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I would think most Victorian riflemen would be a little long in the tooth for competitive shooting. Sorry Douglas, I couldn't resist. Seriously, I wish my old eyes were still up to target shooting. My favorite fishing partner moved south of you outside of Helena after he retired from the Madison, WI PD. If I can talk my wife into a trip we might show up just to watch. She's never been to Glacier N.P.
 

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Joel,

Should you show up we will put a gun and bunch of cartridges in your hand and let you shoot. I've seen a lot of these guys shoot before, you won't be embarassed. Beside simply shooting in the Match gets you the medal.
 

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Although this says shooting match, this is more a social gathering of like minded individuals. There are no prizes, score will be noted but not taken. This is a chance for you to exercise your old guns!
 

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This really sounds like a lot of fun. Will be moving to Whitefish permanently early next year, but might be up in your neck of the woods in June. Where is Cut Bank in relationship to Kalispell? Can I bring my muzzle-loading Jacob double rifle?
 

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Kalispell is just over the hill from Cut Bank about 130 miles east.

Your Jacob Double rifle will work just fine, and I am sure you would have fun. Make sure you bring extra ammo everyone is going want to take a shot if you let them

If you didn't shoot in one of the structured events, we will be doing open shooting as well.

If you didn't shoot the Jacob in the Victorian match some one would probably find 13 rounds and Snider or Martini for you to shoot...in fact you probably would find some one will make a rifle available for all the events if you wished to shoot.

You will find a full discussion topic on this shoot at http://britishmilitariaforums.yuku.com/topic/7677
 

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We look forward to seeing you there...
 

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Here is local information if you are planning to come to the event.

Cut Bank Information

http://www.city-data.com/city/Cut-Bank-Montana.html

http://www.cutbankchamber.com/

http://maps.google.com/ma...&split=0&z=14&iwloc=addr

http://hotel-guides.us/mo.../cut-bank-mt-hotels.html

http://www.rvparkreviews....ns/Montana/Cut_Bank.html

http://www.mytravelguide....ut_Bank_restaurants.html


Other nearby towns are Shelby, 35 miles, Conrad 50 miles and Valier 25 miles. Valier may have some bed and breakfast but no motels.

Here is a Google Map to the Range. The range doesn't look like that now, and won't look like it does now in June.

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=48.680435,-112.229912&spn=0.007225,0.019226&z=16

A Long discussion post can be found at Montana Victorian Rifleman Playday
 

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Joel,

Back in the olden days when I worked for a living I use to teach at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. I would introduce myself and and tell a little about my back ground. Then I would tell the students I was from the Port of Entry Sweetgrass Montana. Most of them needed a map to find Sweetgrass. People from New York needed a map to find Montana.

But any way I had a couple of different Power Points to explain the weather in Montana. Here is the last version I used.

Slide 1

On May 21st it was 81 degrees at Sweetgrass.

Slide 2​

This is Sweetgrass May 22.

It's unlikely that it will snow, it could be cool, and very likely it will be windy.​

You know what P.T. Barnum said about those who predict weather in Montana.​

I will be parking my Travel Trailer on the Range for the Ladies. I know if my lady is not comforatable, your lady will not be comfortable. If my lady is not comfortable then I will not be allowed to be comfortable. You get my point?​
 
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