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Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
« on: June 22, 2011, 05:07:28 PM »
Provo City range up Provo canyon off of Squaw Peak road. http://www.provo.org/parks.gunrange.html

We will have the entire range reserved for members and guests of WTA from 9 AM to noon, then from 4 PM to dusk.  Note the rules in the link above on acceptable targets and garbage disposal.  Basically no glass, nothing messy, and if you're not willing to pack it out, don't bring it up to shoot at.  Nobody trashes the range on my watch, and it's my credit card # that is being held hostage for a security deposit if we do stupid.

We WILL be following the four rules of gun safety.  I run a hot range, meaning loaded is fine, as long as the guns will be holstered, or on the firing line pointed downrange, period. Otherwise they are to be empty, and either cased or racked.  WTA staff members will be volunteering as ROs, and what they say goes.  We're going to have a lot of shooters, and safety is job 1. If you have popper or spinner targets, bring 'em if you want.  Target stands are there, but their condition is so-so.  So if you have portable stands similar to what are used in IDPA it may be a good idea to bring them if you can.

The only firearm restrictions are these:  NO 50 BMG.  The backstop areas are not adequate, and the longest shot available is only 100 yards anyway.  If you're shooting shotguns, see a staff member first, as there are some stipulations involved as far as where buck, bird, and slug loads are allowed and where they're not.  



You are welcome to stay and shoot between noon and 4 PM, but if you do, you'll have to pay the 2 dollar fee, and share the range with the public at large.

EDIT:  The above sounds like a buch of "don't do" non fun stuff.  Sorry 'bout that.  What we will be doing is enjoying a day at the range with good folks.  So come on out!

LATE POST EDIT:  No exploding targets  Seems someone did stupid, so now no one can do it smart.  >:(
« Last Edit: July 29, 2011, 01:09:26 AM by THE NORSEMAN »
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 05:21:06 PM »
    Wow sounds like fun but a bit far away for me. Squaw Peak Rd?   :panic. Don't let our former Governor Janet know.

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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 05:47:06 PM »
    Word has it that Harm, T. and Jesse are most likely making the trip. ;)
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011, 05:56:30 PM »
    Sounds like a good time!
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011, 10:20:26 PM »
    Cool.  I'll plan on it.  Thanks, Norseman.

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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #5 on: June 23, 2011, 06:15:23 AM »
    Word has it that Harm, T. and Jesse are most likely making the trip. ;)

    Man I thought I could make it by hitching a ride in The Starship but checking the calendar I have a two day training K9 seminar in Prescott on the 27th and 28th and my oldest daughter's birthday is the 30th. Rats.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011, 12:12:05 PM »
    Gonna put it on my calendar.  Hope to be starting an addition/remodel of our house sometime in the next 45 days, so I may end up moving that weekend.  If not, I will be there.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #7 on: June 24, 2011, 01:43:45 PM »
    Those coming from AZ, let me know if you need a place to stay.  Wife wants a count on the number of people to plan for.  No need for a hotel.  Save that money for ammo.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #8 on: June 28, 2011, 01:17:52 AM »
    Looks like I will be able to make it in the morning. I will bring a pretty good variety of guns to play with and plenty of ammo.

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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #9 on: June 28, 2011, 12:10:12 PM »
    This is going ta be off da chain. 
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #10 on: June 28, 2011, 12:11:03 PM »
    I am going to be there.   Khorne will most likely be there.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #11 on: June 28, 2011, 01:48:56 PM »
    I should move to Utah or maybe Idaho Falls.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #12 on: June 28, 2011, 03:08:34 PM »
    Blast, all the cool stuff happens on the other side of the country.
    that and I'm blowing all my ammo on the 4th...
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #13 on: June 28, 2011, 04:25:00 PM »
    My dates are clear for the 29th through the 1st.  Now I have to see about the coin. 

    Lessee...

    Round trip gas, about $400 (4 tanks at 25.5 gallons per tank).  This assumes gas remains under $4/gal of course. 
    Ammo, who knows?  I have some, but I need some too.  Might scam some someplace.
    Food & beverage, figure $150.
    Lodging, nada due to the graciousness of Steven and his wife.  Or... figure maybe a nice dinner for 'em.  $100.

    I know Jesse is going, so ride sharing will help.  So looking around $1000 (+/-). 

    Normally I could pull a G and be ok with it, but I had somewhat of a... <ahem> financial setback a couple months ago.

    Working on it.


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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #14 on: June 28, 2011, 06:27:20 PM »
    Awesome.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #15 on: June 28, 2011, 09:55:26 PM »
    Maybe we can hit up Norseman on his press during the 4 hour break.  Shoot in the morning, reload during lunch, shoot in the afternoon.  Or maybe I can buy a new press and we can break it in.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #16 on: June 28, 2011, 11:13:53 PM »
    Maybe we can hit up Norseman on his press during the 4 hour break.  Shoot in the morning, reload during lunch, shoot in the afternoon.  Or maybe I can buy a new press and we can break it in.
    I do have a ton of brass that needs reloading...
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #17 on: June 29, 2011, 02:32:30 AM »
    Negative on the press hi-jack.  Currently the loading bench(meaning all three of my presses, case trimmer, etc.) are not attached to each other.  Nor will they be by the end of summer due to circumstances beyond my control. :facepalm :banghead   But hey, the garden's in and the lawn is green.  That, and thanks to a "prepper" mindset, ammo for this event isn't too much trouble.  Mostly I'm going for the company and the chance to shake a few hands.

    However-  Regardless of who brings what, we WILL have a fun and safe day, a decent lunch break, and good company all around.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #18 on: June 29, 2011, 02:49:40 AM »
    I should move to Utah or maybe Idaho Falls.

    You should.  Utah, that is.  Idaho Falls has always left me a bit unimpressed.  Either way,  you're not that far of a haul off.

    And I'd love to come shooting with everybody, if I'm not working.  I'll even try and get a couple firing pins modded, so I can shoot the cheap ammo through my AR.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #19 on: July 03, 2011, 02:52:55 AM »
    I'm 90% in for this.  I have a bunch of stuff sorted and should be good to go. 

    Looking forward to seeing my friends up north.


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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #20 on: July 03, 2011, 01:16:18 PM »
    I verified that I have that weekend off. 
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #21 on: July 08, 2011, 12:57:02 PM »
    I have to RO for a shoot at the Kaysville range in the morning but can be down there after 4.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #22 on: July 08, 2011, 02:04:58 PM »
    I am glad I saw the link for this. It sounds like fun. Unless something comes up I will probably be their. The way this year has gone though knowing my luck some one will plan on moving that weekend. Seems like half the time I have planed to shoot this year some one needs help moving.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #23 on: July 08, 2011, 04:34:13 PM »
    Too far from Missouri.  8(

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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #24 on: July 08, 2011, 04:41:52 PM »
    Too far from Missouri.  8(

    Have fun!

    If you start driving now, you should be able to make it with plenty of time to spare.
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