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By Ryan Tuleja
Mar 4, 2011
standing on the summit
I own a Mossberg 12 pump, a 1943 Mosin Nagant, a Ruger 10/22, a "crickett" .22 for my son and a Sprinfield XD .45

I have never hunted, but hope to one day. I spend most of my range time in the mountains, because I can't find anywhere to shoot for free near Denver.

I enjoy scenario based shooting drills with my pistol and am considering joining a legue or club to find others to shoot with. Any of you guys belong to the IDPA?

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By Cpt. E
Mar 4, 2011
done a little 3-gun, but the ammo use became too expensive.

buying rabbits this weekend. ammo's in storage.

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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Mar 4, 2011
rockerwaves
I support the right to own and arm bears!

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By Sam Stephens
Mar 4, 2011
Top half of Melifluous
I shoot IDPA with a Springfield 1911. I really enjoy it. Gonna start shooting my Glock 23 in matches when I can get back into it. Just moved to a new state.

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By Alicia Sokolowski
From Brooklyn, NY
Mar 4, 2011
Hanging out waiting for Die Antwoord to come on st...
Trooper Mark III, just once in a while at the range to make sure I don't lose my skills.

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By John Maguire
From Boulder, CO
Mar 4, 2011
Bastille Crack Final Pitch
Just bought my first gun today: Savage 111FCXP3 in 30-06. Very excited for Elk Season.

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By "H"
From Manitou Springs
Mar 4, 2011
Axes glistening in the sun
Wow! I thought this was going to be another rant against people who own firearms.
I shoot down in Canon City near Shelf. Not much fun for distance shooting max about 100yds.
I have my Glock 27, Remington Heavy Barrel 308 Model P, 7mm Win Mag, 2 of my dad's ole 22's, 1 CQB shotgun, and one hunting shotgun. Sold off my AR a couple of years ago to get some climbing gear. Wish I still had it!!!!!

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By J. Fox
From Black Hawk, CO
Mar 9, 2011
Me too!
Anyone here reload? I am trying to sell 7 lbs. of Varget. PM me!

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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Mar 10, 2011
rockerwaves
Buc Taylor,"Take me to the valley, Now!"...
Buc Taylor,"Take me to the valley, Now!"
Photo: Olaf Mitchell

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By Brett Jarrett
From Milton, WV
Mar 10, 2011
Four Sheets
I carry a Glock 27 as my concealed and that's the only one that ever gets touched. The 25.06, .44mag lever action rifle, and 20 ga. haven't been touched in years since I don't hunt any more. Living in a rural area of WV, the world is my shooting range...

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By Matthew Carlson
Mar 10, 2011
Alright I'm going to change the topic a little here but it's still about guns. Recently I've started thinking about carrying around a little pistol for hunting purposes during my climbing/hiking trips. This way I can just shoot a squirrel or smth for dinner instead of having rice and beans (or maybe squirrel + rice and beans hmmmm).

Have any of you done this? Is it worth it, both weight and hassle? Other than various hunting restrictions are there any major drawbacks to this strategy?

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By joshf
From missoula, mt
Mar 10, 2011
Me
Matthew Carlson wrote:
Alright I'm going to change the topic a little here but it's still about guns. Recently I've started thinking about carrying around a little pistol for hunting purposes during my climbing/hiking trips. This way I can just shoot a squirrel or smth for dinner instead of having rice and beans (or maybe squirrel + rice and beans hmmmm). Have any of you done this? Is it worth it, both weight and hassle? Other than various hunting restrictions are there any major drawbacks to this strategy?


.22 auto rimfire pistol. Best grouse gun there is, just get one with relatively nice sights so you can just pop their heads off. Quiet, light, fun. On another topic, does anyone have either a:

Browning High Power 9mm

or

Model 94 (or Marlin 1894)carbine in .357Mag or .45 long colt

that they would like to get rid of?

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By Brett Jarrett
From Milton, WV
Mar 10, 2011
Four Sheets
Matthew Carlson wrote:
Alright I'm going to change the topic a little here but it's still about guns. Recently I've started thinking about carrying around a little pistol for hunting purposes during my climbing/hiking trips. This way I can just shoot a squirrel or smth for dinner instead of having rice and beans (or maybe squirrel + rice and beans hmmmm). Have any of you done this? Is it worth it, both weight and hassle? Other than various hunting restrictions are there any major drawbacks to this strategy?

.22mag would probably be your best bet, but as with hunting ANYTHING with a pistol, you've got to be a pretty damn good shot. Keep in mind the longer the barrel, the more accurate the pistol. A .22mag shot shell is another option for small game since its basically point-n-shoot, however thats not always a lethal first shot and would cause some extra hassle removing the shot before eating.

