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  1. I am no fan of ARs but I have ran them for 3 gun, I did a 3 gun comp once with an SKS lol. I have not done any competitions in almost three years, except for the occasional LR/ELR/PRS type. Since I dropped my sponsors and an unpredictable work schedule its hard sometimes to find time to compete. This Saturday I'll be out in Dixie hunting yotes in the morning and exploring our the rest of the day.
  2. No thankfully it didn't have any location references. They just said they were in Fallon.
  3. I just got off the phone with them. They were not happy that their employees did this, they said they were going to take the proper course of action and we came to an agreement.
  4. A couple months ago here in northern Nevada an ammo company was looking for a place to shoot out to 2.5 miles, my friend (used to be sponsored by them) I showed them an area out off the 95N just south of the I-80. They seemed like good folks at first so I spent a couple days with them in our beautiful desert shooting. We all left the first time, no trash cleaned up, then afterwards they came out again, didn' invite me, ok fine no big deal, they put out a video of them doing a 2,500 yard shot in my spot a couple months later. Yesterday I went out with a friend to shoot long range out there, we set up our targets, go to the shooting position at the mine entrances. There is an old collapsed house up there I start walking around and find a grill they left, then I find about 20 foam ear plugs, bags of trash, soda cans, and wood and soda cams tossed into a hole about 7 foot deep, I called them out about it and they are saying I staged it! Ha, yeah ok. Can't trust folks one bit. I am mad at myself for showing them this area. I cleaned it all up and threw it away for em.
  5. I need to get back out there. In the spring I plan on camping and coyote hunting out there.
  6. Yup. The son died in a tragic accident and the father who was a Marine passed from cancer. They both are from the town I live in.
  7. I like just going out and stumbling across things while I'm out on my way to places. Recently I found two grave markers. They were way off the beaten path out by an old mining site, someone visits them and has beers with them from what I was able to tell.
  8. I love mine. I still rock the Phantom 3 Pro. Traded a dude a .22 rifle for it.
  9. I've seen that. Didn't know where it was. Its the one that's made out of shipping containers right? With the fenced in vehicles off in the distance and he left because of an approaching vehicle.
  10. Ah OK. One of my higher ups and I were talking about it today, he's never been, but was telling me about the surrounding area.
  11. From what I've seen on the sat images there are no craters from munitions strikes. But if its gated I'll stay out, of its got a manned ECP I'll try to get on, just show em my id maybe they will maybe they won't. Either way Fairview peak is near by and lots around.
  12. Awesome! Sounds like I'll be in the clear as long as it's a no fly day.
  13. So I was cruising Google earth the other day at work, and I came across the US Navy Reservation down on the 50 by Fairview Peak. Have any of you been there or know what's up with the place? I wanna go check it out, just want to know if it has entry control points or if its 100% off limits to everyone, if its got ECP's that's fine, I'll try to get the guards to let me in (I'm active duty).
  14. I was watching that and remembered the time I was stuck in my old F150 in the hills in the Mojave over night, my friend came and winched me out but dang it was terrifying. Everyone gets stuck, and its never fun.
  15. I had one in 6.5, I sold it. Its a great gun, I just don't like 6.5 haha. I shoot long range all the time (both with irons and scopes) usually 500-1,760 yards. I used to compete all the time but grew tired of always travelling on my days off.
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