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can we set up a fun shoot?
« on: April 16, 2015, 04:34:15 PM »
South of bloomington about 18 miles. I've got the land, need shooters and targets. Let's set a date and do this!
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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2015, 08:54:34 PM »
OK, Mr. Bman ...

I just read your post.  Two months late isn't too bad, is it?  I mean, for southern Monroe County it isn't too bad.  You must be in Lawrence County, right?

I am living in Bloomington at the moment and I have been pulling my hair out trying to find a decent place to go and shoot.  So, if you want to invite me down some day, I will make some extra effort and we can get together.  I have found a number of places on the Internet where a person can download images for paper targets and print them off on a home computer printer.  I have tried this several times and it is not the best solution, especially if a person uses regular letter paper.  If the printer would handle a heavier stock, then it might work OK.  Otherwise, I have taken to saving cereal boxes and pizza boxes and stuff like that and then I glue the paper target onto that cardboard.  So far, that has been OK. 

Now that I think of it, you could be in Heltonville or maybe over near Johnny's Junction.  In any case, you can IM me or send a private message.  We'll meet up somewhere.

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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2015, 09:23:53 PM »
Yeah man, lets do it! I got plenty of room and sure would enjoy the company. Between Heltonville and Norman. Ill send you a pm for more details!

Once we get something lined out, we need to post it here and try to invite a few others we know. Maybe a few will see it on here. Would be nice to get a group together...maybe we can get things going here in our area ;)

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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2015, 11:14:07 AM »
Greenwood to Bloomington is not very far.  I would be interested if things worked out on my end.
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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2015, 05:30:03 PM »
I'll discuss things with "the boss" tonight and I'll try to come up with a date that might work. I'll try to get you something firmed up tonight.
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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2015, 07:30:58 PM »
Bedford. Count me in
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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2015, 06:35:16 AM »
The boss says we could do something as early as late July or August. We both have been spread pretty thin with her parents health issues and closing their place down so thats about as early as I can make it happen. So, looking onto my little crystal ball I say we make it......drum roll please......Saturday, August 15. I am usually up by 4:30 am so if you wanna come have coffee, go for it! Setting a date I know will work for some, some it won't...so there it is as far as a "let's all get together date" I know I got 4 or 5 guys that will come. Invite a friend or a youngster to come with you.

Now, we all know it'll be hotter than the blue blazes of H. E. double hockey sticks at that time, always is. So, having said, we have an option of moving it out to cooler weather but that won't be until late Sept or into Oct so I say we just put it on the calendar and do it.

I have 6 of the Gamo knockdown FT type targets, may be able to get a few more before then. I'll start working on some other type of targets as well.

Have a shelter house with a working toilet so thats covered. Thinking we can burn some burgers and dogs on the grill for lunch as well. If you have a pop up canopy that would be good too.


More later!

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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2015, 10:46:53 AM »
I could probably juggle things to make it on the 15th.   I will know better once we get closer to the date.
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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2015, 03:29:50 PM »
TheBman,

Could a couple of ol' gray hairs from central Illinois come over and play too?  Momma does enjoy shooting her lil' .177 Daisy.

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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2015, 05:21:42 PM »
Bob...
  I think 2 more grey hairs would be a good thing!

C'mon over!

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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2015, 06:42:30 PM »
Hey guys, as of this moment it looks like I am probably gonna have to postpone/change this date due to work. I will know for certain in 2 or 3 days and I will let you know for sure.
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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2015, 06:47:01 PM »
Ok, think I got everybody a PM too...it might work out, but it isn't looking likely.
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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2015, 10:42:48 PM »
I would like to jump in here and offer to bring some more grey hair.  And, since I am of the grey hair persuasion, I don't have a whole lot of events on my social calendar, other than to get the batteries recharged on my Pacemaker.  So, count me in.  I'll be there.  Just tell me when and where and ... that'l be it for me. 

I have met another guy from Greenwood who calls himself Rock.  I'll pass this along to him and maybe you two Greenwood guys could come together.  Plus, I am looking forward to meeting the peeps from across the border in Illinois.  If you have not yet applied for your Indiana visitor permit with the airgun endorsement, just send me $20 and I'll take care of it for you. 

I am embarrassed to say that something like this is sooo overdo I can't believe it.  I am really looking forward to getting together, even if it turns out to be bad weather and we can't shoot anyway.  I will still be there. 

See you soon.

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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2015, 09:57:51 AM »
I am working on attending whenever we have this event.
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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2015, 10:51:16 AM »
Brent,

We will do our best to attend your shoot.  wWe will be traveling the next two weeks to see our son and his family.  Let us know what date works for you.

Lilly and I are looking to schedule a friendly shoot in late October in central Illinois.

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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2015, 11:52:50 AM »
This is what I like to see, and what the GTA is all about. Making friends and sharing great times.
I looked at the GTA members map, and see that a few of you guys are on it, but some are not.
 I also see that there are quite a few other members in your area too.

 Bman, we set up the map for this very reason. For members to be able to find each other and get together.
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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2015, 12:50:04 PM »
Ok guys, It's official from work. We are going to 6-10 hour days for the next 1-1/2 to 2 months. That puts the date selected undoable for me. That's construction...feast or famine. That moves it out to late September/early October. I'll look a little deeper into it over the next week or 2 and try to get a hard date setup. Truly sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.

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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2015, 12:55:40 PM »
Late September would work for this ol' grey hair.  Thank you for the update.

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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2015, 02:04:31 PM »
thanks for the update.  later in the year is BETTER with the extreme heat we have been having ... just let us know when things calm down enough.

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Re: can we set up a fun shoot?
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2015, 03:56:10 PM »
Hey guys,

Been meaning to chime in here for awhile. Great idea and I would love to attend, but the original date wasnít doable as it conflicts with a huge airgun show and shoot in and around Kalamazoo over that weekend. (Friday-Sunday). Iíve got a sister that resides only 10- 15 minutes away and Iíve been anxious to try out that premiere "airgun only rangeĒ  that just opened last year. No doubt most of you know of, or have heard of it.

AUGUST AIRGUN-PALOOZA
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The airgun show will be at the fairgrounds (Kalamazoo Expo Center). Sunday.

So, Iím pleased this local shoot will be pushed out in the nearby future and at a likely better time.

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