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Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:10 am

Trying to get things together and make plans for RR IV.

If there were to be a heavy .50 MG that showed up at the event, would anyone be interested in FEEDING it??? A friend of mine that works at Gunsite made the offer. Thoughts?

I am looking at a little earlier this year, mid-October. Thoughts on dates.

Lastly, thoughts on liability insurance.
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Postby 308Mike » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:40 am

FEEDING IT?? Sure! If we can get a much better price than $4.00 a round! Does he also have a lot of surplus ammo sitting around to send downrange for a buck a round?
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Postby Rod » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:38 pm

Rumpshot wrote:Trying to get things together and make plans for RR IV.

If there were to be a heavy .50 MG that showed up at the event, would anyone be interested in FEEDING it??? A friend of mine that works at Gunsite made the offer. Thoughts?

I am looking at a little earlier this year, mid-October. Thoughts on dates.

Lastly, thoughts on liability insurance.


Meh on the Ma Deuce, I get the thought that our friendly ranger might not be THAT friendly. October is okay with me.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Kommander » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:48 pm

If we do get the M2 we're are going to need a bigger boat.

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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:35 am

Kommander wrote:If we do get the M2 we're are going to need a bigger boat.


The Navy has one they are trying to give away....

Getting it to Paulden would be an issue.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:41 am

Looking at Oct 17-18, 2009 this year.

Attached PDF shows the location and GPS coordinates. Not far from the old site, but this site is Ranger Approved.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby oilcrash » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:56 am

if only I could keep the food for the m2 I have at hand here.

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Postby 308Mike » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:16 am

Rumpshot wrote:Looking at Oct 17-18, 2009 this year.

Attached PDF shows the location and GPS coordinates. Not far from the old site, but this site is Ranger Approved.
RR IV 2.pdf


That looks like the site we moved to last time, after the dumb hiker came up over the ridge to see who was doing all the shooting after hearing bullets whiz by - then complained he couldn't hike where we were shooting.
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Postby mekender » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:40 am

so who is gonna buy me a plane ticket? :mrgreen:
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Postby 308Mike » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:14 am

mekender wrote:so who is gonna buy me a plane ticket? :mrgreen:


You'll find your answer in the mirror. :-)
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Postby Rumpshot » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:39 am

308Mike wrote:
Rumpshot wrote:Looking at Oct 17-18, 2009 this year.

Attached PDF shows the location and GPS coordinates. Not far from the old site, but this site is Ranger Approved.
RR IV 2.pdf


That looks like the site we moved to last time, after the dumb hiker came up over the ridge to see who was doing all the shooting after hearing bullets whiz by - then complained he couldn't hike where we were shooting.


This is the site the ranger pointed us to. I have been back several times and it looks better and better each time. We will have several lanes of fire into the canyon wall. I think we will be able to relocate some of the dead trees into a firewood pile. The west side of the dirt track into the site will make a great camping area, well sheltered from the wind. And the west side will also make a nice shotgun range too.

I missed the hiker. Did he show up while I was out scouting with the ranger? Did he come up and over the "back stop"???
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Postby 308Mike » Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:44 am

Rumpshot wrote:I missed the hiker. Did he show up while I was out scouting with the ranger? Did he come up and over the "back stop"???


AFAICR, the ranger said the person who complained was a hiker who was hiking along the road that came down the left end of the backstop. He was coming over from the homes side of the hill, and when he was near the top, he *supposedly heard* ricochets going over his head and it *REALLY SCARED* him. Of course, there was no explanation as to WHY he would continue hiking towards the sound of ricocheting bullets.

All the same, even though we don't have the same range distance (DAMN!), I feel *MUCH* better about any skipped or ricochet rounds not heading over the top of the hill towards your and your neighbor's houses. I know I winced a couple of times when I saw rounds skip up the hill from rock strikes down low, so perhaps moving is a GOOD thing.
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Postby workinwifdakids » Tue May 19, 2009 6:23 am

10/17-10/18 would be fabulous for me! The only thing that kept me away last year was the date... 11/6-8 is my annual men's retreat drunken melee.

Having not attended before, can you tell us specifically what the accommodations are and what we can expect for activities, and so forth? Are we to cook for ourselves, or send money for food?
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Postby Rumpshot » Tue May 19, 2009 7:06 am

Can't remember the name, but there is a NEW motel in Chino Valley, about 18 miles from the range. There are a couple other places in Chino Valley (86323 zipcode) to stay. Prescott is about another 15 miles down the road. Lots of lodging in Prescott.

Meals are on you. I will probably have some sort of buffet on Sat evening like last year. Details to follow. We had Tortilla Soup and Subway Sandwiches, there was Cheesecake for desert. I asked for a $10.00/head donation. The neighbor lady made the soup, mostly gratis.

I plan on putting up my big Marquis tent at the site. It measures 14' X 20'. 11' to the ridgepole. We can get out of the sun during the day. Use it for the camp kitchen and serving area and folks can sleep inside at night. Temperatures can be in the 90's during the day and down into the 20's at night. Temperatures should be in the mid 70's during the day and mid 40's at night.

The site is in the Prescott National Forest and you can camp there. If you bring in a motorhome like 308Mike, you will be all set. Otherwise it is primitive camping. Will arrange to have a porta-jon brought in and pass the hat to pay for it. If you plan on camping, don't bother to carry water. Bring the water barrel to my house and fill it with some of the best drinking water in Arizona.

