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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Backfire, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Backfire

    Backfire Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    I'm an avid handloader who enjoys my .22 centerfire varmint rifles, among others. The rifle & pistol ranges at Tri-County Gun Club are my test laboratories for load development. My military background: U.S. Marine Corps, served with 1st MarDiv ground forces in South Viet Nam in 1966-67. 4 years active, 6 years reserve. Professional background: Technical writer & photographer, recently retired and adapting to a different economy of time. In summer and on vacations, I enjoy scuba diving, and I am a PADI-certified Rescue Diver. In winter, I set my scuba gear aside. I enjoy tinkering with my rifles and sidearms. I'm always looking for a varminting opportunity and location.
     
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  2. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to NWF and congrats on your retirement!

    Semper Fi brother....
     
  3. JohnnyD

    JohnnyD Vancouver Bang Bang

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    Welcome
     
  4. stavros4570

    stavros4570 eugene,or. Member

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    Welcome! Thanks for your service! Am fairly new here myself. Great bunch here.
     
  5. Backfire

    Backfire Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    Semper Fi, Mr. Simon99!
    I'm trying to use my time productively, tackling a few projects that have been set aside for a while, and devouring a stack of books that have accumulated for a time such as this. My profile has permitted me space to post 9-10 photos in an album, and I've got a few firearms photos there. Most of my rifles are .22 centerfires, since I seem to have gotten the most "bang for my buck" with .22 reloading components. Wishing you a fine New Year and hope it's off to a good start.
     
  6. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome from a former diver
     
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    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Aboard:thumbup:
     
  8. Backfire

    Backfire Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    erudne and fredball,
    Thank you for your welcome, Gentlemen. Happy to be aboard.
    Ed