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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #50 on: October 12, 2011, 05:43:47 pm »
I seem to remember somone posting a link to a GAF flyer they had made up and put on their division web site.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #51 on: October 12, 2011, 06:27:08 pm »
The brochure is on the GAF website in enlist/recruit page.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #52 on: October 12, 2011, 10:12:45 pm »
All good ideas .Thanks guys. I have tofind my printer
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2011, 12:40:49 am »
Sorry for the late report.  I did setup a tent at Boredertown.I handed out some fliers and newsletters pertaining to GAF and talked to shooters about the possibility of a GAF type shootor even a side match at a SASS event. havn't heard from anyone since. 
Ihope that we can eventually get together as a GAF group somewhere in the Dept of the Platte.  but it's going to take everyones input. I don't have a home range or club here otherwise I would have set something up alreaady and hoped for the best. 
I will kieep trying if you will.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #54 on: January 19, 2012, 06:39:38 am »
Shooters needed forthe 5th Sunday shoot at Tucson Rifle Club.
 Things are looking good to try a GAF stage/side match.at the Alter Valley Pitoleros SASS jmatch the 5th Sunday of Jan.  west of Tucson AZ.   I just have to e-mail the MD the stage layout and basic guidlines.  Probably won' thave any "rifle caiber" guns to use (my 2 trys at trapdoors on gunbroker lost.  My wife is greatly relieved   ).
This stage willl probably be more like the stages at ealy musters as it is a SASS club and the shooter have mostly SASS guns. pLannig ondoing it before the main match, around 8:30.  I hope to incorperate the Milspec rifles in the future.
 If all goes well there is a chance to get a GAF sidematch on the schedule for "Bordertown" 2012,the state SASS championship.possibly even a state muster on the first or last day.
What makes a stage a GAF stage? to me it is longer ranges for targets and some reloading on the clock.  possibly shooting from a rest for some and a  bit of movement. I think it best not to use the must-hit or knockdown targets right now.  not sure the club has the targets for it andI want to keep the stages short.
I sure  could use the suppport of the GAF members from southern Arisona for this.  I'll be leaving my house about 5am to go set this up.  2.5 hour drive for me.  I think this range is closer to phoenix than that.  This Club shoots 3rd and 5th Sundays and I am hoping to make this a regular thing at the 5th Sunday shoots.  These are the same folks who have been running "borertown"  so we could get our foot in the door to have our state musters there.  but support is needed.

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wish me luck.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2012, 10:05:31 am »
  Any interest?  Any ideas? 
Any questions?  Anyone want to help?
Anyone here shoot at Alter Valler?
Seems kind of quiet here. ???
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #56 on: January 23, 2012, 02:42:22 am »
Don't know if anyone is interested in this or cares,  but here is a couple of potential GAF based stages I am trying bring to the Alter Valley 5th Sun day shoot coming up.   Just my lowly  attempt to bring a taste of tbhe great GAF musters to the SASS world that is Arizona.

Awaiting Mean Rayleens approval
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #57 on: January 23, 2012, 10:43:32 am »
I think it is a great idea. I would like to incorporate GAF stages here locally. Please keep us posted.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #58 on: January 23, 2012, 01:45:41 pm »
hopalong,
 I wish we had your enthusiasm out here.  I just can't seem to get the exitment from the GAF members around here were hardcore SASS is king.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #59 on: January 23, 2012, 07:34:56 pm »
If you could get one or two to come with you to a muster I bet they'd get the bug too. I talked to Ned Neiderlander about it for several years until we had the 1st Dept. Muster in 2007. He's been hooked since.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2012, 08:47:58 pm »
I just keep trying.  I am hopeful that this side match thing can be a start .
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #61 on: January 23, 2012, 09:10:38 pm »
I noticed on the SASS wire you are hunting for a trapdoor. They are out there. Best of luck.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #62 on: January 23, 2012, 10:01:34 pm »
Thanks,  unfortunatly my budget isn't up to the task.  It sure would be beter to demonstrait GAF with  a proper milspec rifle.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #63 on: January 24, 2012, 09:29:44 am »
I agree. It would show off what we do much better. How much do you have budgeted? I am always on the hunt for more black powder cartridge miliraty firearms and one may turn up here in my searching that meets your needs.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #64 on: January 24, 2012, 02:13:24 pm »
Don't think I can help you this coming weekend.  Had run out of bullets and really have not developed a sub 1400 FPS load for my Krag yet.  Am now back in bullets and am going to test some loads that should be real close to 1400 FPs to see if I can get them to group.

