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#1 The1930sRust

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 12:17 PM

I just got back from the nearby Forest Service range. Had it reserved for a few hours, dad and me. Nice and peaceful, smell of honeysuckle in the air, birds singing, and the ratatatat of the Thompson!

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Dad brought his M1 Rock-Ola carbine and plinked around with it (dang, that thing is accurate). I, of course, hauled out the Tommy. (I know it looks like I've wet myself and, while the Thompson has that effect on me, it is a shadow this time...).

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I put about 300 rounds through it with no failures at all (a testament to the excellent reworking...thanks again Paul.. ;-). I shot a lot of video, but they just don't last long enough for the megabytes. You can view an Apple Quicktime movie at:

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You will have to have the free Quicktime viewer. If you can't view this one, it's your computer trust me. You may also try right clicking on the link, save target as.

Anyway, aside from the extreme morning heat (!), the killer butterflies, and the hoards of bumble bees, it was a great day!

Edited by The1930sRust, 27 May 2004 - 08:42 PM.

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#2 full auto 45

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 01:08 PM

I noticed a hugh smile on your face at the end also Chris. Great video. I'm on DSL now and it didn't take a week to load up this time.
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Posted 22 May 2004 - 01:12 PM

Great video. Thanks.
What camera did you use?
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Posted 22 May 2004 - 03:23 PM

Chris --
Great video! So you shoot in a National Forest Service range. We have one of those in Erwin. Do you suppose that have a standard policy to allow MGs in all their ranges?
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Posted 22 May 2004 - 03:42 PM

Ralph:

I dunno. I shoot in the Land Between the Lakes, and it is a designated national recreation area under the management of the USDA Forest Service. Smallish range. I have to go to the planet arium to sign in, so I don't think anyone has the slightest idea when I am shooting, nor would they really care I suspect.

Jim:

The camera is an Olympus C-8080 8 megapixel. Not as good with machinegun sound as my old C-3040. Seems to clip the high ends off the crack. Great pictures, though!
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Posted 22 May 2004 - 11:24 PM

I would like to see the 10mb vid of the loading and everything if possible, i have cable it shouldnt take to long
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Posted 23 May 2004 - 08:23 PM

Sgt Ralph,

Small world. I'm over in Bristol. I usually go up and shoot at the Jacob's Creek range beside South Holston Lake near the Job Corps. I know the law enforcement officer on the district well, she likes MG's too. Yep, the Forest Circus will let you shoot, no tracers/tannerite.

Let me know if you want to get out sometime,

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 02:04 AM

Ken--
That's fantastic! I thought there had to be an outdoor range that would allow MGs, in my area. I was just curious what you meant by "Forest Circus?" Is this a colorful adjective for National Forest Service or is this an actual name of something?

My gun has been misfiring, so I'm waiting on a spring to see if it fixes my problem. I'll get back with you when I get it going. I need a smile on my face, too!
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Posted 24 May 2004 - 11:50 AM

Worked for the USFS one summer while in wildlife school, then with the wildlifer's in both Tennessee and Virginia when I was with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and then the Virginia Game Commission.

The name was kind of a moniker for them when they screwed something up royally.

Overall, considering the massive cutbacks all state and federal agencies have suffered, they do a pretty good job. Yeah, I wish they would spend some more on the ranges, but it's not going to happen in the near future.

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 09:02 PM

Rust, thanks for sharing with those of us in occupied Amerika! biggrin.gif smile.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter

P.S. It's great to see you can get in some quality time with your dad! biggrin.gif
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Posted 26 May 2004 - 11:36 PM

Chris,
Did you ever see Robert Silver's mg vids on Bower's Board? He went over the top with a Broadway production including music track and slow motion of himself firing his M2, HK's, AK, etc. But he stopped posting them because it cost him nearly $200 a month to show them on the net. He also got flack from the head of the "Rolling Stones" fan club for using "Sympathy For The Devil" without permission.

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#12 The1930sRust

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 06:42 PM

Arthur:

No, I haven't seen Silver's vids, though I'd like too. Obviously more sophistimacated than mine... Wonder if they are floating around anywhere?
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Posted 27 May 2004 - 08:34 PM

Some of you emailed wanting to see the longer 10 MEG video. It's isn't anything to write home about, but has a Hollywood drum money shot sequence and some hardware shots. It's 32 seconds long. It is uploading now and on my slow connection, should be up by midnight...

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