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Hello From Michigan

#1 Post by Atemporal » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:32 am

Hi everyone, long time liberal, first time gun owner here. I've been cheering you guys on from the sidelines for a while now, but since I've recently gotten my wife on board with me keeping a gun in the house I figured I owed it to myself and the community to be a more active participant. I just picked up my first: a lovely CZ 457 Varmint in .22lr. I'm pleased to say that I shot a group the size of a quarter at 50 yards the same day I zeroed it, and I know the operator is the limiting factor, not the rifle. I certainly hope this can be something of a refuge of like-minded people in the sea of toxicity that is the internet. Here's to hoping I can bring home some squirrels this season...everybody's gotta start somewhere, right?

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#2 Post by TriggerPuller » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:03 am

Welcome! I think you'll like it here.

We had similar motives for joining: I think it is important to participate in a community of like-minded, responsible gun owners. Guns are both too fun and too big of a responsibility to enjoy alone.

Congrats on your CZ. I've got a CZ 455 Ultra Lux that I really, really like.

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#3 Post by Bucolic » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:36 am

Welcome from Gettysburg. I love my 455 Ultra Lux and 452 Trainer.
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#4 Post by sikacz » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:38 am

Welcome!
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#5 Post by lurker » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:12 am

:welcome:
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#6 Post by Bucolic » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:15 am

“Atemporal?” Unstuck in time? Like Billy Pilgrim?
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#7 Post by K9s » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:28 am

Welcome!

Do you use a scope on that CZ?
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#8 Post by YankeeTarheel » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:46 am

Hi from NJ!

Michigan reminds me of an old and silly non-obscene limerick (yes, they do exist):

There was a young man from Mich.
Who used to wish and wich.
That spring would come
so he could bum
And go away and fich.
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#9 Post by senorgrand » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:49 am

Welcome! Nice choice for a first gun!
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#10 Post by Atemporal » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:59 pm

K9s wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:28 am
Welcome!

Do you use a scope on that CZ?
Yes, I have a Leupold VX-Freedom 3-9x33 EFR on it. The parallax adjustment is really handy at rimfire ranges, and I imagine it will be doubly so when hunting at some arbitrary range between 10-100 yards.

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#11 Post by Atemporal » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:00 pm

Bucolic wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:15 am
“Atemporal?” Unstuck in time? Like Billy Pilgrim?
I think of it more as "timeless" or "outside of time", but I suppose that works too. Its a handle I've been using in various forums and games now for a long time, ironically enough.

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#12 Post by highdesert » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:55 pm

:welcome: Great first gun and we'll give you extra points since it's a CZ. Plenty of CZ addicts here. I was born in MI, what part are you in?
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#13 Post by bigbass4me » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:29 pm

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#14 Post by Atemporal » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:49 pm

highdesert wrote:
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:welcome: Great first gun and we'll give you extra points since it's a CZ. Plenty of CZ addicts here. I was born in MI, what part are you in?
Metro Detroit, I've moved around a few times recently, but within that area for now.

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#15 Post by geno » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:59 pm

Welcome from SW Washington. I lived in Michigan ages 18-45 around U of D (now Mercy?) and later Royal Oak, Farmington Hills and finally 15 yrs. in Ortonville.
But left over 24 yrs ago.
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#16 Post by Hiker » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:45 pm

Welcome from Lexington KY. I have the CZ 452 Ultra Lux.
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#17 Post by max129 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:24 pm

Welcome from Utah.
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#18 Post by Antiquus » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:21 pm

Hi. Work in Livonia, live in Monroe. Have a group of sane people who go up to Williams in Davison (Flint) occasionally, and I make it out to DNR ranges too, which are free and safe. And Safe is a thing, be safe.
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#19 Post by Atemporal » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:48 pm

Antiquus wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:21 pm
Hi. Work in Livonia, live in Monroe. Have a group of sane people who go up to Williams in Davison (Flint) occasionally, and I make it out to DNR ranges too, which are free and safe. And Safe is a thing, be safe.
Yes, safety is #1. I'm not completely new to shooting, I've been quite a few times with friends, including to Williams once. A nice guy I met on the liberalgunowners subreddit was an NRA instructor and offered to give me some pistol shooting lessons there. These days I mostly go to the range at Island Lake rec, not quite free, but inexpensive, clean, and safe. I was the last guy there the other day, and was chatting with the RSO, since he was admiring my new setup.

I hope to go out small-game hunting this fall, see if I can bag some squirrels, but its hard in the area. There are so many hiking/biking paths in the various hunting-legal recreation areas that it just feels irresponsible to be shooting there even if it is legal. I've been looking at Dansville State Game Area out near Fowlerville, but I need to do more scouting.

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#20 Post by BungalowBill » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:38 pm

I grew up Downriver in Trenton. Welcome, and be careful — that .22 is like a gateway drug. Before you know it, you’ll have a cabinet full o’ guns.

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#21 Post by K9s » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:57 pm

BungalowBill wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:38 pm
I grew up Downriver in Trenton. Welcome, and be careful — that .22 is like a gateway drug. Before you know it, you’ll have a cabinet full o’ guns.
Every gun is a gateway drug. Especially milsurp! :yahoo:
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#22 Post by Atemporal » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:16 pm

BungalowBill wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:38 pm
I grew up Downriver in Trenton. Welcome, and be careful — that .22 is like a gateway drug. Before you know it, you’ll have a cabinet full o’ guns.
I'd like to, but for now that's going to be decided more by my wallet than anything else. Hard to build too much of a collection on a grad student's salary.

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#23 Post by K9s » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:52 pm

Atemporal wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:16 pm
BungalowBill wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:38 pm
I grew up Downriver in Trenton. Welcome, and be careful — that .22 is like a gateway drug. Before you know it, you’ll have a cabinet full o’ guns.
I'd like to, but for now that's going to be decided more by my wallet than anything else. Hard to build too much of a collection on a grad student's salary.
You have plenty of time to build a shopping list. That's how it worked for me, anyway. :)
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