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Discussion in 'Gun Chatter' started by ShadowNet, Jul 18, 2007.
Poi's past puberty now????? wow how things can change in a few days.......
I can see we're in the school yard now, but lets leave the wife out of it showerpower! And my first firearms were the usual kid things like wrist rockets and bb and pellet guns. Then came a 357 w/ a 4 1/2" bbl. Nowadays allI gots are rifles. I'm pretty sure I mentioned this somewhere else too, 2-22's a 17HMR a 20ga. and a newly added 223. And these by the way are real firearms no metaphors (if you children don't know what that means I'm sorry, it is a little past you're grade level.Ha, Ha!) So I definately am not trying to compensate! BTW how in the world did this become about me all of a sudden! I know, leave it to the white man to come down on the Hawaiians!!! I'm used to it, it doesn't bother me! Actually I like the attention, thanx. Now i feel like one of the fellas!
my boss is from Hawaii.
Right on! He got through the oppression! Just kidding! Ask him where he is from. I was born and raised in Kailua on Oahu. Moved to Cali for 3yrs and been in Wa. for 5 1/2yrs. There was a spell that I went shooting every weekend in Hawaii, but I didn't get to shoot at places like I do here. There wasn't as many gun shops either.
know where he was born just don't remember how to spell it.
Well Poi you're a good sport. I've been to Maui, and Kona and if it wasn't so expensive I'd have stayed forever. Funny I never thought of it as a place to shoot. Are there any public ranges, and can you rent guns?
We used to go to Koko Head Crater. It would be 80-90 deg. 80-90% hum. no breeze, no shade and no relief! We spent about 6 hrs. a session there, thats probably what turned my wife off about shooting. I was to cheap to go to the indoor ranges, they cost money, the outdoor one didn't. The handgun section wasn't even covered. Nothing was provided. You brought tables, chairs, targets and stands. It was a beautiful drive out there, past unreal beach scenes cliff drop offs with blue waves crashing against the rocks, 3-5ft shore break with loads of people bodysurfing and some on beach scenery.........
Did you just imply, guns and bikinis ? Count me in !!!
GUNS AND BIKINI'S SOUND GOOD TO ME AS LONG AS THE ONLY BIKINI'S ARE ATTATCHED TO WOMEN......
The bikinis defefinately were not at the range, it was hot, dry and dusty. I'd feel like the sandman when I left there. Initially it would be highly distracting, but once the dust settled on the sweaty skin and started running muddy, yikes! Another problem with Hawaii beaches is you may find that almost as many tourist men wearing speedos or some shit as women wearing bikinis.
I was gonna say that if you got distracted at the range you might all of a sudden find yourself with your gun in your hand and realize you shot without even feeling it go off. But that would lead us back to where we were a few posts back!
But seriously the range wasn't the greatest place to shoot, but there wasn't many others to go to. And the drive was stunning so what the heck! Washington has some nice areas but everyone just litters everywhere. I always pack out what I brought in, but most everyone else leaves all their crap there. It's a shame and one day when it gets shut down everyone is gonna cry about it.
It's a real shame when people feel like it's okay to dump their trash out in the field, on somebody else's property, shoot it up and leave it for somebody else responsible enough to pick it up.
What really sucks is the place I've been going to the most is a gravel pit in Capitol State Forest! The other place I was going to was dumped on just as much, though. The last few times I went there, they were bringing in giant loads of soil and what looked like mulch or compost. I don't know if that was to bury the debris or the land was going to be used for something else. I would be curious to go back and see.
talk about blowing your load!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So long as there is no residue left on your hands you should be O.K.
G.S.R. is a dead give away every time! That is one mess I would not want to run into if I was picking up at a range.
Poi, sounds like you could use a round catcher for that weapon. No mess, and no S.T.D.'s (shells thrown down-range )
Sometimes after accidental, or premature weapon discharge, either from over excitement or just handling your weapon with your finger grasping the trigger, you can feel better by busting one purposely. During the winter when it gets cold, shit I'm from Hawaii Below 60 starts to feel cold, I'll wear gloves but you lose the feeling of the weapon.Which reminds me (this is for real but brought on by metaphoric speak earlier) I didn't realize how much I missed the feel of a wooden rifle stock versus synthetic. The CZ I bought a few weeks ago feels so good in my hands. And after hand buffing the finish the grain on it looks really good, considering it is not a select grade walnut. I tell you if you have a rifle with a dull, old or just kind of plain finish try some Beeswax! I'm not real good with computers but maybe my wife can help me and I can post some pictures.
I'm with you Poi, I replaced the original stock on my Ruger 10/22 with a synthetic folder. About a week ago I decided to dump it and go back to the wood. Fits me better and feels better in my grip as well. In the mean time I've striped the finish on it and revarnished it. I'm much happier!
My original 10/22 came with the hard synthetic stock and when I replaced the barrel I decided to replace the stock too. I bought a Hogue Overmolded. If you haven't held one in your hands, you should. They're certainly not the feel of hardwood like you're discussing but they're different than any other synthetic I've used before. They're a fiberglass frame with a pliable rubber coating molded over the fiberglass. They've got a great feel to them and it doesn't matter if they're soaking wet, the grip is excellent. Another excellent quality is that they're priced very reasonable.
I haven't held a a Houge Overmolded, but as far as I am concerned I think that the wood has a much better feel to it than than the synthetic stock does. To me it just feels better in my hands. At least that how I feel about the stocks on the 10/22's.
Right now we have 5 rifles. And only the CZ is wood. Awhile back I got rid of my Henry001 lever and my daughter doesn't let me forget how much fun it was. When I took her shooting last week, I took my synthetic stock Marlin and the wooden stock CZ. After we were shooting for awhile, she looked longingly at the CZ and told me it reminded her of the Henry! I asked if she wanted to try it and she gleemed and said YEAH! She has a very slight buid even for a 10 year old and so I told her it had more kick than the 22's and the 17HMR, by the way the CZ is a 223. After she fired 1 mag worth she was smiling ear to ear. She gave it back to me with a gigantic grin that melted my heart. I reloaded it and brought it to my shoulder and could still feel the warmth from her cheek on it, it made me feel good. Maybe it's the wood stock maybe not but that gun made everything "feel" right that day.