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Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by cidirkona, Mar 4, 2004.

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  1. Snake Eyes

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    A Bulgarian AK variant with a milled reciever and thumbhole type black plastic furniture.
     
  2. sumpnz

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    Bring it on!
     
  3. WhoKnowsWho

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    Snake Eyes, good to hear even more are attending! My friend from work will most likely also be going! If I have some space, I might, I'll bring a cooler with water and stuff too.

    Colt 80 Series Gold Cup
    Colt 70 Series Gold Cup
    Colt Delta Elite
    Colt Compact 1991A1
    Colt Model M (1903) .32 (2)
    Colt 6" Python
    Colt 4" Trooper
    Beretta 8045
    Ruger Mark II
    SLR 95
    Bushmaster Preban 10.5" barrel/5.5" flash-hider

    That's not really a short list, but I would like to test out the Colt series guns mainly. After we are out of ammo, .22 LR might be all we have left!

    I think I need to reload some more Saturday night...
    :D

    By the way, the mining pit, is there vehicle access into the pit? Or do we have to park above it and walk down into it?
     
  4. Lennyjoe

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    I picked up a dozen 16 ounce bottles of water for the shoot. Will also be bringing a 5 gallon cooler with ice water as well.

    One thing I dont have is one of them cheep card tables that we could use to set stuff on. Guess I'll have to use the tailgate of the Bronco.
     
  5. cidirkona

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    Wow, you guys are all organized-like... I was just going to show up with a couple boxes of ammo and a case of beer! (just kidding...)

    I feel like a newbie only being able to bring one firearm... I'll bring some of my 8mm surp. though if anyone's got a mauser they don't mind shooting probably corrosive ammo out of... The bullets themselves are shiney, are the A.P. steel??

    -Colin
     
  6. sumpnz

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    I'll bring some water too, plus we can use the bed of my pickup (Ford Ranger) for water, and other crap.

    Colin, is your mil-surp ammo Turkish? If so, it's definatly corrosive, but not "AP". The jacket is some kind of Nickle alloy. Almost as hard as steel, but non-ferrous. It has a lead core with a very thin copper layer between the jacket and core. It does have rather amazing penetration capabilities.

    I might bring some of my Turk ammo if I remember.
     
  7. cidirkona

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    I don't know where it came from. I picked it up at Murphy's in 15-round cardboard boxes, unlabelled spare "8mm 3.99" written on the end of the boxes in black sharpie. There is nothing stamped or written on the primer end, and the brass is fairly dark.

    I dropped my Czeck mauser off at my brother's house today so he can take it with him camping with the 12 year old bear-snacks from church and picked up the old Winchester Model 52 with the forarm hand rest, all orignial with the apeture sight, although the site is all wrapped up and an optical scope is on it now. Lighter-than-hair trigger on it is kinda freaky though.

    I also picked up the old (pretty damn old I think) mossberg bolt action 20 guage x 2 3/4" that I don't think has been fired in years, if not decades. If anyone wants to take a look at it and tell me if it's safe, I might pick up some lo brass, hi brass and maybe some slugs... I know nothing about it other than it's a mossberg 20guauge and old.

    -Colin
     
  8. WhoKnowsWho

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    I actually have a really nice folding table that we use for cards and stuff. I will bring that, but I might have to forget about the ice chest fitting. But I think the table will be more useful, and a few chairs too.

    Also, three people from my work have said they will more than likely go also. One has no firearms to speak of though, but he wants to play too! :D
     
  9. sumpnz

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    Sounds like we're getting quite the gathering. Aside from water what kinds of refreshments do people want? I think we should probably leave beer and such for afterwards.

    Also, how will we all recognize each other? I'm assuming that other people will out there too, so we need some way to identify eachother. I'll be driving a silver 2001 Ranger, and am 6' 190#, dark hair, mustache. I'll try to remember to wear my "Life's Short, Pray Hard" tee shirt. If I can find it I'll also be wearing a Raytheon Missile Systems cap.
     
  10. cidirkona

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    I'm the young punk kid, probably be wearing black, gray or dark blue, spikey arm bands, black hat backwards, orange ear plugs...

    I'll probably put a sign on my Cressida that says something like "THR" so we can all meet there, set up our tables/drinks/whatever there.

    Hahah, we should get "Hi, my name is..." stickers.

    I was j/k on that beer though, btw. I don't drink and carry.

    Oh - and at the 4th Ave Street fair tomorrow, TPD will have a booth and be giving away free cable gun locks - yes free. Sponsored by Project Child Safe. I dont' like having to lock my bolts in the pistol case because I don't have a full size safe...

    -Colin
     
  11. Lennyjoe

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    I'll be driving a White/Blue full size Ford Bronco. Tan Molon Labe hat as well.

    Beer stays in the coolers until the guns are put up.

    If not, Im out of there. Just the way I am.

    Nor do I.