This is a very formal event, black tie..... Oh, wait, that was Kim's thing.

RRIV will be as laid back as the previous three. Bring what you want to shoot and plenty of ammo. There will be target frames for paper targets. There will be short and long range metal targets of various sizes and composition. Some of the metal targets will stand up to high power rifles and some are good for pistol ball ammo. I have a clay pigeon thrower and cases of clay pigeons. I have an archery target and if there is interest, I can have a short archery trailwalk put together. The safety of all is imperative. Firing line safety will be strictly adhered to, other wise act like a responsible adult.

Shooting starts when we get around to it. Usually sometime around 9 and ends when we are through for the day or it gets too dark to shoot safely.

We have had reactive targets in the past. I don't think that the friendly ranger will approve of tannerite or sureshot targets. I will find out. I do have big sidewalk chalk pieces for less spectacular reactive targets. One of the gun blogger sites recommended Cue Chalk squares.

I spoke with the LT from Yavapai County Sherriff's Office for this area (he should be in attendance as a participant!!!) and asked about the .50 BMG. He looked at me kinda sideways and said, "You do realize this is Arizona, don't you?" In other words he doesn't expect it to be a problem. Now to get back in touch with my friend from Gunsite and make sure we have it reserved. Y'all gotta bring your own fodder for that one. Last I checked (just now) J&G Sales has French Surplus .50 BMGin 10 round lots for $35.00-$40.00. That seems to be a little cheaper than I remember.

I will be taking Friday off from work to start the setup. Everyone is welcome to come early and stay late for setup and teardown.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rod » Tue May 19, 2009 1:42 pm

Sadly the Mrs. and I have to drop out of this year's soiree. I've been reconnected with men from my company in Vietnam in 1968 and we're having a reunion that weekend in St. Louis. Sometimes you have to make some really hard decisions.
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Postby Rumpshot » Tue May 19, 2009 2:25 pm

Dang Rod. Was looking forward to a whole new arsenal of weapons to try out.

Will visit with you in August.

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Postby Flintlock Tom » Tue May 19, 2009 5:35 pm

Count me in.
Oct. 17/18 seems fine from this far out, and I'll pencil it in on my calender.
Since it's a national forest how much brush clearing are we allowed to do? I was also thinking of, maybe, bringing some lumber to building a foot bridge across the gully that cuts the range in half. Do you think the ranger would frown on "improvements"?
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Postby Rumpshot » Wed May 20, 2009 6:42 am

I need to contact Ranger Friendly and find out about removing, "down, dead" trees.

I don't really believe you want to bring enough lumber to cross the TWO channels that run along the face of the bluff. I expect to have 3 people involved in moving heavy stuff across. One on each side and one in the bottom. Hand down, walk across, hand up. I hope to have more steel clanger targets on hand so less walking to check targets. Will try to have shorter range setup for paper targets or more target frames so that more targets can be posted at a time.
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Postby 308Mike » Wed May 20, 2009 9:08 am

Flintlock Tom wrote:Count me in.
Oct. 17/18 seems fine from this far out, and I'll pencil it in on my calender.
Since it's a national forest how much brush clearing are we allowed to do? I was also thinking of, maybe, bringing some lumber to building a foot bridge across the gully that cuts the range in half. Do you think the ranger would frown on "improvements"?


The ranger is likely to say he can't say anything one way or another as long as it's not "damaging" the area. He's also not likely to approve "improvements" due to liability concerns, but if they happen and are well constructed, he's likely to not have a problem with them since Public Safety is mostly what he's after. He might document them in case later rangers come across them and make inquiries, but since they're so far off the beaten path, I'd say it's pretty remote that someone would complain (but I've seen and heard more incredibly stupid things before).
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Postby oilcrash » Wed May 20, 2009 2:28 pm

Will be returning from Iraq too late to register for fall classes, so, if the boss at work approves of me taking a few days that I technically do have in October, I'll see about getting my butt out there.

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Postby Rumpshot » Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:47 pm

Time to bump this back up to active status. October 17 & 18, 2009. There is a PDF map posted earlier in this thread.

The time is growing near. New location this year, about 2 miles further north. Still easy to get to with just about any vehicle you choose to bring. The road is rural primitive, slow is the way to go. There are rocks that stick up and can be driven around, no potholes, a motorhome or low slung car will make the trip, just go slow.

Join me for a couple days of fun and friendship. Many NoR and The Gun Counter members will be in attendance, with the notable exception of Rod. Rod thinks a reunion with people he hasn't seen in 40 years is more important. Don't know if there will be enough guns with Rod not there. :lol:

For those that are not aware, Rumpshot's Revenge is an annual gathering north of Paulden, AZ. Camping is available, free of charge, it is on the Prescott National Forest. I will start setting up on Friday, you are welcome to join me. There is no fee for attending the event. There will be a Porta-Jon on site that I will rent and pass the hat to pay for. Flintlock Tom covered the Porta-Jon last year and it was greatly appreciated. Thank you Tom.

