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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. quatin

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    I didn't know that. What if some of us in Austin went to a scrap metal yard and picked up some stuff and tie it to chains?
     
  2. db_tanker

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    Thats kinda what I was planning on doing. :D


    We have some really thick aluminum.


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  3. NcongruNt

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    I was told by my CHL instructor that Richard is in the process of shutting down and the range land is being sold. If this is true, I'm guessing we won't be able to have the shoot there, and would need to plan for meeting at ARC. Does anyone else know the details on this?

    Also, it's about 3 weeks out, so we need to make a decision soon so arrangements can be made.
     
  4. db_tanker

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    Well, regardless of what Richard's situation is (sad as that may be as its another range shutting down.... :( ) I am guessing that the ARC will be the best bet.



    I will call the panel to a vote.

    All those in favor of ARC how say you? Yea or nay?


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  5. j1133s

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    Regarding steel targets at ARC

    ARC's rule is that steel can be shoot if place at least 40m away. I frequently bring steel targets to ARC and know many others that do. The range we use is the 40/60/77/100 meter silhouette range, where there are rails at those 4 distances. Although my steel targets are free standing swingers; the availability of rails allows falling targets and a location to tie the chain around (for making your own swingers), and I have seen people do that.

    I don't know how well aluminum holds up to bullets, but I'm curious to check them out.

    All my steel targets are rated for the .22LR round only (and not those super high speed ones at that). If there's interest in shooting some .22LR pistols and/or rifles, please let me know and I'll bring mine.

    ARC also has a plinking range, where targets jcan be set up anywhere between 2 - 20 yards. Since this is <40m, we cannot shoot at steel. For reactive targets on the plinking rnage, I've used wooden blocks on my own wooden stand (only works on calm, non-windy days).

    There're also target holders for posting paper targets at all ARC ranges.
     
  6. j1133s

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    Yea. I'm in favor of ARC.

    I think you can't beat ARC for a cleaner, safer, better place to shoot outdoors in Austin at any price.

    ARC is similar to Eagle Peak but without some of Eagle Peak's rules (e.g. no FMJ rifle ammo, only seated rifle shooting position, etc.).

    ARC is much nicer than Hill Country Rifle Range, e.g. I think Richard hasn't put any maintenance into HCRR in over a year in anticipation of his "end of the world" is coming idea (I'm not kidding).
     
  7. j1133s

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    He's in that process for over a year now :)

    The range is still open; he keeps odd hours, so call first.

    His old IPSC/steel bays are no longer available to shoot on; so he's only got 3 bays. There are no target frame holders in the last few months, so bring your own. Things are getting more and more dilapidated there with nobody fixing anything.
     
  8. j1133s

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    ok, I think I got the unanswered questions in this thread. If your question isn't answered, then I have missed it... please let me know and I'll do my best to answer you.

    Remeber ARC shoot is on March 31.
    thanks.
    -Ching
     
  9. db_tanker

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    I thought about those, too j1133s...I was going to stop by Gander Mtn and get some of those 22 swingers...I even think they have some rated for up to 30-06 but am unsure as to what my 416 Taylor will do. :)


    And I am not being facetious when I ask is there a ft.lbs rating for the ARS? The PSC has a 5000 ft.lb max on rifles...and I am just under that with my Taylor...I know it costs me alot more to load for it, but its a hoot to shoot. :)


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  10. db_tanker

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    Just made reservations at the La Quinta Austin North.

    Getting there Friday afternoon/evening.

    anybody know any nice little gunshop-type places in the area that might capture my interest?

    La Quinta Inn
    Austin North
    7622 I-35 North
    Austin, TX 78752
    (512)467-1701


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  11. perdurabo93

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    Most gun shops in the Austin area are insanely overpriced, but they are often a good place to go to fondle firearms before you buy online.

    I recommend Tex-Guns down off Manchaca. Its a small shop, and they have a fairly good selection of milsurps and the shop owners are less Fuddy than your usual gunshop Bubbas. McBrides off 30th and Lamar is huge and has a really nice selection, but you might want to bring a barf bag with you to deal with the sticker shock. They routinely sell guns there at ABOVE MSRP and profit quite handsomely on people's ignorance. Heritage firearms up at anderson mill & 183 is decent, but the guys who work there have been incredibly condescending jerks to me every time Ive been in. There's a place called "Sportsmans Finest" up in Bee Caves that is great for a laugh. They cater to incredibly rich and ignorant clientele and have insane things like Holland & Holland double rifles behind the counter.

    Cabela's down in Buda and Sportsman's Warehouse in Round Rock are great places to look around as well, but once again, their prices are crap. The only place you will get decent deals on ammo outside of buying online or at a gun show is Academy sporting goods, but in the past few months even they have begun to get on the ammo price gouging bandwagon.

    If you want to talk to a real gun enthusiast who has a good selection and actually knows what the hell he's talking about, talk to Sam Randall at Action Pawn shop in Cedar Park. Yes, pawn shop. Sam handles almost all of the firearms for Action Pawn in central Texas and can generally get you anything you are looking for well below the sucker price you'd pay at a retail store or from even a Gunbroker dealer. He'll do special orders and transfers for very cheap as well.
     
