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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. P95Carry

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    Scott - hey - don't say that word ''rain''!! - hoping only showers - we can work round some wetness I reckon.

    Place in Johnstown has had good priced AK 30 rounders - not sure if they still do. Not hard to tell you how to find the store. Can't right now tho think of anywhere else reasonably close that'd have hi-caps. I'll think on it - and maybe Ray has ideas.

    Food aspects? - Hey - just throw in any old thing that'll cook up - we reckoned if there is something adequate on a per capita basis brought - and then we thow it all in together - we can have some variety when we cook. Not really too critical. I said earlier too - may be good to have a sandwich or two for during earlier time - so no time wasted cooking when shooting to do - and then finish it all off with the hot food. :)
     
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    Spot,

    I have a couple of English SA-80 mags you can have cheap, if you have an AR. They work fine, it's just they're steel. Will trade for ammo. ;)
     
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    anapex,

    Do you still want those inch-Mags for the L1A1?
     
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    Consider it a trade!

    Like I said before, I should have way more than enough .223 for the day.


    Oh, and on a cool side note, I actually convinced my wife to pick up 100 rounds of .40 for me last night.

    Those knowing her would realize how monumental this is! :neener:
     
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    Thx - yep - same there as my local paper - hardly gonna be over hot but hey - I too can handle showers - well, better than solid rain! Bummer tho cos today is real nice but - sadly short lived.

    Can but hope they got it wrong but, when you most want that - ''they'' get it right! :uhoh:
     
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    I almost didn't go back to work today after lunch. It's great outside. Too bad we can't have today's weather Saturday, but that's okay, only cosmoline melts. :)
     
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    Norton, If you still have the inch mags I'll take em. Just remind me what you want for them so I can have it there with me.

    Only1, I could use the .40 brass if I reloaded. So far though every time I save up money for the reloading gear I spot another nice gun that I end up buying instead. So save it for someone else who will put it to use.

    Spot, I know of one "surplus" store that sells high caps for most common rifles but it's about 40 minutes away from the range we'll be at.

    Erica and I will more then likely be hitting the Indiana Wal-Mart on Friday night or so. So if anyone wants anything let us know. If we don't go Friday we'll go early Saturday morning. I'll also be bringing along some paper targets and a box of clays.
     
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    anapex,

    I only paid $7.50 a piece for them because the guy thought that they were metrics....so you can have the pair for $15. His loss=your gain because I think he had $10 a piece on the box marked inch mags :D

    I'll toss them in the box and bring 'em along.
     
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    Dave - if you wanna lighten your load - I think you could leave the clays - Paul said IIRC he'd throw in a box - and I have a box too - plus sure someone else yet mentioned clays. If you have space then no probs - but I doubt we'll hammer a vast number if we shotgun for an hour or so - up to you.

    I got some mowing done at lunchtime and like Beren was thinking how nice it'd be to last - oh well - we'll make do with what we get! :)
     
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    Well, I packed up all of my mags, ammo, spotting scope, hearing protection, holster, clips for Garand, some targets and a first aid kit.

    Tomorrow, I'll try to make it to Bass Pro for clays and get some bigger targets for the 100 yd shots......mine are pretty small.

    I'll also have the little .22 spinner target, and the portable frame.

    What am I forgetting?!
     
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    Paul - well if you ain't got the clays yet - maybe if Dave does bring his and I bring mine - we may have enough - tho, if you get some I guess better to ''have and not need'' LOL. Always take some back with ya! Thinks - 135 in a box - if approx ten of us shoot 25 rounds each then - two boxes will do it. Tho maybe if I remember a drill, penny nails and hammer - we could put some out at 200 - for poops and giggles!

    A few bigger targets for 100 might be useful yeah - I know you wanna get that Savage sighted.

    I also have a .22 spinner - but have to find it so - bring yours! I'll have the heavyweight one for large centerfire cals (handgun!).

    First aid kits sounds good - something we had not thought of possibly. Good on ya.
     
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    Started my vacation a day early, so tomorrow if it isn't raining I'm going to take Ms. 6920 to the range for a little pre-rangeday shakedown. I'll have to take Ms. LMT/Stag along for the ride so she doesn't miffed with me. Please tell me BRD doesn't get worse, I don't want to end up with 6 AR's that I need to take with me to the range every time!

