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Author Topic: Hickory Hills Illinois Fun Shoot Episode 2: Now With Targets! Sat. Oct. 14th  (Read 7888 times))

Offline JoeShmoe

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Hi All!

We had such a good time at the last fun shoot, and the club owners were so impressed, that we're having another one this year! The club has agreed to buy us some targets so long as I hold a few events a year. The goal is to eventually host an official field target event (without ever stopping the fun shoots, of course).

I'm going to host the event from 10 AM to 7 PM on Saturday, October 14th 2017. If you would like to camp on the property Friday night, let me know beforehand so I can be there to let you in. I'll be camping there myself Friday night, but camping will NOT be allowed Saturday night. There will be food and drink again and possibly a fire depending on the temperature. I'm going to request that you bring ~$10 per person to cover the cost of food and whatnot. Hopefully I won't be sick this time and can grill for y'all.

The range rules are the same as before, do not bring a powder burner because you will not be allowed to shoot it. Don't drink beer unless you're done shooting for the day. Do bring any target you'd like to shoot at and a smile on your face.

There are bathrooms and water at the facility as well as a printer (it turns out). However, fair warning, I have no idea how to use the printer. There is ample parking on site.

Club website: http://hickoryhillsrgc.com/
Club on google maps: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.6339269,-88.1677281,3a,75y,293.13h,90.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s1WI8vNXFOB0krHbtHAB0xw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


If we can beat the turnout for the last party, I think the guys at the club might really start to like me (instead of just pretending)!

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I'll be out of town. I'm local and would have loved to go! Hopefully next time
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I'm putting it on my calendar!  I didn't want to miss the last one, I really don't want to miss this one! 
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I'm in!!! Well, I have to ask the wife if something was already planned but looking forward to being there.
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WHAT?
another fun shoot just 40 minutes from my home?

Count me in!
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WHAT?
another fun shoot just 40 minutes from my home?

Count me in!


No kidding!  I have to travel nearly that far just to get to the closest WalMart!
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I'll be out of town. I'm local and would have loved to go! Hopefully next time

If you ever want to check out the place, let me know and I can show you around!
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Just checked on the date, and I'm in! Looking forward to it.
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I just staked out my campsite at Fairfield Inn. :-) 

This time I'm saving all my trash talk for Tater until I can show up...and he can make me eat my words!   :P   (Besides...he's getting good at it too!   ;)   )
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Sixty eight pounds of targets, boys!

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Re: Hickory Hills Illinois Fun Shoot Episode 2: Now With Targets! Sat. Oct. 14th
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 10:48:13 PM »
Hoooo-weeeee!!! 

What kind of fpe will these targets support?  20fpe?  30fpe?  300fpe?   8)
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Re: Hickory Hills Illinois Fun Shoot Episode 2: Now With Targets! Sat. Oct. 14th
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2017, 03:43:15 AM »
Wow! Looks like they got some nice ones.
Will you be there this Saturday? Nicole is off all weekend, and we are planning on shooting somewhere and hopefully getting the new pooch used to the sound of airgun fire.
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Re: Hickory Hills Illinois Fun Shoot Episode 2: Now With Targets! Sat. Oct. 14th
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2017, 10:45:12 PM »
Wow! Looks like they got some nice ones.
Will you be there this Saturday? Nicole is off all weekend, and we are planning on shooting somewhere and hopefully getting the new pooch used to the sound of airgun fire.

I'll be free Sunday; Saturday I'll be working on a side project I got going on with some mates. I won't be able to let you into the club. Sunday the other folks will be at the club as well, so it'll be a good way to advertise that we're generating interest!

Looks like tater might be getting first crack at these fresh targets. They're rated for 20 fpe, but I'm going to see if I can beef up some of them eventually. Plus sticking them way out far should help.
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Re: Hickory Hills Illinois Fun Shoot Episode 2: Now With Targets! Sat. Oct. 14th
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2017, 04:32:02 AM »
Sunday could work. Don't they shoot shotguns on Sundays though?
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Re: Hickory Hills Illinois Fun Shoot Episode 2: Now With Targets! Sat. Oct. 14th
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2017, 05:33:18 AM »
They're rated for 20 fpe, but I'm going to see if I can beef up some of them eventually. Plus sticking them way out far should help.

No worries, I will make sure to have a 20fpe rifle when I come in October. 
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Re: Hickory Hills Illinois Fun Shoot Episode 2: Now With Targets! Sat. Oct. 14th
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2017, 11:16:04 AM »
That's the same day as the BAGA Monster Match, the last and biggest field target match of the season. I'm going to have to sit this one out.

www.bagaclub.com

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Re: Hickory Hills Illinois Fun Shoot Episode 2: Now With Targets! Sat. Oct. 14th
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2017, 10:59:40 PM »
Sunday could work. Don't they shoot shotguns on Sundays though?

Sorry I missed this. We've got the separate air rifle range that we shoot on Sundays when "big boys" are shooting trap.
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Re: Hickory Hills Illinois Fun Shoot Episode 2: Now With Targets! Sat. Oct. 14th
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2017, 03:23:14 AM »

Sorry I missed this. We've got the separate air rifle range that we shoot on Sundays when "big boys" are shooting trap.

No prob, hope you got some shooting in.
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Re: Hickory Hills Illinois Fun Shoot Episode 2: Now With Targets! Sat. Oct. 14th
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2017, 03:36:55 AM »
It would be neat to have a fun shoot in this area. Sure can't have one on my property lol.  I'd go to a once a year fun shoot for sure if anyone ever wanted to put one on.
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Re: Hickory Hills Illinois Fun Shoot Episode 2: Now With Targets! Sat. Oct. 14th
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2017, 03:44:27 AM »
It would be neat to have a fun shoot in this area. Sure can't have one on my property lol.  I'd go to a once a year fun shoot for sure if anyone ever wanted to put one on.

Drive on down for the 14th.
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