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High Priced Guns Stolen Columbus Ohio BEWARE! #16682087 12/03/21
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TRAVELING HUNTERS BEWARE!!!
I have a friend who was traveling to Illinois and decided to stop near Columbus Ohio for some rest. Because the hotel had a “no firearms allowed” policy he decided to lock his guns in his truck( huge mistake!) While he was resting , his rear window was smashed and his guns were stolen. Local Police would not respond due to COVID and took a report over the phone. They explained that there are organized groups who look for out of state plates on trucks, have people watching parking areas and even have people inside giving notice to thieves. he lost a Savage 220 (Thumbhole) and this one below which really hurts.
Please share, keep a lookout and warn other hunters. PM me if you see this gun.

Bestill Creations .45 cal smokeless muzzleloader

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Action: Pierce single shot
Stock: McMillan A5 l, coyote ambush color, 4 quick detach cups, front picatinny rail
Scope: Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25
Rings: Burris XTR
Brake: LR customs 3 port
Serial number: 20D144ML

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Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: Jomo66] #16682095 12/03/21
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This is the biggest reason I never ever put hunting or gun related stickers on my vehicles.

I see Browning, Ruger, Glock, and Leupold stickers all the time here and that's nothing but a huge neon sign saying, follow me home and I'll show u where I store all my guns.

Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: fredhorace77] #16682120 12/03/21
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Originally Posted by fredhorace77
This is the biggest reason I never ever put hunting or gun related stickers on my vehicles.

I see Browning, Ruger, Glock, and Leupold stickers all the time here and that's nothing but a huge neon sign saying, follow me home and I'll show u where I store all my guns.



Exactly. Don't make yourself a target. And [bleep] the no guns policy. Sneak that [bleep] into your room anyways, under the guise of "camera equipment" or some other nonsense. Guns stay within arms reach at all times when you're traveling. Or in sight at minimum.

Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: Jomo66] #16682126 12/03/21
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Ugh. That sucks. I avoid leaving guns in the truck at nearly all costs. Would rather plead "ignorance" of hotel rules than need to file a police report. But I can't fault him for following the rules,

Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: Jomo66] #16682150 12/03/21
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Replacement cost of this custom Muzzleloader is over $9000

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Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: Jomo66] #16682160 12/03/21
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My wife and I travel to San Antonio, TX every year for 2 weeks for the National Sporting Clays Championship. San Antonio is the highest theft city of any I have visited. I shoot a $30,000 plus Perazzi. Any firearm related stickers on the vehicle are definitely a no-no, just asking for trouble.
Sorry for your friends’ loss. I hope they are recovered.
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Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: Jomo66] #16682169 12/03/21
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Need one of those golf club bag gun cases.


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Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: Jomo66] #16682195 12/03/21
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Another friend suggested using one of those big Hockey bags on wheels. Put your gun cases in that and wheel into your room.

Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: Jomo66] #16682200 12/03/21
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I’m puzzled about the lack of a response due to COVID. Thats ridiculous and I am a LEO. Hope you were able to supply serial numbers so they can be entered into NCIC as stolen.


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Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: Jomo66] #16682208 12/03/21
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I would have found another hotel or slept in the truck.

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Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: asheepdog] #16682242 12/03/21
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He said he begged the PD to come and take a report. He gave all his info, serial numbers etc over the phone. The officer said there is a special task force in the area for stolen guns, This is at its peak this time of year with the all traveling hunters.

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Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: Jomo66] #16682275 12/03/21
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Hate to say but he’ll probably never see them again I live about 45 min east of Columbus and a buddy of mine had stuff stolen had video from cameras and witnesses and hasn’t heard anything from the so called task force in about 3 yrs when it happened

Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: Jomo66] #16682299 12/03/21
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I am just imagining Junebug looking at the muzzleloader and saying "where da bullets go??"


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Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: Jomo66] #16682403 12/03/21
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would have slept in the truck

Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: Jomo66] #16682470 12/03/21
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I’m one hour East of Columbus off Interstate 70. I’ll keep my eyes open and share the information.

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Originally Posted by HShunter36
I’m one hour East of Columbus off Interstate 70. I’ll keep my eyes open and share the information.

If ya don’t mind me asking where about you located off 70 ?

Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: Jomo66] #16682785 12/03/21
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So it wasn’t the “ No Tell Motel”
As he said “ I thought I was in a nice area”

Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: Jomo66] #16682814 12/03/21
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I always bring my guns in. Don't ask, don't tell kinda policy. Never been asked to leave. Had plenty of folks ask me where I'm headed to hunt.

Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: Jomo66] #16682817 12/03/21
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Just a quick thought. The muzzleloader is not considered a firearm technically, so I doubt they look very hard for it, and he could have brought that one inside and not been in violation of the no firearms rule. Casue it's not classified as a real firearm.

Re: High Priced Stolen Guns Stolen near Columbus Ohio!,,, [Re: Jomo66] #16682835 12/03/21
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Tuff Pak is your friend. Looks like a hard golf case. You can roll it right through the lobby of the hotel without any issues.


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