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Knob Creek is cancelled!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ScottG1911, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. ScottG1911

    ScottG1911 Well-Known Member

  2. Bazooka Joe71

    Bazooka Joe71 Well-Known Member

  3. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

    I'm going to sticky this one for a while, so it stays up top and more people get a chance to see it. I'd hate for anyone who didn't get the word to waste a trip if we can help prevent it.

    It can be unstickied after 13 April, when the weekend is over.

    Go to http://www.knobcreekrange.com/ to confirm the information, if you doubt what you see here.

    Last edited: Apr 6, 2008
  4. Ashaq

    Ashaq Member

    Heard this on the radio at work last night. I only live about 35 minutes away and it was going to be my first time going. :(
  5. AirplaneDoc

    AirplaneDoc Well-Known Member

    Anybody up for some trigger time from a PBR instead of a Helo?
  6. Burt Blade

    Burt Blade Well-Known Member

    I would think a little "infantry sunshine" wouldn't stop that sort of thing.

    A lack of suitable watercraft is another story....
  7. AR-15 Rep

    AR-15 Rep Well-Known Member

    What a shame and they don't have it rescheduled later either. Alot of folks disappointed.
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2008
  8. RockyMtnTactical

    RockyMtnTactical Well-Known Member

    That really sucks.:(
  9. strat81

    strat81 Well-Known Member

    The government is behind this.

  10. CypherNinja

    CypherNinja Well-Known Member


    The true purpose of HAARP, revealed!!!


  11. kd7nqb

    kd7nqb Well-Known Member

    Its cancelled due to rain, so yea I am ok with blaming Al Gore.
  12. Ltlabner

    Ltlabner Well-Known Member

    From what I hear from my local gun store (their owner talked to the Knobcreek honcho) all that water dislodged the bridge shown in the first picture. The US Army Corp of Engineers inspected the bridge once the waters receeded and declaired it unsafe.

    It didn't help that the rest of the place was a complete swamp.
  13. Kind of Blued

    Kind of Blued Well-Known Member

    Bummer. I'm far away and wasn't planning on going, but that's still unfortunate for all those who were. It looks like the time of one's life. I'd love to go some day, I'm fresh out of machine guns though.

    I think all the necessary info possible to be gained from this thread is already exposed by the time the reader reaches my post, so do you guys mind talking about Knob Creek a little bit?

    I'd like to go some time just to soak it all in. I seem to remember it is a great time for any old Joe Shmoe, correct? One can "rent" a M249 et al? I remember Michael Bane saying there were tons of guns there available for sale, but I assume that includes your standard fare as well?
  14. bogie

    bogie Well-Known Member

    It's pretty much the biggest MILITARY gun show in the country... You'll see a few Remchesters, but the bulk of stuff is milsurp. Bring some extra money, and drop by Cole's tent - they are a milsurp dealer out of Louisville, and always have nice stuff.
  15. SammyIamToday

    SammyIamToday Well-Known Member

    That's a shame, was going to go this year. I guess getting 4+ inches of rain overnight has bad side affects.
  16. Deanimator

    Deanimator Well-Known Member

    I'm very familiar with the area there near West Point, KY. Flooding was a constant problem in the '80s, both at Ft. Knox and points north, including West Point, Cosmosdale, Shively, etc.

    One year, my company was trapped on the M60 range at Ft. Knox. We had to wade through water to get to the range, and I noted to the company commander that if we continued on, we wouldn't be walking back. I was right. Unfortunately, we were on one side of the water and the guns were on the other. I noticed the brigade(post?) commander flying around in a Huey, and suggested that if he could fly over the flooded area, so could the Committee Group's M60s, and sure enough, they were flown out to us. On the way back, we had to be ferried across in engineer boats.

    Flooding was so endemic in the West Point/Cosmosdale area that they actually built a flood wall. One year a little farther north, a barge washed up on the river bank at about a 45deg angle. It literally looked like one of the star destroyers from "Star Wars" had come to rest next to Highway 31w.
  17. MDW GUNS

    MDW GUNS Well-Known Member

    It's just water, what a bunch of wimps!! :rolleyes: ;)
  18. catfish101

    catfish101 Well-Known Member

    I have been working in Bullit County. They had allot of rain fast a couple of times and we are expecting more. Knob Creek is off of 44. A state road and it is in bad shape in several places. They have had some bad slides.
  19. Deanimator

    Deanimator Well-Known Member

    The road between Knob Creek and the Ft. Knox instrumented tank range looks like a lot of little winding mountain roads in Korea. I once had to go up there in a CJ during driving a rainstorm while pulling Engineer Board SDO duty. I'm glad I never had to do it again.
  20. mek42

    mek42 Well-Known Member

    It was a nice touch posting this notice here. Even though I wasn't planning on going, I appreciate the thoughtfulness of the posting.

    Thank you!

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