December 1, 2007 at 10:12 pm #4481
I grew up on a farm and ranch, and I hated it at the time. You know friends could not come over and 15 miles form school. I had to do chores, and when I wanted to go out “on the town” it was hard to sneek down a 3 mile road undetected.
I miss the good ol days. I went and shot my ol Marlin 60 22. Still shoots pretty good considering it’s had countless bricks of shells down the bore. I hunted Cape Buffalo, and elephant with it in my mind (more like Jackrabbits, and birds), but what fun it was to hunt every day after school. 8)
2 of my other fav.shooters are HK 300. My fist real game rifle. It cost me everything I had in 1989. My other is a Brno 611 bought 10 years later. I love auto 22 WMR’s. I had a cousin with a Marlin 32-20 I loved might have to get one of those one of these days!
Do any of ya’ll guys have a fav. from your childhood, or a favorite shooter that brings back good times! 😀
December 6, 2007 at 1:20 am #6041
Ed, your upbringing sounds much like mine. I grew up on a ranch, doing chores, working cattle, feeding, milking and all those fun activities. My friends always wanted to ride horses when they came to my house. Hell, when I was horseback I was working. I had no interest in riding horses for fun. I did shoot alot though. I had a single shot stevens that you had to pull the knob back to cock. Remember those? I was deadly with it. That was also my first attempt at refinishing a stock. It didn’t go so well. Good memories, though. Thanks for reminding me of my roots.
December 6, 2007 at 1:41 am #6042
2 legged or 4 legged pests?
Give me a .22 or .17 for the small critters incouding the feral cats that raise hell with the birds on the shooting preserve/hunt club.
The 4 legged types get the .308 or 6.8. Got a 300 yard field of fire to cover from the house. Both do nicely 😈
December 6, 2007 at 3:19 am #6043
1+ for Corjack 8)
December 6, 2007 at 5:29 am #6044
I guess we have all given the stock re-finish a go. 🙂
My dad would always take out the Winchester pump 22 that he got from his dad. He loved to show off for me picking off sparrows from the fenceline. I do not know what impresses young boys with this feet but I had to do it with my sons as well. I guess us dads need a little attention too. We always had a box or two of 22 shells around. My dad loved the occasional squirrel when we would go deer hunting. Maybe this is where I found the love of the combo gun. He would either make dumplings or fry one up and make a skillet of cream gravy to go with it. I have not shot a squirrel in over 16 years now since my father passed. He liked the 22 short the best. I needed the real thing(I was a long rifle man) so I never did slow down enough to learn to appreciate the 22 short. My father only owned 3 guns for hunting. The Winchester pump, a Winchester model 12, and a Savage model 99 300 Savage.
I never learned to keep my choices as simple 🙂
December 6, 2007 at 4:01 pm #6045
Even a poem from Corjack!
Thanks for posting. It is always cool to see where each one of us comes from and what guns developed our shooting taste!
I grew up in rule west Texas, and how in the hell did I get into Blasers, and double rifles? 😕 😯
December 6, 2007 at 9:30 pm #6046
Corjack with the results of critter rifle use!!
December 7, 2007 at 5:10 pm #6047
Chopperguy- thanks for the Pic we have all wondered what the prince of Booger County looked like. 🙂
He is a prince and a poet
to looks at him you would not know it
He likes his guns German and his women blonde
in Booger County he is hunter and Don Juan
But do not get in his way of his truck
or the last thing you will say is “oh f___k”
December 7, 2007 at 9:30 pm #6048
Another poet!! 🙄
December 7, 2007 at 9:43 pm #6049
nope, a cheap attempt to copy cat and honor the Blaser poet from the county of Booger. 🙂
December 7, 2007 at 10:15 pm #6050
you can see he is a natural
they just keep getting better
either or I have been around my kids too long. 🙂
December 8, 2007 at 1:28 am #6051
It is possible that Chopperguy and me could really be half brothers
But at least I got the betterlooks and a little smarter brain
December 8, 2007 at 4:43 pm #6052
Ron, enjoyed meeting you! Hope to meet up soon again!
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