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#3436076 - 11/04/13 06:19 PM I got to hold it again
TRIGGER
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Registered: 09/25/11
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13 years ago my good friend took me on my first deer hunt. I always had an interest in hunting but never had anyone to take me or a rifle to shoot. He offered to take me so I took him up on it and went. I shot a 120??? Class nine pointer with his gun. We were both setting under a tree with him just being the coach. I took that hunt and that deer for granted. I shot him twenty min after good lite he ran 40 yards and fell over 15 yards in front of us. I didn't hunt again until four years ago. I have been trying to buy that Ruger carbine m77 243 from him for four years now and I have realized that ain't happening lol. It was given to him by his father and has since passed it to his son. BUT I called him and asked if I could borrow it to teach my neighbor girl (10yo) to shoot and possibly hunt with it on the next juvi hunt. He brought it to me and man it felt good to hold that gun again. I have let him know how that simple trip to set under a tree changed me forever many times
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#3436089 - 11/04/13 06:25 PM Re: I got to hold it again [Re: TRIGGER]
Spurhunter
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One of my hunting buddies has a shotgun that has no sentimental value and never leaves his safe. I have shot it on a dove hunt and a few clay shoots. I can't miss with that gun. He will NOT sell it to me. He just doesn't believe in selling a gun. Any gun. Man I want that shotgun!
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#3436262 - 11/04/13 07:49 PM Re: I got to hold it again [Re: Spurhunter]
Inkstainz
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Sometimes people get guns that have WAY more sentimental value than monetary value. I have an old Winchester pump .22 that I learned how to shoot with from my grandfather and I don't know if I ever would sell that gun for any amount of money for the memories that were made with the gun.
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#3436374 - 11/04/13 08:28 PM Re: I got to hold it again [Re: Inkstainz]
Lost Lake
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My Uncle had an old Winchester model 64 that made me love lever guns. I'd give almost anything to own that rifle.
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#3436527 - 11/04/13 09:30 PM Re: I got to hold it again [Re: Lost Lake]
Big Ben
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I have my grandfathers H&R 16ga single shot, I killed my first squirrel with it about 58 years ago. Also have my dads Browning light 12 (take it out to a turkey shoot once and a while). Both guns are priceless and will be passed down to my grandsons when I leave this earth.
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#3436824 - 11/05/13 06:48 AM Re: I got to hold it again [Re: Big Ben]
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Grumpaw
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I have 3 guns I will never sell and very seldom shoot. All three were handed down from my grandfather the year before he passed. A 1950's Model 94 30/30, A 7MM Mauser and an L.C. Smith Presidential 16 gauge side by. I killed my first deer with the 30/30 and my first duck and goose with the LC. I have never fired the 7MM, grandad brought it home from WWI. Come to think of it, I have not fired any of these weapons since I was a late teen and I am now 51!! Time flies. I will pass them along to my sons when the time comes.
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#3436835 - 11/05/13 07:00 AM Re: I got to hold it again [Re: Unicam]
Lost Lake
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 Originally Posted By: Unicam
I have 3 guns I will never sell and very seldom shoot. All three were handed down from my grandfather the year before he passed. A 1950's Model 94 30/30, A 7MM Mauser and an L.C. Smith Presidential 16 gauge side by. I killed my first deer with the 30/30 and my first duck and goose with the LC. I have never fired the 7MM, grandad brought it home from WWI. Come to think of it, I have not fired any of these weapons since I was a late teen and I am now 51!! Time flies. I will pass them along to my sons when the time comes.


That 94 30/30 is begging to be hunted again!!

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#3436875 - 11/05/13 07:33 AM Re: I got to hold it again [Re: Lost Lake]
chall
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Similar story. A guy we knew started me hunting when I was 14. Went on a juvi hunt with him. Scared to death climbing up one of his "stands". Just a bunch of cut square 2x4 pieces nailed to the tree. Barley able to get toes and finger tips on them. Killed a doe that first morning and was hooked. He let me use his 25-06 and about 2 years later, my dad brought that gun from him and gave it to me for Christmas. Have been hunting with that gun ever since (now 45) and have never touched the sights. Still drills everything to this day.
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#3437013 - 11/05/13 08:55 AM Re: I got to hold it again [Re: Spurhunter]
TNGunhunter
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 Originally Posted By: Spurhunter
One of my hunting buddies has a shotgun that has no sentimental value and never leaves his safe. I have shot it on a dove hunt and a few clay shoots. I can't miss with that gun. He will NOT sell it to me. He just doesn't believe in selling a gun. Any gun. Man I want that shotgun!


If it has no sentimental value, offer a replacement trade. That way, technically, he's not getting rid of a gun.
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