Shooting of all kinds will take place. Safety is the PRIME consideration. I will have metal targets set at various ranges. Some of them are armor plate and will stand up to severe abuse, most are not. I would appreciate not having any new holes in my metal plates. We have had metal targets set as far as 225 yards in the past. This year will need some enthusiam to get targets set that far back. Vehicles will not traverse the canyon wall to move targets out and back. I have several target frames for paper targets too. Also I have lots of "campaign poster" type target frames too. Bring your paper targets and we will have some way to post them.

Rifles, shotguns, pistols, centerfire, rimfire, percussion, flintlock, matchlock, wheellock, all are welcome.

I have a "slingshot" type clay thrower and a standard clay thrower. Lots of shotgun opportunities.

As you arrive in the area you will find signs directing you to the site from the corner of Big Chino Road and Feather Mountain road. Don't turn off Feather Mountain until you see the sign to direct you to the 2 track dirt road. Continue to follow the signs.

As you arrive at the site, the canyon wall on the east side (right side) will be the backstop for rifle and pistol shooting. Just to the left of the road will be ample parking and camping. Ahead and to the left, or further left will be shotgun land (shooting northwest).

Last year we adjourned to my house for dinner after Saturday's shooting. I was trying to accomplish two things. One to encourage some time of relaxed friendship and fellowship after the day's shooting. And to allow those camping some time to relax and not have to cobble together a meal after the others had left the site. My lovely wife and the neighbor lady made a delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup, we had Subway sandwiches, and Cheesecake for desert. BYOB was the order of the day for beverages, Iced Tea, Lemonade, and water were available. I would like input on if you all would like to do this again. If so, I will have a large tent set up at the site where we could do it, onsite. Or we have no problem hosting a group at the house again.

Lastly, camping is free, but primitive. The elevation is about 4700-4800 feet and nights can be quite cool. Days Inn has just opened up in Chino Valley. It is about an 18 mile drive to and from the site to the Days Inn. There are several other places to stay in Chino Valley or you can drive the 15-20 miles further to Prescott or Prescott Valley. If you want to go the other way it is about 30 miles to Ashfork.

Please post your questions or comments.
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Postby Rumpshot » Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:54 pm

workinwifdakids wrote:10/17-10/18 would be fabulous for me! The only thing that kept me away last year was the date... 11/6-8 is my annual men's retreat drunken melee.

Having not attended before, can you tell us specifically what the accommodations are and what we can expect for activities, and so forth? Are we to cook for ourselves, or send money for food?


Workin, looking forward to seeing you here. Accomodations are listed above. You can throw out a bedroll on the ground or drive to a motel, your choice. Google accomodations around zip code 86334 for options. Or just plan to camp out.

Meals again optional, some of us could miss the whole weekend and it would be a good thing. Talking about me that is. :lol: Throw your opinion in the hat and we will discuss feeding.

Activities are free form. Safety first, then fun. Shoot what you like, pretty much when you like. Socializing is scheduled from beginning to end, non-stop.
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Postby Rumpshot » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:00 pm

Friday help would be appreciated. There is a DEAD camper (wood framed pickup type, not human) a little further in than we will be located. I would like to clean it up and make a firewood pile from the burnable parts and haul out the rest. Make a good impression on the Ranger.

Also will need to survey and construct the shooting lines. There are lots of dead standing wood that should end up in the firewood pile.

A bunch of steel targets that will need to be humped up the side of the canyon wall. Great exercise for a bunch of teenagers. Unfortunately most of it will be done by folks closer to the high side of 50. I have some PVC pipe I like to plant to hold target frames. Maybe this time we can plant them and leave them.

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Postby Kommander » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:19 pm

Rumpshot I might be able to help, but it depends on my sleep schedule and whatnot as I work nights.

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Postby Precision » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:28 pm

If I had any way to get out there I would. And I like doing that kind of volunteer work. Oh well too far for me this year.

But if you wouldn't mind PMing me. I am trying to set one up for Feb on the East Coast and wouldn't mind learning from your experience.
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Rumpshot wrote:Last year we adjourned to my house for dinner after Saturday's shooting. I was trying to accomplish two things. One to encourage some time of relaxed friendship and fellowship after the day's shooting. And to allow those camping some time to relax and not have to cobble together a meal after the others had left the site. My lovely wife and the neighbor lady made a delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup, we had Subway sandwiches, and Cheesecake for desert. BYOB was the order of the day for beverages, Iced Tea, Lemonade, and water were available. I would like input on if you all would like to do this again. If so, I will have a large tent set up at the site where we could do it, onsite. Or we have no problem hosting a group at the house again.


I vote for yes. I thought the group dinner and socialize went very well, and was a nice addition to the social calendar of the weekend. Plus the soup was really good :D.

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Postby Rumpshot » Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:12 am

Precision, email inbound.

JohnOC, thanks for posting the link to Days Inn.

Kommander, Looking forward to you showing up and lending a hand. Don't forget to bring the "new" ammo boxes. :D
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Postby AZMARK » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:26 am

I should also be able to show up Fri. and help with the set up. And I'll also vote yes for dinner, good food, good company can't go wrong.
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Postby Flintlock Tom » Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:00 pm

Thanks for the link to the Days Inn. That may just tip the scales in favor of Virginia coming along.
I'm really looking forward to it.
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Postby Rumpshot » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:24 pm

Spoke with the Mrs. about the dinner. She is more than happy to host again. She commented that she was not overly fond of the Subway Sandwiches (She likes Subway sandwiches, just not the pre-built, put your own condiments on). Nor did She want to make bread sandwiches ahead of time. The Soup is probably a go again.

