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PostThu Feb 05, 2009 7:12 am 
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Discussion about guns and hunting is only getting more divisive on this site.  The mods have all been discussing this, and we've come to a conclusion:

This is a hiking site.  This is not a hunting forum, nor is it a gun forum.

As such, we are going to contain gun and hunting topics as follows:

1)  The stewardship forum to discuss advocacy issues.  If it's outdoor related* and advocacy related (legislation, poaching, etc.) it goes there.

2)  This thread in Trail Talk to discuss personal safety, guns, hunting, gear, etc.  If it's outdoor related* and not about advocacy, it goes here.  This is place for those who wish to discuss these topics to do so, not a place to debate gun control, mass shootings, etc.

*If it's about guns but it's not outdoor (backcountry) related please take it elsewhere.

Moderator note:  Discussion prior to 9/26/15 has been removed to start fresh with these revised guidelines.

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PostMon Oct 12, 2015 4:00 pm 
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Just a reminder that this Saturday, Oct. 17, is the GENERAL BUCK hunting season opener. The hills will be alive with the sound of...
and the visibility of fluorescent orange.

I'll be in the woods, by the big tree.

Fangs of the Tamarack are out in force, BTW.

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PostThu Dec 03, 2015 1:08 pm 
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We filled 4 Deer tags this year!!! chickenleg.gif All Whitetail.
3 Bucks and a Doe!!!!
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PostMon Dec 07, 2015 7:39 am 
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The Swiss take their marksmanship as seriously as do the Americans with their hunting and self protection shooting. Marksmanship is it's own sport for it's own sake. Here is a video of an old Swiss trainer rifle, the K-31 on a casual target range. Sweet bolt action.


* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvMp2GuBt48

Swiss K-31 from the WWII romance-drama movie, Shining Through.
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PostFri Dec 25, 2015 9:26 am 
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Well then, chocolate isn't the only thing the Swiss do well!
Merry Christmas. One and all. Safe travels out there. Remember, fluorescent orange isn't just for hunting safety. In the past few days there have been lost hiker reports. It's easier to spot that bright orange in the dreary winter forests!
Take orange along even if it isn't stylish.

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PostSat Jan 02, 2016 10:25 am 
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I have an old BRNO rifle that had been made for the German infantry in WWII. Now the company is a part of CZ Firearms. I was curious to read this post/review from Pakistan of a BRNO .22 target rifle.
http://www.pakguns.com/showthread.php?7154-Review-Brno-22-LR
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PostWed Feb 17, 2016 5:17 am 
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ANYONE interested in buying an NFA item should do so before July. Everything changes on July 16th. What Im talking about is: suppressors, short barreled rifles and shot guns and automatic weapons. I know Im going to buy two more suppressors and two more SBR's before July to get under the rules change.  Short barreled shot guns and automatic weapons aren't allowed in this state, but the other things are.

https://silencerco.com/blog/2016/02/...about-atf-41f/

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PostWed Mar 02, 2016 8:07 am 
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This is an old picture of Joseph Meek who was the first marshal of Oregon Territory with his guns.

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PostThu Mar 03, 2016 6:39 am 
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This photo seems to show a man, with whom thou shalt not screw
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PostSun Mar 13, 2016 8:51 am 
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I have a Swiss made bayonet for the old Mauser - it's a beautiful piece
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PostThu Mar 31, 2016 12:13 pm 
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If you hadn't seen this already -- here is a comprehensive table of all the known fatalities in Mt Rainier National Park LINK

The first fatality in the park (1897) is interesting: "GUN FELL FROM POCKET, STRUCK IN NECK"
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PostThu Mar 31, 2016 1:19 pm 
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Quite a few suicides on that list.  frown.gif

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PostThu Mar 31, 2016 7:55 pm 
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RandyHiker wrote:
The first fatality in the park (1897) is interesting: "GUN FELL FROM POCKET, STRUCK IN NECK"

Those early revolvers didn't have a safety system.  You were SUPPOSED to keep the chamber the hammer was on empty to prevent that from happening.

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PostFri Apr 01, 2016 5:08 am 
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Yeah, what I don't quite get is the "fell from pocket" thing.   If you need a firearm, seems like a harness/holdster to properly carry it makes sense.  I wouldn't want to be fumbling in my pocket in the event that I needed to protect myself. 

Reminds of an incident at Lowes recently, a guy was carrying a glock in the waistband of his sweatpants, it started to slip down his leg, he grabbed at it - and since the safety was off - it discharged and the bullet ripped up his thigh pretty good.  Luckly it missed the femoral artery, so he survived.

I don't get spending many hundreds on a firearm and then being too cheap to buy a holdster for carrying it safely and with ready access.
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PostFri Apr 01, 2016 6:19 am 
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RandyHiker wrote:
and since the safety was off - it discharged

BTW: Glock's do not have a safety that can be selected "on" or "off".

RandyHiker wrote:
I don't get spending many hundreds on a firearm and then being too cheap to buy a holdster for carrying it safely and with ready access.

Agree 100%....

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