Author Topic: Three Forks MT April26-27 2014  (Read 457 times)

Offline Mark Davis

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Three Forks MT April26-27 2014
« on: April 26, 2014, 09:20:54 PM »
Cool wet Saturday after a good soaking Friday night the weather forcasters did their best to convince people to stay home, sit on the couch and watch cartoons.
The  70% rain forcast turned out to be light scattered sprinkles  untill about 4 PM.
Eight shooters on the line,  One new rifleman so far.

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Re: Three Forks MT April26-27 2014
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2014, 10:22:36 PM »
Eight Awakened Americans braved the early morning mist to listen to American History, and rediscover their American Heritage.  The "Samuel Whittemore Memorial Range" lived up to its reputation with fantastic alpine vistas, snow topped mountains, and energetic weather.  The wind was continuous, as was the drizzly mist that kept the temperature down all day Saturday.  Marksmanship was introduced and we watched groups shrink.  Joel Hiester showed us his "A" game, and, on Saturday, was the first shooter to win the right to wear the Rifleman Patch.  By the end of the day we were wet and cold on the outside, but we could feel the warmth of liberty growing inside.

Sunday dawned with typically beautiful "Frozen Sunshine".  The wind picked up as four brave Americans returned to face the target line.  As we started our first AQT of the day, Patriot Gal and Castle Mountain arrived to see the beauty that Montana has to offer.  Both experienced instructors awakened their rimfire rifles from a long winter's nap and re-qualified as riflemen.  Then turned their collective experience to help Parker and Sean overcome their hurdles and demonstrate that they were riflemen who know very well what they are about.

 ^:)^ Huzzah!  ^:)^ Huzzah!  ^:)^ Huzzah!  ^:)^

Sean Smith graciously accepted an Orange Hat, and is excited to help us bail.  >:D

Thank you to everyone who made this weekend great.

Special Thanks to Ted Beardsly for his continuing support and the use of his private range.   O0

Photos to follow.
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Re: Three Forks MT April26-27 2014
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2014, 10:33:32 PM »
Three new rifleman and a new orange hat?

Sounds like an excellent shoot gentlemen (and Carol!). Nice work!

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Re: Three Forks MT April26-27 2014
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2014, 11:28:50 PM »
As we all know  :pics:

Here are photos from Saturday.














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Re: Three Forks MT April26-27 2014
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2014, 11:29:05 PM »
Thanks guys for a great weekend!   :---

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Re: Three Forks MT April26-27 2014
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2014, 11:33:48 PM »
 ^:)^  Our Three Riflemen!!!  ^:)^

Joel



Parker


Sean


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Re: Three Forks MT April26-27 2014
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2014, 11:38:41 PM »

Special thanks to Parker for your fantastic Living History presentation.   Your hand-made equipment really helped to bring the history home.
























The Patriot's Day Red Coat target was the perfect target for the black powder demonstration.






Once again.  Thank you for your demonstration.



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Re: Three Forks MT April26-27 2014
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2014, 11:41:55 PM »

We also were able to spend some time with another fantastic historic American Rifle.  The M1 Garand.





Two M1 Garands made quite the melody on Sunday Afternoon.



Thanks again to all the attendees for making this weekend so great.  I feel grateful to have gathered with so many great americans.

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Re: Three Forks MT April26-27 2014
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2014, 12:10:19 PM »
Strong work everyone!  Sean, welcome aboard, thanks for stepping up.

A musket and a Garand, 3 new Riflemen and an Orange hat?!  I gonna have to get down to Three Forks one of these day!

Nice job folks,
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