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  1. WuSoldjr

    WuSoldjr I see you're using an old style. I wonder where y

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    My wife's uncle is moving up here from GA. He is a hunter but had a pretty bad knee injury this summer and is sidelined for quite a while. He is going to transfer ownership of his guns to me. I'll be getting a Ruger P89, Winchester 30-30 and a Browning B-80 shotgun. Now my wife and I both got our permits back in April, we both have experience shooting a P89. She and I are both comfortable handling and shooting it. We've never fired the 30-30 or a shotgun before. We plan to go to the range and get familiar with all three. I have a few questions though.

    Concerning the B-80, is there anything you guys can tell me about it that may not be in the manual? The model I'm receiving was built in 1984. I found a manual online but like I said, I've never handled a shotgun before.

    Is there a way I can find out what model Winchester I am getting based on the serial number? I'm assuming it's a lever action rifle, but I've never seen the one I'm getting. All I have is the serial number.

    And any other info/advice you guys want to share is appreciated. :wavey:
     
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    stopped reading at permits. what is this permit you speak of?
     
  3. WuSoldjr

    WuSoldjr I see you're using an old style. I wonder where y

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    permit/license to own
     
  4. Can't help you with the shotgun or the 30-30, but good general advice is to sign up for some beginners' classes.
     
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    yeah I know. I was being funny.

    anyways back to your original post, I'd go take the guns to a range and get someone to teach you how to use them. You're not going to, nor should you, learn on here. maybe some basics sure, but if you've never even fired a shotgun....
     
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    too slow for mr speedy MG
     
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    RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED
    RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY
    RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET
    RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET

    be careful and safe, never assume they are unloaded.

    take your time when you begin shooting, don't just plink away real fast not learning better technique. take your time and pay attention to your trigger control and breathing etc.
     
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    WuSoldjr I see you're using an old style. I wonder where y

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    My wife and I took handgun classes. We plan do the same with the rifle and shotgun. I don't believe there are any ranges near by that allow centerfire rifles though. I'm still researching. Thanks.
     
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    don't look for indoor ranges for the rifle, not many will allow them, hunt for outdoor ranges
     
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    dawt

    or look for a conservation club
     
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    WuSoldjr I see you're using an old style. I wonder where y

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    What about shotguns? Do the same rules usually apply?
     
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    most indoor ranges i've seen will allow shotguns but may not allow you to fire slugs, most will allow birdshot and some buckshot even.

    they don't allow rifles because they're afraid of overpenetration or ricochets, hell some indoor ranges don't even allow .17 rifles
     
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    any around here will only allow rimfire. not even shot guns
     
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    WuSoldjr I see you're using an old style. I wonder where y

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    Yea so far rimfire only around here, and most are indoor. We are the smallest state after all.

    Thanks for the help though, I appreciate it.
     
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    the indoor clubs in Iowa, and now in Kansas that i've gone too have all alowed shotguns, but were interested in what shells you were using

    except the one i go to now in kansas they don't seem to care about shotguns at all, but rifles are out unless they're a .22 pretty much
     
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    I got quite the look and then what might as well have been a "lecture" when I brought my AR with 22LR kit to the indoor range one time. :mamoru:
     
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    i bet lol, they were probably thinking why you thought you could fire a .223 indoors or something lol
     
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