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#6797586 - 06/19/17 08:51 AM Something is wrong...am I losing my edge???
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
Now that I have retired I'm losing my excitement about shooting. I just don't have that feeling to go to the range. I'm 10 minutes from The Frisco Gun Club and I got a safe full of handguns...meh...I cant get excited anymore. I have only been retired a month, still getting used to it.

My sister passed away last Thursday after a long illness. I have been consumed dealing with everything. I'm her POA and the only one left in the family. maybe after I get this behind me I'll snap out of it.

I'll be ok, just weird juggle
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#6797603 - 06/19/17 09:01 AM Re: Something is wrong...am I losing my edge??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Know exactly what you mean, Buzz....I completely forgot about league last week till I got a 'you coming?' text at 5:50!
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#6797615 - 06/19/17 09:10 AM Re: Something is wrong...am I losing my edge??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Sorry for your loss, Buzz, that's a hard one.

I bet once you finally settle into your new life your interest in favorite hobbies will return.
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#6797636 - 06/19/17 09:26 AM Re: Something is wrong...am I losing my edge??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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My condolences for your sister Buzz.

Maybe it's time to invent something for shooting or hunting?
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#6797640 - 06/19/17 09:32 AM Re: Something is wrong...am I losing my edge??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 08/15/11
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Loc: Waco, TX
It happens to me when I get really busy. Oddly, in high stress times, I (many of us) tend to neglect the things that help us relax most.

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#6797684 - 06/19/17 10:20 AM Re: Something is wrong...am I losing my edge??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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You're just in a funk, it happens. I'm sorry for the loss of your sister.

When you get your head back in it, come put and learn Mils. I promise we will have a good time.
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#6797701 - 06/19/17 10:30 AM Re: Something is wrong...am I losing my edge??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Temple, TX
I'd spend some time around good people. If you have a good church, I'd spend lots of time there.

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#6797711 - 06/19/17 10:35 AM Re: Something is wrong...am I losing my edge??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 04/06/11
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Sorry for you loss.


I'm sure a new high end gun as a retirement gift to yourself will make you feel better. If you like 22lr get a nice Anschutz 54 action (like a 1710), if you prefer long range shooting get a killer custom rig setup, etc...

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#6797715 - 06/19/17 10:40 AM Re: Something is wrong...am I losing my edge??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Buzz, my deepest sympathies/prayers on the loss of your sister. Your not alone. Since we had our Labrador Retriever Hank euthanized, I could care less about shooting right now. I've never felt this way either. We'll be okay darlin.
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#6797719 - 06/19/17 10:43 AM Re: Something is wrong...am I losing my edge??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw

My sister passed away last Thursday after a long illness.


Condolences.

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#6797795 - 06/19/17 12:47 PM Re: Something is wrong...am I losing my edge??? [Re: jeffbird]
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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw

My sister passed away last Thursday after a long illness.


Condolences.
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#6797854 - 06/19/17 01:47 PM Re: Something is wrong...am I losing my edge??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Very sorry for the loss of your sister. Loss of a loved one brings with it a tremendous amount of grief. Grief can easily bring about depression. Depression causes us to neglect those things that are fun and bring us satisfaction. +1 on friends and church. What you're feeling is completely normal. Feeling like that for an extended period is not so, if this persists for more than a few months, you may want to talk to someone. I'll say a prayer for your heart and mind.

You know, it could be that it's so danged hot you just don't feel like shooting, too.

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#6797855 - 06/19/17 01:47 PM Re: Something is wrong...am I losing my edge??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 07/03/12
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Loc: Central Texas
Truly sorry about your loss.

As for your loss of excitement about shooting, part of that is likely due to your retirement. I noticed the same thing about myself. When I had little time to hunt and shoot, it was a real treat to be able to do those things. Then, when I retired and could hunt and shoot every day of the week, month, and year, some of the excitement wore off. It's like Mondays and Fridays after retirement. I don't love Fridays like I did and I don't hate Mondays anymore.

Post-retirement life is just different, and takes time to adjust to.

I really do believe that the raging desire to 'get a new rifle' is, for a lot of people, an attempt to get the excitement going again. I see that often on the forum, in that the 260 was a great new round that everyone needed, but then the Creedmore was even better and was needed, but the 6.5x47 just has to be owned, but...the 7-08 is even better, but if you neck down the 338 Godzilla to 7 mm you can push that 180 grainier to 3200 fps.

Scopes too. Interesting to watch.

Anyway, retirement is great and I hope you have much fun. If you get bored, come mow some pasture for me...

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#6797926 - 06/19/17 03:20 PM Re: Something is wrong...am I losing my edge??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Prayers for you and your family Buzz. So sorry for your loss.
The only constant in life is change. As we get a little older, seems more and more of those changes are tough ones.
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#6797985 - 06/19/17 04:23 PM Re: Something is wrong...am I losing my edge??? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Loc: Cuero
I retired 2˝ years ago and thought my shooting might pick up, but I've found myself doing more projects on the ranch that I live on, more than anticipated, and just told my wife that I was just about done and going to get back on track with my shooting. I don't run a livestock operation, my land is a 1D1 (wildlife) property, so all the projects eventually tie back to a gun barrel in a way.

I had hoped to do a bit of silhouette shooting but haven't found any activity within a reasonable drive in my area, not interested in spending the night somewhere.

There were some fellows that I shot with before I retired, shooting here on my ranch range, but they were all older than I and by the time I retired, they were gone.

Sorry for you loss Buzz, just in a funk and you will work clear of it.
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