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Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
« Reply #250 on: September 21, 2008, 07:43:58 am »
My 1990 F-150 with the 300 cid in-line 6 and the five speed gets 18 in town and 23 on the highway.

Old people engine, driven like an old man. ;D


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Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
« Reply #251 on: September 21, 2008, 10:32:33 am »
My new PU is a GMC Sierra 1500 with a V6. I've never really checked the mileage on it and I have only driven it about 60 miles one way on a trip. This will be the first long trip in it. I plan on driving about 62 mph with the cruise control. My 99 Silverado has the 350 4 barrel V8 and it gets about 16 mpg. It's in good shape, I think the V6 will get better mileage.  I'm hopin' that 20 mpg is realistic.
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Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
« Reply #252 on: September 21, 2008, 02:43:22 pm »
I hope so, but don't hold your breath. I have 2 p/u's A 1987 K-10 with a 350 and 4 speed, and a 2003 S-10 4WD with a 4.3 auto. I haven't checked the '87 in years because it seldom leaves the farm and when it does it's pulling a trailer but it always used to get 15-16 mph. The S-10 usually gets around 17.  >:(
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Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
« Reply #253 on: September 22, 2008, 01:17:49 pm »
Col Pitspitr:

You guys have fun at Ft Hartsuff. 
I'll be thinking about the Muster & match whilst stuck on duty at Ft Flat Water. 
I cannot get away for the 2008 siorre.

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Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
« Reply #254 on: September 23, 2008, 10:29:49 am »
My 4-banger (2.3?) 1994 S-10 gets about 30 mpg when the aircleaner's new, running back and forth to work (16 mi. each way).  I haven't checked the mileage on a long-haul trip on the highway. After a few weeks, mpg drops to about 26.

My 750 Honda Shadow ACE gets about 55mpg - about 160 miles before going on reserve (2.9 gal).

On the otherhand, my '95 Tahoe 350 V8 gets maybe 18mpg on the higway on a good day, but about 8 when I'm towing my 26'camper.  (I learned the hard way about towing in O/D - going to the 2005 Muster in Garnett, by the way).

I'm splitting the difference, and the wife and I are driving our PT Cruiser (24 mpg) to Ord next week.
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Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
« Reply #255 on: September 23, 2008, 03:47:30 pm »
Col. Pitspitr:

Just a heads up that it appears you can release my bunk in the Fort Hartsuff barracks, if you are in need of it for anyone else .....


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I am coming to Muster, mind you ....... but my wussy 'batman' insists on a motel room, so have booked one in Ord.

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Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
« Reply #256 on: September 23, 2008, 05:05:17 pm »
I hope the gas prices don't cause anymore casualties for the Muster this year.  This will probably my vacation for the year so i will make the trip up there from Texas.
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Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
« Reply #257 on: September 23, 2008, 06:15:48 pm »
Just a heads up that it appears you can release my bunk in the Fort Hartsuff barracks, if you are in need of it for anyone else .....
I am coming to Muster, mind you ....... but my wussy 'batman' insists on a motel room, so have booked one in Ord.
You are so cruel!
I thought for a minute you were telling me you weren't coming. And after  I had assured the producers of COWBOYS that you would be here.
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Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
« Reply #258 on: September 23, 2008, 06:17:31 pm »
I hope the gas prices don't cause anymore casualties for the Muster this year. 

I hope not too, though I think those that have registered are pretty committited to attending.
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Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
« Reply #259 on: September 23, 2008, 08:32:34 pm »
I hope not too, though I think those that have registered are pretty committited to attending.

I was committed, too - I just couldn't broker the travel deal.  Dang fuel costs!  >:(

My wife tells me regularly that I should be committed.  ;)

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Re: T - 14 Days and counting....
« Reply #260 on: September 23, 2008, 09:31:11 pm »
You will not be seeing the whites of my eyes in Ord this year. I won't have enough PTO at this new job by that time. Hopefully, I will make it next year.

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Re: T - 8 Days and counting....
« Reply #261 on: September 25, 2008, 09:44:00 pm »
Hi Everybody

Here are a few final details.

Since the parts of the Grand Muster that will be held in the barracks is in a state park here is a list of the pertinent rules: No hobnail or heel plates If your shoes  have them bring something else to wear while you’re in the building. Don’t bring any fire wood. If we need wood it will be provided. No Alcoholic beverages are allowed on Nebraska Game and Parks land. No smoking in any of the buildings.
A Nebraska Park entry permit is need on your vehicle. This is included in the price of your Muster registration, but I need to know ASAP when you plan to arrive and if you plan to stay for all 3 days. If you’re from Nebraska and already have a permit please let me know that as well.
 All meals are included in the registration fee.
 If you have any special needs please be sure to let me know so that we can plan for them ahead of time.
You will need to provide your own bedding and table service.
There is a modern rest room a short distance from the barracks and there is no electricity in the barracks so it might be a good idea to bring a flashlight.
You won’t need a gun cart, but if you really want to bring it AND you don’t mind sharing it  to serve as a rifle rack, you may bring it.
I just checked the 10 forecast and it’s saying highs around 70 and lows in the upper 40’s to low 50’s with the possibility of a few showers on Saturday so bring appropriate clothes- we can’t post pone the shoot if the weather isn’t perfect!
If you are late on Friday and still want to shoot some of the side matches we will TRY to accommodate you.
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9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Main Stages Continue
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Awards & Final Muster
3:00 Clean barracks
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Re: T - 6 Days and counting....
« Reply #262 on: September 27, 2008, 05:31:19 pm »
Official registrations received so far are:

Col. Pitspitr
J. Dawg
Rattlesnake Jack Robson
River City John
Texas Lawdog
Dusty Tagalon
Cherry Lake Jake
Cherry Lake Kate
Culry La Grande
Capt. Montgomery Little--Gripmaker
Cactus Rope
Bow View Haymaker
Texas Sarge
Scooter
Shalako Al
Major Matt Lewis
Windy City Joe
Col. Diamond
Guns Garrett
Megan O'Ruckus
Ned Niederlander
Scruffy Skippy
Kit Peak Kid


IT"S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER!
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Re: T - 5 Days and counting....
« Reply #263 on: October 01, 2008, 11:35:30 pm »
Gentlemen and Ladies,

I wish fair weather and a light breeze for you this weekend.  I have other obligations that will keep me from participating.  Have fun and be safe!  I'll look forward to the reports.

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