Gunnies,hunters,shooters?

Discussion in 'Fred's House of Pancakes' started by earthworm, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. earthworm

    earthworm New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    18
    0
    0
    I'm not trying to start a pro/con gun argument;just asking how many if any gun owners,hunters &/or recreational shooters own Prii since "everyone knows" we're a bunch of tree-hugging pacifistic liberal-socialists.I run into this as a nurse as "everyone knows" the medical profession overwhelmingly supports gun control & asked a similar question on a nursing forum (we don't).
     
  2. KandyRedCoi

    KandyRedCoi S is for Super!

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    860
    4
    0
    Location:
    SoCal/AZ/NV
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    im nowhere near being a tree-hugging pacifistic liberal-socialists, i drive the prius cus i have a purpose for it, i hope noone tries to tst me one of these days! :cool:

    im a member of the NRA, recreational shooter, looking into going hunting for the 1st time this year, im also starting quite a small collection as we speak :D

    i have many opinions and view about gun control but since you mentioned you didnt want to start a debate, ill keep it to myself for now, i hope everyone else can do the same :)

    up to date here is my list:
    kimber raptor 2 fullsize .45 acp
    glock g29 10mm sub compact + slight mods
    semi built ar-15 lower receiver from stag arms
    recently ordered a mossberg 500 12ga tactical pump shotgun
    tons of ammo bought by the bulk :D

    in the near future im looking to pick up some sort of a high power rifle maybe in a 30-.06 chamber for my hunting trip
     
  3. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    19,011
    4,054
    50
    Location:
    Grass Valley, CA.
    Vehicle:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    I stopped big game and bird hunting when I was about 22. I only own a shotgun now.

    I find studying organisms much more rewarding than killing them now. :) Well, I wouldn't mind helping exterminate goats in the Galapagos or pigs on the Santa Cruz islands. :mad:
     
  4. holy_crap

    holy_crap Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2008
    62
    0
    0
    Location:
    Weston, FL
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    I am a recreational shooter, I own various rifles and shotguns. Although I don't hunt much anymore, I have not completely given it up. I now shoot trap and sporting clays sometimes as well as long range target shooting.
     
  5. earthworm

    earthworm New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    18
    0
    0
    F8L:I rarely hunt:it's been about 10 years since I went dove shooting & I think I killed 3;they died laughing at my lack of wingshooting skills.Nowadays I 'hunt' clay birds:anybody got a good recipe? They're kinda tough & have a distinctly 'earthy' taste*VBG*.
    I have been known to pop the odd pesty squirrel that raids my bird feeder & crockpot him:I'm from the "You killed it you eat it" school.

    Respondents please note:I'm not asking this to find out what or why you own or how you use it.I'm simply challenging a stereotype.
     
  6. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    19,011
    4,054
    50
    Location:
    Grass Valley, CA.
    Vehicle:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    Don't feel bad. I had no problems hitting Quail on the wing but I could not kill Pheasants, even if they were standing still on the ground. Wth? Hahaha
     
  7. BIGGDOGG

    BIGGDOGG New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2008
    298
    0
    8
    Location:
    Morristown,NJ
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    I don't hunt, I do however love to shoot. I am in the process of getting my license. In NJ it's hard to LEGALLY optain a gun license. Once I get one I am sure I will own a couple guns. I own about 10 different type of BB and Pellet guns now, but you also need a license for those in NJ as well so keep that on the down Low, lol.
     
  8. efusco

    efusco Moderator Emeritus
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2003
    19,885
    1,156
    9
    Location:
    Nixa, MO
    Vehicle:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    I'm pretty sure there was a poll on this subject at one point...and some lively discussion.
    But I'm a multiple gun owner...though I admit I haven't done any real shooting for a few years. I like to kill some doves every couple years on the first day of the season.
     
  9. TonyPSchaefer

    TonyPSchaefer Your Friendly Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2004
    14,810
    2,462
    65
    Location:
    Far-North Chicagoland
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    I used to hunt small game, mostly squirrels, when I was in high school and college. While my friends used shot guns with pellets I used a bead-scoped, single-shot .22. If I were starving and needed the meat I would use whatever means were necessary, but I went out for the sport and the skill. Granted, I would also clean and eat it after a good day.
     
  10. Austin50mpg

    Austin50mpg Prius Driving Right Winger

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    197
    1
    0
    Location:
    Austin
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    I am a card carrying NRA member working in the medical field. Thieves and burglars in my home should know I don't dial 911.

    :laser:
     
  11. KandyRedCoi

    KandyRedCoi S is for Super!

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    860
    4
    0
    Location:
    SoCal/AZ/NV
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    oh yeah i forgot to mention i also shoot clay...we have a trap and skeet range at my work...im not that good tho i think i got like 15 out of 25 at one point...need to see what i can do now, havent gone in a while
     
  12. hyo silver

    hyo silver Awaaaaay

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    15,231
    1,551
    0
    Location:
    off into the sunset
    Vehicle:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    I wouldn't mind a slingshot to get rid of that damned squirrel who keeps eating my flowers.
     
  13. Darwood

    Darwood Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    5,259
    268
    1
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    So as a 2-Prius family, are we ULTRA wacko pinko's?

