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    Season 8: NWI Meet & Shoot - SAT, 22 APR MAR 2017

    Where:
    Winamac DNR Range
    Rifle/Shotgun/Handgun Range @ the 25' yard Range
    1493 w. 500 n, Winamac, IN 46996
    Use GPS coordinates of 41.134988, -86.640729 in MapQuest or GoogleMaps as the address WILL NOT work.
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    PDF Map: http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/files/fw_Winamac_map.pdf
    The range is right above circle #4 on the map.
    You can see it from the side of the road. DO NOT follow the sign for the SKEET RANGE that goes EAST INTO the park.

    HOURS OF OPERATION
    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    (7:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Standard Time, ie. Chicago time)

    How to find us on the range?
    Look for us on the 25 yard range.

    When:
    SAT, 22 APR 2017
    Time: 9AM CST/10AM EST

    Plywood Donation for the Range (WINAMAC ONLY)
    DNR can only put new plywood up on Mondays. Our group typically leaves the plywood HEAVILY damaged once we are done. (Tons of shooting ). The plywood must be full size 4'x8' in size ANY thickness. Wooden post should be 3" to 5" diameter and 6' in length.

    Donations in 2010: 26 plywood
    Donations in 2011: 37 plywood & 16 post & 7 brooms & dust pans (plastic)
    Donations in 2012: 57 plywood & 16 post & 6 dust pans (metal) & 7 brooms
    Donations in 2013: 19 plywood & 6 post
    Donations in 2014: 27 plywood & 6 brooms
    Donations in 2015: (none)
    Donations in 2016: 17 plywood
    Donations in 2017:

    NWI INGO Plywood/Post Person:
    This person will be in charge of taking the plywood/post to the event. Jedi will either meet with the person before hand to provide the funds to purchase the items or reimburse the person at the event.

    Current Pot: $64.27 as of 1 APR 2017

    FAQ:
    Q: What should I bring?

    Your firearms and some ammo, off course! Also your PAPER targets ONLY, a staple gun (to hang the targets), eye & ear protection. No full-autos are allowed on the range but everything else (handgun, rifle, shotgun) is.

    Q: What should I bring (Non Firearm Related)?

    Here is what some members bring in addition to their firearms to help them during the day.
    - Bug spray! Bug spray!
    - Sunscreen
    - Folding/Camping Chairs (there is only one two-person bench on the 25' yard range)
    - Shooting mat
    - Binoculars/Spotting Scope
    - Small tool kit to adjust sights/quick fix firearm
    - Eye and Hearing protection
    - Staple gun to hang the targets to the wooden boards
    - Bug spray! Bug spray!

    Q: I see member "John Doe" is bringing his 1911, can I shoot it?

    Most members bring their guns to shot and allow others to shoot them as well. If you see a gun on the list you would like to shoot, ask the owner (post it) what type of ammo brand they like so you could use it. Some members supply the ammo. Be considerate of others and bring some more if you can so everyone can try the firearm.

    Q: What about safety after all this is a public range? I have heard bad stuff about public ranges.

    While the range is open to everyone typically what occurs when we go has been that we (NWI INGO) end up taking over the 25 and 50 yard ranges. This in turn has helped us to police ourselves and ensured our own safety. We setup a table with the "NWI INGO Range Rules" and just ensure that any new shooters we have with us are being supervised.

    Q: Do I have to shoot only from the bench sitting down?

    There are no rules for "how" to shoot at the range.
    You can shoot by...
    - sitting from the bench
    - standing from the bench
    - sitting cross-leg from the bench
    - laying on the floor from the bench

    Q: What size plywood can we donate?

    The range can only take full sheet 4'x8' plywood in ANY thickness due to how it is nailed to the wooden post they have.

    Q: What size wooden post can we donate?

    The plywood is nailed to two 3" to 5" diameter and 6' in length post to keep them up. The 25 yard range uses a total of 6 post, the 50 yard range uses a total of 12 post, 100 yard range uses a total of 8 post and the 200 yard range uses a total of 2 post.

    Q: What is the cost to come?

    The range is FREE as it is a public Indiana range. The cost you will incur is for the ammo you shoot (most people bring their own) and for the targets you bring to shoot. FREE targets can be downloaded from the internet (see below). A couple people usually bring staple guns and are willing to share so there is no cost to hang the targets.

    Bring eye/ear protection. If you can bring some snacks to share, if not that is OK too. If you have an odd caliber toy then its generally considered good form to bring extra ammo for that gun and share that but its reasonable to limit the amount of shooting if the ammo is expensive.

    The group (INGO NWI) as a whole gives a donation of plywood to the range each time we go. The chairperson for the plywood pays for the plywood and brings it and takes donations from others for it.

    Q: I live in IL and would like to attend the event. Can I bring my guns as well?

    Everyone is welcome to attend. Winamac is a free Indiana public range.

    Effective 01 JUL 2011 a new Indiana state law allows a person who does not have an Indiana Handgun License to transport a handgun from his/her home to a gun range if the following two conditions are met:
    1) Handgun is unloaded
    2) Handgun is in a secure container (ie. locked)
    As such IL residents you can now bring your handguns to the IN range in addition to your long guns.

    Q: How often are these held?
    We hold them once a month from MAR to NOV. See link in my signature for additional dates this event will be held.

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    --WHO IS COMING--

    1775usmarine
    Ballstarter98


    MAYBE
    geronimojoe85

    LOSERS
    lonehoosier (going to sleep with little boys out in nature)
    melensdad (getting a pony)
    Bill B (Old dog trying to learn new tricks. You people can't learn!)
    JamesV (Building a trump wall? )
    Jedi (Pretending to be working)

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    I'm out, Boy Scout campout that weekend
    Jay/lonehoosier

    Quote Originally Posted by eldirector View Post
    IF they concealed their contempt as well as they concealed their handgun, it would be a much more meaningful conversation.
    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

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    im in need to collect t shirt donations.
    “Son, when the Marine Corps wants you to have a wife, you will be issued one.” -Chesty Puller


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    Earth day, fitting. We get to put a bunch of lead back where it came from.

    Put me down as a maybe. Dad's health being what it is, I probably won't know for sure until that day.
    I'll do my best to get there, and bring some cool stuff.
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    You know I love you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonehoosier ***Phone Number Hidden*** (See Rules for more info)14ba489f&p=7039005#post7039005" rel="nofollow">View Post
    I'm out, Boy Scout campout that weekend
    I'm out too

    Probably getting our new Akita pup that day. Arranging things with the rescue society, that looks like the most likely date for them to get us the dog. She's 6 months old, the current foster family is willing to bring her over for a meet & greet with our other dog, if everyone gets along we get to keep her.

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    In. I have 7 firearms I haven't even fired yet because I've been so busy. What to bring, what to bring... I think I'll post a list later in case some one wants to try something out then shorten it up later.
    Lifetime LTCH; Lifetime NRA Member; Maker's Mark Ambassador #780040

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    Jay/lonehoosier

    Quote Originally Posted by eldirector View Post
    IF they concealed their contempt as well as they concealed their handgun, it would be a much more meaningful conversation.
    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

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