Would you guys want to make your own sandwiches, buffet line style, or how would Soup and Salad go over?
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Postby JohnOC » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:54 am

Rumpshot wrote:Spoke with the Mrs. about the dinner. She is more than happy to host again. She commented that she was not overly fond of the Subway Sandwiches (She likes Subway sandwiches, just not the pre-built, put your own condiments on). Nor did She want to make bread sandwiches ahead of time. The Soup is probably a go again.

Would you guys want to make your own sandwiches, buffet line style, or how would Soup and Salad go over?


Buffet line style sandwiches would be preferable to the subway, I think. It might run a little bit more expensive (please do pass the hat for this again, no reason you should bear the cost), and you will probably end up with more leftovers.. since getting enough sandwich stuffins for everyone to have a shot at what they want means if something is underused there will be a bunch of it left.
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Postby Baja boy » Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:13 pm

I like to make my own -- maybe each could volunteer to bring a portion--one bring buns, rolls, another bring condiments, another the lettuce tomatoes, pickles , etc--I hope to make it and I would be happy to share !!

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Postby Rumpshot » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:27 am

Four weekends to go, then it will be time for Rumpshot's Revenge IV. Oct 17 & 18. Paulden, AZ. Prescott National Forest.

A full weekend of shooting fun. Bring your rifles, pistols, shotguns, centerfire, rimfire, blackpowder, even your bow and arrow.

Meet some of the misfits that post on The Gun Counter.

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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby BadgerAZ » Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:08 pm

I'm on sabbatical during that time, free as a bird. Count me there. :mrgreen:

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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:58 pm

Couple things to bring up.

Will be setting up for RRIV on Friday Oct 16th. Early arrivals are encouraged and help with the setup will be appreciated. Help with teardown on Sunday afternoon too.

My 4 year old Grandson will be visiting us that weekend and will get his indoctrination into the world of shooting. He has a .22 rifle that he handled when he was 4 months old. He has not seen it since. He will get an opportunity to shoot it. More in keeping with his maturity and age, I have a couple of airsoft guns for him to practice with.

There were some favorable comments on the forum about the OC dinner that was held in August. There is a local blog site that holds a monthly OC dinner around the valley here in Phoenix. If you can/desire to do so, please take advantage of the opportunity to join this group. I probably won't be able to as their dinner normally takes place on a Saturday evening and I like to be home in Paulden on Saturday nights.

With all that said, I would like to propose another TGC Forum OC dinner in the near future. I am thinking of Thursday 1 Oct, 2009. Location to be determined. Anyone out there interested?

One of the things I would like to accomplish is to discuss the upcoming RRIV. Also to foster a little more comeraderie amongst those of us who read this forum and are within driving distance of Phoenix.

As always, you can send me an email through this forum. I will respond.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Flintlock Tom » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:18 pm

I'm up for an Open Carry dinner. I vote for Phil's Bar-B-Que on Sports Arena Blvd. in Point Loma.

:lol:

I made a reservation at the Days Inn in Chino Valley, so I guess I'm coming.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:21 am

Flintlock Tom wrote:I'm up for an Open Carry dinner. I vote for Phil's Bar-B-Que on Sports Arena Blvd. in Point Loma.

:lol:

I made a reservation at the Days Inn in Chino Valley, so I guess I'm coming.
I'm loading up some .45-70 Black Powder cartridges for the 1884 Springfield just so some noobys can get to know what REAL guns smell like.


I don't remember Phil's Bar-B-Que on Sports Arena Blvd. I used to spend a lot of time in that area. I know it has changed a lot since I left Sandy Ago about 14 years ago.

Looking forward to checking out the Springfield! :D

Days Inn.... Not going to rough it this time?
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Postby Flintlock Tom » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:55 pm

The only way I could get Virginia to come along was to promise her a king-sized bed and continental breakfast.
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Postby JohnOC » Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:59 am

I'll be staying at the days inn this year. If anyone would like to use my 8x8 foot dome tent, they are welcome to it. I'll bring it 'just in case' but please post a reply if you would like to claim use of it. It will sleep 2 easily, or 3 that are friendly. I will be coming up to the site Friday evening, though probably not leaving phoenix until 5pm.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:48 am

What a bunch of wimps. I will be staying at MY house in MY bed with MY shower nearby. :lol:
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Flintlock Tom » Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:35 pm

Rumpshot wrote:What a bunch of wimps. I will be staying at MY house in MY bed with MY shower nearby. :lol:


That would be my first choice too (except at my own house), but the commute would be a killer.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:59 pm

I will be doing cleanup, setup on Friday Oct 16.

If you are available to help out, that would be great.

I would like to use a 100 yard long cable to help clear some "down, dead" trees and brush from the shooting lanes. If ya got a cable/heavy rope that long, bring it along. I don't have such a cable.

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Postby g-man » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:44 pm

Two things for me to check: 1- Will the boss-lady allow it? I'm pretty sure she's not up for primitive camping, so I'm betting if I get approved I'll be solo. 2- I've got to see if I'm the G3 on-call stooge that weekend. If I don't have to lug the damn blackberry, I should be good. I'm TDY next week, but have to swing by the office eeeaarly on Monday before I fly out, so I've already sent myself a note to check the duty roster.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby g-man » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:43 pm

CByrneIV wrote:Theres a motel, and a B&B just a couple miles away.