    I am a social liberal and fiscal conservative (a position hard to find in politicians) and I've been a deer, grouse, and duck hunter since I was a kid.

    I have a Savage 30-06 for Deer and a Browning 12 gauge pump for birds. The "family" also owns two 30-30's, a 22, a 22 pistol, a Remington automatic 12 gauge (My dad's), a couple of 20 gauge shotguns, and a Browning 12 gauge pump (My deceased brothers). All of our guns were bought for hunting purposes and most never leave the famly cabin. I don't have or need a gun in my house. Oh wait, I do have a pellet gun at home, used for thieving bunny's in the garden.

    I haven't done as much bird hunting since my kids were born, but deer hunting is practically a religion in my family and is never missed. When you shoot your first deer, an older member draws a cross on your forehead in blood while dressing the animal for the newbie. The next one is their's to dress!
     
  14. tleonhar

    tleonhar Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2005
    1,541
    34
    0
    Location:
    Belle Plaine, MN
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    My neighbour blasted a squirrel last fall with a paintball gun, don't very often see a bright green squirrel, but he sure looked pi$$ed. :D

    As far as guns, when I lived on a farm, I had a 50cal percussion muzzleloader, an 40cal flintlock, double barrel 12ga muzzle loader shotgun, and a 12ga pump modern shotgun. Gave up hunting when I moved to town and gave my guns to my nephew.
     
  15. earthworm

    earthworm New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    18
    0
    0
    Tleonhar's story reminds me of one: I was moonlighting at WalMart when a customer wanted to look at pellet guns.Seems his neighbor's dog kept using his yard for a restroom & digging area & talks with the neighbor were getting nowhere.I casually knew this customer as a paintballer & asked how paintballs might sting the dog.He looked at me then bought some lime-green & blaze orange paintballs.Later I asked him how it'd gone:seems he blasted the dog then went to confront the owner."My dog don't get out!" "Oh?Gee,you better take him to the vet then:he's turning orange & green." End of problem.

    HiYo Silver & others:the good old Daisy lever-action BB gun is effective on pesty squrrels,rabbits,stray dogs & cats without doing damage.But I gotta say these paintball posts get me to thinkin'*G*.

    Darwood:without hijacking the thread I suspect you're in the majority both here & in the nation.I know I'm with you.
     
  16. hyo silver

    hyo silver Awaaaaay

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    15,231
    1,551
    0
    Location:
    off into the sunset
    Vehicle:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    But I want to damage the squirrel. I can pretty much nail the broad side of a dog, just throwing a rock at him, and seldom see one performing the same trick twice. But this rascally squirrel has developed a taste for tulips, rhododendrons, and magnolias. He's much harder to hit, and is only scared off temporarily. :laser:
     
  17. misslexi

    misslexi Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    130
    0
    0
    Location:
    Renton, WA
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    06 Prius, bird hunt, bow hunt, used to trap/skeet a bit but not such a good shot. Got an old 98 Chev 3/4 ton for the field stuff. Every $ I save on gas with the Prius is more shells for the 12 ga :D
     
  18. apriusfan

    apriusfan New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    6,050
    205
    0
    Location:
    S.F. Bay Area
    Vehicle:
    2007 Prius
    Ever been hit on exposed skin with a paintball? It tends to sting a bit. Hit the squirrel with multiple paintballs, and the squirrel will definitely have a religious experience.
     
  19. Zhe Wiz

    Zhe Wiz Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    128
    6
    0
    Location:
    Ithaca, NY
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    Hunter here! :) I grew up on a dairy farm in Virgil, NY (Greek Peak anyone?) which taught me to hunt woodchucks (ground hogs, or whatever other name is out there for them). I'm now a database developer (FileMaker!) but I continue to hunt woodchucks when I have time, which is much more rare than it used to be. 5 years or so ago I started hunting deer with a shotgun (can't use rifles where I hunt) and last year I took up bowhunting.

    I own a 22-250, a .17 rimfire (favorite for chucks - awesome gun!), a .22, a side by side Browning 20 gauge, and a Browning Gold 12 gauge (semi-auto with rifled barrel for deer hunting.) Bow is a Bowtech Guardian. IF they ever add rifles to the list of legal implements for Deer, I'll probably add a 25-06 to the list, or something similar.

    Used to drive a Forester, this will be my first year w/o it, we'll see how the Prius does. It can get a little rough weather-wise during deer season. Already planning to put a trailer hitch on the car so I can use my "dead deer carrier" or a trailer this year.

    Oh, and a bumper sticker - "Save a Prius, Kill a Deer". No, not really, it wouldn't go over well where I live, I'm afraid. :)

    Jack
     
  20. patsparks

    patsparks An Aussie perspective

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    10,664
    562
    0
    Location:
    Adelaide South Australia
    Vehicle:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    I'd rather hunt with a Canon than a gun.

    My last outing I shot quite a few kangaroos, emus, wedge tailed eagles, horses, camels, swans, pelicans and a hand full of people, mostly family.






    PS, I actually prefer Olympus to Canon but it wouldn't have the same affect.
     
Loading...