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February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Precision » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:51 pm

I am a member of a hunting lease in GA that has 1800 acres. I have access 365 days of the year and outside of deer (Sept 12- Jan 15) and turkey (March 20 - May 15) season I can bring unlimited guests out to enjoy the property.

This is just the beginnings of an idea, BUT I am thinking that during one of the off seasons would be a great time to have a meeting of like minded people, burn through some ammo, cook up some food and have an all around good time. We could make it a weekend.
The property is contiguous (less 170 acres). There is an area of about 12 acres that acts as our campsite (room for campers / tents etc). Power is by generator. Water is from a 250 gallon reservoir that has a pressure feed pump (not potable) and can be easily refilled from a neighbor's well. This is RURAL Georgia north of Statesboro.

Currently there is a rudimentary (log and earth) backstop and about a 200 yard range. Improvements to that are on my short list for next month's work party.

I know there is a meeting of us out at Rumpshot's Revenge out west. I was thinking this could be something similar but in the south east.

Suggestions for a theme, ideas to make it fun, improvements to the range/backstop, ideas on when, people who might be interested are all greatly appreciated.
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Re: a nascent idea for a east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Baja boy » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:30 pm

Sounds like a good beginning !! Since I wuz born less than 100 miles from there and still have relatives all around, we normally visit about once a year. Sure wish that it could happen in about October ? But keep working !! I would like to make a visit !
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Postby mekender » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:46 pm

interesting idea... im about 4 hours from there... plus i have a good friend in metter
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Re: a nascent idea for a east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Aglifter » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:13 am

About 5 hours away for me -- not too bad a drive though -- MB to Charleston to Savannah. How far is the property from Savannah?
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Postby First Shirt » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:42 am

Looks to be about a six hour drive from here. I'm game for a road trip!
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Postby Precision » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:40 am

Aglifter wrote:About 5 hours away for me -- not too bad a drive though -- MB to Charleston to Savannah. How far is the property from Savannah?


Mapquest "Dover, GA" and that will put you within about 5 miles.

Basically it is up (or down) I-95 to exit 102 then take 80 west a few miles then take 17 N for about 25 miles.

I takes me about 40-50 minutes from exit 102.

For non-coastal people, there are tons of ways to get there on smaller roads.
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Postby Precision » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:47 am

Ok, so I am thinking some time in February. After Valentine's day, don't want anyone to get in trouble over that. Its a mid point between deer and turkey season. The weather shouldn't be too cold and it certainly won't be too hot for anyone. Not too much likelihood of snow and the rainy season won't have started yet.

Of course it is also sooner than waiting until after turkey season, which I like.

Now I haven't been to Rumpshot or any of the other similar events.
How do they normally run?
How formally do things normally get set up?
Do we want to make it a weekend?

Help me out with suggestions.
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Re: a nascent idea for a east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Ben Rumson » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:50 am

I don't have enough vacation time left this year to make the drive from VA.

Next year though maybe.

Hmmm. I might have to block out a couple of days at work for the drive time.

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Re: a nascent idea for a east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby JAG2955 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:16 am

It looks like about a 7 hour drive for me. I'd really like to come. Can we plan it to be over a traditional 3-day weekend so I'll be allowed to drive the distance (Presidents' day)?

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Postby 308Mike » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:48 am

I'm moving this to Regional Announcements (chances of us west coast folks making this are pretty slim, as much as we might like to).
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Postby Precision » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:40 pm

JAG2955 wrote:It looks like about a 7 hour drive for me. I'd really like to come. Can we plan it to be over a traditional 3-day weekend so I'll be allowed to drive the distance (Presidents' day)?


That's a thought.

I don't really care what the date is. We just need to figure one out where the most people can attend. President's day weekend might be good.
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Postby Rumpshot » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:35 am

Thoughts from Rumpshot.