I'll ask, but I'm still pretty sure she'd rather just stay home. Worth a shot though. I'm fairly certain the motel option would be a 'no', but we did a B&B in Vermont when I was home on mid-tour last year, she might be up for that.

(aside, since I know she doesn't read this forum: I kinda want to do the camping thing. If she wants to come, cool, but I'm pretty sure she's not up for roughing it...)

Well, it's a brand new, NICE motel; and the B&B is lovely. Also there's a bunch of great shopping and museums, and a few casinos near by.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby mousegun » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:16 pm

Can't make it..bad timing. Looks like I'll be in the San Bernadino forest hunting Muley's and quail. Hopefully I see the big one that walked through the property July 4th while my freind and I were having dinner.

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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby 308Mike » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:57 pm

Our financial situation caused by my job loss and getting the new kitten means we won't be going THIS year. There's no way we can have those two cats in such close proximity for that long (in the RV) since they're still hissing and growling at each other.

I sure hope to have a job pretty soon. :roll: :roll: :(

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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:44 pm

Damn, Mike. I was looking forward to seeing you here too. :( Both of you as a matter of fact.

Sure hope that change thing does include a job for you and all the others that are currently "between" jobs.

The cats hissing at each other means they "care" about each other. Sooner or later they will get to the tolerate stage.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Flintlock Tom » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:11 pm

Apparently the Day's Inn in Chino Valley is now sold out for that weekend. Does anyone have a website for the B&B?
The nearest hotel/motel I can find now is in Prescott.

Thanks.
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Postby Rumpshot » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:07 pm

Flintlock Tom wrote:Apparently the Day's Inn in Chino Valley is now sold out for that weekend. Does anyone have a website for the B&B?
The nearest hotel/motel I can find now is in Prescott.

Thanks.


Teapot Inn

Can neither recommend or disparage this facility. It is only about a block and a half from the motel and looks nice from driving by. It has been there since before we moved to Paulden 8 years ago. I think Chris & Mel were booked here last year before they cancelled due to illness.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:12 pm

Did you guys all book this motel up? I have never seen more than a few vehicles parked in the parking lot out front since they opened.

If you guys all did it, this is a real "STIMULUS" package for Chino Valley. :lol:
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Flintlock Tom » Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:17 am

Just doing our part to help the economy.
Well, and buying guns, of course. (4 so far this summer)
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

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Didja find a room?
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Postby Flintlock Tom » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:11 pm

Rumpshot wrote:Didja find a room?


Yeah, I reserved it weeks ago. I was just checking for additional rooms in case I brought along more folks.
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Postby Rumpshot » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:20 pm

UPDATE

For the last few weeks expected daughter with grandsons to visit the Revenge weekend. :D They have cancelled due to home committments. :(

Basic Schedule of events:

Friday, any and all welcome to assist. Cleanup/Setup of the range. Try to work out some good shooting lanes that don't run straight uphill. There is a DEAD camper (truck type, not human) just down the road from the site. Will attempt to pickup the wood portion for campfire material and load trash into trailer to haul out and clean up area. I will have a large tent setup for shelter from whatever weather there may be. Also an awning near the shooting line. Lots of tables too. Bring your own chairs.

Saturday, shooting starts when the range is setup and safe (8-9 AM). Shooting will continue until we quit or it is too dark to see. Then adjourn to my house for dinner. Chicken soup of some sort again (Sopa Ranchero or Tortilla Soup). Sandwich fixings will be there too, plan to make your own. Special requests will be entertained. Looking for contributions to pay for the food, plan on about $10.00/diner. Should be some of Mel's world famous cookies for desert, maybe even a cheesecake again too. Coffee will be available if you want. Iced Tea, unsweetened and water for beverages. If you would like something like a cold beer or glass of wine, you should plan to bring it along. Same with sipping whiskey or whisky. Sharing is nice.

Sunday, shooting starts when the range is setup and safe (8-9 AM). Shooting will continue until mid afternoon. I would appreciate any and all assistance bringing down the targets, target frames, picking up the brass, picking up the trash, etc. We have left the previous site looking better than we found it. I would like to continue this trend. The Ranger has been impressed with our efforts and is on our side on the event.

Shooting will include: long range rifle/pistol (100+ yards), shorter range (100 yards or less), steel and paper targets, shotgun, archery if you are so inclined. Air rifles/soft air, paintball, etc are welcome to join us.

If you intend to visit J&G Salesin Prescott, they are closed Sunday and close Saturday afternoon at 3 PM.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:38 pm

Driving directions to Rumpshot’s Revenge

From Phoenix and points routed through Phoenix.

• Drive north from Phoenix on I-17 to Exit 262, Hwy 69.
• Drive northwest towards Prescott on Hwy 69 through Dewey.
• Turn north on Fain Road at the stop light towards Hwy 89A.
• Fain Road joins Hwy 89A westbound on the north side of Prescott Valley, continue west to Hwy 89.
• Turn north on Hwy 89 towards Ashfork.
• Travel north on Hwy 89 through Chino Valley.
• 12 miles north of the Chino Valley Safeway store turn west on Big Chino Road. (First left turn after the railroad tracks.)
• Travel 2.5 miles west on Big Chino Road to Feather Mountain Road.
• Turn north on Feather Mountain Road (gravel road), travel north across the cattle guard until the road makes a T intersection.
• Turn left, follow the signs, approximately 2.5 miles to go.


