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#7122164 - 03/25/18 07:48 AM Anyone else periodically get that itch?
Texas Dan Offline
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Registered: 07/28/08
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No, not the itch to buy a new gun, but the itch to head to the range to shoot one or more of the ones you already own. For me, I try to head to the range about once every month or two not only because it's just plain fun to shoot, but because I consider it a must to keep my skills sharp at hitting a target.

I will never be one to understand the ones who shoot just a few bullets right before the season opener to "check their zero." If you're going to invest in such an effective and useful tool, have year-round enjoyment using it. And if you don't enjoy shooting it because it kicks the crap out of your shoulder, why own it?

Spring, Texas

#7122196 - 03/25/18 08:31 AM Re: Anyone else periodically get that itch? [Re: Texas Dan]
Tff caribou Offline
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Registered: 08/27/12
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Loc: Watauga, TX
I go to the pistol range about 3 times a month. Rifle range a couple times a year.
The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference. -George Washington

#7122218 - 03/25/18 09:00 AM Re: Anyone else periodically get that itch? [Re: Texas Dan]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 3515
Loc: Snyder
Yeah... two or three days a week.
The secret to a long life is to try not to shorten it

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#7122226 - 03/25/18 09:09 AM Re: Anyone else periodically get that itch? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 700
Loc: Ft. Worth
I usually take more rifles to our place in the country than I shoot while I'm there but it's better to have and not want than...
I shoot every time we go and that's once a month or so. I was going to the range as well about once every month or 2 but my "current interest rifle" has been in pieces for a while. I can't wait to get it back. Pistols, my wife and I shoot once every few months, probably less than we should but they don't interest me that much. They are a defense tool.

#7122301 - 03/25/18 10:30 AM Re: Anyone else periodically get that itch? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Loc: Mineola, TX
I just walk outside. Brag I am.
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#7122347 - 03/25/18 11:20 AM Re: Anyone else periodically get that itch? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 4565
Loc: Central Texas
Just got back from the range. It's nice on Sunday mornings. Shot 4 rifles, 2 pistols, a couple rounds of skeet, cold fried chicken lunch on the tailgate, home before noon.
"I have no idea what WW-III will be fought with, but WW-IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

A. Einstein

#7122387 - 03/25/18 12:31 PM Re: Anyone else periodically get that itch? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 10/20/05
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Loc: Collin County
I do. Enjoy shooting very much.
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So tell the girls they're pretty while you can


#7122391 - 03/25/18 12:35 PM Re: Anyone else periodically get that itch? [Re: Texas Dan]
RiverRider Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 8016
Loc: Wise Co.
Checking zero is better than NOT checking zero and I would call that verification of the rifle. Shooting more often verifies the shooter. I think its most important quality is that it keeps muscle memory alive in terms of trigger control. Can't practice enough, IMO. I wish I could shoot every day, but it's just not possible for me.

I'm here to give and receive knowledge, not affirmation or adoration. If you don't like it, mierda dura. Intellectual honesty is not for fragile egos.

#7122412 - 03/25/18 01:04 PM Re: Anyone else periodically get that itch? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 1291
Loc: Stratford Texas
have a big ole caliche pit just down the road from me and a pistol range in town, not out the back door but just as easy!
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#7122541 - 03/25/18 03:32 PM Re: Anyone else periodically get that itch? [Re: Texas Dan]
txtrophy85 Offline
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Registered: 08/12/05
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I may go to the pistol range a few times a year. Donít like indoor ranges all that much

If I shoot my centerfire rifles 20 times in a calendar year 18 are taken at game.

Last week, grabbed my .270 thst I havenít shot In a couple years, took it with me for the day. Had some free time so I snuck down to the creek, found a hog rooting at 80 yards, took a knee and drilled it in the lungs.

Honestly I spent so much time with them as a youth they are more or less an extension of my body, I donít need to shoot them all the time to be effective at this stage.

If Iím going on a big hunt however, I will shoot them 3-6 times to Check zero
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

#7122656 - 03/25/18 05:40 PM Re: Anyone else periodically get that itch? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Only time I go to the range is to sight in a rifle or confirm itís sighted in. Shooting paper is boring shooting steel is ok but still not that fun, shooting hogs now thatís good fun and all the practice I need.
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