Birthday range trip, Nashville - 4/24


Oleg Volk
April 12, 2004, 01:38 AM
Since my birthday conveniently falls on a Saturday this year, I'd like to start by 30th year with a bang or a few. How about meeting up on April 24th at Cheatham Wildlife Management Area range around noon to burn some powder, followed by a party at my place (1025 Mountain Valley Lane in Nashville) starting around 5pm? Those who haven't been there yet, email for directions.

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April 12, 2004, 08:29 AM
hmmm well that was my one last hope of a free weekend with no plans for this month. but oh well I can usualy be talked into shooting. if nothing else to hang out. ill mention it to darrin at work today also.

April 12, 2004, 11:46 AM
I'm there. Angie will be in Illannoy doing wedding planning stuff, so I'll be free all weekend. I've got some new toys to break in, so this will be the perfect opportunity.

Kendra Pacelli
April 12, 2004, 10:59 PM
Hell yes! I am so there! We will start your birthday out with a bang! Pun intended. :evil: :neener:

April 12, 2004, 11:04 PM
Sounds like fun. I have a few new toys to play with too. Can someone shoot some directions my way.


Oleg Volk
April 12, 2004, 11:05 PM
You can get here by taking I-40 towards Memphis, and exiting on Old Hickory (exit 199). Left (East) on Old Hickory for about a mile, to a Mapco gas station (right). Immediately after it you will see a green sight reading "Madison at Ridgelake". Turn right onto Ridgelake drive and drive till you get to the T-intersection. Left turn, uphill and you will see #1025 on the right.

April 12, 2004, 11:16 PM
Happy Birthday Volk!!!!

Would love to join ya all, but not this year, unfortunately.

April 13, 2004, 12:58 AM
I'll ask my Mom if I can go.

April 13, 2004, 04:22 PM
Can't make it. I'm gonna be out of town that week.

April 13, 2004, 04:26 PM
Congratulations, Oleg! BTW if you are going to be 30, that means you have completed 30 years and are starting number [gulp] 31.

Shoot well! :D

April 16, 2004, 05:15 PM
For those of you planning to make it out to the range for Oleg's birthday, please plan on helping out with a little clean-up. I was out there today and it's already starting to slowly revert back to the condition it was in previously. I picked up quite a bit of brass, but there is still quite a bit more out there. Also, one of the 100 yard target stands has been burned down. Yes, that's right, I said burned down. It looks like someone's target may have caught fire and the whole stand burned.

So, if you show up, please bring a rake, a shovel, a broom, a dust pan, some trash bags, a bucket, a wheel barrow, or some other type of cleaning instrument. Let's set an example and help keep this range open for the public.

(You will now be returned to your previously scheduled thread.)


Edited to add: Ya'll might also want to bring some sort of bug repellant. The flies out there were the size of Chinook helicopters. (For those of you unfamiliar with the Chinook, it's the large one with two rotors.)

Oleg Volk
April 16, 2004, 05:18 PM
I also recommend bringing gardening gloves to protect your hands from the debris. I may be bringing some newbies along, too.

Folks from Knoxville and the adjacent states are most welcome to show up. Let m eknow if you are showing up, as I need to figure out how many people I'll have to host.

Kendra Pacelli
April 19, 2004, 07:11 AM
Oleg, I am definately there! Count me in.

Frank, I can't get my hands dirty, or sweat, or....Nah, just kidding. I will bring the trash bags:neener:

April 19, 2004, 01:00 PM
I don't know man... I'm not sure I can afford that much more .308 match!


April 19, 2004, 04:35 PM
Here's the list of what I'm planning to bring:
Remington PSS
Oly Arms AR
Rossi .357 carbine
Rem 870 Police Magnum
Para-Ordnance C7-45 LDA
Rock Island 1911
S&W 686
Heritage Rough Rider
Beretta 3032
Kel-Tec P32

April 19, 2004, 09:34 PM
Dang, I didn't even know the Cheatham Co. Range had reopened.

I'll try to make it, but no guarantees. If I do I'll be sure to bring a rake, a shovel, and some gloves.

30, eh? Only 6 more years until you hit the first stage of old.

April 20, 2004, 01:01 AM
Is that Korean girl you mentioned going?

Oleg Volk
April 20, 2004, 01:03 AM
I don't know. I think I may have to teach her using an air gun first. But she'd coming to the party.

Kendra Pacelli
April 20, 2004, 07:20 AM
FYI-It is supposed to rain all weekend :(

Kendra Pacelli
April 22, 2004, 07:45 AM
Oleg, do we know what time this is to take place? I have to work on Saturday from 8-12pm.

Oleg Volk
April 23, 2004, 02:32 AM
If anyone owns a .22 Kit gun or a .22 K-frame or an equivalent or a .32mag with laser grips, please bring it along. We may have a severely handicapped shooter comign along and I lack the proper guns with which to train her.

April 23, 2004, 10:40 AM
Oleg, I'm bringing my new Heritage Rough Rider (single-action, .22LR/.22Mag, 7" bbl.). That might fit the bill nicely.

April 23, 2004, 03:59 PM
Oleg, I share the same birthday as you, 24 April. I'm celebrating my 36th tomorrow (Saturday)...just returned from a range trip here in B'ham, AL, so I probably won't make the one you're organizing....I'll try to make it up there some other time.

Happy Birthday, sir, and thanks for all you do! :)

Oleg Volk
April 25, 2004, 03:07 AM
Had a great day, got to meet a lot of friends. Photo by Amish Bill.

April 25, 2004, 12:13 PM
Hey, where's the Korean girl?

Oleg Volk
April 25, 2004, 01:11 PM
She didn't make it to the shoot, only to the party. She was a pretty active anti once, and still has a collectivist/anti mindset, if somewhat reduced in intensity. I am going over each issue and trying to explain a different way of thinking. Will see how long my patience lasts. She is a well-meaning person but, all the same, I much prefer my own kind. And if she is reading this, I've said much the same thing by email.

Bob F.
May 4, 2004, 10:43 PM
Oleg: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! belatedly now.

Stay safe

May 4, 2004, 11:57 PM
Hello all,
Happened to be at the range the day y'all had your shoot- I was the guy trying out the new Saiga. Stayed around and talked to one of you for a bit (can't remember his name:), he told me about the site. Good places to shoot are hard to come by, let me know when there is a range clean-up day planned and I'll be glad to help out.


Oleg Volk
May 5, 2004, 12:28 AM
Welcome to THR, tenman!

May 5, 2004, 07:21 AM

Nice to see you found the site. That was me you spoke with that afternoon.

BTW, Oleg, you can thank Chris for those items I brought over to your house. He's the one who pointed them out to me.


May 5, 2004, 09:03 AM
Welcome tenman!! It was a good day at the range was it not. I actually ran out of my 8mm that day. I had a ton of fun and got to meet some new friends.

Hey OEF_VET did you get any push-ups from Oleg!? :D :D ;)

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