Mini-MN Get-Together?


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dleong
May 27, 2004, 11:01 AM
Since we have not had a MN meet in a while, fellow THR member dandean316 and I are offering to host 4 guests for a visit to the Dakota County Gun Club in Rosemount, MN, at a date agreeable to all interested. dandean316 and I work regular hours, so we will only be able to meet in the afternoon (say, after 4:30 p.m.) during the week.

The club features a rifle range with stops at 25, 50, 100, 200 and 300 yards, a pistol range and a bowling pin range.

If you are interested, please send a private message to either myself or dandean316, indicating a date and time that will work for you.

Thanks!


DL

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dleong
June 2, 2004, 08:46 AM
It turns out the fellow THR member P0832177 is also a DCGC member, and he is willing to host 2 members for this gathering. That means we can now host a total of 6 guests for this "Mini MN Get-Together."

The date and time of the gathering will be decided once we have enough people signed up.

DL

P0832177
June 3, 2004, 09:27 AM
Friday sounds good to me! We just need to firm up things!

dleong
June 3, 2004, 11:18 AM
Okay, then. It's set: Friday, June 11, 2004. Let's meet at the carpark of the McDonald's in Rosemount at 4:45 p.m. (the restaurant is located on the south side of County Rd. 42, about a quarter mile west of the intersection with County Rd. 3) and then proceed to the range.

THR members dandean316, P0832177 and I can host a total of 6 guests. Please respond in the thread if you are interested.

DL

jem375
June 3, 2004, 04:15 PM
anyone interested in shooting at the Oakdale gun club in Lake Elmo can also contact me....It is a lot closer than Rosemount if you live in St. Paul or northern and eastern suburbs..............

wintermute76
June 4, 2004, 12:52 AM
I'd be up for going. I should be able to sneak out of work soon enough.

Jem, we still gotta get together one day too.
Been too busy at work :cuss:
Pay for the toys tho, so I shouldn't complain too much.

jem375
June 4, 2004, 01:29 AM
Wintermute76..yeah, went out Thursday noon to about 2 PM and shot the G26, CZ P01, and my Witness 10MM compact........weather was damn nice finally........

Series 70
June 4, 2004, 09:14 AM
I'm in for the 6/11 trip to DCGC. If we don't get six, maybe I'll bring my son along.

P0832177
June 4, 2004, 09:22 AM
It was beautiful out there yesterday! Ufda it was just plain nice!

dleong
June 4, 2004, 01:46 PM
At this juncture, the following people have indicated they will be attending the "Mini-MN" Meet:

DCGC Members:
dandean316
dleong
P0832177
Guests:
- Series 70
- Series 70's son
- wintermute76
Looks like we have room for three more guests.


DL

Andrew Rothman
June 4, 2004, 05:08 PM
Me! Me! Me!

Please!

Count me in.

dleong
June 5, 2004, 09:14 AM
Looks like Matt's in. Room for two more.

DL

goalie
June 7, 2004, 01:13 AM
Man, I wish I could go. P0832177 (John) has been kind enough to take me out shooting a few times as a guest, but lately I have been too dang busy remodeling my cabin to get much of anything else in my schedule, and this weekend is window installation. I did finish ripping out the plumbing and replacing it, replacing all the electrical, installing several more lights and outlets, remodelling the bathroom and some painting/staining, so the end is in sight.

John, we do have to go out again, shooting your .308 makes me feel young again, like 20 or so. :D I hope you got my e-mail. If I don't respond for a few days, I am up at the lake.

dandean316
June 7, 2004, 10:14 AM
Maybe this would be a good time to figure out what gear everyone is bringing? Any rifle shooting? If so, I will bring my ugly but accurate .22 rifle. Anyone interested in something in particular? I have a Detonics Combatmaster if anyone is interested - tiny .45 grip. Also, I have a Kel Tec .380 people were interested in last time.

I like simple things; any 1911's or any .45's.:)

dleong
June 7, 2004, 11:36 AM
Maybe this would be a good time to figure out what gear everyone is bringing? Any rifle shooting?
If any of you are 300-yard rifle shooters, this is your opportunity to "go the distance!"

I shall be bringing a few CZ pistols and one of my AR-15s. I can also bring along a Yugo M48 Mauser and/or a Chinese SKS, if anyone is interested.

DL

Series 70
June 7, 2004, 02:29 PM
We shall bring my Marlin .30-30, hopefully with new WWG ghost-ring sights to zero. I expect my son will want to bring his .22 pump as well.

Sidearms will include my 1911 and S&W 442. Might also bring the Kahr P40 along to see if anyone wants to buy it. ;)

goalie
June 7, 2004, 03:16 PM
I won't be there, as I will be working on my cabin, but I vote for P0832177 to bring his .308. It shot a tad over a quarter inch off the bench at 100 for me, I am interested to see what his loads do out a little further. If you want to know if you have good trigger control, shoot that rifle from the bench. :)

P0832177
June 7, 2004, 05:21 PM
I like it when other people who are supposed to be working on their cabins have time to volunteer ideas! Hey are you the boss? Oh I know you are on a union mandated break!

