How young are you guys?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Imortal Wombat, Jul 10, 2004.

  1. Imortal Wombat

    Imortal Wombat Well-Known Member

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    Im only new to this sport, and only reasonably young (18), and was just wondering how young you all are and when you started shooting?.
     
  2. chessman

    chessman Well-Known Member

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    38. Started shooting with Dad when I was 4. Owned my first rifle at 10. I thought everybody shot until I left for college and found out that most city folk haven't even touched a firearm.
     

  3. LOBO

    LOBO Well-Known Member

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    I am 27. Started hunting with my Dad when I was 5 and by myself in the stand at 12. Got my first deer rifle and handgun at 12. Started reloading at 20.
     
  4. EXPRESS

    EXPRESS Well-Known Member

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    I'm 24, started hunting when I was a toddler with home made bows n slingshots.

    Shot my first pig when I was 11, fired my first centrefire at the same age(.300win mag in a BAR).

    Age 12; my school had an indoor target shooting team and an outdoor clays team.
    I participated in both and the interschool comps.

    Hunted in Africa for the first time at 13, then over the following 4 years on and off with my dad.

    Till three years ago, I was very much happy to shoot factory ammo, and would have considered putting a few shots near the bull a good result before heading off hunting.

    Then I started reloading maniacally and doing some local informal competition shooting and long range shooting at the same time,

    At the moment I am working toward getting a handle on the .308win out to 600m, then I want to consider getting an .338lapua.

    I am also getting into blackpwder cartridge shooting, I'll be picking up a .45-120 on thrusday, and later possibly a .38-55 or .38-40 which will be a whole new challenge.

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  5. QuietHunter

    QuietHunter Well-Known Member

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    I am (doing math now) 35.
    I have been hunting since I was a baby standing in the truck seat while dad watched waterholes for deer in Arizona.
    My first gun was a Daisy BB gun at 5 years old. It when on "hiatus" when I killed the Zenith while watching "Planet of the Apes". Upon getting it back I took credit for many birds off the corn pile.
    First Rifle was an Ithaca .22 Lever action at 8 years old.
    Killed first deer "around" the time I could legally hunt deer in Colorado (14 then). Might have been off by a couple years one way or the other...
    Started reloading at 14 because factory ammo was too expensive. Used cheapest components and experminted a lot. Luckily nobody was ever injured.
    Started long range (intelligently) 2 years ago thanks to this site. Before then it was a lot of guesswork - "hit or miss" you might say.
     
  6. Guest

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    48, almost 49. Hunted with my Dad at 5 and by myself in the Louisiana swamps at 8. Began reloading and gunsmithing at 10. My Dad is a gunsmith. Went to factory loads when I had kids and not enough time to load my own. Recently got back into handloading and have been building custom stocks and doing trigger jobs, pillar bedding, etc. for the last 10 years. A lot of tech improvements in reloading over the last 25 years! I don't believe in tolerances.. That's what ZERO is for! Living in Texas and raising 2 more boys 14 & 17. Have our first Package Whitetail hunt scheduled for this year for My wife, myself, and 3 sons!
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    48, almost 49. Hunted with my Dad at 5 and by myself in the Louisiana swamps at 8. Began reloading and gunsmithing at 10. My Dad is a gunsmith. Went to factory loads when I had kids and not enough time to load my own. Recently got back into handloading and have been building custom stocks and doing trigger jobs, pillar bedding, etc. for the last 10 years. A lot of tech improvements in reloading over the last 25 years! I don't believe in tolerances.. That's what ZERO is for! Living in Texas and raising 2 more boys 14 & 17. Have our first Package Whitetail hunt scheduled for this year for My wife, myself, and 3 sons!
     
  8. Guest

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    18- got first .22 at age 12. started NRA Highpower Silhouetttes at age 13, been LR shooting last 3 years.
     
  9. mt rancher

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    33. Left Seattle area 7 years ago to become a cowboy. Had to learn to shoot as part of the job. Got hooked shooting first yote. Been stretching the distance ever since! [​IMG]
     
  10. Guest

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    37, started hunting with my dad at the age of 6. Hunted by myself at 16. Started reloading at 25... started LR shooting at 30...
     
  11. chris matthews

    chris matthews Well-Known Member

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    31, first shot when I was 4-5, first deer hunt I was 7, first kiss was when I was 10....whoops! Kinda got sidetracked! [​IMG]

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  12. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    40, started hunting small game at 5-6 with my dad, didn't start deer hunting till 18, been easing into long range about 2 years now, been reloading for a little over a year.
     
  13. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Geez I'm a geezer.

    I'm 50 (but I just turned not long ago), started shooting about 6 y/o, started reloading in 1974, started long range match shooting in 1985 or thereabouts, started long(er) range hunting in the mid 90's.
     
  14. Guest

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    I was a bus-boy at the last supper. Also, I planted the tree's that Noah used to build the ark. [​IMG]

    My first "legal" year of hunting was 1965 - I am OLD, lol.

    Don