Wisconsin 2017 events thread

Mr. Zick

Small Arms Artillery
#61
Thanks for posting this! I'll be making it to a few of these for sure. I'll be the guy with the nice rig that can't shoot for shit.
 
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Geno C.

Gunny Sergeant
#62
Well, not only did Garrett back out but I did too. Looked a bit more than sprinkles down there. Down right ugly! Maybe next week for the paper
 

Geno C.

Gunny Sergeant
#64
Yeah, kind of a test run of the new spot I guess. To see how it is. This is he first summer they are doing this is what I was told.

Lookin forward to seeing everyone at the Hilton!
 
#65
Well, not only did Garrett back out but I did too. Looked a bit more than sprinkles down there. Down right ugly! Maybe next week for the paper
Lol, I was practicing my Chinese soldering skills last night. Took me about an hour to solder up my data cable to tether the laser to the Trimble. Those tiny pins are a pain in the arse to work with. All is good and I didn't have to pay out the rear to Vectronix for a stinking cable. looking forward to some field time. See you all in a couple weeks.

Geno, I'll let you know about Monday, it's tentative as I have a few shop projects I want to get at before heading over to Will's next week.
 

Geno C.

Gunny Sergeant
#66
If it's not pouring for a third week in a row, I'll go. The storms down there were a bit much for me to make the ride to find out they were cancelled or something
 
#68
Hey all! I'm a little late to the party. Er, Forum, but thought I'd check in. I'm in Oshkosh, but I grew up out in the cranberry country west of Wisconsin Rapids (actually closer to Babcock and Pittsville). I've been spending a lot of time with handguns over the past few years, but am starting to get back in to long range shooting with my rifles. Hope to get a chance to shoot with some of y'all at some point in the future.
 
#69
Theres a bunch of us that hang in the Pittsville area that are into shooting, I used to post a lot of stuff here as to what is going on, it seems Facebook has taken over some on staying in the loop but the WI. Thread here is still a good place to see what is going on in the area. There is a lot of steel punchers here that can pass along a ton of good advice as well as some that stretch out to 2 miles in which is a whole different Science class. So stay involved hopefully you can hook up in some good camaraderie and shooting - most of all questions - ask away, good people here.

Cheers
oneshot
 

Mr. Zick

Small Arms Artillery
#70
As much as I hate it I gotta ask what exactly to search for on Facebook. I'm 29 and kind of a technological recluse but I suppose I might look into it if rifles were involved. Thanks. And before all you older gents write me off as one of those yuppie kids, I don't like them either.
 
#72
Search for Wisconsin Precision Rifle Steel Challange. That's the page where we run PRS style matches down in Racine. Also look on Facebook or Google for Border Wars Series.
 

Geno C.

Gunny Sergeant
#73
As much as I hate it I gotta ask what exactly to search for on Facebook. I'm 29 and kind of a technological recluse but I suppose I might look into it if rifles were involved. Thanks. And before all you older gents write me off as one of those yuppie kids, I don't like them either.
Or start shooting with Merc and oneshot, they keep a guy in the loop pretty well. It only takes one or two matches and you know enough guys to keep you busy shooting a lot!
 
#77
Menomonie-ish. Eauclaire....rice lake....
We were all down in Duuuuurand this weekend. I'm an old Stout guy so I used to shoot over that way a lot more. A friend North of Menom about 40 minutes has a couple great places we can get a number of yardages at out past 1500. We try to shoot together a couple times a year on that side of the state. As said, there's a good crew around central Wi, marshfield - rapids - Wausau, hell all the way down to Milwaukee. Show up to one of the local shoots posted here or on FB and meet some people, then you will have to pick which matches you have time to go to. Lots of shooting events taking off in Wi in the last few years.
 

myronman3

3/504 PIR 91-94
#78
HA! i was just north of durand...about 12 miles. i dont see myself venturing into the milwaukee area.... marshfield, rapids, wausau are all possible though. i'll keep watching this to see if and when shoots or gatherings come up. thanks.
 
#79
Myronman3 - you are so lucky to be able to drive a few hours and hook up with some awesome steel shooting, most of all it is the camaraderie of the folks you will be with, we are so lucky to have a great group of steel shooters that just plain get along well and have a vast amount of good knowledge to pass along - that is the golden statement - our group is more about seeing another exceed his or hers own expectations then our own accomplishments or scores. We have folks that are gun builders, wildcatters and precision shooters from 100 yards out to ??? Infinity - some that will be hitting 2 miles under some heavy restraints, which is a whole new science class. So try to hook up, you will have a blast.


Geno
Sorry that I didn't get a chance to say good bye at the Hilltop Hilton shoot, a good note I stayed standing upright all night. :) I must of been in the back visiting, it was good to see you and your sweetie I wish we had chance to get together some before your busy season. I know the New Mexico event has myself, Ed and Garrett somewhat distracted this year. Give me a holler when you get caught up in the shop and have a spot in the basement for a night cap it would be good for the mind to relax, have a couple relax some more and catch up some without driving. Cheers my good freind.

Excellent shooting everyone at Durand it was a good day of pulling the trigger.
Some stand outs with my tired mind that day
Jason Ojah - had a great day all around with a new build and Ed's load and spare ammo - I believe he finished 2nd in the Sniper Gopher challenge - Dam proud.
Gibson fired off a sweet round in the steel challenge - didn't take first but a sweet round without a doubt - congrats excellent shooting my freind!
Merc - looking good with the new set up - keep up the good work and don't worry about the scores - focus on having fun at pulling the trigger yet pay attention to the little things it will all pay you back well, glad to have the opportunity to catch up and visit with you again. I know you know what your doing but I also know your taking it to the next step. Cheers
Dave, way to get it done on the bottles - sweet. Congrats my good freind
Garrett - what? Another great day of shooting without a doubt, looking foward to this May & June

I had a few folks ask that day if all was ok, yes it was I may not of been myself, I felt like shit total crap from a lack of sleep and work stress but it was all of you and getting back behind the trigger that made it a great day pulling the trigger again!

Cheers

oneshot





 

Mr. Zick

Small Arms Artillery
#80
Alright folks who's going to the border wars match in Lodi this weekend? I didn't find a slot to shoot but I live 2 miles away and may just as well stop in. Be good to put a couple faces with the screen names.