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Posted: 12/15/2002 3:32:29 PM EST
I live in Neosho, south of Joplin. Where is everyone else from ? This may make planning a get together easier.

Shootist
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 5:58:26 PM EST
St. Charles, Mo. here, I know we have a few St. Louis folk too.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 6:11:49 PM EST
I'm in Greene county.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 7:48:15 PM EST
Ft Leonard Wood Here!!
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 11:38:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By 45B10:
Ft Leonard Wood Here!!



Just up the road from you in Phelps County.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 4:45:41 AM EST
Overland. NW St. Louis County, about a block from the Federal Records Center.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 2:18:38 PM EST
Kansas City
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 2:23:02 PM EST
About 20 minutes north of Columbia.
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 8:52:31 AM EST
I'm in central mo. just southeast of Jefferson City. Is anyone going to try to organize a shoot?
Straitshot
Link Posted: 12/18/2002 7:08:23 AM EST
Holts Summit (5 miles North of Jefferson City)

Hell yeah I'm ready for a shoot!

Just post it and I'll be there...
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 7:02:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/21/2002 7:03:15 PM EST by llanero]
NINE OF US?! That's it?! And except for a third of us, we're spread out over the entire frickin' state? Sheesh.
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 7:44:21 PM EST
well, me and the guy from Ft. L.W are only two hours from colubia, stl and springfield... So you can count me at least in any area you'd like

-FOTBR
Link Posted: 12/24/2002 6:15:47 AM EST
Kansas City, MO here...
Link Posted: 12/24/2002 5:40:59 PM EST
I'm in Lees Summit, a suburb of Kansas City.

I believe that there were at least 2 organized shoots over the last year in Columbia w/AR15.com members. I personally have not been to any yet but they always talked highly of them (full auto was allowed,a variety of targets, BBQ, etc). Hopefully when it gets warm, they will continue.


scottMO
Link Posted: 12/24/2002 5:51:41 PM EST
That would be smooth....
Link Posted: 12/24/2002 6:46:36 PM EST
definately sound like it's worth the drive.
Link Posted: 12/24/2002 7:32:46 PM EST
There have been a few shoots organized here, drawing many members AR15.com. As well as from other boards, and people from many surrounding states. All went smoothly, and were great fun.

Lots of lead down range, as well as tons of fun afterwards.

Columbia is nice as it's a pretty central point. As well as having not only a big free public range but also many members around here so as to add a nice place to hang after the shoot. Plus plenty of hotels, campsites, couches, and floors to sleep on.

It's great to see so many Missouri members here. We will defintely put together another shoot when the weather gets better (April?).
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 1:33:40 AM EST
Now if we can only find a place where we can shoot the Sierra out of my Volvo wagon, which needs to be put out of my misery...
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 6:35:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By kpel308:
Now if we can only find a place where we can shoot the Sierra out of my Volvo wagon, which needs to be put out of my misery...




I don't know kpel, it may look pretty good in the holler behind my house
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 6:37:45 AM EST
Springfield, here. I drive 400 miles a day, so the drive isn't a big deal to me. It's just a matter of finding the dang time on weekends!!! Always seems like too much to do and not enough time to do it.

Rick
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 7:03:43 PM EST
Where I am from is Mountain Grove. Where I live is St. Paul, about 5 miles north of I-70 and O'Fallon.

I've been to two of the shoots in Columbia, and I'm pretty much ready for another.

I would probably be interested in shooting around Springfield sometime.

Anyone that would like me to show them around the Benchrest club sometime, let me know. I try to get out once a week, but don't make it that much this time of year, and I am over due.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 12:06:02 PM EST
Hey Shamus,

How about you, me and Batman try to schedule something for a weekend in April?

I'd be willing to work up some sort of BBQ or possibly special shooting events...

email me at herbert.cobb@siemens.com or just drop me a note here and we can get together...

I'd try to get a door prize or two donated to the cause...


It would be cool to meet black rifle shooters from Missouri.

Have any of you Mo shooters been to any of the out-of-state shoots discussed here on AR15.com?

I haven't yet, but I sure am tempted...
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 12:29:50 PM EST
I guess i'll lump in with you MO guys since I work in MO but live in KS.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 4:16:11 PM EST
Kirksville here, where the winters are colder and the summers are hotter.........
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 9:46:36 AM EST
St James Mo here. I am just about 30minutes from you guys at FT Wood. I would think we could get the guys from RSA to get something together near Columbia. If anything comes up between St Louis and Springfield I will make it. CB
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 5:18:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By AeroE:
Where I am from is Mountain Grove. Where I live is St. Paul, about 5 miles north of I-70 and O'Fallon.

I've been to two of the shoots in Columbia, and I'm pretty much ready for another.

I would probably be interested in shooting around Springfield sometime.

Anyone that would like me to show them around the Benchrest club sometime, let me know. I try to get out once a week, but don't make it that much this time of year, and I am over due.


