Originally Posted by Hotrod
I grew up hunting, but have not done it in years. The last gun I bought was a 6mm to hunt antelope. Loved shooting that gun. Very flat trajectory and little kick.
I never saw the need for a hand gun until I was kayaking/camping on the Colorado between State Bridge and Dotsero. Got up in the morning and there was a rattler about ten feet from my tent. I hate snakes so I bought a 22 mag revolver and snake shot. Later the same year I took a 357 S&W as colleteral for a personal loan to an employee, who of course never paid me back. I had it for about ten years, wanting to be very careful who I sold it to. Finally sold it to a friend who is former Army Intelligence and Secret Service.
I still have the hunting rifles and three collectable guns. A 1930's Browning shotgun that belonged to my grandfather, a Browning Citori that was one of the last made in Belgium and an early 1900's gallery gun - a 22 pump they used in carnivals when they used real bullets.
one of my cousins got me into black powder shooting ... I cant stress enough on the importance on watching real close the amount of black powder you use to load