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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. Beren

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    Glad I took today off. It was a great day for shooting, and I spent a few hours all by my lonesome punching 5.56mm holes in paper plates. :) I even saved some ammo for tomorrow!

    I'm not sure I have the Aimpoint mounted properly. The dot seems to shift slightly in relation to the front sight post after firing a couple of rounds. Then after a minute or so, if I look again, it's shifted back. Could it be that my barrel is shifting POI slightly between a cold bore and three rounds later?

    Don't think I can screw Ms. Aimpoint down in the ARMS mount any tighter without breaking something!

    Oh, and Ms. 6920 has thus far functioned like a champ. As expected. :D
     
  2. P95Carry

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    If aimpoint well secure the hopefully not at fault. I would tho think cold barrel to hot could be a factor - be interested to see tomorrow. Glad it is otherwise ''champ'' status! :)

    No - go pray to the deities controlling weather and tell em - keep the showers elsewhere than Portage tomorrow! :p
     
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    Some final thoughts , this range is just a few feet off the elevation of the Eastern continental divide, it will be a few degrees cooler up there than the forecast , dress accordingly (forecast says 62°).

    The final turn off Rt 164 to the range takes you on to a dirt road with several yellow reflective poles marking the turn ( the road is not great , but a car can make it without damage , take it easy) , about 2 or 3 tenths of a mile from that you will see a yellow swinging gate open to the right and (unless someone steals it) an orange traffic cone to mark the range entrance , drive on through the gate and come down to the parking area.


    I'll check in a few more times tonite between gathering up stuff in case there are any final questions as Chris said PM for cell phone numbers , we should be up there by about 9:30am.

    Gas grill - check
    propane - check
    Coolers- check
    targets -check
    staplegun-check
    ammo - check
    ears- check
    glasses- check
    guns - check
    ???????????

    What am I forgetting?

    Ray
     
  4. P95Carry

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    Ray - as a precaution I PM'd everyone with our cell#'s - just in case.

    I think I have everything ready - truck is loaded and so only chore in moring is throwing in the artillery. Your list sounds complete -
    We'll know when we get there LOL! :p

    Did anyone need a bore sighter? I think now it's not needed but - anyone? Shout if needed. Do we need a chrono at all? Just thought of that. I won't bring it unless requested tho.

    I have my three paddle spinner in and a large cal handgun reactive popper too.

    Well - seems like we're ready - but like Ray - will check in a few times yet.
     
  5. Legionnaire
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    Ready to roll! Just need to throw some ice in the cooler tomorrow a.m. I'm bringing diet Coke, Mountain Dew, Barq's root beer, iced tea, and bottled water. If you want something else, bring it yourself! :D

    I'm bringing a couple of portable target stands: 5'6" high and 26" wide, and a pad of flip-chart paper to staple to them. These we can set at five to fifteen yards for pistol practice at something closer than the 25 yard berm. Also have some paper targets for sighting in, checking groups, etc.

    Found a box of clay birds in the cellar, so am bringing them along, and a hand thrower. Also my spotting scope. I know a couple of others are bringing theirs, too; if we don't need it, I'll leave it in the truck. Couple of folding chairs. Range box: eyes, ears, staple gun, staples, masking tape, markers, tools, reticle leveler, cleaning stuff, etc.

    Guns 'n ammo. Mmmmm! See ya'll tomorrow, DV.
     
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    Someone bringing a digital camera? I'll try to remember to throw mine in, but two would be better than one ...
     
  7. P95Carry

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    Legionnaire - sounds like you's ready!! :)

    Yep - I too have some clays and hand thrower but - good to have everything covered well. I will not list my artillery - takes too long and as ever - the dilemma, of what to leave behind.

    I'm bringing I think approx 16 handguns and a boatload of ''long stuff'' - should give some ''variety'' LOL.

    I'll have Rohrbaugh R9 along for those who ain't seen or shot one yet.

    Ahh saw your last post sneak in - yeah - digicam is on board - always like to get some pix - a group pic is a must! Ray may well have his too.

    Just heard forecast and checked on web too - not brilliant but - keep fingers crossed we don't get too much wet stuff ........ annoying really cos Sunday and Monday look halfways decent - oh well -
     
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    I got the clays at the Bass Pro tonight. Chris, we may need that bore sighter for the Savage if you don't mind throwing it in.

    We're leaving Baltimore at 0630, so we'll see you when we get there.
     
  9. P95Carry

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    Well done Paul - OK - will put boresighter in then - plus the special target deal it uses. Looks like it ain't gonna be brilliant sun all day so - should be able to see the red dot!

    6.30? OUCH!!! Safe drive tho eh - get there in one piece. Look fwd to seeing ya both ... long time, tho I saw you at W&W but - doubt I have seen Scott since Hap Baker - darn it - how the time slips by!

    Stay safe.
     
  10. caseydog

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    I just spent a half hour looking for staples for the staplegun , ended up right where I stowed them of course , but I drew a blank for a while :banghead:

    Legionnaire sounds like you're ready for the road !

    I'll bring a digicam as well, or my wife will when she drops in.

    Got home from work today and went to clean up the gas grill as it hasn't had a good inside out cleaning for about 2 years , we just run it high for a while and then scrub the food grate, sooooooo I take the lava rock out and both the very ends of the burner self destruct before my eyes. Hmmmm , call the wife have her pick up a new grill on the way home from work :eek:

    So we have a new grill for tomorrow !!

