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THR national get together at the Whittington Center?

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by MarshallDodge, Oct 18, 2007.

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  1. MarshallDodge

    MarshallDodge Member

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    Memorial Day?

    Just curious because I want to reserve a little more time off for the next one. :)
     
  2. Larry Ashcraft

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    Sandy and I vote yes. It's probably time to get the ball rolling.

    Anybody else want to get in on this fun?
     
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    well...

    ...yes, is the chili comin' with you guys? I'll bring more chips and ginger ale...
    ...and ammo... rauch06.gif
     
  4. Larry Ashcraft

    Larry Ashcraft Moderator Staff Member

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    Bump.

    What do you folks think? Yes or no?
     
  5. Arkie

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    Well I don't know, That only gives me 7 months to start packing my truck!

    I guess I could work a little harder. LOL!!!!!

    Count me in!
     
  6. bratch

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    You already know my answer.
     
  7. Dravur

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    You bet

    Ill plan on it this time.
     
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    Sounds like fun. Last one I missed due to conflict with 20th anniversary. (Yeah, I know! What's with that?)

    Jeff
    Ft. Collins, Co.
     
  9. NVMM

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    Where is the Whittington Center?
     
  10. Arkie

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    ha...

    ...just got a new older camper-type van...
    I can try it out in New Mexico!
    Let's see...ammo, ammo, ammo, ammo...oh yeah, c-h-i-l-i...ammo, ammo, ammo... rauch06.gif
     
  12. NVMM

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    Thanks Arkie.
    Sounds like a good time.
     
  13. HuntAndFish

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    I haven't ever been there but always planned to go. Sounds like as good of an excuse as any to visit. I'm penciling this in.
     
  14. Arkie

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    You are very welcome NVMM.

    It's a really fun time to just get out and meet people you have talked to on the fourm and to have a lot of trigger time and after that, there is always plenty to eat and lots of getting to know one another.
     
  15. Larry Ashcraft

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    Just bumping this to the top.

    Time to get the planning going. Art brought up a good point; if we schedule for the weekend before Memorial Day, our insurance is still in effect, saving everybody money.

    At any rate, we need to start getting reservations for rooms, because they fill up fast on the first of February.
     
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    Quickly looking at the rules, it seems anything other than full-autos are allowed without a problem. If this is so, I'll most likely be going as well.
     
  17. Art Eatman

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    Larry, Fran & I are for-sure.

    Just like last year: I want to come in a day early, and stay on a day after.

    Raton is a fun place to meddle around. A very friendly place, with a good gunshop toward the north end of town, and Bo Clerke's barrel factory on the south.

    Art
     
  18. MarshallDodge

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    I would like to see if we could do it the weekend of Memorial Day. My boys will be out of school on that Friday and we could be there by Saturday morning.

    Larry, Is there a chance of contacting the insurance company and having the policy extended a couple weeks for a small fee?
     
  19. Art Eatman

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    Marshall, I'll check, but my seat of the pants notion is that they likely wouldn't...

    Art
     
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    I'd be interested.
    the weekend before would be better, but it truly doesn't matter much.
    Now that I'm under-employed I can make time to do things like this.
     
  21. MarshallDodge

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    Just to clarify...

    Last year the get together was May 25-27, Memorial Day was on the 28th.

    This year I was thinking that it would be the 23-25, Memorial Day is on the 26th. I assume, based on the dates, that the insurance would cover us until the 24th?
     
  22. Larry Ashcraft

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    MarshallDodge, looks to me like you're right, but I don't know for sure.

    I was reading through last year's planning and if I remember right, we had to form a club in order to reserve ranges and get insurance. What we ended up mostly doing was using available ranges anyway. IOW, there were plenty of places to shoot without reserving ranges.

    What I'm getting at is, if we just meet up as individuals, and use what ranges are available, we shouldn't need insurance, especially as small as it looks like this year's event will be. We can still get groups together and shoot a round of sporting clays, or skeet, or trap, or whatever, as long as the ranges aren't reserved for an organized event.

    So far NRAWC has the following events scheduled for that weekend: Albuquerque BPCR Regional, 50 Caliber Spring Match, Memorial Day Benchrest Match, Sportsman Team Challenge Spring Regional, NRAWC Trap Tournament. The main chance we take with that approach is a range we want to use may be closed (like the rifle silhouette was last year).

    Anyway, last year's event was about 50% social, 50% shooting, and there was plenty of room for everybody to shoot. I spent one day on the hunter silhouette range with the boys, and the next day shot a round of sporting clays, but had more fun socializing with THR members than shooting.

    Thoughts, Art?
     
  23. HuntAndFish

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    Am looking forward to visiting the Center. I am an NRA member BTW, if that's important. :)
     
  24. MarshallDodge

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    Larry- Dravur and I were talking about this last night and agree 100% with your idea. I have some other friends that are not highroaders but are NRA members that would like to come on Memorial Day so I have put it on the calender.

    My wife, two sons, and myself are planning on arriving Saturday, the 25th, and staying till the ammo runs out. :D
     
  25. Arkie

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    I'm planning on getting there on Friday, but I'm not staying until my ammo runs out. I wanna go home before July! LOL.

    Come to think of it. I have to call and set up my room before I forget.
     
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