Also, be sure to thoroughly research any laws regarding hunting seasons, concealed carry and area restrictions.

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By joshf
From missoula, mt
Mar 10, 2011
Me
Brett Jarrett wrote:
I carry a Glock 27 as my concealed and that's the only one that ever gets touched. The 25.06, .44mag lever action rifle, and 20 ga. haven't been touched in years since I don't hunt any more. Living in a rural area of WV, the world is my shooting range...



Whats kind of 25-06? That's a great bullet, wish I had one.

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By joshf
From missoula, mt
Mar 10, 2011
Me
Brett Jarrett wrote:
.22mag would probably be your best bet, but as with hunting ANYTHING with a pistol, you've got to be a pretty damn good shot. Keep in mind the longer the barrel, the more accurate the pistol. A .22mag shot shell is another option for small game since its basically point-n-shoot, however thats not always a lethal first shot and would cause some extra hassle removing the shot before eating. Also, be sure to thoroughly research any laws regarding hunting seasons, concealed carry and area restrictions.


I used .357 shot shells for a grouse once...it was so loud (no ear plugs) I thought I was going to puke. Personally, I like the .22 auto...the bullet usually goes through with minimal damage to the meat, and if your ground sluicing, you want to aim for the head anyway.

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By Brett Jarrett
From Milton, WV
Mar 10, 2011
Four Sheets
joshf wrote:
Whats kind of 25-06? That's a great bullet, wish I had one.

Remington 700, and my dad has a Ruger bolt-action... he swears by the 25-06 and he's probably one of the most serious deer hunters I've ever met in my life lol.

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By Derek W
Mar 10, 2011
First summit of First Flatiron
Mike Lane wrote:
One of my favorite quotes: "Guns don't kill people...." "I kill people" Makes a great jury duty t-shirt (sorry to my fb buddies for the repetition)



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By Couloirman
From Providence, RI
Mar 10, 2011
speedriding vail pass
When I first opened this thread I thought it'd be about some cool new trad pro I hadn't heard about. Maybe along the lines of this: wedge a gun in a crack with barrel pointing in the direction of a fall, sling the trigger, and dont fall lest you be shot! Good motivation to stay on the rock...

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By John Korfmacher
From Fort Collins, CO
Mar 10, 2011
Long's
Couloirman wrote:
When I first opened this thread I thought it'd be about some cool new trad pro I hadn't heard about. Maybe along the lines of this: wedge a gun in a crack with barrel pointing in the direction of a fall, sling the trigger, and dont fall lest you be shot! Good motivation to stay on the rock...


Well, now there's an idea. The only problem with that is that, if you sling the trigger, you'd have to point the gun upward in order to get it to fire. Maybe what you could do is point it directly at the highest piece of pro, thereby taking a long but likely non-lethal fall, and having a ruined piece of pro as punishment for falling.

OK, I'm probably devoting too many brain cells to that! Rem 700 .30-06 for deer, Browning BPS for waterfowl.

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By Seth Eidemiller
Mar 10, 2011
I grew up on a dairy and constantly had either a shotgun or a .22 with me since I was 12. Used to hunt and shoot quite a bit after that as well but have moved into a city and the family farm has mostly been sold. Haven't gotten out in probably 5 years. Speaking of which, I've got a Colt AR that is way too nice of a gun to be just gathering dust. Pm me for details if you are interested.

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By Cpt. E
Mar 10, 2011
"3 gun has always fascinated me...interestingly enough I can't stand the "Ted Nugent" crowd or their paranoia, I just enjoy the technical aspect of ballistics and shooting"

That's me exactly. Brings out my Inner-Nerd. When i get a gun to suddenly start 'opening up' on me, i'm a goner for days or weeks trying to figure out went went wrong, or where the variable is coming from.

drives my wife nuts. thankfully most of them are black, so she can't tell the difference if there's a new addition to the family!

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By ryan dillon
From Tucson, AZ.
Mar 10, 2011
guardian of owl rock
Go ahead Punk. Make my day
Go ahead Punk. Make my day

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By Olaf Mitchell
From Paia, Maui, Hi,
Mar 11, 2011
rockerwaves
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Bang Bang !

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By Rick Carpenter
From Banner Elk, NC
Mar 11, 2011
Dey Took Yer Jeb!!!
School/Children

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By Dean Melton
From Banner Elk, NC
Mar 25, 2011
The Machine Maker Roof
The Mrs. and I went to Bishop to climb for 6 months. Carried our G19's, Rem 700 LTR, and CZ452 along for the ride. We joined the Bishop Gun Club (only $25/yr) which made for great rest day fun.

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