From Interstate 40.
• Travel east from Kingman or west from Flagstaff to exit 146 on the east side of Ashfork.
• Drive south on Hwy 89 to Paulden.
• Turn west on Big Chino Road. (Last right turn before the railroad tracks.)
• Travel 2.5 miles west on Big Chino Road to Feather Mountain Road.
• Turn north on Feather Mountain Road (gravel road), travel north across the cattle guard until the road makes a T intersection.
• Turn left, follow the signs, approximately 2.5 miles to go.


If you go into Prescott, don’t forget J & G Sales, 440 Miller Valley Rd, Prescott, AZ 86301 – 2907, 928-445-9650.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Flintlock Tom » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:40 pm

Dana,
Are you still going to pass the hat for the porta-potti?
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Postby Rumpshot » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:09 pm

I posted this last year. It is a little dated, but mostly applies.

What I have for target frames, targets, etc.

I will be planting 4 PVC tubes in the ground to support two 2 X 3 target frames. I have one portable target frame support that will hold a 1 X 2 target frame. I can bring some steel fence posts and wire to hang targets from too.

I plan to bring a couple of steel clangers home from Kalifornia next weekend. These are not hardened for high-power rifle cartridges, just homemade clangers that normally are used with black powder. If they are set at the proper distances, I will accept the “wear and tear” they will get with handguns and/or non-magnum rifle cartridges.

I have one small .22 spinner target.

I have a handheld Hyper Disk Thrower. It is basically a wrist rocket clay pigeon thrower. And ONE box of clay pigeons.

I plan to bring a 6 foot folding table, a couple of folding chairs, water jug, 10’ x 10’ awning, a couple of sawhorse tables, shovel, buckets, a couple of painters tarps, trash can, 4’ x 8’ utility trailer, maybe my Quad, and of course several assorted firearms, including my mortar. This list is not exhaustive, but a beginning.

I would like to start setting things up about 8 AM, shoot til Noon, break for lunch, and then shoot til tired. Bring a lunch. Adult beverages may not be consumed until the shooting is over, either for the individual or all shooters. Sunday repeat as desired. At the end of each day there will be a cleanup period to police the area and leave it cleaner than we will find it.

Anyone planning to attend that has additional target frames, big bore spinner targets, etc. should bring them along.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:11 pm

Flintlock Tom wrote:Dana,
Are you still going to pass the hat for the porta-potti?


Yup, just had not gotten to that point yet. Thank you for picking up the tab last year. :D
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Draven » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:13 am

And this is what i get for not paying attention around here....

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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:35 pm

The Porta-Jon will be delivered on Friday. And there are prime camping spaces still available. Still have not found out why the Day's Inn is fully booked. Unless there are a lot more of you guys coming than I expected.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:11 am

As of 2:00 PM this afternoon, Days Inn in Chino Valley still had 4 or 5 rooms left for Friday and Saturday night. They have taken the vacancy sign off the website. Call them direct at: 928-636-0355.

Seems that Gunsite, local weddings and funerals are their biggest customers. Then along comes the folks from The Gun Counter!
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Postby Flintlock Tom » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:47 am

I thought Gunsite had their own bunkhouse.

And, with all the business you'd think someone else would build another hotel.
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Postby Rumpshot » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:51 pm

The Porta-Jon was delivered yesterday afternoon. Tip jar is open to pay for the rental.

The temperature at my house at 6 AM this morning was 33 degrees. Forecast temperatures for Sat and Sun are from the airport 25 miles distant. 85 for highs and 45 for lows. Wind south at 6 knots on Sat, and southsoutheast at 8 knots for Sun. The highs are probably pretty close, the lows will be cooler in Paulden. Hopefully the wind will be no higher than forecast.

Astronomical data for the 16th:
October 16, 2009 Rise: Set:
Actual Time 6:36 AM MST 5:53 PM MST
Civil Twilight 6:11 AM MST 6:18 PM MST
Nautical Twilight 5:41 AM MST 6:48 PM MST
Astronomical Twilight 5:12 AM MST 7:17 PM MST
Moon 4:57 AM MST 4:46 PM MST
Length Of Visible Light: 12h 07m
Length of Day 11h 16m


The new moon will be on the 17th. For you stargazers the milky way was gorgeous last night.

Chris/Mel and anyone else going to the Teapot Inn B&B. Center street is closed for construction on the west side of Hwy89. To get to the Inn from the south, turn left (west) on Road 1 South, go west to Road 1 West, turn right (north) to Center St. They are on the corner, SouthEast corner if memory serves me right.
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Postby Rumpshot » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:55 pm

Who plans to attend and when will you arrive? Have plans to feed about 25 folks on Sat eve. Can add more water to the soup to stretch it if necessary, bring your own stone....

Will pick up chairs later today.
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Postby Rumpshot » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:58 pm

Who are Hams that will be coming? My call is N7PXD. Should have 2 meters setup on 146.52.
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Postby Kommander » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:42 pm

I just got off work I am going to get my stuff together and head out in the next several hours. I just hope my car will be ok...

