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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:52 pm 
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The forecast for Sunday is now mainly sunny and about 10, so the weather is looking promising. As I mentioned before I figure we can start setting up at 9:30 (once it has warmed up a little), do some sighting in and try to start the 'match' around 10:30. We'll be there at least 2-3 hours. Of course people are welcome to stay as long as they like. About a dozen people have expressed an interest in attending.

Given that we only have a few proper FT targets, this is going to be much more of a fun match as there will be a wide variety of metallic targets. To run a proper match we would need about 50 FT targets. For the targets we do have,it would be handy if anyone who has spray cans of white or some bright colour brings them along. I see this event as the first baby step towards having 'real' FT competition. Here's another informative link about FT shooting, FYI: http://www.6mmbr.com/fieldtargetposition.html

There are no washroom or food facilities so be prepared. It is in a forest. However, if there is interest, we can order pizza from Boboul's Restaurant in Limoges, so bring some cash.

There will be a couple of airguns that people can borrow, and there will be at least one 'real' FT rifle for people to check out.

If you are bringing a PAL gun with you, remember your firearms licence and registration certificate just in case the OPP or a conservation officer comes along.

There's a google map link to the location at http://www.firearmstraining.ca/ft.html


DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Ottawa
Take the 417 East to the Embrun/Vars Exit (#88) and turn left on Rockdale Road.
Immediately after the ESSO gas station turn right onto Russland Road (8 East).
Stay on Russland until it ends at a stop sign (about 7km).
Turn left at the stop sign (towards Cambridge Forest Estates).
Continue on that road until it turns to gravel (about 2km).
After 1km of gravel road turn right onto Grant Road.
We'll be set up 0.5 km down that road on the right side.

From Montreal
Take the 417 west to the Limoges Exit (#79) and turn right.
Go north through Limoges and stay on that road until it turns to gravel (about 10km).
After 1km of gravel road turn right onto Grant Road.
We'll be set up 0.5 km down that road on the right side.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:50 pm 
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With regard to the number of targets needed for a match, our 60 shot matches have 30 targets set out. We shoot each target twice to get the sixty shots. Even with 20 targets, you can have a decent match of 40 shots.

You could also make lanes with one field target, one spinner or other reactive target.

Like you said, any way you arrange it, it should be fun. Hope you have a great time and please take pictures to share with us.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:27 pm 
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Well, it was a beautiful day for our first shoot. The setting was perfect (after Brian choose to use a few of his pellets to take down bothersome fronds instead of knocking down targets). We only had six shooters and two groupies, so it was a modest but still fun event. As most people were using non-PAL guns, the targets were kept within 35 yards. The one regulation target blending into the foliage at 55 yards on the sighting in lane was good for the OMG reaction. Lots of the guys left with plans to acquire new guns and proper FT targets ASAP. We'll try this again on November 13th if the weather is decent.

Shooting over vegetation that Brian didn't prune.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:45 pm 
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dhb wrote:
Well, it was a beautiful day for our first shoot. The setting was perfect (after Brian choose to use a few of his pellets to take down bothersome fronds instead of knocking down targets). We only had six shooters and two groupies, so it was a modest but still fun event. As most people were using non-PAL guns, the targets were kept within 35 yards. The one regulation target blending into the foliage at 55 yards on the sighting in lane was good for the OMG reaction. Lots of the guys left with plans to acquire new guns and proper FT targets ASAP. We'll try this again on November 13th if the weather is decent.


A big thanks to "dhb" for doing all the leg work and setting this up. It was nice to meet a bunch of fellow airgun enthusiasts for an afternoon of fun competition.

I had a blast will be gearing up for some more Field Target fun.

Thanks again.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:05 pm 
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Very happy to hear it went well. Thanks for those pictures also. Looks like a real nice place to shoot.

Pretty sure six shooters is very close to the number we had in Port Colborne at our first shoot in 2005. That is a decent turn-out for a first time. Once you spread the word, the attendance will grow, just as it did in Port. You may have seen the number we have coming to our annual hunter match, 33 and counting for next Saturday.

Get folks to knock a few targets down and they will be back.

Good job on organizing the event to get things started; that is the biggest hurdle and it is done.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:16 pm 
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What a great day! It was really perfect. The weather couldn't have been better for this time of year. Everybody was nice and we had a wonderful time.

I was happy to have the chance to really test my Webley Alecto. Shooting at targets set for rifles was perfect! I got a decent score. I even hit that 55 yards target!

Will be back for more!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:17 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:19 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:22 pm 
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it was real fun, we had a blast !
thank to all who atended

special thanks go to dhb who took upon himself to organise this freindly match a big thumb's up will be there on the next shoot for sure !

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:27 pm 
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Nice pics. Thanks! Great variety of guns, but that Hamerli AR20 FT looks like a serious FT rig. I hope lots of folks got to try it out.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:34 pm 
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Thanks. As usual, no pictures of me. Always behind he camera!

The AR20 was really impressive. Quite heavy!

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Thanks. As usual, no pictures of me. Always behind he camera!

The AR20 was really impressive. Quite heavy!

Once folks get into FT, especially PCP, their idea of heavy begins to change. My USFT with the big Deben scope and hold improvement attachments weighed in at just under 17 pounds. A decked out Steyr would come in at close to 16 pounds. Even my TX200 with bushell scope weighs in at well over 13 pounds.

From the sitting position, that weight adds a great deal of stability. Many prefer a heavy rig for offhand and kneeling as well.

However, there are always those who will prefer a light rig, under 10 lb with scope. Try them all, that is a lot of the fun of FT.

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That's really far from my 1.3kg Alecto with red dot! lol

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the real problem is the money for now but i guess some one can't cheap out on those rig.

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