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Missouri and Illinois on June 11th

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by Gifted, Jun 4, 2005.

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  1. Gifted

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    Being interested in this, I'm figuring on trying it in about a week, on Saturday. On suggestion from here, I'm looking at Reifsnider, as it seems to be more friendly to this sort of thing. If anyone has a better idea, post it. I have a friend on another board that's looking to come, so I'll be trying to coordinate.

    Anyway, bring your guns, ammo, and something to eat. Perhaps making this a potluck to help with those that are coming far? I'm looking at the location, and figuring we can get people from east-central Missouri and west-southern Illinois here, at the least.
     
  2. KaceCoyote

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    Assuming I dont have work, consider me there.
     
  3. Gifted

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    Where's a good place to meet up? Hopefully the potluck part will work out part way, so there will be food. We just need a place to serve it, and to meet to go to the shooting area.
     
  4. KaceCoyote

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    not sure, lets consult with Mongo the mutterer. He may have ideas.
     
  5. kaboom

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    Yo gifted It's me.
    Wondering what sort of weaps people will be bringing?
    I plan on my Daewoos and my DSA SA-58 FAL
     
  6. Don Gwinn

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    Might help people if you let them know:

    What "this" is.

    What "it" is.

    What and where "Reifsneider" is.

    Just a thought. ;)


    I personally have to work on Saturday.
     
  7. bogie

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    Reif always struck me as being a good place to get mugged for my toys... It's an unregulated range in a state park-kinda-place, and gets everything from "nice" people to folks who wear their pants around their ankles...

    If there aren't too many folks, I'll be happy to welcome you as guests to the St. Louis Benchrest Rifle Club, which is near Wright City.
     
  8. Gifted

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    Well, we have less than half a dozen right now. No one from Zion's Camp is responding, and the one guy from the WT is here, so this looks like it.
     
  9. Gifted

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    I'm thinking that with the small group here the gun club would work. I've got a brother and a friend coming, but that's about it. So...

    St. Louis Bench Rest Club? Will half a dozen work? Will they let us use my bowling pins? Etc. etc.

    Saturday June 11th.

    10 or 11 AM?

    Do we meet somewhere, or do we go straight to the club?

    How many confirmed people do we have?
     
  10. KaceCoyote

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    A benchrest club? I somehow doubt my AK and Mosin Nagants will just, blend in..


    I second Reif as a place to shoot, we can have ourselves a campfire. BBQ some if we care too, its hunting OK so if ya'll wanna go bag BBQ for yourselves feel free.
     
  11. kaboom

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    I can go to either place but will need directions. It's Wednesday and we really need to start making decisions, so far we havent even picked a city.

    Bogie needs to let us know if racking off several hundred rounds at various and sundry targets ( I plan on bringing cheap stuffed animals from Wal-Mart lol ) will be "OK" at his club and will we be able to spend as much time as we like there or is there a "time slot" rule there on the weekends? Time is short.
     
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    zactly. Can I blast at golfballs and tennisballs with my AK or am I gonna be restricted to paper only? Is the bench club free?
     
  14. Gifted

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    Come to think of it, with several of us well armed, I don't think getting mugged for our hardware would be a problem if it were to be possible. We need to decide though, will the club let us bring various targets, or will it be paper only there?
     
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    I'm headed to Reifschnider(sp) sat so you guys comin or what?
     
  16. Gifted

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    Is there a particular place at the park to meet at? I have two confirmed besides me coming. Plus Kaboom and you, Kace, that's five.

    We'll see what my messages on LJ bring up, but it looks like a small crowd this time around.
     
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    Theres the small campground..space just past the shooting range?
     
  18. Gifted

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    So, we are meeting at eleven at the last camp area near the lake. Bring a dish, drinks are being provided, unless you're diabetic or something where tea and soda won't work. :D Kace says he'll be in a white Jeep, I'll be in a white Impala with NM plates.

    Some things I've been told to consider:
    Avoid the New melle gunshop.

    Don't speed, no matter what in New Melle. There are only a few cops but they LIVE to bust city folk. Outside Newmelle is clean though.

    There is a small watercrossing, your average car/van yadda yadda can get across just fine. if your in a sportscar things can get interesting however.
    Kace said to keep my Impala to the left, and:
    Its a slick rock bottom so if ya get stuck it wont be anything serious, only seen one car get stuck there so no worries.

    And the bathrooms are suicide. no gun can protect ya in there, its quite freightening. :uhoh:

    Did I miss anything?
     
  19. Gifted

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    BTW, on my list
    M1 carbine
    MP-153(bring 12 ga ammo, it'll eat anything, magnum or no)
    Llama .45
    Star, 9mm
    bowling pins

    What else will we see there?
     
  20. kaboom

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    White Ford Taurus.
    Obviously I've never been there, can someone who has been there Email me a map to this meeting place from the entrance.
    I'll be taking 47 up into Warrenton from 44. Looks like I take M over to North Fork Farm Road? Then what?
     
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    I'm hoping to have enough time to make a cake for desert, dont know what else I'll bring in the way of food yet.
     
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    also, what about rain? Are we goin anyway if it rains?
     
  23. Mongo the Mutterer

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    Sounds like you guys got it goin on.

    Sorry I can't make it. My baby and I are going to CCW class. All Day.

    Hit a 10 ring for me.
     
  24. Gifted

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    Hey, CCW class is good, and we'll be doing another one of these later in the summer. So, we'll be planning that one well in advance, so it'll be easier to get to.
     
  25. kaboom

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    Folks let me repeat my request for directions once I'm at the park gate.
    If you cant bother, then I wont bother coming up there.
     
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