Canadian Airgun Forum

The #1 Community for Airguns in Canada!
It is currently Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:44 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours


The Canadian Airgun Forums are a place for people to discuss and learn about airguns and the airgunning sport in Canada. There are lots of discussions about airguns, airgun accessories, reviews, modification and repair information, airgun events, field target and free classifieds!

 

You need to register before you can post: click the register link to proceed. Before you register, please read the forum rules. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own pictures, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free! To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.






Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:09 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:18 pm
Posts: 559
Location: near Ottawa
The Crosman match was a very well run event in a beautiful setting. I was really impressed with the resources that Crosman put into making this match happen. Usually a big sponsor for a shooting match puts in some money and/or product to an event that is run at some club where the organizers do all of the work. This match was held on the grounds of Crosman's factory (set in lovely rolling hills near Bloomfield, NY) with lots of Crosman employees staffing the match. There were products available for sale at great discounts and a respectable prize table that saw everyone leave with a prize. They also had a factory tour on the Friday afternoon that was very interesting. Between the match itself, the food and all of the perks, this event was an amazing bargain for $50.

It is too bad that the shrouded Benjamin Maurader isn't available here. There were lots of them at the match and the high score (tied with a Styer at 108/120) was shot with an extensively customized one in the hands of a Crosman sponsored shooter. The gun is whisper quiet. A few guys had removed their shrouds and without the shroud it makes quite a crack.

_________________
Posting from the edge of the Larose Forest

CFSC/CRFSC Instructor


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:46 pm
Posts: 244
Location: Ottawa
After being baked, drenched, and slow roasted for the three days I was there I have come to the following conclusion: Airguns and F/T are STUPID!!!!!!!! For anyone looking for a free Air Arms S40 MPR FT with a Hawke scope on it, I left mine in the ditch on lane 14 after missing the 10 yard target (TWICE.........).
It is really worth the drive to get to the match, well run, well set up, good people. What more can you ask for. They were talking about having the US Nationals there next year. The gear on the line was amazing, you can spend a lot or a little and still be competitive. One guy had enough stuff with him that I was convinced he was a Sherpa setting up a base camp for an assualt on Everest.

_________________
Some people are like a Slinky, they serve no real purpose, but bring a smile to your face if you push them down a flight of stairs!

Air Arms FTP900
Air Arms TX200 MK III
CFSC/CRFSC Instructor


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:20 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:18 pm
Posts: 559
Location: near Ottawa
What I didn't mention in my post above was that given our lack of practice, BJP and I would have been equally successful if we had gone to fight in Saturday night's UFC.

And before someone says this thread is useless without pictures, here's an artist's rendition of BJP in the shower after the first day on the range.

Image

_________________
Posting from the edge of the Larose Forest

CFSC/CRFSC Instructor


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:46 pm
Posts: 244
Location: Ottawa
I choose not to think I came last in class, I prefer to think of it as "a top 10 finish" (there were 9 in WFTF, which someone suggested should really be WTF).

_________________
Some people are like a Slinky, they serve no real purpose, but bring a smile to your face if you push them down a flight of stairs!

Air Arms FTP900
Air Arms TX200 MK III
CFSC/CRFSC Instructor


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:19 pm
Posts: 5
Some photos of this match are up at Crosman's Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/? ... 777&type=1
Looks like a fun day, with some very interesting equipment.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:13 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:18 pm
Posts: 559
Location: near Ottawa
It looks like the match is a go for next year as well! :D
July 12th, 13th, 14th 2013 - Friday (activities day), Saturday and Sunday (match days) - Crosman Sponsored North East Regional Field Target Championship to be held at the Crosman Factory.

_________________
Posting from the edge of the Larose Forest

CFSC/CRFSC Instructor


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:56 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:21 pm
Posts: 2102
Location: Greater Napanee, ON, Canada
Already have my room booked in Victor, NY. With a drive of less than two hours and a well run match, I plan on this match every year.

_________________
Tim
CAFTA Governor


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:46 pm
Posts: 244
Location: Ottawa
I will be there once again to test a theory, being, if I leave my gun at home could I do any worse!!!!!!! At least I'll get there early enough this year to visit Turnbull Manufacturing.

I also want to try the Nationals this year!

_________________
Some people are like a Slinky, they serve no real purpose, but bring a smile to your face if you push them down a flight of stairs!

Air Arms FTP900
Air Arms TX200 MK III
CFSC/CRFSC Instructor


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:39 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:18 pm
Posts: 559
Location: near Ottawa
I guess that I should actually post a few photos of the 2012 match. Afterall, it is where BJP and I learned how little we actually know about shooting Field Target...

