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#627021 - 02/06/07 03:50 PM The official Egg Shoot story
NM Leon Offline
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Registered: 02/05/05
Posts: 10335
Loc: AZ, NM, TX
The Egg Shoot (for me) was a mixed bag, but went well overall.

My original plan was to finish fine tuning my rifles on Tuesday and then head over to Globe. I went out to my range area Tuesday morning, set up my targets, got in my truck to move back to the 300 yard line, and...dead battery. That is, dead battery and no cell signal. I wound up walking 8-9 miles (in rain showers) and then waiting for my daughter to turn her phone on so I could be rescued. In the end it was after 8 PM before I got home and not a shot fired.

Wednesday morning I went down and got a new battery and headed over to Globe. I went straight to the range area where we were to hold the Egg Shoot. NASA was there sighting in a rifle, I built the target rack and we ranged the firing lines for the shoot. I managed to shoot enough between rain and wind squalls to feel I was pretty well prepared with either rifle (.223 if there was no wind, .243 WSSM if it was windy).

I drove back to the motel to check in, loaded up a baggage cart, and met several of the guys before I'd moved from the sidewalk. While we were talking, my rifles fell 4 ft to the sidewalk!! Oh $%^&^%$#@#$, things are not looking good. That evening I hot glued eggs to golf tees and made signs for the shoot.

Thursday morning I went out early, finished setting up, and managed to fire a couple of shots. Not enough to zero my rifle but I was only off about 6" low at 200 so I figured I could "hold off" and manage OK.

LOTS of folks started showing up pretty early, both shooters and non-shooters. I didn't get a count on the number of people there but I think it was probably close to 50 (with 21 shooters).

We got started pretty close to the 11:00 AM starting time in cold, wet, windy, miserable weather.

I was in the first relay, and true to form, my second shot jammed. By the time I got it cleared Jason El Paso (our Range Master) or Yellowhammer (our Timer) was calling "one minute thirty seconds" (2 minute limit). I did manage to get 4 of my 5 remaining shots down range in the thirty seconds left, but no joy. I didn't hit an egg. Oh well, there will be a whole year to practice for the next one.

Six of the shooters did hit their eggs at 200YDs and moved back to the 300YD line, and we finally wound up with a shoot off at 300YDs between Michael and Jimmy, and Michael won.

1st place Michael McCasland
2nd place J.A. Farris
3rd place Yotenighthunter

Thanks go to MJM for bringing his laptop out and helping with the paperwork/admin details.

Thanks also to Jason El Paso for help with the admin stuff and for acting as our Range Master.

Thanks to YellowHammer for being our Time Keeper.

Thanks to everyone who came out just to watch.

And a SPECIAL THANK YOU to all the guys who came out in the miserable weather to compete. It's because of you guys that this won't wind up being a one shot deal.

Anybody I've forgotten, please forgive me, it's not intentional.

Here's a few pics of the Egg Shoot that I took, I'm sure others can post some (that are better) too.


If you look at the side of the hill in the distance, you'll see a 2X4 wood frame. The eggs were hot-glued to golf tees and then suck into holes I drilled into the top of the target frame. I tried to size this as closely as I could to the way it actually looked to the naked eye (at 200YD). The top 2X4 is 8ft long.








Look at those clouds!! I kept hearing (from the polar bears) that it was "balmy weather", but for an AZ resident, it was MISERABLE!!


This is MJM and Jim at the three hundred yard line


This was a "set-up" pic after the shoot was over. I don't walk in front of loaded guns.
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#627022 - 02/06/07 05:39 PM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: NM Leon]
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I'll have more pics to add when I get home tonight.
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#627023 - 02/06/07 05:44 PM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: crapshoot]
NM Leon Offline
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Apparently our software says I have too many pics to attach to one post, so here's the prizes.







Here's the first prize gun for any that missed it. THANK YOU Dtech





And here's the second prize FX5. THANK YOU FoxPro and Mike Dillon
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#627024 - 02/06/07 08:02 PM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: NM Leon]
songdog Offline
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Registered: 10/10/01
Posts: 3322
Loc: Elizabeth.Colo.
good job nmleon, and all that pitched in to help! Wish I were there, although the calling up here wasn't all bad!!
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#627025 - 02/06/07 08:03 PM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: NM Leon]
crapshoot Offline
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Loc: Henderson,Nevada,USA
Here are pics from the egg shoot. I am terrible with names. So if I miss someone or get the names wrong, I appologise in advance.
Onefoot


Judd Cooney


Left to right. Rajun Cajun, Nikonut, Yellowhammer, and one for the fellas from NM (sorry)


I can't name all the people here so I won't even try.
Michael McCasland is sitting at the table.


Harold Bobo and Mike Case hiding from the cold. You wouldn't have guessed they were from Michigan. Wusses.

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#627026 - 02/06/07 08:15 PM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: crapshoot]
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Registered: 03/22/02
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Loc: Henderson,Nevada,USA
The 2 young men in the middle are Judd Cooney's Grandsons (Sorry guys, I suck at remembering names) , to the right if them is Dan Carey and Red Frog.


Nasty weather and more people.


Philbilly Delux!


L to R
Rod Haydel, Yellowhammer


More groups of people to hard to name.


