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Re: T - 202 Days and counting....
« Reply #125 on: March 25, 2008, 05:50:47 pm »
Can anyone convert the maps provided by Pitspitr to PDF? I would like to use the PDF versions on the web site.

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Re: T - 202 Days and counting....
« Reply #126 on: March 25, 2008, 07:59:07 pm »
Might help to include a map to the range also, as it is at a different location.
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Re: T - 202 Days and counting....
« Reply #127 on: March 25, 2008, 08:26:15 pm »
Couldn't do anything with the web site provided. Couldn't save image, copy, or paste. Used mapquest to put something togather, converted to a pdf, & sent to Bull Schmitt. Also indicated fairly close to where the shoot site is.

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Re: T - 202 Days and counting....
« Reply #128 on: March 26, 2008, 12:06:29 am »
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Re: T - 202 Days and counting....
« Reply #129 on: March 27, 2008, 11:16:10 am »
Pitspitr Sir!

 Could you please give us a few more details about the muster at Fort Hartstuff.  Like the round count for rifle and handgun? also do we need gun carts? This is our first so we don't know what to expect or bring?  Also what distances do we shoot for rifle and pistol?

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Re: T - 202 Days and counting....
« Reply #130 on: March 27, 2008, 09:02:13 pm »
Jerry,

I will probably need another bunk.  Looks like there may be 3 of us coming up.  Also along with Gringo's questions, when will the Fort open it's barracks.  For instance, If we drive up on Wednesday, when do we stay there...etc.....
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Re: T - 202 Days and counting....
« Reply #131 on: March 27, 2008, 09:32:11 pm »
Gringo,
I don't have a firm round count yet. I expect to have the shooting procedures for all stages on paper by the end of April, so be sure to keep checking back. I doubt you'd need a gun cart. Remember that GAF shoots are set up for one rifle and one pistol. If your rifle has provisions for a sling I'd recomend attaching one. If you need more weapons than just the 2, that we'll provide them. We won't have any hand gun targets closer than 8 yds and most likely none closer than 12 to 15 and we'll have a few rifle targets at about 125, though most will be in the normal CAS range (15-50).

Major Matt,
I am heariing that due to retirement we will have a new park superintendant in May. And if rumors are true the new super will be the current Asst. Super. If this is indeed the case there should be no problems with setting up an evening or 2 early. Right now I can't answer your question with absolute certainty though I doubt that new management will cause any problems.
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Re: T - 202 Days and counting....
« Reply #132 on: March 27, 2008, 10:31:28 pm »
Gringo:

I can confirm that there usually aren't any guncarts at GAF Musters - both for the reasons given by Col. Pitspitr and because GAF shoots are heavily influenced by NCOWS rules and practices.  As you may know, NCOWS permits guncarts only if they are "period correct" in design  and appearance ....

I think I was the only person with a cart at Muster 2008 in Iowa .... I transported my half-scale Metis Red River Cart all the way from western Canada ( .... in fact, if not mistaken, I travelled further than any other entrant) ....

Not sure I'd go to all that trouble again .... perhaps you can guess why from the size of the thing (though the wheels do come off for loading it in the back of my vehicle) ....

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Re: T - 202 Days and counting....
« Reply #133 on: March 28, 2008, 11:35:27 am »
Good rule of thumb would be 10 rounds handgun and 15 rounds rifle for each stage. That should be plenty.  No carts probably, fill your belt and your haversack.  Sling arms and march!
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Re: T - 202 Days and counting....
« Reply #134 on: March 28, 2008, 04:16:51 pm »
Pitspitr, My Memory fails me did I have you reserve room in the barracks for me??
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Re: T - 202 Days and counting....
« Reply #135 on: March 28, 2008, 07:12:30 pm »
Col Pitspitr:

I am pleased to report that my previous military duty at Ft. Flat Water has been changed to late in October, from the GAF match weekend timeframe.  HOOOOOOOWAAAAHH!!!!

We will now be able to TDY at the GAF match at Ft. Hartsuff (barring a possible trip to Afghanistan).

