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A short introduction from Tasmania, Australia. I have recently returned to shooting as a pastime as previously, my work made it very awkward, if not impossible, to hold the necessary licences now required in Australia. I have now retired and taken up target shooting again with both long arms and pistol and I want to get into deer hunting.

To that end I have recently purchased a MS 6.5 x 54 action that I intend to build up into a hunting rifle and while trawling the internet for information I lighted on this site and more specifically, the MS forum. A veritable gold mine of information that led to me joining and hoping to gather the collected wisdom of other members in the future.
 

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This place is Dangerous Run!!! You'll be wanting a 4XX then a 5XX and a double and, and and!
 

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This place is Dangerous Run!!! You'll be wanting a 4XX then a 5XX and a double and, and and!

LOL - No, I am a coward and don't like pain. Besides I bleed easily. I am still waiting on the paperwork to come through on the action so its sitting down at the dealers but I have had a play with it and very impressed with the smoothness - everything I have read about that has been confirmed.
 

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Welcome Peter to the forum! I had the opportunity 20 years ago to visit Tasmania. I was quite impressed especially by the friendly people! Very enjoyable to sit and chat with.
Enjoy the forum and if you would, share some pictures of your lovely island!
 

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Welcome to our place Peter. No better place to feed your renewed passion.
 

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Hi Peter, welcome to AH !
 

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Welcome to AH Peter! Nice to have you as part of our community, really looking forward to your input.
 

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Welcome aboard Peter Lovett. That will be a sweet shooting rifle once you get it built. Who is going to be doing the work on it? There are a lot of Aussies on AH do you know or live near any of them?
 

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