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New member, shooting is the new addiction!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by npchevelle69, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. npchevelle69

    npchevelle69 northwest New Member

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    Just joined after buying my Citori and looking for some good advice. I've hunted big game since a kid, then got into hand guns, now trap shooting as a hobby. Currently shooting at Vancouver trap club but want to step my game up. Your thoughts/comments are appreciated!
  2. JennyC

    JennyC Portland, Oregon Member

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    Welcome!! :)
  3. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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  4. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Beware! I know how this goes. First you start shooting one day/night a week at a club. Then you go to other nearby clubs to shoot when your club is closed. Then come the League Shoots followed by PITA matches. Then comes the traveling to out of state matches.

    You start reloading on a MEC Jr to cut costs. Next you end up with either a Ponsness- Warren or Pacific 366 (now Hornady) progressive to keep up. Your den has two large fiberboard drums filled with "hulls" and bags of shot are stacked like sandbags. You have an old refrigerator in the garage with a couple of 12# "cans' of powder and the cupboard has cases of primers.

    You end up shooting practice on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with the weekends taking up your time at matches. Tuesday and Thursday are for reloading.

    You drive around town while on your job and your right hand is practicing trigger motions.

    Yes, I know about the addiction part. I now don't even own a shotgun. I was able to "rehab" my shotgun addiction but I'm starting to get a little worried about my Rifle/Pistol shooting. Just finished 5,000 rounds of 9mm for two pistols and another 7500 rounds of .223 for three AR-15's. Also am working on loading 1,000 rounds of .308 for my bolt action. This should carry me until fall.

    Good thing I'm now retired or I'd have to find a 12-step program real soon.

    Yes, Shooting, for some, is the new addiction and I love it. Lucky for me, my wife actually doesn't mind.
  5. rusobr2

    rusobr2 prineville,or Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    welcome to NWF ! ya..... "deadshot2" pretty much nailed it ! shhhh.... about the "addiction" we don't want to start something ! i still tell my wife it's protection !!! LOL ! i'm already in 2 twelve step programs ,and i don't have time for a third ! LOL ! look around a bit,and enjoy !!

  6. vmkeith

    vmkeith Vancouver, Washington, United States Member

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    welcome to the group!!!