Hi New (Old) Guy here

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Woodie, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Woodie

    Woodie New Member

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    Hi I'm about 30 minutes new to this site. 61 almost 62, tired and retired. laughed with a few of the posts i've seen. used to shot and hunt a lot. Then I let 20 years of work take over. HELL NOW I'M BUYING MORE GUNS AND SCOPES AND STUFF THEN EVER BEFORE. So i'll probably haunt this forum a bit.
    I'm kinda like a kid with a new bike and a flat tire on Christmas morning right now. I got a hankering to try one of those .17 HM2 conversions for a Ruger 10/22 so i bought a .920 barrel and bolt, a thumb hole stock, a 3x12 44mm scope and rings. Well i was pretty excited to get started but found the rings were back ordered so .... i'm a waitin'. ( just for Plinking )
    I saw the newbe thread and was going to jump in but from what i've seen on other forums after a thread gets a bit down the line it doesn't get much viewing so i decided to say Hi in a new one.
    I tend to be a bit long winded so some of you guys may begin to pass when you see Woodie in the header.. probably can't blame you.
    I've got to do a lot more searching as i hope to find a some info on some of my older guns. Just curious. I used to hunt a bit with my Ruger .41 magnum holy cow can't find many bullets listed for the old girl anymore. i guess I'll have to dig out my reloading stuff. Primers and powder are 20 to 25 years old wonder if it'll still work?
    I read one post a guy was asking value of a Rem nylon 76. i was amazed to see the suggested value. I got mine as my own first .22 in about 1962, brown stock. That thing jammed every way from Sunday. We had bought it at a Western Auto in Weimar, Texas. So we took it back and in about 3 weeks they sent back a new one in Black stock. i was kinda P.O.'d as i like the Brown. Funny about 20 years later i was in a small gun shop in Marathon, Ny and saw a brown stocked one and tried to trade for it but the guy wanted $20 to boot so I kept mine. Glad i did now.Not that I'll ever sell it. With 2 sons and now a grand son I'm lucky to keep any guns in my cabinet. he he he. Well they shoot and take care so i don't mind.
    Well i'd better sign off before I put to many to sleep.
    Again hello All
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

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    G'day Woodie

    Welcome to you!!

    i'm fairly new here but theres a few older gents here so i reckon you'll fit right in

    if we can help just sing out eh

    cheers

    jack
  3. carver

    carver Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum Woodie. You'll fit right in! I'm also another of the over 60 crew that hangs out here. Not real sure about using that 20 year old powder!!!! Ya might want to invest in some newer stuff, it's only about $15 - $20 a pound these days.
  4. Eddie N

    Eddie N New Member

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    Hi, Woodie, and welcome to the forum.
  5. Big ugly

    Big ugly New Member

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    Welcome to TFF, I believe you will fit in just nicely.
  6. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Another 60+ guy bids you welcome from Ohio.
  7. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Woodie, your in a good place here. A lot of good people in here.
  8. Airdale

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    Welcome aboard, from another "old guy".
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    Welcome to the forum.
  10. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

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    Welcome! "Pull up" a chair and have a seat!
  11. red14

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    Welcome to an old guy. I'm a kid at 58.
  12. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Woodie. You should fit right it around here. I just turned 71 this month and find retirement and the gun hobby can be a "blast". So much knowledge and experience around this forum it will be a lot of help. It sure has been to me.
  13. ARB

    ARB New Member

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    Welcome!! Aren't the 60's like the new 40's?:) And, it's not longwinded when you got good stories, and interesting stuff to say.
  14. Just One Shot

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    Welcome from a kid in Ohio (51)!
    :D
  15. AL MOUNT

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    Top of the morning to ya young man.... :p
  16. petesusn

    petesusn New Member

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    Welcome Woodie. There's a few of us 60+ members here. Youngsters like red still do need some direction from us.
  17. Trouble 45-70

    Trouble 45-70 New Member

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    What petesusn said

    Loaded some .45s and 45acp last year from some open stock left over from the 60s. Primers had been stored in ammo cans but powder was in original cans with rusted caps. Found it when we moved up here a few years ago. Misplaced from a prior move. Shot most of it this past fall with no failures.
  18. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No the 60s are not the new 40s. I am feeling 70 at the ripe old age of 51. (soon to be 52)
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    Welcome welcome. Enjoy.
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    Welcome to The Firearms Forum.
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