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Old April 11th, 2017, 05:50 PM   #1
 
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Hello, forum peoples.

I recently inherited several rifles when my father passed away this past December. My only previous experience with firearms comes from my Navy days; about 15 years ago when I did my M9 and M16 quals.

So, as a new firearm owner, I've got quite a bit of learning ahead of me, since about all the Navy really taught me was how to handle and operate the guns I qualified on. Not a lick about regular maintenance, hardware specs, etc.

With the exception of generally knowing how to sight and hit a target, I'm pretty much a complete newbie to all this.

One of the rifles I now have, which lead me to find this forum, is a Mini-14 Ranch Rifle (1998 or 1999 model, going by the serial number).

I took it out to the local outdoor range earlier today, and with the help of the rangemaster (who is also a Marine), managed to get the rear irons fairly well adjusted. So far, I am quite pleased with it.



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Oh, I also spaced out on one of the other rifles, which is a M77 (.338 win mag, 1988, I believe, by serial number). I haven't had the chance to fire this one yet, but it was the one rifle I remember him having from when I used to visit him in my early teens.
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Thanks for the welcomes, all.

I'll mostly be lurking for a while, reading to see if any of my growing list of questions have already been answered.
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