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Fun Shoot in Pittsburgh, PA Area?
« on: May 31, 2017, 01:25:57 AM »
Hey yunz Pixsburgh area goof balls ..... let's work on a fun shoot somewhere convenient for all of us.  I don't have the property, but a couple of guys that have P.M.'ed me might have.  Two years ago, "Dead-On" invited me to a fun shoot at "Darwin's" home in Markleysburg, PA (the Uniontown area) and he must have had a dozen people there.  Then we have Jeff Little "WhiteFox545" in McMurray, PA with land I think, We have Dave "Dbez1" in the Kittanning area, and I think he has a ton of property.  There are at least 7 or 8 more we can try to get involved.  I travel for work, but will help with logistics as much as I can.  Hopefully the Pittsburgh area GTA members will read and reply to this, and we can begin a conversation about this.  We are all within an hour or so from each other, perhaps we could have several fun shoots this summer.  Hope this post generates some interest.

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Re: Fun Shoot in Pittsburgh, PA Area?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 02:06:42 AM »
I moved this thread here to get more local exposure.
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Re: Fun Shoot in Pittsburgh, PA Area?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 02:29:02 AM »
No problem Tater.  I thought it would be more visible if it came up in the "show unread posts since last visit"?  Maybe it might.
Thanks;

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Re: Fun Shoot in Pittsburgh, PA Area?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 04:24:11 AM »
awesome idea.  im in the uniontown area. 

i have permissions on a few large farms in my area that are loaded with groundhogs and starlings :)

would be a great thing to have a shoot around here ,as i haven't been able to make any of the fun shoots.

count me in somehow lol




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Re: Fun Shoot in Pittsburgh, PA Area?
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 11:29:44 AM »
Awesome Chris, I'll wait to see how this thread populates, then we can go from there.  ;D

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Re: Fun Shoot in Pittsburgh, PA Area?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2017, 09:44:54 PM »
Pappy, Allen,  Jeff little here!  Just found your reply here a few miniets ago!!  I had sent you a personal message earlier in the year and never saw a responce till just know!  Sorry!!  We have a small group of airgunners that shoot out of the Sherwood Archery Club near Steubenville Ohio.Just over the borderon Rt 22 West.    We have 20 knock down field targets that we play with in good weather and we shoot 30 yard  benchrest indoors in the clubs archery range when the weather turns cold!  We shoot Tuesday evenings , Thursday mornings and Sunday afternoons .  Any one interested in joining the fun can contact me anytime on my cell phone at 412-992-8635.    We are contimplating having an actual field target shoot at the club next summer 2018 also!  Some of us have been attending some shoots in Ohio this summer and have met some great people doing so!  Hope to hear from you soon,     Jeff Little  McMurray Pa.15317
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Re: Fun Shoot in Pittsburgh, PA Area?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 09:22:53 AM »
Hey Jeff, thanks for the invite.  We shot mainly at 50 yards and out, preferably 100.  Also, we are bench-rest focused.  We do have a bunch of field targets, but we are too lazy to set them out, then put them back after shooting.   :P
In the Spring, we'll try this again, get a fun shoot together in our area.

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Re: Fun Shoot in Pittsburgh, PA Area?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 12:14:25 PM »
Hi! Pappy,  Thanks for the Quick reply!  Sounds like you have a few guys shooting locally?  Where do you shoot at and what part of town are you all from?  I'm in the South Hills and would love to get together some time and fling some lead and possibly work out some plans for a fun shoot! or any kind of shoot?  We are a small community being air gunners but I think it is slowly growing due to being more of a low keyed form of shooting sport less feared by the average non shooter of today's society.   Let me know if you would like to get together.  Jeff Little Mc Murray Pa.   
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Re: Fun Shoot in Pittsburgh, PA Area?
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2018, 11:02:13 PM »
Hey Jeff, thanks for the invite.  We shot mainly at 50 yards and out, preferably 100.  Also, we are bench-rest focused.  We do have a bunch of field targets, but we are too lazy to set them out, then put them back after shooting.   :P
In the Spring, we'll try this again, get a fun shoot together in our area.

