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Posted: 12/19/2003 10:49:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2003 5:33:52 AM EDT by ANGST]
Anyone off these days want to go shooting at Sleepy Creek ?


Hey Underdog , I'll let you shoot my M1A
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 7:12:27 PM EDT
Where's Sleepy Creek? I didn't see it in the "ranges" post.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 7:51:35 AM EDT
Yep!

If the road to the range area clears up. Last time I went up there (2wks ago) the road was glare ice. Evidently that area doesn't get salt/sanded like the main road.
I'm lousy at directions. Can somebody give a more detailed explanation on how to get there?
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 10:33:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARMLT15:
Yep!

If the road to the range area clears up. Last time I went up there (2wks ago) the road was glare ice. Evidently that area doesn't get salt/sanded like the main road.
I'm lousy at directions. Can somebody give a more detailed explanation on how to get there?





I have exact directions somewhere, but its up 81 about 2nd exit in WV from VA. then you drive for a while
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 9:08:37 PM EDT
ANGST dont tease me with that M1A....I was this close to picking one up and then spent the money(and then some) on a ring for my lady....Yeah im good for any of those days really...Like to know by say the 23rd or 24th which day so i can clear my plate so to speak....Tony if you like we can meet up somewhere and you can follow me up.....UNDERDOG
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 5:33:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2003 5:35:12 AM EDT by ANGST]
OK lets say the 30th then That would be Tuesday.

10am ish good for people ?


I live in Herndon, I go up via rt. 7 to 81 to the range if people want to meet somewhere along the way. I have really crappy car for that road to the range (Mustang) but its made it up many times before.
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 7:53:05 AM EDT
Hey, I'm off the 30th so I think I'll be going. Anyone want to car pool/help me find my way? I'm coming from the lovely city of Fairfax.
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 8:40:14 AM EDT
Cool the 30th it is,..say at sleeply creek @10 am....Signal,..were coming from two different directions...ARMLT15, let me know were you want to meet up,..say like stonewall arms @9:15ish...Its a 45min ride from there..Let me know.....ANGST, yeah bring the M1A if you will,.I'll pick up some .308,is port surplus OK?........Might bring a friend along(4MAT) on the boards so we may have a nice turnout....UNDERDOG
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 9:25:07 AM EDT
Yep!

Two days and a wake up...I'll finally find out what's "exactly" in the package (actual model). Barring any weather problems the 30th sounds good. What time does Stonewall open? I should also have some ammo in one of these packages. How about meeting at "Wendy's" in Stephens City (exit 307 off I-81)? Might be easier than giving directions to Stonewall.
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 9:32:45 AM EDT
Underdog , port is fine I am gonna be shooting port , south african and lake city through it.
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 12:32:07 PM EDT
So.....Angst and the other guy sounds like there coming in Route 7...Tony, I only suggested Stonewall because you and i are from the winchester area....If were planning on making a caravan out of it then maybe we should meet at the Sheetz on 7/berryville ave say around 9:30ish....if not then just say everybody meet at sleeply creek at 10am and if ARMLT15 need directions Him and I will meet up and he can follow me...anyways, let me know
..............UNDERDOG
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 4:06:18 PM EDT
OK!

I know my way up there. I'll see you guys then.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 10:43:49 AM EDT
I'm in! Might have to roll some change for ammo, but I'll come up and blow off what I've got.

Link Posted: 12/22/2003 11:09:11 AM EDT
is this range in WV? in a nat. forest? i THINK i may have been there once if it is. can you post directions?
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 1:23:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2003 1:24:26 PM EDT by underdog75]
David, Ive been to sleepy creek about 100 times but i cant give very good directions.....81 north into WV exit 5(first exit in WV) turn left thats rte 51...after that a couple right turns but im unsure of the road numbers
Theres a Micky D's at exit 5 if youd like me to meet you there say around 9:30am you can follow me the rest of the way......METT...So your a go? Same offer applys to you....UNDERDOG
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 3:15:28 PM EDT
I actually have Lat/Long of the range if thats helpfull, let me know and I will pull out the GPS
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 4:55:44 PM EDT
What is the range like? How wide and how long? Covered shooting positions? Open year round or is it gated sometimes?

