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  1. JerseyTrash

    JerseyTrash Silver Belt

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    Went with my dad and girlfriend. It was the first time my girlfriend had ever shot a gun. We brought a .22, my dad's Ruger .223, a 30-30, and a black powder rifle. It was windy as hell but still show some decent groups. Anyone go to the range lately?
     
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    last time I went was last week, took a picture:

    17 or 18 yards, I can't remember. Used a S&W sigma 9mm, which I've already sold. One of the worst guns I've ever owned, to be honest. It did seem to really like the Winchester 124 gr FMJs, though. Shot almost rapid fire on the head, took my time on the body.

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  3. Cory M

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    I havent been in a while but its an awesome pasttime! Im glad you had fun. Id love to try a muzzle loader!
     
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    Supposed to do my annual M16 qual next week but the range is closed so I don't get to shoot till Jan. Would love to get out with my personal stuff but I'm not allowed to have it over here.
     
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    Nordic Nonsense Chelsea Blue Belt

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    Nice date for you and your girl lol.
     
  6. JerseyTrash

    JerseyTrash Silver Belt

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    Its pretty weird at first. There's like a half second delay between when you pull the trigger and when the hammer hits the little percussion cap. Its way different than a normal gun where the bullet basically fires instantly.
     
  7. The_Crow

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    I used to own a Ruger .223 probably the best Rifle I ever owned. Sadly the restricted gun laws that came in in I think 93 or 94 meant I had to hand that in with a couple of other rifles too (I would have kept them but everything is registered here so the cops know what you have) which sucked.

    Ive been doing some pistol shooting which Is great & I just got into Recurve archery about 8 weeks ago which I am enjoying however to get back into hunting I am looking at getting a crossbow.

    Never tried a muzzle loader but I would like to, Ive fired a lot of military weapons including an M60 and Minimi (5.56mm) machine guns which are a blast.

    I miss hunting too.
     
  8. JerseyTrash

    JerseyTrash Silver Belt

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    Are you serious? What guns are you allowed to have now? Any? That Ruger is awesome.
     
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    I went to the range today also.I was shooting my 50 cal flintlock muzzleloader,a 280 Rem (Ruger M77MK2),a 338 Win mag (Savage 116 FSAK weather warrior) and a Remington Genesis also in 50 cal.I usually go on sunday because in Pa. there is no hunting on the sabbath. (a load of shit) I would agree that shooting/hunting is a great sport.
     
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    Striker22 redo Silver Belt

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    I had a sweet gun. But my mom made me seel bc she thought I'd shoot my eye out. Loved that red ryder.
     
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    Um only:

    Class A: Air Rifles, air guns & paintball firearms. Rimfire rifles (Not Self loading), Single or double barrel shotguns (Not self loading or pump action) and includes recievers.

    Class B: Muzzle loading firearms (not being handguns), revolving chamber rifles, Centrefire (not self loading), break action shotguns/rifle combinations. All other firearms that are not class A firearms (not being prescribed firearms, handguns, self loading or pump action shotguns) and includes recievers.

    All the fun stuff really and if I recall crrectly anything with a magazine is capped at 5 rounds maximum.

    So its like does anyone even make a revolving chamber rifle anymore ? and even if they did I doubt ti would have an ammunition capacity of less than 6.

    On the Upside I am led to believe I can own a lever action rifle but they are kinda expensive & somewhat unreliable from what ive heard.

    There is Class C & D which is basically all the fun stuff missing from A & B and then Class H which is pistol. I Never got my pistol licence because I got my gun licence at 15yrs of age and you had to be 18 for pistol and when I reached 18 yrs of age they changed all the laws and made it extremely painfull to get the licence & you have to do a lot of shoots per pistol owned to keep it.

    PS: The reason I want to get a crossbow soon is because we are the only state left that doesnt require licencing and registration to own them.
     
  13. BuckSlayer50

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    Did they give you money or compensation for the rifle you had to hand in? Forgive my ignorance but I would be crazy pissed if they just made me hand it in after I spent all that money buying it and using it.

    I am itching to get back to a range or up to the hunting club, its been something like six months since I have shot anything.
     
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    What movie is that from where the slide flies off? I lost it laughing.
     