    Lets just make sure the folks we bring are up to speed on the basic rules of gun safety.

    Im not doubting anyone here just want to make sure we have a good SAFE time.

    Know what I mean:)
     
  12. sumpnz

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    Lennyjoe, I'm on your page. As far as I'm concerned we are each personally responsible for the people we bring to the shoot. Although I'm sure my buddy knows the four rules, I'll be grilling him on them Saturday night just to be sure.

    I'll have to clear it with my wife, but if a few of you want to relax, have a beer and clean your guns at my place afterwards, let me know. My house is within rifle shot (2-3 miles) of the mining holes. Just be ready for a couple German Shepard mixes that will try to get in your way and lick you repeatedly.
     
  13. WhoKnowsWho

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    I will be driving my roommate's 2000 White Chevy Malibu, 5'10" 260 pounds. Should be wearing tan shorts and a black and white striped shirt, and hauling a large amount of stuff!

    For sure, beer can wait, I don't really drink beer anyways.

    The friends I am bringing, although they are safe, I will be sure to confirm they know and will be expected to follow the rules.

    On a side note, since Kor has the FAL I want to try, I stopped at Diamondback and picked up two boxes of PMC .308 Win ammo. :D
     
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  14. Kor

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    I'll be driving a beige Honda Accord, wearing GI desert boots, Royal Robbins shorts, and a NRA "Vote Freedom First" baseball cap.

    WKW, you really shouldn't have bought that ammo - I was gonna bring plenty...

    Looks like I'll bring out the SAR-2, AR180B, FAL, M39 Mosin, 1903A3, 1917 and maybe the Marlin 1894(gotta scrounge up a decent amount of .357 ammo 'round the house). I might also bring out my 1911 '80 GM, my SIG 220, and my 92FS.

    I'll also try to drag my buddy out with, or at least bogart his steel targets. I also just picked up a case of clay pigeons for us all to snipe at.
     
  15. JCM298

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    Can old geezers join your shoot?

    John
     
  16. WhoKnowsWho

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    Heck, it was only $5.25, I figured it would also be an extra reason for you to bring the FAL, I dunno, I feel kinda funny shooting someone else's gun without giving them something in return or at least not using their ammo.

    I wouldn't mind shooting that again too... to confirm that my hand is a bit small to easily reach the double action trigger. And bonus, you can use your mags in the Beretta Storm if you want.

    I was looking around a couple of places for good inexpensive steel targets that could take a .44 Magnum or so, only places were online. Those would be good fun.

    Heck yeah, no ages turned away! Even the unborn ones! :D C'mon and join us for what seems to be turning into Tucson Shoot Fest 2004!

    I thought we were going to have problems getting 5 people out there... ha!:rolleyes:
     
  17. Lennyjoe

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    Truck is packed.

    Bringing a fold up table, canopy cover 10' x 8' for the wifes if needed, a cooler full of soda and water, pistols and ammo, and camera.

    What else am I forgetting?
     
  18. cidirkona

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    Any useless household items you'd want to use as targets?

    Anyone who reloads their ammo might wanna bring a grocery bag or two, there's ALOT of brass out there.

    I'll be bringing my old-ass mossberg shotty, Winchester 22lr rifle and my Firestorm 380.

    I forgot to get the marking tape today, hopefully I'll be able to pick some up tomorrow -- if not, I'll put a box with rocks out by the turn off with "THR" written on it. Either way, there'll be something out there to help the guys who haven't been out there (everyone but me?) find the place. :D

    -Colin
     
  19. Lennyjoe

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    I have some yellow "Police line, do not cross" tape that I figured we could use to mark the firing line. ;)
     
  20. WhoKnowsWho

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    I have some bottles and jugs that might be enough to last a whole five minutes if being shot at. Unless we are all really bad shots! :D
    I am bringing trash bags! Grocery bags? Pfftt! :p Going to need to haul some trash out anyways, so a bag for brass, and a bag for trash.
    Um, a little prepared are we! Hehe, I gotta start gathering weapons and ammo into a nice pile right now, then it is nappy time at around midnight.

    I look forward to seeing you all there!
     
  21. sumpnz

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    Well, my budd and GF decided to go watch the last day of LPGA tournament today instead of joining us. I think my wife will it a pass too. Anyway, I've got a bunch tile scraps and bottles and such that we can shoot.

    See you guys a few hours!
     
  22. WhoKnowsWho

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    :scrutiny:

    Oh well, their loss!
     
  23. Lennyjoe

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    Just got done posting pics on General Discussions to make everyone jealous.

    Feel free to add your pics as well.

    Had a great time folks.

    Lets do it again before the weather gets too hot.
     
  24. cidirkona

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    Thanks guys, I had a great time. Shoulder's a bit sore this morning, and I'm a little pink, but it's worth it. Kor, thanks for letting me try the FAL. I think I may have to start saving up for one.
     
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