    Now if I can just get enough .223 loaded to make it worthwhile to bring my mini 14, Chris bring that commie 223 ammo will ya ?

    WhatdidIforgetnow??

    Ray
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    Edit: Boresighter ? for a bolt Savage , we don't need no stinkinggg bore sighter , we'll just bag that baby in and pull the bolt and do it with the MKI eyeball :neener: Redneck boresighter !!
     
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    Heard ya dude - I have put that Ruskie .223 in anyways - even tho Beren doesn't wanna run steel - there's probably a hundred rounds of that. Heck my Mini spits those out sideways!!

    I was gonna put my Mini in too but heck - well - ya know what I do - bring a boatload anyways so - will leave that sucker out. Or will I? I dunno - I do have some homeload ammo to put thru it.

    Awe shucks - I'll throw it in! :rolleyes: :p Haha.

    Pity there's no snow, the truck weight would guarantee good traction! :D

    Oh and - glad you found the grill problem in advance - tho not so sure you wanted to go get a new one right away (whisper - TIG welder!!)
     
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    Shhhh , we're not discussing that , I'm surprised she didn't say " why don't you Tig weld it " :D

    Ray
     
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    Is there anyway i could get a ride up to the shoot, any of you md guys think you could swing by my way and pick me up, if its not too late to ask?
     
  15. Beren

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    I'll have ~400 rounds of Lake City M855 seconds as it turns out, though I want to save at least half of that for the rest of my vacation next week. ;) Found a local guy who had a bunch. I have a few 20 rnd boxes of PMP left, too.

    I'll bring yet another digicam, too. Um, let's see... 2 jugs of water, some soda, still haven't picked up any meat or anything to stick in the cooler. I should have plenty of paper plates!

    The chrono would be cool, but I don't know if we're going to have enough sunshine to make it worthwhile?

    Ooooh. R9. Must pack more 9mm.
     
  16. Slimjim

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    ooooh, i really really want to go to this shoot, I havent been around THR for awhile due to work, and would love to come to the shoot, ive got a new toy to play with, and i want to get the AR sighted in some more.
     
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    Beren - I will have 6 good size burger patties and some franks - plus some buns so - even if you don't have too much - I'll be most surprised if we don't have plenty to eat!!

    Re your ammo - well - you needn't burn up too much - good to keep some for later. The Lake City - will be good for reloads.

    SlimJim - I suspect it is rather late in the day to organize any pick-ups - and anyways that'd have to be down to Spot and Norton. If they see this and know where to collect you then that'll be down to them... but with the distance they have to travel I'd rather doubt it'd be easy to detour too much.

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    Ok - I'm gonna turn in soon so - hopefully we have everything set up ......... look fwd to seeing y'all.
     
  18. Slimjim

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    yea, id have to meet them somewhere. I could drive up...hmmm.
     
  19. DarkKnight01

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    Sorry I was unable to make it yall, just too much came up to get done this weekend, and my ladys stuck working all weekend anyway, And the weathers crap here, I pray its much better over that way, Ill make it to the next one for sure though, I wont let anything get in the way =) Hope yall have a good safe time, looked forward to meeting everyone, but as I said just too much going on this weekend.
     
  20. Beren

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    That was a great way to spend a Saturday, folks! The range was fantastic, though I feel bad for that poor 100m gong. It must have thought it was a clock by mid-afternoon. Clang! Clang! Clang!

    Chris and Ray were excellent hosts. It was great to meet everybody, and a special thanks to GirlWithABlanket for the "homemade cookies." :neener:

    ...

    Guess who got pulled over by the state police while driving home? Ooops. (Quotes not verbatim, can't remember exactly.) "Sir, I pulled you over because you have a headlight out. Are there any weapons in the car?"

    Heh. "Yes, sir. A couple rifles unloaded in the case in the back seat, some rifles and pistols in the trunk." I gave him my LTC after I told him this. He asked if I had any handguns up front. I didn't, and told him so.

    The trooper was a good guy, though he did accidentally honk his horn at me while filling out paperwork. No problem, I had started to nod off during the wait anyway. ;) He gave me a warning on the headlight and some paperwork that was out of order. (Need to remember to keep the friggin' car insurance papers in the car and not atop my fridge at home.) So tomorrow I go to buy a headlight, and Tuesday I stop by the insurance agent's place to get a copy of my poi. (Proof of insurance, not point of impact!)
     
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    Wow....had that happened to us in MAryland, we'd be posting her looking for helpe POSTING BAIL.

    Yes, it was EXTREMELY fun today. And a pleasuremeeting new people.

    I think a fall outing is in order!
     
  22. Beren

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    Oh, and for everyone who missed it: Saiga-12 shotguns can be alot of fun for skeet shooting! Sure, I completely missed my pigeon the first...um..nine tries, but on that last try, I nailed that sucker once...twice...thrice...four times. Saiga!

    And thank you, Anapex, for demonstrating that the Saiga can be accurate in destroying clay pigeons, and not just loud. ;)
     
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    Beren , sorry about your misadventures with PA's finest, glad it came out well !

    I'll put my other blabber over on the other thread then :p

    Ray
     
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