Hey AeroE, am I correct in guessing you are a member at BR? I am too. Perhaps we have even met out there before, I try to get out every weekend, every other weekend at the worst.
I usually have some sort of milsurps along with the AR. Hope to see you out there sometimes.
GaryM
BTW, I am going to the Wentzville (Formerly Beltz Outlet Mall) funshow tomorrow hoping to check on a CETME, with luck I will be trying it out at BR that afternoon.
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 6:24:35 PM EST
North St.Louis County here. I'm a member at Benchrest also, although I haven't made it out there very many times this year.
Link Posted: 12/27/2002 6:52:51 PM EST
AeroE, GaryM:

Are you guys talking abhout the range outside of Billings?

I am a member as well - though for obvious reasons haven't made it there in some time.

Small world, indeed.
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 5:28:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By Adam_White:
AeroE, GaryM:

Are you guys talking abhout the range outside of Billings?

I am a member as well - though for obvious reasons haven't made it there in some time.

Small world, indeed.


Billings?
I haven't heard of that town. Benchrest is about 8 miles or so north of Hwy 70 on Hoehn Rd( Hoehn is the custom gunmaker right nest to the range). To get there you have to turn off the hwy service road onto Bell road turning right next to the now closed Reliance auto parts store. Big range, over 100 shooting lanes some going out to 600yds. Does this help?
Anyway, a quick shower and I am off to the show. I think I will take one of my K31s and see what I can get for it.
Have a good day y'all...
GaryM
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 5:24:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By PITSNIPE:
Hey Shamus,

How about you, me and Batman try to schedule something for a weekend in April?

I'd be willing to work up some sort of BBQ or possibly special shooting events...

email me at herbert.cobb@siemens.com or just drop me a note here and we can get together...

I'd try to get a door prize or two donated to the cause...


It would be cool to meet black rifle shooters from Missouri.

Have any of you Mo shooters been to any of the out-of-state shoots discussed here on AR15.com?

I haven't yet, but I sure am tempted...



Sounds like a plan. Still a few months off, but no reason to get started working on it now.
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 6:36:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By GaryM:

Originally Posted By Adam_White:
AeroE, GaryM:

Are you guys talking abhout the range outside of Billings?

I am a member as well - though for obvious reasons haven't made it there in some time.

Small world, indeed.


Billings?
I haven't heard of that town. Benchrest is about 8 miles or so north of Hwy 70 on Hoehn Rd( Hoehn is the custom gunmaker right nest to the range). To get there you have to turn off the hwy service road onto Bell road turning right next to the now closed Reliance auto parts store. Big range, over 100 shooting lanes some going out to 600yds. Does this help?
Anyway, a quick shower and I am off to the show. I think I will take one of my K31s and see what I can get for it.
Have a good day y'all...
GaryM



Billings is SW of Springfield. The range I'm referring to (I think it's called Springfield Benchrest Shooting Club) is off Hwy 60 just outside of that town. We are obviously referring to completely different parts of the state. I was thrown off by the fact that Springfield was mentioned in the sentence before AeroE mentioned your range). Our range only has points out to 300 ft - but we do have some nice pistol set-ups: barricades, falling plates, etc. plus clay target throwers. I spent many a long day there "back in the day."


Adam
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 9:21:54 PM EST
Pitsnipe & Shamus

I'd definitly be interested in a shoot....if there's anything I can do that will help, don't be afraid to ask ... I know a few more shooters down here who would most likely be interested in a MO shoot but don't frequent ARFcom.

-FOTBR
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 9:36:52 PM EST
Yeah. Maybe I can put it down as "firearms training" on my payroll sheet! I'll have to fire at least 50 rounds out of my .38SPL, though
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 4:49:17 PM EST
Carroll County

about 65 miles NE of KC

TS2
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 7:16:36 PM EST
I'm from St. Charles, MO. For those that are members of Benchrest north of Wright City - do you like the facility? What's the vesting charge about?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 5:26:40 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 6:08:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/2/2003 6:15:56 AM EST by AeroE]
MissouriBob-

Do I like Benchrest - yes. We have the best rifle shooting facility in the Midwest, and probably in the top 5 or so in the US.

Benchrest has a two tier membership - simple annual membership, and a vested membership which means you essentially own a share of the club; if the club is ever sold, the proceeds go to the vested members. The life membership requires 5 years of annual membership first.

A comment about the heavy match schedule - although we have matches almost every weekend, only the range with the match is closed for regular shooting. Starting last year, we have theoretically allowed other shooters to use the 200 yard targets during silhouette matches, subject to the pace of the match. I don't know if anyone has ever used this option, but it will work okay if you post a boat load of targets when you start shooting for the day.

brcstl.org
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 10:22:37 AM EST
Thanks. So the way it works is I pay $150/yr for the first 5 years and then I have the option to vest (buy a share)? Sounds like a good deal. I will have to get out there when the weather improves.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 5:47:56 PM EST
I'm in Ofallon MO. that's in St. Charles county.
I have mostly been going to Busch to shoot, but
Benchrest sounds pretty decent. I would like to
try the reduced range Hipower matches at Busch to see what it's like.

