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SW PA Shoot -5/28 - Portage - Final Prep's

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by P95Carry, May 13, 2005.

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  1. MikeB

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    Well guys I'm going to miss this one. After some debate I've decided to go backpacking and rockclimbing this weekend instead. I'll probably catch up with some of you at the TFL/THR shoot at Water and Wings in June.
     
  2. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    No sweat MIke- sorry not to see you (and the CAR!!) - and unfortunately doubt I'll see you at W&W this time.

    Problem eh in summer? So much going on and can't seem to be in two places at once. Have a great weekend anyways - and we'll see you here anyways eh.

    Paul - target frames and welds - haha - tell me about it!! They seem to consider that one ''blob'' which barely has penetration will do!! I have welded up a few of those examples over time.

    BTW - do you think we need a generator and welder for Saturday!?? LOL :p
     
  3. Norton

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    Let's hope that my aim has improved sufficiently that we won't :p

    I'll try to bring some duct tape nonetheless.....
     
  4. P95Carry

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    Hey Chip - wondered where you'd gotten to.! If the change of abode is what I hope for you guys - it is better located so as to give you fewer hassles on ''Philly things''! ;). The new place will of course be named - "Chip's SIG City!" - or ''SIGville' :p

    I will endevor to get some pics, of course - and will probably do a thread after the event. Won't be a huge number of us but - all being well we'll lighten our ammo supplies by end of the day. Main thing now is watching the weather - it is far from seasonal and looks like we may have some showers to deal with.
     
  5. MikeB

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    That's too bad Chris. Both me not making it there and you not here so to speak. I've enjoyed the gun and camera talk with you at the shoots; and of course the shooting. I recently picked up a new digital SLR Olympus that I really like and was looking forward to picking your mind a bit about some settings. Would you mind some PM's or Email's on the subject?

    I haven't gotten around to any gun photos yet, hopefully tomorrow I won't have to work all day. Anyways if you're interested in a couple climbing pics I've taken recently you can go to:

    Climbing 1
    Climbing 2

    Many of those pics were taken while the subject was moving. I'm fairly impressed with this camera, but have some questions about some digital settings and Super High Quality JPEG vs. RAW which I think you might be able to help me with if you don't mind.

    Anyways sorry for the off topic post.
     
  6. P95Carry

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    Mike - well I'll try and help if poss' - but it's always easier when able to read up manual and see what is available for settings etc.

    I have not bothered with RAW - just go to max size (fine) and minimal compression - I think mine is about 5:1 and most pics come out about 3Mb.

    Anyways - oh nice climbing pics BTW - all look very good that I looked at large. Nice.

    Anyways - any specifics that you wanna ask - try me and see.! In fact - if you drop a line - let me know briefly what degree of manual control you have - it might help depending on what you ask.

    Have a great weekend anyways! :)
     
  7. caseydog

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    So lets recap

    At this point we have confirmed :

    Beren
    Spot77
    Norton
    Legionnaire
    Anapex
    GWAG
    Only1asterisk

    Myself and Chris, so were lookin at 9 at this point ,

    Thanks to MikeB and Furious for giving definite answers ,even though not what we wanted to hear ,it helps the planning.

    I picked up enough paper plates, napkins and plastic utensils for the day. Wife will be doing a mac salad and baked beans and maybe a sweet snack.

    Yes the first target point is 25 yards , so we'll need some closer stuff for handguns. The target points that are there have a large rubber conveyor belt area , targets are posted with a staplegun which Chris and I will both have.

    target points (yds)
    25
    50
    100
    200
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    400
    500


    Hopefully we have minimal rain , looking like a "chance of showers" on most forecasts.

    Ray
     
  8. P95Carry

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    Ahh - thx Ray - thought it had to be 25 yds. Remind me - are there any stools/seats for the shooting benches? I'll throw in a folding chair or so but wondering if we are good for the needed height to suit benches.

    Also - is the grill OK for propane? - should I bring a spare? Maybe now we've had rain we could use some charcoal or wood in the outside dealie?

    Hope to see you at steel shoot tomorrow anyways. :)
     
  9. jobu07

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    I'm leaning more and more towards attending. That drive is daunting though... And the weather is somewhat off. But what the heck else am I gonna do this weekend? :p Could someone PM me a physical address to the range so I can mapquest it? If I do come, i'll try to bring an assortment of goodies :D
     
  10. Norton

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    I successfully transplanted the new LimbSaver pad onto the Savage 110 tonight.....even if we don't get it shooting straight, at least we'll be able to use our right shoulders for other rifles.
     
  11. P95Carry

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    Jobu - go back to first page - I reposted the pics of maps - which is what you'd get from Mapquest but - no real physical address that'll help you. These I tweaked to show extra info - so read thru that bit and even other odd bits in the thread.

    Portage is nearest place - so enter that if you need to, which will give some idea of which way to come down.

    The first map tho IIRC shows smaller scale and you will note R 219 - and if you came from North, very possibly you could use that all the way, even tho it is a lot of 2 lane - it goes thru Du Bois.

