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Re: T - 163 Days and counting....
« Reply #150 on: April 22, 2008, 10:08:49 pm »
104 45-70 rounds....man oh man....that's expensive :o


I'm thinkin' some 100 yd. plinkin' rounds might be in order here!  I may be in the same situation as Major Matt.

Anyone got any safe, reduced loads (BP of course!) for the 45-70?  I'm thinkin' along the lines of my 250 gr RNFP pushed by around 40/45 grs of 2f or 3f.  I'll need a filler, I guess - I've never loaded a "light load" in BP!

Suggestions?  (And yes, I'll be posting this on the Darksider's Den as well.)  ;)

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Re: T - 163 Days and counting....
« Reply #151 on: April 23, 2008, 12:38:27 am »
Is there any official registration forms out yet?  Do ou know what the cost to shoot will be?  Maybe this has all been covered here but I didn't see anything on the GAF website other than the dates and the map. 

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Re: T - 163 Days and counting....
« Reply #152 on: April 23, 2008, 01:20:01 am »
104 45-70 rounds....man oh man....that's expensive :o

Major - As for the expense .... both "fiscal" and "physical" .... just be thankful you're shooting that "wimpy" little Yankee military cartridge, rather than its British Empire equivalents of the era .... i.e. either .577 Snider-Enfield or .577/.450 Martini-Henry .....   
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Re: T - 155 Days and counting....
« Reply #153 on: May 02, 2008, 06:44:17 am »
The final round count is:

96 Rifle
61 Pistol
4 Shotgun (provided)

(Shooter will want to bring extra ammunition as some targets REQUIRE hits and misses are not an option)
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Re: T - 155 Days and counting....
« Reply #154 on: May 02, 2008, 07:14:19 am »
Thank ya, sir.

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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #155 on: June 26, 2008, 06:35:11 am »
Registration is finnally set at $90. I realize this is a little higher than last year but also includes all meals AND accomadations in the Barracks. In the long run most shooters will save almost $300 dollars since they don't have to buy motel rooms.

The final round count is:
96 Rifle
61 Pistol
4 Shotgun (provided)
(Shooter will want to bring extra ammunition as some targets REQUIRE hits and misses are not an option)

Side matches will be on Friday and will be: Long Range Rifle, Long Range Handgun, and a Wildbunch Stage. If we have time and interest we can also have the Postal Match qualification.

We have the stages and the shooters book all written. The medals are purchased and engraved. The cooks, the range, the barracks and the band are all reserved. We hope to have the registration form on line by the end of next week. In the mean time if you are in a big hurry to get registrations sent in my address is at left.
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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #156 on: June 26, 2008, 07:15:38 am »
Thanks fer the update, sir.

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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #157 on: June 27, 2008, 09:27:12 am »
Well, I'm in!

What's the typical range for the rifle targets?  I THINK I remember something about 100 yds and less as well as for the "Long Range" targets?

It's less than 100 days away!  We're into the "two digit midget" classification.
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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #158 on: June 27, 2008, 11:21:38 am »
Have been meaning to contact Bvt.Col. Pitspitr to enquire about certain "facilities" available to those of us who will be staying in the Barracks, and might as well ask here for the benefit of all ....

What facilities are available for "answering the call of nature" during the night  -  i.e. "in house", "outhouse", other?  Also, on a related note, may I put in for a bunk assignment near the door or other access to such facilities? 
 ::)  (I ask because, unfortunately, I occasionally experience the "call" several times during the night, and it would be less disturbing to my Barracksmates .....)

Are there shower facilities or the like on site?

(My apologies if you have already addressed these issues in previous postings ....)
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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #159 on: June 27, 2008, 11:27:11 am »
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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #160 on: June 27, 2008, 11:51:49 am »
Inquiring Minds?
.... NEED to know!  :-[  ;)
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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #161 on: June 27, 2008, 02:28:56 pm »
One stage will feature 7 rifle shots at approximately 125 yds most rifle shots will be normal-to-long NCOWS ranges 25 to 50 yds.

At Fort Hartsuff the modern restrooms are approximately 50 feet outside the back door of the Barracks wardroom, but no shower facilities. It may be possible that by then we may get permission from Lincoln to use the shower in the commanding officers quarters but as of now don't figure on it.
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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #162 on: June 27, 2008, 06:37:23 pm »
Hopefullly the weather willl be a bit cooler by then so we all don't get TOO "gamey" by the last day. 
Looking forward to it.

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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #163 on: June 28, 2008, 01:45:35 am »
Good, need-to-know information here: Thanks!

Major Robson, I, too have similar concerns, so I'll have a "traveling lantern" available.  (a small, one candle and reflector folding apparatus.)  You are welcome to use it.  As is ANYONE else.
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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #164 on: June 29, 2008, 06:44:10 am »
Good News!
I found out yesterday that even if the Commanding Officers Quarters' shower at Ft. Hartsuff isn't available, there is a free public shower at the Ord City Park less than a mile from the range.
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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #165 on: June 29, 2008, 08:24:01 am »
Good news indeed. ;D

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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #166 on: June 29, 2008, 10:44:12 am »
Good news indeed!

Now - how far is the range from Ft. Hartsuff? 
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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #167 on: June 29, 2008, 12:10:17 pm »
I think it's about 9. The range is just outside of Ord. It's 6 from Ord to Elyria and the fort is 3 miles north of Elyria.
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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #168 on: June 29, 2008, 04:21:06 pm »
What? :o  Are you gents afraid of a little PC body odor? ;D
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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #169 on: June 29, 2008, 04:28:25 pm »
What? :o  Are you gents afraid of a little PC body odor? ;D

Afraid, no, but that don't mean I'm strongly in favor of it. ;D
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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #170 on: June 29, 2008, 05:15:44 pm »
Afraid, no, but that don't mean I'm strongly in favor of it. ;D

 ;D ;D

I was out today and I was offending myself. :o :o  Gosh it was awful.

Next weekend I will be primitive camping Thurs., Fri. and Sat.  I'll be ripe come Sunday. ;D
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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #171 on: June 29, 2008, 07:23:43 pm »
Trinity, that's what toilet water is for.  ;D

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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #172 on: June 29, 2008, 08:58:36 pm »
Silver Creek Slim,

But I have trouble dipping it out of that bowl the lid keeps droping.  ;D   ;D   ;D

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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #173 on: June 29, 2008, 09:01:38 pm »
Silver Creek Slim,

But I have trouble dipping it out of that bowl the lid keeps droping.  ;D   ;D   ;D

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;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: T - 99 Days and counting....
« Reply #174 on: June 30, 2008, 12:02:16 pm »
A little body odor?

Trinity, old buddy - you're talking to a guy who went 58 DAYS without a shower during Desert Storm.   :o  I don't say that with pride, it just happened.  And the outside temp never got over 112 Deg. F., either - 'tho INSIDE the turret averaged about 120 and around the turbine engine compartment (the back 1/2 of the tank) it was MUCH higher.

Baby wipes.  We used tons of 'em!


By the way, it was the same 58 days that we ate nothing but MREs, too.  (Meals, Ready-to Eat = 3 lies for the price of one)

But a shower, even 9 miles from the barracks will be welcome!
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