Originally Posted by 4xforfun
My best experiance is the 2009 event in Pella, IA.
This is what will make this a memorable event.
Just my .02,
Tod, Small world. That range at Pella. I took my Dozer over and did the dirt work for the Berm the benches were on.
Back then I knew Gordy pretty well and donated some work there.
I agree the evening would be just as much fun as the shooting. About a week ago I talked to one of the owners of the lodge I started this thread with. They are still open to suggestions. So I have been thinking. I may do something like this.
This would be a catered event with rooms or cabins supplied.
Targets would range from rocks to some cut out life size game animals with ar500 in the vitals.
Distances would be from 500 yards to 2000 plus with most in the 800 to 1400 area.
I would spend the week prior painting aim points on rock bluffs, setting targets and such.
Also, Since I am a certified NRA instructor / range officer. I would hold an optional class the day before for guys getting started and then spend time with them in the field also. (this would be limited number so all get proper help) and would be at an additional cost.
I think 2 full days of shooting and 3 nights. That way a guy could travel in on the afternoon or evening, shoot two days and spend the night and head out in the morning.
Food as follows.
sack field lunch
nice dinner in the evening.
Evening tended bar. Alcohol will be supplied but on a limited basis. I want to keep drinking to a social level, I do not feel this type of event is the place to tie one on, and I would police this. But a friendly beer or two is fine with me.
I need to firm up the details and get a price. This lodge will not be cheap. Neither will the caterer. But I will put this together and post prices. If we have enough takers we will do it. If not, we will call it a bad deal and knock it in the head.