The introduce yourself thread (combined)

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Post by Member-Deleted » 06 Dec 2018, 8:06 pm

Welcome all you newcomers hope you enjoy yourselves on here :thumbsup:
And yes there is a lot of info on here and one thing you will learn there's not only one way to do something
some blokes have cracker ways of doing certain things
Cheers :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Post by Bremen » 16 Dec 2018, 11:19 am

Hi all

Shooter Adelaide. I use to post on the other major forum but it seems its paid now and not very active? I cant figure out the user interface. I have done a bit of culling and mainly pistol shooting now as a property to use is very difficult to find. I would like to do some trophy hunting at some stage but time is never on ones side as a student.
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Post by DJCoopes » 17 Dec 2018, 8:24 pm

1Fatman wrote:
DJCoopes wrote:
As a side note, does anyone know why there is no minors/juniors license in WA?

Thanks,
DJCoopes


Hi DJ,

In WA you have to be 18 to hold a firearms license but unlike other states there is no age limit or permit required on supervised use of a firearm which is basically all that the junior/minor permit allows you to do.

Taken from the WA police FAQ page.

Under Section 10 of the Firearms Act the minimum age for the issue of a licence
or permit in Western Australia is 18. However, there are no age restrictions on
the use of a firearm, other than a handgun, while under the direct supervision of
the licensed owner of the firearm.

And a minors permit in NSW;

What does a Minor's Permit authorise?
This permit authorises the minor to possess and use firearms under the personal supervision of a firearms licence
holder for the purpose of receiving instruction in the safe use of firearms or competing in shooting events.
This permit does not authorise the acquisition of firearms.

So as you can see there is no benefit but it does save you $75 in W.A


"authorises the minor to possess"
i think that is the key discrepancy between them
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Post by Harrynsw » 23 Dec 2018, 10:01 pm

Gday folks
Twice a year hunter, have had my finger on the trigger for roughly 4 years. I shoot the odd clay target.
Hunting is the means I use to get out amongst it with a few mates with the bonus of some meat for the table.
Cheers!
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Post by Sherlock » 23 Dec 2018, 10:55 pm

Hi have got back into shooting game, 3years ago.After a very long break.Hopefully can contribute in some way.Cheers
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Post by Arcwolf » 03 Jan 2019, 3:12 pm

Just got my Cat A & B lic. after being rejected roughly 7 years ago looking forward to buying my 1st Rifle thinking Tikka T3x in .233 for general targets and small to medium game as I would like to hunt and process my own meats an provide others with meat also, Unsure what glass to get to pair with said rifle but wont cheap out on it.

Got my eyes set on a Hy Skor R Series 12 Gun Safe because I plan on having roughly 6-8 firearms in total including some Cat H ones.

In Future would like to get into feral pest managment and maybe obtain a Cat D lic.

Only been a member for a few days but have been reading post religously and learnt so much already! previous questions I had wanted to ask answered just by searching, So I would like to thank you all for posts, comments questions and answers!
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Post by JimTom » 04 Jan 2019, 11:17 am

G’day Mate.
Hope you get as much out of this forum as I have.
Pretty good bunch in general and only to willing to help out.
“Shoot straight you bastards, don’t make a mess of it”.
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Post by Arcwolf » 05 Jan 2019, 11:24 pm

JimTom wrote:G’day Mate.
Hope you get as much out of this forum as I have.
Pretty good bunch in general and only to willing to help out.



Already have i learnt a wealth of knowledge
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Post by Daddybang » 06 Jan 2019, 7:36 am

:welcome: aboard all the newcomers..don't be shy !! :drinks: :drinks: :drinks:
This hard living ain't as easy as it used to be!!!
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Post by Zeju » 16 Jan 2019, 7:56 am

How’s it going?

Just been in the process of getting set up and now waiting for my license (since 13-12-2018) so hopefully I’ll be up and running in a month or two more.

This community is awesome and far more active than any others I’ve seen so I’m probably going to spend a lot of time here. Cheers!
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Post by Austwave » 03 Feb 2019, 11:01 am

Hi Guys,
New to the sport, well its been a long time anyways.
In Sydney so never really had the opportunity or time. Came for 2 years nearly 30 years ago.
Spent most of my time fishing.
From down the far south coast NSW originally Eden way and still have family down that way.
Cousins get out for a deer hunt regularly(mainly fallow) and I am keen to get into it with them.
Got my licence application in awaiting approval and will get my R once its sorted.
Have been looking at what rifle to start with and am keen on the Tikka Super Lite in a 223 with a Leupold 3.5-10 X 40
And liked the look of the Lithgow LA102 in 308.
Look forward to learning from the wisdom of the group
Thanks for having me
Regards
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Post by Steve-0 » 03 Feb 2019, 1:19 pm

Hello all.
Just a quick g'day n how ya goin.
I reside in south west-ish Victoria. Always loved guns, and finally pulled my finder out late last year and got my license. Went out and bought one of these super accurate and affordable Howa .223 I hear everyone raving about. So far have only shot at paper, but it's been unreal fun so far.
Definitely have a lot to learn, and hopefully I'll pick up some knowledge on the forum here.
Look forward to having a yarn or three in the future.
Cheers
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Post by Aussieloader » 04 Feb 2019, 11:56 am

Hi guys,
Just a few lines to introduce myself to others on the forum. I am over 50 and have had longarms as well as used/owned handguns in the past. I work in the Security industry in Darwin. I have hunted the usual pigs, donkeys, the occassional feral camel in central Australia, roos, rabbits and foxes in Vic where I originally came from 24 years ago. Now I have an urge to try reloading and have bought a Lee 50th Anniversary Loader and all the extras. I intend to reload for my Weatherby Vanguard .308. Even though I do not have experience in reloading I am familiar with operation of firearms, understand the dangers of cartridge pressures etc. But I am sure I will have questions regarding many aspects of setting up the press etc so I am hoping some of the knowledgeable people on this site can help me. Keep your powder dry, well chat soon.
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Post by Arctic » 18 Feb 2019, 9:05 pm

Hi All,
My name is Mark,and live South of Adelaide.
My aim (no pun intended) is to eventually join the farmer assist program run by the S.S.A.A.
I currently have zero firearms but have just put a deposit on a .223 rifle to start the ball rolling.
I am keen to visit a range to get the 'eye in' but have to wait for the approved (or not) PTA.
Seems like a good crew here,and I've learnt quite a bit just by 'lurking' for a while.
Man of few words and all that,
Cheers,Mark.
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Post by bottlebolt » 21 Feb 2019, 9:57 am

Hi All

Really enjoying reading the information available in this forum, it's a great resource.
I've been around the sport since I was a young tacker but only just getting back into it again recently after drifting away for a while.

Trav from Kyneton.
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Post by CrackThump » 22 Feb 2019, 2:09 pm

Humble beginings to what looks like being a VERY expensive hobby..

Just waiting on my PTA's to come back and its ON .. hehehe i wont have to keep borrowing rifles
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Post by JimTom » 22 Feb 2019, 6:16 pm

Nice safe mate. Have fun filling it.
“Shoot straight you bastards, don’t make a mess of it”.
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Post by Oldbloke » 22 Feb 2019, 7:01 pm

As dear or cheap as you want.
Good manners are free. Hunt safe, look after the bush & plug more pests. :thumbsup: The greatest invention in the history of man is beer. :drinks: Practice good hygiene.
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