Pick a date. Work the date. Make it a 2 or 3 day weekend that YOU can do. The others will follow. Camping is good. Builds comeraderie. Food is good. (Wait, God is Great, Beer is good, People are crazy.) The more shooting options the better.

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Re: a nascent idea for a east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Precision » Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:30 pm

President's Day Weekend it is. Feb 14-17 2010
I will get up there Friday evening most likely around 10-11PM. Everyone else is welcome then or Saturday morning.

I thought that being Valentine's Day weekend, we should avoid that, but seeing as it is the long weekend and wives, girlfriends and everyone else is invited. Why not.

I am going up to the site this weekend and will be spending quite a few weekends up there during deer season. My goal this weekend is to fix the backstop on the 200 yd range and hopefully set up a secondary short distance pistol range.

Site location
-- Mapquest Oliver, Ga and you are within about 5 miles as the crow flies.
From Oliver, drive north west on 17 to Cameron Rd (mile marker 10)
Turn right on Cameron (a dirt road) you will see a "T" intersection sign about 300 yds before the turn.
Follow that about 1/2 mile to Twisting Pine Rd (another dirt road) Turn Right (if you hit pavement again, you went too far)
Follow Twisting Pine about a mile-- you will drive past the end of a cow pasture on the right then about 300 yds after that you will see a while entry gate on the right followed by a white entry gate on the left. The gate on the left is your entry point.
Follow that road (also dirt) and you will cross our camper area. Its the 12 acre mowed lot with 5+ campers on it

I will post signs at each intersection starting at 17 and Cameron Rd

NOTICE -- mapquest calls Twisting Pine Rd -- Thompson Rd for some reason.

Where to sleep:
Paid --
there are various hotels in Statesboro - 25 miles, Motels in Sylvania -10 miles
Free--
If you want to bring a camper or a tent, that works, we have a couple of sites with septic set ups and we have generator / pump driven water (non-potable) in a 250 gallon container. I will fill it up prior to the event.

There is an enclosed aluminum carport with a few tables to use as shaded area and for communal dining.
We have a smoker and rumor is we are adding additional cooking items this year.

Bonfires are normal nightly activities
Trash is burned on site or hauled up the road to the county drop off location.

The property is about 1600 contiguous acres and has a 169 acre parcel about 7 miles away. Most of the property is timber company pine. A small portion is cut over and some of it is pine / hardwood bottom. This is in VERY RURAL Georgia and no one is going to care if we blast away with whatever you want to bring. We've done it before.

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Sprint cell coverage is spotty
ATT works on MOST of the property
Verizon is pretty good as well
Not sure about other providers
When it gets closer, anyone who wants it can get my cell number in case of getting lost / whatever.

So who's coming?
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Postby Precision » Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:40 pm

Aglifter wrote:About 5 hours away for me -- not too bad a drive though -- MB to Charleston to Savannah. How far is the property from Savannah?


Sorry never properly answered before.

Savannah is about 45 miles away.
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Precision » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:16 pm

Bump

Is anyone still interested in doing this?
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Aglifter » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:20 pm

I am, but I don't know about the timing -- I'll be taking the bar in Feb.
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby First Shirt » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:49 pm

I'm definitely interested, and will make plans accordingly. Please to bear in mind that long-range planning around here covers the next 30 minutes or so, but there is currently nothing on the horizon that would prevent attendance.
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Precision » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:39 pm

Aglifter wrote:I am, but I don't know about the timing -- I'll be taking the bar in Feb.



What man?

You mean a few gun nuts booming all day long is gonna interrupt your study time???

We promise not to use your law books as targets. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby JAG2955 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:56 pm

I would absolutely, positively love to come, but you'll have to ask me closer to February, I don't know where I'll be/what I'll be doing.

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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Ben Rumson » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:18 pm

Aglifter wrote: I'll be taking the bar in Feb.


Speaking of 'errrah bars, is there a bar around?