Perhaps I will be ready by next month, providing I do not have mom detail on match day.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #65 on: January 24, 2012, 10:12:22 pm »
I understand that some have had good luck with 220grain bullets in the krags.
to bad you cant be there but I understand.  just knowing that there is interest helps .
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #66 on: January 25, 2012, 04:52:22 pm »
I love a 180 grain cast bullet over 16 grains of 2400 in my Krag. It is awesome!
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #67 on: January 25, 2012, 05:44:52 pm »
Will try that with 170 and 210 as those are the bullets I have.  see if it works for me
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #68 on: January 25, 2012, 06:17:37 pm »
I've been shooting cast bullets in Krags for about fifteen years now, and from what I've seen the heavier the bullet (up to 220 grains anyway) the better they like it.  (The Krag has always been my favorite bolt action rifle!)
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #69 on: January 25, 2012, 09:03:33 pm »
can you point me in the direction of a GAF legal load using a 210 grainer
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #70 on: January 25, 2012, 09:08:38 pm »
I use the starting load in the Lyman manual for 5744.  I'll send you a PM.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #71 on: January 28, 2012, 08:12:22 pm »
Everything is a go For a GAF side match stage at the Alter Vally SASS shoot tomorrow west of Tucson . 
Planning on doing it before the main match. (I'm going to try to leave home by 5 to be there by 7:30).  I think it's closer to you guys in Phoenix. Sure would be great to have a good GAF turnout.  Most will probably be shooting as "Scouts" (me included) with our regular CAS rifles and 1 pistol.  Anyone with a milspec rifle to show off would be great. 
Round count is less than 15 rile and less than 10 pistol for this one stage.  The rest of the match is regular SASS of 6 stages.

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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #72 on: January 29, 2012, 08:38:00 am »
I know it is not over yet but we want to see pics! We want to know how it went! Enquiring minds want to know.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #73 on: February 05, 2012, 11:01:37 am »
I agree. It would show off what we do much better. How much do you have budgeted? I am always on the hunt for more black powder cartridge miliraty firearms and one may turn up here in my searching that meets your needs.
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It wouldbe great to get an ugly shooter for $400 tomy door but even $600 Ithink I could swing If I sweet talk the banker.  I don't need matchingnubersor anything, cutdown carbine Ok,  wrongsites OK, just milspec enough to pass at a muster and safe to shoot with black subs or trailboss.  Jerry's on the lookout for me also.
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Re: GAF in Arizona - Call to Arms
« Reply #74 on: February 05, 2012, 11:07:45 am »
First, I apologize for the late report. I want to thank the gracious Match directors at Alter Valley pistoleers for setting up targets for me and letting me give the GAF side match a try. I gave my little intro about the GAF and what makes a GAF muster different from a Cowboy match. Then demonstrated shooting the stage with my lever gun (no trapdoor yet) and pistol reloading a few rounds in each on the clock. That was it. The 3 polite Cowboys listening and watching thanked me and went back too the crowd mingling before the main match. I was pleased with the set up but very disappointed in the interest or lack of. If there were any other GAF members about, I didn't meet them. I did give out some info after the match. might try something again at there next 5th Sunday match. this club has an OPEN category that you can shoot under a second alias just for fun,I Might see if I can shoot a second time through GAF style.
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