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New B'ham Bammer

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hellingbamster, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Hellingbamster

    Hellingbamster Bellingham WA area Member

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    73's from the Bellingham WA edge if the woods. Was thinking on a catchy handle for the list and was going to use "Bellinghamster" as we sometimes refer to ourselves up here. But then I dislexiacated the term and "Hellingbamster" seems much more appropriate for the list. ;' >

    Been into guns since a kid growing up in Brooklyn NY, of all places. My first gun was a .22 Zip: Sturdy chunk of car antenna with a spring assisted door bolt action shooting home brew loads made from used .22 brass with a hole punched in the base with a stickum-cap primer over the hole. Then a dose of that silver fire cracker powder, little wad of tissue and then a BB stuck in with some Elmer's glue. The thing didn't group very well, but pretty exciting stuff for a kid. I've always worn glasses, and that was probably good as I think the thing auto ejected a few times. My dad eventually found the thing and mangled my handiwork. Probably for the better....

    Used to ride the city bus on the way to the YMCA indoor range with my Mossberg .22 bolt action not so discretely disguised in my home made gun cover. Not a problem. Back in the 60's at least.

    Now I live where I don't have to drive for hours to be able to shoot. Mo betta' as they say.

    This list looks just about what a person needs. Regional and not too big, but big enough. Covers the subject well and all. Good show folks!
     
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to NWF.
     
  3. Hellingbamster

    Hellingbamster Bellingham WA area Member

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    Why thanks! Ur handle reminds me of why I joined the Army in Indiana instead of NY. I didn't want to have to run in the sand at Ft. Dix NJ ;' >
     
  4. FourTeeFive

    FourTeeFive PNW Washington State Active Member

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    Welcome from your neck of the woods. There's a few of us in the 'ham. Do you shoot at the range or elsewhere?
     
  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  6. Hellingbamster

    Hellingbamster Bellingham WA area Member

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    Thanks, glad to be here.
    We're about the Northwestist of the Northwest, aren't we.
    The Custer Sportsman's Club is the range.
     
  7. FourTeeFive

    FourTeeFive PNW Washington State Active Member

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    Still haven't gotten out there, but I intend to one of these days. Plantation is really close for me so that's where I usually go. Still looking for good outdoor spots in the wilderness as well.
     
  8. Hellingbamster

    Hellingbamster Bellingham WA area Member

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    Thanks Sarge.... 6.5?