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Continued: Anderson: Having a ball with ballistics

  • Article by: DENNIS ANDERSON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 24, 2013 - 10:40 PM

“The whole thing has grown since I was a kid and my grandpa had a rifle roundup,’’ Mike said. “We’d get 100 or 200 shooters here, firing at deer or bear targets that we pulled across a rail by hand, while hiding behind berms.

“Then we went to Smith & Wesson days and Colt days and it’s grown from there.’’

Said Larry: “We’ve tried to make it more family oriented over the years. We want everyone to come, including women and kids …’’

And people who wake up in the morning wanting to drive tanks.

 

Dennis Anderson • danderson@startribune.com



 

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