A new rifle for a good young man

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  1. butchlambert

    butchlambert Site $$ Sponsor

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    Most have followed the thread about John Hamilton, a high school junior 3p shooter. John is just a great hard working kid that shoots competition. His Mom has stepped up and is trying to help him locate a "LEFT HAND" small bore rifle. Neal Stepp, International Shooting Service, has offered help. Looks as $7-$800 has been committed so far. I would hope that we could get $2500 together to help him out.
    Please remember that his Mom has not posted for financial help, just help finding a LH rifle. It is through the goodness of our Buddies on this forum that have offered to do this.
    Funds can be mailed to:
    TAJ45

    John Hamilton
    %Tom Nikitas
    4084 W 600 S
    ValloniaI, IN
    47281
     
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  2. bobinpa

    bobinpa Gold $$ Contributor

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    Nicely done Butch. As I said in the other thread, I'm in for $100.00, but I'm going to make it $200.00.... Let's help this young man out! I assume a money order is ok. I'll send it out this afternoon.
     
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  3. butchlambert

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    Thanks a lot Bob.
     
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    Mine will go out this afternoon..
     
  5. butchlambert

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    Thanks Steve.
     
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  6. Bc'z

    Bc'z Gold $$ Contributor

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    Choices? Thinking out loud here folks.
    Gold banner is going away in a couple days.
    Funds are limited at this time.
    Support a young shooter?
    Support the sight where I've learned a wealth of reloading/ shooting info?

    Sorry forum boss your gonna have to wait till next month.

    I'm in, I'll get a check in the mail.
     
  7. Medic505

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    Just stuck a stamp on mine.

    Way back in the distant past I was lucky to have the mentoring of Julius "Doc" Meeker. Doc was a Palma shooter and would take me to the range with him on Sundays and let me shoot the Match Grade FN-FAL he brought home from the World Championships in South Africa in the early 1970's. My first shots at 600 yards were with Doc calling wind and coaching me. Lessons I use to this day. This one's for Doc, I'm sure he'd approve.
     
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  8. Dos XX

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    Can someone clean up that mailing address? Assuming the town is Vallonia?

    Who do we make the check out to?
     
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  9. Medic505

    Medic505 Dean Wheeler Gold $$ Contributor

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    I used Vallonia, made the check out to Tom.
     
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    I’m in on this...... might be the best money I’ve spent on shooting in a long time!
     
  11. TAJ45

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    Sry abt the extra letter guys - it is:
    VALLONIA, IN
    I will take a pic of checks, keep a log and fwd to John. He shoots out of my home club an hour down the road.

    Just make the checks payable to him,
    JOHN HAMILTON

    Best regards,
    Tom
    NRA Life '76

    PS. I offered Butch my pastor of 26+ yrs as reference. I handled securing and an occasional count of offerings.
     
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  12. PatMiles

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    Okay, here's what I'm going to do, I will match dollar for dollar, up to $100.00, of every donation made to this young man within the next 24 hours.
    Ready....GO!

    I need to clear up a misconception regarding my offer. I am not matching EVERY donation. I am matching the first $100.00 donation only.
    I have just been demoted to zero status here. Sorry if I confused or misled anybody.
     
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  13. TAJ45

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    I have some top grade but disc Lapua and current Eley Black I will shuffle to John...will that count Pat? Easily a hunnert$ worth. I know I'll never approach what it can do in his hands. It would be similar to using a race prepared Porche to go to the grocery.... :/ :)
     
  14. Lee in Texas

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    Ok. I'm in for $50. Wish I could do more.
     
  15. PatMiles

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    Nope, got's to be $$$$! :D Send him the BB's anyway. Happy to do it for the kid.
     
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    Okay folks, I'm in for $50.00 so far. Thanks Lee!
    Any more takers, time is getting short! Only 23+ hours left!:D
     
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    I just dropped a check for $100 in the mail. Hope that counts.
     
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    And there you have it, the magic of Pat Miles...how to turn $100.00 into $200.00 in a matter of minutes.
    Check will go out tomorrow.
    Thanks for getting this rolling Butch.
    Thanks for riding herd on this Tom.
     
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  19. PatMiles

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    I think this young man should be required to post updates periodically. Don't need any thanks, just updates on his shooting.
     
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  20. hogpatrol

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    I'm in for a quarter yard. :D

    Edit: In the mail.
     
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