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mistermike
07-25-2011, 08:35 PM
Gates will be open at 8:00, and sign-up begins at 9:00 a.m.
3-Gun starts at 10:00 a.m.
Lunch provided.

I decided to start a little later than our SOTY matches to give us more time for set-up; and to give those travelling from out of state an easier ride.

Further improvements on the range are complete, so we'll have all 12 benches open.

If you've never shot at Easthampton Fish & Game, the range is in Southampton, MA. If you need directions, please email me and I'll get them out to you.

If possible, please let me know if you are coming, through a post here, email, or phone call so I can get a head-count for lunch.
Maryellen promises brownies and something else special to compliment the usual lunch menu.

To our regular competitors who are headed down to Charleston for the International matches, you will be missed.
We wish you the best of luck!!

Michael

Dave Shattuck
07-26-2011, 06:06 AM
Michael,

Sorry to miss this one, but good luck with the match - and weather. I heard it's supposed to be a nice weekend all the way around up here. I just hope that with the 3 of us gone you make the 10 shooter quota or it'll be all for not. You should.

Dave

GordonE
07-26-2011, 07:12 AM
Michael
Mel and I are going to make it Talked to Tim Wagner yesterday and he is planing to also. Hope that fills the void.
There is a crafty old shooter up that way that has been doing a lot of winning. It will be a lot of fun trying to whoop him. That is a big try on my part.
Gordon

Pete Roberson
07-26-2011, 10:16 AM
OH Boy
A show down at the O-K corral, Al and Gordon !!

I'll be there Michael, wouldn't miss this for anything!
Pete

Al Hadfield
07-26-2011, 11:17 AM
Michael
Mel and I are going to make it Talked to Tim Wagner yesterday and he is planing to also. Hope that fills the void.
There is a crafty old shooter up that way that has been doing a lot of winning. It will be a lot of fun trying to whoop him. That is a big try on my part.
Gordon

"...old shooter..."? "...old shooter..."? Now Gordon, who could you be talking about. :confused:

Pete, do you really think Gordon is calling my out? I don't worry about Gordon so much as I worry about Mel and you of course in Sporter. That Sporter of yours sure can shoot. You really lucked out using that unknown 'smith from the hills of New York.

Michael, I would drive to Easthampton just to enjoy Maryellen's tasty treats, never mind the shooting part.

As you may have guessed, Penny and I will be there. We just can't resist a challenge.

Al :D

Mel Eck
07-26-2011, 04:58 PM
Al, Dont worry about me I cant get Gordon to work on my Guns .

mistermike
07-26-2011, 08:16 PM
Ya know Pete, Gordon is so confident that he laughed at Al's offer of spotting him 5 points and 10X's, but then Al rebutted with, " If you having any trouble with your sporter, I'll let you use mine...you know the one made by the other gunsmith!"

Rumor has it that grumpy ole TangoTwo might be showing up with Ms Cherie. The banter of the wits could get as interesting as the shooting of the 3-gun! Looking forward to seeing all of you.

Michael

Pete Roberson
07-26-2011, 09:18 PM
Yea right Mel,

A 749/53x's last Sunday in 3 Gun, I wonder WHO could be making Guns like that, if your own brother didn't ?!?!?
;-)
Pete

Mel Eck
07-26-2011, 10:09 PM
Pete,Might be one of them Eckfee world beaters.

Al Hadfield
07-27-2011, 07:52 AM
Well, this is getting interesting. Ken and Cherie might be coming. I hope so, it's been too long since we have seen Cherie.

Mel, a 749/53x, wow, great shooting. I'll make the same offer to you I made to Gordon. I'll be glad to clean your sporter before the match.

Pete, I liked Gunfight at the O.K. Coral. But my favorite old western was High Noon(1952) staring Gary Cooper as Marshall Will Kane and Grace Kelly as his girl. In our remake I, of course, would take the part of the GOOD Marshall, Penny could do Grace Kelly's part. We all know who would play the part of the BAD GUY from out of town don't we!!!

The "Ballad of High Noon" ("Do not forsake me oh My Darlin") has got to be on of the great theme songs of all time. What do you think Michael? Perhaps you could get a tape of this song and play it good and loud right in back of you know who's bench.

Michael, one more thought. It's probably a little late but you should rent some bleachers and charge admission. Sell hot dogs and stuff too.

Keep Smile'n, Al :D

Mel Eck
07-27-2011, 08:24 AM
Al,Do you think all that sporter cleaning might be a little taxing on a OLD SHOOTER.How old are you?

Al Hadfield
07-27-2011, 09:38 AM
Not at all Mel,

I'll tell you how I do it, but remember, I have intellectual property rights to the process.

As to cleaning I would use some very fine sandpaper. This takes the ring around the collar and and lead fowling out PDQ. One or two passes is all it takes.

I also offer a barrel ringing service. I use a 3 pound hammer and you don't even have to take the bbl/Acton out of the stock.

