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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. MatthewVanitas

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    The 300yd range isn't usable on a Saturday; when it's in use, the entire rest of the range is off limits.


    What we did last year: both rifles and pistols shot on the Silhouette range, which is 40/50/75/100yds (or something like that). With a few good-sized metal hanger targets, pistols are still fun at the 40yd range. I'll bring a case of clays to lay out on the various berms, which will be fun and reactive.

    Agree that paper isn't too interesting for this kind of shoot, so a variety of hangers and easy-to-clean reactive targets should be good.

    If some folks with more impressive rifles want to stretch a bit more, there's a 200yd range next to the Silhouette range.

    -MV
     
  2. thumper723

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    Lost somewhere in time!
    I'm still interested in coming..

    May be in JAX batlling the courts though..
     
  3. timn

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    Pistolas

    LHB1,
    We will be bring our 1911s and I'm bringing both my snubbies.
    My son just got a new Taurus 24/7 in .45 and the new Taurus 1911.
    I really want to shoot both. I got to run a magazine through one of the Taurus 1911s at the range last night. Nice shooter. I had a little trouble adjusting to the "snowman" sights but believe they would be pretty easy to get used to. It's a nice gun but I still like my old Colt.:)
    So, come on out. I'll shoot with you.
     
  4. db_tanker

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    are there things out there that we can use to hang metal targets to?


    Otherwise, I can grab a few old sawhorses from the shop to use...

    I will be bringing a few, I reckon. Targets that is. :)


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  5. NcongruNt

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    Speaking of steel targets, does anyone know of any good guides to making them?

    I checked the forums here, and googled a bit, and couldn't really find anything.

    I'd be willing to make my own to bring out, if I can get them done in time.
     
  6. db_tanker

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    heh...mine are round...and a few squares maybe...


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  7. NcongruNt

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    So I just get a square piece of steel and go prop it up on the berm? :scrutiny:
     
  8. j1133s

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    Even better: if you can weld a base to your square/circular/etc plates, ARC has 4 sets of 3-tier rails to set them on. Falling steel is a lot of fun to shoot!

    If your steel has a hole in it, you can also tie them on those rails to make self-resetting targets. I have to admit, not as fun as falling steel, but a lot less walking. :)

    We can shoot at 2 locations: the steels at the silhouette range E, with its 40/60/77/100m distances, the clay/wood at the plinging range B, with its 3-25 yard distances. Since this is a get-together (a chance to get to know follow THR'ers), I assume we'll be shooting as a group and moving together to the different ranges and helping the newer shooters out if needed. (I.e. don't worry if you aren't a great shot, I know I'm certainly not, come and have some fun.)
     
  9. j1133s

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    Pistols

    Yes, pistols are definitely welcomed. I'm more of a pistol shooter than a rifle shooter myself so I'll definitely be bringing pistols.

    It may be a bit of a challenge at the 40m range depending on db_tanker and NcongruNt's steel plate sizes, but pistols will feel right at home on the 3-25 yard plinking range.

    Also, if you don't own/never shot a rifle, I'm sure there'll be folks to run you thru the basics and let you try some. Of course, the same goes if you don't own/never shot a handgun before.
     
  10. quatin

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    Can we just put anything on the berms of E range? Or does it have to be hung on the rails?
     
  11. tuckerdog1

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    I cannot say for sure I will be able to join you all, but work schedule permitting, I'll be there. If not, have a great time.

    I would like to caution out of towners, before you make the drive, check the weather. The range is in a low lying area, and prone to flooding. If there have been heavy rains, very likely the range won't be useable.

    If there has been even a "normal" amount of rain, the ground can get muddy. So you might want to bring appropriate footwear for marching out to the targets.

    Don't mean to throw water on the affair ( pun intended ). But better you be aware & prepared. You'll have a better time.

    Check out photo gallery water rescue.

    http://www.austinrifleclub.org/index.html

    Tuckerdog1
     
  12. j1133s

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    tuckerdog1 is right about the range and flooding. If there's rain, I'll go to ARC range the day before to verify conditions and post if conditions are bad.

    As for plan B... If ARC floods (or rains that day) and THR shooters show up, we can meet for lunch and go to an alternate range (Red's Indoor which is near ARC, and offers 100 yard rifle lanes and 25 yard pistol lanes).

    Hopefully, Plan B won't be needed and we'll be shooting on a dry range on a sunny , windless day; but it is always better to be more prepared, thanks tuckerdog1.
     
  13. NcongruNt

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    Oof. Red's at $13/hr is rough. Plus, on a Saturday, we're going to be waiting in line all day just so everyone can shoot.

    I'd take HCRR over that as a fallback, personally.
     