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Postby cu74 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:21 am

Long way from Kansas :( . HOWEVER, I drive back to north Georgia to visit, (and shoot) with my youngest son several time a year. I'll look into scheduling a trip in February. It would still be a bit of a drive from his place (Auburn, between Atlanta and Athens) but I'm betting he would be up for it.

My long range planning resembles First Shirt's, so I won't be making a firm commitment for a few months.
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Postby Precision » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:35 pm

Ben Rumson wrote:
Aglifter wrote: I'll be taking the bar in Feb.


Speaking of 'errrah bars, is there a bar around?


Not really. We will be in the middle of official NO WHERE GA. But for a social outing there are bars in Sylvainia (population 2500) +/- 10 miles away. There is a stop and rob about 2 miles away that has all the generic Bud, Miller etc products. I know there is a liquor store in Sylvania but GA has weird liquor laws so plan ahead.

Group event suggestions are welcome.

I am figuring most won't show up until Saturday.

I am thinking
breakfast and lunch on Saturday as BYO
Dinner Pot luck BBQ on Saturday night around the campfire
I can provide a couple of smoked pork butts with my special BBQ sauce and a deer roast or two if needed or wanted along with some fresh veggies

Sunday
open to suggestions

Monday
open to suggestions

I will also be looking into local fun sights to visit

and remember GA is an OC state but with PERMIT ONLY. Check reciprocity
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Postby Precision » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:38 pm

cu74 wrote:
My long range planning resembles First Shirt's, so I won't be making a firm commitment for a few months.


No worries. As long as we have a core group coming any last minute people will be great too.

I am really looking forward to meeting some of you guys. I wish my finances would allow me to go out to some of the group events out west.

Any other forums or groups we should extend invites to?
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Postby Dedicated_Dad » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:56 pm

I'd try to travel to make this, but ... Valentine's Day?

Seriously?

I'm an old married dude, and if V-day was anything more than another day it would be a surprise, but if I were to DARE suggest taking off to go shooting it would probably land me in divorce-court...

Forced to choose, I like half all my stuff a bit more than you guys... ;)

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Postby clyde621 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:39 pm

My wife birthday is on the 12. Since we could make it a campout time she may go along with this. Will have to discuss it with her. Put me down as a maybe. ;)
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Postby clyde621 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:42 pm

Hey D.D. I got in 42 years myself. If your wife likes camping, hey you never know. Just throw out the idea and see if you get hit with a tent pole or not. :? :D
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Postby Dedicated_Dad » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:35 pm

clyde621 wrote:Hey D.D. I got in 42 years myself. If your wife likes camping, hey you never know. Just throw out the idea and see if you get hit with a tent pole or not. :? :D


Riiiiiiight.

Clearly you've never met my wife. Her idea of "roughing it" is staying in a hotel without turn-down service and chocolates on the pillow.

Camping?
I can't comprehend why anyone would work 50 weeks so they could spend two pretending to be homeless


She's also subject to fits of PSH whenever she sees anything resembling a gun - including a stripped wooden stock. I've tried to teach her SOMETHING - ANYTHING - to help relieve her hoplophobia but she'll literally close her eyes and put her hands over her ears singling "lalalalalala" rather than learn to safe-check a weapon much less fire one.

No, I DON'T understand it. No, I can't really explain how I got through a long courtship without ever stumbling across the subject.

She's finally settling down SOME, yesterday's mass cleaning project went without comment even when I left 6 pistols in a rack on the counter - which is a MAJOR improvement... Maybe 10 years has finally managed to desensitize her at least THAT much... :roll:

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Postby clyde621 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:46 pm

LOL. Well I thought it was worth a try. I am glad to be able to say I can"t feel you pain. ;) However in other ways I can feel your pain. :( Hang in there
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Postby Precision » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:09 pm

I picked V-day weekend because it was a long weekend (for many) and it is between deer and Turkey season so I can bring unlimited guests to the property.

