Family Gun Time

Discussion in 'Firearms & Ammunition' started by hunting4sanity, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. hunting4sanity

    hunting4sanity AH Enthusiast

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    Two of my sons and I had the chance to go shoot in the Karstetter Memorial Field Match near Wilbur, WA. The match is a college education fund raising event for the children of Matt Karstetter. Matt was a former Marine and a very passionate shooter, after he was killed in a work-related accident some of his shooting partners and friends organized this match to help his family. I have shot at this match three of the four years it has been held; once with one son, then all three of my sons and this year the two oldest sons. I was shooting a 260Rem, one of my sons also shoots a 260 and the other one shoots a 6 Creedmoor. There were some creative shots from an old car, a water trough, prone shots, etc. Ranges varied from a close range pistol target to 1,070 yards. Plus, one stage included an M249, my first time shooting fully auto - if someone else was footing the ammo bill I'd like to spend some more time with that gun!
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    This was the scenery we left at the shooting match .........................
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    and came home to this scenery. Apparently the new pivot is a little longer than the old one it replaced ............... and a well rooted tree doesn't move easily.
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    It was a great way to spend time with my sons and help raise some money for a good cause. BTW, any of you car guys know the year and model of that old car? My son asked me, I was guessing around a '38 Plymouth.
     
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  2. Pheroze

    Pheroze AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Looks like a really great day with the boys!
     

  3. Mekaniks

    Mekaniks GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    This is cool. I grew up around that area of eastern Washington but haven't been back in several years. Guess I am going to have to look into it for next year. Looks like a good time for a good cause.
     

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    Looks like a good day to me.
     

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    PHOENIX PHIL AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

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    Looks like fun! You know a pivot irrigator over a winter wheat field can make for some great goose hunting.
     

  6. petrusg

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    That looks like a good day spent in the outdoors.
     

  7. 375 Ruger Fan

    375 Ruger Fan AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Great scenery. It's been about 40-45 years since I've been in eastern Washington, having lived at Fairchild AFB near Spokane as a kid. Drove through Wilbur on the way to Grand Coulee Dam. Great area!
     

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