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Austin THR shoot -- Austin Rifle club 3/31 11AM

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by j1133s, Jan 19, 2007.

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  1. j1133s

    j1133s Member

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    Hey, did I miss the Austin THR shoot?

    Anybody interested in having another one?
     
  2. Drizzt

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    I was just wondering when we would start up again. I'v been a little busy lately, so it's hard to keep track.
     
  3. NcongruNt

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    I'd be down for one. Where do they usually take place? Seems like outdoor ranges are getting more scarce in Austin. :( I recently started going to Dietz in New Braunfels. It's not the biggest place, but the price is right, and the ranges are decent.
     
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    Count me in

    Just let me know and I will drive up from San Antonio and maybe I can get another couple of fellow High Roaders down from Waco.
     
  6. db_tanker

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    no one has any property that they can offer?

    I have tannerite. :)


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  7. MatthewVanitas

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    If one is held, I'll be keenly interested.

    Might not hurt to check the past Austin Shoot threads in RP, and send a mass PM to folks who were interested in past shoots. Most of those folks requested to be pinged if future shoots were planned.

    -MV
     
  8. Stickwick Stapers

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    Eagle Peak

    My husband and I go to Eagle Peak regularly. You have to buy a membership the first time ($10), but the range fees thereafter are a flat $10 per person, no time limit. Rifle ranges are 50 - 200 yds, pistol range 8 - 25 yds (I think), newly remodeled trap shooting area. The only restrictions I can recall are no rapid fire, no quick draw, no shooting from the hip on the pistol range. They rent spotting scopes, but I don't remember if they rent out firearms. They've got a nice little shop there, and the guys are pretty nice.
     
  9. TX1911fan

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    No FMJ rifle rounds at Eagle Peak. Otherwise, great place. I'm a member.
     
  10. MatthewVanitas

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    Just one option, but it might be easiest to hold it at Austin Rifle Club like we did last year.

    No costs provided we have enough members to invite the non-members as guests (3 guests to 1 member ratio was acceptable last time), though last time we did ask for $5 donations to the ARC Juniors shooting club (great bunch of kids).


    Location is good, no unreasonable limitations (FMJ okay, just no running-and-gunning).

    -MV
     
  11. carnaby

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    No FMJ rifle rounds??? How does that make any sense? Aren't Speer Match King and Sierra Gold Match FMJ? Or are those considered hollow points?
     
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    Oooh...that sounds cool. I'd like to join.
     
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    Yeah, I've never been out to Eagle peak for the very reason that you can't shoot FMJ. There no way I could ever afford to go plinking with my Mosin-Nagant rifles if I had to track down and then pay out the nose for soft point rounds for them.

    I'm also a fan of Dietz Gun Shop & Range out in New Braunfels. I've been going there for a few weeks, and it seems to be a pretty reasonable place. No Class III, but they have a decent rifle range with 25/50/100/200/and I think 400 yard target boards. It's a bit of a drive, but then again any outdoor range is these days.

    I'd also be down for going to the Austin Rifle Club. I've heard a lot of good things about the place, and it would be nice to check it out and do some shooting there.

    Also, Sundays would be best for me (I work Tues-Sat), if anyone's taking votes.
     
  14. j1133s

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    Glad to see some responses

    Hey, I'm glad there's interst!

    I think ARC would be a nice place to have the event. I'm currently an ARC member. I think having it at ARC can be beneficial both ways: ARC offers an excellent range that is both safe and clean; and by having the event there, we can introduce new people to ARC membership advantages.

    I hope we can have it soon! If there are additional ARC memebers who's interested in this event, please post/PM/email. Like MV said, ARC member to guest ratio should be 1:3... so if you'd like to attend, please speak up and if you are an ARC member, please let somebody know!

    thanks!
     
  15. NcongruNt

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    I went to check out the ARC website to see if I could contact someone about membership... looks like it's down. Being a sysadmin, I checked out the problem... looks like they possibly changed hosts, and there are no DNS entries with the new provider's (theplanet.com) DNS servers, so no DNS resolution. Anyhow, any of you ARC guys who know who to contact, might let whoever's in charge of the site know. Also, if anyone can give me info on requirements for joining ARC, I'd appreciate it.
     
