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Re: Noxen, Pennsylvania beckons [Re: gnoahhh] #14903116 05/22/20
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Any problem coming up for the day?

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Re: Noxen, Pennsylvania beckons [Re: squidman] #14903122 05/22/20
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It'll be a great time!


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Re: Noxen, Pennsylvania beckons [Re: squidman] #14903282 05/22/20
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Originally Posted by squidman
Any problem coming up for the day?


No problem! Come on up!! There's always a few guys who are daytrippers.


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Re: Noxen, Pennsylvania beckons [Re: gnoahhh] #14903330 05/22/20
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As for a competition:

How about we make it "Savage only", that way everybody's handicapped equally! laugh Any caliber, any rifle, iron sights only, three shots offhand at 50 yards, high score (total points of three shots) wins the pot. 30 second time limit- you gotta rap 'em out. (Otherwise we'll be at it all day and there's always a bunch of guys waiting to shoot their toys.) Entry fee to be determined by popular vote- but lets keep it friendly and not make it excessive. If you want, I can round up the targets- say the 100 yard NRA target? (It's a big black target easy for old farts to see at 50 yards.)

I can assure you I'll probably finish dead last. My offhand stance is cruddy- those of you who know me know my condition. I don't care because I'll have as much fun doing it as anybody else, and who knows maybe I'll slop three into the 10 ring. After all, even a blind hog finds an acorn now and again! My Model .250-3000 that's capable of near MOA accuracy off the bench with its tang sight won't matter doodly-squat because that front sight wobbles with the best of them when I shoot it offhand. Now if I could just figure out how to mount a Lyman globe front sight on it....


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Re: Noxen, Pennsylvania beckons [Re: gnoahhh] #14903339 05/22/20
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In the event of a tie, a one shot shoot-off at a clay pigeon at 100 yards? Loser has to wash the dishes.


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Re: Noxen, Pennsylvania beckons [Re: triple_deuce] #14903363 05/22/20
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Originally Posted by triple_deuce
Old Willys, the cabin is called the Elrancho. Im sure you heard of it or been to one of the clambakes they have every year.

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Thanks triple deuce that explains it!

Never stopped in but drove by El Rancho 100's of times! Good to hear not everything is shutdown because of Covid-19, my younger brother called and told me the rattlesnake hunt roundup was cancelled this year that sucks the firemen make their money for the year that weekend.

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Re: Noxen, Pennsylvania beckons [Re: eaglemountainman] #14903637 05/23/20
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Originally Posted by eaglemountainman
It won't prove anything, but it will be a good time, we'll have a few laughs and in the end, somebody (who was lucky that day) will walk away with the pot.


Good enough for me. grin


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Re: Noxen, Pennsylvania beckons [Re: 99guy] #14903750 05/23/20
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Can someone please tell those of us that don't know the story about the " Shot heard around the world"? Yardage, caliber and make of rifle? Any interesting facts that might help us enjoy the story?

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Roy flew in from Oregon, sent one rifle ahead. He was behind the butt stock, Tim was spotting, one shot. The picture tells the rest! That’s my version, and sticking with it.


I'm not greedy, I just want one of each.

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Re: Noxen, Pennsylvania beckons [Re: gnoahhh] #14903826 05/23/20
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Thanks. Yardage, open sights?

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Re: Noxen, Pennsylvania beckons [Re: CRF75] #14903965 05/23/20
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It's a 303, 99E model, shooting some unknown brand of semi round nose slug I had a few hundred of laying around. The rife has a receiver mounted peep sight. I had never fired the rifle so Tim was spotting for me as I was walking it in. Fire a shot, move the sights, fire a shot, move the sights. The last sight adjustment I moved to a clean target, and made the Shot Seen Around the World. If I remember it was 94 or 97 yards.

Say, did I ever show you guys a photo of that target?


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Re: Noxen, Pennsylvania beckons [Re: gnoahhh] #14904070 05/23/20
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Precisely how I remember it.


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My heart's in the mountains, chasing the deer.
Re: Noxen, Pennsylvania beckons [Re: eaglemountainman] #14904124 05/23/20
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Originally Posted by eaglemountainman

Precisely how I remember it.


I think Tim's spotting was a bargain at just $49.95, although after The Shot his price jumped to $79.95. I should ask for a cut....


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Re: Noxen, Pennsylvania beckons [Re: gnoahhh] #14904985 05/23/20
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Thanks for this important part of Savage 99 history.

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I could have sworn that was a 5 shot group?


I'm not greedy, I just want one of each.

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Re: Noxen, Pennsylvania beckons [Re: CRF75] #14905280 05/23/20
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Originally Posted by CRF75
Can someone please tell those of us that don't know the story about the " Shot heard around the world"? Yardage, caliber and make of rifle? Any interesting facts that might help us enjoy the story?


I'll give you the short version.

Lightning can strike anytime, anywhere.... cool


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Re: Noxen, Pennsylvania beckons [Re: gnoahhh] #14905364 05/23/20
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I plugged an empty .22 ammo box at 50 yards once with one shot from a Colt Woodsman. Guy offered me $10 if I could pull it off. Trouble was I had shot up all my ammo- but rummaging around in the depths of my range box I found one lone moldy scuzzy .22 short. "Haha! Here goes nothing", I said as I thumbed that short into the chamber. A little Kentucky Elevation, and bap- the target fell over, with a .22 bullet hole smack dead center. That was the sweetest $10 I ever earned in my life. Never to be repeated or even attempted ever again.

There's an idea. Maybe I'll shoot the Challenge at the rendezvous with my Woodsman. It could be a Savage. Arthur would have built it if he thought of it, I bet. Maybe. Sorta.


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Re: Noxen, Pennsylvania beckons [Re: gnoahhh] #14905681 05/23/20
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Man, that story's becoming as familiar as Roy's one holer. I got to the end of it in my head before I was finished reading it. laugh


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Originally Posted by eaglemountainman
Man, that story's becoming as familiar as Roy's one holer. I got to the end of it in my head before I was finished reading it. laugh


Tim, did I ever show you the photo of that target I shot in Noxen last year?




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Originally Posted by 99guy
Originally Posted by CRF75
Can someone please tell those of us that don't know the story about the " Shot heard around the world"? Yardage, caliber and make of rifle? Any interesting facts that might help us enjoy the story?


I'll give you the short version.

Lightning can strike anytime, anywhere.... cool


Hey, don't be that guy.

*Gary, sorry I couldn't take your call this afternoon, I was busy twistin pipes together. Now I'm busy drinkin.


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