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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2008, 07:49:28 pm »
Outstanding! I believe (Bvt.) Lt. Col. Montgomery Little, Scruffy Skippy, Bow View Haymaker and myself are all on the prize committee.

GAF Muster 2009 will easily be, by far, the most well attended Muster to date,- I firmly believe it.

Make and set plans early as you can, because the Barracks will fill quickly.

Hopefully there will be a modest period tent camp set up also, but this is still in the works. I am going to assume these camps will be eligible for the period camp competition.

If the period camping is a go, I plan on setting up my wedge tent and accoutrement.

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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2008, 08:07:01 pm »
I will be attending the 2009 Muster and If I have half as much fun next year as I did this year, it will be worth that 1500 round trip.  Living in the Barracks was great and Del's cookin' was the best. I plan on shooting next year, provided I don't get a relaspe of my shingles. Meeting everyone in person was a treat.
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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2008, 06:14:05 am »
Oh, and start reloading now.. There's going to be lots of shooting!  ;) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2008, 11:08:32 am »
Like LAST year, I've started the planning.  I feel it in my bones that THIS year will be the One!
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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2008, 05:34:00 am »
Unless I get re-assigned this summer - I plan on attending.

Looks like I will finish my tour in DC; however, since the USCG is so small and I have made O-5 - they may send me back to a "field" job at the rank/experience level (I am in an O-4 job).

Even if I get re-assigned depending on the job - I still maybe able to make it.

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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2008, 11:43:38 am »
I'd like the input of the past and future GAF Grand Muster shooters.

I was planning on about 40 shooters for the 08 and since we only had about 25 I lost quite a bit of money. I think the biggest thing was that I awarded too many medals. This coming year we won't be able to award any medals for the side matches unless there is an entry fee for the side matches.

So my question to you is: would you like the side matches to be free but not win any medals for them, or would you rather pay an entry fee for the side matches and have a chance at winning a medal?
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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2008, 11:52:52 am »
No medals needed.

'Course, I've not BEEN to one Muster yet.  But it seems like a nice computer designed certificate would be fine to me.
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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2008, 01:56:29 pm »
'Course, I've not BEEN to one Muster yet. 
That would make you a "future muster participant" Thanks for the input.

More opinions?
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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2008, 03:37:36 pm »
I have no problem with certificates, either. 

Matter of fact, we at the Rocky Mountain Rangers, No. 4 Troop, have been awarding only prize certificates for several years, without complaint.  Helps immensely with keeping costs down, which we pass along in the form of low entry fees.  I have been the designer of our certificates ..... and here is the one we currently use, utilizing elements from the original the 320 acre land grant certificates awarded those who voluntarily served during Canada's 1885 North-West Rebellion:

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I'd be more than willing to help design and produce the Muster certificates .....
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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2008, 04:37:39 pm »
On Thursday I will be picking up a 98 Krag Carbine.

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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2008, 04:53:12 pm »
Certificates would be fine with me. Hope to attend a muster in the future.

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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2008, 06:58:12 pm »
I like the idea of charging $1.00 per shooter per side match, and the shooter can enter and shoot as many as they want at that rate, i.e. a 'pay as you go'- with all monies collected donated to help offset expenses incurred.
I like the idea of certificates, too, rather than medals.

 
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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2008, 07:03:30 pm »
Or maybe a combo, medals for 1st, certificates for 2nd & 3rd.

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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2008, 08:06:46 pm »
I like Dusty's metal for first place and certificates for second and third, along with one dollar for each side match you want to shoot .

Hey would y'all send just a little cold weather to South Texas so we can wear a little wool, it's currently still 79 outside.

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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2008, 08:19:32 pm »
I think that what (Bvt.) Col. Pitspitr is trying to say is that due to expense, let's save the medals for the main Muster categories.

(Keep in mind that there will be the WWI match piggy-backed onto the Muster and costs are going to double, especially as it sounds like Major Matt wants to award medals for the WWI match too.)

Nice thing about planning this far ahead we can weigh all the pros and cons, though. I think people would forego medals for side matches if it meant being able to afford them for the major categories in the two big matches.
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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2008, 09:03:24 pm »
I think that what (Bvt.) Col. Pitspitr is trying to say is that due to expense, let's save the medals for the main Muster categories.

Yes that's exactly what I'm suggesting. I'm NOT suggesting that we do away with medals for the main match, just that if we're going to award medals for the side matches I'm going to have to charge an entry fee for the side matches.
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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2008, 08:20:46 am »
Col Pitspitr:

I would like to donate a prize or two from the Wild West Arms gun shop.  We can parley over what you will want as time gets shorter.   

As it stands now, I will NOT be able to attend the 2009 Grand Muster.  The training schedule has us on duty that weekend and with the  train-up ARFORGEN schedule, we are not allowed to make changes.

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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2008, 09:49:02 am »
 :-\ Sorry to hear that M Gregg


I'll be sure to have Bow View, River City or Gripmaker get in touch with you. They're the door prize committee.
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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2008, 11:17:05 am »
Col:
I sent you an envelope last week.
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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2008, 01:23:12 pm »
 ??? Hmmm. Haven't seen it yet. Maybe today. ::)

P.S. 11-13 It did indeed come yesterday.
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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2008, 10:13:27 am »
I too see no need for side match Medals.  A popular way to run side matchs down my way is to charge a dollar to shoot, shoot as many times as  you want paying a dollar each time, with the winner then recieveing half the take, the rest to the club.  And a nice certificate as well.
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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2008, 10:38:12 am »
Col Pitspitr:

It should be to you by now....Gosh!
It may be too late to record by now.
Oh well!

As for Muster goodies, I was pondering on brass, bullets, primers, etc, if they ain't outlawed by then.  :'(

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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2008, 01:34:42 pm »
Nope, no problem with them the fall postal match targets aren't due untill the end of this month.
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Re: T minus 365 Days and counting....
« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2008, 01:50:41 pm »
The registration form for the 2009 Grand Muster is available on the Dispatches page of the GAF web site.

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Re: T minus 263 Days and counting....
« Reply #49 on: February 04, 2009, 11:31:10 am »
Just wondering what the latest news on the muster is? 
Is there a tentative schedule?
What about the wild bunch / over there match?
Will it be Thursday or earlier in the week?
What other events do you have planned? 
I have started to put together a list of potential sponsors But if anyone has any ideas of someone to ask, Just let me know. 
Just starting to get the itch to go out and shoot!

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