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Clubs, Meets and Shows => Meet-ups => Topic started by: Shortenhauzen on May 26, 2014, 11:43:39 AM

Title: Meet up Pic's 2014
Post by: Shortenhauzen on May 26, 2014, 11:43:39 AM
Well despite the weather doing it's best to spoil the weekend , We made the most of the dry spells and had a good laugh anyway.

Friday was the biggest scream with Mr Wenham on fine form , Various other people added to the merriement . I won't go in to details but surfice to say there is pictorial and video evidence which i am sure will be posted over the next few days BUT will need to be in the adult section  8)

Due to the weather we couldn't carry out the Memorial HFT comp till Sunday and me and Phil had to leave half way through so as to catch our boat home. Needless to say mine and Phil's scores did not bother the leaders  :(

A few pics are attached and it goes with out saying that Barry , Jane and the rest of the Hutchins clan made it a belter of a weekend with their hospitality and banter.

Phil having a crack at the long distance can challange , The can was located on the far bank of the lake , General feeling was the distance was around 150 yds . The can was hit numerous times with .22 & .177 and with Iain hitting it with a HW springer late on Saturday  :o Don't think Nic got anyway near though  ;) ;) ;D

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Me and Harley sharing a moment  :D
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We had a few targets set up below our camping site and this is Phil re painting the yellow bits so we could see them !!

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Saturday's BBQ in the pouring rain  :(

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And by car headlights as the light faded

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The HFT course with Little Barry supervising

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And again

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Just a small taste of the event, Was good to see everyone again , Those from our Planet who attended were Me , Phil , Nic , Sean, Dezy and a blast from the past Chris AKA Macone !!! Haven't seen him since the first AGU meet , Was good to see you mate  ;)

Hopefully the others will post some more pic's etc  .

Shorty
Title: Re: Meet up Pic's 2014
Post by: Shortenhauzen on May 26, 2014, 12:48:10 PM
Damn it !!

Forgot Iain in my list of Planet Attendee's , I apologize Iain my bad  :-\
Title: Re: Meet up Pic's 2014
Post by: Ieazo on May 26, 2014, 03:30:50 PM
No worries Shorty, it was a damned good weekend wasn't it.

Can't believe I drank my own body weight in lager and vodka again last night, just at Nics just now having had a shower and getting some grub before heading back to the airport.

After a shower I feel human again. I'll sort out some pics and words when I'm home and get a proper post up here with my input from the weekend.

It was great to see everyone again, and to meet you Phil, and I'm sure I'll see you all again next year.
Title: Re: Meet up Pic's 2014
Post by: Shortenhauzen on May 26, 2014, 05:16:04 PM
Safe trip back home mate  ;)
Title: Re: Meet up Pic's 2014
Post by: knuckle on May 26, 2014, 05:36:36 PM
Hi Guys.
What another great weekend. The weather could have been better but the company couldn't.
Great to see the group but a same about your dog Rab, I hope he's OK now?

A big thanks to Barry and Phil for the set up of a really good HFT course. Certainly hard and as a result, I was beaten fair and square by Barry and Jane's youngest son, Ben; a very worthy cadet and skilled marksman. Still doesn't stop him being a bitch though.  ;D

Great to meet up with Iain again and nice too to meet Macone as well as see Sme and his lovely other half who, for the life of me, I can remember the name off now. :-[

Dezy; Sorry you got called away before time but I'm sure we can make up for it at Mendip Clays in a week or so?

And to Gambo; You were indeed missed but we gave you and your family our thoughts for a few minutes.

My BBQ for the last 12 years had a great send off and last night saw some exquisite grub from Iain and Steve, Barry's eldest.
Hope my "burning the candle" at many ends on Friday night was not too over the top, I certainly paid for it on Saturday.

Right, that's me for now. I've got a feeling there could be some more great snaps of the weekend as and when people get back home.
Title: Re: Meet up Pic's 2014
Post by: Ieazo on May 26, 2014, 07:49:33 PM
On the plane now, take off T-12.

Thank you all for a fantastic weekend.
Title: Re: Meet up Pic's 2014
Post by: Gambo on June 02, 2014, 01:07:13 PM
And to Gambo; You were indeed missed but we gave you and your family our thoughts for a few minutes.

Thank You.

I too was thinking about all you guys being down there to honour Uncle Barry, in a fashion he would have enjoyed, and been proud of.
Title: Re: Meet up Pic's 2014
Post by: Shortenhauzen on June 02, 2014, 03:16:37 PM
Little Baz has just posted this on FB , Thought might like it !!

http://www.airgunmagazine.co.uk/features/target-shooting/rain-lashed-memorial-shoot-goes-down-a-storm/
Title: Re: Meet up Pic's 2014
Post by: Gambo on June 02, 2014, 04:23:23 PM
Excellent write up for an excellent bloke.


Also a cracking score from Ben........I bet Nic will be smarting for a whole year!!! ;D

By the way Nic, what was your score?
Title: Re: Meet up Pic's 2014
Post by: Ieazo on June 02, 2014, 06:06:24 PM
Cracking, thanks for the link.

Both Nic and I shot 31's, at least I didn't shoot all mine prone though or take half hour a target ;)

Ask Barry and Phil what they shot? :P
Title: Re: Meet up Pic's 2014
Post by: knuckle on June 02, 2014, 06:19:37 PM
Don't start Tartan-Kid. I didn't shoot all mine prone either.

No, not smarting Gambo. It was good that one of the family got it and Ben sure is one hell of a shot.
TBO, it was probably only luck that I won it last year.
Title: Re: Meet up Pic's 2014
Post by: Shortenhauzen on June 02, 2014, 06:37:57 PM
Cracking, thanks for the link.

Both Nic and I shot 31's, at least I didn't shoot all mine prone though or take half hour a target ;)

Ask Barry and Phil what they shot? :P

I shot a 23 and Phil was 27 I believe . neither me nor Phil went prone , Standing or kneeling I'll have you know.  🔫👓
Title: Re: Meet up Pic's 2014
Post by: Gambo on June 02, 2014, 07:39:51 PM
it was probably only luck that I won it last year.

.........yeah, in you were lucky that I didn't compete!! :P ;D


Seriously, it's against my religion to shoot a .177, so no chance of me ever lifting the cup. ::)
Title: Re: Meet up Pic's 2014
Post by: Tallerhauzen on June 03, 2014, 05:04:37 PM
as barry has said we both shot standing on kneeling as I was to scared to get muddy.....

For next year me and barry have discussed ways of making the htf a bit of difficult, each stand will have a post on of which you have to touch when shooting and certain stands will have a method of shot(standing, Prone and kneeling), this is just to make it that more challenging.
Title: Re: Meet up Pic's 2014
Post by: knuckle on June 03, 2014, 09:11:50 PM
Not fair Phil. It will make the course hard for the "less limber" of those who attend.
I'm not including me in that comment you understand.  ;D

Joking aside, it sounds good. The set up this year was indeed good fun, some targets being a bit of a challenge.

Roll on next year.

Title: Re: Meet up Pic's 2014
Post by: Bazhutch1 on July 08, 2014, 01:19:14 PM
I've got some snaps on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152516546438203.1073741830.697558202&type=1&l=cfb469d5cd
Title: Re: Meet up Pic's 2014
Post by: Gambo on July 08, 2014, 03:11:24 PM
Lots of pics of people holding either airguns or beer........just what I like to see!! ;)