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TheDude
10-07-2014, 06:03 PM
Are there ever Kifaru rendezvous back East?

Ralph
10-07-2014, 07:05 PM
Yes, there is, usually in February in upstate NY. We call it the ECR (East Coast Rendezvous). Ken usually posts something about it in December.

TheDude
10-07-2014, 08:32 PM
Yes, there is, usually in February in upstate NY. We call it the ECR (East Coast Rendezvous). Ken usually posts something about it in December.

Thanks. And yikes: the People's Republic of NY?

Sorry, couldn't help it: I am a refugee from NY.

TheDude
10-07-2014, 08:39 PM
Who organizes the rendezvous? Kifaru? I ask just b/c I couldn't bring any of my favorite guns to a rendezvous in Upstate NY.

I will, however, concede that it is damned fine country up there; some of my fondest memories are more backpacking trips than I can count in the Adirondacks when I was growing up in Upstate.

Robbie
10-08-2014, 07:21 AM
If you back you go back on the Rondy threads you can find some more ECR stuff. These are the ones I've attended.
http://www.kifaruforums.net/showthread.php?t=35827
http://www.kifaruforums.net/showthread.php?t=31888
http://www.kifaruforums.net/showthread.php?t=28367
http://www.kifaruforums.net/showthread.php?t=24710
http://www.kifaruforums.net/showthread.php?t=20746
http://www.kifaruforums.net/showthread.php?t=16349

TheDude
10-08-2014, 12:34 PM
These were all in the Adirondacks? Not clear in every case. Thanks,

Robbie
10-08-2014, 01:00 PM
Yes the same place. Not sure when they did the first one.

TheDude
10-08-2014, 04:14 PM
I see some guns that might be a no go to bring into the state under the SAFE Act. Have people come in from outside of NY with firearms?

And thank you for all the info.

Robbie
10-08-2014, 05:06 PM
legal firearms are always welcome as far as I can tell. There is a lot more than just shooting going on. But the shooting is wicked fun.

TheDude
10-08-2014, 06:40 PM
legal firearms are always welcome as far as I can tell. There is a lot more than just shooting going on. But the shooting is wicked fun.

Oh, I know. I would be there for more than just the shooting, but, as you said, wicked fun.

The operative word would be legal. My understanding is that SAFE Act has tremendously reduced what would be legal. Example: the SCAR, Tavor, etc. are as fun as all getout and, I think, now illegal as all getout in NY.

That wouldn't dissuade me from coming though. It just would be cool if that barrier wasn't there. I guess I would just bring stuff like the old military bolt actions (Lee-Enfields, Mauser 98 and such).

TheDude
10-08-2014, 06:47 PM
One thing I would have to get is a Slick Bag. I recall some cold as heck nights camping in the Adirondacks as a kid.

Robbie
10-08-2014, 07:43 PM
generally the stuff at SHOT is the stuff Patrick brings out pretty cool.

TheDude
10-08-2014, 09:42 PM
generally the stuff at SHOT is the stuff Patrick brings out pretty cool.

I noticed that in the write ups....that sounds really cool.

Another good thing about an Adirondack location (the idea grows on me) is that I could use it as an excuse to buy a Kifaru sled (that is a tough sell with the wife down here in the South :D )

TheDude
10-08-2014, 09:50 PM
But, by the way, Robbie, thanks again for all of the great info about the ECR!

Robbie
10-09-2014, 08:10 AM
But, by the way, Robbie, thanks again for all of the great info about the ECR!
my pleasure, I reread all those threads and had a big sh&^ eating grin on my face the whole time! Day OHHH!

Woods Walker
10-13-2014, 11:03 AM
Thanks. And yikes: the People's Republic of NY?

Sorry, couldn't help it: I am a refugee from NY.

Upstate is a different State INHO, Albany not withstanding.