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Thread: Pencil Bluff, AR Spring Match

  1. #16
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    canoe

    😊
    many opitons for activity if you want to do some exploring around pencil bluff
    http://www.ouachitahaven.com/html/canoes.html

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    Diamonds

    To add to Ray's suggestion.

    They have these Crystal Mine sites where the Public can go and look for crystals. A Teenager found a big diamond at a public search site, not far from the range.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...park/99296000/

    Come on up and indulge in your favorite hobby. Bring the Family. They can look for Diamonds while you get acquainted with the Benchrest competition. I met Colonel Billy Stevens at this match one year. You never know what celebrity might show up at the Arkansas State shoot.

    From Pencil Bluff,Ark,take 270 west about 3 miles, until you get to a 100yd long chicken Coop on the left. Cant miss it. Just past the Chicken Coop,Take a right at Mcquire Rd, follow it until it dead ends. You’ll see the Range. The Owners Name is John Henry. The Range is in his back yard.

    At the suggestion of the late Richard Watson, we have been lodging at the, Sun Country Inn, in Mena,Ark, about a 30 minute drive from the range. There are closer lodging facilities at Mt Ida,Ark,about nine miles east of Pencil Bluff on Hwy 270.

    I do not recommend the Mt Ida motel. Its a Dump.

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    thanks Glenn

    this is my favorite hangout in the state

    https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...w=1242&bih=568

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    What time does the

    match start on Sat?

    It looks like a 9-10 hr drive for me so don't know about practice on Friday.

    Richard Brensing

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    Matches start at 9 AM on Saturday and 8 AM on Sunday at the Ouachita Sportman's Range.
    Regards,

    Joe McNeill
    SW Arkansas

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    i am taking the horses to the mountains for a few days, if you have any questions corner Joe. he can handle it.

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    A question about

    flag poles. Is the ground rocky and hard or good soil. How about height? Just trying to get an idea of what to bring.

    Richard

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    Ground is good for spike poles but depending on how dry it has been may require a hammer, ( as much rain
    as we have had recently probably not needed). Many, however, use flag stands. Stands close in will be 3-4 ft
    and the most are 6-7 ft down range.
    All matches will be shot at 200 yards and most use 5 to 6 flags. Morning will have sun in your face so many
    use an umbrella or hang something from the roof in front of the line. Lunch is usually served ( $5 - $7 ) and
    is really good! Soft drinks are also available.
    Regards,

    Joe McNeill
    SW Arkansas

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    That what I needed

    to know! Thank you Joe.

    Richard

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    the 175yd flag will be a 2 footer
    the 40 yd flag will be the 5 footer

    it is wide open on both sides of the range for 100 yd then talll trees

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    new shooters

    if anyone wants to come to shoot and needs a rifle i will bring one to shoot along with some ammo ready to go.

    i will be there thursday and friday also.

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    I'll be there Friday morning.

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    I will be there Friday

    hopefully mid-morning. Looks like some rain gear might be needed. Having never shot a match there I am looking forward to it.

    Richard

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