Also there we be no pumpkins this year. This is due to A) I no longer have my truck and B) Since it's before Halloween instead of paying a buck a pumpkin like previous years I would have to pay $5 per.

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Kommander wrote:I just got off work I am going to get my stuff together and head out in the next several hours. I just hope my car will be ok...

Also there we be no pumpkins this year. This is due to A) I no longer have my truck and B) Since it's before Halloween instead of paying a buck a pumpkin like previous years I would have to pay $5 per.



You have a "new" car, it should be ok. We can work with you on the roads issue.

No pumpkins is okay, this year. May move the date back again for next year.
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Postby MelodyByrne » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:34 pm

Wal-Mart has some cheap pumpkins in the smaller size. We'll pick some up on our way in.

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Postby Kommander » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:04 pm

Leaving now. I need to pick up some .40 on the way but hope to see you all soon.

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Postby Rumpshot » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:44 pm

Mel, the nice small pumpkins at Wal-Mart are $.78/lb. If you find cheaper, that is fine. Up to you.

Anyone that will need to call me, send an email. I will reply with my cell number. I do have service at the site.
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Postby BadgerAZ » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:16 pm

Rumpshot: My wife just learned she'll have to be in Tucson all day Saturday, so I'll have to stay home, will have to miss RRIV. I'm very, shall we say to be polite, *unhappy* about it, but I do have to admit hers is more critical. I've been planning for RRIV for some time, but life is as it is, I guess.

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We'll be packing and heading out in 4 or so hours.

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Postby Rumpshot » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:22 pm

BadgerAZ wrote:Rumpshot: My wife just learned she'll have to be in Tucson all day Saturday, so I'll have to stay home, will have to miss RRIV. I'm very, shall we say to be polite, *unhappy* about it, but I do have to admit hers is more critical. I've been planning for RRIV for some time, but life is as it is, I guess.


I do have to admit, there are occasions when you must submit to "She Who Must Be Obeyed."

Don't sweat it, there is always next year.

I work in Goodyear and some weekend when I stay down and we could make a trip to Buckeye.
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Postby MelodyByrne » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:23 pm

We'll be leaving at 3ish with a stop at the Sportsmans Warehouse in North Phoenix.

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Postby MelodyByrne » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:36 pm

Well hell. Got a headsup from Kommandr that the 69 is down to one lane so we checked lane closures for the entire way up. The 89 has one lane closed as well, all the way to Paulden.

It's going to take us over 3 hours to get there. We most likely will not be at the site tonight, we might just check in to the B&B and get some dinner.

We'll be there bright and early on Saturday though.

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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby JohnOC » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:11 pm

Looking like closer to a 16:00 departure for me, so most likely will not be making it out to the site tonight either, unless someone really needs the the tent I offered previously.

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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Draven » Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:28 am

*sigh*

Have fun guys, shoot off a few for me while i work all weekend...

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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby 308Mike » Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:54 am

We'll be standing by for photos.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Flintlock Tom » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:40 am

Virginia and I left San Diego this morning at 0900, we got to the hotel in Chino Valley at 1800. Long day, long drive. I'm going to load a few more 45-70s then to bed. See you all in the morning.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:08 pm

Into 3rd cup of coffee. 35 degrees in Paulden overnight. Gotta load firesticks into car and head up to the range. Kommander spent the night at the range. Don't know if anyone else made it in to camp out or not.

Steel targets set part way up the hill. Need to paint some of them white to stand out a bit better. The firing line is longer than the old site with separate rifle and pistol areas. Mike some of the "obstructions" that you were working on "clearing" last year must have had some problem with recent wind. They all seemed to have blown over. Made a big difference.

The road has not gotten any smoother. Took me over 30 minutes to drive the truck up from my house yesterday. With a smaller, lighter vehicle it is not that bad, but the rough is still there.

For the late risers in Chino Valley, Mazy's is the local gunshop/gunsmith. As you head out of town towards Paulden/RRIV, the last stoplight has a McD's on the left. Turn left there and just behind the "shopping" center on the left is Mazy's. He opens at 8 AM and has a pretty good inventory of ammo. If you stop in say hi to Dave and Kedron for me.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby 308Mike » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:52 pm

Rumpshot wrote:Mike some of the "obstructions" that you were working on "clearing" last year must have had some problem with recent wind. They all seemed to have blown over. Made a big difference.


Well, at least I helped make some firewood for all ya'!!
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:47 am

Well more than half way through.

Beautiful day. Sunny, 90 degrees, slight breeze. Lots of targets. Lots of guns. Lots of ammo. After the shooting died down, off to dinner. Friends, Food, Firearms, how can life get much better. Oh yeah, after dinner, sitting around the fire, watching the milky way, visiting and Firewater.

Will go after it again tomorrow. Some folks will be quiting early. Tom and Virginia will be heading back to PRK early. Chris & Mel have to leave mid-day to fetch the girls. After that will be cleanup.

I have pictures, but not tonight. Got in a "family" photo late this afternoon. Borrowed Tom's Trap Door Springfield, next to the 30-40 Krag, next to the 1903, next to the M1 Garand, next to my AR-15. All Springfield Arsenal except my AR. Would have been nice to include an M1A in the group. All the rifles were sporting bayonets for the photos.

