Author Topic: Baraboo, WI, May 5-6, 2012  (Read 518 times)

Offline Rimshot

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Baraboo, WI, May 5-6, 2012
« on: May 07, 2012, 01:41:28 PM »
Well done everyone!  It was nice to get back to Wisconsin.  Doubly so for me, since I got to return to Circus City (my old home range from almost a decade ago).  Working with D-Fly was great too, since he gave me my Rifleman patch just a few miles away almost exactly two years ago.  Kind of a homecoming and I loved it.

More importantly, though, our shooters worked hard and persevered.  Saturday was cloudy but decent.  Sunday was somewhat more damp.  >:D  Heavy rain and storms in the morning kept us under cover with the fate of the day uncertain.  The lightning cleared out mid morning and we were able to get down to the line.  We were treated to a soggy walk down to the range, and an even soggier walk through Lake Targetline every time we checked or posted targets but that didn't stop the marksmanship!

Thanks go out to Scott and Jeff for joining us as they were able.  To Mike, for bringing John out and for shooting with us on Sunday.  Well done John, for sticking it out all weekend and showing such great improvement.  You really nailed that last fun target.  Finally Jason, who finally earned that Rifleman patch in overtime on Sunday.  Congrats!

I know AB took some photos, and anyone else is welcome to come in and share photos or feedback.  Let's have it!
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Re: Baraboo, WI, May 5-6, 2012
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 04:05:05 PM »
Thanks to All that shared their weekend with us. Thanks to Rimshot, and AuntieBellum for making the trip up from Indiana. It was really great to work with you both . Thanks so much to the Circus City Sportsman for hosting the event. It was great to have use of the club house during the Sunday morning T-storms.

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Re: Baraboo, WI, May 5-6, 2012
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 10:43:25 AM »
great job getting the circus city range  O0
Wonder how the "dells " will take all that 7th step work .

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Re: Baraboo, WI, May 5-6, 2012
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 04:24:21 PM »
What a great weekend!  Jason - CONGRATULATIONS!!!   ^:)^  I was so excited to see that very last AQT - well-earned, Rifleman, well-earned.  John and Mike - thank you both for enduring a soppy Sunday with us.  You both did well, and I look forward to seeing you on the line again soon.  A HUGE thanks to the Circus City club for the use of the clubhouse Sunday morning.  What better way to show that dry-fire works than to really use it?  Jeff and Scott - thank you for joining us on Saturday.  You were missed on Sunday, but know that you're both welcome to return anytime.

D-fly - it was a pleasure working with you.  It's always fun to come back to Wisconsin, and I look forward to working with you again.

Pictures?!  Oh, yeah....you can expect those later tonight!

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Re: Baraboo, WI, May 5-6, 2012
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012, 10:17:15 PM »
Pictures!

A little IMC:



John takes on the redcoats:



D-fly tells us where the Revolutionary War began:



John earns his youth patch:



A Rifleman's rifle:



Our new Rifleman doesn't quite believe it yet:



He seems to be pretty excited, though:



The Shoot Boss was pretty happy about it, too: