Original post here.
Again, the recap:
What? Seventh Annual Northeast Bloggershoot
Who? Any and all bloggers, commenters, readers, lurkers, etc. in the Northeast area, or those passing through, or anyone crazy enough to show up.
When? Saturday, August 2nd.
Where? Why, Doubletrouble's sooper seekrit range, of course!
Why? Shootin' stuff is fun? Trying out new hardware is fun? Getting together with a couple dozen of your tribe, combined with guns and reactive targets, is a recipe for a good time!
Yankeefried (+ 2 possible guests)
Wally & A.
Mopar & Cher
Daniel in Brookline
Glenn B. +2
Your humble host
Mr. & Mrs. DoubleTrouble (of course, and thanks again!!!)
JD & Mrs. JD
And, the standard caveat:
As with every year, this is a "pack-in, pack-out" shoot - if you want to bring a 1:1 scale papier mache model of the Lunar Rover to shoot the hell out of, go right ahead. Just be prepared to drag the bullet-riddled carcass out with you. We can call the sub shop for lunch, but someone should step up to take care of the lunch order so Mrs. Doubletrouble doesn't have to deal with that again...
Okay, I should be in the area Friday night by 7 or so, assuming that the traffic gods don't detain me too badly. I should be able to make a late(r) dinner. Saturday night I'd still like to hit KC's one more time; if everyone's good with that, let's get a head count and I'll get in touch with the folks there to see if we can't hosey the upstairs area again.
With that said, where are folks that are staying overnight planning on staying? I still need to book a hotel room, and it has to be in NH, for fairly obvious reasons. I know there aren't a lot close to the range, but I know folks have stayed in both Nashua and Manchester with reasonable success. I remember from Nashua that it was ~ 40 - 45 minutes to the Sooper Seekrit range; anyone have better luck coming from Manchester?
In any case, where's everyone staying? I'd love a chance to get together Friday night and chat, and ditto Saturday after dinner at KC's. If we can get a good number of folks in one hotel (or hotels in reasonably close proximity), we could gather in a lobby and perhaps even indulge in an adult beverage or two (I will refrain, from the gout, so there will even be a driver if needed). Let me know where everyone's staying, if we can, let's get a consensus and I'll make reservations.
One more point, regarding ordnance: Wally has graciously offered to bring a few machine guns for folks to play with. He has a very simple request:
I'll have an MG or two available for the extended family at NEBS, so here's the skinny on what to bring. There will be an M16 (byo brass cased) and probably a 308 auto (BYO brass cased/non magnetic projectile - sorry to be picky)IOW, no steel cased (Wolf/Tulammo/Brown Bear), no steel core (surplus). If you want to shoot a machine gun, spring for brass-cased ammo please.
Additionally, Alan will be bringing his semi-auto Bren in .303 Brit, so be sure to bring some of that if you'd like to try it. Mopar just picked up a Serbu .50 BMG and will be bringing it as well, so if you want to try your hand at something BIG (that's not the cannon or the recoilless rifle...), find some .50 BMG to bring along...
Can't wait to see everyone in 2.5 weeks!
That is all.