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Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
« Reply #50 on: July 24, 2011, 12:33:31 PM »
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #51 on: July 24, 2011, 12:43:46 PM »
    Saw that George, then I saw your link to the hot violinist.  My oh my.
    This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty. . . . The right of self defence is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction- St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries

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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #52 on: July 24, 2011, 02:57:01 PM »
    Saw that George, then I saw your link to the hot violinist.  My oh my.
    .... Sorry... I had to go back and watch that violinist again.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #53 on: July 24, 2011, 03:46:55 PM »
    Maybe by the next time such an even happens, whether it's UT or AZ, I could fly out there.  :shrug

    I'm sure I'll have an AK by then, and I would let that puppy run free america style with real mags and no annoying pistol grip substitution.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #54 on: July 25, 2011, 11:27:06 AM »
    I have 40-50 of the corrugated plastic political signs from a campaign I ran a few years back, as well as a couple boxes of the wire stands.  I will toss those in the truck when I head down.

    I plan on bringing the Garand brothers with me as well as a couple of 10mm's.  Another friend will be along, with me and I would guess he will have his XCR in 6.8 spc as well as a few other gems.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #55 on: July 25, 2011, 06:51:20 PM »
    Met one of my neighbors today.  First time.  Turns out he's a gun guy.  He's going to try and come to the shoot.  Gonna bring him over Friday Night to meet some of those staying over. He has an interesting rifle, it's  a 30-06 Improved.   Never heard of it before.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #56 on: July 25, 2011, 09:44:24 PM »
    I think he means 30-06 ackley improved,
    http://www.reloadbench.com/cartridges/w3006imp.html
    I know a guy who hunts deer with it.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #57 on: July 25, 2011, 11:05:07 PM »
    Most likely it Roper.  P.O. Ackley http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._O._Ackley did that to a whole bunch of firearms.  Close to a lot of Roy Weatherby's work in a lot of ways in reality, although Ackley tended to stay with standard type pressures.  Cool concept, and useful in certain cases, but usually a dedicated handloaders proposition.  Kind of like the reason I'm having a 35 Brown Whelen built on my sporterized 03-A3. 

    Both of the '06 based wildcats above do have a few distinct advantages:  Longer brass life, better possible ballistics, and less bolt face thrust with the slightly less tapered/longer case bodies.

    The big drawback is the custom dies.  $$$$$ OUCH.

    Either caliber I mentioned can, in a pinch, fire the parent cartridge, though accuracy usually suffers somewhat.

    As for our range day, weather is supposed to be beautiful!  So get on out to the shoot.

     
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #58 on: July 25, 2011, 11:52:00 PM »
    Good riding weather!
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #59 on: July 28, 2011, 12:52:25 AM »
    Update:  Not even an hour after I posted the weather comment, the weather forecast was changed.  Monsoon pattern all week. :banghead  What this means is localized, short duration, very heavy rain in the afternoon and evenings.  Goofy weather pattern, and I've not been alive long enough to see it's like in Utah before.

    All that means is we'll have to huddle up under the covered firing line while it rains cats and dogs for 15 minutes, then go back to shooting.

    Those of you on the fence?  Get off it.  If the Ogre can make it for the first time in about 3 years, so can the rest of you.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #60 on: July 28, 2011, 12:56:42 AM »
    I'm not afraid of a little wet.  Bring it on.

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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #61 on: July 28, 2011, 12:59:41 AM »
    This has been insane weather... this is more like Seattle than Utah.  So while it's not all that bad - it's just not "Utah". 
    I don't care about the weather.  I'll be riding regardless.

    Riding home from work in a storm that was full of lightning - so much so that I could taste it and I could feel the hairs on my arms stand up... it was AWESOME.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #62 on: July 28, 2011, 01:52:33 AM »
    Bring it.  We've done range days in the rain before.  Not worried at all.

    I'll remember to bring my full cleaning kit.  ;)


    ...so much so that I could taste it and I could feel the hairs on my arms stand up... it was AWESOME.

    You do know that that static feeling is what comes immediately before being struck by lightening, right?  ;)


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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #63 on: July 28, 2011, 11:33:51 AM »
    "If it aint raining, it aint training." - U.S. Army
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #64 on: July 28, 2011, 12:15:58 PM »
    Man, wish I could come shoot stuff with yall! but do you know how far N. Utah is from S.E. Texas? Like 2000 miles which is more gas than I can afford :-(
    Yall have fun out there!
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #65 on: July 28, 2011, 12:49:02 PM »
    Man, wish I could come shoot stuff with yall! but do you know how far N. Utah is from S.E. Texas? Like 2000 miles which is more gas than I can afford :-(
    Yall have fun out there!

    You just need to find a few other folks in the area or on the way who want to carpool!
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #66 on: July 28, 2011, 09:03:05 PM »
    I can't wait.  This is going to be awesome."
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #67 on: July 28, 2011, 09:41:01 PM »
    I've got the fridge filled with:

    Dr. Pepper
    Coke Zero
    Code Red
    Mt. Dew Throwback
    Henry Weinhard's - Draught Root Beer
    Henry Weinhard's - Vanilla Cream

    For breakfast we have the following:
    Eggs
    Bacon
    Yogurt
    Croissants
    Cereal
    Oatmeal
    Orange Juice
    Apple Juice
    Cantaloupe
    Honey Dew Melon

    Wife is also preparing:
    Potato Salad
    Fruit Salad
    Baked Beans
    Mint Brownies
    Lemon Bars

    For snacking we have:
    Chips & Salsa

    Almost forgot the Brats.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #68 on: July 28, 2011, 09:59:00 PM »
    Awesome.

    Steven, we're going to really owe you.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #69 on: July 28, 2011, 10:11:34 PM »
    I can't wait to jump on the bike and head out there!
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #70 on: July 28, 2011, 10:23:53 PM »
    I can't wait to jump on the bike and head out there!


    We're going to have to get a picture of you as the road warrior, packing your new M92 on the Magna.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #71 on: July 28, 2011, 11:46:28 PM »
    We're going to have to get a picture of you as the road warrior, packing your new M92 on the Magna.
    Unfortunately that doesn't ride well at high speed.  It's going to be staying at home.  The Sterling is going to be coming.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #72 on: July 29, 2011, 12:02:41 AM »
    Unfortunately that doesn't ride well at high speed.  It's going to be staying at home.  The Sterling is going to be coming.

    That's good, because I've got a new mount I'm bringing.

    Bring along an optic too.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #73 on: July 29, 2011, 01:14:21 AM »
    Fellas, ya all see the bottom of post #1 for some late breaking bulls___.  Slight killjoy for us.  It was in the fine print of the rental contract when I picked up the key today.  New range management and all, pandering to the lowest common denominator.
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    Re: Northern Utah range day July 30th, 2011
    « Reply #74 on: July 29, 2011, 01:18:35 AM »
    Damn. 

    We'll bring it anyhow in case another opportunity presents itself.  Better have and not be able to use than to find a place to use and not have.


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