Hello from Georgia

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by chesterdawg, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. chesterdawg

    chesterdawg New Member

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    Hello,

    I grew up shooting bb guns and friends .22s
    I later had a 10/22 that I wished I still had. I just used that for plinking in the woods.
    For the last couple years I've been buying handguns (9mm, .22, .38) for conceal carry/home defense. I've spent quite a bit of time at the range practicing. I decided I wanted to get a rifle and try some small game hunting so I just got a RWS 48 Striker air rifle in .22
    I got this because I figured its a well made rifle, has a scope and the ammo is very cheap to use. If I decide I like hunting as much as I'm hoping I'll then likely get a .22WMR or .17HMR for small game up to (including?) coyote. I know I have some time but from what I'm reading there is much debate on those two calibers. If all goes well there I'd like to get a .223 (maybe 22/250??) but I'm getting ahead of myself.
    Anyway I have much to learn, that's why I'm here. I did spend some time this afternoon when my new RWS Diana came in. I'm quite pleased with the solid build quality (German) and accuracy, so far out to about 30-40yrds.
    I'm sure I'll be asking alot of the typical noob ?s but.....well you know, I'm a noob.
    If anybody would be willing to show a noob the ropes, I'd be grateful. I'd like to learn how to hunt everything from small game to deer including the tricks of calling etc.


    Steve
     
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  2. ss7mm

    ss7mm Writers Guild

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    Welcome to Long Range Hunting Steve. Get out your checkbook, you've got a long, but enjoyable, experience ahead of you.:)
     

  3. chesterdawg

    chesterdawg New Member

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    Ain't that the truth!
    Well maybe I can convince my 5 & 7 yr old kids to go through the ROTC program so I can keep buying toys :)

    Steve
     
  4. BigDaddy0381

    BigDaddy0381 Well-Known Member

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    Steve, Welocome to LRH

    What part of Ga are you from??
     
  5. chesterdawg

    chesterdawg New Member

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    I'm in Winder,

    Steve