Has anyone been to those matches at Busch ?
How much does it cost and do they get a good turnout ?


Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:01:14 PM EST
MissouriBob -
You can pay $150 forever without ever becoming a vested member at Benchrest, or you can be vested immediately upon joining the first time. The five year provision is for shooters that want to be life members - at that point you can pay a one time fee for the life membership.


JMR -

Looks like we are neighbors.

I shoot in the reduced course matches at Busch. These matches are organized by the Boeing Rifle & Pistol Club. I don't think the schedule is out yet, but it will be soon. The match fee was $18 for non club members, and participation varies from 6 or so to 19 which is all the range can handle since we shoot one relay at this range (start early in the morning and finish before the range opens to the public).

You can also shoot in the matches at Benchrest without being a member - the match fee was $32 last year; in fact, club members pay the same as visitors at these matches.

The 2003 match schedule has been set at
Benchrest - the highpower clinic will be on 5 April, report to the clubhouse at the 60 bench range. Bring a rifle, at least 50 rounds of ammunition, a spotting scope if you have it, and some sort of pad (shooting mat, piece of carpet, exercise mat, etc.) to sit or lie on during the practice match. Bring more ammo if you need to sight your rifle in, but it works much better if you show up with at least a 100 yard zero - we can get you on the paper at 200 yards with no problem. Highpower is shot in all weather - a match might be cancelled if the targets are blowing away, but I wouldn't bet on it.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 8:27:27 PM EST
AeroE/JMR -

We are all neighbors. I live near Gutermuth and O'Fallon Road. I shoot out a Busch's as well, but I have never done competitive shooting. Might be fun. I'm planning on joining Benchrest. It's a longer drive, but the facilities sound awesome.
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 8:48:21 AM EST
Hi thebeekeeper1!

Hope you had as much fun as I did this deer season. We managed to get four deer off my place. The way you had'em runnin' around I bet you did pretty good too. We'll have to get to get togther one of these days again. I'd like to check out your progress on the log cabin.

Me- Born and raised in Poplar Bluff, educated in Rolla, went to big the big city to work, live near Creve Coeur lake and spend a lot of time up North (Macon Co.)on my hobby farm. And now spending way too much time in China setting up a manufacturing plant.

FormerLEO - You got that right it gets damn hot up there in the summer!

PS- I just read about that poor SOB from Elsberry that got sent up for importing FA stuff from Bulgaria. I bought an AR-15 lower from him (Wife) a couple years ago. He had pretty cool place, an M60 machine gun in the living room too!

Link Posted: 1/9/2003 8:59:53 AM EST
AeroE,

Do you happen to have a EE brother named Gary? If so, send him my regards.

Last I heard he was living in Seattle, Wa and not in good health.
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 4:07:53 PM EST
I live in St. Charles and work in O'Fallon. I am just now getting around to saying "hi." I go to Busch mostly. Have been curious about Benchrest for while.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 4:49:51 AM EST
Peculiar here. 20 min south of KCMO. I just moved here over the holidays from Cole Camp and am in search of a range. Hope to find one soon. Would like suggestions from anyone that can help.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 5:51:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/11/2003 2:34:38 PM EST

Ballwin.
I shoot out at Benchrest also. I am going to try out Service Rifle Highpower this year. I've never done it before but it looks like fun and I could use the practice.
AeroE, I'll be at the clinic April 5th. Are you an instructor for it?

Eric
Link Posted: 1/12/2003 6:19:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/12/2003 6:30:21 AM EST by AeroE]
holeshot4,
I plan to assist during the practice match and will probably try to shoot a little. I will be working a heavy overtime schedule this year, but I am going to try to keep weekends free for shooting.

(note: I deleted some old posts to clear out the thread a little.)
Link Posted: 1/12/2003 9:04:12 AM EST
Just a random thought. How about a AR15/whoever else is interested gathering at Benchrest sometime this spring? A good opportunity for those interested in checking it out and also a nice outing for those doomed to shoot at Busch for eternity ;)
I know there are enough members here to get the go ahead from Scott and naybe if it is called a tournament or something we can even get the range reserved.
Link Posted: 1/12/2003 9:15:22 AM EST
MissouriBob,
You live about 2 miles from me. I'm at K & O'fallon road (Monticello subdivision).

Aero,
The clinic on April 5th sounds like fun,
does it cost to participate ?

We Busch Wildlife shooters should hook up on
April 5th for the clinic at Benchrest.
Link Posted: 1/12/2003 1:26:16 PM EST
There is no reason we couldn't have an informal match of some sort at BR, but closing a range would pretty much mean getting the match on the schedule - send a proposal to the Board of Directors, and so on. Working it in with the other shooters would be better. Now that might not be so hard with all the days, especially late afternoons, when the range is all but empty. The 2 second rule for rapid fire will be enforced. Scott Pieper is an employee and board member, but he is not the final say on operation of the club.

The highpower clinic is free, so you should all come out. A side benefit is the certificate you will receive (unless things change this year) that you can use to buy a rifle from the CMP if you don't qualify another way.
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