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Re: T - 202 Days and counting....
« Reply #136 on: March 28, 2008, 11:38:48 pm »
Yep!  We're gettin' short.
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Re: T - 202 Days and counting....
« Reply #137 on: March 30, 2008, 09:04:56 am »
Pitspitr, My Memory fails me did I have you reserve room in the barracks for me??
Sure Have!

Currently 27 of the 40-42 bunks are filled.
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Re: T - 202 Days and counting....
« Reply #138 on: March 30, 2008, 10:52:39 am »
Thanks what are the dates again I have hada very busy winter and havent been online for awhile.
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Re: T - 202 Days and counting....
« Reply #139 on: March 30, 2008, 11:06:31 am »
Just an early announcement for those of you who need to put in for time off by the first of the year. Next year's Grand Muster will be held October 3-5 At Fort Hartsuff Nebraska.

Housing will be available in the restored 1875 enlisted man's barracks but is limited to the first 40 registrants. If there are any ladies who would like to stay at Fart Hartsuff we may be able to put them up in the hospital or the laundress quarters. There is also limited primative camping at the range sight. Be sure to bring your wives even if they don't want to stay at the fort. We plan to have a period "hop" folowing the banquet Saturday evening.

Delmonico is once again slated to provide the meals.

The "Battle Rifle" class is highly encouraged (but not required) as pistol caliber rounds tend to peter out at the range that at least one shot will be attempted.

This will be a unique shoot with stages based on little known and obscure plains Indian War Period fights. At this point I'm not sure about side matches but I expect have at least  a wild buntch stage as a side match.

I plan to be available to give a guided tour of Fort Hartsuff sometime during the weekend and to make time for participants to tour the fort on their own.

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http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,14741.0.html

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More information will be available as the time draws nearer.

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Re: T - 186 Days and counting....
« Reply #140 on: March 30, 2008, 05:40:09 pm »
Just curious?  What camping is available for the muster?  either at the fort or at the match site?  Don't have any stuff for a primitive period correct camp but might try ot rough it with tent.  what are the period correctness requierments for the camping?  is there an area for RV's and the like?

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Re: T - 186 Days and counting....
« Reply #141 on: March 30, 2008, 08:14:17 pm »
"Period Correct" is not a requirement for anything in the GAF.  We llike to see it, but how far you go is up to you.  You can camp any way you want.  I personaly use a pop up trailer.  But for this Muster, why don't you simply as Pitspitr for a bunk in the barracks.  I believe there's several left.
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Re: T - 186 Days and counting....
« Reply #142 on: March 30, 2008, 08:27:07 pm »
Actually, Bow View already has and his name is on the list.
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Re: T - 186 Days and counting....
« Reply #143 on: March 31, 2008, 01:19:47 pm »
Thanks,  I didn't know that you had me in the Barraks.  I have to make sure on me end. 
Just keep us posted. 
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Re: T - 186 Days and counting....
« Reply #144 on: April 13, 2008, 01:30:14 pm »
Add Scruffy Skippy to your list if theer is still room in the barraks please.  Looks like we'll both be coming out.  Not sure on Thunder Thornton yet.
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Re: T - 163 Days and counting....
« Reply #145 on: April 22, 2008, 05:08:31 pm »
The preliminary round count looks like this:

104 Rifle
56 Pistol
4 Shotgun (provided)

(Shooter will want to bring extra ammunition as some targets REQUIRE hits and misses are not an option)

This is only a preliminary count as I am waiting on one stage from another stage writer and the count I have reflects the stage I wrote as a back up for that stage.
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Re: T - 163 Days and counting....
« Reply #146 on: April 22, 2008, 08:41:29 pm »
What about side matches??
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Re: T - 163 Days and counting....
« Reply #147 on: April 22, 2008, 09:59:50 pm »
104 45-70 rounds....man oh man....that's expensive :o
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Re: T - 163 Days and counting....
« Reply #148 on: April 22, 2008, 10:05:30 pm »
What about side matches??

I haven't got quite that far but I'll be working on that soon.
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Re: T - 163 Days and counting....
« Reply #149 on: April 22, 2008, 10:06:49 pm »
104 45-70 rounds....man oh man....that's expensive :o
And when you put it in that light, I start thinking about how my shoulder will feel the next week after the Muster. :o
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