The sight-in range (we planned to do several months' worth of practice on the Friday but it was so hot by 09:30 we figured we didn't actually need to know our trajectories):
Image

The side we shot on during the first day (shown shortly before BJP's shooting made God cry):
Image

The second day had a few fun lanes set in the woods in the background of this photo:
Image

The wailing wall (BJP and I did view it as a battle for second last):
Image

If we don't improve our scores by 30% next year, we might as well turn into zombies:
Image

_________________
Posting from the edge of the Larose Forest

CFSC/CRFSC Instructor


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:46 pm
Posts: 244
Location: Ottawa
Everyone should note that dhb's score went up by 2 on the second day. He didn't actually hit any more targets but others who missed the same target protested so HIS scores also went up (even though he actually missed them). It would appear that no one else had the urge to protest the targets I missed because they all hit the damn things!!!!!!!!

Also, I was at a disadvantage with him scoring as we had 4 minutes to shoot each lane. The timer was supposed to start when your bum hits the ground but he couldn't quite get the hang of that so I was always rushing to make sure I had enough time. The gentleman we shot with was quite patient with us as we learned the ropes of a bigtime match. He kept his cool and missed as much as we did so we wouldn't feel too bad. I have been practising for next year and have become somewhat of a 10 yard, 1 1/2" kill zone, sitting down position, specialist!!!!!!!

But we did have a heck of a good time...................

_________________
Some people are like a Slinky, they serve no real purpose, but bring a smile to your face if you push them down a flight of stairs!

Air Arms FTP900
Air Arms TX200 MK III
CFSC/CRFSC Instructor


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:18 pm
Posts: 559
Location: near Ottawa
BJP wrote:
... Also, I was at a disadvantage with him scoring as we had 4 minutes to shoot each lane. The timer was supposed to start when your bum hits the ground but he couldn't quite get the hang of that so I was always rushing to make sure I had enough time..............


At one point I hit the timer's start button an instant too soon as BJP was lowering himself into the seated position (the time should start when your bum hits the ground). I apologized to BJP by saying, "Sorry, I gave you a premature start, I started the timer as soon as your testicles touched down." The guys in the neighbouring lane thought this was the funniest thing they had ever heard. I felt bad as the serious competitor who had been about to take a shot ended up using half his time trying to stifle giggles. :roll:

_________________
Posting from the edge of the Larose Forest

CFSC/CRFSC Instructor


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:43 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:53 am
Posts: 6402
Location: Montreal
dhb wrote:
If we don't improve our scores by 30% next year, we might as well turn into zombies:
Image


Those look great!!! I want some.

_________________
Facebook is like ancient Egypt, people write on walls and worship cats

You can’t buy a single airgun for everything. Golfers use many different clubs, airgunners need more than one gun


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:49 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:18 pm
Posts: 559
Location: near Ottawa
DocGadget wrote:

Those look great!!! I want some.


To make these they had lengthened the paddle arms on the Gamo targets and fabricated their own faceplates in the Crosman factory. It seems they had some problems as I believe that they ended up pulling a couple of them due to malfunctions during the competition. Crosman is toying with the idea of making their own FT targets, but as things stand it's a tiny market.

_________________
Posting from the edge of the Larose Forest

CFSC/CRFSC Instructor


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:23 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:53 am
Posts: 6402
Location: Montreal
dhb wrote:
DocGadget wrote:

Those look great!!! I want some.


To make these they had lengthened the paddle arms on the Gamo targets and fabricated their own faceplates in the Crosman factory. It seems they had some problems as I believe that they ended up pulling a couple of them due to malfunctions during the competition. Crosman is toying with the idea of making their own FT targets, but as things stand it's a tiny market.

I would prefer something that can be reseted by shooting at it like this one made by Gamo
Image
I would like a field target type (steel plate with hole(s) with paddles behind) if I could have 2 or more paddles it would be awesome for me.

_________________
Facebook is like ancient Egypt, people write on walls and worship cats

You can’t buy a single airgun for everything. Golfers use many different clubs, airgunners need more than one gun


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:56 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:21 pm
Posts: 2102
Location: Greater Napanee, ON, Canada
DocGadget wrote:
I would like a field target type (steel plate with hole(s) with paddles behind) if I could have 2 or more paddles it would be awesome for me.

Sort of like these:

http://caftc.fieldtargetcentral.com/ind ... 137.0.html

or these:

http://caftc.fieldtargetcentral.com/ind ... 340.0.html

There are a few around, but I doubt if anyone is selling theirs.
If Dennis finds a place and starts making targets again, I am sure these will be made as well.

_________________
Tim
CAFTA Governor


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

phpBB SEO