Tuesday, September 17, 2013

bowling Ball Mortar Video #2

Here's another video. I couldn't see the ball in flight through the viewfinder, but got a bit lucky. In the original you can see it clearly. Be sure to turn up the sound and make it full screen to appreciate it best!

The ridge in the background is approximately 1,000 yards from the mortar, and we were landing the bowling balls at the top of the ridge. This video was one of the first, and we were still using lighter loads that we used a bit later!

Bowling Ball Mortar Video at The Rendezvous

This year's Gun Blogger Rendezvous was by far the best one ever. Here's just one of the cool things you missed if you didn't go, the Gunauction.com bowling ball mortar. The video doesn't do it justice! Cool isn't even close.........

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Rendezvous Driving Directions to The Ranges

Driving Directions from Hotel to Washoe County Regional Shooting Facility – Pyramid Range Friday for long Range Rifle and Pistol, and Saturday for Steel shooting.
  • Start at (Silver Legacy) 407 N VIRGINIA ST, RENO going toward E 5TH ST - go 0.3 mi
  • 0.3 Turn RIGHT (East) onto E Maple St 131 yds
  • 0.4 Take Ramp onto I-80
  • Take SR-445 [Pyramid Lake Hwy] exit towards Pyramid Lake
  • Follow road towards Pyramid Lake. Watch for sign to range.
  • 26.8 (Approx.) Turn LEFT (West) onto Local road(s) 0.7 mi
  • 27.5 Turn RIGHT (North-East) onto Local road(s) 43 yds
  • 27.6 Arrive Range
Driving distance: 27.6 miles; Trip duration: 31
GPS Coordinates:  N 39 51.374            W 119 40.046

On Friday we will be shooting at the covered Public Shooting range area. On Saturday we will be at the Western Nevada Pistol League pistol bays. These bays are part of the same facility. The pistol bays are in the same area, but to the right of the public shooting area, down a dirt road. 

Driving directions to the Roop County Cowboy Shooters Range in Fernley

 The range is behind the Fernley/Reno Raceway. Reno Fernley Race Track is located a few miles south of Fernley, NV on Route 95. Interstate I-80 runs through Fernley, NV.

From Reno:

Head East from Reno on Hwy 80
Take Exit 46 toward Fernley
Merge onto NV-427E / US-95 Alt S follow 1.1 miles
Turn Right < at signal> South SR 95A / US-50 Alt
Follow US-50 Alt W/ US-95 Alt S for 4+ miles
Track Entrance is On Right, just past Tiger Airfield.