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Getting back into it after a while.......

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Beachcomber, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Beachcomber

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    Just signed up as I'm looking at getting back into things after a 25 year break.

    Now my boys old enough to have a bit of gen sense I thought it would be a good time for us both to pick up a rifle, check out a local club and get into it.

    Looking around at kit and things have changed a fair bit! Lots of shiny new toys to lie about the cost of to the wife!!

    Looking forward to having a good look around here as well, lots of good info - as an aside, are any members here into custom / handmade knives? Particularly the hunters?
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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    Welcome, I've not been here long myself, but it's a great forum.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, we have a more than a few members here interested in knives and a few guys who make/commission them, they come up for sale quite often!
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to this merry band of guys n gals it’s good to have you join us …………...… :thumb:
     
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    hello,and welcome to the forum :)
     
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    Thaks for the welcome. I've said my goodbyes to disposable income, put non-disposable income on a warning and look forward to getting stuck in.
     
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    Hi

    Just started again myself, bought an SMK19 (which will go as it .22) but have now got a Gamo IGT in .177. I thought this would give me a chance to make sure I wanted to carry on doing it, decent guns are big money, especially if you decide to not carry on with it and then need to sell.
     
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    Welcome to the forum :up:


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    A warm and friendly welcome to THE forum, always some knife oriented posts on here, enjoy your stay,atb Paul.
     
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    Thanks again for the warm welcome - had my first evening at my local club last night and loved every minute.
    Bunnies beware!
     
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    Hi mate and welcome to the forum, you are certainly right about lying to the wife about cost lol, wait till you get into 1/5 scale radio control, motorcycling, carp fishing, trout fishing, sea fishing and metal detecting etc. etc. If like me you do them all then you have to learn how to lie lol. Man you can blow some serious coin on hobbies.
     
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