    I found a servicable cooler and some ice packs, btw, so if someone tells me what kind of meat to bring I could do so. I plan to show up ~10...AM, not PM.
     
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    Beren ....... yep 10 am is good! LOL

    I hope Ray and I will get there a tad before and get things a bit organized.

    Ray has a largish cooler which he'll bring with ice - so that'll keep some sodas cool.

    If your cooler is no major prob to bring then do so of course - maybe throw food in there. As for meat etc - well - some burger patties perhaps and/or franks - or anything that'll turn to nice munchies over the grill! A few buns too might be handy. Have a sandwich or two tho for earlier as we'll save a cook-up I think till later time - assuming showers don't produce too big a prob, in which case perhaps we'll cook earlier during any shower.

    Play it by ear anyways. :)
     
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    Chris,

    Is Portage big enough that there is a grocery? I think that w/ a 3 hour drive it would be better to buy stuff up there....
     
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    Paul - hard to say as I really do not know the place - Ray would know. OTOH I'd all but guarantee that there is at least a mini-market. Like as not a gas station will be adequate.

    If you tell me what route you plan I can help better perhaps. You coming up 70 I assume? Then what?

    You could use 70 to Breezewood, then 30 to Bedford - and get straight on I 99 North to Cessna (4 miles) - taking then 56 West to Johnstown. Then take 219 North and leave at a Portage sign... a few miles North of Johnstown. You should encounter a gas station on 164 when you leave 219 after a short distance - a ''Sheetz'' IIRC.

    Ray - can ya hear me dude? Any thoughts??
     
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    Chris,

    I'm sure that the Sheetz will be fine, but we'll also keep our eyes open for a "real" market.

    Funny....I know almost all of those roads from my days driving from VA to Pittsburgh. I need to be sure to print out the maps tonight.
     
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    Ok Norton, I gotta' know - Why were you up at 2:38 AM??????
     
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    Just an episode of insomnia.....

    It was productive however......check out the AIM Surplus thread at the end....
     
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    Chris,

    Since my POP3 is still screwy,messing with email and all- I'll post this here.

    I won't be attending, I was hoping and looking forward to a road trip and meeting you, the wifey, Camryn and THR folks.

    So you folks have fun and I hope for good weather. As usual we are expecting Memorial Day Rains - tis a tradition around here. :p

    Sheetz - somebody eat some do-nuts and cinammon twists for me. Oh...If'n they still have them Club Sandwiches...that'd be good too. :p

    Steve
     
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    Thx Steve - sorry the POP3 is still acting up - I owe you an email actually - maybe I'll get to PM ya soon. It's a long ways up to here but hope you'll manage it one day.

    Sheetz these days is good for MTO's ... Made to Order - works well but I think too they have some good cinnamon buns.

    I am still keeping digits crossed for no worse than showers. ;)
     
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    MTO- yep I KNOW!

    There is/was a blond working at the one at "Kerosene & Catholic Church 2 miles", and at "Fresh Sweet Corn & Detour" the cute Brunette ...[Hey, only signs I saw, I was still confused from getting off the Blue Route, and Purple Route, to and fro from some shooting ]

    Ask for a Taco Burger, I 'plained how to make these, and by golly they did. So if'n these are avaible now - you now know how they came to be.

    The Brunette went shooting with me...don't ask me where we went, I drove, she pointed " turn there". So I turned, went down a dirt road, avoided sheep ( don't ask) and ta-da, a shooting place appeared.

    Taco Burger, jalapeno's , chips and a drink - heck of a combo don't ya think?

    Now ya know. :D
     
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    Alright, i'm gonna officially pull my name out of the running for this shoot. A combination of the weather, work, laziness, and some family that decided to pay a visit at the last minute are going to keep me away. However, if you have a shoot next month, I will be there! :D
     
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    Steve - you have lived a rich life!! :D

    Jobu - appreciate you letting us know and I quite understand.... it would indeed be a mega long haul. Not too sure re next month - we don't fix this sorta shoot all that often but - if anything in pipeline later in year it'll be posted. Enjoy your Memorial day weekend. :)
     
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