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DON AUGUSTINE
05-21-2008, 1:53 PM
The class will start at 8:00 am this Sunday at Pala. Please get there a little early to sign in and pay. We will have a safety meeting and then we will begin the good stuff. Please make sure your scope is tight as well as your action. You will need your rifle,scope, aprox. 150 rounds, bipod or front rest,rear bag or rest,pad and pen,and eye and ear protection. You do not need but if you have these please bring them; mat, log book,pda with ballistic info, any ballistic charts that you may have for your gun,wind gauge. You will also need the usual stuff like water, snacks/food and sunscreen.
I look forward to seeing everyone Sunday.
DON AUGUSTINE

DON AUGUSTINE
05-22-2008, 3:13 PM
I also needed to add that anyone that brings a guest, reguardless if they shoot or not, must sign the range release and pay.
DON AUGUSTINE

wasabe
05-23-2008, 10:22 PM
Class still on with all this weather?

Cypriss32
05-23-2008, 10:51 PM
Scared of a little rain?

wasabe
05-24-2008, 5:13 AM
No, but I'm sure most people wont want to lie down in a mud field.

FlyingPen
05-24-2008, 8:14 AM
Looks beautiful out today in downtown SD.

bd457
05-24-2008, 8:33 AM
Rain and mud are battle conditions at no extra charge. sheesh.......:p

DON AUGUSTINE
05-24-2008, 8:37 AM
Yes we will be good to go. If it rains we will shoot from under the cover.
See you all tomarrow.
DON AUGUSTINE

ar15barrels
05-24-2008, 9:17 AM
My carpool partner just dropped out.
Anyone in the valley, downtown or the westside want to carpool?

Bigugly
05-24-2008, 10:02 AM
Just a reminder that the range requires your having an open bolt indicator bolt removed or not, it is easier for the RSO to see this when looking down the line. They will sell you one at the range $2.50 I think.

http://www.ncsahighpower.com/rules.asp

Jicko
05-25-2008, 4:22 AM
No, but I'm sure most people wont want to lie down in a mud field.

I don't mind... this is "tactical" shooting...

DON AUGUSTINE
05-26-2008, 9:37 AM
I would like to thank everyone that came to class. I was great to meet so many good people. I know the class was a little faster and harder than some people thought but you did a great job sticking it out. For others the class was slow but still an important step in the right direction. I would also like to thank the people that help me by helping some of the shooters next to them. If anyone has any questions on the ballistics or anything else please contact me or if you want to shoot a match and Im in town I would be happy to go.
Thanks again and I look forward to seeing you guys at the range!
DON AUGUSTINE

rick1881
05-26-2008, 10:02 AM
Don, thanks for the clinic, it realy opened my eyes to long range shooting.
Could you please list some of the internet sites you told us about in the afternoon.

Rick

FlyingPen
05-26-2008, 10:13 AM
I think one of them was www.6mmbr.com

Flyliner
05-26-2008, 10:45 AM
Ditto, thanks for a good class Don. Let us know when you are going to do the advanced class.

jvanniel
05-26-2008, 10:52 AM
This is a link about the Houston Warehouse Project that Don mentioned also.

http://www.angelfire.com/ma3/max357/houston.html

This is the site that was mentioned to help with range cards

http://www.eskimo.com/~jbm/calculations/calculations.html

rick1881
05-26-2008, 11:00 AM
Thanks guys.

Jicko
05-26-2008, 12:15 PM
+1

GREAT class.

Thanks to Don, and John!! And other Pala RSOs.

The materials are good, while I think some coverage about these would be good (most likely, the advanced class will):
> mil-dot(scope reticle) ranging
> hold-offs
> some maths regarding Mil, MOA, wrt distance
> wind reading
> mirage reading

PS. WHERE are the photos??

allenst65
05-26-2008, 4:50 PM
Many thanks to Don for organizing this class ! Had a great day of shooting and learning.

Likewise many thanks to John who handled the RSO and training for the right half of the range, as well as ET for lending those rear bags.

allenst65
05-26-2008, 4:54 PM
http://hometown.aol.com/allenst/PALA/CLASS1.JPG

http://hometown.aol.com/allenst/PALA/CLASS2.JPG

http://hometown.aol.com/allenst/PALA/CLASS3.JPG

http://hometown.aol.com/allenst/PALA/RANGE1.JPG

http://hometown.aol.com/allenst/PALA/RANGE2.JPG

allenst65
05-26-2008, 4:57 PM
GAP M40A3
http://hometown.aol.com/allenst/PALA/GAP.JPG

Plate at 415yds
http://hometown.aol.com/allenst/PALA/415PLATE.JPG

http://hometown.aol.com/allenst/PALA/RIFLES.JPG

Final target at 100yds to close the day
http://hometown.aol.com/allenst/PALA/100FINAL.JPG

FlyingPen
06-11-2008, 4:19 PM
http://hometown.aol.com/allenst/PALA/100FINAL.JPG

I swear these are mine at the end of the day when I was rechecking my zero. I think.

allenst65
06-12-2008, 2:28 AM
I swear these are mine at the end of the day when I was rechecking my zero. I think.

Nope, I blasted these. I was shooting on the #8 target set. Before we broke for the wrap-up with Don, I noticed the shooter with the M1A next to me had departed and his target was untouched, so I shot this 3 round group on the clean paper.

http://hometown.aol.com/allenst/PALA/Three%20Rnd%20100yds.JPG

After the wrap-up and folks started to leave, we broke and I went out to retrieve our paper off #8, then pasted three ShootNCs on the #8 backer. This was my first outing with this GAP rifle and I was really having a great time, so much that I didn't realize I'd burned through 200 rnds of Black Hills 175 by the end of the day. A bit of dosh, but better than loosing it all at the casino!

SA