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Old July 18, 2002, 05:08 AM   #1
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Summer Fun in Northern VA

It seems like everyone is busy in the summertime, but maybe we can find a date when we can get together. K80Geoff has promised to drag SodaPop down from PA this time.

Where to you want to meet, NRA range, Bull Run for shotgun fun, or somewhere else?
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Old July 20, 2002, 07:40 PM   #2
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If you haven't already done so, you might keep an eye out for Rudi Waldinger. He moved out there from the SF Bay area last year. Rudi is one of two people that keep Jerry Miculek honest in the International Revolver Championship match.

One heck of a decent gentleman--the best. We miss him as a mentor and friend. Don't tell I said so as he might get embarassed.
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Old July 22, 2002, 10:47 AM   #3
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I've been thinking about this myself.

I was going to call for one a couple of weeks ago, then my Mother had surgery and the job's been getting interesting.

NRA Range or Bull Run for clay targets?
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Old July 22, 2002, 11:12 PM   #4
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I'm leaning toward Bull Run since we haven't met there in a while. My shotgun is going to the gunsmith this week (finally fixing the loose vent rib) but if I don't have it back I can rent a gun.

Maybe we should try to pick a date. How about Aug. 10 or 11?


BTW, the NJ shoot is Aug. 24, and it would be nice to see some fellow Virginians up in Yankee territory.
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Old July 23, 2002, 12:41 AM   #5
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I gotta leave earliar next time. Took Me freakin 2hrs to get to Wilmington Delaware. That's normally 20-30minutes away.

As long as I don't get bitten by any more animals this summer, I think I'll be able to handle a day with a 12gauge.
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Old July 24, 2002, 05:17 AM   #6
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Bull Run sounds great to me. I hope the date you guys select is one where I am not scheduled to be away. Thanks for sending me the "alerting" e-mail.

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Old July 24, 2002, 01:16 PM   #7
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Most people seem to prefer Bull Run. They do rent shotguns in case you don't have one (l'll probably need a rental myself). Don't be nervous if you're a shotgun newbie -- I am too, but I think it's a lot of fun.

We need to nail down a date. How about Sunday, Aug. 11?
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Old July 24, 2002, 01:23 PM   #8
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11 August looks good to me. Thanks for setting this up.
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Old July 25, 2002, 02:22 PM   #9
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David, thanks for the email. August 11 looks like it will work for me. What time should we meet? If the wife has to work, I'll have to drop her off by 10:45 am and could be at Bull Run anytime after 11:00 am.
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Old July 25, 2002, 05:06 PM   #10
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Eleven o'clock works for me.

Do they have special events on Sunday? I was thinking maybe I should call and check. I'll try to do that tomorrow.
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Old July 25, 2002, 05:39 PM   #11
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Bull Run........

What's the range fees for this place? Is it just shotgun? Do you have an address so I can Mapquest it? What can you shoot ammo wise? Thanks in advance.

Never mind. I see a link was posted earlier.(Duh!)
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Old July 25, 2002, 11:18 PM   #12
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Aug. 11 works for me.
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Old July 26, 2002, 12:12 AM   #13
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I'll need to rent a shotgun. Mine looks like it might have to be retired. I can't get a firing pin for it.
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Old July 30, 2002, 05:00 PM   #14
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Is there a place to pattern at Bull Run?
If my new barrel gets here in time, I will not have enough time to pattern it before the 11th.
How long is the drive Soda?
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Old July 30, 2002, 10:36 PM   #15
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Just picked up My 16gauge today. They had to machine a few parts because they couldn't find them anywhere. I'm getting an 870 even if I have to rack up more credit card debt. I think My O/U is going to have to be My Upland gun and My 870 for everything else.

Last time I tried to drive down there I got stuck in traffic. I think it should be less than 2 1/2 hrs.
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Old July 31, 2002, 07:15 PM   #16
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I just called Bull Run. They don't have any tournaments scheduled for the 11th, so we should be good to go.

They do have a patterning area, but according to the guy I talked to, it's best to pattern on the weekdays. Weekends are busy and they often use the field for other activities.

BTW, if anyone has an extra shotgun, it might be nice to bring it along. I'm planning to rent a gun and it looks like a few others are as well, but they sometimes run low on rentals on busy days.
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Old August 3, 2002, 11:03 PM   #17
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Hey guys, I will try to make it too.

Soda, I'm not sure where you are coming from or what route you usually take, but you might want to look at coming down 15, crossing the Potomac just North of Leesburg, and continueing south to just north of Haymarket where you can pick up 234 to 29 north. It is much less hassel than 95/495
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Old August 4, 2002, 12:03 AM   #18
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I'm coming from just outside of Philly.
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Old August 6, 2002, 08:10 AM   #19
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Dang! Parents visiting fro AZ this weekend, can't join you. Y'all have fun without me
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Old August 8, 2002, 12:10 AM   #20
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reminder

Bull Run this Sunday, August 11, at 11:00 AM

By my count, about 9 to 11 people are planning to show up. I hope everybody can make it.

Reminder: even if you plan to rent a gun, it helps to bring your own shells. (I forgot the first time and I think I still owe Roadrunner a box or two.) Galyans sells 'em, and I like the Win. Xtra Lite Target loads, because I'm wimpy. I think sporting clays is 50+ rounds.

Weather is supposed to be dry, partly cloudy, high of 91. Bring water. Maybe I'll wear my fancy hat from the Bahamas.
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Old August 8, 2002, 12:27 AM   #21
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Well I picked up an 870 and a case of 7 1/2 shot so I think I'm set. Can someone give me a cell phone number I can call just incase I get lost or end up late (like last time).

I'll probable try and leave here around 8:30 sunday.

David Park- How long do you think it'll take me to get there? I'm about 40 min south of the gun club I hold the PA TFL shoots at. Is 2.5hrs good enough?

Can we shoot handguns there?
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Old August 8, 2002, 12:40 AM   #22
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2.5 hours is close, but it might be pushing it if there's traffic. It does seem to take me longer to get to PA than to come back, though. I'll PM you my cell #.

No handguns, strictly shotguns (and archery?). If you show up with a handgun the Perazzi crowd might call the cops. The NRA range is just down the road, though.
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Old August 8, 2002, 05:43 PM   #23
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I'll be there for at least a round or so.
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Old August 9, 2002, 12:53 PM   #24
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Man, I'm psyched for this - the first TFL-connected get-together for me. I'd blown off so many invites, Mike Irwin flat out gave up on me.

Oh, and I'm as green a newbie with shotguns as can be minted, so go easy on me, eh?

See you Sunday - what better way to honor the 4th Commandment?
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Old August 10, 2002, 10:00 AM   #25
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This may sound like a stupid question but...... Is there food and drinks at this place?
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