Date Has Been Set For Battery Oaks Fall Meet & Greet!!!

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  1. Geezer

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    OCTOBER 13 & 14, 2018

    Make your plans now for the Fall Meet & Greet at Battery Oaks Range at 2055 Mikes Road Conway, SC 29526. @BatteryOaksBilly and his wife, Ronnie Sue, have graciously offered the range for the gathering. This event will be held rain, shine, sunny, cloudy, and maybe even during a hurricane, depends on the Category.

    Battery Oaks is located just minutes from the beaches of the Grand Strand. For those that wish to stay overnight, there are hundreds of hotels and condos available nearby and in October rates are lower than in the summer. Billy is also able to accommodate some self contained campers/RVs (no power , water, sewer hook ups available), tent campers, and plenty of trees to hang a hammock.

    We know that many of the members are awesome grillers and BBQers. We'll see who will want to bring a grill or cooker and show off their skills. Others, can contribute a covered dish or something. Y'all know what to do. We'll get more into this as we get closer to the event.

    Yes, it's months away but we will be talking about and planning as we go. As time draws closer, we will start to get a head count to get an idea of the number of guests. Then, we can plan accordingly.

    By all means, please try to make it to this. You'll be glad that you did.

    Edit:
    Since there will be live fire on the premises, everyone will be required to sign a liability waiver/consent form. Also, due to the way the waiver/consent form is written, this event will be for ages 21 and over.

    Battery Oaks is a non-smoking facility. That said, there is a burn barrel that can be used as a smoking area. As it should be, just clean up after yourself and police the others if needed. We need to leave the entire area in the condition that it was found, or better.

    Alcohol consumption will not be tolerated due to liability issues. Live fire and alcohol don't mix. That said, the ones that elect to camp overnight can have a drink while sitting around talking about the day's events. As always, don't get out of hand and clean up after yourselves.

    Battery Oaks has neighbors nearby and Billy lives on site. After dark the noise will need to be kept low to show respect to our hosts and their neighbors. We're all adults now, let's act like it and, hopefully, we'll get invited back.

    Thanks in advance for everyone's cooperation.
     
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    I'm looking forward to this and it's gonna be so awesome.
     
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    Sounds like a reason to hook up to the camper...
     
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    So looking forward to this.

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    I’m coming. Lookout Horry County
     
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    Calendar is marked! This is going to be one hell of a good time.
     
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    What a gracious offer! Looking forward to it.
     
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    I'll have to check the calendar. If I'm not headed the other direction that week (Blowing Rock) I'll try to make it down.
     
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    Sounds like a grand time... I'll try to make it down...
     
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    @BatteryOaksBilly Can I bring my pops? Y’all can probably find some common Florence ground/mutual acquaintances from the old days
     
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    Certainly....he is over 21???
     
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    I am going to add this event to my schedule and hope nothing interferes and that I can get the time off work.
     
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    That makes 2 of us that are HOPING . Hope springs eternal.
     
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    So no one gets bored, I think anyone going should drive 110mph to the location. The person with the best story wins!

    :p
     
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    On the calendar.
     
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    Bonus points if you have video of the troopers pulling you over and Double Bonus if they use the dogs to search your car.
     
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    My kinda Peeeps!!!!!!
     
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    Uhhhhhh, can't do it. Weekend already spoken for. We have paid for hotel room and tickets to NHRA in Charlotte that weekend.
    I had totally forgotten we are going to the fall race this year instead of 4 wide in the spring.
     
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    Oh sweet. Grew up on the grand strand. Lots of family still there. Coastal Graduate so this is home to me.
     
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    Can you give me a description of the range or ranges if there multiple shooting areas and access?
    Also are MG's and steel targets allowed?
     
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    I had a great time at the m&g in Statesville. hope to make it to this one too...parents live in calabash
     
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    We have a 100 yard rifle range, a 300 yard rifle range, and a CQB range with 30+ targets. We shoot nothing but steel from 1 yard to 300. All weapons platforms and all calibers from .17 to 50BMG.
    We are NOT open to the public. We do NOT have rental range time or memberships. It is invitation ONLY. If you are invited there is never any charge for anything.
    Please, Google B&M Rifles to see more of what we are about.
     
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    As close as 1 yard? I believe even I could hit that. :D
     
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    I'm sure you could Jep....BUT I've seen it missed!
     
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    You'll likely see it again if I make it down there in October. :(
     
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    Only people who are sure of their ability make fun of themselves. This I know. I hope you make it, too.
     
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    Maybe also people who spent the afternoon on the range and, therefore, have a firm grasp of their abilities. :(
     
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    wow....so you manufacture custom loads and the rifles to shoot them?
     
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    Yes. We have rifles on every continent but the frozen ones. Thanks for looking. I wish more people would. We do a lot of testing for small "boutique" ammo makers. We can test chamber pressures every inch along the way and have doplar radar for velocities from the muzzle to 50 yards. We have the only 50 yard indoor range in this state that I am aware of. On a visit by J.D. Jones he said B&M had done more research on big bore rifles than had been done in the last 50 years. A great compliment. Within one week of Winchester closing we had bought almost 200 model 70s in deluxe grades. All are gone but about 6.
     
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    Billy, I just looked at the site for a few minutes.
    Damn you guys have some nice wood on those rifles and some very interesting cartridges.
    I'll be reading more from the site later.
     
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    I've been lucky enough to be a guest at Battery Oaks before, and you'd have a hard time meeting nicer hosts. A Big Thanks to Billy and Ronnie Sue for opening there home to us.

    Looking forward to seeing all of you at the October Meet and Great.
     
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    I'm putting my request for time off on Monday. Hope to see everyone there!
     
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    He'll probably have few other opportunities to try out as many guns. ;)
     

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