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Gun boards getting mundane with all the hysteria

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Bushman, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Bushman

    Bushman Auburn, WA Well-Known Member

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    Classifieds have dried up unless you want to get raped, and the constant barrage of "OMG PMAGS IN STOCK" threads only to find that they sold out 2 seconds after the thread was posted and barely so since the site crashed in the process has me shaking my head.



    Surfing the boards has become...Mundane...What to do?

    I guess I can read the prepping forums instead...oh, goodie, more tips on SOLAR PANELS.... :-(
     
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  2. EUGENE the REALTOR

    EUGENE the REALTOR Portland Metro Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    I know what you mean...Can we create a "Post Newtown" sub-forum?"
     
  3. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    A re post but I think it still applies:

    Lets quit thinking about ARs. Get interested in something else, say 30-30 Winchesters and maybe good ol' wheel guns. No ammo availability problems and lots out there for good prices. Ok so they don't shoot as fast or maybe don't look as cool (matter of opinion anyway) but less time on the reloading bench or no need to chase cases of ammo to feed them. Change your mindset. I am not saying ban ARs or similar weapons but maybe it's time to change your shooting interests - adapt, move to the fringes, return to traditions, try something else that does not come with so much built in stress. Stay open minded.
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    quitter... wussie... she-rah... ;)
     
  5. benjohson

    benjohson Oregon Member

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    Brought my 30-30 out today and gave the ol' girl some love. I've missed her smooth action, solid feel, leather sling, and her complete lack of plastic. Then stopped by Bi-Mart just before close to take a peak, and they were all out of everything, but they had plenty of 30-30.....
     
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  6. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    Gun boards have always been mundane.

    But I like the shiny hats.
     
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  7. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Yep this whole thing we are experiencing is because of one thing only - a rifle with a pistol grip that shoots every time you pull the trigger. It really seems infantile and a bit silly.
     
  8. mattdomes

    mattdomes Newberg Active Member

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    Yes! I don't know why but octagon 30-30's have been in my sights as of late! Its probably because I am reading some old Louie LaMour westerns for fun again.
     
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  9. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Oh I don't know, I got a pretty good kick out of an ad I saw for the ugliest POS WASR rifle for only $1,200.00! I mean hey, it was overpriced by only $800.00. That's a steal!:bluelaugh:
     
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  10. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Can't quit what I never started, or am beholden to or has a firm grip on me. This whole AR fascination is beyond control issues. It is akin to a drug addiction with ammo becoming the 'white powder'. You are not shooting at a target anymore you are shooting .223 into your veins.
     
  11. Bushman

    Bushman Auburn, WA Well-Known Member

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    I think you are out of touch with what those rifles were selling for before Sandy Hook. Just like a guy I met 3 years ago who thought that you could still get an AK for $200 at the show all the time. I told him to go for it. Calls me back a week later, "got that for sale still?"

    A plain jane WASR was selling online at Centerfire systems and two other places I checked in OCTOBER 2012 for $650 - $699, not counting shipping, transfer, tax, etc.

    The prices for AR's are what have gone up ridiculously large ammounts, largely because of ignorance (that was the gun supposedly used, we are told, so people think THAT gun is more valuable than an AK, since the focus is on the AR, not realzing AK's would be affected by a ban too).
     
  12. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    Everything has gone up in price. Trying to buy ak parts kits and not getting raped is hard to do these days. Before this craziness you could buy a ak74 parts kit for $175. Now, $325 if they have it in stock. It's hard not to get frustrated with all these recent price jumps so I just quit buying until this madness is over.

    Mundane? Yeah. It seems that I only come on this site anymore to ad price gougers to my ignore list.
     
  13. cpy911

    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    Right on point!

    Love my Rossi 92 in .357 and Winchester 94 in 30-30

    I reload for both and have everything from
    plinking loads to full house hunting loads.
    These may not be AR's but dang they are fun
    killing milk jugs and ringing gongs!
    I am having too much fun that I have been ignoring
    my SKS!

     
  14. Mezzovex

    Mezzovex Sherwood Active Member

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    as much as i love shooting my ar, lever actions and just badd a$$. i have a 30-30 winchester 94 and a 44mag rossi ranch hand. both way fun.
     
  15. JackFrost

    JackFrost Central Oregon Active Member

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    I agree! I would also venture to say that as well as being silly it is also pathetic and disturbing, that such an uproar and "panic" has been created over a chunk of metal and plastic!
    It's pathetic that more people can not think for themselves and instead are spoon fed lies that they gobble up while asking for more, and disturbing how hard our goverment masters are working to strip us of our rights and freedoms!
     
  16. kumabear17

    kumabear17 Issaquah Active Member

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    So let's all stick our head in the sand and say, "I got mine..." or "...they're not coming to my door..." (this time). Yes I agree fighting a battle is stressful. Everyone needs a place on the forum they can just take an R&R break. We all need to laugh even if it's gallows humor, but everyone still needs to stay focused on what is happening to our Country and not think they can close their eyes to it. It will not go away and if we loose any of this first fight, it will only be a first step to incrementally eating away at all our Rights. No surrender, no compromise.
     
  17. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    I just put a Winchester 94 30WCF (30-30) on layaway yesterday at the Gun Broker in Clackamas. I've been looking at that one for about 3 months and my tax return will allow me to get it (along with my SR1911 if I can find one once the money comes in). It has some modifications which probably most people didn't like (I'll post a pic when I can) but am looking forward to it as it looked cool to me.
     
  18. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Write something fun, write about your last trip shooting, or times you remember before that. Go "retro" like other's have said, last I checked pretty the only calibers lacking stocks were .22LR, .223, .308 and 9mm. When I was in Sportma.....Wholesale Sports they had just about everything else in stock for normal prices. Sounds like a great time to get refamiliar with that old hunting rifle. Dust off Dad's ole whatever and go blast away!
     
  19. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    My pic as mentioned:
    Winchester94_1024x768.jpg
     
  20. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    bet your one of the types to say no big deal if they take them