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Southern AZ Shoot and Clean Up

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by sumpnz, Jul 21, 2004.

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  1. sumpnz

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    I'll still be there at 0700. BTW, went to the dump today to get rid of a bunch of debris, and found out they've raised the price to $10/vehicle. I say we use no more than 2 trucks in light of the higher cost. Considering we're looking like a group of 4 right now, one truckfull might be all we'll get in a reasonable amount of time anyway.

    My wife will be coming out to shoot around 1000. Our neighbor is going to babysit, and she needs to practice with her .38 snubbie.
     
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    One vehicle sounds fine, we will stuff as much as we can in two hours. The dumb mattress has to go!

    Cool, so that's why you had me get that .38 spec ammo eh? :D
     
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    I bet that place hasnt had water in it for years.

    BTW, here's a couple of pics of Sundays clean-up

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    Work began at 0700 and ended around 1000
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    sumnz, WhoknowsWho and Don raking up the refuse. Lots and lots of brass and shotgun hulls.
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    sumnz shooting the .22 and WhoknowsWho doing something.
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    Me with an old set of Zeiss shooting glasses and dirty thumbs from loading magazines:D
     
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    And that something was important!

    I just went out there last week again, it almost looks like it was before we cleaned up, not as much trash targets but a few already. That area must get a ton of traffic.

    Is anybody going to be up for getting together this month? The guy (Redleg) I bought a Kimber Eclipse from would like to join us.

    Maybe we can do it on a weekday (if it is easier for people) before sumpnz moves up to Phoenix.
     
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    WkW - Was the dead cow still there? I sighted in my new CZ 550 on Saturday and there was a cow that looked like it had been there dead for a couple days. Thankfully I was upwind of it while shooting.
     
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    No, I didn't see a dead cow... though I wasn't looking too hard, I just saw piles of "stuff" :uhoh: eww...
     
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    It's pretty hard to miss the cow, or at least it was when I was there. If you weren't paying enough attention you would have hit it with your car as you came to the parking area.
     
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    Oh, then no, it wasn't there any longer.

    I sure hope someone didn't shoot it. If someone did, that area may be closed off to all of us very soon...
     
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    I didn't look closely enough to tell if it had been shot. I can't imagine too many other reasons for it to have died there, though I suppose it could have eaten something in that area that caused it to keel over.
     
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    I seen it there today. Stinks to all high hell.

    Wondering if the rancher took his sick butt over there and did him in to keep the shooters down.
     
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    I can't believe it would be the rancher, I saw a guy once who identified himself as the one that owns or runs that area, and he said he didn't mind since he used the area too. :confused:

    Well, if it is still there, that sucks. Anyone have a Bobcat to move it?
     
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    I know this, that dude is huge and stinks.

    I could put a strap around its head and drag it off if anyone wants to volunteer to put the strap on. :what:

    Anyone go to the gunshow? Im heading out there this morning at 0900.
     
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    I went to the show, picked up a case of 7.62x39 and 5 more magazines for the SKS... Almost picked up a P3AT I saw just sitting there, lonely, wanting a home... They had a couple 45 FireStorms, but none the in the style I was looking for. I want one of the curvey-Barretta ripoff ones...

    -Colin
     
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    I probably saw the same one, $230, would have been a nice second pocket friend...

    All I picked up was 500 rounds of 5.45 x 39 for the SAR-2 which my wife really enjoys (maybe your wife would too sumpnz!)

    I think Lennyjoe got the best deal, $5 for 9mm dies! :p

    That table with them is always the exact same FireStorms. You know, a few of the tables are starting to look exactly the same... I think I am going to the shows too often...

    And I did sin, I bought food at a gun show table... one lady was selling jalapeno pickled garlic. I like garlic, and jalapenos, they tasted great when she gave me a sample, so I had to buy it!

    Hope some coyotes tear up and carry off that cow...

    Oh yeah, the show had a .357 Magnum Coonan... I think that thing would be fun.
     
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    So is the cow still there? I was thinking about going out there Saturday morning to see if I got my Yugo SKS working okay...
     
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    Hmm.. Saturday morning eh...? My evil black plastic SKS could use some attention, and I've gotta try out that 75 rounder (hope it doesn't melt my barrell!)

    -Colin
     
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    75 round? It might melt everything around it!
     
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    Yea, he's still there. Stinkin to high hell too.

    Play the wind if you go out there. Make sure its out of the South. :eek:
     
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    I figured by now the buzzards and coyotes would have done the last of him in...

    -Colin
     
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    Ick, I might not go then, 'cause my wife doesn't want to be around the dead cow. I probably wouldn't mind it for the short test I want to do, but I guess I will see. Take a pic of it with you camera phone cid!
     
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    Well, gosh darn it, I go away for a week and a half and the whole forum gets a makeover.

    I got skunked on my hunting trip. Got a shot at a spike, but missed (yes, I checked everywhere to be sure). Other than that I worked my a$$ off for no reward (well, I did have a really good time and it was quite beautiful out there, so I guess that is its own reward).

    WkW - my wife probably would like that SAR-2, so long as it didn't fling the brass into her face (she's a leftie).

    Hope to make the next get together.
     
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    I'll be out on the 14th at 3pm if anyone wants to join me.. gotta see if that 75 rounder is too heavy for practicallity (and yes, it is pretty dang heavy loaded up).

    ... I sure hope it doesn't stick out there... :uhoh:

    -Colin
     
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    So how did it go?
     
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    Well... I've got bad news, good news and more bad news...

    After about 45 minutes of plugging away at the milk jugs while avoiding the absolute disgusting breeze blowing off of the dead cow... my friend Josh said "hey guys..." I turned around to see an officer standing directly behind me (well hey, it's a huge magazine, it takes a while to get through - especially when it jams...gr!) asking me to put the rifle on the ground.

    BAD NEWS: He informed us that we were no longer able to shoot on 'state trust land' and not to return. I took pictures with my camera phone...

    GOOD NEWS: He informed us of a place we could shoot safely, about 7 miles east of there at an old abandoned missile silo. We drove out there and the silo is crazy looking, although most of it is filled with dirt and concrete.

    BAD NEWS: There were alot of empty cases of beer out there, quite a bit of graffiti, alot of rusted metal and - worst of all - no good backdrop to shoot at. The area that looked common for shooting shot into a densly brush wash...

    Definately an adventure though, that's for sure...

    Looks like our Wentworth shooting spot is no longer a shooting spot.

    -Colin
     
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