I've been lurking for quite a while and decided to finally actually register. I'm not what you'd call a serious long-range hunter at this point, but I'm a pretty good shot. Especially when I remember to lay off the caffeine before shooting for groups.
I'm an NRA Certified Instructor in Rifle, Shotgun, and Muzzleloading Rifle along with being an RSO and CRSO.
I'm an avid rifle collector, especially WWI and WWII rifles. I own a bunch of mosins, quite a few mausers, and a 1903 that I rescued from a pawn shop and re-stocked.
My main hunting rifles are all either sporterized military rifles or customs built on military receivers. They include an 8x57 spanish mauser, 7x57 mex mauser, 30-06 custom rifle
built on a 1903 receiver, and a 257 roberts that I'm almost done building built on a yugo captured K98k receiver. I also have a bubbafied 1909 argentine that I'm going to build into a 6mm Remington. Then I'll just need the 9x57 (kinda rare) and a 9.3x57 (a little less rare) and I'd have the full range of 57mm length case cartridges. The 22-6mm (5.56x57) is just a bit on the silly side though.
I'm trying to find a good donor savage 110/Stevens 200 on which to build a 6.5-06.
I'm also building an AR. I picked up the lower and lower kit in early December of last year. I'm finally to the point that I can find an upper. It was going to be primarily a coyote and jack rabbit rifle, but that may change.
I also build vacuum tube guitar amps when I get the time.
A Plexi w/ 6V6 power tubes is awesome!
If you haven't noticed, I'm very much a DIY type of guy.