2020 Alaska double rifle shoot

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  1. cal pappas

    cal pappas CONTRIBUTOR AH Veteran

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    Gentlemen and Ladies:
    The 2020 Alaska Double Rifle Shoot is on! The Birchwood range is reserved for Saturday, May 2.
    A few locals, including myself will arrive at 8:30 to begin setup and the shooting begins at 10am.
    Lunch break will be noon to 1, and shooting will resume to 3.

    This year the range fee will $300 and I would like ask those in attendance to contribute $10 to this cost. Any overpayment will be handed to the provider of lunch for their expenses. The reason for the higher fee is Birchwood will provide a range safety officer ($100). This is due to 2019 violations of no safety glasses and/or hearing protection. Apparently we (I) did not self enforce the rules.

    Over the years I notice less and less double rifles and more bolt rifle. This is fine as it’s just fun day. But I would encourage as many of you as possible to bring a double(s) to keep with the intent and spirit of the shoot.

    I will have at least two newly acquired doubles: a 12-bore Rodda and a 4-bore Rodda. In addition I will bring a .500 and .577 black powder express doubles, a .450-400, .450 no2, and .600 nitro doubles, and the 12, 4, and 8-bore doubles. In addition, perhaps a .577 howdah pistol. I’m selling a number of my doubles and some are on lay a way; those I will keep home.

    In keeping with the tradition, everyone is welcome to shoot whatever double(s) you wish and we don’t charge for ammunition. However, Please ask the owner before you handle and load any firearm.

    If there is any interest in a “for sale” table let me know. Let’s keep it to doubles and related items for private sales.

    Please RSVP to my email so I can plan attendance and food required. I recall,10 replied last year. <pappas@mtaonline.net>

    Cheers, all and I’ll remind everyone in early April; again on the forum and via email for those that I have an address. Looking forward to another fun shoot with fine gentlemen.

    Cal



    PS. The two rooms in my home are already spoken for and reserved.
     

  2. CAustin

    CAustin AH ENABLER BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Ambassador

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    Cal you are a fine person to put this on. Hope it all goes well.
     

  3. cal pappas

    cal pappas CONTRIBUTOR AH Veteran

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    Thanks for the kind words.
    Anyone who reads this is invited.
    C
     

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    Range safety, is all fun until some gets a stick in the eye. :)
    Too bad the folks who played last year did not follow the rules.

    I hope this years event is a smashing success.

    One day, I’d like to join in.
     

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    I wish I could make it up there this year! Trying to convince the wife to move back
     

  6. sierraone

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    Hi Cal, I will most likely have to miss this year as I am going back to Africa in September. I don't think the penny jar will stretch far enough to cover Africa and Alaska in the same year, but I will truly miss your double rifle shoot and sight seeing around beautiful Alaska. If I do happen to make it though, I still have my 9.3x74 R double to bring. Good luck with all of your planning!!!
     

  7. cal pappas

    cal pappas CONTRIBUTOR AH Veteran

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    Gentlemen:

    The Birchwood shooting range has cancelled all reservations including our double rifle shoot.

    The range is still open to members only but not for reservations and non member use.

    The deposit will carry over to next year which is May 1,2021,

    Sorry for the inconvenience but the whole country is on lockdown.

    Cal
     
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  8. sierraone

    sierraone AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Sorry to hear that Cal. I read somewhere yesterday that anyone flying into Alaska, even the residents had to go on a 12 or 14 day lock down. My African trip in September is up in the air at this time also. Good luck, hope to see again after all of this chaos is over.
     

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    Bummer but a good call given the circumstances.
     

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    This would be such fun to be able to go to!
     

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