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    what are the lodgings like around the ARC?

    And of course, the must have sit-down dinner for the first night. :)


    If there is one close, my vote would be for the Saltgrass Steakhouse...


    dead cow cooked real good... :D


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  17. tnieto2004

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    If there is a AUSTIN shoot let me know .. I'll come from Houston ..
     
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    Count me in. The ARC is not a bad place to shoot and you can use FMJ's.
    I'm kinda cheap and I really don't want to foul my weapon using lead ammo so the range in New Braunfels is out for me, besides it's too far to drive.:evil: :evil:
    There is a hotel in Manor (about 2 miles from the range) cannot tell you the prices but it looks pretty nice and it's only about 3 years old.
     
  19. db_tanker

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    So do we want to try to do this before say...June?

    That's 'bout when the heat starts fighting with the humidity for conversation. :p


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    austin rifle club is really more in Manor, it is off US-290 east of Austin about 15 miles give or take. as far as lodging, Manor has a few efficiency hotels, or you can go down to Austin and there are tons of hotels at IH-35 and US-290 (about 20+ hotels in that area of all flavors - Motel 6, La Quinta, Courtyard by Marriott, Doubletree, Studio 6, Econo Lodge, Super 8, Ramada Inn, just to name off the top of my head). if you prefer nicer accomodations you can go to downtown Austin which is about 30-35 min drive from the range.

    i wish there was a good range we could use for a shoot. Eagle Peak is a meticulously kept range, but they have lots of rules. some people dont like going there because of their rules. i dont have a problem with going there but im not sure it would be conducive to an organized (or semi-organized) shooting event. they have a 5-lane CHL range there but they are very particular about when it can be used (basically a CHL instructor holding a class). other than that it is bench rest shooting out to 300 yds and some closer distances (15/25 yds) for pistol shooting. of course no rapid fire and absolutely no holster drawing. also for guys with the paramilitary guns you'll have to shoot non-FMJ ammo (meaning more expensive ammo).
     
  21. HPJeep

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    I'm game so count me in. I thought the range in Manor closed down? Isn't that the Austin Rifle Club or is it a different range? Send me a notice of when and where!
     
  22. MatthewVanitas

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    You're thinking of Austin Skeet and Rifle on 290. ARC is about a mile south of 290, off the main road, and is still open.

    -MV
     
  23. thumper723

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    I'd be interested, would drive up from Corpus or Kingsville. About 4 hours to Austin this morning on the bike.
     
  24. boredelmo

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    I'd be game.
     
  25. MatthewVanitas

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    I'm not volunteering to run it again this year (not that it was bad last year), but a few pointers.

    --Last year this one went around in circles until someone finally suggested a specific date, and it all fell into place nicely. I submit that someone who's an ARC member should pick a date and time (not conflicting with any ARC matches), and then throw it out for the crowd.

    --I still submit that ARC is the easiest option. Technically, if we have a 3:1 ratio, we don't even need to ask permission or anything (though it might be nice to mention that "a lot of members will be bringing guests on Day X"), or so it was explained to me when I asked permission last year.

    --The ARC silhouette ranges worked pretty well; range was a little long for handguns, but big steel targets made that fun instead of frustrating, and let us enjoy the rifles more. Plus you get one lane of shotgunning off the far end of the Silhouette range, if someone wants to bring a mechanical thrower to use.


    So I submit:

    --Somebody pick a date, I suggest early/mid April, that doesn't conflict with an ARC shoot (at least on the Silhouette range)
    --We figure out who here is an ARC member
    --Someone with a slow day at work volunteer to mine the past AustinShoot threads on THR to PM folks and let them know this is cooking, especially the ARC members
    --We get a 3:1 ratio, show up that Saturday, and maybe have non-members chip in $5 to donate to ARC Juniors.

    It's pretty straightforward, even a snot-nosed college kid who's bored could handle it (not necessarily singling boredelmo out here, meant me too).

    -MV
     
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