Ducks Unlimited - Oshkosh, WI


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meathammer
August 18, 2003, 04:36 PM
Did anyone attend the Ducks Unlimited outdoor festival this past weekend? I went on Saturday, had a really good time.

Best part, firearm testing. Everyone was there, Springfield Armory, Armalite, HK, Beretta, Browning, etc. Cost was $5, which got you 5 rifle rounds, or 10 pistol rounds.

I spent most of my time in the Springfield booth. I shot an M1A and I had to try an XD-40. I was very impressed with both. Downsides? Now I WANT an M1A! The XD was very easy to pick up for the first time and hit with.
I wanted to talk to the reps more, but they were busy and it was hard to hear with all of the shooting. :D

Armalite - I shot an AR-10 flattop with a very slick Trijicon ACOG mounted on it. Very nice rifle. Very accurate.

Browning - Tried an A-bolt in .223 WSSM. Very hot little cartridge! I swear you could see the clay target shatter before you heard the rifle report!

Only a few disappointments:

Beretta did NOT have a CX4 Storm to try out. :(

HK had just about every flavor of USP, but none of their uber-tactical, ultra-expensive rifles to try.

All in all, I had a great time and got to shoot a bunch of nice guns without having to buy them first! :D

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DigMe
August 18, 2003, 06:33 PM
So you had to pay 5 bucks for every ten pistol shots or 5 bucks total to get 10 shots from each company represented?

brad cook

meathammer
August 18, 2003, 06:48 PM
It was $5 per ticket. One ticket per gun. Sorry I should've explained better. It sounds kind of expensive, but it was worth it. I'm definitely going again next year.

Quantrill
August 18, 2003, 06:55 PM
I was in Oshkosh in late July and early August for Airventure 2003. I didn't know that DU had such a big thing there also. Quantrill

meathammer
August 18, 2003, 07:01 PM
Quantrill,

That's exactly where the DU festival was, on the EAA grounds. We spent a good part of the day there, and still didn't see everything. A very big event.

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