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Jim Zumbo's article against Long Range Hunting

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Unread 02-19-2007, 10:11 AM
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Re: Jim Zumbo\'s article against Long Range Hunting

Zumbo has always been a bit holier then thou, a common trait umong many gun writers. All you have to do is go back over the years and see how many very good rifle rounds have been litereally KILLED by gunwriters who thought they were not worth a darn. The uneducated public read this, taking what these guys say as gospel and there you have it, good rounds die before they are ever given a chance.

Just goes to show the power these guys have over the uneducated public which unfortunately makes up a very large portion of the people the shoot and hunt.

When I hear a supposedly pro gun, pro hunting figurehead hammer certain firearms and dangerous and unneeded, it really begins to scare me. Make me wonder who got their hooks into mister Zumbo.

This sounds alot like the anti gunners saying there is no practical or sporting need for a 50 BMG rifle so lets just ban them. THen they will say we don't want to ban any other rifle except the 50 BMG so some think, well, thats fine, no need for those monster rifles, I do not own one so it will not effect me in any way so they set back and let it happen.

Then the anit-gunners get all pumped up because they got one down and then they try pass legislation that will ban all military cartridges. Many uneducated people see this and think, I do not have any military type rifles, if will not effect me in any way and set back and let it happen.

Only problem is that in the bill the wording says that any cartridge used by the military will not be able to be owned by civilians. Lets see what list that would include:

223 Rem
308 Win
300 Win Mag
338 Lapua
50 BMG
12 guage
40 S&W
45 ACP

And thats just the ones that have been used in major rolls in the US military. With one fail shoop, many of the most popular sporting chamberings would be illegal for civilian use.

Luckily, there are those that watch for things like this and raise holy hell when they come up and luckily so far no such bill has been passed into law, but they have been attemtped more then once.

If one of our supposed champions for our sport is saying its alright to get rid of a certain group of rifles, I have a feeling Zumbo has joined a team we have very little in common with.

Perhaps he predicts a woman president in '08 and is setting himself up for an extended carrer in politics with her clan.

I have never been a real fan of Zumbo or his writings but now instead of an annoyance, unfortuntely I feel he has become an enemy of our sport and it is now the time to make sure his carreer and his sounding board are taken away. Keep sending e-mails and letters, lets try to make that article the last one that is released from MR. Zumbo.

Take care and don't let this go. To many others will and it will pass in just weeks if we do not keep the fire on him and his sponsers.

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Unread 02-19-2007, 10:22 AM
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Re: Jim Zumbo\'s article against Long Range Hunting

I got a reply from Tommy Millner of Remington, his email said "all ties with Mr. Zumbo have been severed. He is no longer a representative of this company."

I have read similar posts on other forums that he is being dropped like a bad habit.

Please write to Tommy.Millner@Remington.com to voice your opinion
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Unread 02-19-2007, 01:11 PM
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Re: Jim Zumbo\'s article against Long Range Hunting

I emailed my thoughts...Good thing they dropped him, one of the better things Remington has done.
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Unread 02-19-2007, 01:17 PM
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Re: Jim Zumbo\'s article against Long Range Hunting

I'd like to add to the fact that the so called "expert" had no idea how popular the AR platform was for hunting/varminting/plinking/target shooting. What an idiot. Anyone who writes for mags should know whats what, hell I know there popular and I'm not a gun writer nor do I even own an AR. If and when I do, I wouldn't want to be known as a "terrorist" just because of the rifle I choose to shoot or hunt with. The guy is a plain moron IMO. He obviously had no idea how popular they were, that was his #1 and last mistake.
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Unread 02-19-2007, 02:24 PM
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Re: Jim Zumbo\'s article against Long Range Hunting

They took the blog offline as to sweep in under the rug and forget about. Too many times I've seen United Americas forget about something. If I can post one thing It is to not forget about our 2nd Amendment right. No matter the firearm no matter the caliber we all should stand together when it comes to our hobbies. Do not forget. It took something so small as a blog to wake us up. It was the large response that got my attention there are many of us and together we will win.
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Unread 02-19-2007, 05:11 PM
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Re: Jim Zumbo\'s article against Long Range Hunting

There are a few people that feel Mr Zumbo has apologized and he should be forgiven. I look at it like this, His comments will not go away, he is a major player in the "Hunting" world. Sooner or later the political debates concerning "Assault Rifles" will surface again. And you can bet your ass that the anti gun crowd will have his comments "Front and Center". They will have the words of a "well respected" outdoor writer and hunter associating AR's and other semi-autos with "Terrorists". This may be just enough to sway some "middle of the roaders" over to the anti side.
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Unread 02-19-2007, 06:33 PM
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Re: Jim Zumbo\'s article against Long Range Hunting

Roy , Roy , Roy [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

You said that so well and Mister Doug D has done so good on this issue that I just gonna go back to hunting [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

So very many here have said so many good things regarding this " issue that and more than than that applied themselves to the problem that I feel all warm and fuzzy . I also stopped by his house on the way back from a hunting trip and let all the air out of his tires [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Way to go you all !!!

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