The introduce yourself thread (combined)

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Post by Stix » 14 Jun 2018, 10:45 am

Hi Elliot G...
Sorry i missed you tucked in hiding at the bottom of the last page...
The man who knows everything, doesnt really know everything...he's just stopped learning...
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Post by 1Fatman » 23 Jun 2018, 10:36 am

Hello All,

Thought that I had better come in and say hello.
I have been lurking for a couple of weeks, just reading posts and getting up to speed on what's what.

I own a mixed bag of toys, Sako in 30-06, Mauser in 6.5x55, Remington in 32-20, Ruger in 22-250 and a Marlin in 22wm.
Was mainly into hunting with the odd long range target shooting thrown in for practice/fun.

Currently getting into pistol shooting to expand the enjoyment, something I should have gotten into years ago.

Cheers,
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Post by Runnymede » 24 Jun 2018, 8:10 am

Hi all just signed up the other day. Live in North East Victoria in prime deer hunting country so interested in hunting mostly. It is hard not to deer hunt here when all you need to do is step over the back fence and you have 1000’s of acres of state forest to play in.... Target shooting isn’t really my thing apart from sighting in my rifles..... also a keen bow hunter but have found myself using my rifles more and more as I rapidly approach late middle age. Anyway keen to learn from you all here as there is a lot of interesting topics and threads.
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Post by Unclewacker » 29 Jun 2018, 11:39 pm

Good Evening All and Sundry,
Been lurking and learning lots in the short time since I've signed up as a member. Thought it was about time to take the plunge so to speak.
Haven't held a licence for a very long time but reacquired one a few months ago and as from Thursday next week I will be the proud owner of an LA101, Walnut Stock, VX Freedom 3-9x40 scope. I'm looking forward to getting out and seeing what I and the rifle are capable of on the range initially and then possibly on small game. I am in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne around Lilydale. I was young once, but I am definitely not that old either, although the grey hair and beard might be a bit of camouflage.
Definitely enjoying reading the forum and learning lots.
Cheers
Tony
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Post by Wm.Traynor » 30 Jun 2018, 8:57 pm

Pleased to meet you Uncle :D
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Post by PCHammond » 02 Jul 2018, 5:33 pm

Hi All,
I used to shoot Class H when I was a junior, but couldn't afford to keep shooting once I went to uni. Now that I'm much older and getting paid, I can afford to get back into the sport, but this time I'll be shooting rifle. About to get my license and start with a .22 and then moving my way up.

For the past 17yrs or so I have been on American gun boards since I used to play games with alot of the people on there when I was younger. Good to be on an Aussie one for once.
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Post by Brisben » 06 Jul 2018, 2:57 pm

Good afternoon, just here to introduce myself obviously.

Have been shooting at the Ripley SSAA range but am wanting to try and get myself into some hunting.

Iv got a Lithgow 243, Circuit judge in 44mag, Ruger .22, Pardus lever action shotty and for some rediculous reason iv got a Marlin 17hmr.. i am sure throwing pebbles would be more effective than that damn thing.

Anyway im happy to be here!

Cheers, Ben
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Post by Daddybang » 06 Jul 2018, 7:04 pm

:welcome: to the newcomers :drinks:
Don't be shy get amongst it!!! :thumbsup: :drinks:
This hard living ain't as easy as it used to be!!!
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Post by Ahot1 » 24 Jul 2018, 2:15 am

Hi to all,thanks for adding me to the forum.I'm from the KY. USA!
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Post by JSS » 01 Aug 2018, 11:10 am

G'day everyone, just another forum newb from Brissy saying hi.

Cheers.
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Post by tom604 » 01 Aug 2018, 9:25 pm

:welcome: to you all :thumbsup:
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Post by Chief2744 » 06 Aug 2018, 7:02 pm

G'day all
Just joined now. Been looking for about a week and have found some awesome information particularly to do with reloading. I currently shoot pistol (sig p226 elite) and am very keep to start reloading for it.
Cheers to all
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Post by juano86 » 14 Aug 2018, 12:20 pm

G'day guys (and Gals),
New member here from Brisbane QLD.

Mostly shoot for hunting but starting to dabble in the long range stuff and pistols also. Forum has some great info!
Currently have as per my signature but always eyeing off new toys.
Thanks for having me. cheers.
Tikka T3X Superlite 7mm Rem Mag
Howa GRS .243
Marlin XL7 .25-06
Rossi 92 16" .357mag
Savage mkII .22lr
BSA Sportsman 15 .22lr
Cooey Model 84 .410
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Post by Pandion » 04 Sep 2018, 9:56 pm

Hi all,

Another newbie here, both to the forum and the sport. I've been lurking around for the last couple of months doing some research while my license application sat with WLB. Got my approval email yesterday so figured it was time to join and say hi.

Since I'm new to shooting in general I have heaps of questions that I'll post up when I have the time. Spent a bit of time around shooters when I was growing up and had safety rules drilled into me, but never got a chance to do much shooting. Looking to start leaning the basics at the range, maybe take up some hunting later once I know what I'm doing. Brisbane based, so will hopefully meet some of QLDers in person at some stage.
Cheers!
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Post by tom604 » 05 Sep 2018, 6:17 am

:welcome:
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Post by Daddybang » 05 Sep 2018, 6:28 am

Always good to see more qlders. welcome aboard :welcome: :drinks:
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Post by Chappo » 06 Sep 2018, 7:37 pm

Hi everyone.
New member from regional NSW

I’ve been reading forums for a while, great place for quick info and (mostly) unbiased opinions and thought I’d finally join one!

I hunt occasionally and have started collecting a few things.

I have a soft spot for the Aussie classics (Lithgow Slazenger, sportco etc) I also have a couple of brno’s and a new Lithgow la102 in 223 is joining the stables soon.

Look forward to sharing thoughts on various stuff in the future.....
Chappo........
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Post by ClaytonT88 » 13 Sep 2018, 6:39 pm

Hi everyone, I'm Clayton, I pretty much grew up on the rifle range in Woomera but moved to Adelaide and lost touch with it all, My uncle and Poppa are(were) avid match rifle shooters so it's in the blood. Now I've settled down a bit and moved back out to the country I've met a few people around work who don't mind a bit of a plink/shoot/hunt so I'm getting back into it. Hope to have my licence approved in the next couple of weeks then go through the testing and get into it.
For my 1st rifle I'm looking at getting something that wil last, be accurate and fairly light weight (light enough to spend an afternoon offhand plinking without getting too tired) and then once I've re-learned how to shoot I'd be pretty keen on doing some competitions, looks like rimfire hunter matches could be a good bit of fun.
Cheers!
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