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4/22/2019 5:32:20 PM
Posted: 4/2/2007 11:22:17 AM EDT
Who's going, 13-15 April 2008?
Not sure what day I'll be there , but I'd like to meet some of you there.
JIM?
M
Link Posted: 4/2/2007 2:44:00 PM EDT
Snack Bar.
AK47.
WTF?
Link Posted: 4/2/2007 5:27:44 PM EDT
Love that show. Especially with the guys walking around the casino floors with ARs and AKs slung over their shoulders. Damn it feels good to be in Nevada. haha.
Link Posted: 4/2/2007 5:29:09 PM EDT
I'll bring the bayonet and the Ding Dongs!

In front of the snack bar this time, right?
Link Posted: 4/2/2007 5:50:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MeanSteve:
I'll bring the bayonet and the Ding Dongs!

In front of the snack bar this time, right?


Gawd I hope that one will never Die as long as I post here
Link Posted: 4/2/2007 9:27:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MeanSteve:
I'll bring the bayonet and the Ding Dongs!

In front of the snack bar this time, right?


So, wait ....
the snackbar inside the show, or the one outside in the hallway?

Is THAT why I can never find you guys?
Link Posted: 4/3/2007 4:55:20 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By GryphonX:
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Originally Posted By MeanSteve:
I'll bring the bayonet and the Ding Dongs!

In front of the snack bar this time, right?


So, wait ....
the snackbar inside the show, or the one outside in the hallway?

Is THAT why I can never find you guys? hought
1) by the guy with all the TC Contender stuff..
2) Between the two rooms

I'll be there Sat
Link Posted: 4/3/2007 9:43:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/3/2007 9:44:54 AM EDT by gunmonkey]

Originally Posted By GryphonX:

Originally Posted By MeanSteve:
I'll bring the bayonet and the Ding Dongs!

In front of the snack bar this time, right?


So, wait ....
the snackbar inside the show, or the one outside in the hallway?

Is THAT why I can never find you guys?

No, it's because we are avoiding you. I didn't want to have to be the one to tell you, but despite escaping the midwest, you still reek of corn and cheese. The stench conflicts with the fine aromatic bouqet of the hostess brand DingDongs.
Link Posted: 4/3/2007 1:27:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MeanSteve:
I'll bring the bayonet and the Ding Dongs!

In front of the snack bar this time, right?


Or you could just hide inside it and bitch when nobody "found you". In front does not equal inside.

I will be there sat. morning at open.
Link Posted: 4/3/2007 4:49:45 PM EDT
Guys maybe you all can help me out. FLying there on Southwest costs $198.00 Just wondering how long driving to Reno takes from Las Vegas.
Thanks
ESQ
Link Posted: 4/4/2007 8:03:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MeanSteve:

Originally Posted By Esq1118:
Guys maybe you all can help me out. FLying there on Southwest costs $198.00 Just wondering how long driving to Reno takes from Las Vegas.
Thanks
ESQ


~400 miles. Between six and eight hours, depending on how heavy your foot is and whether you stop to take breaks. I usually make the trip in six and a half to seven with one ten minute break in Tonapah.

ETA: The route you take once you hit Schurz is also important. You could take 95A through Yerington to Fernley and shave about 30 miles off the drive, at the detriment to fewer miles on the freeway versus staying on 95 all the way to Fallon, then taking 50A (I think that's what it is?) to Fernley. The Fallon route is a little longer (eye eye arr see) but the Yerington route is more fun. Also, Yerington is fairly Yeringtawesome.

Should you choose to go to Yerington, you can head south through Smith Valley and into Gardnerville (fun drive, albeit about two hours longer than going the direct route) or just keep on 95A to Fernley, from where you'll get onto I80 west into Reno.

I'm certain that if you get driving directions from Mapquest or Google Maps, they'll tell you to turn west at Hawthorne, go over the mountains to Mono Lake and then follow 395 north. That route sucks balls on the northbound trip, but it's the way I take when I go to LA (South to Hawthorne, then west to 395, as it avoids the hairy hills-driving on 395 between Topaz and Mono lakes).

As always, your mileage may vary. Go forth and be excellent.


Yerington route is my Favorite.

