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Old August 22, 2017, 10:48   #1
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Safn49's Eclipse Shoot 2017

Many thanks to Safn49 and Mrs. Safn49 for hosting the 2017 Eclipse Shoot. I don't think we could have spent the day with a nicer bunch of folks. It was a healthy dose of down to earth Americana. Abundant conversation about our lives, hope's, and dreams, mixed with shooting filled the day. Our position for the eclipse was perfect. Looking through our cheap protective glasses at this natural marvel was really quite extraordinary.

Of special note, one of the participants was a middle-aged couple and their 3 kids. The father, was a level headed police officer. His spouse, was obviously a devoted wife and mother. Surprise!!!!!!!Their kids were as polite and decent as one could hope for. It's amazing how that works, isn't it??

Here's a couple of pictures. From left to right: Safn49, Invictus77, and myself.
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And another, with me flippin' the bird to the photographer, Mrs.ss.


These 2 guys and their wives are as easy to be around as apple pie.
Thanks again for an absolutely wonderful day. ~ss&Mrs.ss
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Old August 22, 2017, 11:16   #2
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Old August 22, 2017, 12:34   #3
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I see Mikey came in his sandles again....

Question... When the sh_t gets deep, as is the potential at any gathering of members from this group, does it ever get stuck between your toes?

Like they said in the Budweiser commercials...."Love ya' man!
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Old August 22, 2017, 18:11   #4
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Many thanks to Safn49 and Mrs. Safn49 for hosting the 2017 Eclipse Shoot. I don't think we could have spent the day with a nicer bunch of folks.


These 2 guys and their wives are as easy to be around as apple pie.
Thanks again for an absolutely wonderful day.
^^^THIS^^^

....and check out http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=418345
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Old August 22, 2017, 18:15   #5
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I see Mikey came in his sandles again....

Question... When the sh_t gets deep, as is the potential at any gathering of members from this group, does it ever get stuck between your toes?

Like they said in the Budweiser commercials...."Love ya' man!
Heck yeah, it always gets deep in a files crowd, but SAFN let me use his garden hose to wash up before me and Blondzilla got back in the truck

PS - Sunday after Labor Day at Antelope again??? I luvs U 2 bro
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Old August 22, 2017, 18:45   #6
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Invictus' "pit crew"




The falfiles crowd on-site. The LW "G" is schweeeeeet !!!!



Lastly, the spare bed at the Warrenton Holiday Inn last night

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Surprised one of you dumbasses weren't blinded. . Looks like a hoot
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Old August 22, 2017, 21:25   #8
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Surprised one of you dumbasses weren't blinded. . Looks like a hoot
It will be your turn to host next time. Start making plans now amigo

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/loc...s-11734339.php
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http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/loc...s-11734339.php
You guys are welcome anytime. Shit 2024. I'll be dead by then. Said the same thing about being 30
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You guys are welcome anytime. Shit 2024. I'll be dead by then. Said the same thing about being 30
Well, just work on staying alive until I get down there in November and we can discuss it in more detail
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Old August 22, 2017, 22:35   #11
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Heck yeah, it always gets deep in a files crowd, but SAFN let me use his garden hose to wash up before me and Blondzilla got back in the truck

PS - Sunday after Labor Day at Antelope again??? I luvs U 2 bro
Glad you kept that shite outta your truck...

Antelope in September it is!
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Old August 23, 2017, 00:38   #12
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The highlight of the shoot was Mike getting a 14/15 yo kid hooked on shooting. He had never shot a shotgun before and was busting clays in short order. Then Mike let him use the 15/22. I'll just say "Fish on! He was hooked." (I'll have to explain to his mom how much his new hobby is going to cost her.) She came in to work today and asked what she owed for the shells. I said nothing.
It was good to induct another generation into the sport.

Mike I'll ship some shells and rounds your way my friend.
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Old August 23, 2017, 07:37   #13
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[QUOTE=SAFN49;4468097]The highlight of the shoot was Mike getting a 14/15 yo kid hooked on shooting. He had never shot a shotgun before and was busting clays in short order. Then Mike let him use the 15/22. I'll just say "Fish on! He was hooked." (I'll have to explain to his mom how much his new hobby is going to cost her.) She came in to work today and asked what she owed for the shells. I said nothing.
It was good to induct another generation into the sport.

Yeah, that was a hoot to watch. I'd say in under 10 minutes he got the hang of it.
The boy was under pressure too and handled it like a champion. "Keep that muzzle pointed down range and down"!!!Man, Safn49, it really was a fine day. ~ss
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That looks like some fun right there. Three amigos.
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Very cool, gentlemen. Looks like it was a blast.
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Old August 25, 2017, 22:52   #16
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Follow up report on IV77's mild home canned salsa he brought as gifts for all attending.

Dug into it tonight.

A little sweet with a good kick and nice finish!
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"A little sweet with a good kick and nice finish!".~Safn49

A perfect description. Thanks again I77.~ss
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"A little sweet with a good kick and nice finish!".~Safn49

A perfect description. Thanks again I77.~ss
I disced up the garden in the spring.
I set the tomato cages when needed.
Outside of that, it was totally a Blondzilla endeavor.
I will pass on the kind words brothers
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