GUN I do desire!

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  1. 2slow

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    If everything work out and I pass my gun tests in January (this is Europe, 3 weeks schooling, 3 days exam to get a frigging hunter/gun licence), first thing on my shopping list is.... a Sako TRG 42 in .338 Lapua
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    That ugly recoil damper will have to go!
    A bit of an overkill to shoot "bambi's" with, but what the hell, I want it!
     
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    .338 lapua?

    You want any deer left to eat?

    Ammo is EXPENSIVE too.
     
  3. That "ugly recoil damper" is the only thing standing between you and much pain. Don't even get me started on people who buy .338LM rifles for the novelty factor.
     
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    you should start with something smaller, like a .22
     
  5. I would recommend this as a better first gun:


    EDIT: Took out big pic. :mamoru:
     
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    :inout: or whatever it is

    :big grin:
     
  7. Maybe one of these:


    EDIT: Took out even bigger pic :mamoru:
     
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    I grew up in Africa, so I've been around big calibers hunting bigger buck. Maybe there is a little bit of "novelty factor" (don't we all?) involved, but I thought that when I buy a .338 I can just as well get something really good and accurate.
    The recoil damper will be swapped out for one that looks a bit less like a leftover from the last "Rambo" movie.
     
  9. Can you reasonably afford the ammo for it? Also, even with a big and effective brake it's not something you'll enjoy shooting for a day at the range.
     
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    What, print that out and hit deer with it? It just might be big enough to kill them.
     
  11. I'm just following the thread starter's lead. :mamoru:
     
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    Yes I know, $5 a shot, but money is not a stumbling block any more.
    For "plinking" at the range I'll get something smaller. Here in Germany you have issues with "noise pollution" etc. etc. and most ranges are not certified for high kinetic energy bullets.
     
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    Jesus, that pic is so big I can't even get Adblock to block it. Is that thing a 100% scale picture?
     
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    google.com/BIGFUCKINGPICTURE.jpg
     
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    :mamoru:
     
  16. 2slow

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    You may be free to shoot whatever you want, I am free to drive at 180 MPH without going to jail. It's all a trade-off. ;-)
     
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    I can too, it's called a racetrack :naughty:
     
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    Try not to spill your plastic pint cup of piss you call a lager while crying over how a robber sued you because he cut himself on your barbed wire fence breaking into your house.:coolugh: I kid. nice gat.
    ETA: your move tea drinker.:fawk:
     
  19. I'm guessing based on his location, and the comment about being able to drive fast, that he's in Germany, not Britain.
     
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    Duuuuude! I live in Germany, the home of real beer!
    ps: don't call me a tea drinker, somewhere in the history my gramps threw a lot of lead at the Brits. ;-)
     
  21. I can only imagine that in Germany the beer is better than the German beers that we get imported here. I'm sure Becks isn't a prime example of German beer brewing.
     
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    Becks is not the best beer out there, it's a big brewery, more like quantity over quality. They just have a big distribution network so it's available everywhere.
     
  23. That's what I figured. Look at most of the American beers that people know about (bud, bud light, miller, etc...) They're all fucking shit. Especially where I live we have a number of very small local breweries that make excellent beers in styles that the big companies never try. My favorites are the imperial IPA and imperial stouts.
     
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    Actually i'm a tea drinkier. saving that for ethug.txt though. How about this for an insult though... " oh hey nice to see you since that wall came down there buddy" Props to not living in Limey-town.
     
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    Microbrews and local breweries are the way to go for beer.
     

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