Monday, April 10, 2017

Manufactures in Layoff Mode

The five top firearms and ammo manufactures are in layoff mode. Cycling again through the boom & bust political climate. Prices have dropped in some cases to over 60% of MSRP prices from the summer of 2016.
 IMO many AR platform receivers are being dumped by everyone who wanted their name on one. I have to ask if they are being manufactured off shore? Components , if you have a favorite cartridge ,brass of bullet you better order plenty as I for see many being dropped from manufacture production.
Another side is all the dealers IE; local folk, new sutlers who jumped on the I can sell that wagon are foundering. So far I can't get one distributor to respond to a request for more re-man cartridges. Several who I have dealt with no longer have a active web site.
The Constant barrage of dealers offering me all kinds of black carbine add on's and build kits has over whelmed my 3 email address's.
Lots of spray and pray cartridges are out. Firearms manufactures have created a branded line of cartridges. Many of them are defensive in nature. Accuracy is not in those boxes! Inexpensive cartridges manufactured to be burned up for a fun day of shooting. Defensive cartridge are to be used in close combat situations.
Not for shooting down the street or IMO past the length of the hall in your home.

Regards, BPB

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Horace Kephart Event NE Georgia
Horace Kephart

I've been invited to participate featuring a Muzzle Loader demonstration. Please stop out and visit!

Date: MAY 26-28, 2017
Location: Greene Moon
23 Joy Bridge Rd.
Lakemont, Georgia

Entry fee: $5/person



​Kephart Desk Presentation with Tom Ray

Silent Auction
"Nanook" Knife by Francis Kirk

Great Smoky Mountains Association will be selling Kephart merchandise


Live Music
Friday Night: Bill Mize
Saturday: TBA

TeePee Community

​Native American Arts & Crafts

Georgia Jeepers Association

Bushcraft Lore

Survival Skills Demonstrations

Primitive Skills Demonstrations


River Wilderness Campground
(across the street from the Rendezvous)

$15/day for primitive tent sites
$55/day for RV camping sites

Book your spot now!!!
Call us: 678-898-5099
For Vendor Info
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​Or call: 678-898-5099

$15/day for primitive tent sites
$55/day for RV camping sites

Schedule of Events
Final Schedule will be posted May 1st.

Friday May 26, 2017 
6pm - Let's Talk Kephart Around the Campfire (bring chair/blanket, etc)
Music with Bill Mize

Saturday May 27, 2017 
9am Gate opens
Speakers & Demonstrations throughout the day TBA
7:30pm Georgia premiere of documentary An American Legend: Horace Kephart ~ His Life and Legacy

Sunday May 28, 2017 
​9am Gate opens
Schedule TBA

Vendor Tables/Booths



Mountain Man Contest
Traditional Archery

Black Powder Rifle Demonstration with BlackPowder Bill

Trade Blanket

Antique Dealers

Knife Makers

​Family Fun and much much more!