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Seattle East Side get-together/shoot!

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by Flopsweat, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Come on out and meet your fellow forum members! Eat burgers and shoot guns!

    We are holding a NWFA BBQ and shoot east of the lake at a private club on Friday May 4th from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. The board has graciously waved any range fees, with the exception of the $10 per round fee for trap (includes clays and shells). If you've never shot trap before, you're in for a treat. It's a heck of a lot of fun. Bring your shotgun! I know I will. There is in outdoor pistol range and 200 yard rifle range. Bring ammo, as there is none for sale at the club except for trap shooting as mentioned above.

    So far, the following folks have signed up:

    CasualShooter
    CaliberGeek
    MisterBill
    SquackDaddy
    Jammer Six
    payohann
    jonnywong

    Join the fun! reply to this thread to be added to the list. We'll need the following supplies. I've included who's agreed to bring what, and will keep updating it here.

    •Grill and appropriate fuel - propane or charcoal.
    payohann: Small grill for hotdogs​
    •Paper plates
    CasualShooter​
    •Plastic utensils
    Flopsweat​
    •Napkins
    •Meat - Burgers, dogs, chicken - anything grillable and delicious.
    payohann: hotdogs​
    •Side dishes - Macaroni salad, coleslaw, chips, whatever you like.
    Flopsweat: macaroni salad
    CasualShooter: Unspecified​
    •Dessert - Peeps? (inside joke)
    •Beverages - Non-alcoholic.
    Flopsweat: Coke (the original - no HFCS) and chips.
    chizuck: Pepsi/mt dew
    Jammer Six: Barq's Root Beer ​
    •Tokens of appreciation - The PIC's are donating their time for this event. I've promised them free access to the barbecue, but it would be nice if we could give them each some small gift to thank them for helping out.
    Flopsweat: One commemorative wooden box of Remington .22 ammo.​
    •Other - Did I miss anything?


    Sign up now and join the fun! If you can bring a BBQ item, let me know and I'll update the list.
     
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  2. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    I'm in!

    This wouldn't be Interlake, by any chance, would it? :D
     
  3. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Geez, outed on the first reply. :) Don't anybody tell the board before I submit a range plan, OK? Don't want to seem presumptuous.
     
  4. CaliberGeek

    CaliberGeek Seattle, WA Member

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    I'm in!


    If you are reading this thread and interested in meeting up, please respond to the thread and let us know so that Flopsweat and I have an idea of how many people would be willing to come
     
  5. chizuck

    chizuck central Wa. Member

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    I am in
     
  6. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    OK, so far the following folks have expressed interest in this thread or GD:

    CasualShooter
    CaliberGeek
    MisterBill
    ATCclears
    carracer
    SquackDaddy
    Jammer Six
    chizuck

    Do we want to do a BBQ? We have picnic tables and a suitable area for that. Anybody want to shoot trap? I have to make arrangements ahead of time, but it's worth it. Any other ideas?
     
  7. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    Pretty brunettes.
     
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  8. payohann

    payohann Tacoma, WA New Member

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    Count me in, A Friday sounds good. Peter in Tacoma...
     
  9. chizuck

    chizuck central Wa. Member

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    I would be down for some trap and a BBQ. Do we need a sling and to bring clays?
     
  10. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    Good BBQ. Lots of Barq's Root Beer. Lots of ammo. Lots of targets.

    A chance for everyone to try weapons they've never shot before. Put a weapon on the line, let anyone who walks up shoot it. Wander over and try a weapon you've never seen before.

    A chance for non-shooting spouses to shoot under the direction of someone other than their husband.

    My ideas, feel free to disagree.
     
  11. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    The club has a trap machine. I'll just need to arrange for the machine and an RSO to be available. Normal trap events are $10 per round, clays and shells included. I'd assume it would be the same for us.

    Somebody will need to bring a grill. And like food and stuff. :) Once we get some volunteers I'll put a list together.
     
  12. CaliberGeek

    CaliberGeek Seattle, WA Member

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    Does anybody have a .50bmg rifle? :D
     
  13. Misterbill

    Misterbill Yakima County, Washington New Member

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    On a FRIDAY? Seriously? Do you guys not have jobs? We might attend a weekend event. No chance on a Friday though.
     
  14. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    No, I'm retired. Perhaps someday, Misterbill. I'll be there on any day of the week.
     
  15. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    :D Sorry, I forgot to tell you that rifles must be smaller than 50BMG. If you've got a 457 or 45/110, bring it. :gun14:

    This might be a good time to mention that only paper targets are permitted...
     
  16. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, sorry, but weekends are a lot harder to get approved - it's a small facility and is busiest on Saturday and Sunday. Friday at 4:00 is the next best option. A lot of folks in this area seem to be able to knock off early on Fridays. If there were state or federal land even close, I'd be all for it, but they're all a couple hour's drive away.
     
  17. CaliberGeek

    CaliberGeek Seattle, WA Member

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    It looks like we have enough people interested that if we really started getting things going, the event will be good to go.

    Yea, this event is to be 100% fun and games.

    Maybe we could have some friendly competitions. Set up targets at 200 yards, and see who can get the best 5 shot groupings with iron sights on a mosin-nagant? just an idea



    I've recently sold one of my AKs to acquire a FS2000 bullpup. I'll make sure to bring that to this event. Let people try out this sexy baby :D
     
  18. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Looks like our best dates will be May 4th or 25th. Any preferences? I've written up an event plan and will present it to the board. I'll see if they want a range fee, since most of you aren't members. Shouldn't be much, if any.
     
  19. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Ever shot trap with a tarted-up Saiga 12? :gun11: I can arrange for that. :cool:
     
  20. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    We have the green light!

    We are approved for one event on either Friday May 4 or Friday May 25th from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. The board has graciously waved any range fees, with the exception of the $10 per round fee for trap (includes clays and shells). We will have non-exclusive use of the Trap, Pistol and Rifle ranges. There's almost nobody there on weekdays, so I didn't ask for exclusive use - plus that probably helped getting us free access. I didn't get us use of the Archery range, but maybe next time.

    The trap machine will be available for either date. If you've never shot trap before, you're in for a treat. It's a heck of a lot of fun. Bring your shotgun! I know I will.

    Two members have volunteered to be safety officers (actually Persons in Charge, but that's a long story). We'll need more if more people show up, as the club has rules about the ratio of non-member active shooters vs. PIC's. So sound off now if you want to come, so I know how many more club members to harass.

    Everyone who's responded, please reply again with your preference: the 4th or the 25th.

    We'll need the following for the barbecue:

    • Grill and appropriate fuel - propane or charcoal.
    • Paper plates
    • Plastic utensils
    • Napkins
    • Meat - Burgers, dogs, chicken - anything grillable and delicious.
    • Side dishes - Macaroni salad, coleslaw, chips, whatever you like.
    • Desert - Peeps? (inside joke)
    • Beverages - Non-alcoholic.
    • Tokens of appreciation - The PIC's are donating their time for this event. I've promised them free access to the barbecue, but it would be nice if we could give them each some small gift to thank them for helping out.
    • Other - Did I miss anything?


    I'll bring macaroni salad, Coke (the original - no HFCS) and chips.


    This is going to be some serious fun! I'm looking forward to meeting some of you in person for the first time.

    Thanks, Flops