoff doing holding your grandpappy's Colt??

    What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
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    Musta had my radar switched off!
    "I'll help you down the trail and proud to!" Rooster Cogburn.

    "Slap some bacon on a biscuit and let's go! We're burnin' daylight! " - Will Anderson (John Wayne) "The Cowboys."

    SASS Life Member No 82047

    http://s89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/4fingermick/

    Psycholigist to Sniper; 'What did you feel when you shot the felon Sargeant?'
    Sniper to Psycholigist; 'Recoil Ma'am.'

    From my Irish Ancestors: "You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was."

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    I ran into him at a Gunshow a few years back. He gave us a great history lesson and appraisal on my Colt. Then he darn near talked my wife into leaving me. But she's tall and wasn't going for it..

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    I only have old ones, and yes there are four I have not shot. Let's see. There's the percussion Maynard that I need to make a mold for. Then there's the TD that has to be re-barreled (seems everyone has a relic TD) And of course there's my .50-70 Sharps with a bore of .519, still needs a mold. And lastly I just acquired a Burnside with a bore that needs to be lapped...
    Good thing there's a long winter here in the North West.

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    I have a pair of Enfields I have not gotten around to shooting, but will as soon as I get range time.
    I have a Gahendra rifle that has not been shot yet, but I am still cleaning it up; working on the stock for the moment, got the metal looking pretty good.
    Also have a shotgun... but that is not a rifle now is it? :P

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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