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    In addition to the "regular mix" of trucks, we have confirmed that we will have a M20 on site to give the Halftrack a run for its money around the orchards... A DKW Munga will return from last year and the M561 Gama Goat from two years ago will also be returning and they will both be challenging the trails on the mountain... We also have our fingers crossed that we will get both the M201 and XM708 on site for those who are partial to Dodge M37 variants...

    Obviously, we are also expecting a bunch of Jeeps of all eras, HMMWV, five tons, etc...
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    I'll let him post up about it when he is ready, but since Mike SCSG-G4 has informed me that he can't make it this year, Al Harvey has agreed to run the range for us...and he is mulling over some interesting opportunities for folks who attend...
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    '83 M931

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    I'm going to try and make this event for the first time in my HMMWV. I see there is mention of a range on-site. What are the rules for the range (calibers, bring your own, etc)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwajciec View Post
    I'm going to try and make this event for the first time in my HMMWV. I see there is mention of a range on-site. What are the rules for the range (calibers, bring your own, etc)?
    Glad you can make it! See you there.
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    Registration is in the mail. What are our fire wood needs? Was thinking pallets? Thoughts? That’s usually what I roll with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwajciec View Post
    I'm going to try and make this event for the first time in my HMMWV. I see there is mention of a range on-site. What are the rules for the range (calibers, bring your own, etc)?
    As mentioned earlier, Al Harvey will post up with some comments before the event and will have a briefing before each range session.

    That said:
    The range is "primitive". It's one of the areas that we use to sight in rifles before hunting season, near one of our orchards, just a short ride from the camping area.
    We don't have any restrictions on calibers, but the intention is for people to be able to do some shooting while attending the event, but not for the rally to turn into a shooting event.
    Bring your interesting/odd/don't get to shoot them often, want to show them to your friends, items.
    Bring your own ammo.
    In the past, folks have gone over to the range in small groups, and have enjoyed firing enough rounds from each other's weapons to be able to compare them.

    The Range Officer must be at the range in order for it to be used, the Range Officer is in charge of all activity at the range.
    *Range Officers reserve the right to inspect any firearms or ammunition for safety considerations.
    **Tracer, armor piercing, and steel core ammunition are prohibited. We are in a rocky area with a lot of vegitation that could catch fire. It makes sense to use other types of ammunition as guests on this range.
    ***Eye and ear protection is required for all individuals on the range.
    Organizer, Graves Mountain Trailrides and Rally aka Virginia Rally
    '53 M37 with Cummins 4BT, '63 XM708 dump
    '68 M274A5,
    '51 M38,
    '70 XM813, '71M817 dump, '70M816
    '83 M931

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    Quote Originally Posted by CARMAN View Post
    Registration is in the mail. What are our fire wood needs? Was thinking pallets? Thoughts? Thatís usually what I roll with.
    You might want to bring some kindling and wood for your first fire...
    We have been logging for the past five or seven years. We have had a bunch of storms over the winter.
    We have a lot of quality wood beside the trails waiting to be collected and hauled back to the campsites...

    Because the camping field is used for some other events during the year, and is used in-between events for overnighting the resident horses, it gets mowed.
    We would appreciate not having a lot of nails in the field, so try to pull them from any pallet wood that you might bring.
    For that matter, we greatly appreciate it if everyone would toss their fire ring rocks back along the fence line or next to the trees.
    Rocks are hard on the batwing bushhog, and even more trouble for the finish mower...
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    '53 M37 with Cummins 4BT, '63 XM708 dump
    '68 M274A5,
    '51 M38,
    '70 XM813, '71M817 dump, '70M816
    '83 M931

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    www.gravesmountaintrailrides.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGarbee View Post
    You might want to bring some kindling and wood for your first fire...
    We have been logging for the past five or seven years. We have had a bunch of storms over the winter.
    We have a lot of quality wood beside the trails waiting to be collected and hauled back to the campsites...

    Because the camping field is used for some other events during the year, and is used in-between events for overnighting the resident horses, it gets mowed.
    We would appreciate not having a lot of nails in the field, so try to pull them from any pallet wood that you might bring.
    For that matter, we greatly appreciate it if everyone would toss their fire ring rocks back along the fence line or next to the trees.
    Rocks are hard on the batwing bushhog, and even more trouble for the finish mower...
    totaly get that. Just wanted to provide an option if there was a large group fire. Like the monster one you all did for the Boy Scout OA Tap Out I was at couple years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CARMAN View Post
    totaly get that. Just wanted to provide an option if there was a large group fire. Like the monster one you all did for the Boy Scout OA Tap Out I was at couple years ago.
    Sonny tends to keep the fire at our campsite (middle of the field) on the large side and everyone is always welcome to come by and hang out...
    We will be having a group bonfire on Sunday night. I plan on dragging wood over to the fire location off and on during the week. Assistance dragging wood in from the trails/hillside will be appreciated.
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    Well as Cabell posted, I will gladly try to fill Mike's shoes as the Range Safety Officer for the event. Just let me or Chuck at the registration tent know that you want to go shoot and I'll gladly go over with you. I operate my own range and firearm school here in Tennessee and am a certified RSO. While we are on the range I don't mind helping anyone that is new to shooting or just has some questions, please just ask me. The biggest concern is SAFETY while on the range. I'm very laid back as long as everyone is being safe.

    While remembering that our focus is on the military vehicles, I am planning on bringing some of my training equipment with me that would be a fun and instructive. See me at the event to find out more.
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