I could bring my HK USP's and the 625 to plink with. I can bring a varmint ar that shoots pretty good!

goalie
June 7, 2004, 05:51 PM
Oooh Ooooh, the 625. That's a handgun even I can shoot well with.

wintermute76
June 8, 2004, 03:35 PM
I'd like to see what my FAL can do out to 300 yards. I can also bring my 16" AR.

Handguns, probably my 1911's and my Stoeger .22 target pistol for sure.

Anyone interested in anything else? I have and AMT Automag II .22 mag, Taurus M85 .38 spl, High Standard Sentinel Mk II (Dan Wesson 14/15) in .357, Ruger Single Six. I can also bring my Mini-14 if anyone wants to shoot that.

Series 70
June 9, 2004, 11:31 AM
dandean316 -

I'd like to try your Kel-Tec. Been thinking about one for a month or more.

dleong
June 10, 2004, 07:19 PM
I just checked weather.com for Friday's weather.

Not good: strong storms and wind, with a 60% chance of precipitation.

How do you guys want to handle this? Should we postpone?

DL

wintermute76
June 10, 2004, 07:57 PM
I guess postpone if it's raining. I'll probably go back to work in that case.

Do you have directions to the McDonald we're meeting at coming from the north metro? Looks like 35E south to east 46 over to 3 and north to 42 is easiest. Or should I get on 3 up by 55 and 494?

dleong
June 10, 2004, 08:19 PM
Do you have directions to the McDonald we're meeting at coming from the north metro? Looks like 35E south to east 46 over to 3 and north to 42 is easiest. Or should I get on 3 up by 55 and 494?
That route would be the most expedient, since you'd be avoiding the gridlock of 42.

If you don't mind a few more traffic lights, a slightly shorter route would be I-35E south to Cedar Ave. (77), then south on Cedar to 42, then east on 42 to the McDonald's just before the intersection with 3.

Meteorologists are professional liars, so perhaps we should wait till about noon to decide whether or not to go ahead with the meet. What say everyone else?

DL

P0832177
June 10, 2004, 10:24 PM
yeah we should have a good idea of the weather out look at noon!

dandean316
June 10, 2004, 10:55 PM
We'll decide around noon then for a no go or not. From what I hear, that's about when it's going to start to rain. I'll make sure I'm around my computer then and if you guys want to email me, I can hand out my work phone and/or cell.

I'd like to try your Kel-Tec. Been thinking about one for a month or more. No problem. Do you have any extra .380 by any chance? It looks like I'm all out.

Andrew Rothman
June 11, 2004, 09:41 AM
I'm pretty confident in the forecast at 9 hours out. Thunderstorms, some severe. Looks like we'll need to reschedule.

http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/USMN0642?begHour=16&begDay=163

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/USLocalStd.asp?loc=usmnct22263&seg=LocalWeather&prodgrp=Forecasts&product=Forecast&prodnav=none&pid=none

dleong
June 11, 2004, 09:45 AM
Here's Friday's forecast, as of this morning (taken from the StarTrib's website):

Friday ...Breezy and unsettled with heavier showers and thunderstorms developing again later this afternoon, some capable of localized flooding. A tiny percentage of the storms may turn severe later in the day with hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. Winds: southeast 15-25+ High: 76 Friday night ...Showers and thunderstorms, downpours likely. Low: 60

Seeing as how an isolated tornado will probably mess up my 100 yard groupings, I think it would be best if we postponed the Meet.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a new date?

DL

dandean316
June 11, 2004, 10:01 AM
Seeing as how an isolated tornado will probably mess up my 100 yard groupings, Excuses, excuses.:D

I just phoned P0832177 and let him know it's postponed. Hopefully others will check the board.

Series 70
June 11, 2004, 10:33 AM
dandean316 -

I have plenty of yellowbox .380 for whenever we reschedule.

Speaking of which...

How about rescheduling for Monday the 14th?

dleong
June 11, 2004, 11:43 AM
How about rescheduling for Monday the 14th?
06/14/04 works fine for me. How about everyone else?

DL

wintermute76
June 11, 2004, 02:31 PM
I"ll have to work Monday afternoon. I can always try for the next one.
Working 2nd shift really screws up my life. :)

Thanks for the invite tho, much appreciated :)

Andrew Rothman
June 11, 2004, 03:45 PM
I'm pretty durned flexble.

P0832177
June 11, 2004, 04:40 PM
Hey what about Monday Morning?

dleong
June 11, 2004, 05:58 PM
Hey what about Monday Morning?
I work regular office hours, so mornings are out for me.

DL

P0832177
June 12, 2004, 09:18 AM
I am up for the afternoon too! It is my day off so I am open!

dandean316
June 12, 2004, 05:23 PM
Usually after work later in the week works for me. I have Monday off, but have some family stuff going on around noon until maybe 6, then have a meeting to go to at night. If everyone is heading out on Monday, let me know the time. I may be able to make it at least for awhile.

P0832177
June 13, 2004, 12:35 PM
Well, I am sure up for going in the AM on Monday. So weather permitting I am going at DCGC. I will be out there or willing to bring a guest or two!

Series 70
June 14, 2004, 04:27 PM
I've had something come up, so I can't make it today (Monday). Sorry for the late notice.

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