If the group has a better date, I'm open

Deer season (Sept 12- Jan 15) and turkey Season (March 20 - May 15) are out. I would like to do it sooner than later and Feb is cooler for those not used to southern climate.
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Postby Precision » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:17 pm

I got the 200 yard rifle range back in some semblance of shape this weekend and designed out a pistol range that can be used simultaneously. Will work on building that over the next few trips to GA.

On a side note, had great fun OC'ing and only scared the crap out of one guy at a truck stop.

Went in to relieve myself and once done, went to wash my hand and. the sheeple was in the way to the sink, so he moved while talking to his buddy. He then saw my Glock 17 in the Serpa and went ghost white and his conversation (with his buddy) ended.
As I left, I heard him whispering about it to his buddy, who said "so what, he's probably a cop and he seemed nice enough".

I laughed as I walked out to my truck.

But 3 other gas stations, an hour at Wal-mart getting a tree stand for dad, half an hour in the grocery store and a few other incidentals garnered me a few odd looks and a few smiles and nods.

Dad still thinks I'm nuts but even he was surprised at the lack of response.
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Postby Combat Controller » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:52 pm

I would like to try and come, my shooting fiesta is in March usually.

BUT

Miss G&T's birthday is the 14th of February. Double whammy.
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Postby Precision » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:17 pm

If you guys want to change it to the following weekend, I have no problem. From user input and the fact that it is a longer weekend I chose Presidents day weekend. I don't really care when it is, so long as it is between jan 15 (end of deer season) and March 20 (beginning of turkey season).

But I do want to get a date set so I can have a goal and get the particulars set up.
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby cu74 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:29 am

Precision wrote:..........But I do want to get a date set so I can have a goal and get the particulars set up.


I'm still up for any date between January 15 and March 20. I have a 2010 calendar, but it has no entries on it. (Long range planning for me is what's for dinner..... ;) ) The weather in Georgia during that time period is bound to be warmer than in Kansas.

I missed CC's fiesta last year because I didn't want to drive through snow, sleet and ice between Kansas and Texas (and I have been kicking myself ever since). February in Georgia and Texas in March sounds like a welcome relief from winter to this poor old Southern Boy living in Kansas.
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Postby Combat Controller » Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:31 am

I am most likely still going to do it in March this year.
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby cu74 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:33 am

Precision wrote:But I do want to get a date set so I can have a goal and get the particulars set up.

This thread has been dormant for a couple of months and it's time make some progress. My wife and I had one of her Let's Coordinate Our Calendars "events" today and I couldn't give her a firm date for the February Georgia Shoot. :oops: Weather permitting, (I do live in Kansas - snow, sleet, ice, etc. - and will have to drive through Missouri and Ill Annoy - snow, sleet, ice, etc. - to get to the shoot) I will be there if I know when. I have February 13/14 penciled in on my calendar.

Let's get over the Valentines Day whining, (can we not be BOTH lovers AND shooters?) or whatever else is troubling us and make a commitment so Precision can set up his event. We're talking about Gun Counter meeting and shooting here folks! :D It will be a shame if only Precision and I get to enjoy Georgia Shooty Goodness in February.
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Postby Precision » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:04 am

The thread is no longer dormant. :D

As some of you may have gathered, I am very gung-ho on doing an East coast meet and shoot. We are but 7 weeks away from "my" gathering so lets get some stuff working here.

The dates are President's / Valentine's weekend. Feb 12-15
As my "work" schedule is very flexible, I will be arriving at the property around 1400 on Friday. If anyone is planning on getting there earlier, let me know and I can get up their earlier.

I am going up for a week of hunting staring on Monday (Dec 21). So any questions regarding local attractions (etc) can be researched while I am there. Drop me a line and I'll check it out. I will also look at the old posts to see what has come up so far.

Suggestions for activities, shooting or otherwise are appreciated.

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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby JAG2955 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:22 am

So...who's coming, and who's bringing what?

I really hope to attend, but the February duty calendar isn't out yet.

