The introduce yourself thread (combined)

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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.....
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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.
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Post by Salient » 26 Sep 2018, 9:12 am

Greetings all, I stumbled on this site when looking up some info, and what a brilliant collection of goodies you have here. Some great info, and seems to be a great respectful community of like-minded folks. I'm new to the sport/activity/addiction, but look forward to reading more of the gems you folks have posted here. -Salient.
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Post by dont.own.shoes » 26 Oct 2018, 9:51 am

Hi blokes......... and ladies?
Keen hunter/ fisher love the outdoors not much into targets, seems like a good place to learn a few things from you old fellas.

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Post by Stix » 27 Oct 2018, 12:14 pm

OI......!!!.....

......Grasshopper...!!!

Enough of the "old"..!!

There's only ONE old bloke here, the rest are DISTINGUISHED...!! :lol:

:welcome: guys
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Post by Daddybang » 28 Oct 2018, 7:42 am

Gday fellas :welcome: :drinks:
What part of the country are ya's from?
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Post by dont.own.shoes » 29 Oct 2018, 10:50 am

around innisfail but have the privilege of working in remote SA, NT and QLD
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Post by Daddybang » 29 Oct 2018, 11:05 am

dont.own.shoes wrote:around innisfail but have the privilege of working in remote SA, NT and QLD


Another fnqlder good to see!! :drinks:
My sister lives in innisfail down near the esplanade. .I'm up just north of mareeba. :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Post by bumpy76 » 24 Nov 2018, 12:29 pm

G'day all, Rob here.

Found this place a little while ago and have had a bit of browse, not a lot of posting stuff.

My family and I have recently moved to the NSW Riverina area, and don't know anyone, or what type of shooting is around, apart from the SSAA range, and seeing the odd fox darting across the road.

Brand new, fresh out of the packet shooter, as green as they come. I don't really know a great deal about rifles etc, but i'm working on it, so forgive me, if I ask A LOT of new question, but that i think is the best thing about forums, lots of info, and helpful people.

I've got my licence application to apply for my firearm licence, still need to do my safe handling course, as well as join up with the SSAA.

Once that is all done, the hard part of getting myself a rifle. I know it'll be a .22LR, i'm hoping to get either a Lithgow LA101, or have also been looking at Ruger American standard. It'll probably be a used gun, as the budget won't stretch for a new one.
Just want to get out there..... patiently waiting........
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 24 Nov 2018, 1:03 pm

G'day Rob, welcome aboard.

No such thing as a silly question mate, just doing silly things because you didn't ask.

Loved my LA 101, still kicking myself for selling it, never used the Ruger.
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Post by Ecobogan » 05 Dec 2018, 8:09 pm

Hello fellow shooters,
I shoot pretty much everyday and have been perusing this site for a while now so thought I'd join! I live on 93 acres in central Vic and love the bush....which, in a literal sense, makes me an environmentalist.
I'm very Interested in the technical side of shooting and firearms themselves, love hunting and am keen to tap into the walking encyclopaedias that share this forum.
Trained as a blacksmith, nowadays I'm more metal fabricator and love a good hot rod, fast bikes and o/s travel. Gun laws and where they're heading are of much interest to me...and everyone else!!! and would like to get involved with that in some form.
Thanks and talk soon Richard
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Post by DJCoopes » 06 Dec 2018, 7:03 pm

Hi, just wanted to introduce myself
I am interested in firearms design and function, as well as the political controversy and legal issues that come with it.
I don't currently own a gun, but would love to.
You guys have already been a great help in my journey, providing well-written and factual responses to my queries.

As a side note, does anyone know why there is no minors/juniors license in WA?

Thanks,
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 06 Dec 2018, 7:16 pm

Because it's WA, DJ.

An absolute goatgroper of place.

Firearms wise, that is.
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Post by 1Fatman » 06 Dec 2018, 7:34 pm

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
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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.
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