Byron South and one of Judd's Grandson's (again, im sorry)

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#627027 - 02/06/07 08:20 PM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: crapshoot]
crapshoot Offline
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Loc: Henderson,Nevada,USA
If you can shoot me your names in a PM, I will edit my posts.



Another one of the fellas from NM, Dan Carey, Judd Cooney


Judd Cooney and his other grandson.




Yellowhammer hiding behind the face mask, Rajun Cajun closest,OldTurtle, Yotenighthunter in the blue ball cap, and Onefoot.


Dtec dead center.

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#627028 - 02/06/07 08:26 PM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: crapshoot]
crapshoot Offline
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Registered: 03/22/02
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Loc: Henderson,Nevada,USA
Closest, Rajun Cajun, Nikonut, genesis , NMLeon and behind pointing at me id Reb8600.


Byron South, Yotenighthunter, Philbilly in the LSU hat , and Onefoot.


OldTurtle, Mike Milli (Dtech)




Thats all for now. Other photos to come in other posts.
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#627029 - 02/06/07 10:55 PM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: crapshoot]
stoney15 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/06
Posts: 972
Loc: SE MN
Congrats on the win MJM.
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#627030 - 02/06/07 11:06 PM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: stoney15]
genesis Offline
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Registered: 01/02/05
Posts: 1129
Loc: Arizona
Great pictures!
My wife was very thankful that there were pictures since I didn't take any.
I was a little disapointed when the wind started howling, but we decided that we would be able to adjust after watching everyone else shoot and should be able to overcome.
They called me first...RATTTS!!!
I took two practice shots a killed the egg...No problem.
Thats all I killed when the real shooting started.
The competition was still a blast!

By the way I am the "un named from NM"in the pics,I am from Waddell, Arizona.
Thanks again for posting all the pictures.
This was my first hunt and had a great time!
I anxiously await the next one.
It was great to meet all the new people and get the expert advice from all the veterans.
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#627031 - 02/07/07 10:36 AM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: genesis]
MIvarmit Offline
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Registered: 01/23/02
Posts: 435
Loc: Michigan
Wusses HUH,

Crapshoot I'll have you know Mike and I were in the car with the Air conditioning running trying to COOL off.

Great time had by all! Good to meet all of you guys.



Harold Bobo
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#627032 - 02/07/07 11:35 PM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: MIvarmit]
OldTurtle Offline
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Registered: 12/20/05
Posts: 19624
Loc: East Central FL
I was just amazed at how close you can miss an egg when the cold, wet wind is blowing

It was a great event and I really want to thank NMLeon for an interesting event, and all of the staff for putting on a really great weekend... Hopefully next year the Yotes will cooperate..
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#627033 - 02/08/07 12:11 AM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: OldTurtle]
Bill Offline
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Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 386
Loc: Tucson, Az.
Harold your a funny guy. It was good to see you guys again this year.

Bill
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#627034 - 02/08/07 11:47 AM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: Bill]
Nikonut Offline
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Registered: 07/26/01
Posts: 4526
Loc: Mt.Zion, Illinois USA
Great stuff guys! I really had a blast!!!!!

Hitting eggs at 200-300yds is pretty fun, too! Maybe next year we can try something smaller!!! ...like maybe, "Dumb-Dum" suckers. I claim bragging rights for hitting the very first egg on the first ever PM Egg shoot! Wish I could have hit a second egg!
The prizes were amazing, too. Mike Milli built an absolutely beautiful rifle and the Foxpro, well enough said, thanks Mike Milli, Mike Dillon, and PredatorMasters.

I'm still not home yet... had to run some traps in the St.Louis area. Hopefully I'll get some pics(of the hunt) posted in the next few days.

Congrats to MJM, Jim and Yotenighthunter!!!! Fine shooting!!!

And a great big thanks to Leon, you did a super job of making this all happen!

Guys, if you missed the 2006-2007 PM Hunt you missed out on an amazing gathering and lots of plain old fun!!!!!!!!

Nikonut

P.S. Leon, I'll help carry your guns next year.
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#627035 - 02/10/07 01:08 AM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: Nikonut]
dtech Offline
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Loc: Bemidji, MN
Here's a shot of: Jason Elpaso, Yellowhammer, myself, nmleon, RagnCagn and MJM.
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#627036 - 02/10/07 12:26 PM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: dtech]
Yellowhammer Offline
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I must have been cold, I don't even remember us taking that picture.
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#627037 - 02/18/07 11:32 PM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: Yellowhammer]
Michael J. McCasland Offline
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02/17/2007 - And then the shootin' began ........



How's that for a behind the shoulder hit!
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#627038 - 02/19/07 04:24 PM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: Michael J. McCasland]
MIvarmit Offline
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Registered: 01/23/02
Posts: 435
Loc: Michigan
ANOTHER CONVERT!!!!

Welcome to the DARK SIDE!


Harold
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#627039 - 02/19/07 11:01 PM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: MIvarmit]
Michael J. McCasland Offline
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Loc: Tucson,Az
The jury is still out on that one.
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#627040 - 02/20/07 12:53 PM Re: The official Egg Shoot story [Re: Michael J. McCasland]
daveyboy Offline
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Registered: 07/27/03
Posts: 959
Loc: phx,az
Michael,it looks like it doesn't matter what your shooting,the coyote is still drt.And shooting like that,you won't need any followup shots.Anyway congrats on your win and I hope you get to enjoying your rifle .take care,daveyboy
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