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When should the next MD shoot be

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by chaim, Sep 12, 2005.

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When should we do a MD shoot

  1. Sunday afternoon on Sept 18th

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  2. Sunday morning on Sept 25th

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  3. Some time in Oct

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  4. Another date

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  1. chaim

    chaim Member

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    It is now mid-Sept. Weather in MD isn't too bad- not so hot anymore and not yet cold. People with kids have had a few weeks to get used to the new schedule as schools have been in for a couple weeks. So, I was wondering if we should get together for an outdoor shoot at Westminister.

    For me next week, Sun the 18th, would be best (I'll be working 7-3:30 Sunday so I could do an afternoon shoot) or the week after that (the 25th) would also work if it was a morning shoot (I'll probably be working 3-11:30pm). October won't work for me (too many Jewish holidays fall in Oct this year), but if that would be best for everyone else I can live with setting it then and catch everyone next time.

    Anyway, let me know here what will work, I'll post this as a poll, and I guess we can set it for the date with the most votes.
     
  2. chaim

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    At this point there hasn't been much interest in either date. Since there wasn't an outpouring for this coming Sunday, it is probably too close to make it this Sunday now.

    Anyway, looking at the dates in October for the Jewish holidays this year, they all fall during the week. So, any Sunday will work for me. As for the best time for me, that depends upon my schedule that week (right now I'm alternating days/evenings, though soon I should be on all overnight shifts and available for either morning or afternoon shoots).

    Also, don't feel bound by my suggestions. Just because I posted this thread doesn't mean we can't put forth dates that won't work for me. If whatever Sat works best for everyone, or a Sunday morning I'm working in the morning (or an afternoon I'm working) works best for everyone, that is fine with me. Whether I can make it or not, I'm just thinking it is about time for another MD shoot.
     
  3. Norton

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    I'm good for most Sundays with the exception on October 16.

    After schlepping up to Elk Neck last weekend, I almost think that's a better place to go. It's far and you have to carry target frames, but there's no overbearing ROs, it's less crowded and $5 cheaper.

    That being said, Westminster is closer for most of us......
     
  4. Spot77

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    Ditto what Norton said.

    How about Oct 9th?
     
  5. Norton

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    I can do the 9th...I'll be tired as heck after all day on the 8th, but I can always sleep later.... :D
     
  6. chaim

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    Oct 9 should work for me. If I'm still on my alternating schedule at my job I should be working from 3-11:30pm that Sunday so I can only do mornings. However, by then hopefully I'll be on my regular schedule (I should be done my training if there isn't anything they haven't told me about) which is overnight so I should be able to do either day or afternoon with just some minor adjusting of when I sleep (I can sleep either when I get home from work and get up in the afternoon, or I can do something in the morning and sleep in the afternoon). So, I can probably do either mornings or afternoons (just don't make it too late in the morning or too early in the afternoon so I can get some sleep either way).

    Where is Elk Neck? I suppose I could either buy or make some target frames,. Are there any guidelines on size?
     
  7. Norton

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    Chaim,

    Elk Neck is a piece up I95 North in Cecil County. It's a bit of a drive, but is worth IMHO.

    Target frames must have bottom of target 4 feet from ground, though I don't think anyone cares too much as long as it's more than 3 feet. 4 feet is too high for the 100 yard range as they have a height limiter like out at Westminster.

    10 dollars for the day pass
     
  8. DelayedReaction

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    I'm up for anything. Can I pattern my Saiga at Elk?
     
  9. Spot77

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    You have a Saiga Shotty?

    Cool!

    They have a trap/skeet stand there but you must bring your own thrower. You might be able to set up a pattern board over there; I'm not real sure about it.

    I know you can only use slugs on the rifle range.

    Cool place - all outdoors with about a dozen lanes on both sides. One side is for rifles, the other handguns.
     
  10. Spot77

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    Ok guys. I pm'd about 30 people here on THR who live in Maryland, so if this is gonna' happen we should see some traffic soon.