Early this morning before most folks arrived at the site, I got a call from Rod. He wished us well and wished he could have been there.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby 308Mike » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:43 am

Kimberly & I are both saying we wish we could be there!! We also wish *someone* had a CURE for Lupus, and not just to take care of the symptoms!!

We hope everyone had a GREAT day, took LOTS of pictures, and got LOTS of trigger time!!!!
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:32 pm

308Mike wrote:Kimberly & I are both saying we wish we could be there!! We also wish *someone* had a CURE for Lupus, and not just to take care of the symptoms!!

We hope everyone had a GREAT day, took LOTS of pictures, and got LOTS of trigger time!!!!


We wish you could be here too. Both of you. Kimberly would have been uncomfortable with the sunshine yesterday. There is hope for the Lupus though. I know you have been researching it and should continue to do so. My sister-in-law was diagnosed with Lupus (I think she had both internal and external) AND given 5 years to live, in 1972. She has out lived her mother, husband, and son and is still going strong. She is still on medication, but most of the symptoms are relatively benign now. She leads a relatively normal life including gardening. Her Lupus is not gone, but is in remission and has been for a long time.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:29 am

RRIV is over.

We finished teardown, packup about 1:30 PM.

Will try to make a run up in a few weeks and pick up brass that has surfaced from the dust.

George is scouting for a new site that is more transit friendly.

Thanks to all who made the trip and made this all worth while.

Special thanks to John & Myrrh, AZMark, and Kommander for their help in collecting the targets and helping cleanup and pack up.

I am open to suggestions to make this better, maybe bigger, in the future. But, with the curmudgeon in me, open to suggestions does not mean I will implement them. :)

My signs are a bit on the beaten side. We did not have any .50 BMG weapons. So there is room for improvement. Though a couple of .715 rounds did go downrange.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby 308Mike » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:19 am

Rumpshot wrote:Though a couple of .715 rounds did go downrange.


Details, details, details.....

Any other BP cannons, 2-liter Tannerite bottles? :shock: :D
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby AZMARK » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:20 am

308Mike wrote:
Rumpshot wrote:Though a couple of .715 rounds did go downrange.


Details, details, details.....

Any other BP cannons, 2-liter Tannerite bottles? :shock: :D


JohnOC got an into to blackpowder courtesy of Rumpshot. Sent a couple of barrels of 12ga shot down range, then the round balls. Completely upended the the clanger he was shooting at with the first shot of ball.

No 2 liter bottles, did a quart bottle of tannerite :shock: 8-) , and a bunch of 1lb and 1/2lb bottles.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:41 am

My mortar kicked things off on Sat morning with a pill bottle full of water. Blown to smitherns on the discharge.

Sun the mortar kicked a 1 pound lead ball over the ridge. The mortar rolled over in defeat with that round.

Later in the day the mortar lobbed an orange golf ball up and maybe over the hill.

Have not looked at pictures yet.

Flintlock Tom was in great form on Saturday with his kilt and NoR shirt.

Tom took a shower and changed out of his kilt for dinner, but Kommander took a shower and changed into his kilt. Overall, two kilts were seen at RRIV!


Two NoR shirts were there to represent the Nation of Riflemen.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Flintlock Tom » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:30 am

Setting targets
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Organizing the Springfield Armory family
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The Springfield Armory family
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Flintlock Tom » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:40 am

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Shade was at a premium
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Draven » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:43 am

Isn't that dinner pic from last year?

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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Flintlock Tom » Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:27 am

Draven wrote:Isn't that dinner pic from last year?


Only took 3 minutes for someone to notice.
Flintlock Tom neglected to take any photos at the dinner this year. Perhaps someone will post something from dinner.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Draven » Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:55 am

well, i can identify the back of my own head...

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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby JohnOC » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:20 am

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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby BadgerAZ » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:29 am

Geez, lookit all dem "assault weapons," including dat dere obviously "assault muzzleloader." Y'all must be dem right-wing gun nut terrorists Janet Nutpolitano warned us about. :o

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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Flintlock Tom » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:10 pm

Hey! A belated THANK YOU! to Rumpshot for all the work putting together the gathering this month.
Virginia and I really enjoyed the fellowship, shooting, firearm "show & tell", and the food.

Thanks also to Kommander for baby-sitting the shooting site and sharing his knowledge about some of my Mil-Surps.

Also, I ended up with someones fleece-lined stadium blanket. It was, very considerately placed over my guns so they wouldn't fry in the sun. If the owner will e-mail me an address I'll see that it is returned with my thanks.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Flintlock Tom » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:44 pm

Thanks, Chris, for watching over my guns.
Maybe I'll pass it back at the next meet-up.
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Re: Rumpshots Revenge IV

Postby Rumpshot » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:05 pm

My pictures from RRIV are posted online here.

They are full sized, unedited and in the reverse order they were taken. Be prepared for a long download time.

So first up you see the "Springfield"/US Gov basic issue weapons family photo. Sequentially they are Flintlock Tom's Trapdoor Springfield, 30-40 Krag, 1903 30-06, 1943 (actual year of manufacture), M1 Garand, missing in action the M14, then my recent build of AR15 (stand-in for an M16).

As you go down the page you see various members and others from TGC shooting/sitting around. The last pictures (as posted, first actually taken) were of Kommander shooting his bp pistol.

Mike, you can see that much that was an issue for range visibility is no longer a problem. :D
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