2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show



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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #60 on: January 08, 2019, 07:51:16 AM »
Eric and I discussed this. Since this is a Fun Shoot and not a sanctioned FT event, we will most likely use paper targets. So folks can shoot what they brung.
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #61 on: January 08, 2019, 09:30:49 AM »
Good plan!  I have my vacation time in place too.
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #62 on: January 08, 2019, 11:09:12 AM »
I can't wait I am planning to leave a few days earlier and take 2 days there and home 22 hours in the my
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2019, 01:04:17 PM »
The walk through hunting challenge was discussed last night with Dave. Since this isnít a national scoring competition we can pretty much do what ever we want. I vote for FUN!

I looked at the traditional airgun metal targets that have a knock out kill zone, but they are limited to light energies. If a 25cal or 22 set up for actual hunting velocities were used those targets wouldnít last the day. I did source these and found them as cheap as 15.00 per unit from China. BUT, given the energies Iíd like to open the hunting walk up to (well over 20 fpe) these would just be high priced scrap at the end of the shoot. There are properly built targets with knock down centers that will withstand rimfire energies, but they are priced at 60.00 each. Why does fun cost much?

I checked into different paper targets and found the most universal one is a 5.5Ēx5.5Ē airgun traditional scored ring. Iím looking into local print sourcing for a bulk supply. If we have anywhere around 30 shooting lanes engaging double targets from 10-55 yards or more, we will burn up a mess of them. I can also insert animal silhouettes with scoring rings too for mixing it up. Given the shots will be scored, this should tighten up the competition and give a true hunting scenario if I do my part....

I plan on making a simple wire framed target holder that I can place on trees, stumps, ground, anything in any  position to hold the targets. When the shooter goes thru the course, targets are simply changed out.

The wire framed and paper targets could accommodate any airgun, any energies, and any calibers including rimfires.

We need to get a roster of how many shooters we might get to properly staff the course. ALSO....what kind of carrot we can dangle out for the winner/winners? We could lay down a few bucks for the round and have percentage payouts for 1,2,3 places.  Cap each round at 10 shooters for the prize pot? Or whatever we want!! I need to know if it will be run one day or three...?



Iíve already started clearing shooting lanes for the walk thru. So far this looks like an awesome course. It is in the woods but I will be able to mow it and spray it down with permethrin to kill off bugs before the show. There  are several natural resting (on a log), and leaning supported shots in this course.....doubt there will need to be sitting positions unless you folks want one or two...??

My local postmaster is a drone nut. He was out flying on the farm the other day and offered to do some video of the hunting course and an over view of the new firing line location. I think a better vision of what new features this shoot is going to have will stimulate the hive early and get the butts off the chairs.

Anyway, more info later on......hopefully today Iíll be getting full details on amenities and costs of Crown Point reservations.

Please post feedback and stir the idea pot....Iím fired up and winter inspires me to build stuff.
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #64 on: January 08, 2019, 01:17:45 PM »
Great ideas.  Another option for fun is placing metal gongs out for shooting.  These are designed to handle HP rifles and would be scored based on sound of hitting the target.  Noone has to venture down range to change them (unlike paper) and you get instant feedback of a hit. 

http://www.qualitytargets.com/gong-stand-kit-w-8-3-8-thick-ar500-hardox-bear-ear-gong-ar500/

Using these 3 inch gongs could be hung off rebar and be economical, capable of handling 25 cal 100 ft lb rifles and reactive - not requiring cold range to replace target.  Probably need to squad shooters with the other shooters providing verification of a "hit"

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Our club would be willing to bring a dozen field targets for a small course, but would insist on low powered 177 rifles to preserve the functioning of the targets.
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2019, 01:26:50 PM »
Will the shooting lanes be arranged so that targets can be changed without calling cold line?  That is the big advantage of resettable targets - no need to go downrange!
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #66 on: January 08, 2019, 01:43:24 PM »
The course has a curve to it as it goes along. Itís about 180 yards long total. As the shooter proceeds along the path they will go around this natural bend and then will not have the ability to direct fire backwards in any way.

My thoughts is to have a target changer swap out targets after the shooter goes thru that Bend to keep a good flow of shooters progressing through the course. The shot targets can then be scored when they are returned to the first station. The next shooter is already engaging fresh targets.

At least this is the proposed layout and plan.

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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #67 on: January 08, 2019, 04:07:07 PM »
Eric all I have to say is that you have definitely continued to outdo yourself as a host and I look forward to seeing you and your lovely wife again in May.
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #68 on: January 08, 2019, 04:14:32 PM »
This just in....

