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Mid 2007 THR Get Together/Camp

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by bratch, Apr 8, 2006.

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  1. bratch

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    Sounds good so far guys. Most the people I have talked to have expressed interest and wanted to attend.

    Declaration Day: You are not this first person to think June 2006. Maybe I should bold the 2007
     
  2. Otherguy Overby

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    Cool. the place is RV Friendly. I'm intestested.
     
  3. gazpacho

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    If this is a go, you might consider talking with an ammo distributor. People traveling could place orders and have their ammo delivered to the camp/meet/shoot. Travelling with thousands of rounds of ammo might be a little tough to explain to the FAA or state police. Multiply that by hundreds of attendees and you might want to give a heads up the the DHS or BATFE, not to mention the locals.

    There will likely be a Full Auto day at the range, right? Maybe even BP cannons?
     
  4. OEF_VET

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    I'm definitely interested. I think I can convince Oleg to go also (especially since he'll technically be my employee by that time :) ).

    If I do get out there, you can rest assured that there will definitely be some F/A and suppressed weapons.
     
  5. ACP230

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    Another thought: author/shooter, John Ross, puts on full-auto shoots at his range near St. Louis. I've seen the list of FA guns used at the shoots and, although I've shot quite a bit of FA, there were some there I'd like to fire.

    He might be approached about hosting a THR shoot, if Raton is too far off and too high up for some folks.
     
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    Shoot.

    Sounds like a hoot. Just like EOSM Gunslinger hosted down in the Ozarks.

    There was a class act.

    12-34hom.
     
  7. english kanigit

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    Plus it's more or less in the middle of the nation.

    I'll talk to my dad about this. Mayhaps the two of us could bring one of our trailer grills. Each summer we regularly cook meals 350 people for a week. Now we don't do every meal but we usually do around 4. Smoked pig, grilled chickens, rib racks.... I really need a drooling smiley right about now...

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    I'll have a talk with him...;)
     
  8. Larry Ashcraft

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    Need to check with the NRA concerning if they allow FA at Whittington. Zak might know.

    I hope you folks don't hold me responsible for the weather. June is a pretty good bet, but this is the Rocky Mountains. Two years ago, we spent three days there. It was beautiful.

    "Only two types of people try to predict weather in the rockies, fools and newcomers."
     
  9. Autolycus

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    Thanks Larry.
     
  10. bratch

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    Full auto requires approval of the Director.
     
  11. Larry Ashcraft

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    Bratch,

    Probably not a problem at all then, especially if we can get Zak and Hoser in on this. Zak has a line on full auto weapons, Hoser owns some...
     
  12. SavageEMT

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    Campout + guns = yes please!

    :D
     
  13. Smoke Rizen

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    Yes, Ammo lots of ammo! Larry,his brother,and I set up all the silhouettes on the High Power range.We decided to shoot every one of them if it took all day! It did, I went through 540 rounds of 06 in a Garand,03,and an 03A3(and 1 tube of Theragesic for my shoulder). We shot at the sight in range one day,where you can shoot out to 1,100 meters at a Buffalo silhouette. The camping facilities are top notch with clean restrooms and showers. I don't recall(recurring problem) what the nightly fee was for the motor home,but it is full service hook-up, and very reasonably priced.
    sm, I loaded 50 BLACK 12 gauge rounds last night,and I went with Larry,Sandy,and Annetta last Sunday,to make available for BLACK,100 Nitro,and handicap 27 hulls which will be loaded and placed with some ceremony,and expectation, in storage until your appearance next June.
    I don't eat much myself,but I'm liking some of the suggestions I've seen so far for grub. Almost nothing better than eatin' and shootin'!(I know something is,but I can't recall what it was CRS).
     
  14. sm

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    Smoke Rizen,

    I am humbled and appreciative again by your generosities sir!

