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 Post subject: Newb question
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:24 pm 
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I read the "Shoot Rules & CAFTA Quick Reference Chart" thread, but did not see any reference to air gun caliber/power limitations. I assume there must be some restrictions in FT, for safety and to avoid damaging targets? My only air gun right now is a .22 cal Marauder. Do I need to have a .177 gun if I want to try FT? Is there a fps restriction? I'm in Kingston, so likely shooting at Grenville or maybe Ottawa if I can get a chance.


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 Post subject: Re: Newb question
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:59 pm 
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12fpe but more info on the link under some it's 20fpe


http://www.ftcentral.com/index.php?sid= ... c16d76ac71

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 Post subject: Re: Newb question
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:04 pm 
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Hunter Field Target is 20 FPE, but there are all sorts of match rules that differ. Typically we do HFT here on the west coast. Many people use .22 for it, but then you're restricted to around 770 fps with typical pellets. This is mostly due to avoiding damaging the targets, as you suspected.

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 Post subject: Re: Newb question
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:15 pm 
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This is from the CAFTA rules posted on the FTCentral site.


3) Ammunition
A) Any design of pellet that is completely constructed of lead, zinc, or their alloys, may be used, in 0.177, 0.20 or 0.22 caliber.

The 20 Ft/lb. rule was originally to protect targets, but now it is also written into CFO FT Range guidelines.

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 Post subject: Re: Newb question
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:23 pm 
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If you're thinking of shooting at Grenville, i'm pretty certain that they have a "177 only" policy for that range.


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 Post subject: Re: Newb question
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:01 pm 
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Hunkaluv wrote:
If you're thinking of shooting at Grenville, i'm pretty certain that they have a "177 only" policy for that range.


OK, good to know - thanks! I did stumble onto that note somewhere since starting this thread. I guess I need another new pellet gun... oh, woe is me. 8) :lol:


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