Al

Mel Eck
07-27-2011, 01:47 PM
Al,It sounds like a real deal but ,My big worry is the Heat 90+ working that hard swinging a 3 pound hammer?

Al Hadfield
07-27-2011, 04:54 PM
Your right Mal,

I'll use a lighter hammer and hit the barrel more and harder!

Joe Friedrich
07-27-2011, 08:17 PM
Well, it sounds like the heat is on. Al, if you see Mel plugged into one of these http://www.coolshirt.net/personal-cooling-system.html you might want to have that cooler tested after the match.:D

It looks to be a good time, have fun gentlemen.

Regards,
Joe

Mel Eck
07-27-2011, 09:28 PM
Joe,I think Al is trying to work a head game,No more talking to him until after the match.Come on out and shoot with Us.

Joe Friedrich
07-27-2011, 09:42 PM
Mel, it would be worth it just to watch, helping to keep the fuel going between matches. The way I've been feeling lately with heat like that, I would be a shriveled up prune by the time it was all said and done.

Yeah, you got to watch Al, he can be cunning and mentally tough. You need your A game come this weekend.

Thanks for the offer,

Joe

GordonE
07-28-2011, 06:56 AM
Crafty,Cunning,Mentally Tough. I thought he was just a good shooter. I ain't scared yet. But that spotting me points is still in the back of my mind. Wonder if the offer might still be there?
If Penny was to give a jar of her Hot Dog relish to the winner it would make me try a lot harder. (That stuff will make a bad Hot Dog taste great)
Gordon

Al Hadfield
07-28-2011, 08:01 AM
Crafty,Cunning,Mentally Tough. I thought he was just a good shooter. I ain't scared yet. But that spotting me points is still in the back of my mind. Wonder if the offer might still be there?
If Penny was to give a jar of her Hot Dog relish to the winner it would make me try a lot harder. (That stuff will make a bad Hot Dog taste great)
Gordon

There you go again, picking on this 'ol decrepit senior citizen. You forgot to mention, Tall & handsome.

If 5 points and 10 Xs isn't enough I could up the offer a bit. :p

If our stock of that great relish allows maybe I could talk Penny into donating a jar to the 3 target winner. That way we would be bringing it back home anyway!!! ;)

Al

Mel Eck
07-28-2011, 08:19 AM
Gordon,If we bring a pound of Nathans & a portable grill we can serve Hot Dogs & relish.

Fiddler
07-28-2011, 09:10 AM
Al,
That's just cold! Geter Done! Mel, just a pound? Wish I could be there, tooooo many miles and toooo many hours to get there from South Alabama.

Al Hadfield
07-28-2011, 09:32 AM
Penny said we have enough relish to spare a jar, so the winner of the three gun agg. will take home some of the greatest home made hot dog relish one can get! :D

Mel Eck
07-28-2011, 10:09 AM
Fiddler,Knowing Al it will be a small jar,Gordon says he will win the relish & he will share.

Al Hadfield
07-28-2011, 10:33 AM
Your right Mel, the smallest possible jar...but it's the thought that counts. Right?

Just think boys and girls. Those big matches give away barrels, actions, scopes and other stuff. This is very nice, but just think, this is the only match in the WORLD that you have a chance at winning a jar of this relish! It's worth the trip Steve.

A little history of this relish. The recipe was given to Penny well over 20 years ago by an old gal in Vermont by the name of Joyce. We call it Joyce's Relish in her memory.

Mel Eck
07-28-2011, 10:45 AM
Steve,This may be our only chence.Makes you wonder how Gordon knew about the relish!

Fiddler
07-28-2011, 01:47 PM
I know it would be worth the trip for sure! I'll be packing in the morn to head up to the World Shoot in SC. I plan on making the trip up ya'lls way next year with my lil misses. I'm being forced into retirement by Uncle Sam, so I'll have plenty of time to come up that way and shoot next season. After 36 years of Fed Service it was kinda hard to take that my job has been done away with. Oh well, plenty of work on the farm to do and I can shoot whenever I choose. Ya'll keep all the shots in the centers and Al don't show Gordo up too bad.

Al Hadfield
07-29-2011, 10:40 AM
O.K. Steve, I'll be gentle.

It's about 24 hours before "guns to the line" at the Shootout at Easthampton. I have been fitted for a new Kevlar vest and am ready!

We've had some fun with this thread and I expect we will have some fun at the match. Good luck to all.

Al :)

Paul Bendix
07-29-2011, 10:59 PM
Man oh man, you talk about COLD! Here Paul, Todd and I are down here already in SC and waiting to start shooting for real in the morning, and now I'm reading I have just wasted a trip as I have tasted that relish before, and believe you me, it truly does make a bad dog good, and a good dog better. But, please take it easy on the old soon to be Fosile #2 (Ye ol Folile #1 would be Mr. Ray Price).

Have fun boys and girls, and maybe next time we can all be there to witness the greatest shoot-out that ever was, even if it won't mean there being any more of the good stuff coming to bare.

By the way, my money is on Al!

Dave