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I am really excited to have finally aquired one of these - been looking since they first came out in 2015




After all,   this is the view out the sewing room window.


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Nice!  Hunting and shotgun competitions were my main hobby for most of my life.  Still have the guns.  Pull them out about once a year to admire them and clean and oil so they don't rust.  Don't keep them in the sewing room, but then again, I don't have your view either.
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You are going to shoot animals from your sewing room? All I would be able to get would be my neighbors' dogs and a squirrel or two.

I'd love to be able to knock out the birds who've been pooping on my car!

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If I had a view like that from the sewing room, my wife wouldn't be able to sew a straight stitch .... [eek] .   And I'd be needing to set up my reloading equipment again.  Whoo Hooo!!!!!!!!!!

Margaret,
I've been shooting for over 10 lustrums and I've been hunting only a couple times.   Got me a really tasty javalina back in AZ around 1981 or so, and some doves.   Although I loved the javalina meat, I found the amount of meat you get from a dove not worth the cost of shotgun shells.

With a view like Cathy has I'd have target frames set up just for the enjoyment of it.

Cathy,
I'm not familiar with that boom stick, how about giving us some particulars?  

Joe

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I love the old iron and wood machines. They're solid and reliable.
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Joe -  you disappoint me!  It's  Ruger Precision Rifle,  6.5 creedmoore,  with a Sightron 3 scope.

This is isn't for hunting, but long range shooting.   If you notice the orange spots in the "out the window" picture,  those are metal targets.   I've never shot from the window,   we have a shooting bench set up on the cement patio in front of the Machine Shed.

We can get to 150 yds in the back yard,  and have a 300 yard range near where I work.  Now I'll be looking to see if someone has a 1,000 range set up.

I don't keep the firearms in the sewing room (except one handgun in a drawer).   We picked this up Thursday (less scope and bipod).  DH discovered he had a set of extra high rings,  so he was able to mount the scope that he already had.  Since I was up sewing,  he brought it up to show me and set it on the ironing board,  so of course I had to take a picture of it with the sewing machines in the background.


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I've never been familiar with Ruger rifles other than the Mini 14s and 10-22's.  When they added AR15 type parts to bolt guns I've just not paid attention to them.

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I think people here (ordinary people) will never understand your love affair with weapons; there will always be crimes in the UK committed by persons with weapons and knives too, but I am glad that it is not the norm.
I do not wish to offend anyone, and I apologise if I have.

Here is a report from a couple of days ago. Farms are a regular target for theft - mostly equipment but vehicles too.

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2017/mar/10/farmer-83-cleared-of-shooting-suspected-thief

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Funny, in that photo my eyes went right past the gun and started scanning the sewing machines, wondering which was the "new accessory".  LOL
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I did, too. I guess I'm not all that into guns. i can defend the right town one.
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there are 9 sewing machines in the picture

To the far left,  in the shadows in the parlor treadle cabinet with a 66 Lotus in it,  and on top is a bentwood case with a 66 red eye hand crank. 

There is a White in the cabinet the Pfaff is sitting on,  and next to that is the Husky Serger and then the blue Viking 990.  There is a purple  Necci  Julia the cabinet the green Viking 21A is setting on,  and then the Singer 201.   

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Macybaby - is your Ruger a 6.5 mm caliber (6.5 creedmore? => .26 cal)? It certainly appears to be set up for LD shooting which would be lots of fun!

I got into sewing after buying an expensive but poorly made pair of Asian-made hunting pants. They fell apart after one hunting season. I felt certain I could do better and I enjoy the diy satisfaction of making your own equipment. Outdoor garment fabrics with appropriate camo patterns are difficult to find, though.


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I'm not particularly "into" guns either, but I'm not anti-gun and I can appreciate the workmanship of any well-made machine.  I'm very ignorant about them, though.  Couldn't tell you make, type, anything about them.  I can usually tell what end the bullet will come out of, but that's about it.  LOL  

I watched a youtube video of someone doing gunsmithing by hand once, though - the finish work was amazing.

I'd love to have enough land to shoot a bow & arrow safely. I don't like the noise of guns but I like the markmanship exercise.  I have taken a couple lessons, bows are a hell of a lot harder to shoot accurately (and without snapping your arm) than it looks in the movies!  It's fun, though.

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Gunsmithing is another hobby I've dabbled in off and on for years.  I've built a number of custom rifles for myself and friends.  I built this .45cal Hawken black powder rifle 42 years ago.  It's the only one of the guns I built that I still have.
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nice!!!
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Nice indeed - I'm wanting a traditional ML myself, probably a pistol. I have an inline ML pistol - CVA Optima V2 in 50 cal. Takes 15 minutes (a mild exaggeration) to set it up for a shot, but just a hoot when it finally does go off!

Dunno if I want a cap lock or a flint lock for my traditional though...

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Our church just had a Wild Game Dinner last week.  I made 8 recipes of buffalo stroganoff.   Now I'm hungry!  Hubby hasn't hunted since we left Texas in 1995.  I'd prefer the lovely green sewing machine in the picture. 

Now you just need a 8+ point buck out that window, and you'd have it made (sewing and good food).  Enjoy!

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Funny, in that photo my eyes went right past the gun and started scanning the sewing machines, wondering which was the "new accessory".  LOL


Haha!  Yes!  That was me too.  I didn't even notice the gun at first!   I know next to nothing about guns so that'n looks mighty dangerous!  It's cool that you have the targets to shoot at though.  I could enjoy that I think!  Congrats on your nice find!

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