Pappy / Allan

  I hope you keep this thread going. I have been looking around for other shooters in my area (State College), with no luck. I am very new to airguns and can't learn enough at this point.  Not sure if you would want an outsider for your shoots, but if you guys had one on a day I had off, I would love to come (if not just to watch and talk).  I would love to see what others have and shoot and learn things they have done to their guns.  I can't read enough on here about those things but sometimes need things dumbed down for me to understand. LOL

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Re: Fun Shoot in Pittsburgh, PA Area?
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2018, 03:51:15 PM »
Hey Jeff, thanks for the invite.  We shot mainly at 50 yards and out, preferably 100.  Also, we are bench-rest focused.  We do have a bunch of field targets, but we are too lazy to set them out, then put them back after shooting.   :P
In the Spring, we'll try this again, get a fun shoot together in our area.

Pappy / Allan

  I hope you keep this thread going. I have been looking around for other shooters in my area (State College), with no luck. I am very new to airguns and can't learn enough at this point.  Not sure if you would want an outsider for your shoots, but if you guys had one on a day I had off, I would love to come (if not just to watch and talk).  I would love to see what others have and shoot and learn things they have done to their guns.  I can't read enough on here about those things but sometimes need things dumbed down for me to understand. LOL

  Thanks Bill C!




theres no such thing as an outsider, just friends we haven't met yet :)


aside from a fun shoot ,if anyone in the area ever wants to venture my way i have a few local farms all to myself,totaling around 1000 acres

anyone is welcome to join me for a day (or 3 lol) of groundhog,pigeon,hosp,and starling reduction :) lol   

also have a measured 50 & 100yd rifle range within about 10 min from my place if sighting in is needed.

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Re: Fun Shoot in Pittsburgh, PA Area?
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2018, 06:18:48 PM »
Hey Jeff, thanks for the invite.  We shot mainly at 50 yards and out, preferably 100.  Also, we are bench-rest focused.  We do have a bunch of field targets, but we are too lazy to set them out, then put them back after shooting.   :P
In the Spring, we'll try this again, get a fun shoot together in our area.

Pappy / Allan

  I hope you keep this thread going. I have been looking around for other shooters in my area (State College), with no luck. I am very new to airguns and can't learn enough at this point.  Not sure if you would want an outsider for your shoots, but if you guys had one on a day I had off, I would love to come (if not just to watch and talk).  I would love to see what others have and shoot and learn things they have done to their guns.  I can't read enough on here about those things but sometimes need things dumbed down for me to understand. LOL

  Thanks Bill C!




theres no such thing as an outsider, just friends we haven't met yet :)


aside from a fun shoot ,if anyone in the area ever wants to venture my way i have a few local farms all to myself,totaling around 1000 acres

anyone is welcome to join me for a day (or 3 lol) of groundhog,pigeon,hosp,and starling reduction :) lol   

also have a measured 50 & 100yd rifle range within about 10 min from my place if sighting in is needed.

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Re: Fun Shoot in Pittsburgh, PA Area?
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2018, 05:01:34 PM »
Hey Jeff, thanks for the invite.  We shot mainly at 50 yards and out, preferably 100.  Also, we are bench-rest focused.  We do have a bunch of field targets, but we are too lazy to set them out, then put them back after shooting.   :P
In the Spring, we'll try this again, get a fun shoot together in our area.

Pappy / Allan

  I hope you keep this thread going. I have been looking around for other shooters in my area (State College), with no luck. I am very new to airguns and can't learn enough at this point.  Not sure if you would want an outsider for your shoots, but if you guys had one on a day I had off, I would love to come (if not just to watch and talk).  I would love to see what others have and shoot and learn things they have done to their guns.  I can't read enough on here about those things but sometimes need things dumbed down for me to understand. LOL

  Thanks Bill C!




theres no such thing as an outsider, just friends we haven't met yet :)


aside from a fun shoot ,if anyone in the area ever wants to venture my way i have a few local farms all to myself,totaling around 1000 acres

anyone is welcome to join me for a day (or 3 lol) of groundhog,pigeon,hosp,and starling reduction :) lol   

also have a measured 50 & 100yd rifle range within about 10 min from my place if sighting in is needed.

