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Block shoot, Lebanon County
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It's that time of year again, our Autumn block shoot is coming up soon.
We will be shooting for many prizes including Meat trays, (good selection of beef), bacon trays, hams money and this time, thinking of Thanksgiving we will have a few turkeys on the prize list.
The date is Sunday, November 6, 2016. (Easy to remember, it's the day we revert back to Standard time). That gives you an extra hour of sleep, (or recovery / wake up time). We've been getting people coming in from a good distance away and having a really good time with a vow to return for more of our activities.
(I'm sure one or more of those people will chime in soon enough).
The rules are simple, use your own gun, we supply the ammo. It's $3.00 per shot for all but the turkeys which are usually $2.00 per shot.
Maximum barrel length is 30", including choke tubes and or any other devices attached to the muzzle. Minimum choke diameter is .682", (which allows the tightest commercially available choke tube but does not allow some of the custom made barrels and chokes that would give some people a clear advantage). No optics, such as scopes, red dots or other iptic sighting devices. (A fiber optic bead on the muzzle end of the barrel is OK, as that is the equivalent of an open sight).
The event is open to the public, you do not need to be a member of the club to participate. (You don't even have to live in the area). It's open to women, men and well behaved children who are capable of safely handling a 12 gauge shotgun firing light target loads.
Here is a photo of a young man a few shoots ago who left as a very happy participant. He was proud, (and so were his parents). He won the final "money shoot":
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We keep it as fair as we can with our simple rules. Anyone can win, even a kid using a hand-me-down shotgun that isn't an expensive custom made. high dollar piece specifically designed for winning this sort of friendly competition.
Our doors open at noon, the fun starts at 1:00. There is a gun show promoted by Eagle Arms at tthe Lebanon County Expo Center at 80 Rocherty Road that day. It starts at 9:00am. You have time to go to the show and browse for a few hours and still have time to enjoy the rest of the day at the block shoot. We start at 1:00 and usually finish somewhere around 4:00 - 5:00. (Don't spend ALL of your money at the gun show, save enough so you can participate and try to win one of our tasty prizes).
If you are already a member, you can renew your membership at this event, (Nick). If you are not a member and would like to join, we do have memberships available and all the information you need, (including applications), will be available then.
We also have activities for non-shooters and kids so they aren't bored while you are competing to win a few meals worth of good protein.
We Have Yahtzee, (which seems to be very popular), as well as other board and table games to keep the non-shooters content while socializing.
There will be food and drink available for very reasonable prices. We have always offered free home made soup in the past, made by a wonderful woman who is almost as old as the recipe she uses. If she's still up to making the soup this year I guarantee it will be delicious.
There are three types of people in the world:
Those who make things happen,
Those who watch things happen,
And those who wonder what happened.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lpUZ2Ntnlg
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Mr_Gixxer;174738 Wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lpUZ2Ntnlg

I hope you'll have the wife and kids with you again.
Your family left a good impression on us. Every time we talk about planning this shoot one or more of the officers mention "that nice family that came all the way from Clinton County".

Looking forward to seeing you again.
There are three types of people in the world:
Those who make things happen,
Those who watch things happen,
And those who wonder what happened.
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mauser;174749 Wrote:I hope you'll have the wife and kids with you again.
Your family left a good impression on us. Every time we talk about planning this shoot one or more of the officers mention "that nice family that came all the way from Clinton County".

Looking forward to seeing you again.

Boy, looks sure are deceiving!

We'll all be there. It's nice to get away from the area, even for a day. Even better when you get to spend the time with good company.

Hoping for another great turnout again, see you then!
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Mr_Gixxer;174750 Wrote:
mauser;174749 Wrote:I hope you'll have the wife and kids with you again.
Your family left a good impression on us. Every time we talk about planning this shoot one or more of the officers mention "that nice family that came all the way from Clinton County".

Looking forward to seeing you again.

Boy, looks sure are deceiving!

We'll all be there. It's nice to get away from the area, even for a day. Even better when you get to spend the time with good company.

Hoping for another great turnout again, see you then!

Could I ask a small favor of you, (and anyone else who decides to participate on Nov. 6,?
One of our more ambitious members has started a project, (He's the one you met at the last shoot, grey hair, loud voice and very friendly, (He's the one who made sure you went home with something for the kids).
He had this that because we are the oldest organized Sportsmen's club in Lebanon county, he'd like to do something that could be considered a tribute to local history. He started building a rock wall along our driveway. We could probably come up with enough rocks on the property to build a wakk, but that isn't what he had in mind. His idea was to try to get a rock from every local township, borough and municipality. Then he expanded his enthusiasm and wanted to get at least one rock from each county in Pa..
Now he's having even bigger aspirations, he's gotten rocks from several different states and has decided to try to get rocks from every state. He's gotten rocks from "Four Corners", which includes Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. The word has been spreading and he's collected rocks from various localities in Canada and as far away as Germany. He's getting excited about completing his "worldwide" rock collection for our wall, he's keeping a log book of where the rocks are coming from. If you could bring a rock with you, (Any size, he has rocks that are pretty small to some rather large ones). I took a picture of a section of his work so far and it looks like I got a section that has all big rocks. Don't get anything that is going to be uncomfortable for for you to lift and transport. Baseball or softball size would be fine, but if you're feeling ambitious a rock of any sive won't be rejected. If you could collect a few from places you live, work and visit, that would be great! BUT, DO NOT TAKE ANYTHING from State Game Lands!
Make sure anything you pick up is not going to be on violation of any rules, regulations or laws.

At first some of our members thought it was a silly idea and a waste of time, but he's getting an amazing amount of cooperation, participation and support. (He also got a less than warm reception when he suggested that we ask for donations of mounts to decorate the clubhouse but it's getting to the point that there are so many deer,antelope, caribou, birds and fish, (even a mounted bear and a bear rug), that he's having a bit of a problem finding places to put them all, but have no fear, he's creative and a good decorator. He's doing a wonderful job og making our club look GREAT!
We don't need to know exactly where each rock comes from, If we have 9 new rocks and know that one came from Porter Township, one from Chapman Township, one from Pine Creek Township in Clinton County, one from Portland Mills, one from Wilcox and one from Saint Marys, in Elk County, and one each from North Cornwall Township, one from Cleona nd one from Annville, in Lebanon County, that's all he's looking for. He just wants to substantiate where they are from, not identify each one individually to it's origin.

Any participation from visitors would be greatly appreciated.

Here's a picture of a small section of his progress so far:

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There are three types of people in the world:
Those who make things happen,
Those who watch things happen,
And those who wonder what happened.
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#6
Bump it up!

Just to clarify, I probably asked this before too but barrel length is measured from the bolt face on a closed bolt/carrier correct?
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Mr_Gixxer;174885 Wrote:Bump it up!

Just to clarify, I probably asked this before too but barrel length is measured from the bolt face on a closed bolt/carrier correct?

That is correct. You can get an approximate measurement from the outside, but for accuracy, close the action, insert a dowel (or a cleaning rod), through the muzzle all the way to the bolt face, mark the dowel at the muzzle, remove it and measure it from the inserted end to the mark on the dowel. Or, the way I measured my own, I just used a tape measure and stuck it down the barrel to the bolt face, it's exactly 30", no questions about ambiguity of the marking.
(If you can bring a rock or two for our wall we would really appreciate it).
I think I failed to mention it before, but we always serve homemade soup, and it's free. We will have other food and snacks available but the soup is always delicious and you can't beat the price. We also have liquid refreshments available too, Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Root Beer and other flavors, as well as bottled water. We do not sell alcohol of any sort.
If you forget hearing protection, don't worry, your day will not be ruined, I always have extra disposable ear plugs with me and I'm willing to share. Big Grin
You'll find me inside this year, I'll be at the table signing people up for the shoots.
P.S. It looks like nice weather this weekend too. I just looked at the forecast and Sunday looks like "Mostly Sunny with a high temperature of about 58°.
There are three types of people in the world:
Those who make things happen,
Those who watch things happen,
And those who wonder what happened.
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mauser;174886 Wrote:
Mr_Gixxer;174885 Wrote:Bump it up!

Just to clarify, I probably asked this before too but barrel length is measured from the bolt face on a closed bolt/carrier correct?

That is correct. You can get an approximate measurement from the outside, but for accuracy, close the action, insert a dowel (or a cleaning rod), through the muzzle all the way to the bolt face, mark the dowel at the muzzle, remove it and measure it from the inserted end to the mark on the dowel. Or, the way I measured my own, I just used a tape measure and stuck it down the barrel to the bolt face, it's exactly 30", no questions about ambiguity of the marking.
(If you can bring a rock or two for our wall we would really appreciate it).
I think I failed to mention it before, but we always serve homemade soup, and it's free. We will have other food and snacks available but the soup is always delicious and you can't beat the price. We also have liquid refreshments available too, Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Root Beer and other flavors, as well as bottled water. We do not sell alcohol of any sort.
If you forget hearing protection, don't worry, your day will not be ruined, I always have extra disposable ear plugs with me and I'm willing to share. Big Grin
You'll find me inside this year, I'll be at the table signing people up for the shoots.
P.S. It looks like nice weather this weekend too. I just looked at the forecast and Sunday looks like "Mostly Sunny with a high temperature of about 58°.

It'll be nice to have good weather this time around instead of the scattered showers we had before. I've got the VEPR ready but I'm still looking for that special CenPA rock to bring along.

We also wonder if that person ever found their lost ferret. Big Grin
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Am I the only one that keeps reading this as "Black shoot"?
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streaker69;174888 Wrote:Am I the only one that keeps reading this as "Black shoot"?

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Hey, how's come you aren't coming?
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