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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:48 am 
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After many years of informal non-pal airgunning I am looking to take the plunge into something more regimented.

I would like some suggestions/ guidance for the road ahead.

What distances are common for field target, which caliber .22 or .177? Also is a non-pal option viable or is PAL the only way to go. I completed the course, just haven't sent in the paper work yet.

Looking at the Weihrauch models 77,97,95. Again, are the Canadian Weihrauch (ie non pal) worthwhile purchasing with a thought to maybe spring changing later.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:29 pm 
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Welcome, and hope to see you at some of our matches!

All FT targets at sanctioned matched must be between 10 and 55 yards (30-165 feet).

All targets range in size from .25 of an inch to 1.75 inches. We have a general maximum distance for each size. Obviously the smaller are closer.

Most all FT shooters use .177, and I would hazard to say all shooters at the World Championships use .177.

For piston guns, 95 percent of the pro's will either be shooting the Air Arms TX 200 or HW 97.

If you buy a non-PAL HW97 you can power it up later will little effort.

If you shoot a non-PAL gun, you can still compete and have fun, but you will not be competitive in a group of experience shooters. The non PAL just does not have the steam necessary for some of the longer shots, and the pellet arch is more pronounced.

Good luck!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:00 pm 
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Thanks.

So HW97 in .177.

What kind of scope and scope mounts?


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If you can afford quality, and a scope that can take you to a high level in the sport, the Bushnell Elite 4200 8-24x40 is great. Most decent quality Bushnell scopes seem to hold up well on spring guns. The Legend is a good scope. The 6500 side focus scopes are also nice.

A quality 1 piece mount from BKL is good. If not, one piece Sportsmatch is also good.

Proteus wrote:
Thanks.

So HW97 in .177.

What kind of scope and scope mounts?

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