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Many of the long guns I own are collector type stuff that never sees the range, but I have a small assortment of rifles that I enjoy shooting.

Here is my original bolt rifle, a 1901 Carl Gustav M96 Mauser in 6.5x55 Swed, sporterized by Kimber of America. My first center fire that I bought before I really knew what I was doing. I did put on a Timney trigger and trashed the crappy Sportview in the picture for a Nikon Buckmaster. This rifle is all but retired, but a burned out throat and excessive headspace. It is so old I deemed it not worth the cost of repair.



This is my 10/22 that I received for my 12th birthday. After a few decades I wore it out, and decided to upgrade it to a fun target rifle. Fajen stock, floated A&B barrel, various Volquartsen tidbits...it is a true tack driver at 50 yards.



..and then there is my project rifle previous to my new 700. A 581 series Mini-14 Tactical. I bedded the stock, massaged the trigger, and built my own fast-mag release. Also added is Ultimak scout rail w/ Burris XTS optic. On the sides are HK G36 picatinney rails, not for equipment mounting, but rather to widen the stock as it was too narrow in the front to comfortably shoot offhand supported. From a bench, with iron sights and PMC Bronze 55gr ammo, my best group was 1.8" @ 100 yards. Not too shabby for a rifle with a 16" barrel.

 

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Holy Crap Man, you missed your calling. According to that last pic you should be a photographer - looks like gun porn! :p
 

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What's that? Gun Porn? :p Photography is one of my other hobbies...still learning, but it's fun.









 

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45K20E4 said:
What's that? Gun Porn? :p Photography is one of my other hobbies...still learning, but it's fun.
Gun pr0n and trigger massaging!? Oh my....

Excellent pics as well.

Haven't seen an Air- Cav patch since my Dad last broke out his uniform after we were talking about all the bling hanging on the left side.

(thumbs-up!)
 

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Actually the First Cavalry Division hasn't been air-mobile since the early 1970s. These days it is part of the 3rd Mobile Armored Corps. It's the biggest heavy maneuver division in the Army (lots of M1A2s and Bradley Fighting Vehicles).
 

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Seriously get online and check out all the gun magazines. Look specifically for the call for stock photos. First register all your photos - you can copyright them in bulk (by the shoe box full if you want).

Then you can sell your photos to the gun magazines. I've seen tons of mags with pics that don't look half that good.
 

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Actually the First Cavalry Division hasn't been air-mobile since the early 1970s. These days it is part of the 3rd Mobile Armored Corps. It's the biggest heavy maneuver division in the Army (lots of M1A2s and Bradley Fighting Vehicles).
That's about the time frame he last wore the uniform.

I stayed with him out in Ft. Sill for about a month one summer when I was a kid. Man, that's one huge place. I also found out what a mechanized infantry base does at 0200 for fun.
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