Originally Posted by JW357
Sounds like an excellent time.
Now get cleaning those guns! You can't just let them get rained on and not clean the poor things!
It was excellent for the first 3 hours or so. We had placed targets all around this little pond and shot up the hillside. I took my CZ455 LUX to sight in a scope I had just put on it, and my 44 magnum. One of the guys had a Mosin Nagant, and that was my first time ever to shoot one. I must say it has a very different and LOUD sound, unlike the rest of the guns there. While it started to lightly drip on us, while all the others went over to the campfire, me and another sat on the edge of this lake and started to shoot at the pan way up on the hillside. It was windy and I was adjusting to the right edge of the pan and at about the 2 o'clock position to hit the pan. The delayed 'ding' of a hit is what made us laugh.
Only when it began to really come down we decided to take a break and hope the weather broke. We joined in around the campfire and stood there getting soaked. A few broke out the trash bags for makeshift rain coats, and the rest of us tuffed it out.
Only when one of the guys drove off to get reception to make a call, and he came back and said if I wasn't going to stay the night in camp, I should be getting down off the hillside. (I was in a 2 wheel drive car, while they all had their trucks, etc).
So after we said our goodbyes I drove off with one truck following me past the mud puddle that we had to cross just to get there and making sure i didn't get stuck, he went back up, and I came home with the heater on full blast! lol When I got home 35 miles away later, I was mostly dry on the front half, and still soaking wet on my back half, with a nice wet stripe on where my seat belt went across!
And yep, I oiled down my 22, but the 44 was dry and stayed in the car when we were dinging the pan!