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Here's the advice I passed along to my sons: If someone is making fun of your rifle, stay polite and smile, then casually shoot the staples out of his target...Scott B.
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I brought my 12 ga. Pardner with open sights out at the 100 yd rifle range before deer season to see if I could hit the target. The guys there with me were shooting AR's with scopes and they were making lots of little holes in their targets in about a 6" circle. I took my time, fired three sluggers and went down range with them to pick up my target before leaving. My overall group was about the same size as theirs but the holes were alot bigger. They all said wow thats a good group for a shotgun. I just nodded. Its more about hole size than group size if your trying to impress a deer.

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Up until a few years ago I didn't want to own a rifle unless it was blue steel and walnut (stained hardwood would in some cases) Could not see any use for a semi auto of any kind, except in 22 LR. Said I'd never own an AR. Now I have AR's in 5.56 / .223, 7.62 x 39, and 25-45 Sharps, and am in the process of building a 6.5 Grendel and already built my wife a 5.56 / .223 (she also had no interest in AR's - until she saw a certain one). Maybe it was the Russian SKS that got me started - who knows. Anyway - as long as they are shooting I will not make fun of their rifle or them - but will gladly offer any encouragement and instruction I can to help them shoot better. My niece's husband is one of the tacticool kind - can't see any use for wood stocks - lol. And can blast through a bulk pack of 22 LR in a matter of minutes with his tricked out 10-22. Oh well, maybe one day he will realize it isn't how many shots you fire it's how many hit the mark! Dan

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Up until a few years ago I didn't want to own a rifle unless it was blue steel and walnut (stained hardwood would in some cases) n
I remember seeing seeing a thread several years ago somewhere, not here, where this guy had gotten his hands on an older Marlin 336 with black walnut stocks (probably an inheritance). He said the wood "made it look cheap." The thread was a pictorial how-to where he painted the stocks with truck bed liner. He got a bunch of "looks great" and "big improvement" replies.

I thought, well it's his gun and he can do whatever he wants to it but oh how I wished he had sold it to someone who could appreciate it, and used the money to get a Hi-Point carbine or something else more to his liking.
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Handi isn't cool? Someone better tell the kids that were at the range last weekend. I was blasting some 38s out of mine and the little ones (2 of them about 8-10 years old) thought it was the neatest gun they ever saw. Maybe it was the short barrel, maybe it was how quiet it was, but maybe they just thought it was cool. Jeans, t-shirt, plain cases, felt wide brimmed hat, and sometimes a cob pipe with a Cavendish blend to go with the idea of a simple rifle for a simple purpose. I wear a full camo outfit and facepaint when I shoot the semis. I get strange looks from other shooters when I change at the line though-may have to just keep it simple.

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I certainly think Handi Rifles are cool - I made the mistake of taking my new to me 22LR handi barrel to a family shoot - my nephew's 21 year old girlfriend (at the time - now wife) is a leftie and fell in love with it. I ended up building it for her complete with black poly youth stocks and scope - she thinks it is the coolest gun ever - and my nephew's kids do too! But I also make sure they get to ooh and ah over some nice walnut stocked guns as well! Just about anyone who sees the Buffalo Classic I have instantly says how cool it is! they all seem to love the long barrel and walnut stocks - and the brass and blued steel! That 22 LR gets pulled out and she and the kids all take turns shooting it quite often!

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Just about anyone who sees the Buffalo Classic I have instantly says how cool it is! they all seem to love the long barrel and walnut stocks - and the brass and blued steel!
When u ring the 500 yard steel plate with irons and a boolit cast out of wheel weights , that really impressed them. Most can't hit it with their scoped rifle unto you tell them how to aim at that distance.
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When u ring the 500 yard steel plate with irons and a boolit cast out of wheel weights , that really impressed them. Most can't hit it with their scoped rifle unto you tell them how to aim at that distance.
Double that!

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