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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. jaytex1969

    jaytex1969 Member

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    March 31 for me

    I work until noon on 24th:mad:

    Paid on 31st, too:D

    Got 3 rifles I ain't fired yet:evil:
     
  2. DeftwillP

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    Can we agree on the 31st then?? It seems to have the most appeal to everyone.
     
  3. MatthewVanitas

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    Oi, my head is pounding; we had over 40 kids come by the UT range this evening. Thanks to MrKablammo and the others who've been coming by to help manage the workload.

    Anyway, 31st is looking good. Now we just need to pick the range.

    Does anyone have a compelling argument for ARC vs Hill Country?

    ARC Pros: technically free if we have something like a 1:3 member/guest ratio, almost no slob-shooters, pleasant facility, easy to get to

    ARC Cons: might step on some toes if we're not 1:3 member/guest ratio, pistol range and rifle range at separate areas, so if we want to shoot both it'll all be on a 40/50/75/100 Silhouette range (with clay-shooting corner lane for shotguns)


    I don't know much about Hill Country except that Crazy Richard runs it.

    -MV
     
  4. cowboybobb693

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    31 March is Kosher for me:neener: :neener:
     
  5. Texfire

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    Both March 24th and 31st works with my schedule, amazingly enough.

    I'd prefer ARC if it's possible, but I'll go Hill Country if that's what's decided.

    I used to live near Hill Country and went there a couple of times, but Crazy Richard scared me off eventually. I decided that there was no real way for me to know if he was your garden variety "crazy old coot", or the kind waiting for a triggering event to go postal. I didn't want to be around if he was the second type.

    Looking forward to the shoot, I was disappointed that I couldn't make the last one.

    Tex
     
  6. perdurabo93

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    Like I said, Richard is harmless. Sometimes he'll sidle up to you on the range and rant a bit about the "End Times" if youre out the range alone, but if you dont show any particular interest he generally leaves you alone. Personally, I get a lot of entertainment out of his crazy theories. Have you ever gotten "the literature"? Its pretty damned impressive in terms of sheer detail and effort, despite being really, um "creative" in content.

    In any case, Richard's personal eccentricities should be of no concern for the event, but I would recommend that whoever is organizing this event should call him up and let him know a group is going to be there.

    If it comes down to more people voting for ARC, would probably come, but I would really prefer a range that had steel torso (not those silly damn animal shapes) silhouette targets out farther than 100m and that didn't have a lot of rules about what I could and could not shoot and how fast I could shoot it.
     
  7. db_tanker

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    I am starting to lean towards this Hill Country place...

    Richard seems like he might be worth the trip! :D Mebbe get some footage to send in to AFV.


    I have to bring up one of the more important things...how are these places set up for food? Is there a local pizza shop that won't be fearful of delivering a couple pizza's to a range? :evil:

    And for those who are driving in, mebbe a dinner meet and greet at a sit down place on Friday night possibly?

    D
     
  8. Texfire

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    Nothing near Hill Country, though Buster's BBQ or The Salt Lick are on the way back into town from there.

    Not sure about ARC, haven't been there yet.

    Tex
     
  9. timn

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    In for either dtae

    I'll be there with at least one other shooter. If our wives and some other buddies want to go, I'll have a small crowb.
    Table for six at the 15 yard line???? ;)


















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  10. DeftwillP

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    mmmm....Salt Lick:D

    I've never been to either place. How is Richard when large groups are around? That would be what concerns me.
     
  11. db_tanker

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    Good brisket at the Salt Lick?



    OKAY....


    We are now set on the 31st...we know its going to be in Austin...


    I am thinking that Crazy Richard's range will be the one I go for...I like the idea of rifle grade gongs.

    what kind of rifle/pistol count are we looking at here? Per person, that is?

    I am only bringing rifles. probably 4 or 5 depending on what I have ammo loaded for.

    j1133s, can you confirm the cost of $10 for the first and $2 per additional?

    How is he set for paper targets? Will a bunch of Acadamy or Wal-Mart paper make this guy go one or two steps beyond on us? staple guns and such or clothesline clips?

    I have my caldwell stuff, but someone mentioned a lack of sandbags so that might be an issue for some so be aware...unless someone can shed more light on this issue.

