New from California

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by riptide8, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. riptide8

    riptide8 New Member

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    I bought a RA .308, my first centerfire game gun. Im really excited. I have shot some large bore rifles when I was a kid but have hunted exclusively with a bow. I shoot BH no sights or releases. I am lucky enough to have two California record book animals. I hunted HARD for these animals, no tree stand or blind shooting. I'm point on at 70 Yds. and I think I would like to extend that range a little.

    Why buy a rifle? I'm 54 now and want to be able to hunt both seasons. I also have a nine year old that needs to learn a wide variety of shooting skills. I am hoping to realize the Ruger quality I have known from the past. I think our first try is going to be some BLM land wild boar. I get to pick up my new rifle on Jan 6th.I'm not in a hurry to shoot it, but most concerned to break it in properly. Wish me luck.
     
  2. Nogoat

    Nogoat New Member

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    Congrats and welcome from WI


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  3. bikeride4fun

    bikeride4fun NRA Benefactor Member

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  4. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to RugerTalk,

    Congrats on the new rifle.


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  5. DoubleR

    DoubleR Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum and enjoy your new rifle! :)
     
  6. jbardellini

    jbardellini Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum from NorCal


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  7. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz In the army now..

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  8. jmohme

    jmohme Well-Known Member

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    I used to be hooked on archery too. No compounds, Just a good recurve bow and like you no sights or other accessories to dilute the experience.
    I lost all of my equipment a few years ago in a fire and have recently gotten the bug again. In fact, I spent far too many hours on the internet last night researching this very subject and will probably acquire a new bow after New Year.
    Anyway, welcome from Texas!