Link Posted: 12/22/2003 6:12:31 PM EDT
Open year round...Dawn to dusk..closed once and a while for cleanup....Public range...Covered benches,uh about 7 or so....Burms at 25,50,100,200 yards.........UNDERDOG
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:35:50 AM EDT
Hey!

Went up to check the road to the range this morning. Still Ice! Looks like some brave souls might of went down there with 4 wheel drives. There a a few bare spots where it appears someone got hung up and spun um til the ice melted and they hit gravel. I have a dodge sedan w/ front wheel drive, I didn't chance it. It will need a few warm days with rain to melt that stuff. Then a few more warm dry days afterwards. Keep your fingers crossed. It wasn't a complete waste I did right down the directions and general mileage. I'll post em later (my wife took off with my note book in the car).
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 11:05:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARMLT15:
Hey!

Went up to check the road to the range this morning. Still Ice! Looks like some brave souls might of went down there with 4 wheel drives. There a a few bare spots where it appears someone got hung up and spun um til the ice melted and they hit gravel. I have a dodge sedan w/ front wheel drive, I didn't chance it. It will need a few warm days with rain to melt that stuff. Then a few more warm dry days afterwards. Keep your fingers crossed. It wasn't a complete waste I did right down the directions and general mileage. I'll post em later (my wife took off with my note book in the car).




Luckily thats what we are supposed to get....

If you could check on Sunday or Monday though and let us know that would be great. My car barely makes it down there on a dry day
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 12:34:38 PM EDT
Hey!

I posted directios (the one I know) in the "ranges" thread.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 3:28:40 PM EDT
No 50 or full auto? Figures. Any way to confirm that? If it doesn't have a sign saying it isn't allowed, it must be allowed.

Link Posted: 12/23/2003 5:10:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 7:
No 50 or full auto? Figures. Any way to confirm that? If it doesn't have a sign saying it isn't allowed, it must be allowed.





50 is fine, full auto isn't

www.wvdnr.gov/Hunting/WMARules.shtm
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 6:17:46 PM EDT
I spoke with a ranger one time,He said FA is ok only on a preapproved basis...What that means i dont know..Guess you may have to reserve the range or something.............UNDERDOG
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 6:35:34 PM EDT
Oh well, guess I won't be going up there. I'd have to fill out paperwork anyway. Guess I'll stick to my local 3 hour away Staunton Range. Would have been nice to have a closer range.

Have fun guys. (bastards who aren't working that day)
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 9:47:08 AM EDT
Hey Angst:

Great post w/ the range rules. I'm confused on number 12...Why would you bring horse feed to the firearms range? Although riding a horse to the range may be the only way to get there at this point. I think I answered my own question!

Merry Christmas To All!!!!
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 5:10:47 PM EDT
This sounds like fun, if I do not have to work Tuesday count me in. So far Monday will be a work day for me unless I get caught up on some work pending. If I am able, I will bring up some of my toys that I build with ammo so others may be able to shoot them. Also I have a very large 4x4 so if the road is nasty I will volunteer to shuttle others.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 11:15:09 AM EDT
Ok I think im ready
See you guys Tues.........UNDERDOG
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 12:22:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By underdog75:
Ok I think im readyhref=users.adelphia.net/~masine/ammo.JPG



All I can say is....crikey guv'na, you expectin to be out there a while?
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 3:40:32 PM EDT
Berkeley Springs, WV
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 3:41:41 PM EDT
OK I found this:

Sleepy Creek WMA (22,928 acres) Berkeley and Morgan counties. Located approximately six miles southeast of Berkeley Springs and eleven miles west of Martinsburg, travelers may use state Routes 8/2 (Highland Ridge) and 13/5 (Greenwood Road) in Morgan County or state Route 7/9 (Jones Springs and Shanghai) in Berkeley County. Oak-hickory forest covers 3,500 acres while Virginia pine-oak forest blankets the majority of the area. Sleepy Creek is primarily managed for deer, turkey, grouse, squirrel and raccoon, with wild turkey the featured game species. Sleepy Creek Lake, 205 acres, contains a good sport fishery for largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie. Boat launching facilities are situated at the dam spillway and near the midpoint of the lake. The area also has a rifle range. Seventy-five camping sites are available and trailers over 17 feet are not recommended due to the graveled roads. Water and vault toilets are available and a nominal camping fee is charged. Owned by WVDNR.