Have you gone over 120 south of Lee Vining to Tonopah? That is a cool drive. The road undulates like a mother for about 5 miles in this one valley. I am talking 50 foot undulations. Lots of negative and positive G forces there.

But yeah, that is a bitch of a drive. top off your tank every stop you come accross if you are unframiliar with the car you are driving. That next valley may SEEM like a quick hop accross, until you realize that you have been driving through it for the past 1/2 hour and are maybe halfway through. Don't make Steve have to come get you.
Link Posted: 4/4/2007 3:22:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2007 3:22:57 PM EDT by arashi]

Originally Posted By Esq1118:
Damn guys..I think I might fly. Southwest is $196.00 round trip. I got some friends that will meet me up there and give me a ride. Wonder if SW will let me fly with my guns up. hmmm.

ESQ


Declare it at check in, locked case, less than 10lbs ammo, ammo in ammo box (not loose) or in mags, no ammo in case w/gun.

No problem.
Link Posted: 4/4/2007 4:41:28 PM EDT
Will do , thank you.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 9:56:48 AM EDT
I was there Friday; there were more people there than normaly on a weekend.
I picked up a few small parts and $1000 worth of ammo.
Overall, I found prices to be really high.
Inflated over my last Big Reno Show in 2005.
A Fed Ordnance M14 type was going for $1000. Last trip there I looked at one in as good of shape for $600.
I guess that I found out the my feeble collection could be worth some real moola by gun show prices.
M
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 10:25:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MDS:
I was there Friday; there were more people there than normaly on a weekend.
I picked up a few small parts and $1000 worth of ammo.
Overall, I found prices to be really high.
Inflated over my last Big Reno Show in 2005.
A Fed Ordnance M14 type was going for $1000. Last trip there I looked at one in as good of shape for $600.
I guess that I found out the my feeble collection could be worth some real moola by gun show prices.
M




Damn man you slung some funds out for 'Munitions huh? did you buy it from Mi-Wall?

Last time I was there I could have bought two Izzy HB's for $1800 a piece Pristine firearms too,Slug myself in the nads now!

There is no feeble collection MDS treasures are in the eyes of the Beholder

Link Posted: 4/14/2007 11:43:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gunmonkey:

Originally Posted By GryphonX:

Originally Posted By MeanSteve:
I'll bring the bayonet and the Ding Dongs!

In front of the snack bar this time, right?


So, wait ....
the snackbar inside the show, or the one outside in the hallway?

Is THAT why I can never find you guys?

No, it's because we are avoiding you. I didn't want to have to be the one to tell you, but despite escaping the midwest, you still reek of corn and cheese. The stench conflicts with the fine aromatic bouqet of the hostess brand DingDongs.


And here I was worried about the smell of the vegetable oil from the Biodiesel plant.

Apparently I was waaaaaay off base
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 5:51:56 PM EDT
This show was pretty rad. I ran into FSU Chris (totally bitching rifle you have there, man, I'm totally impressed), Ron's cousin Matt (he used to post here, I can't remember his username offhand) as well as about three or four other Gardnerville guys.

Hey Ron, Krieger (or Orieger, as his name badge indicates) says "hi."

I ended up selling my 16" carbine for more than it was worth. Score! I love transactions where both parties walk away smiling, thinking that they totally hosed the other guy.

The guys at the DPMS and Olympic tables were awesome, as was the Blackhawk vendor, between the three, they gave me almost $300 in discounts and package deals.

I can't stress enough how awesome the guys at the DPMS counter were. I'd go so far as saying that they were DPMawesome.

Rad show.

How come you fags weren't at the snack bar? I waited for like three hours?
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 6:09:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MeanSteve:
This show was pretty rad. I ran into FSU Chris (totally bitching rifle you have there, man, I'm totally impressed), Ron's cousin Matt (he used to post here, I can't remember his username offhand) as well as about three or four other Gardnerville guys.

Hey Ron, Krieger (or Orieger, as his name badge indicates) says "hi."

I ended up selling my 16" carbine for more than it was worth. Score! I love transactions where both parties walk away smiling, thinking that they totally hosed the other guy.

The guys at the DPMS and Olympic tables were awesome, as was the Blackhawk vendor, between the three, they gave me almost $300 in discounts and package deals.