    Indeed - that is one long haul - and no guarantees re the weather tho ever hopeful for nothing too rough. Up to you tho - if you can stand the trip - you'll be most welcome. :)
     
  12. P95Carry

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    Paul - wait till you shoot one or two screamers from the #1 LOL :evil: :D
     
  13. Spot77

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    Norton - I'll try about as many shots with the Savage as I did the first time around.

    Then it's back to the girly recoil of the AR. :evil:
     
  14. caseydog

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    Sure I'll give ya directions , and then Chris will tell ya how good I am with directions :eek: , I could scoot up and get a set of GPS coords if that would help anyone ?

    Ray
     
  15. P95Carry

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    Don't forget too - as I mentioned a while back - anyone who does not feel the maps etc adequate - pm me and I'll pass on our cell #'s - that way we can probably talk you in if you have gotten close.
     
  16. Norton

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    If you can't handle the kick from a real gun, maybe it's best if you stick with the poodle shooter from the get go :neener:

    Seriously though, this pad is pretty nice...I gurantee (er, I mean I hope) that this will seem like a different gun this time.

    I've got to go get some more ammo or I'm going to be mooching off of everyone.

    I just went through and cleaned the USP and 1911 in preparation for coming....I'll double check all of the rifles tomorrow.

    Spot77....if you want that mousegun cleaned I need #s and that manual....
     
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    I think we have enough coming that Scott can work his way up from the AR to the real guns. :evil:

    That said I decided to add the Swede M96, found a decent deal on ammo I just hope it comes in on time. Oh and Chris any chance you might be able to score some extra targets after Wednesday like last time? Those would help fill that 25yd gap :)
     
  18. P95Carry

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    Dave - ''extra targets'' - hmmm - wonder what you mean! :uhoh: ;) :p

    I have six spare but will try and check tomorrow if there are any others I can ''appropriate''. If not - no matter - I'll put in my three paddle spinner and another reactive - both tho handguns only!!

    I will also try and remember to throw in a drill so we can possible nail the odd clay or two out at a distance! Hmmm - M96 and 500 yard clay - should be challenging! :D
     
  19. only1asterisk

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    Put me down for a couple cases of drinks, some kielbasa, a side dish and some baked goods to be named later. I have some hickory for the grill. I could pack a another 5 gal can of water to wash hands.

    I have some halfsize silhouettes, another staplegun and a full case of clays. If we run out of paper, charcoal, pop cans of water, big pieces of pigeon and whatever else isn't tied down we can always shoot international redneck standard targets. I image there will be plenty.

    I'll be bringin a 28ga 870, a 375 H&H Ruger No. 1, a Marlin 1895 in 45/70 my .45 Super and the Model 27 Smith I bought from Airboss. I don't really have anything else interesting in shooting condition.

    I'll have 3 or 4 kinds of 12ga slugs and a halfdozen buckshot loads in varing quantities. Anyone that wants to bring try different stuff through their HD shotgun is more than welcome.

    Does anybody need 40 S&W brass? I've got some to get rid of. Also some 9mm, 38 Special, 357 Mag, 41 Long Colt and 9mm Win Mag.

    Anapex, I imagine I'll be there early too. I want to get in before the road gets torn up. I've got 5 or 6 different 28ga loads if you want to pattern your Beretta. I volunteer to shoot while you count holes!


    David
     
  20. P95Carry

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    Only1 - if you have some .357 brass it'd be useful - always on lookout for that. I think Dave might be able to use some 40 for his Storm tho, forget whether he reloads.

    Not sure what you mean by ''early'' but - Ray probably won't be there mega early to open up - in fact he and I are not early birds particularly - plus making allowance for folk's travel. So far we reckon to be kicking off around 10.00 - so anything much earlier might mean a slight wait.

    I hope to see Ray this evening at a shoot and we'll discuss final arrangements.
     
  21. Beren

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    Mmmmmmmm, Colt 6920! Now if only I could afford some ammo to put through it. ;) P95, I appreciate the offer of Russian ammo. If it's brass-cased, I'd say bring it. I'd like to put some brass ammo through this before I even think about steel.
     
  22. only1asterisk

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    Early on, as the initial part of, not early as in before the begining (although depending on travel time, we may be there waiting)! Also, you can count SolaScriptura139. He's informed me that he's definite.

    David
     
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  23. Vitamin G

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    Wish I could make it, but a combination of it being too far from Pittsburgh on a 93 Bonneville, and the 28th being the LAST class i have to attend to complete my master's degree, makes it a little difficult. (Though its more the distance than the class).

    Maybe another at Greater Pittsburgh Gun Club later this summer?
     
  24. P95Carry

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    Beren - yep, steel ammo I am afraid- I may throw it in anyways.

    Only1 - OK fine - take it easy - we'll see you when you get there! :)

    VitG - I'd say the class was important too! 93 Bonny eh - nice - long time since I had a ''rags and wrenches'' bike LOL! Yep - bit of a haul and no fun even if just showers. Hope all goes well with your academics. :)
     
  25. Spot77

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    Hey fellas.....

    Just in case it rains, maybe you can point out a few good gun shops in the area since Norton and I will be up that way. No mags greater than 20 sold in MD, but it's perfectly legal for us to buy them in PA and bring em' back!

    What else could I contribute for lunch/dinner/afternoon snack or whatever?
     
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