When you call make sure to mention the GTA Airgun show/shoot. There may some small details missing, but thatís why you can all call to iron them out. I just wanted to get the bulk of the details posted with costs so we all can begin to settle in. Go to their Facebook pages and the Papa Dickís restaurant page to get a feel for what they have to offer at that one location. If it books up quickly, keep in mind we still have Cedar Glade Resort on the other end of town (3.4 miles from the Expo). Papa Dicks can still be used by all GtA folks, it is a public restaurant and open to anyone, not just guests of the resort. So we all can organize and meet at Papa Dickís if we wanted even if we donít stay there.

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Enjoy two heated indoor and outdoor pools, gym, spa, sauna, and hot tubs right at the resort. Visit the gorgeous sandy beachfront at 650-acre Crown Lake, where guests can swim, boat, canoe, and partake in some of the best fishing around. Live entertainment, game room, and playground will keep the entire group entertained day and night, all seasons of the year! 

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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #69 on: January 08, 2019, 04:25:38 PM »
Thanks Eric, message of reservation sent to Gwyn!!! And thanks for working with you (us) for a discount rate.
Looking forward to the stay. I hope they have rooms and not just cabins, will see. Either will work for us though.
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #70 on: January 08, 2019, 09:35:41 PM »
Great ideas.  Another option for fun is placing metal gongs out for shooting.  These are designed to handle HP rifles and would be scored based on sound of hitting the target.  Noone has to venture down range to change them (unlike paper) and you get instant feedback of a hit. 

Using these 3 inch gongs could be hung off rebar and be economical, capable of handling 25 cal 100 ft lb rifles and reactive - not requiring cold range to replace target.  Probably need to squad shooters with the other shooters providing verification of a "hit"

Our club would be willing to bring a dozen field targets for a small course, but would insist on low powered 177 rifles to preserve the functioning of the targets.

I'm all for metal targets, PRS style.  spotter on a scope to call hits.  no paper to change out and slow things down. 
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #71 on: January 13, 2019, 08:10:12 PM »
Had a great visit today with Eric at Horseshoe Bend Arkansas. He has a great change in his layout design. There will be much larger Firing Lane width distances up to 250 yards for the big bore. There will also be a wonderful wooded course with Lane setup for field Target, with the addition of lanes set up for any energy rifle with metal gongs and paper targets. The new area will have a covered tree backdrop for people to socialize and lots of vehicle parking. This will be a wonderful Improvement to an already excellent venue.
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #72 on: January 13, 2019, 08:51:29 PM »
Awesome Arnold and thanks for your time and trouble. This is shaping up to be the best one to date. :)
Maybe we will get that video preview if Eric gets his postal delivery guy to drone the area.
Good deal and thanks again!!!!
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #73 on: January 14, 2019, 03:51:35 PM »
Great meeting you fellas Sunday.

Overall the ideas we spun around will make an awesome walk through competition. I am progressing with those ideas to get it dialed in.

Soon as I get a few more shooting lanes blazed out, Iíll get my buddy out here and drone film the course so those planning on coming out have a little more insite what we will have to offer at this shoot.


I will boldly say this....

This one will be well worth the drive and effort to come to.

More to come....

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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #74 on: January 14, 2019, 04:04:07 PM »
Thanks greatly Eric. Each year we try to make it better and we always seem to. Dunno how but we keep making them more memorable. Those that have not need to put this event on your bucket list. We have and absolute blast and those that attend always leave with a smile saying they are already making travel plans for the next one.
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #75 on: January 14, 2019, 05:37:17 PM »
I got SWMBO permission to book Crown Point! (w/ fishing license...)
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #76 on: January 14, 2019, 07:09:09 PM »
Great meeting you fellas Sunday.

Overall the ideas we spun around will make an awesome walk through competition. I am progressing with those ideas to get it dialed in.

Soon as I get a few more shooting lanes blazed out, Iíll get my buddy out here and drone film the course so those planning on coming out have a little more insite what we will have to offer at this shoot.


I will boldly say this....

This one will be well worth the drive and effort to come to.

More to come....

Eric

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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #77 on: January 14, 2019, 07:23:51 PM »
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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #78 on: January 15, 2019, 01:29:30 PM »
Reservations for the shoot made! My son and I will be there. Can't wait to see you guys again!

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Re: 2019 GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot/Airgun Show
« Reply #79 on: January 15, 2019, 05:29:06 PM »
What will be the range for the big bore Fun Shoot competition?
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