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    this may be goodbye, so will you come say goodbye hunting section? may i reveal who i really am?

    over the years, i had started this hobby almost completely alone. my parents are immigrants from a country torn apart by war. i learned alot from you guys. cane toad, and bear crap are the two who influenced me heaviest. i digress. i knew very little about this hobby. i was going through some pretty hard times back in 2011, 2012. didnt have any friends. my family is so traditional i dont even want to start on that. but the types of practices they do, will make anyone unfamiliar with middle eastern christian practices gasp. ive learned so much from all of you that i myself have taught many people about guns, changed their minds, educated them, taught people all about the history, function, and safe handling of firearms. while in the military i went in as one MOS but i was treated more as a weapons repair. always qualified expert. when i went overseas, some bad things happened. and i realized how some of you all ended up so grizzled and crochity. ive joined the club myself haha. i wanted to thank you all personally for teaching me everything you did, there is very very few of you that i hold any animosity for. and those of you that i do, ill be sure to unblock. maybe we can all catch back up on the firing line sometime? the forum. not real life. my username on there is hammer_jockey_91 

    now, for the reveal. im sure not many will be shocked. but search almost any question involving the nagant revolver and what comes up will probably be me. ill continue in an update 

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    Will you hunt with me in spirit?

    It has been a long time since I came to Yahoo Answers, but when I heard it was closing down soon, I had to come say good-bye to the forum where I spent the most time, Hunting. I remember some of you. Don't know if you remember me or not, but I remember some of you. The recent years have been difficult for me. The last decade saw my job restructured out of existence during the Great Recession, then while I was starting up a business I was diagnosed with cancer, which I battled for several years. Though I am now in remission, both the disease and the treatment took a lot out of me that I may never get back. It's been years now since I was able to do the kind of week-long deer camp I thought of as "normal." I'm still rebuilding my strength in hopes of being able to pull a high enough draw weight to bowhunt this fall. We shall see! Come with me in spirit if you like, and I will send my spirit to the field with you, too.

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    Will the assault rifle ban include hunting rifles?

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    what they consider a assault rifle and what many americans own is much different. may look the same but may not have same functions. assault weapons are automatic. most of what american citizens buy is semi auto. some have no bayonet stud. shucks, some bolt action rifles are more powerful in the wrong hands than the ar's people own. and ar doesnt stand for assault rilfe, it was for armalite 15 the father of this line. 

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    For a gun to be "in battery", the breech must be closed and locked.  Must the hammer also be cokked?

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    Yes, you have defined "in battery". Just like baseball...just because the batter is in the box doesn`t mean the pitcher is on the mound.

    (or has to be)

    CTM is correct.

     As far the word that YA censors...just use zero instead of o. That has always worked for me. There`s absolutely no reason for "c0cked" to be censored if used in the correct term.

     

    7 Answers2 weeks ago
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    Guns and ammo are so great I am going to point a loaded one at my best friend and pull the trigger?

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    There are a lot of great things that are dangerous in the wrong hands. Chainsaws, nail guns, vehicles, electricity, gasoline etc. 

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    Light primer strike 12 gauge?

    Hi everyone.

    I had a light primer strike problem with a 12 gauge shotgun. It is a reputable Turkish manufacturer Derya, 14 inch barrel pump action shotgun. At the range we tried two different types of ammunition and it had the same problem of light primer strikes with both. If I put a shell in the chamber by hand directly, it fires every single time. The problem was when I was loading from the magazine through pump action. It would simply not fire. The gun is clean. When I came back I did a pencil test, put a thick pencil in the barrel, held the gun vertically and pulled the trigger. The firing pin threw the pencil all the way out. What else could be the problem? It fires when loaded directly in the chamber so hammer spring and pin are not an issue.

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    What are the most reliable least glamorous shotguns?

    I would like to purchase a shotgun to keep in the house and wanted input on what I should buy, as I have never owned a gun. Low maintenance, entry to mid level cost and no frills high reliability would be ideal. Where do I start? 

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    Beretta 92a1 cycling issues?

