Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Vulcan, Michigan
Found my first Daisy BB gun under the Christmas tree when I was about 7 yrs old. A single shot Stevens .22 showed up there about 3 years later. At the time state law said you couldn't hunt small game until age 12, and deer at age 14 so I had time to run a lot of ammo thru that little Stevens on a little home built range out behind the house before I could hunt.
When I started hunting I had that and used my dad's 20 IJ single shot. Got my very own shotgun at 13, it was a Mossberg 20 ga bolt action. Don't let anyone tell you a bolt action shotgun is no good for wingshooting! I killed a bunch of grouse, rabbits, and a few pheasants and woodcock with that thing!
Next was a Mossberg 352K .22 auto and a "sporterized" No1 MkIII .303. Then a Win model 290, a Win pump .22 mag (255 or 275?), then a .357 Ruger Blackhawk, then it really started!
The next 50 years or so was just a blur of guns coming and going, some staying a long time, most only paying a relatively short visit. Now I have the herd pared down to a pretty reasonable number and try to get rid of one each time I buy something. Every once in a while I slip up and forget to sell off one - but I try!