    Lessons on BP , Lessons on Shotgunning from you...not sure about anyone else...but I am going to have a blast!!:D

    Steve
     
  15. Larry Ashcraft

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    *SNORT*

    Right, this from a guy whose favorite cookies are "round". :D
     
  16. bratch

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    Larry

    I've been busy but have had a chance to talk to Whittington. I'll call you in the next couple days to discuss what has been going on I'm too tired to type it.

    On the plus side I've gotten 3 offers on my house in 2 days.
     
  17. Zak Smith

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    As long as the dates don't conflict with any major matches, I'll be there. If there is a desire for a "demo" 3Gun / IPSC / long-range rifle / MOR area, we can probably set something up.
     
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    Can any one help me add a pintle mount? I think it would be required for the occasion! :D

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    EK, the one on the left... 4 years ago.
     
  19. sumpnz

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    With any luck I'll be there. Too bad my kids won't be old enough to come (they'll be 3 and just turning 1 by then). I guess I better start saving up for ammo now.

    I really would like to attend both long range rifle, iron sighted combat rifle (e.g. AR-15 out to 400+ yards) and practical handgun clinics. I'm sure I've got lots of bad habits that need breaking.

    Are we talking about a 2-3 day affair or weeklong, or what?

    Besides ammo, travel, camping spot, range fees and food will there be any costs to attend? E.g. Is Zak going to charge for the long range rifle clinic, or Smoke Rizen for the BP clinic. Not objecting if that's the case, but will need to know for planning purposes.
     
  20. sm

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    english kanigit,

    Shameless plug for folks to bring BBQ Guns - huh? :D
     
  21. Larry Ashcraft

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    I really can't speak for them, but I would be surprised if they wanted to charge.
     
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    Well...if I were to quit learning myself at this event, I mean I do have a lot I want to do and all...

    I do not charge to teach kids how to use MEC shell stackers and put shotshells into shell boxes.

    If there is a stage with mud for IDPA/ IPSC, just pay attention to the art of a middle-aged guy falling for style points with muzzle still in safe direction. Style points 101...

    Arm twisting might get tme o do some modern shotgun stuff...

    The Art of lubing a Firearm using the Oil or Trannie dipstick is another I do and am pretty good at.

    Demonstrations of why you do not let a wife or girlfriend handle, much less shoot a 28 ga shotgun. I volunteer Sandy to assist me. *smirk*

    And if Sandy's Salsa , and Mike's Guacamole dip is there, I get dibbs on demonstating this too. I may be dumb, but I am not stupid!

    Oh...okay, if you really would prefer I take lessons and learn, I fully understand.

    I might get addicted to BP shotgunning and I can use you guys for rationalization for said addiction. :D
     
  23. Zak Smith

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    Well, this wouldn't be something to make money, but there are some potential costs, e.g. ammo in demo guns or consummables like IPSC targets.
     
  24. Otherguy Overby

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    Maybe we could get RastNarc ™ to do some exhibition foot shooting.
    I'd contribute $10 to see it real time. :evil:
     
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  25. Larry Ashcraft

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    Brainstorming a bit...

    IIRC there are three (maybe more, Zak?) competitors' housing units, composed of one central lobby/entrance/TV room and three wings, each containing 6 bunk rooms, a central kitchen, and M/F shower/restroom facilities. That's 18 bunkrooms or 36 people per unit. Each bunkroom contains two beds, two closets, and a small deck.

    What say we reserve one (maybe two) of the units?

    If we could get enough interest, we could reserve a whole unit (or two) and maybe even get a discount on the rooms (Last I heard, about $50 per room/night). Also, there is the RV and primitive camping.

    Still preliminary, but we could start a kitty for food. We only have to drive 100 miles. We could get a bunch of the food ready and haul it up.

    Bratch, we need to discuss this on the landline again. Looks like you may have started something!

    I suggest we (bratch or me) contact the NRAWC and see about reserving the housing we need soon.
    Of course. That needs to be addressed and paid for. BUT, I don't see a problem with this group.

    This is going to be expensive for all of us, but in the end, worth it.
     
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