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 Post subject: WHAT MAKE IS THIS RIFLE?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:07 pm 
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Hi All

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I downloaded this picture from the CAFTA site today and was wondering what make and model is the Air Rifle being used by the shooter in the foreground. Also what is the gizmo that appears to be bracing his knees and any ideas where they can be had.

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PS. I hope there is no copyright infringement downloading the picture.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:13 pm 
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Both those gentlemen are on this forum and will probably speak up at some point. The rifle is a USFT and the shooting harness is listed under the accessories section of Airguns of Arizona's website...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:11 am 
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Actually, the rifle in question is one of the Larry Durham built Simple Simon rifles - the predecessor to the USFT.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:41 pm 
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is it one of these, https://mac1airgunstore.com/product_inf ... 80b5e62f37

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:11 pm 
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knotty wrote:

The Simple Simons were the "prototypes" for the USFT.
IIRC, Larry Durham built 7 of them, and the seventh gun was the finalized design which was then used for the production version of the USFT.

I built an authorized clone of these guns last winter, with a few minor changes of my own design.
The construction of my gun can be seen here:
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The Simple Simons were the "prototypes" for the USFT.
IIRC, Larry Durham built 7 of them, and the seventh gun was the finalized design which was then used for the production version of the USFT.

I built an authorized clone of these guns last winter, with a few minor changes of my own design.
The construction of my gun can be seen here:
topic30223.html[/quote]

Hey Suprmatic

That's some nice engineering. I'm thinking of getting back into FT and wanted to try to explore all of my options before I dive in. I came here from the UK 7 years back so I had never seen the US FT. It looks like a seious piece of kit(if not a little unconventional)

Thanks for the help

Dave

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:52 am 
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blade57 wrote:
Hey Suprmatic

That's some nice engineering. I'm thinking of getting back into FT and wanted to try to explore all of my options before I dive in. I came here from the UK 7 years back so I had never seen the US FT. It looks like a seious piece of kit(if not a little unconventional)

Thanks for the help

Dave

Thanks, Dave.
The design looks a bit strange at first glance, but they are remarkably comfortable to shoot - excellent ergonomics.
The concept was to embody all the features that the designer thought to be the best for an FT specific rifle design.
He created a winner.


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Suprmatic wrote:
The design looks a bit strange at first glance, but they are remarkably comfortable to shoot - excellent ergonomics.
The concept was to embody all the features that the designer thought to be the best for an FT specific rifle design.
He created a winner.


In the sub 20ftlb class of FT shooting, the USFT has proven to be the consistent winner since it's been released. But in the sub 12ftlb WFTF class, especially on the world stage, no single manufacturer or model is the 'clear winner' and Mac1 hasn't been able to produce 12ftlb versions of the USFT that meets his high expectations (yet)

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