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Old October 3, 2001, 12:18 AM   #1
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Hey No. VAers... Let's head out to Bull Run again...

Who's up for another round of shotgun sports at Bull Run?

I don't think my luck will hold.
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Old October 3, 2001, 02:19 PM   #2
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I've never shot over there before, but drive by every day. What's available?
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Old October 3, 2001, 02:41 PM   #3
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I'd love to, but the first two weekends of October are bad (travel and church activities, respectively)...anytime after that and I'd be good to go.

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Old October 3, 2001, 04:42 PM   #4
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Shotgun sports at Bull Run, trap, skeek, wobble trap (5-stand) and sporting clays.

I'm going to be in Pennsylvania both this coming weekend and the next weekend, so I'm thinking the weekend of the 20th or 27th.
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Old October 4, 2001, 02:44 PM   #5
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I'll see you all there again. Once we get a date and confirm there are no special events going on, lets make a reservation for a round of sporting clays.

Anyone been to the NRA Range since they closed down for maintenance work?
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Old October 4, 2001, 06:24 PM   #6
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I'm up for Sporting Clays.

I've been to the NRA several times since they re-opened. The last time was on a Thursday night, and they were pretty crowded with new shooters. (This was post 9/11.)

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Old October 5, 2001, 01:54 AM   #7
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Mike, Oct. 28 (Sunday) is the TFL meet in PA, and I'm still planning to go to that. Any other day is OK though.

I have yet to fire my new (old) shotgun, so I should probably test it first. I believe Gilbert's allows shotguns as long as the range is relatively empty. Does the NRA range permit shotguns?

edit: My other problem is that I only have a full choke, and everybody seems to be sold out of Mossberg 12ga modified/IC/skeet/etc. Any suggestions?
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Old October 5, 2001, 08:19 AM   #8
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David,
Try calling over to Galyan's (703-803-0300) and ask for their hunting/firearms dept. They're located off Route 66 at 12501 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax. It's on the way to Bull Run if you travel on 66. I live nearby and I believe you can get there by exiting off Rt. 66 (Exit 55) at the Fairfax County Parkway exit and turn Right onto Fair Lakes Circle.
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Old October 6, 2001, 04:31 PM   #9
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I've never tried sporting clays, is this a good way to try it out, or should I wait for a better time? (Sometimes rookies get in the way)
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Old October 6, 2001, 10:33 PM   #10
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Roger, come on out. I was a total newbie last time at wobble trap, and I still did pretty well. From what I've heard, sporting clays is challenging for beginners and experts, but fun anyway.

Roadrunner, last time I was at Galyan's they only had 20ga chokes for Mossberg. I'll try again and see if they've restocked.

The C&E Gunshow in Richmond is Oct. 20-21. Is that a conflict for anybody? If not, that might be a good weekend.
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Old October 6, 2001, 11:32 PM   #11
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I might try and make it down. Hopefully there won't be tons of people jamming up traffic this time.

What are you guys going to be for Halloween?
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Old October 16, 2001, 01:54 PM   #12
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This weekend?
Next weekend?
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Old October 16, 2001, 02:49 PM   #13
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Let's try this Saturday, October 20.

How does that sound to everyone?
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Old October 16, 2001, 06:42 PM   #14
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If this Sat at 12 noon is fine with everyone, I'll see you all there.
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Old October 16, 2001, 06:45 PM   #15
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I have settlement on a house at the end of this month and I have to paint
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Old October 16, 2001, 10:09 PM   #16
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Well crap and poop. It looks like it's going to be a thin crowd this time around.

So far, from my IM, the following people can make it -- Me, David, Marty, Roadrunner, Roger.

I think my friend Herb is out of town this weekend.

Word to the wise.

NO ONE had better try to rent that Browning Sporting Clays out from under me.
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Old October 17, 2001, 02:40 AM   #17
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I may be able to drag a friend along. I'll see.

I still haven't test-fired the shotgun, but I'll make sure it works before Saturday.
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Old October 17, 2001, 11:24 AM   #18
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Mike (and all),

Unfortunately, I will be in Maryland, at a friend's farm, Friday and Saturday black powder hunting for deer, shotgunning for doves, and target shooting with my handguns.

I wish I could join all of you, but this commitment is long-standing -- and it is sure to be a lot of fun.

With best regards to all -- Roy
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Old October 17, 2001, 02:56 PM   #19
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I'll be out of town this weekend, back in town for the next (27th). Have to catch you guys next time.
Have fun!
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Old October 19, 2001, 11:11 AM   #20
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OK, guys, reminder! Noon on the porch at Bull Run!
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Old October 24, 2001, 12:26 PM   #21
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So how did it go? Wish I could have joined you.
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