Hickory Hills Illinois Fun Shoot Episode 2: Now With Targets! Sat. Oct. 14th



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Should I bring paint?   ;)

I'll be bringing a slightly used can of black spray-paint.
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Check out these neat flyers my sister made for the event!


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She's got talent (not just shooting).   ;D

They look nice.
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1377, steel breech, TKO, 12" barrel, R. Arms Innovations AR stock
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Is there a back-up date or plan in case of bad weather? It looks like rain all day on Saturday.
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Gamo Hornet .177
1377, steel breech, TKO, 12" barrel, R. Arms Innovations AR stock
P17 - (my wife's)
2240 - Won it at Matt's (Shaky Sarge) fun shoot

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Is there a back-up date or plan in case of bad weather? It looks like rain all day on Saturday.

Nope. Can't hold an event on Sundays on account of the trap shooting. Can't push it back a week because the club is holding an event that Sunday and needs the Saturday to prepare. I'm going to be there this weekend and shooting! Obviously if it's thunderstorms I'll be hiding in the club house.
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Such is life when you have an outdoor range!
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if the weather is bad, we can sit in the club house, eat, drink and talk airguns and boast about our sharpshooting skills. ;)

anyone a skilled tuner?  maybe someone can bring their tools and give a demonstration on "how to".

i know someone out there has better ideas than me. 
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Good ideas Carl.
Hopefully the weather is nice enough to shoot though, especially for people driving 3 or four hours up.
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There's also a few board games in the club house, just for bad weather. I, personally, will be shooting in the rain. Lighting is about the only thing that'll bring me into the clubhouse!
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Bit too long of a drive for me for a rainout.  Instead of driving tomorrow, I can be squirrel hunting! (Maybe Saturday too, it looks like our rain is Saturday night/Sunday)

Maybe you guys should come squirrel hunting!  ;D
« Last Edit: October 12, 2017, 12:10:26 PM by mobilemail »
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Here's the Saturday forecast, might not be too bad out:


Day
76°Hi RealFeel® 78° Precipitation 59%
Mostly cloudy and warm with occasional rain and a thunderstorm

    Winds from the
    S 8 mph
    Gusts: 14 mph

    Max UV Index: 4 (Moderate)
    Thunderstorms: 60%
    Precipitation: 0.66 in
    Rain: 0.66 in
    Snow: 0 in
    Ice: 0 in
    Hours of Precipitation: 4 hrs
    Hours of Rain: 4 hrs
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Bit too long of a drive for me for a rainout.  Instead of driving tomorrow, I can be squirrel hunting! (Maybe Saturday too, it looks like our rain is Saturday night/Sunday)

Maybe you guys should come squirrel hunting!  ;D
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BAGA got rescheduled because of the rain, i still wont be able to make it out there, will be picking brains out of deer skulls haha
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I got four squacks this morning.  ;D
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Weather still not looking good at all. I guess it will be a game time decision.   :( >:(
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I’m visiting the grandkids from Pennsylvania and am really sorry about the weather forecast as I’ve been looking forward to meeting some of you guys.   I just may wander over to visit with Joe for a while, even if we can’t shoot.
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I t rained here all day, and looked the same in Plainfield. I hope you guys got in a little time to shoot.
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We had a great time!  It rained all day but we shot from under a large canopy and it worked out fine. Many thanks to Joe for his work preparing the targets and the chile. It couldn’t have been better and I hope to be able to make another one.
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Awesome report!  At my house it was sunny and 80's, the cold, ugly weather moves in overnight.
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It rained all day here. Now there's flooding warnings along the Fox River and a tornado watch tonight.
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P17 - (my wife's)
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