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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2011, 02:56:55 PM »
I will bring my big orange water cooler and an empty ice chest.
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2011, 12:08:47 AM »
I am getting so stoked about the DOM muster.
So did you come up with a minimum round count yet?  for the different events?
Main match
Expansion
long range
any others

Somthing that was done at the national Muster last year was that ALL repeaters started with only 5 rounds in the magazine on most stages, even if you could hold more (Scouts) you styill had to load on the clock.  It really changed the game and put the scout shooters on a similar level with the milspec repeater shooters.  Somthing to consider when writing stages. 
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2011, 01:03:48 AM »
Great, finally get to meet you, guess we'll meet in the middle.
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2011, 08:16:53 AM »
As of yesterday when I got home we have more officially registered shooters than we had last year. Still haven't heard from two of last year's shooters and have had inquireies from several who weren't here last year. By match time I expect that we will have had some growth from last year's numbers, but won't be completely full yet.

Pony Express, the nearest motels are at Taylor. But it's looking like some road construstion between here and there will be in full swing by match time. Next best would probably be Broken Bow or Ord which are both about 25-30 miles. Burwell would be a good option too if it weren't for the road costrusction between Sargent and Taylor. The Shepard's Inn B&B west of Ord would be a really nice option, but I'm not sure what the cost would be.

It's looking like the water project won't be done in time for this year's match but at least I should have plenty of wood cut this year. The permenant outhouse is in place and I'd say that preparations are proceding as expected or maybe a little ahead of schedule.

Bow View; Bring all you can pack. If you have extra ammunition that you want to shoot we'll find plenty of ways to give you an opportunity to shoot it! ;)  
 I think Lt. Col. Neiderlander is suggesting something like 40 rounds total per stage of the EEM and the main match. The EEM will be a single stage and the Main match will be 3 stages. So I'm thinking something like 100 rounds rifle and 30 rounds pistol for the main match and 30 rounds rifle and 10 pistol for the EEM. Again this is just an estimate needed number will be dependant on the number of times you have to fire at a target in order to make it fall.  Figure 15 rounds per entry for the long range rifle and about that for the long range pistol. Hopefully Lt. Col. Neiderlander will see this post and jump in with a reply if my numbers are too far off.

I'm really looking forward to it.
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2011, 09:53:38 AM »
so I will figure at least 3 times the minimum. and hopefilly I'll have some lucky shots and that will be enough :-\
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #45 on: July 12, 2011, 08:27:09 AM »
I'm always guilty of estimating heavy on ammunition, but I'd recommend 150 rifle rounds for the Main Match and 100 rifle rounds for the Expansion Era Match.  Fifty rounds of pistol ammunition for each should be more than enough.  Less than those numbers would probably get you by, but why run short?!  "Targets, targets everywhere, and not a round to shoot!"
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #46 on: July 14, 2011, 06:45:05 AM »
As of yesterday registration for the Dept. Muster is half full. This is already half again more than we had last year. If you're still planning on coming get your registrations in. And BTW if you just want to come and watch we'd love to have you. There is no registration to watch  ;D but if spectators are planning to eat with us they need to get their meal fees to Delmonico ASAP.

I have confirmed that the cannons and mortars will be here.

Update on motels: I found out this week (Sorry Brian) that the motels in Burwell at least are full due to the Burwell Rodeo. This probably means Taylor's are too and possibly Ords. Broken Bow may be your best bet. If you are planning on staying in a motel you better call...soon!

Next year we'll schedule this shoot earlier in the year (maybe June or even May).
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2011, 06:36:19 PM »
Any htougts or interest in other side matches like a card game with picket pistols?  :)
Just a thought for somthing around the fort to wind down from the EEM.

Or maybe knife throwin' or horseshoes, or is just listening to the ducks enough ;D?
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #48 on: July 15, 2011, 11:32:03 AM »
Motel Update:
The motels in Burwell and Taylor are full due to the match being the same weekend as the Burwell Rodeo, but Broken Bow is about the same distance as Burwell and Ord and the Best Value Inn and Suites in Broken Bow DOES have some rooms left. If you are planning on attending and stay in a motel you had beter call Broken Bow...SOON.
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #49 on: July 15, 2011, 11:37:51 AM »
Any htougts or interest in other side matches like a card game with picket pistols?  :)
Just a thought for somthing around the fort to wind down from the EEM.

Or maybe knife throwin' or horseshoes, or is just listening to the ducks enough ;D?
Does that mean that if you loose at the cards you shoot the guy across from you with the pocket pistol? :o

If I could get a target set up we could throw my 'hawk... Horse shoes....Hmmm  ::) I'll have to see if I can find my set.