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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby cu74 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:09 am

I'm still planning on driving out from Kansas, (weather permitting) picking up my son (Auburn, Ga) and shooting on Saturday and Sunday. He (we) may have to do some major sucking up with his wife to get around the Valentine's day thing, but I think I have enough brownie points built up with her to pull it off.
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby JKosprey » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:10 am

Damn. Quite a way from NY, and I really don't want to fly with firearms. Unless something comes up to make it work, I'll have to call a rain check.

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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Precision » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:53 am

Well I guess we know I'll be there.

I am planning on bringing my MN 44, MN 91/30, SKS and a few pistols. Nothing exciting, but its what I have, that is mildly interesting.

Some ideas for things to do.

bring some decoys/ calls and do some coyote hunting -- there are plenty of them

general shooting goodness--3 places to set up for different things
up to 300 yards
pistol
short to medium rifle
long range rifle
skeet

there is a WMA within half an hour where we could POSSIBLY do a hog hunt. hunting license required and they have a hog season on the WMA and that WMA does not always hold hogs. Will research if there is interest

I am thinking about making a dinner for one of the nights. I provide the meat (smothered porkchops or chicken caciatore (sp?)) and you guys provide the other stuff pot luck.

one lunch/dinner do an OC meal at a local restaurant. There are several options and as long as you have a reciprocal CCW for GA, OC is no problem. I do it all the time there.

So who else is in?
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Ben Rumson » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:04 am

I'm out. I've already got to much time away from the family that month. .

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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby survivor122 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:14 pm

Ok.......I guess I am spending a romantic Valentines weekend in Ga too.

Also looking forward to meeting some of the gun counter gang. So......who's in?

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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Candyman » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:17 pm

I would love to come out and play, but it's just not in the cards. :(
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby SeekHer » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:07 pm

CombatController wrote:I would like to try and come, my shooting fiesta is in March usually.

BUT

Miss G&T's birthday is the 14th of February. Double whammy.


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Although, I'll be down south at that time, I can't get away for it, sorry, would love to have come...
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Combat Controller » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:34 pm

Yeah, I am doomed. Take lot's of pics guys!
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby cu74 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:52 am

With the Midwest-required qualifier - Weather Permitting - I'm still planning to attend on Saturday. I wouldn't drive from Kansas to Georgia just for a one-day shoot, but I'll be "in the area" for other reasons.

I don't yet know if my son will be coming along. I (or we) can get up at zero dark thirty in Auburn (between Atlanta and Athens) and be at the shoot around nine on Saturday morning. Since I have to be back in Auburn on Sunday, we'll probably leave around four Saturday afternoon.

I look forward to meeting a few more of the troops.
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Precision » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:18 am

I too hope to meet some of the troops too.

Regardless of how many troops show up, I plan on having a good time, and hopefully learning how to have even more fun next year.

Besides, I get to show off the GF and her NEW GUN.
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Precision » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:59 pm

for those who are coming.

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A buddy is letting me offer his camper for our usage. He only asks that we clean it of any mess we make. It sleeps 7 fairly easily. I have my own and the hunting club has a "community camper" as well.

Hope we have a big turn out. If not, maybe we can plan for a more available weekend next year.
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby JAG2955 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:49 am

Guys, I'm going to have to send my regrets on this one. It's not one specific thing, but a combination of things. I haven't spent a weekend home since the first one in November, and there's too many things around here that need getting done. That, and the work schedule's busy to make up for the long weekend, it's just not doable. Shoot a few rounds for me, I'll be there in spirit.

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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby cu74 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:43 pm

Apparently Al Gore has discovered I voted for the other guy. NWS predicts snow across Mississippi and Alabama during the times I would be traversing the states. Two states with huge fleets of snow removal equipment at the ready. :lol: Driving populations with proven winter driving skills. ;) What could possible go wrong?

Trip canceled. :cry: Shoot a few rounds for me.
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Precision » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:19 pm

sorry to hear you won't be coming, but I CERTAINLY understand with the weather.