    I bought a beretta 92a1 back in February brand new and have only been able to put about 150 rounds down range on it. Since owning it, factory rounds will cycle through the gun perfectly fine, but the slide won't lock back on the final bullet. 

    On reloads, the gun will either stovepipe or fail to eject every single round. 

    What does this sound like to you guys? The reloads are the same load as the factory I fire. Even tried a slightly hotter load and it didn't help. Is it because the spring is so new? is the recoil spring too heavy? Do I need to cycle more rounds to break in the gun? Everything is factory and I'm not sure what's happening.

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    What are some good websites to buy ammo and firearms ?

    I've been looking for 30-30 and 30-6 ammo for a good minute and haven't found a shop that sells any :(

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    If Biden bans assault rifes and high capacity clips, will you be allowed to keep your hunting rifles or have to turn them in or hide them?

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    people with bump stocks that i knew didnt really destroy them. rather waited until the ruling that broke today. which was that bump stocks are not machine guns. 

    congress back in 94 if i am not mistaken banned the future sales but grandfathered in mags and guns that were "banned" and honestly ive heard that our "assault rifles" would be considered grand fathered in. 

    reguardless, it is unconstitutional at its core. and if it gets taken in front of the supreme court, its going to get squashed quicker than you can say "supreme court justice Barrett" 

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    is it safe for me to keep my new tool?

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    California sticks cancer warnings on everything.  Do not worry about it,  enjoy the knife.

    6 Answers2 weeks ago
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    Why isn't hunting wolves and bears illegal or banned?

    Deer I can accept or boar, but wolves no. It's too barbaric. 

    8 Answers2 weeks ago
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    Is it true when a person is shot they feel the bullet before hearing the sound of the gun because the bullet travels faster than sound?

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    There`s 1000`s of different ways of getting shot that could affect a person. Some for instances your hearsay could be true and some not true.

    I remember the first time I had a bullet go closely over my head and popped a hole in a paper target about 3 feet above me. My first time in the butts pulling targets at USMC rifle range is my experience.

     At 100 yards it sounded like the shot was right over my head instead of 100 yards away. The same at 200, 300, but to my surprise...the same at 500 yards. The .30-06 is still supersonic at 500 yards so the void that makes the sound closing in behind the bullet obviously travels with it. I heard other reports from bullets fired at targets down range and they sounded down range but when the bullet was fired upon my target...it sounded like it went off inside my head. It takes a while to not jump at the impact but like most things...you get used to it.

    So, I conclude that if a bullet made a fatal shot at the head the brain would instantly record it but the person may or may not have heard a sound. No witnesses that I can recall have given their testimony.

    Live right and go to heaven and jump on the opportunity to share your experience if you ever get shot.

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    Shooters: my eyesight is poor these days. Is it possible to fit a pistol scope to a broomhandle without it looking silly ?

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    You may not have liked my answers before and this one is no exception. Your TDs do not bother me in the least but would really appreciate the "why". So if you are not satisfied with my answer please be woman enough to explain in the additional details and maybe we can reach common ground. 

    I am a retired Tool & Die machinist that 55+ years experience has ran concurrent with several hobbies that include doing things to firearms when gunsmiths have given up. I have stated that a scope could be installed on a broom handle (the kind you sweep with) or garden hose if someone wants it bad enough.

    Yes, a scope could be mounted on the C96. But, like the M1 Garands I have mounted Griffin & Howe side mounts on while in the military armory the C96 would have to be a side mount because of the use of stripper clips and ejection interference. Side mounts in my opinion are just as accurate as top mounts when lined up with the bore. If you need further explanation you have the additional details.

    As far a looking silly.... zero guarantee as to where others might find humor.

    5 Answers2 weeks ago
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    Instead of slugs in my well worn 12 gauge shotgun I want size down 3/4" guy wire cable as loads. How would that work?

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    This type of thing isn't completely unheard of. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEKe8oOykyI&ab_cha...

    Try a few wraps of electricians tape to create a tighter fit and also hold the wire bundle together until it exits the barrel. You might test in some water jugs or at least a sheet of cardboard to see if the bundle stays together, or spreads apart like flechettes. 

    You just might be onto something pretty interesting here.

    5 Answers3 weeks ago
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