New Year's Firearms Resolutions

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  1. MountainBear

    MountainBear
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    So we've all read what people have gotten for Christmas over the last few weeks, but what are your plans for this next year?
    If you prefer a trip to dream land, I suppose that's fine, but I'm interested in what guns you want to buy, what training you want to take, what knowledge you want to gain.

    My New Years Resolution is to continue to build up my collection, and end the year with more guns than I started with. Specifically, I'd like to move some of my projects of the parts list and on to the completed firearms list. At last check, I had 30+ projects on my list. I'd like that down to maybe 17 before the years end (in addition to buying some complete guns).
    I'd also like to take the old guns class at thunder ranch, and have a successful black bear hunt in Alaska in June. If I keep gunsmithing and reading, I should be more knowledgeable as well.
    It's a long list for me.
     
  2. Dyjital

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    I plan to buy zero firearms next year.

    I figure this will end up like all of my other resolutions.
     
  3. MountainBear

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    Well played sir, well played...
     
  4. Dyjital

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    My actual goal is to refine my reloading process. I'm out of brass to clean right now though. *cough*30-06*cough*
     
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    As always for me ... Its learning how the shooters and hunters of the 1700's and 1800's did their thing.

    Learning to shoot like they did with the components and techniques that were used back then.
    This of course flies in the face of current wisdom from black powder suppliers and gun magazines.
    But oh well , everyone needs a hobby. :D
    Andy
     
  6. Stomper

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    REAL men require hobbies that involve explosions, whether contained, controlled, or directed. Who here can still count to 10 w/o taking their shoes off? :D


    As for me, I plan on getting a wicked-cool reloading setup so I can "roll my own" again... it's been since the early 90's, and it's time to start "cooking" again! ;)









    Oh yeah, and I REALLY want to score a Tavor X95 (before they're "banned" in Oregon) and a SS 4" barreled Ruger GP100 in .357 :D
     
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    I'm sure I'll add a few more members to the family. An AR in 7.62x39 seems to be near the top of the list.
     
  8. Medic!

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    This could be the year I get into guns! ;)
     
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    W....T.... F?! o_O



    :D
     
  10. MountainBear

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    The only way I can interpret that is this is the year you intend to become a human cannonball. I imagine you are already interested in guns... ;)
     
  11. mjbskwim

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    I think the better reloading machines is a great goal but I don't really shoot that much. Maybe that would change?
    I will scope my new rifle but I'm needing another handgun or two,three..... Not want but need.
    And maybe a lever gun in 44 mag
    Otherwise paying down bills I acquired from moving will be a priority.
     
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    Amass a stockpile that gives Grabbers aneurysms, strokes and/or coronaries if they hear about it. Or at least continue to work toward that goal... :)
     
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    Ive been kinda slackin on gun purchases the last year so i ordered one these today,
    Remington 700 M40 Long Range Black/Gray Rifle .25-.06Rem 26-inch.
    Time to get back on track.:D Plan on gettin a nice 22 lever gun next.
     
  14. Diamondback

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    Gun related resolution #2: Keep working on trying to convince my gal to get her Green Card so we can build her an Evil Black Rifle of her own unfettered by ITAR horsepuckey.
     
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    Buy 20 more 30 round magazines before the wicked witch of Salem decrees that they are illegal to own......
     
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    Goal: Finally build that long range/target rifle I've been planning.
     
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    Find someone new to go shooting with who doesn't mind a phone call or text message from time to time to stay to touch .:s0067:
     
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    Get a Yugos SKS or an AK. If the SKS happens, then blanks, some fmj, and dummy grenades. MAYBE a tech sight.
     
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    Waiting on the elk tag distribution in June or July. A decent tag in E. Oregon would open the door to a .300WM and some 3.5×14×40mm "glass".

    Been drooling over the Ruger M77 Hawkeye African for months; a good looking deal for @$940.00.

    Another couple Savage Rascals for the grandchildren.

    Magazines.....20s, &30s.
     
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    Mags, maybe it's time for 40s, 60s and 100s. :)

    Starting to think maybe I need to pick up some TSMG L- and C-drums while I can...
     
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