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Saddle Butte Machine Gun shoot

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by Wallygator, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. Wallygator

    Wallygator Albany, OR Active Member

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  2. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I got a headache already :D see you there.
     
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  3. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Woo Hoo! I'm in too. :cool:

    I'll probably bring my own toys to shoot in one of the pistol bays after I slobber on what the dealers bring.
     
  4. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    OOH, OOH, me! Jumping up and down excitedly.
    This looks like a great event.
     
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  5. winchester270

    winchester270 Lafayette Active Member

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    Thanks for the heads up!
    I always hear of events like these the week after lol
     
  6. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    My son and I went last year, awesome stuff.
     
  7. mikeybuck

    mikeybuck Clark county Active Member

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    How much does something like this cost?
     
  8. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I think it's $10 to get in and that money goes to the club. Each gun is different in cost to demo it due to differences in the price of ammo. Jap 99 ammo is hard to get as well as mp44 ammo. Take as much money as you want to spend.
     
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  9. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Really, the sky is the limit. Just like gambling, take only as much $ as you are willing to spend.

    For non-members admission is $10. If you want to shoot something, and who wouldn't, then the prices are set by the individual dealers. Most 9mm firearms are around $20 a mag to shoot. Rifles are usually a little more although the M16's are usually in the $20 range as well. If you want to shoot the .50 cal, that will cost you at least $5 a round.

    Just watching is worth the $10. One year I watched while a dealer cut an Accord in half with his belt fed gun. Wow. Then there was the helicopter as a gun platform. More Wow.
     
  10. liquidsys

    liquidsys North Bend, WA Disciple of the Gun

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    I want to attend but have never been to something like this. I assume the shoot is a cash only type of deal right? So I should come down with $100-200 in cash? Or is that amateur level? I'd be coming down from Washington. Any other tips from those who have attended before would be awesome.

    Thanks
     
  11. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    It's about how much you want to spend. Lots of different guns with prices to shoot them varying. To me, $200 is a lot of money but then you may not ever get a chance like this again. There will be more guns there than anyone has enough money to shoot.
     
  12. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I want to come down.....
     
  13. Wallygator

    Wallygator Albany, OR Active Member

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    Then do! What's stopping you?
     
  14. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    Are most of the shooters' ok with the visitors taking pictures ? I was there years ago and was told it was not cool,but it was not an official that told me that.
    got the date marked on the calendar !
     
  15. Chunky Milk

    Chunky Milk Springtucky Member

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    WOOT WOOT!!!! Saddle Butte is like Xmas!!!

    I will be on the line with my 2.5" Black Powder Cannon for the second time this year. My buddy who shares my spot with me, is bringing a small arsenal: we will have Twin Mg42's, HK51, PTR 91, UZI, M4, 1919 (actually its an FN30, but not much difference), FS2000, AK47....... i feel like im forgetting something but cant remember what it is..... oh AK74 as well.

    anyways, for those who have never been, it really is like going to Vega$, There is something for everybody on any budget. but just like vegas, $100 will only get you so far. if you are coming from a distance i highly recommend bringing $400-500 if you want to shoot a big variety of stuff. but as other posters have mentioned, $10 to get through the door to watch is MORE THAN WORTH IT!!!

    Also one thing i want to touch on about pricing...... a lot of people complain about the pricing being "high". but there is something that most people dont take into consideration. at this shoot, guns are being pushed to their limits...... mag after mag after mag after mag all day long. last year, half of our guns were down by the end of the shoot, we melted the gas tube on the M4, melted the paint off of 2 silencers, busted an RPD (which still has not been fixed), the MG42 blew up for the 40th time (we finally fixed it properly and it runs really good now, but has been the gun from hell). Wear and tear is a real issue. it cost over $1000 last year to fix all the guns that went down, (and one is still waiting to be fixed). so most people dont complain about the pricing of ammo but for those who do, please think about the costs that you dont see to make this happen.

    as far as pics and videos go, most if not all vendors are cool with it. half the fun for me is logging into youtube and watching all of the videos posted trying to find myself in them.


    i will leave you with a video of the "twins", and my cannon (they will be available to rent).
     
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    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I will be there Sunday with the family
     
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  17. skeezix

    skeezix Lebanon, OR All around nice guy Bronze Supporter

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    From ARPC.info .......

    North & East Ranges Closed Saturday, May 16th & Sunday, May 17th


    The North and East Ranges will be closed to all activities Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th. Please join the festivities at the Main Range for the 26th Annual Saddle Butte Machine Gun Shoot both of those days.

    The North and East ranges ARE the pistol ranges.
     
  18. PDX

    PDX PDX Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Cannot find a start and finish time? How early can I arrive and how late can I stay?
     
  19. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I read that too. Disappointed. They weren't closed last year. I wonder what caused them to be closed this year.
     
  20. skeezix

    skeezix Lebanon, OR All around nice guy Bronze Supporter

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    I would guess it was for safety reasons.