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Posted: 3/22/2006 6:33:05 PM EDT
Friends:

It’s time to start planning the April Blastfest. Following tradition, we should have our Blastfest on a Sunday. We have the following dates to pick from:

Sunday, April 2
Sunday, April 9
Sunday, April 16
Sunday, April 23
Sunday, April 30

Maybe somebody more literate with the technical side of the board can set up a poll.
Thank you,

I am looking forward to seeing you all after this long winter.
Regards,
FRIZ
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:36:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:17:41 PM EDT
Thank you codycoyote.
Regards,
FRIZ
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:43:57 AM EDT
Any date if good for me. I will be there this time. I will be the short fat guy with the hakim
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:58:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 12:58:54 PM EDT by Ciph]
I guess we've got 2 ppl that are goin to the "other" church for easter sunday(4-16).
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:59:52 PM EDT
4-23 is IPSC @ TCGC.

I picked the 9th.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 4:48:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nate7out:
4-23 is IPSC @ TCGC.

I picked the 9th.




the 9th is knob creek
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 5:39:58 PM EDT
How about a new tradition of doing it on a Saturday once in a while for the church folk?
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 7:58:58 AM EDT
Hi handyandy:
The last one was on Saturday.

Regards,
FRIZ
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 1:08:54 AM EDT
I voted for the two later dates. Early April can be really messy with rain and mud.
The bad news is, the dirtbike club I belong to has a few events in the spring (which I should work). I don't have the new schedule yet so all dates are iffy.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 11:00:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By handyandy:
How about a new tradition of doing it on a Saturday once in a while for the church folk?




And on the seventh day God created Blastfest. Doesn't your church have Saturday night service? Mine does, you're welcome to accompany my family to Messiah Lutheran.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 11:02:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mikey250r:
I voted for the two later dates. Early April can be really messy with rain and mud.
The bad news is, the dirtbike club I belong to has a few events in the spring (which I should work). I don't have the new schedule yet so all dates are iffy.



We were out there in February. The high tempature was 9 degrees. I think it was 9 degrees for like fifteen minutes.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 4:09:55 PM EDT
????????????????
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 4:41:54 PM EDT
St. Paul Lutheran , has a Wed. night service , it's on the outskirts of Leonore , Home of the Smitty Burger. Not too far from the range either. Pork Tenderloins bigger than your head , too.

I just ate, now I want more food. Nah, didn' t puke it out.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 6:52:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2006 6:53:06 AM EDT by silascobb]
So, is it April 23d or 30th? Personally I'd prefer the 23d.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 6:55:10 PM EDT
Reminder to any NASCAR fans, 4/30 is DEGA.

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 3:40:53 AM EDT
NOOOOOOOO! The 23 is my wifes birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 3:55:55 AM EDT



And on the seventh day God created Blastfest. Doesn't your church have Saturday night service? Mine does, you're welcome to accompany my family to Messiah Lutheran.

We have three services Sunday, nothing Saturday. BTW, the seventh day is Saturday, the traditional/Jewish sabbath.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 6:34:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By patriot73:

Originally Posted By mikey250r:
I voted for the two later dates. Early April can be really messy with rain and mud.
The bad news is, the dirtbike club I belong to has a few events in the spring (which I should work). I don't have the new schedule yet so all dates are iffy.



We were out there in February. The high tempature was 9 degrees. I think it was 9 degrees for like fifteen minutes.



yeah that was fun i'm voting for anyday thats you can open a can of soda.. and not have it freeze solid within 2min...


i'm voting 23rd!
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:55:03 PM EDT
anyone want to fill the new guy in on what and where this blast fest if at? thanks, bill
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:58:25 AM EDT
So the 23rd it is.
As everybody can see, the majority can make it on April 23rd.
I am looking forward to seeing you all.
Regards,
FRIZ
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:39:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 6:42:04 AM EDT by silascobb]

Originally Posted By stocklx:
anyone want to fill the new guy in on what and where this blast fest if at? thanks, bill



Look in the photo archive tacked to the top of this forum for pictures of Blastfests past. Its basically a gathering of people from this site to shoot at Buffalo Range in Ottawa, IL.

Here's the webpage for the RANGE. It's $20 to get in for the day. They have 100/75/50 yard rifle sight in, a shotgun, and pistol ranges and the "Pit", where you can throw out your own physical targets (except glass, metal, tannerite targets, or tracer/inciendiary fire)
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 11:45:19 AM EDT
cool deal ive been going to buffalo for many many years...i will be there on the the 23rd also with a few buddies hopefully get to meet a few people off here...

bill
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:49:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By handyandy:


And on the seventh day God created Blastfest. Doesn't your church have Saturday night service? Mine does, you're welcome to accompany my family to Messiah Lutheran.

We have three services Sunday, nothing Saturday. BTW, the seventh day is Saturday, the traditional/Jewish sabbath.



Ya know, I never thought of that. You're right, the seventh day is Saturday. It has always been hard for me to consider Sunday the first day of the week.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:45:06 AM EDT
I'm in on the 23rd. Lets try to set a time to all meet. Last summer I went down there for one of these I couldn't tell who was who.

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:14:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 1:14:59 PM EDT by codycoyote]
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:44:30 PM EDT
Count me in.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 11:04:01 PM EDT
Keep an eye out for the big AR15.COM sign. It's a hint we may be near. The last ones to show up get to stand on my right at the firing line. Free hot brass showers!
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 12:17:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By npd233:
Keep an eye out for the big AR15.COM sign. It's a hint we may be near. The last ones to show up get to stand on my right at the firing line. Free hot brass showers!




I'll bring my hat/dipnet ( I reload!). No WOLF please.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:30:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mikey250r:
I'll bring my hat/dipnet ( I reload!). No WOLF please.



Here's a thought: bring a huge blue tarp! Can you image the quantity of brass you could collect at one blastfest? Course the tarp would probably get torn to shreds between people's feet and all the old spent cases under foot.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 10:29:37 AM EDT
I'm still debating. Match at Tri-county, or Blastfest?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:51:30 PM EDT
I'll be there!

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 3:02:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tim84K10:
I'm still debating. Match at Tri-county, or Blastfest?



+1

I think that fact that there is no rifle match that day, only pistol and shotgun, and the 2 hour drive to TCGC is going to swing me towards blastfest.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 8:46:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/9/2006 11:28:58 AM EDT by Tim84K10]

Originally Posted By Nate7out:

Originally Posted By Tim84K10:
I'm still debating. Match at Tri-county, or Blastfest?



+1

I think that fact that there is no rifle match that day, only pistol and shotgun, and the 2 hour drive to TCGC is going to swing me towards blastfest.



Where you from? If we opt for Tri-county, we could possibly carpool.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 5:22:09 PM EDT
I live in Bolingbrook.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 8:54:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nate7out:
I live in Bolingbrook.



Kinda impractical to carpool then.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 11:19:20 PM EDT
Ooh... a carpool?

How fun!
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 4:23:54 PM EDT

Ooh... a carpool?

How fun!



You're not invited and neither is racecar
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:06:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 45Ron:

Ooh... a carpool?

How fun!



You're not invited and neither is racecar



Uh...since you felt it necessary to speak for me, can you explain these statements?

Why would my minor disagreement in political ideology prevent me from driving either of those two individuals to the shooting match if we lived close together and were both heading there?

That would make no sense.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:46:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 2:52:23 AM EDT by beemerman]
Because the the Trunk is not as nice as riding up front. Just fooling with you.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 4:41:20 AM EDT
I guess I should have put more of these
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