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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 5:34 pm 
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Our second shoot of 2013 will be Saturday, May 25th, rain or shine. If you haven't been out to a shoot yet and don't have a rifle, come out anyway and borrow a gun. For those of you with a foster fitting on your PCP gun, I'll have my HPA tank there for refills. To help with the expenses, we're going to start charging a $10 match fee.

We will start setting up at 8:30, do some sighting in and try to start the match by 10:00. After the main match, if there's enough interest, we'll do a 40 shot sub-500fps rifle and pistol match with closer targets for anyone who's interested. Please read the safety rules at the bottom of this email.

We will have have 10 lanes with a total of 60 shots and we will toss in a standing and a kneeling lane for the main match. If you're bringing targets, please have them freshly painted.

In addition to your gun and pellets please bring along a pen, clipboard , stopwatch and something to sit on (cushion or pad, not a chair) for the many seated shots. If you want to do sighting in please bring along a carton with targets attached. If you cut a couple of holes in the carton on one side near the bottom, you can run a string through the holes and then pull the target closer to you to check your elevation settings without needing a cease fire for everyone.

There will be a couple of airguns that people can borrow, and several fancy FT rifles for people to check out.

If you are bringing a PAL gun with you, remember your firearms licence.
I have added yet a few more hopefully helpful links to the page at http://www.firearmstraining.ca/ft.html

The location is about six minutes south east of the Limoges exit on the 417 or south west of the Casselman exit. This is at the large acreage (open farm land with lots of wind to keep bugs away) of one the local airgun shooters. Email me for a map link.

GENERAL GUN HANDLING SAFETY
- NEVER point your gun at anyone and ALWAYS treat your gun as being loaded at ALL times.
- ALWAYS be aware of where your muzzle is pointing, if you have difficulty getting up from a prone shot without waving your gun around, please ask another member of your group to help you.
- If you have a magazine fed rifle, please remove the magazine between shooting pegs/lanes.
- If you have a Break Barrel rifle, please break the barrel to show it’s safe. Similarly if you have an underlever rifle, please crack the underlever while carrying the gun.
- Please do NOT rest your muzzle on your foot and please don’t carry your gun using the scope as a carry handle.
- Do not load your rifle or even look through the scope ANYWHERE except across a designated firing line – that means the Zero Range OR the Course and nowhere else.
- Most importantly, if you see someone being unsafe, politely point it out to them. THOSE WHO CANNOT SAFELY HANDLE FIREARMS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.
- While you’re shooting the course, we operate a BUDDY MARSHALLING system. That means that everyone on the course is a safety marshal, not just the people wandering around with florescent jackets on.
- it’s YOUR responsibility to make sure that everyone in your group stays safe.
- If you’re in ANY doubt at all, please ask one of the roving Marshals.
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- If you hear a SINGLE blast on a whistle or air horn it means CEASE FIRE immediately. If you have a loaded gun, please point it at soft ground across the firing line and discharge it safely into the ground.
- Remember, We’re ALL responsible for safety, so please make sure that everyone in your group is aware of a cease fire and that the groups to your left and right are also aware.
- While a cease fire is on, please DO NOT look through your scope or shoulder your rifle for ANY reason.
- Two blasts of a whistle or horn mean that it’s safe to continue – Again, make sure everyone in your group and in the groups around you are aware of this.
- DO NOT Under any circumstances cross a firing line – if there is a problem, find a roving marshal and tell them what the problem is, they’ll be happy to help you.
- If you’re a spectator, please have consideration for those shooting the competition, and please do not approach or distract shooters while they’re taking a shot.

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:49 pm 
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Sorry, I forgot to put Ottawa in the title.

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 6:08 pm 
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What????? No results yet :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 5:17 am 
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you didn't win, neither did i...................................

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 8:32 am 
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BJP wrote:
you didn't win, neither did i...................................


Well...... we know who always win!!!!!


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 9:58 am 
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melonhead wrote:
BJP wrote:
you didn't win, neither did i...................................


Well...... we know who always win!!!!!

The guy who puts the most time/$/effort into his rig and practises the most.

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:16 am 
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My Diana 54 Air King beat my Crosman 2289 by 9 hits.


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 11:31 am 
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Threemorewishes wrote:
My Diana 54 Air King beat my Crosman 2289 by 9 hits.

Were you shooting both guns?

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 1:08 pm 
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PRACTISE???????? They assured me all I had to do was pull the trigger and the gun/scope/pellet would do the rest!!!!!! They lied to me :(

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 3:27 pm 
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Mac wrote:
Threemorewishes wrote:
My Diana 54 Air King beat my Crosman 2289 by 9 hits.

Were you shooting both guns?


That would be fun! Shooting Yosemite Sam style field target. Last time out I used my Crosman 2289 Backpaker and shot a 15, this time out I used the Diana 54 and shot a 24. With a lot more practice and some additional scope fiddling I am certain the score will improve.


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 4:49 pm 
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There are some matches that allow you to shoot a lane with one gun and shoot it again with a different gun. You end up with two scores.

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:19 pm 
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Mac wrote:
There are some matches that allow you to shoot a lane with one gun and shoot it again with a different gun. You end up with two scores.


In his case, he would be one tired puppy with all that pumping in one day.


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:33 pm 
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Sorry about the delay, the wind blew all of the moisture from my body and
I had to recuperate with a pail of frozen margaritas last night, which
made for a late start today.

Well, those who prayed that there wouldn't be another 30kph wicked side
wind got their wish. According to Environment Canada we had a steady
30kph wind from the north with gusts to 50kph. We're shooting straight
south at our location. Unfortunately it was rather cool and lots of
people shot with hoodies, making it harder to notice when the wind would
switch to NW. The variable conditions made the longer targets a real
challenge. While the wind straight from the north wasn't a problem for
windage, it was a challenge just to stay still. The gusts were really
pushing people around even in the sitting position.

I calculated the Troyer factor
(http://aafta.org/html/education/educati ... _difficult
y.html) for the match to give people who are thinking of traveling to
other clubs an idea of relative difficulty. It looks like we have about
four shooters who are going to the Nationals and/or Crosman NERFTC. The
average target distance was 25 yards and the Troyer score was 24.68.

Dave 43 WFTF RAW TM1000
John 41 WFTF QB78D
Richard 38 Open RAW TM1000
Brian 31 WFTF RAW TM1000 - withdrew with 11 shots to go :-(
Jim 26 Open Piston
Greg 24 Hunter Diana Model 54
Todd 14 WFTF Piston HW97

Unfortunately, one fellow did not start after having problems with his
newly installed scope.

Hopefully, we'll see some more of the regulars on June 8th! Is the
Montreal contingent having trouble getting exit papers?!?

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