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Chinook Rod & Gun Club set to host 6th Annual Gun & Antique Show


October 3, 2018

Don Foster at his booth during the 2017 show. Don passed away in late September and this years show is dedicated to him. A dedication table will be featured at the show and will include a donation jar to help the family defray funeral expenses.

The Chinook Rod & Gun Club will hold its sixth Annual Gun Show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Commercial Building located at the Blaine County Fairgrounds.

The Gun Show is the primary fund raiser for the club and has another great show lined up for the weekend.

The Chinook Rod and Gun Club has cemented itself within Chinook and Blaine County as a fantastic outlet for families to get involved in the outdoors.

The Club this year will be paying tribute to Don Foster who passed away in late September.

Don was a staple at Gun Shows all across the region and was at the previous five Rod and Gun Shows and even helped organize the first show in 2013.

This years show is dedicated to him and will feature a dedication table with a donation jar to help defray some of the funeral expenses his family incurred.

Don was an avid and well known gun collector and dealer as well as a member of the Weapons Collector Society of Bozeman, MT. Everyone throughout the state of Montana will miss having him around.

Don was also know for his love of Lois L'Amour books and always had boxes of paperbacks with him at the show. Nearly everyone who attend will have ended up buying one of Don's books.

Terry Riding of Spokane, WA will be at the show again this fall featuring her homemade Kahlua Cakes. The proceeds from the sale of the cakes will be donated to Blaine County 4-H Foundation.

Terry's husband Stewart will also be donating yet another custom rifle to the Chinook Rod and Gun Club to be raffled off at March 2019 Annual Meeting, with the proceeds going to help the club meet its needs throughout Blaine County.

This year the rifle is a Custom made Modern Sporting Rifle built by Otter Creek Premium Firearms. It comes with an 18" 4150V Nitride Barrel, rifle length gas system, .223 Wylde Chamber, 1/7 twist, 15" M-Lok Rail, with fixed Rifle Stock and Receiver Custom Engraved with Chinook Rod & Gun Club Logo.

• The 18 barrel is a good length for accuracy and velocity.

• Nitride is a hard coating that provides protection from the elements and extends barrel life, similar to chrome without the disadvantages of loss of accuracy and possible chipping and flaking.

• 4150V is a high quality barrel steel.

• Rifle length gas system is the longest of the three rifle gas systems with the best accuracy and lowest recoil. Allowing faster recovery time between shots.

• .223 Wylde Chamber is a more accurate chamber than the 5.56, similar in accuracy to the .223, but allowing the use of both the higher pressure 5.56 and. 223 rounds.

• The 1/7 twist will commonly stabilize bullets from 50 grain to 77 grain with preference to 55 to mid 60's. Below 50gr and above 77gr is not advised in this twist barrel.

• Rail refers to what used to be the handguard. This one is 15 inches long with M-LOK style attaching points.

• Rifle length stock has a heavier buffer, longer spring travel, and no play or wobble. Helping with accurate shooting, but some scopes require an addition of a cheek piece. At winners request stock can be changed to a similar price point adjustable stock or upgraded for a fee.

• Receiver will be engraved with the CR&GC logo on one side and the Ottercreek Logo on the other. It will have a special serial number of the 2018 year.

The commercial building will be open on Friday from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 am. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Following the Friday show some vendors will be on hand at the Eagles Club for dinner.

The Chinook Rod & Gun Club has made it very easy for those folks wishing to attend by charging one $5 fee for entry to all three days of the show.

Concessions will be provided by the Valley Clover 4H Club. The Valley Clovers will be featuring local homegrown beef and Rocky Mountain Hot Dogs.


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