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ouch!!!
you could always move here though
get yourself a nice AR-15 or just about any precisionr rifle you want besides .50 BMGs in Ca anyway :(
 

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subThermal said:
Just borrow scratchs' :wink:
S-C-A-T-C-H

:D

Scatch Maroo

P.S. Anyone in the area is more than welcome to enjoy my rifle, especially our deprived friends from outside of the country!
 

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Scatch:
what about your buddy in CT
i think that it would be more efficient if we both break the rifle in
i shoot it, you clean it 10 times
then i take 2 shots you clean it 9 times
then i take 3 shots you clean it 8 times
then i take 4 5 shot groups and give it to you to clean
what do you say :)
hehe
just kiddin w/ ya have fun w/ that rifle when you get it
 

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ACTUALLY, I'll be visiting my cousin at George Washington University (in DC) in December... how long of a drive is CT from DC? I might need a place to store muh arsenal. You can shoot the 50 if I can shoot the M4! :)

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Aww the break in on a 50......clean after ever round for like the first 50.

How I don't envy you
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I said scatch, duuuuuuh. :roll:
L-I-A-R! :lol:

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i'd reccomend that max

Mel how are Montana's gun laws???
I live in the liberal northeast and presume that some day my state will follow the Peoples Republics of IL and CA stances on guns
we have a 14 day waiting period now, some pointless bans on the Colt Sporter, MP5 and other semi-auto pistol caliber carbines that look like military style subguns... even semi-auto Tommy guns
shall-issue stance on CCW permits at the though moment anyway, going to get mine as soon as i turn 21
i dont think it will last like this forever
might need a diffenrt area to move to heh
 

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Mel how are Montana's gun laws???
Well, they are pretty good, perhaps one of the most pro gun states in the union. But you have to understand, hunting is a way of life in Montana. kids in public school in montana do not get columbus day off, but they do get the first two days of hunting season off.

It is very common to see rifles in the back windows of trucks driving in the middle of town. (this is not uncommon for many states).

To summurize the laws:
No waiting periods, if you pass your NICS check, you walk out with the firearm (rifles, pistol, shutgun, etc).
There are no banned assualt weapons. If its legal to the BATF, then its legal in montana.
Anyone who can legally own a firearm can carry concealed OUTSIDE of city limits. Inside of city limits you need to get a CCW. But, you can indeed carry a loaded gun on your hip if you desire, just not concealed. Someplaces prohibit loaded firearms, like the courthouse, etc.
Public lands (Forest Service, BLM, etc) are upon for shooting as long as its not posted otherwise.
Hunting access is nice here also, all public lands, and many private ranches get opened up through the block grant money the state funds. The state pays ranch owners money if they allow hunter access. Its been working pretty well and they are looking to expand the program with more money.
General hunting season (rifle) is 5 weeks with many special hunts and archery seasons, etc.
There has been a push from the state gov't to try and promote the shooting sports in public schools, but there isn't a lot of funding, but I did notice some grant money available if you setup a program... I've been tempted to do it for the local schools.
I live in the 2nd largest city in MT, ~60,000 people. We have 3 shooting ranges, (4 if you count the trap&skeet club). The 1000 yard range has 9 private ranges, 2 public ranges ($2 per day use). The private ranges cost $35 per year. It has the 1000 yard range, 500M silluette range, and 7 other 50-200 yard pistol & rifle ranges. etc etc The other two shooting ranges are a bit closer into town, and offer nice facilities with ranges out to 300. Of course, my unknown distance range is on public land, mearly 8 miles & 15 minutes from my door step.

I'm sure there are some other states that might have even better gun laws, but not many....

MEL
 

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yeah really.. do they have praire dogs over there? if so i know where i am goin when i get outta college or military or whatever i do
 

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do they have praire dogs over there?
Surely you must be kidding!! :D

Yes, prarie dogs, woodchucks, coyote's, etc. Though, they are more on the eastern part of the state (I'm in western montana, more mountains than praries over here).

The dang deer are almost as bad as varmints around here, they eat all my wifes flowers, she hates it. If you are an archery guy, you can get up to 6 white tail deer doe tags in the bitterroot valley every season (not counting special hunts, etc).

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mele said:
Mel how are Montana's gun laws???
Well, they are pretty good, perhaps one of the most pro gun states in the union. But you have to understand, hunting is a way of life in Montana. kids in public school in montana do not get columbus day off, but they do get the first two days of hunting season off.

It is very common to see rifles in the back windows of trucks driving in the middle of town. (this is not uncommon for many states).

To summurize the laws:
No waiting periods, if you pass your NICS check, you walk out with the firearm (rifles, pistol, shutgun, etc).
There are no banned assualt weapons. If its legal to the BATF, then its legal in montana.
Anyone who can legally own a firearm can carry concealed OUTSIDE of city limits. Inside of city limits you need to get a CCW. But, you can indeed carry a loaded gun on your hip if you desire, just not concealed. Someplaces prohibit loaded firearms, like the courthouse, etc.
Public lands (Forest Service, BLM, etc) are upon for shooting as long as its not posted otherwise.
Hunting access is nice here also, all public lands, and many private ranches get opened up through the block grant money the state funds. The state pays ranch owners money if they allow hunter access. Its been working pretty well and they are looking to expand the program with more money.
General hunting season (rifle) is 5 weeks with many special hunts and archery seasons, etc.
There has been a push from the state gov't to try and promote the shooting sports in public schools, but there isn't a lot of funding, but I did notice some grant money available if you setup a program... I've been tempted to do it for the local schools.
I live in the 2nd largest city in MT, ~60,000 people. We have 3 shooting ranges, (4 if you count the trap&skeet club). The 1000 yard range has 9 private ranges, 2 public ranges ($2 per day use). The private ranges cost $35 per year. It has the 1000 yard range, 500M silluette range, and 7 other 50-200 yard pistol & rifle ranges. etc etc The other two shooting ranges are a bit closer into town, and offer nice facilities with ranges out to 300. Of course, my unknown distance range is on public land, mearly 8 miles & 15 minutes from my door step.

I'm sure there are some other states that might have even better gun laws, but not many....

MEL

That's it. Given that the MT weather is something that appeals to me, and the gun laws are not insane, I'm moving. Hehe. 8)
 

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NOOOOOOOO MY FRIENDS ARE ABANDONING ME!!!!!! jk... i dont think ill ever move out of CA (weathers nice, and if i did parents would kill me, and or curse me 1000 times)
 

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NOOOOOOOO MY FRIENDS ARE ABANDONING ME!!!!!! jk... i dont think ill ever move out of CA (weathers nice, and if i did parents would kill me, and or curse me 1000 times)
I don't think I'd ever leave, either... but that doesn't mean you can't have a vacation home...

Mel, what's cost of living like in Montana... and real estate? Consdiering Max and I live in the real estate inflation capital of the U.S., I think anywhere in the U.S. (other than Manhatten) might sound like a steal.

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its rediculasly expensive here
supposedly i live in the richest county of the country but i can tell you one thing, im NOT rich yet
a lot of areas are 'good' rich areas ie Greenwich, CT and other areas in our county have thier problems, high crime, no funding etc
 
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