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I have been wondering ... what's the average age of the people on this Forum? Have we ever done that?
I will start .. just add your age and a note if you wish.
I am 74.
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55 years. About 30 when I started reloading. Still just a beginner.
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74 creeping up on 75; hunter, shooter for 60+ years, reloader for nearly 60.
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65 and ornery as ever. :lol:
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72
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72 in a couple of months, been using Shotguns for about 60 years, Rifles about 40 years, Handguns (mostly cap n ball) on and off. Tired of all the ridiculous 🇬🇧 hoops I have had to jump through but will Keep Calm and Carry On... :)
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68 this August. Eeee gads it was just yesterday I graduated from high school ..... :(


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81. Killed my first squirrel when I was 9. Started shootin' cap & ball at 13. Got my first cartridge pistol at 17. (Colt SAA) Been burning black ever since.
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65....Been shooting since I was 5......an M-1 Carbine that my Dad put in my hands......been reloading and casting since I was 18....logged close to a half million rds of ammo out of probably a thousand antique Winchesters, Colts, Marlins, Smith & Wesson, Remington, flattop Rugers..........and a few modern guns.

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62. Shot first 22 LR around age 5 or 6, allowed to keep gun in room around age 10 (mom had ammo), and got my own Ruger 10/22 LR age 12. Next gun was a 22 LR Ruger Mk-I age 15, and at age 17 I got two centerfires - a Ruger M77V in 6mm Rem and a Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 Mag.

Then 13 years of 'higher education' and not much gun buying.....but I've caught up some since then, trading many away to upgrade, but always keeping my favorite dozen.
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Coming up on 53.
Got my first BB gun for Christmas when I was 3. Been shooting all my life. Started buying old Winchesters in high school.
Started reloading with my dad when I was in jr. high. Started casting about 10 years later.
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67, when did I get this old ??? 8)
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I'll be 53 in November. My dad gave me my first .22 when I was 5 and two cases (not bricks) of Remington ammo too go with it. Started reloading around 13-14 or so when I got my first Enfield and .303s were pretty hard to find.

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57. Dedicated leverhunter since 12 and lifetime Dove hunter. Also dedicated to occasional excessive bourbon intake and howling in the cactus patch.
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I'm 72 and started shooting my dad's Winchester Model 74 when I was 5 and fell in love with the shooting sports right then. Got a Daisey BB Gun at 8 and a High Standard Sport King P100 Pump Action rifle when I was 12. Bought myself and my new bride a couple of 10/22s right after our honeymoon back 47 years ago and I've still got them and she's still stuck with me!! :o :lol:

I'm a relative newbie at handloading having got into it just 18 years ago. However, with 7 pistol and 9 rifle calibers, 63 different bullet / powder combinations and over 200K rds handloaded, I've been busy.
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I am 55. I started shooting at 5. I got my first 22 at 10 and started reloading shot shells at 14. Started casting in my early 20’s then didn’t for many years. When politics got weird ER(?). I thought it might be a good idea to have my own supply of projectiles readily available so I started again about 18 years ago. Which is kinda funny since I only have three or four guns :roll:
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I'll be 59 in a few weeks !

I suppose I started at 6 or 7 years I do know I bought my first 22 a used Winchester 67 when I was 7 i'd saved up I think $5 and my pop paid the other $10 . For Christmas when I was 8 Santa Clause brought me a nice new H&R Topper 12 gauge 32" full choke gun and I started shooting it right away , back then I was proud of the big bruise I'd have on my shoulder after shooting it .

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Joined forum in 2007 at 60 years old.
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I am 61. But the first 50 years of childhood are the hardest.
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53 and still undecided what to be when I grow-up.....
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I'm just a pup at 50 :D I started shooting trap competitively at 12, won a state championship at 13. Been a serious gun crank ever since. Reloading since 13,rifle & pistol came along a bit later. Oh and I've turned my share of barrels, make stocks and I have an o/u that I did all the fit & finish as well as the wood.
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75_ fired first shot, assisted by Dad of course, about 70 years ago.
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I turned 57 today! :D pop game me my first gun at age 9 it is a boltaction .22lr marlen/glenfield 1979 vintage. I think the only made three years of em. I still have it!!!!!!!!!
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69 In a few days.....First BB gun was maybe 8 or 9. Every cent paid for by me.
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75 and holding there for a few more weeks. Late to the Reloading game -- didn't discover loading until I was a sophomore in college at age 20. Bolted a C&H "C" press to the window sill of Waldo Hall at Oregon State University to load for the '17 Enfield that got shipped to me at the dormitory post office -- bolt sticking through the side of the cardboard. Different world.
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So far I'm the youngest at 42. Not a regular contributer but have been on here off and on since at least 2005 (diff user name originally).

Been shooting since about 7 and accompanied my dad hunting from probably younger than that. I'm pretty sure that the love of leverguns is in my DNA.
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61 on the way to 62, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSSIM92
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rossim92 wrote:
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I turned 57 today! :D
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Just turned 54 and started shooting at 5. Built my first muzzleloader at 16 and been casting boolits since 14.
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70 next month.
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Coming up on 70, been married to the same gal for 46 years. Been shooting since about 7 or 8 years old, casting and reloading since I turned 18 in 1968. Have owned my 55 Chevy Nomad for 51 years. I tend to hold onto things.

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Two weeks from 65, been shooting for 60 years, reloading since 1970 and bought my first 30-30 in 1969
started cutting logs at the tender age of 17 & hung it up at 40 & feel very fortunate to be amongst the living


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59, grew up in the country shooting most days after school. Outshot our gunners mates when we qual'd with the m-14 back when I could still see.
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Will be 80 in October. Been a gun nut since age 5. :D
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69. Started with a REAL Red Ryder my Mom had in the 30's. Still have the Remington 511X I bought for $30 when I was 12.

Shooting more now than ever. Shotguns, lever silhouette in .22, pistol cartridge, and big bore. Airgun silhouette in fall/winter. Retirement is great for shooting.
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I'll be 71 in September.
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35, grandfather started me out with a .32 percussion gun at 4. First cartridge gun was a 32-20 martini cadet at 7. Been prepping brass as long as I can remember and loading unsupervised since 13. Started casting around then too.


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80 - Brother in-law gave me a PAK TOOL with dies foe 38/357 and 30-06 in the mid 70"s and I was hooked.
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67 in July. I've been shooting a long time, reloading about 25+ years, still lots to learn.
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63 years old. Got my first .22 when I was 8, then a 12 ga pump when I was 10. Got a S&W .38 when I was 15 and started reloading for it.
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turned 66 in may
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Another 67 here. Shot my first .22 about age six or seven. Started reloading 51 years ago -- for a Marlin .30-30 Dad ordered from Herter's for me. First wildcat I handloaded for was the .30 Herrett, about 40 years ago.
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Will be 73 this fall.
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I'm 55. Started going hunting with my Grandpa when I was 5. Killed my first deer when I was 8. Started handloading when I was 14. Started casting boolits when I was 45. Started powder-coating cast boolits last month.
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At this point the average age is 63.4 ...

Of course, when you consider we have had 40-some responses out of 290+ viewers ....

I was happy to see those younger than 50 ... AND those over 75 ....
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yankee1947 wrote:
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Will be 73 this fall.
Welcome to the fire yankee1947....... :D
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I'm 59.

Compared to most of you, I got into the shooting game VERY late in life - 38 or so.

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