    Can anyone think of anything else as far as issues or needs?

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  12. DeftwillP

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    tanker,
    Just order the all you can eat at the salt lick. Ribs, sausage, and brisket.

    We're we talking about something else in the thread??? I forgot.:rolleyes:
     
  13. MatthewVanitas

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    If we go to Hill Country, can we negotiate a group discount, maybe do away with the "per gun" fee?

    If part of the fun of a THR Shoot is for folks to show off their toys, a $2/gun cost can really add up. If we're bringing the guy 15-30 customers at the same time, maybe he can flex on that a little.

    Anybody here cozy with Richard, want send a feeler to check the likelihood of discount?

    -MV
     
  14. j1133s

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    I was at the Hill Country Rifle Range this Saturday, and the price was $10 first gun, $2 each additional. I don't think HCRR is set up to paper targets as I didn't see any target frames at all. On its rifle range, it has some paper set at 25 yards, but only metal at 100 and 200 yards.

    I'd recommend the ARC over HCRR for a much better place to gather.
     
  15. db_tanker

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    Yeah...cost may become an issue.

    Well, do we have at least 5 members from ARC commited?

    D
     
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    I would rather go to HCRR. It is a little farther for me to drive, but I like the range better.
     
  17. MatthewVanitas

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    So far its jay113, myself, and quatin that I know of. I'm sure a couple others just haven't mentioned it yet.

    Any other ARC members on this thread?

    -MV
     
  18. peabody304

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    If all goes as expected, I'll become a member on March 15.

    peabody
     
  19. db_tanker

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    well, thats 12 other folks if Peabody gets his wish...might be okay, I think.


    D
     
  20. NcongruNt

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    I'm going to the orientation at ARC on the 17th. I'm not sure how long the application process takes, but If it's pretty quick, I could be a member by then as well.

    As far as guns go, I'm bringing 3 rifles and a pistol. I'd personally rather go up to ARC, as I know it's kept up by its members. I mentioned previously about the sandbags, and unless something has changed dramatically, we won't have any at all. Also, the bench rest blocks are simply crude pieces of 2x4 nailed together, no carpet on them or anything else to keep from marring the barrel stock up on your gun. I've stopped going there in favor of Dietz in New Braunfels because the facilities are kept up, the target boards stay standing on their own without having to be propped up, there's proper blocks and sandbags for bench shooting, and the rate is fixed with no per-gun surcharge.

    I'd rather go to ARC, personally and would gladly put a $10 donation to support the club. I'll go to HCRR if that's what's decided, it's just not my first choice. If we do go there, I'd suggest someone bring a bunch of sandbags (and maybe some target boards) along if they have them.
     
  21. DeftwillP

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    I've never been to either, so my comments are basically invalid.
    But....

    Everyone who wants ARC gives valid reasons to support ARC and not HCRR.

    Everyone who wants HCRR seems to say that they want HCRR and to support why.
     
  22. perdurabo93

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    The main advantage to HCRR is steel targets out to 200m. They are a lot more satisfying to shoot than punching little holes in paper. No spotting scope required, just listen for the THWUMP!. There are 12" gongs as well as 20x30 torso steel targets on the 200m berm. Personally, I find shooting at paper targets extremely boring and generally only begrudgingly shoot paper when I have to sight in optics. However, there are target stands for paper punchers at 25m, 100m, and 200m at HCRR. Im not sure what the previous poster was talking about since they were definitely there when I was there weekend before last.

    From what friends who are ARC members tell me, there is no steel targets maintained on the rifle range and at best they'll only be at 100m.
     
  23. MatthewVanitas

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    Folks can and do bring steel targets to the ARC silhouette range. If we have folks who own steel, that'd make a difference. The silhouette range does only go out to 100m though.

    -MV
     
  24. DeftwillP

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    Well put then perdurabo. I'm open for either.

    Is the date cemented yet? I vote for the 31st.
     
  25. db_tanker

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    yeah...I think the 31st was in stone.


    I personally can't speak for either place as I live a few hours away. :D


    I don't mind where we shoot...as long as we shoot.

    D
     
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