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Old 05-13-2003, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Machine Gun Shoot

OK, I saw Lebell's thread about a machine gun shoot he went to got a good recepetion, so I wanted to post this for anyone in the New England area.

http://www.hansonrodandgunclub.com/machinegun.html

Next Saturday May 17th is the Hanson Rod & Gun Club's 10th Annual Machine Gun Shoot in Hanson, MA (approx. 15-20 miles south of Boston). This is now the second largest organized shoot of its kind in the US. It runs from 9AM-6PM, admission is $6. Watching the show is free after that - shooting is not. There are several Class 3 vendors and owners who will have upwards of probably 100 different kind of automatic weapons up for rental, from submachine guns to assault rifles to belt-fed machine guns. They are not cheap, you buy ammo by the mag/belt (or individual round for the chalk rounds for the grenade launcher one guy had last year).

This year the weapons we'll have there for exhibition will be a Civil War cannon, a Quad .50, and a GE Minigun.

As an example magazines for shoulder arms run probably $20-$30 each, while a 50 round belt went for $30 and a 100 round belt was $50. There are some deals if you buy in quantity (3 mags for $50 for example). Shooters MUST be 21 or older. There are about 20 guns online at any given time, and the sound of 'em going at once is a joy to behold. Bring earplugs.

The procedes go to the Shiners Burn Institute. Refreshments and free parking are available. If anyone is interested PM me or contact me at mopar_70sixer@yahoo.com and I will provide whatever info you need.

Last year I fired a Micro-Uzi, an HK-91 assault rifle and, the highlight of the day, 200 rounds from an MG-42. It's everything they say it is. The sound is like no other weapon, you KNOW when that puppy's firing. I highly advise stopping by if you can.

Here's some pics from last years show, when it rained like hell most of the day and was extremely cold to boot.














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Old 05-13-2003, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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that's quite a display of weaponry...are you in the pictures anywhere, or did i miss something...
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Old 05-13-2003, 12:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope, I'm nowhere in there, I took 'em all. Maybe this year.
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Old 05-13-2003, 12:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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awww.. damn the missus and I have things to attend in NYC this weekend, MA in 3 weekends. Darn. I'd like to try that next year.
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Old 05-13-2003, 12:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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440sixpack,

I was wondering if this was still on. Glad to see you posted it for our friends in the east who might be interested.

The MG42 really beat the hell out of my shoulder, how about you?

I got to fire an uzi at mine, I would love to shoot a micro uzi and a minigun.

(FYI, for those interested, Keanu Reeves shot a micro uzi as he finished his battle in the lobby of the govt. ski scraper in The Matrix, and a minigun in the helicopter.)

If anyone is going, I would advise looking over the entire offering of rentals and then picking the one's you really want to shoot. It isn't cheap, but it is fun and a heck of a topic around the water cooler monday morning.

"I had to take my mother-in-law to dinner Saturday. What did you do this weekend?"

"Me? I shot up a van at 1200 rounds per minute with an antique German machinegun."
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Old 05-13-2003, 01:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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440sixpack,

I was wondering if this was still on. Glad to see you posted it for our friends in the east who might be interested.
Yeah, I actually meant to post it a few weeks ago to give a little more notice, but I kept neglecting to.

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The MG42 really beat the hell out of my shoulder, how about you?
Yup, I was expecting bruises, actually. As it was I was pretty sore the next day. It was worth it though.

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If anyone is going, I would advise looking over the entire offering of rentals and then picking the one's you really want to shoot. It isn't cheap, but it is fun and a heck of a topic around the water cooler monday morning.
Good advice. The selection is quite large, and your money disappears quite rapidly. For instance, I knew I wanted to get on the MG42, so I did that first (plus the year before it broke down when the guy in front of me was using it, so I didn't want to take a chance on waiting again), then gave the other stuff a try.
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Old 05-14-2003, 10:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Bump for the day people.
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