  Thanks Starlingassassin !






you're quite welcome :)




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Re: Fun Shoot in Pittsburgh, PA Area?
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2018, 10:24:05 PM »
i live acually within pittsburgh city limits, so no property here except a 7 yard basement, haha..

but if anything materializes, keep me posted as being a shooter in the city is a bummer!

thanks much!
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Re: Fun Shoot in Pittsburgh, PA Area?
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2018, 06:49:47 PM »
I am in the Leechburg area and have 10 acres with a 100 yard range set up. Nothing much but I have a lot of open space to build up the range. I am also looking for guys to enjoy this airgunning sport. Just got into pcp's myself with a hatsan flash in .22 and loving it. I also belong to North Buffalo sportsman's they do an any gun trail walk every 3rd sunday of the month. I love to show up to that one with my .36 cal flinter. Seems that all my current friends find it as a neat novelty but dont see it as a serious viable means to take game. Anyhow if anyone is interested in meeting up message me and hopefully we can get a group going.
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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2018, 05:06:43 PM »
Hi I just added myself on the Map... I'm located in Murrysville (towards Export for anyone local)
I'm interested in having a go at some FT so I'll keep an eye on this thread.

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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2019, 11:12:17 PM »
UK007 I am not far from you. I would like to get maybe a small group going. Do some fun shoots or maybe something like a blanket or meat shoot. Maybe someone will pick back up on this thread when weather gets better and we can all organize something.
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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2019, 03:36:49 PM »
UK007 I am not far from you. I would like to get maybe a small group going. Do some fun shoots or maybe something like ....

OK... I'll keep an eye on this... for when we have thawed out!
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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2019, 12:35:57 AM »
UK007 well we have thawed and have had a few nice days, waiting for a landscaper to come through with a brush hog in the next couple of days. If you or anyone else is up for a shoot I am game to allow use of my property. Bring whatever you would like do a small shoot and mert in greet with a luncheon would be a grwat way to kick things off. Sound off or pm me iffin anyone is interested.
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Re: Fun Shoot in Pittsburgh, PA Area?
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2019, 05:06:36 PM »
Hi! 86 Marine, and others!  I have posted here before with the hopes of finding more local Air Gun guys. I'm a fairly serious Field target shooter who would be willing to help you all get started in that form of shooting or getting together just to shoot on the weekends that I don't have to travel to shoots.  Most competitions are in Ohio, New York and Md. so you have to be willing to do some traveling.
 There are various classes and having the best equipment is not a re-requirement, only that you want to have a good time shooting your air gun!! Of course safety is paramount at the shoots as it should be!
I live in McMurray Pa. which is about 15 miles south of Pittsburgh and travel three times a week to Sherwood Archery Club near Steubenville Ohio were we have a 30 yard indoor range for cold or bad weather and we also have over 30 field target's and a practice range that we set up in the good weather.
  Let me know if I can help any of you with most anything airgun related as I would be more than happy to!   All so if you have a get together count me in if it doesn't conflict with my Field Target shoot schedule as I would like to attend.  Hope we can get together one day soon!   Jeff Little  McMurray Pa
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Re: Fun Shoot in Pittsburgh, PA Area?
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2020, 01:07:00 PM »
theres no such thing as an outsider, just friends we haven't met yet :)

aside from a fun shoot ,if anyone in the area ever wants to venture my way i have a few local farms all to myself,totaling around 1000 acres

anyone is welcome to join me for a day (or 3 lol) of groundhog,pigeon,hosp,and starling reduction :) lol   

also have a measured 50 & 100yd rifle range within about 10 min from my place if sighting in is needed.


Starlingassassin   -  If the offer still stands I'd love to spend some time with your reduction efforts.  I enjoy powder burners for groundhogs but willing to try my newly acquired Pcp on anything.  Always happy to help the landowners out.
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