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VERMONT'S Montpelier Gun Club Shot curtain

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by roger stoddard, Aug 27, 2011.

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  1. roger stoddard

    roger stoddard TS Member

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    VERMONT

    Just happened to think of the new shot curtain at the Montpelier GC and hope it weathers the high winds predicted for tomorrow. Roger
     
  2. Psycho

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    Roger, Flooding may be a bigger problem
     
  3. Joe Potosky

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    You would thing they would place it in the closed configuration, as they plan to don in the winter.
     
  4. ron (vt)

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    I'm worried about both.

    Ron
     
  5. toolguy

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    Hi all,

    The trap machines and targets were removed from the trap houses on Friday and Saturday in anticipation of Irene and possible flooding, so hopefully we'll be in as good a shape as possible on that front. As for the shot curtain, we would have liked to draw them open to guard against them acting like huge sails in the wind, but we are unable to do that at this time. The way the support cables and ground anchors were designed should help prevent any damage to the structure due to wind loads. I believe the design will withstand a 90 mph 3 second gust. As Irene is now downgraded to a tropical storm, hopefully we'll be OK there also. Thanks for your concerns.

    Regards,

    Don Whiton

    Montpelier Gun Club
     
  6. ron (vt)

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    Good to hear that, Don. We'll keep our fingers crossed.

    Ron
     
  7. roger stoddard

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    Sounds like a great idea removing those traps! Again, lots of us shooters owe a thank-you to the volunteers that do all this work!! Great job by the folks at the Montpelier GC. Roger
     
  8. locdoc

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    AMEN to that, Roger.

    Doug Whiton, P/W dealer/dist
     
  9. Frank C

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    here it is in sunnier times!! Hope the river didn't flood again!!


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  10. Frank C

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    this does not sound good


    The Flood Warning continues for
    the Winooski river at Montpelier.
    * At 7:15 PM Sunday the stage was 17.1 feet.
    * Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
    * Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
    * Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 20.0 feet by
    after midnight Monday. The river will fall below flood stage late
    Monday morning.
    * Impact... at 22.0 feet... Route 2 and Railroad tracks along the river
    will be covered with water.
     
  11. Bob Hawkes

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    No it doesn't Frank, I wonder how they made out. It appears Vermont got hit very hard with the rainfall.
     
  12. toolguy

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    Yes, the State of Vermont does appear to have taken a substantial hit from Irene, with flooding reported in all areas to one degree or another. The Montpelier Gun Club was not spared. However, it looks like we didn't get hit as hard as some. The report I got this morning is there is some water across the driveway just inside the gate, so driving in is not advisable yet. The water has receeded, but it had been as high as the rear edge of the trap house roofs, and just below the deck level of the club house. The trap houses are still full of water and there is about 1/2 inch of mud on the pads. As soon as the houses can be pumped out hopefully they will dry fairly quickly as the weather forecast for at least the next 3 days is sunny. Plans are in place to get folks in there probably Thursday to clean things up and make preparations to reinstall the traps over the weekend. Thanks to all for the help in moving equipment to higher ground on Friday and Saturday in anticipation of the storm. Thanks also to all for your thoughts and concerns.

    Regards,

    Don Whiton

    Montpelier Gun Club
     
  13. Frank C

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    Don , two floods in 3months!!! You guys must be doing some serious sinning up there!! - frank c
     
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