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tendeerfeet
05-21-2012, 06:34 PM
Thank you all for the best "Rondy"

gonehuntn
05-21-2012, 09:55 PM
I didn't take as many pix as I usually do. I brought my 6 year old this year and he took a little more of my time. Between him and my 15 year old son, they went through several hundred rounds of 22 shells. My little guy almost put an arrow through Kmassaro's windshield (sorry Kevin) with his new bow. Sawtooth hosted a Tenkara clinic and when the wind kicked up too high to chunk a fly I snook off and did a little spin casting and landed a couple of browns before the temps dropped and the winds really picked up. I think we got all four seasons of weather on Saturday: sun, wind, warm temps, cold temps, clear sky, clouds, rain, grauple and snow. It was a rondy for the record books.

Ermine
05-21-2012, 11:18 PM
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Ruger and Nate out on the shooting range
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A little interior decorating in a tipi.

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Ermine
05-21-2012, 11:35 PM
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Mark
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Big Jon

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The flying Kimber
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Jon S
05-22-2012, 07:11 PM
Thanks for the pics Ermine and Tenderfeet, fun times for sure.
Here is the new TOP SECRET camouflage Patrick is working on embedding in the UL fabric.

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Here is her on her pretty strict exercise regimen:
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Here is story time

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Here is one of the non-sleeping Kimber, for anyone nearby, you know she didn't sleep much all night, still perfecting the whole sleeping in the cold piece.

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RandallH
05-23-2012, 04:11 PM
Jon S,

Is it possible to get that new TOP SECRET camo pattern for the 12 Man I have on order?:o

RandallH

Jon S
05-23-2012, 04:34 PM
It will depend upon final build date, if you get it this week and take it to the rondy site, I bet you can get almost the same one!

Kmassaro
05-23-2012, 06:44 PM
Jon, I think you should print the airborne Kimber shot.....that's too cool.

flamingo 7
05-26-2012, 01:04 PM
No pictures, but a few thoughts. I found the Rondy somewhat subdued this year, lots of familiar faces missing. But subdued or not it’s an experience I’d not miss. The best range we’ve had so far and the wind was pretty cooperative. There were a few windy periods, but all in all late and early shooting was good and much of the day remained well within acceptable limits. Weather was rather warm this year and what few squalls we had were light and short.
Much of what goes on at the rondy are the various discussions that break out spontaneously; Percocet vs. Vicoden vs. Ibuprophen in the backcountry? Is the “cookie” really necessary on Oreo double-stuffs? Where’s the best place to try sushi? What’s the conversion from MOA to Mills? How much scope do you really need, and at what point does darkness win out? What is the ideal elk camp tent for two; 8 man or 12?
I must say that one of the most memorable events was shooting Smokpoles 236 Remington. With a beautifully figured birch stock with suitable sugi finish and an elegantly curved straight grip (We’re looking for a suitable painter, maybe Cristo of “over the river” fame), and 26” bbl with muzzle brake it shot like a dream. Mounted with a suitable 2.5X3X40 Nightforce in Kasnar rings and a D&RGW Narrow Gauge Rail and B&C reticle we easily knocked the daylights out of the 1,00 yd gong. Granted it was about 30” square, but the 400 yard sheep (considerably smaller than an elk’s vital area) was also a consistent victim from the sitting position. With a load of a 174 gr. UVLD Burger partition bonded core solid over 17 gr Of HMX 3163 #2 and a CCI 767 Small Pistol Berdan Magnum primer we easily achieved 3640 FPS +- 2623 fps (we think case neck tension played a part here) without undue signs of pressure. We did have to use a dead blow hammer after three rounds, but it was hot and at altitude and only a few dozen light taps was all that was required; all in all a most satisfactory rig.; though with the muzzle brake it did keep setting fire to the range.
One of the more esoteric discussions regarded the various merits of Oreos. The gentleman with which this discussion was held (a rather esteemed veteran of the outside world) was in general agreement that conventional Oreos are outdated and should be retired; double stuffs are the way to go. Additionally we agreed that Nabisco could just sell the filling in big wads, eliminating the unnecessary cookie. One could then eat the stuffing much like an apple why fool around here, who are we kidding? On reflection that might not be as satisfactory as chowing down piecemeal; much like getting trapped in an elevator with the entire Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Squad. Talk about attention deficit disorder.
And at the end of the day I must say that I would gladly share a foxhole with any of those that found their way into that 24 man communal tipi. I might not be saved, as there are a greatly varied level of skills (including my own miserable capabilities), but I would gladly give up my life in the company of such men and women of character. My humble thanks to Patrick and the Kifaru staff for making this happen. And my thanks to all the attendees who make this event worthy. These are indeed the Golden days.

Smokepole
05-27-2012, 06:35 AM
Flamenco, that description of my weapon system is outrageous and totally off-base. Who in his right mind would use a "Small Pistol Berdan Magnum primer" on a rig like that??

flamingo 7
05-27-2012, 08:43 AM
Smoke; So...Small Pistol Standard Berdan Primer? And by the way, where did you get that cool 6 1/2 stage trigger? I'm thinking I can put one on my CCW piece.

Smokepole
05-28-2012, 05:41 AM
It's custom, you can't have one.