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Last Knob Creek shoot

Plinker 73

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Just got a notice in the mail that fall 2021 will be the last machine gun shoot at Knob Creek range in Kentucky. We have made a lot of friends there in the last 35 years . All will be missed
 

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Didn’t get any explaination. If anything i would “guess” maybe insurance could be a problem with the current anti gun BS going on. The range is not closing just not having any more organized shoots.
 

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Maggot

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    That sucks. I was/am planning on going this fall. More info please.
     

    BullGear

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    Didn’t get any explaination. If anything i would “guess” maybe insurance could be a problem with the current anti gun BS going on. The range is not closing just not having any more organized shoots.

    That is going to be a crazy time, but a packed crowd too. Last time I was scheduled to go was the year of the flood. I'm sure everyone has seen those pictures.

    I too would bet insurance is the issue.

    It's been a long and successful run!
     
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    Srgt. Hulka

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    On my bucket list....damn....
    If I’m going, I guess October is my last chance. It’s 11 hours from my house. And that’s going through Memphis, so I better tack on another 3-4 hours.
     

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    On my bucket list....damn....
    If I’m going, I guess October is my last chance. It’s 11 hours from my house. And that’s going through Memphis, so I better tack on another 3-4 hours.

    Take a camper and hope you can find a place to set it up. If not you may have to stay in Memphis. There will be no place to stay and probably no place in the campgrounds if you don't already have a reservation.
     
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    Barryd

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    I live about 2 hours away and have never been. Life gets in the way sometimes.
     

    Porksboy

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    Im only six hours south. Have some very good friends in E Town KY. HMMM.
     

    nso123

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    I hate to hear this. I had some great times there through the years. The night fire is a hoot.
     

    danatkins

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    What weekend is it. Will be the only chance I ever get to take the 2 youngest. Some of my best memories as a kid were going with dad
     

    JustinTX

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    I have been to the shoot several times and it was always a great time. My understanding is the same gentleman has been organizing and coordinating the shoot for eons and he is getting into his golden years and wanting to spend his time doing other things. Didn’t sound like there was anyone else who was willing to step up and do all the work.
     

    Drew M

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    Very sad to read this,
    Its been on my bucket list since I read about it as a kid.
     

    WGOMF

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    I quit going some years ago due to the crowds & parking issues.

    It's a grand show, but don't beat yourself up too bad by missing it. Unless being packed in like a sardine is your thing.
     

    BullGear

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    I quit going some years ago due to the crowds & parking issues.

    It's a grand show, but don't beat yourself up too bad by missing it. Unless being packed in like a sardine is your thing.

    Yes, parking is bad, really bad. Has been for 10 or more years. Camping spaces are all gone and hotels were booked years in advance. My last time was the year before the floods. There were some fun times, but like everything else, it got expensive.
     

    THEIS

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    Hi,

    Can anyone confirm whether it is the organizing gentleman is just getting too old or the venue itself is ending it??

    Sincerely,
    Theis
     

    kentuckyMarksman

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    I'm local to the range, Kenny, the owner, isn't too old. I believe he's in his early 60s. He owns the range, and also organized the Machine Gun Shoots. I have a family member who is retired who shots there 1-2x a week. He asked Kenny why this was the last year for it, according to him Kenny said it's a liability for his insurance, and having last minute cancelations (I'm assuming vendors).
     

    Plinker 73

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    What weekend is it. Will be the only chance I ever get to take the 2 youngest. Some of my best memories as a kid were going with dad
    October 8 and 9. Friday and Saturday . See you all there