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    Posted: 21 December 2016 at 04:24
Fella's;

I attended the Montana Weapons Collectors Society
meeting last night & got the dates for the 2017 gun
shows. As we always have MYGAWDS coincide with the
Great Falls spring gun show, I can now post the dates of
the events.

MYGAWDS 2017 April 28, 29, 30, Fri, Sat, Sunday. Please
make your plans accordingly.

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Thanks for the advance notice.

Count me in.

Just have to decide between loyal Blonde or 452FS.
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I am in. The 17HMR Annie will accompany me this time. She is
looking to take shots beyond 220.
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Hey guys,

I'm looking at my work commitments for that week, and see I am on tap for that week. Will try to find someone to swap with me. Sooo, how many rounds are considered sufficient for a decent hunt?
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500 unless you shoot S&W M&P 15-22 then 1250 min!
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I hear that. Darn little thing just makes you want to shoot whole bunches.
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Sure hope its a great time for you folks.....will be at the NRA convention in Atlanta that week. Save some of the critters for "seed" for next spring 2018! 
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Sorry you will not be able to make it IBD, but that
convention is just fantastic.

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And...what are the typical ranges of shots taken?
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90-160 yards is the sweet spot.

You can initially walk into a throng of them danger close < 1 yard but
they won't stay around long once the firing commences.

At 90+ the noise doesn't seem to bother them as much. While shots
can and will be taken over 160 the odds go down pretty quick. It's nice
when the soil is dry. You get a little puff of dust to use to adjust your
windage and elevation. Much more difficult if you don't have that
feedback.

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Originally posted by deaddog deaddog wrote:

It's nice
when the soil is dry. You get a little puff of dust to use to adjust your
windage and elevation. Much more difficult if you don't have that
feedback.

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A foot of snow just does not let you see where your shooting at all.
But sometimes the wind is so strong you don't see the dust till it slows down 50 yards to the EAST.


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Goatlocker;

I've literally looked down between my feet, just after
taking a shot, & seen a gopher head in the hole I was
straddling. The "yardage" may have been as high as one
foot, maybe less! OTOH, anything out to a range you have
the ammo to try for. In my mind, past 200 yards you're
into artillery area suppression, but there have been
successes out there. Those guys always seem to
disremember the number of shots it took to get the hit
though.

I'll say prepare for 50 to 150 yards.

Also prepare for any kind of weather, I'm not kidding.
It can go from a blinding snowstorm to 80 degrees f over
the weekend.

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For me the range is 20-100 yards. Sure I shoot at
some over 100 yards, but that is ONLY, when after 5
minutes, I can't see any closed.

Weather...there is no standard except very windy to
tornado. The little fellows really don't like wind.
pray for a sunny day with 5 mph wind (that never
happens). We have had more than one day at MYGAWDS
with snow!

Thought, take your rifle in a double case, then you
can seriously shop at the gun shoe. Also IIRC MT has
no sales tax, so even if you shop at Sheels the out-
the-door price is going to be 5-7% less.
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Originally posted by BEAR BEAR wrote:

Sorry you will not be able to make it IBD, but that
convention is just fantastic.


Been to a couple of them past years....met some neat gun folks at them too.
Like Jimmy Clark, the Louisiana gunsmith (father-in-law to Jerry Miculik)
Bill Jordan the border patrol guy, the "Gunny",
H. Joquin Jackson, Texas Ranger & NRA board member,
Ted Nugent, NRA board member & had him sign his book,
the publisher of "Soldier of "Fortune' magazine & he autographed a copy of his mag that has my sons picture in it,
Craig Boddington,
Had Gen Tommy Franks autograph his book to my son who served under his command in Iraq. The Gen was main speaker in 2006 convention in Milwaukee, WI.
Wayne LaPerrie, NRA guy, autographed his book for me
many more gun notables but names escape me now, like the South Dakota Gov, MOH Marine flyer WWII, NRA guy etc., he autographed my book of his too back in 1993.
The NRA convention is a neat deal for sure.
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My son had an I-pod for music, but I doubt it would help me shoot critters any better then a good sling and proper breathing technique.
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joe foss, American sportsman show. Carrier based I
assume he was flying a F4F or F4U. With 6 - 50 cals, no
tripod needed.
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Fella's;

A small correction about Joe Foss. He was based out of
Henderson Field, Guadalcanal & they were flying F4F-4's in
the Cactus Air Force. My dad, on Guadalcanal from day one,
was an aircraft mechanic there.

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cool did he ever meet Foss? I know your dad wasn't a Mt
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right on Bear, it was Joe Foss but it didn't come to me during writing of post,  but I think he was from South Dakota and even gov there one time and baseball commissioner or some such too.

very nice history info there CB.
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Fella's;

He didn't meet Joe Foss on Guadalcanal, but did meet him
later in life. In the 50's Joe was governor of South
Dakota, or as it's sometimes referred to - SoDakia. (And
then there's NoDakia, but we won't ruin this thread by
talking about "them"!) We lived in Aberdeen S. Dakota &
I know my dad met him then.

Just as a side note, in that same time frame, I know I
flew as a passenger on a C-47/DC-3, twice. Once on the
C-47 & once on a DC-3. Anybody else ever been on one?

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