I can't stress enough how awesome the guys at the DPMS counter were. I'd go so far as saying that they were DPMawesome.

Rad show.

How come you fags weren't at the snack bar? I waited for like three hours?


What was Ammo going for? just curious.The first Big Reno Show usually seems to be the best the next one is lackluster and the rest are worthless
Link Posted: 4/15/2007 11:19:13 AM EDT
BoomTown show is May 11-13th Gatlingguns.com that one is so close to the Border you can see Kalistan.They (BoomTown) have been trying to hype it since the last one.

I guess it would'nt have anything to do with Cabela's interest/no commitment to build across from the Casino on I-80 west which City of Reno Mayor Bob Cashell has financial ties to AHEM.....I think theres a connection
Link Posted: 4/15/2007 2:34:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2007 2:40:15 PM EDT by Deadmeat99]

Originally Posted By Hiwathl:
What was Ammo going for? just curious.The first Big Reno Show usually seems to be the best the next one is lackluster and the rest are worthless


Perhaps $340/1000 Federal .223 62gr would entice your wallet? How about 60 rounds of LC M855 in stripper clips and a bandoleer for $50?

Ammo is a f'ing joke at the gunshow now. These vendors are out of their minds, but the people who stand there saying "hmmm I think I might get some of that, that's a good price" were just to me.

I managed to find a few decent M1 Carbine magazines that weren't too outrageously priced, and I picked up some spare AR parts from the DPMS booth. Other than that, all I saw was overpriced used junk (and heard a few vendors crying about the gall people have in attempting to negotiate prices down... how dare they!).

Why does the gun market of today remind me of the real estate market of 2001?
Link Posted: 4/15/2007 2:51:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Deadmeat99:

Originally Posted By Hiwathl:
What was Ammo going for? just curious.The first Big Reno Show usually seems to be the best the next one is lackluster and the rest are worthless


Perhaps $340/1000 Federal .223 62gr would entice your wallet? How about 60 rounds of LC M855 in stripper clips and a bandoleer for $50?

Ammo is a f'ing joke at the gunshow now. These vendors are out of their minds, but the people who stand there saying "hmmm I think I might get some of that, that's a good price" were just to me.

I managed to find a few decent M1 Carbine magazines that weren't too outrageously priced, and I picked up some spare AR parts from the DMPS booth. Other than that, all I saw was overpriced used junk (and heard a few vendors crying about the gall people have in attempting to negotiate prices down... how dare they!).

Why does the gun market of today remind me of the real estate market of 2001?


Thanks for the report and furthur more Holy Shit on the ammo prices! guess it's back to rimfire and Com-Block/Chi-Com rifles and Pistols......Invest in WinDex
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 2:20:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MeanSteve:
This show was pretty rad. I ran into FSU Chris (totally bitching rifle you have there, man, I'm totally impressed)...


Do you mean this one?

Link Posted: 4/18/2007 7:40:44 PM EDT
YES! That's the one. Your new ACOG is just awesome to the maximum amount allowable by law.

I've resolved that once I can actually afford to buy new things, I'm going to get an Accupoint. I just wish that Trijicon made Accupoints with their Donut Of Death reticle. Not to say that the chevron or the graduaded ladder that you have on yours is bad, I just think the circle reticle is pretty cool.

I guess that goes back to my Unreal Tournament days, when I'd always pick the "open triangle" reticle for my HUD. But alas.

We should get together and shoot at rabbits some time. We can even make it an Alma Mater shootout and I can recruit other Dayton High grads.
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 10:08:03 PM EDT
Hey you buttholes!
I am still at the snackbar waiting for you guys!
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 9:13:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gunmonkey:
Hey you buttholes!
I am still at the snackbar waiting for you guys!


Did you bring the AK?
Link Posted: 4/20/2007 7:50:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gunmonkey:
Hey you buttholes!
I am still at the snackbar waiting for you guys!


Wait .... where?

The inside snackbar or the outside snackbar?

I don't see you .....

Link Posted: 4/20/2007 7:56:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2007 7:57:16 AM EDT by Hiwathl]
BTW where is the miscreant who was a mastermind in that classic folly that young man been MIA for awhile

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