First ones are not always the best attended. Starting to think about the next one already.

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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Rumpshot » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:57 am

That is a good way to go. Things happen, people can't attend for various reasons. It will still be memorable. Take pictures, post pictures. Make those of us who were unable to attend, for whatever our reason, wish we had been there. A little poetic embellishment is even appropriate in this endeavor.

Good luck. Have fun. Meet new/old friends.

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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby cu74 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:56 am

Rumpshot wrote: Take pictures, post pictures. Make those of us who were unable to attend, for whatever our reason, wish we had been there. A little poetic embellishment is even appropriate in this endeavor.

Good luck. Have fun. Meet new/old friends.

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Pictures, yes! Lots of pictures so I will know what I missed. If the NWS forecasts are correct, there will be snow in the shots. :shock: Excerpts from Weather.com:
"......will dump at least 3 to 6 inches of snow from southern Mississippi to central Georgia. Some locations may see up to 8 inches. Either side of the heaviest snow, 2 to 4 inch accumulations are possible in Birmingham, Atlanta, Mobile and Columbia, South Carolina......... Snow or a rain/snow mix will develop in the Ozarks and Tennessee Sunday shifting into southern Appalachians, northern Georgia and the Carolinas Sunday night and Monday."

Had I tried to make the trip I would probably be stuck somewhere in Mississippi about now. Even the alternate route down through Kentucky and Tennessee wouldn't have worked because Chattanooga and the Atlanta area will be getting snow tomorrow. Sorry I won't be there, hope you understand why, have a great time....... :D
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Rumpshot » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:13 am

What happened?
Were guns shot, liquor consumed, lies told?

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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Precision » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:23 am

A great time was had.

The GF and I shot guns, broke in her new P3AT ... and let me tell you, you don't want to be on the other end of her P3AT at 10 yards.

We had a great time, but unfortunately the snow kept away all the other comers. Not that I blame them. We drove through 2 inches to get there, but that is NOTHING compared to what hit north of us. YIKES.

Perhaps Feb isn't the best time. Will have to work on a different time next year that doesn't conflict with Turkey season, the weather and whatever else.

What can I say, a great weekend in the woods w/ my GF and we shot guns and she was excited to do it. Not bad. Although, next time having some of you around would make it much more fun. :lol:

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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby cu74 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:43 am

Sorry it didn't work out. :cry: I was looking forward to some pictures of a few hardy folks shooting in the snow.

Set your time for next year and I will try to be there.
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby 308Mike » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:20 am

cu74 wrote:Sorry it didn't work out. :cry: I was looking forward to some pictures of a few hardy folks shooting in the snow.

Set your time for next year and I will try to be there.


Hmmmmmmmm, SNOW with reactive targets (read Tannerite or SureShot - which is basically a finer grain mixture of the Tannerite components).

Depending on your needs (of course), we've found that for rifle and pistol rounds Tannerite tends to perform just fine, but if you need something to go off with a shotgun hit, you might want to look into the more sensitive SureShot product.

If hit correctly, BOTH products will go BOOM, but the SureShot product used to have a tendency to catch items on fire due to incompletely burned product (in 2008).

You should use burn protocols with any of these reactive targets as ANY reactive flash material might cause a flare starting a small fire, which if not immediately extinguished, could get rapidly out of control.

Shooting these targets in the snow would be AWESOME!!!!! Hell, you could even build a little Igloo over them (shooting through the doorway) to watch the pressure wave blow them apart!! :-D

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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Rod » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:22 am

Is that a picture of Thomas last year? Never saw that one.
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Re: February east coast group shoot / gathering

Postby Rumpshot » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:08 am

That photo was not last year (2009), wrong location. But it sure looks like TJ to me too. My guess would have been 2008.

Back OT, sorry the weather did not turn out for you. Set a date and do it again. This will make it the second one, cuz you did have 2 participants this year.

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