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Re: Anyone interested in a southeast/midwest get together?

Post by Precision » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:57 am

The food was done as a tapas style for the event. The plates, were done by committee. Which is my way of saying they are not specifically what I would have used if I didn't have to appease the bean counters / lack of imagination people.

Each course was accompanied by a paired wine.
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Re: Anyone interested in a southeast/midwest get together?

Post by Lokidude » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:01 am

Weetabix wrote:What are the chances that inviting "celebrities" turns it into a Shooticon as opposed to just a gathering? I don't mind being in a group where a "celebrity" is present (I'm not prejudiced, mind you :P ) but I don't like being in crowds where the "celebrity" and the crowd both think the "celebrity" is a celebrity. I personally prefer just folk.

ETA: I don't object to the idea of inviting people from outside, I'd just want to know ahead of time what it would do to the atmosphere.
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Re: Anyone interested in a southeast/midwest get together?

Post by Weetabix » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:31 pm

On reflection, gun bloggers being how they are, they're probably all decent types.
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Re: Anyone interested in a southeast/midwest get together?

Post by BDK » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:22 pm

Well... Yes, mostly. "Gun Writers" are a bit notorious - but the ones I've heard of, who might be inclined to come to something based here, would be fine.

The Big Bore shoot in Houston has lots of fairly impressive people show up - and some writers. Some of them are jokes, some of them are incredibly competent.

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Re: Anyone interested in a southeast/midwest get together?

Post by randy » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:24 pm

Depending on the timing, location, and financial state at the time, I'm a definite maybe possibility!
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Re: Anyone interested in a southeast/midwest get together?

Post by Frankingun » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:59 pm

I'm in the NW corner of Indianapolis. My work and personal schedule will calm down after October.
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Re: Anyone interested in a southeast/midwest get together?

Post by Precision » Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:17 pm

What is a good time of year for a get together?

In Florida, June to Oct is probably too hot for many.

North Texas Nov - Feb has cold / snow issues.

In my mind this should be like what I understand boomershoot to be. A group of people who enjoy shooting but also have other things to do and have a location where shooting, camping, hotels and a minor metro area are somewhat local.

What else do we need to arrange, work around, do, to make this happen?
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Re: Anyone interested in a southeast/midwest get together?

Post by Weetabix » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:15 pm

Precision wrote:What else do we need to arrange, work around, do, to make this happen?
I see the following things that need to be found or coordinated (Rumpshot, feel free to chime in with expert experience):

- Select a date given your weather thoughts. It should probably also avoid known conflicts like Thanksgiving
- A shooting venue to handle the group (this one probably would benefit from someone being local to it)
- Some place for cooks to cook and for us to eat :)
- Camping or motels within a few miles
- Paraphernalia - tables, EZ ups, chairs, target stands, targets, etc. We'd need to know how developed the range is and people could say what they're bringing.

I think RR has some people arriving on Friday with the big shooting day being Saturday and some shooting on Sunday along with some departures. I'd probably have to take a Friday and a Monday for the driving.

Rumpshot, what are we missing? Also, CC if he's reading. Who organized that shoot down around Houston a couple years ago?
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Re: Anyone interested in a southeast/midwest get together?

Post by Precision » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:06 pm

Here is my home range.

http://www.pmprc.com

With proper notice, I can probably get us in there as a group.
We are not exactly the Boy Scouts, but they do those kind of events there...

page 12 is a map of the range.

http://www.pmrpc.com/sites/default/file ... 1.14_0.pdf

also outside of Georgia deer (Sept 13 - Jan 15) and turkey (Mar 15 - May21) season, I can probably arrange for access to an 900 acre parcel of land. My hunting lease has a few RV hook ups on site and the owner has a RV park that is mostly retired but for a weekend he would likely let people stay there. Roughly 4 miles from town and an additional 8 miles from the site.

here

http://www.mapquest.com/us/ga/sylvania

Not sure if that helps any, but its what I could offer.
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Re: Anyone interested in a southeast/midwest get together?

Post by Cobar » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:38 pm

I wont have any vacation time until 2016 :(

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