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Old 02-12-2018, 8:05 PM
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Default WEGC 3/11/18

The monthly C&R shoot is coming up on Sunday, March 11

Everyone is welcome!

The range is private, but we usually have enough members to take new people as guests. If you are thinking of going and are not a member, please post here, we'll try to make sure we can get you signed in (cost for guests is $10 for the whole day)

Range information:

http://www.wegc.org/wordpress/

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http://www.wegc.org/wordpress/?page_id=9


Congratulations to Vityaz for winning the neutrality shoot with 4/5 hits with a Swedish M38.

This month's theme: antiques and garbage rods. Bring your antique (pre 1898) rifle out. Also the most beat, ugliest C&R rifle you own.

For me it'll be a nasty Type 53 Mosin for the garbage rod shoot and an antique M39 (yes, cheating!) for the antique shoot.
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Old 02-12-2018, 8:58 PM
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You can't wait, can you? I will be using an M39 for the antique shoot as well (1894 Chatellerault receiver). For the Garbage Rod shoot it's either a Type 53, a Chilean M1912/61, or an M28 Civil Guards rifle. I'll bring all three and let you decide which one is "ugliest"

And hopefully we will get to see a very cool gun chambered in 303 Brit!
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Nope, I had to get the ball rolling. Especially for other members that are new to the shoot and open up the day.

I know of at least one very cool gun in 303 Brit coming, hopefully, looking at you Syntax Error.
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Very interested.
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My antique will also be an M39 - at least I'll be in good company.
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Yes, hopefully Syntax Error will have his new gun by then. I'll bring my P14 as well.
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My only antique is a M39 (Sestroryetsk)

I had a garbage rod gun perfect for this shoot, heavily sanded unfinished worn T53, the stock looked like an old just peeled potatoes with eyes growing. But alas its been sold long ago.
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Some quick snaps I took of the recent shoot we just had.




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Also the Very Cool .303 Brit should hopefully be making it to this shoot...the seller finally shipped out the items in the mail, and then 4-5 business days to reach the FFL, and then there's the 10 day jail. All hopefully done before 3/11.
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I'll be bringing a very cool 7.62x54R gun, not the Maxim. And yes, we will shoot it
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Really hoping to make it out next month. Was all set to go Sunday and ended up getting knocked out with a high fever and a nasty cough Saturday night. Just got out of the house for the first time today.

I think I've got a Turk Mauser that will might qualify as an antique garbage rod
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I should be in town for this one
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Also the Very Cool .303 Brit should hopefully be making it to this shoot...the seller finally shipped out the items in the mail, and then 4-5 business days to reach the FFL, and then there's the 10 day jail. All hopefully done before 3/11.
Does anyone have a Universal Carrier?
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One of these times I plan to make the range trip. When, is any body's guess but I've got some jim-dandy antique rifles from the Civil War. 1863 Wm Mason .58 caliber contract rifle-musket ( only 30K of them made for the US gov't) and a .50 caliber, breech-loading Smith Carbine, one of 50K purchased by the gov't. I need to have a bullet casting session first.
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I'll be bringing a very cool 7.62x54R gun, not the Maxim. And yes, we will shoot it
Does it feed from a top-mounted pan?
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One of these times I plan to make the range trip. When, is any body's guess but I've got some jim-dandy antique rifles from the Civil War. 1863 Wm Mason .58 caliber contract rifle-musket ( only 30K of them made for the US gov't) and a .50 caliber, breech-loading Smith Carbine, one of 50K purchased by the gov't. I need to have a bullet casting session first.
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Does it feed from a top-mounted pan?
I hope that one comes in time! SMG has had it for repair since the November shoot.

Nope, this one is different

Musketjon, it's very rare that we have true BP guns at the shoots. It always attracts a huge crowd and is awesome to see!
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Well, my case finally went through and state and federal gun rights got restored, so I'm looking to celebrate. Will be out there with a +1, if someone would be able to get us in as guests please? It's been 3 years since I last went and let my WEGC membership lapse.
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