INVITATION TO A LONG RANGE SHOOT
Well, since the MI guys are doing it, I figure we Saskaweeners could put on a shoot also.
I will supply the place and targets. Let's try for this coming January also, January is Blizzard-Month, but what the hell.
The way I see it, we will put the targets out fairly long. Maybe 23 to 25 yards since that is about as far as you can see during lulls in the gusts during a good Sask. blizzard. I will run a 25 yard rope from the firing position to the targets so the guy setting up the targets and painting them doesn't get lost. I figure 2 foot by 4 foot blaze-orange steel plates might show at 25 yards - may have to move closer if the wind is really blowing. Perhaps we could outline the targets with flashing strobelights or lightsticks, just to make sure we can see them.
Might even set up my electronic moving target system, would be interesting to shoot at moving targets when visibility is only ten yards. Might have difficulty keeping balloons on the target holder, blowing them up will be tough also but I'm sure we can handle that. Not sure if the little 1/2 horse motor will run at minus forty, only one way to find out.
Should be fun, I figure we won't have to worry about barrels over-heating, some of them might even get cryo'd during the shoot.
Figure we will need about five bucks for balloons, six or seven bucks for paint , ten bucks for light sticks and about forty-two hundred dollars for heavy equipment rental for plowing a road in to the site in the morning (its about a mile off a main highway, but we will have to plow the main road also). Then we should have maybe eleven hundred for propane heaters (includes propane), eight or nine hundred to rent a bus for warming-up in (we would run the propane heaters inside the bus of course), and another forty two hundred to plow us out after the shoot. We will only shoot for two hours so the snow won't be drifted too bad coming back out. Afraid you guys might have to bring your own lunch so we can keep costs down...
Sure hope lots of guys show up [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]