But how about some directions? Or maybe the grid L/l if you still have them ANGST?
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 3:57:21 PM EDT
Slim.,Which way you coming?....I can meet you at the MickyD's at exit 5 in WV and you can follow me from there...Say 9:30am?...That should give me time to eat my Mcgriddle
BTW the ammo is mostly for giggles,..Prob only take 400 or so of 5.56...taking 600-700 of 9mm in case anyone wants to shoot my 9mm AR..And 100 or so 7.62 to play with ANGST's M1A
......................UNDERDOG
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 7:44:56 AM EDT
If I don't go shooting around here this afternoon, I'll be coming from Baltimore. Probably out I70 to Hancock and down (522 I think) if that'll work. Haven't been out to that area in a while, and never to the range,
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 1:01:29 PM EDT
Slim, you can get 81 south from I70 and i can meet you at exit5 WV..............UNDERDOG
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 1:15:19 PM EDT
Well, talked to the honcho today….. I am off until Monday with pay... YES!

So if you fine folks do not mind I will be joining up at the shoot tomorrow.

Bringing along 2 AR-15 rifles and 1 HK in 308. My tactical rifle and the 45 pistol,

Underdog, if you do not mind, could I follow you up from McDonalds off of exit 5?
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 1:18:14 PM EDT
RGR that LRT,Ill be there at 9:30 eating a Mcgriddle in a Maroon Jeep Wrangler with a tan top......UNDERDOG
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 1:39:07 PM EDT
Underdog, Thanks and I will be meeting up with you. Drive a large white 4x4 Dodge with a VCDL sticker on the rear bumber. Lets go burn some brass up. Also I am trying to get some targets printed out on my printer for us in case someone may not have any. Yes I share
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 3:02:11 PM EDT
n39 28'38"

w078 09'44"

I'm not sure if I will meet you at McDonalds or the range. I drive a black 00 Mustang GT with personalized Dulles Center Plates (VA State)
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 3:08:06 PM EDT
Cool., Im just bringing some skeet to shoot...Plus theres usally some junk laying around and ill shoot that then pick it up......UNDERDOG
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 4:15:30 PM EDT
I have paper targets, just need something to use as a target stand
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 4:30:41 PM EDT
OK, gents, I'll be joining you as well. I might make the meet at Exit 5, but if not I'll meet you guys up at the range. I shouldn't have any problems getting in with my all-terrain Nissan Altima, should I?

Bringing my AR, M1 Carbine and a couple of pistols. I need to pick up some ammo tomorrow morning and I'll grab some .308 as it looks like there'll be some there. Any other ammo I should get? I also have some paper targets and a real estate sign some careless realtor left on the corner of the property. They make great stands. See you guys there.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 5:11:37 PM EDT
I've got plenty 9mm for the SBR if anyone wants to play with that......UNDERDOG
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 12:32:28 PM EDT
So who's back with the AAR?

I didn't make it out, went down into the DC suburbs for lunch with my mom. WTF is there so much traffic in Laurel at lunch? If I ever end up with a job in DC, I'm gonna have to live somewhere else...
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 1:55:55 PM EDT
We had a great time up at sleepy creek, well I did we all had the opportunity to fire other members weapons and look over all the Iron. Underdog was taking my new hbar and tearing up the 200 yard line, really showed me that the man can shoot!

I would like to thank everyone there for a great time and being able to put up with me, everyone I met was a new face and really impressed me as first class people.

Thanks for the great time and if no one objects I have the photos downloaded off the camera and will post only if others who are in the pictures agree.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 2:20:41 PM EDT
Yeah had a great time too,Thanks for the compliment,I think my shakes and shivers were canceling each other out making for a steady shooting platform..Go ahead and post the pics in my other thread.....UNDERDOG
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 2:37:59 PM EDT
Outstanding sir, pics with captions down range.
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