    I also posted it on Maryland Shooters Forum.

    For those who haven't attended a previous shoot - it's a TON of fun to meet the fellow THR Marylanders and try out a bunch of different guns. If 10 people show up, there's likely to be 45 guns there you've never shot.

    I've met some of the BEST people at these events, and I'm looking forward to meeting a lot more MD THR members.

    As always, our neighbors to the north and east (PA and DE) are welcome too!
     
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    Oct 9 may work for me

    Thanks for the alert, SP77 . . .

    Does Elk Neck allow steel targets with frangible ammo? :confused:
     
  12. Norton

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    K-Romulus,

    Only paper targets :(


    Everyone,

    If we do Elk Neck remember that you must supply your own target frames. It would be preferable to have one that will sit on top of the ground as opposed to stakes in the ground. I rigged one up really really quick last week with stakes and ended up trashing it in the hard ground.

    One guy had a neat set up done with a saw horse and the actual frame sitting on top of that. I have to find some saw horse brackets that allow for disassembly so that it will fit in the car.
     
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  14. JeepDriver

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    The 9th sounds good.

    I second elk neck. It's a more comfortable enviroment for a get together.
     
  15. Spot77

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    I second what Jeep seconded. It's a great place to relax with plenty of parking and a decent amount of lanes between the two sides.
     
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    I can't guarantee I'd be able to make it out, but it does sound like a good time. The later the date the better for me, just because I'd like to bring the AK I'm about to receive with me. Need to wait on delivery plus BS assault weapons wait. If not, just have my USP tactical to bring along sans a silencer.
     
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    I'm really going to try and make it.

    I have a new AIm Point on one of my AR's I haven't shot in yet, as well as my new NEF 500 S&W rifle I need to shoot.

    I'm thinking about bringing my PTR-91K, M4gery, NEF 500 S&W, Benelli M1Super 90 (with slugs) and maybe the M1A

    :mad: It's just getting harder and harder to get away and go shooting :mad:
     
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    Just curious, whats the average age of the MD THR group? I'm 22 btw.
     
  19. Spot77

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    Jeep, taht sounds like quite an impressive arsenal.

    Be a shame to let it collect dust bunnies in the safe(s).

    Don't know the average age, but I'm 35.5. :neener:
     
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    I am 44 and relatively new to the forum (at least as an active participant)

    btw It is unlikely I'll be able to make it: two small kids and some work-related deadline over the next two months.
     
  22. Norton

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    37...but youthful at heart!
     
  23. chaim

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    I'll see what I can find for a target stand, but it probably will be a stake in type. I probably won't have time to make one and most you can buy that are cheap are stake in types. I'll just have to try to remember to bring a hammer.

    Ignore my scheduling needs when deciding morning or afternoon. Work just switched up my alternating day/evening schedule so I have no idea what it will be if I'm not on my regular schedule by then. In case I'm on my regular schedule my only request is that it start relatively early if in the morning or late if in the afternoon (my regular schedule will be overnights so if it is in the morning I'll have to wait until after to get my sleep, and if it is in the afternoon I'll need to sleep between getting off work between 7:30 and 8am and whenever the shoot starts).

    Hard to say. I'm 35 but a bit immature :D

    We've had young guys and middle aged men. Women, kids (at the last indoor shoot there were kids there, but not shooting), 50something men, and 20something men. Our youngest participant was under 21 but I don't remember his actual age (18?, 19?, 20?). Most of us are probably late 20s through late 30s though.
     
  24. Spot77

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    At the last Maryland Shall Issue - Anne Arundel County shoot, I took my 9 year old daughter.

    As soon as she builds her arm muscles up to hold the Marlin .22 decently she's gonna' be the next Annie Oakley.
     
  25. JeepDriver

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    I forgot about having to bring my own target stand.

    Sounds like another trip to Lowes and another basement project!

    FYI: The taget stands are supposed to hold the target 4ft off the ground
     
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