If we had enough register we could play vintage baseball, ::)

We'll see what happens.
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #50 on: July 16, 2011, 04:43:59 PM »
Well, it seems this isn't the shoot to miss-coming up with extra stuff to shoot gives a chance to put all those extra guns everyone seems to be carrying in their sea bags to good use.
 

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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #51 on: July 16, 2011, 11:36:50 PM »
Well, it seems this isn't the shoot to miss

Well, I don't thik it is one most would want to miss even withouth the extra events!
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #52 on: July 18, 2011, 10:47:47 PM »
Well, the wife heard about the rodeo, and wants to go  see it, so I guess we'll be going out one evening to that. Do we have an evening activity on Saturday?(A banquet on campaign, sort of) If so, I guess we'll go out to Burwell on Friday.

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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #53 on: July 21, 2011, 08:21:55 AM »
As of right now, weatherchannel.com is calling for highs in the mid-80s & lows in the mid-60s at Sargent - sounds downright comfortable compared to what it's been around my end of the state lately.

Wasn't planning on packing a pocket pistol & derringer, thought it was a rifle & revolver thing.  Guess I'd better bring some pocket guns, a buffalo rifle, what else?  shotgun?

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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #54 on: July 22, 2011, 06:08:28 AM »
In the Colonel's absence, I don't know if we'll have time for pocket pistols and such, but go ahead and bring them along.  If nothing else, you can show them off to the other folks there!
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #55 on: July 22, 2011, 08:06:00 AM »
Stu I'm not planning on bringing my `rock thrower up there but the other guns you mentioned are all welcome. As Col. Neiderlander said we may not have time to shoot them all, but if you want to burn some powder through them I'll try to find a target or two for you.

As Stu said the forcasted highs are 86 for all three days. The only thing is that the humidity has been really high this year.
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #56 on: July 22, 2011, 08:22:18 AM »
Col Sir,
How snake friendly is the camp? I might try to talk Freeda into coming with Pooper Trooper, but as he is smaller than most snakes, its a maybe.
Also, what time will the shooting commence on Sat?
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #57 on: July 22, 2011, 10:14:31 AM »
The grass is cut pretty short. Never see anything but the occasional bull or garter snake.
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #58 on: July 24, 2011, 05:52:18 PM »
I just posted pictures of the Traveling Trophies for the Department of the Missouri Muster on our Facebook page.  (My pictures are always too big to post here.)
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Re: 2011 Department of Missouri HQ Muster
« Reply #59 on: July 24, 2011, 10:50:45 PM »
I pruned this thread down a bit to make it easier for folks to find the important information.

Last minute details

Most folks will want to take Interstate 80 to Grand Island. At GI get off at exit 312 and take highway 281 North to Highway 2. Follow highway 2 northwest to Ansley. At Ansley you will see a convenience store on the south side of the road. Just past the convenience store turn right onto highway 183. You will immediately go over an overpass. Immediately past the overpass you will turn left to stay on highway 183. Take highway 183 north to the first intersection north of the town of Sargent. At that intersection turn right onto road 816 (there is no road sign) and go 1.5 miles east. My mail box sits on top of a barrel. Turn left onto my driveway (Pit Spit Lane) Follow Pit Spit lane all the way to the north. When you get into my yard, go north of the house and turn left and go through the gate. Immediately after the gate bear to the right and go north to the top of the irrigation canal. Once on top the irrigation canal go east to the bridge and cross it. Once across the bridge bear to the right and follow the mowed trail to the top of the hill. From the top of the hill you will be able to see Camp Pitspitr. By using Google Earth and going to  41°40'16.24"N Latitude and  99°19'42.54"W Longitude you can see the Dept. Muster site.

I have tentage for 4 individuals if you don't have your own.  Participants can also use modern tents. We'll just set them up a little way of to the side so that photos won't show them.  Also we should be easily able to get photos without anything modern in them. We should have plenty of time to sit around the campfire and visit.

Can I bring a Pop-up?
What kind of ground clearance does it have? Remember, the camp site is about 3/4 of a mile out into a pasture over a pasture trail. Pickups and SUVs aren't a problem, but I'm not sure about cars. If you drive a car you could park it in my yard and we could carry your gear up in my pickup or four wheeler.

Now, I'm going to assume that since this is NOT on Gum'mint property, that spiritous likkers to warm man 'n' beast are welcome?*
 ;D
*Or at least will be duly ignored by the CO? As long as a tin cup full finds it's way into his tent?
Well.....
Even though I'm probably the only Irish Catholic alive who doesn't drink, I see no reason judiciously applied spirits need be prohibitied. :D

Are the long range targets paper or steel? I.E, is it lead bullet only, or is jacketed ok?

Yes the long range rifle match is paper, so yes jacketed are ok for that event. JUST MAKE CERTAIN NOT TO LOAD JACKETED FOR THE STEEL PARTS OF THE MUSTER! ;)
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