  12. timn

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    ARC

    I'm in for ARC.

    Also, want to hi to my new friend Guy.
    I hope he has signed up on THR by now.
     
  13. NcongruNt

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    Pretty much any shop here will be overpriced for almost everything.

    Tex-guns is good for some of the rarer ammunition. I was able to find plentiful nice brass-cased boxer-primed 7.5 Swiss rounds there for about what you'd pay for wolf gold on cheaperthandirt.com.

    Cost Plus 10% is a local shop (even smaller than Tex-guns) that will usually have what I need in a pinch. He's got a small selection of handguns (from what I could see), but be prepared to stand a while until he finishes his conversation/story with whoever is hanging out talking to him that day.

    The extent of my dealings with McBride's has been holster-buying, since they're pretty much the only place in town that has a good selection as far as I'm aware (I needed one for my FEG PA63, and they had a bianchi that fits it perfectly). Their markup is pretty ridiculous. They capitalize on being the only gun shop in town in a very visible location, therefore the only shop a new buyer knows about. Granted, no one else has the inventory that they do, but that's what the internets are for. :)

    All of the others mentioned previously I know enough about not to waste my time going there. The exception is the aforementioned Action Pawn, which I've only heard great things about, as perdurabo93 detailed.

    If I need to buy ammo in large amounts, I'll make a drive out to Brenham and buy from the guys at ammunitiontogo.com and save on shipping. Plus, it's a nice drive, and there's Blue Bell made locally! They operate out of a large detached garage and a storage shed or two (they deal almost completely in internet sales, but welcome walk-ins) out there, and have always been great to deal with.
     
  14. LHB1

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    Hey Guys,
    If I have followed all the posts correctly, the shoot is scheduled at ARC for Mar 31, right? ARC sounds nicer and cleaner than HCRR. Assuming I can get thru a couple of doctor appointments in the next two weeks, I would be interested in driving over from Spring (just north of Houston) to shoot pistols (.22, .44 Mag, .45 ACP). How about some more details? Show up Fri pm, dinner, shoot Sat, leave, schedule, directions to ARC location, costs, etc.?

    Good shooting and be safe.
    LB
     
  15. DeftwillP

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    Well I campaigned for the 31st, and now I have a wedding to go to at 14:00. Damn.:fire:

    Have fun guys.
     
  16. Blackfork

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    TSRA Highpower Rifle Championship at Camp Swift

    Just to the east of Austin between Elgin and Bastrop. Three days, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 18-20.

    If you have never seen a LOT of people of all ages shooting ARs and match rifles....here's your chance. Just come in the main gate and go to the range. Don't drive out between the firing line and range even by mistake. Early we will be shooting at 200 yards and 300 yards, later we will be at the 600 on all days.

    Or sign up and come shoot.
     
  17. db_tanker

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    haven't seen a post here...everyone still up, right?

    <crickets...>



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  18. Texfire

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    Nobody here but us chickens.
     
  19. j1133s

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    Sorry, I was really busy the past few days; I'm going to send another email out to all interested people to remind everybody of the time/location/etc.

    Would there be interest in having a group lunch? (We can then proceed back for some more shooting if people want to shoot more.)
     
  20. timn

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    Who's on 1st?

    I'm still in.
    Been spreadin the word about our community and getting some new folks to join.
    We're really looking forward to this event. My son and wife are pretty excited, too.

    Does anyone really have the reins on this event???
    I'll help any way I can if needed.
     
  21. LHB1

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    j1133s,
    I am interested in the Austin shoot on Mar 31 IF there are going to be some pistol events. Can't shoot high power rifle any more. Would like to see info on planned events, schedule, and map/directions to location, etc. Thanks for your help.

    Good shooting and be safe.
    LB
     
  22. db_tanker

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    LHB1,

    Not sure if this counts, but I was planning on bringing one of my TC frames and a 10" 357 and a 12" 223 barrel. You would be more than welcome to play with it ...got a friend who is getting ready to move some of his collection and might point you in his direction if you DO get interested.


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  23. perdurabo93

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    Does anyone plan on bringing any steel targets (gongs, torso, etc) for the ARC rifle (not merely pistol) range? Shooting at paper targets is about as interesting or useful as watching paint dry if you ask me. I don't have any of my own, but if no one claims that they will definitely bring some for the 100m range, I'll see if I can scare something up, assuming that isn't breaking some kind of ARC rule.

    Also, will it be possible to shoot on the 300m range across the top of the range, or is that not feasible with that many people there?
     
  24. LHB1

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    dbtanker,
    Many thanks for the kind offer but I have ample pistols to shoot. I was just inquiring if there were going to be any pistol shooting opportunities or events for 1911's and revolvers. Hope so because I would like to come.

    Good shooting and be safe.
    LB
     
  25. quatin

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    There's a pistol silhouette range. Goes out to 100 yards? I think..
     
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