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Buzz;
I fit in your description of "Not as Finacilly Fortunate as Others". My Best" gun is an FE Lefever Arms Co. It has been my #1 go-to gun since around 1972. I fell with it once while navigating a hill-side & it still wears a little ding in the stock from that. On one occasion while wading Out" of a duck swamp I forgot about a fallen tree trunk I had located on the way in & tripped over it plunging the FE to the bottom of the swamp. A good strip & clean & re-oiling took care of that.

At age 81 & in chemo for the third time in my life I am simply unable to get out & hunt anymore. If I were I would be delighted to hunt with you, even if you were carrying the most expensive gun from your stash. Even if your gun was worth 10 times what mine was, I do not get the impression you would "Judge" me by the price of my gun. Likewise, I would not use that criteria to judge you.


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I'm careful about what I will take waterfowl hunting because of the inclement weather/boat/blind/dog but as others have said, they all go hunting.

And while I may feel differently in the future, right now I can't imagine having a gun "too good" to hunt. It's what they are for. That does NOT mean I downgrade my guns so I can hunt them.


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my .02.

the anology I use when my buds say I am crazy for taking my 20 Ga Fox Upgrade hunting.

I ask them , if you were married to say, Catherine Zeta Jones or Kim Bassinger, would you put her in the corner every night and go to bed alone because she is too pretty to use????

guns are made to be used.
on the other hand, I am as careful as I can reasonably be with any gun I take afield. Regardless of its pedigree, I am not pounding fence posts with it.


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I often hunt from a Kawasaki dirt bike & got a bit nervy about carrying old Brit doubles in the handle bar holder.
Just in case I take a tumble I bought a Hatsan Escort U/O as a bike gun.
The shops are full of them, they are cheap to replace, are all weather & amazingly good.

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Originally Posted By: Brian
my .02

I ask them , if you were married to say, Catherine Zeta Jones or Kim Bassinger, would you put her in the corner every night and go to bed alone because she is too pretty to use????

... Regardless of its pedigree, I am not pounding fence posts with it.


I’m guessing you only want to cuddle with Catherine or Kim.
I’m also guessing you haven’t been to the movies in awhile.


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Thanks Miller, I know I would enjoy hunting with you too.


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Originally Posted By: Brian
my .02.

the anology I use when my buds say I am crazy for taking my 20 Ga Fox Upgrade hunting.

I ask them , if you were married to say, Catherine Zeta Jones or Kim Bassinger, would you put her in the corner every night and go to bed alone because she is too pretty to use????

guns are made to be used.
on the other hand, I am as careful as I can reasonably be with any gun I take afield. Regardless of its pedigree, I am not pounding fence posts with it.
Ive been in love with Kim Basinger for years ever since her Sean Connery James Bond movie. What a beauty! And prettier than a Purdey too.


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Miller,you could hunt with me anytime.
You can sit in the cab of the Mule with the heater blasting, listening to Hank Williams Sr. on the satellite radio, and watch the dogs on the Garmin screen until you decide you want to shoot.


As far as too good to shoot, not me.


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They were designed, built and meant to be used and enjoyed. I take care of my firearms and never worry about it when afield. It makes no difference if I am using one of my Parkers, Browning, or my Ithaca 37 that I have owned since I was 16.

Can't take them with us when were gone, and it never made sense to me to keep them tucked away in a safe or cabinet for the next guy to say "He sure took good care of it, looks almost new."

If one of my sons or grandkids end up with any of them they get a nice firearm(s) that hopefully they continue to use and maintain.

On the other subject of actresses, I'll bet I could get Jennifer Garner to enjoy duck hunting...

Just me.

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Lonesome,
I have been to the movies. but, we are talking classics aren't we? for my age demographic (61) both of them woul dbe the equivalent of a fine SxS wouldn't you say??
there are younger ones but Kate Beckinsale and Halle Barry would be more like a Beretta O/U!!!

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