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    I haven't been in years. Last time I went was with a friend of mine who's a bit of a gun nut. In case of WW3, alien invasion, or zombie apocalypse I'm going to his house! We took a couple of AKs and and an SKS and went through a crate of ammo. (can't remember how much is in a crate, but it seems like it was 1000 rnds or so). I wore earplugs, but my ears still rang for about a week after that! We were meeting a mutual friend who had just bought his own AK and wanted to try it out. I have to say the new one by far shot the best. I think it was called a VEPR or something like that. Had a fancy composite stock that made it look markedly different from the others. It was also made in Russia, and I think the others were Hungarian or Bulgarian knockoffs. I did best with the SKS. I spent more time loading than shooting with it, but I shot the best groups with it.
     
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    Yes they compensated you on book price only and didnt take age of firearm into account. So for modified rifles you got nothing extra, people like me who had quite a few large extra magazines (I had 2 custom magazines for the Ruger) and a couple of custom modified rifles lost out bigtime.

    The only win I had was They gave me $500 for my semi Automatic Stirling .22 which wasnt really worth more than about $200.

    At the moment I dont own a single firearm.
     
  17. BuckSlayer50

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    Atleast you got something, but that still blows the big one.
     
  18. The_Crow

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    Here is a more up to date list of the Classes & what they cover.

    Categories of firearms
    Class A

    * Air rifles, air guns and paint-ball firearms;
    * .22 calibre rim-fire rifles (not being self-loading rifles);
    * Single or double barrel shotguns (not being self-loading or pump action shotguns).
    * receivers of these firearms

    Class B

    * Muzzle loading firearms (not being handguns);
    * Revolving chamber rifles;
    * Centre-fire rifles (not being self-loading rifles);
    * Break action combination shotguns and rifles;
    * Double barrel centre-fire rifles that are not designed to hold additional Rounds in a magazine, and
    * All other firearms (not being prescribed firearms, handguns, self-loading Firearms or pump action shotguns) that are not class A firearms.
    * receivers of these firearms.

    Class C

    * Self-loading rim-fire rifles having a magazine capacity of 10 rounds or less;
    * Self-loading shotguns having a magazine capacity of 5 rounds or less;
    * Pump action shotguns having a magazine capacity of 5 rounds or less.
    * receivers of these firearms (does not include revolving chamber rifles)

    Class D

    * Self-loading rim-fire rifles having a magazine capacity of more than 10 rounds;
    * Self-loading centre-fire rifles;
    * Self-loading shotguns having a magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds;
    * Pump action shotguns having a magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds.
    * receivers of these firearms (does not include revolving chamber rifles)

    Class H

    * Handguns.


    Access to Restricted Firearms
    Access to Class C firearms

    This will be limited to:-

    1. Primary Producer

    This includes employees and relatives who live on or near the land on which that business is carried on and must be employed in that business. Applicants must show a genuine need for the firearm for the purpose of that business and that there is no satisfactory alternative to using a firearm of that class. There is a limit of one self-loading rifle and one self-loading shotgun or pump action shotgun per licensed person.

    2. Clay Target Shooters

    The applicant must be a member of the SA Clay Target Association Incorporated or the Australian Clay Target Association Incorporated (ACTA) and must also be a member of a recognised firearms club affiliated with either of those associations (the ACTA is the accredited association for shooting the discipline at Olympic or Commonwealth competitions). Applicants must also show a genuine need for the class C firearm for the purpose of an activity of the club conducted in accordance with the rules of the Australian Clay Target Association Inc.

    3. Collectors

    Licensed, bona fide firearms collectors will be able to possess class C firearms in a collection provided they have been rendered temporarily incapable of use, by removal and separate secure storage of the bolt and or firing pin, breech b;lock or immobilised by means of a trigger lock. A collector's licence does not allow a person to use a class C firearm.
    Access to Class D firearms

    This will be limited to an applicant who gains their livelihood wholly or partly from professional shooting and the applicant needs the firearm to destroy animals in the course of professional shooting. If the applicant does not satisfy the legislative requirements to have possession of a class D firearm, the applicant will not be granted a firearms licence to possess these firearms.


    Ironically there seem to be more Firearms related "Incidents" and crimes now than ever before and from what I hear quite a lot of Cheap Chinese handguns, machinepistols and less often Chinese knockoff AK-47's.
     
  19. The_Crow

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    Yeah having what I think is still listed as "the worst killing spree" in the world is why they did it, typical knee jerk political decision.

    Port Arthur massacre (Australia) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The police investigation found that all the guns he used werent registered and several were illegal to own in most states.
     
  20. CC's left foot

    CC's left foot Silver Belt

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    You've gotta love the logic that since a guy didn't follow the law previously, obviously what we need are more laws and to disarm the people who don't break the laws.... :mad:

    If you can get a lever action rifle, then by all means do so. They are the original "assault rifle" :icon_chee
     

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