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Old 12-22-2010, 05:14 AM   #41
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Being a farm boy money was one thing that was in short supply. And jobs for a 14 yr old likewise. But in the fall we could make money by picking up fallen corn for the local farms. Fallen corn is corn that the Corn Picker missed or knocked down when it turned around. Or sometimes the corn was blown down by high winds. After the farmer went through his field he would let us farm kids go back with our Dad's wagon behind our tractor and we would have a "bang board" on the down hill side. Starting at the bottom of the fields with usually one of our younger sisters driving we would pick up any corn ears that we found and toss them into the wagon. (the bang board was there to keep us from tossing the corn over the wagon) When we got a wagon full we would take it to the farmer and he would trade us an empty wagon while he took ours to the grain elevator and weighed and sold it.
The deal was we got half the value of the corn we picked up and the farmer got half. Of course if there were several of us walking and picking we had to divide it up again. But we could glean about 100 acres a day and by the end have $100 to $150 cash. A huge amount for us youths. We saved some and spent some and that is where my first .22 rifle came from.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:00 AM   #42
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hi I'm sorta new, I've already intreoduced my self but my first rifle was a old mossberg bold action .22 that my grandpa had then my dad and now myself. Still shoots like a dream, really acurrate.

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Old 12-22-2010, 07:46 AM   #43
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I stated 1968 in my last post! (It was 1966) when I was taught gun safety &
how to punch holes in paper targets!

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My first rifle was a Marlin model 66 semi-auto .22LR. The other first rifle's I had were my grandfathers pre-64 Winchester's in .243 and .30-06 and his Remington 870 Wingmaster. I miss those days after he passed away. Now I carry those days on with my children.
Sorry just had a very plesent flashback of days gone by.
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I was raised on scatter guns...my first ever gun was a Browning B2000
and the first Rifle that I bought is my remington 700 .270

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MAK 90 from Roses for around $129. Wish I had bought a hundred.

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My first rifle was a single shot youth Marlin bolt action .22lr my father had for most of his life and it still does wonders on squirrel and pests of the like.

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Unfortunately, I didn't really get interested in shooting until after my dad died. So all his rifles, shotguns, and handguns were then passed down to me. So technically, my first rifle(s) were a tiny bolt action 22, a 30-30 winchester, a 30-06, and a 45 cal muzzle loader.

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First rifle used: Remington 552 .22lr

First official rifle purchase: Heckler & Koch 93 just 3 months after my 18th birthday. To date myself further, the rifle and I are the same age with an "IC" date code....for those who know HK's.

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The first rifle I ever did a lot of shooting with was a Marlin 60. The first rifle I owned was and is my Winchester 189422M. .22WMR as accurate as I can shoot. I imagine it will belong to one of my daughters one day. I just recently took my oldest to the range and let her shoot it and she loved it instantly, and said she wants one of her own, so who knows?

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