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Unread 07-23-2008, 03:38 PM
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All I can say is I read GG's post and can find nothing offensive except the other guy's behavior. I own a black rifle and I'm not offended by his post. I have experienced the exact situation and was equally upset.

Except the post for what it is and get over all the stuff some are reading into it.

GG- I agree 100%.
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Unread 07-23-2008, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by gamedog View Post
Hold her up fella's. I need to go grab a fresh bag of popcorn
Good for you! And your efforts to keep this light-hearted.
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Unread 07-23-2008, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by buzzgun View Post
Nope, I said: "if we are playing "mine is bigger than yours" based on price tags.......I've got "black rifles" that make your $3000 custom look like a WalMart Savage....."

I wasn't proving that I "spent waaayy too much for an AR".......(I wasn't referring to my ARs) I was making the point that some "black rifles" cost more than all the equipment you had on all three benches combined......

You can claim that you weren't looking down your nose at the black rifle guys, but your post suggests otherwise......when you mention your "thousands of dollars worth of equipment that I doubt they could pay for".......your words tell the tale.....

Have a nice day!
Buzz, get your panties out of a wad, the price of the guns don't matter, we've established that, ok? So if the price don't matter, why does it bother you so much that he just states it was thousands of dollars worth of equipment. I own AR's (4 of them) but wouldn't dare shoot them on a public range where there were even a chance of brass hitting someone or they're property.
You can't blame GG for getting upset about it, they're weren't his guns but if they were damaged he would have to assume responsibility for it, nothing eliteist in the slightest about anything he's posted, seems to me your just nitpicking, maybe jealous about something?
I'm not well off, and my firearms are not much compared to alot of others's on this site, but I'd darn sure be pissed if it happened to mine, the brass flinging from anothers rifle is the responsibility of the man on the trigger, yet many think its up to everyone else to deal with, in the legal terms, the brass are the same as bullets, the shooters are liable for it.
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Unread 07-23-2008, 11:59 PM
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Well.... Most I can make of this conversation is some folks can really run a trigger. Others'd make a great place to hang a target.
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Unread 07-24-2008, 12:59 PM
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You know, since I got to play with all the latest and greatest of military hardware from around the world while I was in the Army (I ran an SF arms room with as many foreign weapons as US)---I find that now while I think all the plastic guns are still neat and all, I prefer a classic hunting weapon.

I own alot of guns. But of that collection, only one is a 'military' gun and that's my SKS, which I not only hunt with, but took a small buck in TN with it one year (so much for them not being viable hunting weapons). I just prefer a well built piece, recently bought a Weatherby just because I've always had a fascination with them. I would much rather own a sniper quality rifle, and the skills to employ it, than a military type firearm anymore.

Not that I have anything against them. I just don't have a personal attraction to them other than the whiz bang factor anymore.

Being pinged with brass? Get over it. Go fire on an open pistol range and I promise you at least one hot case down your collar. Get a chuckle out of it, more than likely you'll get an embarrassed apology and meet someone that might be a really nice guy. Better, don't take up half a range- know that most every firearm made ejects to the right and plan accordingly- would help avoid offense.
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Unread 07-24-2008, 06:53 PM
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Well, if you were around special forces personnel then you certainly do not seem to be like most of them that I knew. The combat veterans were all very knowledgeable people and very courteous. I can not say the same for the REMFs but the vets were very nice and gentle people as long as they were allowed to be. I used to run the range on Saturdays for the 10 SFG rifle team when they would practice. Seems that they requested me because they knew if they let me fire a few rounds I would let them play around. I never remember as single one of them acting like you and saying that they were the only ones that mattered.

I shoot F-class at Quantico and a few months ago a guy complained the muzzle blast from my unbraked 308 was bothering him. I thought that was strange but I still moved up further so it would be less and got myself reset. Perhaps he had a headache or sinusitis, I do not know but I moved when he nicely asked me to.

It is people like you who seem to think that once you get to a range that what you do to other people doesn't matter. That all of the rest of us have to put up with your behavior The only thing that matters is what you want to do. That is what this whole thread is about. Rude and discourteous people.

So, if you bounced a piece of brass into somebodies $2,000 dollar scope and cut the lens would you would be willing to pay to have sent to the factory and have the lens replaced or would you do what you have just done and run your mouth and deny that there is a problem and claim it is other people's fault for even being at the range when you wish to shoot.

If you have no courtesy and expect the whole world to tolerate you then at sometime in your life you may sit down at a bench next to me and be surprised that there is no tolerance for your lack of courtesy.
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Unread 07-25-2008, 02:37 AM
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Seems like the stupidest place in the world to be rude, discourteous, pushy, and/or disrespectful is where everyone around you has a loaded weapon.
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