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  1. shortround

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    Some folks here don't like Bracken, but it started off as a genuine German Schuetzen Verein in the late 1800's.

    Und Ich bin bei diesem Schuetzen Platz sehr zufrieden.

    Seit gut!
     


  2. majormadmax

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    Those guys out in Boerne have some serious rifles...

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    I might go to one of the competitions there to see what it's like.

    Cheers! M2
     
  3. DPSTX

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    125th Anniversary Grapetown Eintracht Schuetzen Verein, 117th Annual Gillespie County Schuetzenfest. July 28-29 2012.
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    The Grapetown club on this day, 114 shooters for the Fest. Great time had by all...
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  4. Texas42

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    Are those breaks or suppressors on the end of the rifles in the top left? I don't think .22lr need breaks, and they don't look like suppressors (I could be wrong of course).

    Awesome story. Thanks for posting.
     
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    ... finallly
     
  6. jbcalhoun

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    Those are "tuners". With a change in ammo, you can adjust the tuner, which either moves the weight inward or outward, to tighten the groups. They work really well and there are many designs out there with most people making their own. You change the harmonics or vibration of the barrel.

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  7. majormadmax

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    Since this topic came up in conversation today, I thought it would be worthwhile to bump this thread back to live to see if we have anyone new who participates or knows more about these clubs...
     
  8. A.Texas.Yankee

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  9. Rebel

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    Pretty cool reading up on the history of these clubs. Of course, some Serbian nut job had to screw it all up.
     
  10. majormadmax

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    Dang it, here I am the OP of this topic, and I forgot to include Helotes Hermann Sons Lodge No. 76 (commonly known as Braun Hall), just up the street from me, which was built in 1893 as a Sch├╝tzenverein by the Hermann Sons; a non-profit fraternal insurance organization that originally began as a fraternity organized by German descendants!

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    And oddly enough, I noticed Wikipedia said this about these clubs in the United States...

    This topic, as well as other Texas history, always continues to fascinate me!

    Cheers! M2
     


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