The introduce yourself thread (combined)

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Post by Daz » 03 Apr 2020, 9:44 pm

Hi I'm Darren from South Oz.
Thought I'd say hi and introduce myself. I've been shooting for around 5 years, a member of Para range for 3 years.
I'm not really into tactical rifles or precision shooting, more into cowboy lever action rifles, shotgun clay busting and service pistol events.
I have purchased and sold many firearms and slowly building my permanent collection.
Also enjoy getting off road in the Flinders ranges in my 80 series Landcruiser.
I'd really like to start hunting but haven't really found the time as I run a mechanic business which takes up most of my life.
Well thats about it for now.
I look forward to sharing my input within the various forums here.

Darren
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Post by Wedgetail » 10 Apr 2020, 3:58 pm

Hi everone just getting back into shooting after a 15 year break we recently bought a 70 acre property near rocky in Queensland and have a few dingo / wild dogs to sort out. I am looking at a 25-06 That's up for sale would have liked one years back but had a 270 so couldn't justify it hope to get back into pigs and goats again once all this settles down . Cheers Dave
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Post by ozzielee303 » 16 Apr 2020, 8:56 pm

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen
Just joined the forum,have been coming and going here for a bit of info the past few weeks,thought I would join.
So Hi :D
I live in Far East Gippsland,love casting and shooting lead bullets in my firearms,I love smle 303's,I have about 5 of them,even a cadet 310 which I'm working on at the moment,load development so will be asking a few questions on that,hope to be able to help others as well.

Cheers for now
Ozzielee303 :drinks:
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Post by GAV78 » 17 Apr 2020, 9:24 am

Hi all, new member here. I stumbled across this page while looking up reloading information and I’ve just spent the last few hours reading all sorts of different subjects.
Perfect timing since we can’t go anywhere non essential!
Both my wife and I shoot at ranges but wish to do a bit more hunting and camping.
Thanks for the ad
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Post by Fred Smith » 17 Apr 2020, 6:04 pm

Hi All.

Long time lurker and have read just about everything on here to read.
Grew up on the land, joined the military then went back to the land. Went back to trade work (Fitter and Turner) for the last 17 years.
Just been made redundant from my job after 9.4 years, yep sucks, but time to do something else other than traveling all over the world repairing mining equipment.
Do a bit of vermin control. Might be time to get serious about it once lock-downs finish and non-essential travel resumes. I reload all my own ammo. Next on the purchasing list will be a chrono.
My Sauer 6.5 Swede is a tack driver, the Ruger not as much. I have had it for nearly 2 years and finally I think I my have a load for it using 50 gn V Max and BM2.

Cheers
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Post by northdude » 19 Apr 2020, 6:24 pm

hi been here a little while been shooting all my life reload shoot in comps and hunt
22 hornets and most things 6.5
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Post by Lever Boulevard » 27 Apr 2020, 4:29 pm

G'day everyone, yet another forum noob deciding to join up instead of just reading from behind the veil.

I've been pulling a trigger here and there for many years, mostly pest control on family farms etc.
My better half and I finally got things in order last year and bought ourselves some acreage in the SEQ region, we got settled and it was time we got our own licenses.
Missus is only interested in targets and the little pests, I'll be the one heading out for the real fun.... eventually.

This current issue I don't need to name has thrown a lot of our plans out the window of late since everyone has jumped on the self-sufficiency wagon, and to add further insult, it'll now be a lengthy wait to even get started with the headaches we'll be facing with firearm ownership in QLD thanks to all the FSC providers all shut down.
The timing sure sucks but at least we're not in sardine city, it's so nice grabbing a cuppa and walking 'the block' with nothing but fresh air and the wildlife.


Hopefully things improve soon and I can start contributing occasionally
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Post by Robin » 04 May 2020, 3:23 pm

Hi I'm kinda new to shooting, I had my licence about 10 years ago and gave it up, and I wish I hadn't , anyway 10 years later, I have reapplied for my licence about 2 months ago, so I'm close to getting it back again.

I'm interested in target shooting and hunting , target shooting I have done plenty , however I haven't done hunting, so hints and tips and if anyone wants a tag a long that would be great so I can get to know and learn all about it.

I'm looking at getting a few rifles ,

TIKKA T3X SUPER VARMINT STAINLESS in a .223 and also in a .308 , I think that should keep me covered for both Target and hunting , do you think they are both good rifles for those reasons, I was also thinking of a .22 for fun, however I think the .223 might cover what the .22 does.

Let me know what you think.

Thanks
Rob
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Post by TassieTiger » 04 May 2020, 6:18 pm

Hi all and welcome.
Rob - if your not reloading you can easily pay $1 per shot from the .223...where’s a .22 rim will set you back a few cents per shot...
Tikka .260 (custom)
Steyr Pro Varmint .223
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ATA 686 U/O 12g & Baikal S/S 12g.
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Howa 300 win mag.
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Hello from outback NSW

Post by boingk » 06 Jun 2020, 6:28 pm

Hey all.

I'm from outback NSW and have gotten back into shooting after a 5 year hold, other things just took priority and I found myself cleaning and oiling things once a year before putting them away again.

A few new mates at work are all into range days so I'm back in the fold and having a literal blast. None of us are super serious about any particular discipline, just enjoy the social and technical aspects of it all. Example, our last range attendance started with groupings of various calibres and then ended with us all focusing on a rock at the 150m line with .22LR's. Good fun had by all.

Anyway, long story aside I'm here to get a bit more knowledge and share a few experiences along the way.

Thanks for having me - boingk
Long time shooter, beginner reloader.
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Post by Raven » 02 Aug 2020, 9:38 pm

Hi all,
I'm from Northern NSW. As a teenager I spent my school holidays on my uncle's farm with an air rifle.
Fast forward 30 years and I finally live rural and have just got my licence.
I have signed up with SSAA and will be joining Northern Zone Hunting ASAP. Interested in mainly long range target but would love to experience hunting.
I'm waiting on my first PTA approval but have already put a deposit on LA105 in 6.5CM.

Sam
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