  14. hoji

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    :what:


    +1 and at Red's you will be kicked out if you fire too quickly{ie. double tapping is not allowed , regardless of whether you are controlling your shots or not}
     
  15. Spreadfire Arms

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    hoji wrote:

    and you have to listen to old man Red.... :D
     
  16. voortrekker

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    Hello Everyone,

    I am new to THR.

    I saw a post on the FALfiles re: an Austin shoot, which led me to THR.

    I go to the Hill Country Rifle Range almost weekly. Reading the posts about ole' Richard almost laughed me off my chair. He's definitely way out there but he's harmless. (Has he told any of y'all about humans shape-shifting into reptiles yet?)

    He did indeed sell his property, but somehow the range is still open. I was just there yesterday. He does not know how long the range will remain open.

    I have not been to Austin Rifle Club.

    I am interested in joining this shoot too if this would be OK.

    I am a regular at the RWVA.org forum and used to be at FALfiles.com.

    Anyhow, I'm looking forward to meeting some of y'all and shooting at ARC.
     
  17. Spreadfire Arms

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    he isn't called Crazy Richard for nothing. what scares alot of people is that he always is armed and gets in your face when talking his senseless babble. i know several people who carry a 2nd (backup) gun when shooting at his range in case they need to shoot Richard. he's got alot of land out there and im sure he owns a shovel.

    i think Richard is way off his rocker and wouldn't hesitate to shoot someone if he believed they were a danger to him. he's deathly afraid of Jews, i wouldn't put it past him to shoot someone just for being Jewish.

    i stopped using his range once i heard that crap come out of his mouth (i went there once and once only). personally i think i can find another range without a nutjob.
     
  18. Art Eatman

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    Ah, Little Dickie Sievers! I see he hasn't gotten better with age. I ran across him when I moved back to Austin in 1963; I'd known him back in school daze. (He really, really, seriously hates being called "Dickie". :D)

    You can probably divert him by talking about Corvettes. He had an FI '63 that he'd occasionally set up for a percentage of nitro for the old hillclimbs by Mansfield Dam. The SOB beat me, in my Chev-Healey, dangit! Only guy who ever did. And, at one point, he had one of the ultra-rare tube-frame Superlight Corvettes.

    Back when we started the old Hill Country Practical Pistol Club, we had all our matches at Sievers'. That was back when Chip McC was first getting into it, 1981.

    March 31st at ARC, huh? Dunno if I'm up for getting anywhere near Austintatious, but at least I know where stuff is. No guarantees.

    :), Art
     
  19. HankB

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    Well, without him I wouldn't know about the covens of satanists setting up in the hill country, or the 47 lbs of plutonium the goverment put on Jupiter. :rolleyes:

    But at least since he got a shave an a haircut a couple of years ago, he doesn't look quite so much like Charles Manson.
     
  20. LHB1

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    Here's hoping we have nice dry weather not only on the 31st but also for a few days before to prevent a rainout or floodout of the get together.

    Good shooting and be safe.
    LB
     
  21. hoji

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    The long range forecast is looking pretty damp. Where will the backup location be?
     
  22. perdurabo93

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    If the alternate location will be Red's, you can count me out. I'd rather crawl through the mud up to my knees all day long than give one thin dime to Red Hyman.
     
  23. j1133s

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    hi,

    Seems like there're some objections to Red's as an alternative location.
    The nice thing about Red's is that it is indoors, so we'll be able to shoot
    no matter the weather. (I've found the people at Red's are friendly and
    their range very safe. But it does get crowded during the weekends.)

    There aren't too many ranges near Austin; here's what I know:
    Red's Indoor (2 locations)
    Hill Country Rifle Range
    Eagle Peak (no FMJ rifle rounds)
    Capitol City Skeet (shotgun only)

    So how about this... (It's hard to please everyone, but let me try.)

    If 3/30's weather forecasts rain for 3/31 or if I post (on 3/30) that ARC's
    range condition isn't acceptable due to flooding, we can just meet for
    lunch instead. (We can include an optional shoot and decide on a range
    while eating.)

    I hope this is acceptable with most people.
     
  24. db_tanker

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    as much stuff as I am dragging out to this place, I will go buy me some duck-boots and shoot there at the ARC. :p

    150+ miles to Austin for me...hotel...man...we better drop some brass. :cuss:


    :D

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  25. cowboybobb693

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    I'll be there. Going to Red's as a back-up ?? I'll have to think that one through.
    Going to Crazy Dickies( Richard) don't think so,He and I would not get along too well,I'm Jewish.
    I don't need any crazy people in my life,I'm married!!!:neener: :neener: :neener:
     
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