FT match - Sunday, April 28 - POSTPONED!!

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FT match - Sunday, April 28 - POSTPONED!!

Post by dHb » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:17 am

Our first shoot of 2013 will be Sunday, April 28th, assuming the ground is dry enough. I will send out confirmation a few days prior to the 28th if the field is ready. If you haven't been out to a shoot yet and don't have a rifle, come out anyway and borrow a gun.


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 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 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 there will be a couple of 'real' 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.
STOPPAGES
- 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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Re: FT match - Sunday, April 28

Post by Mac » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:01 pm

Thanks for the notice. Nice to see the season getting started across Canada.

After shooting in that open field, I expect you will be more prepared for the Crosman match. I have to do some open field shooting as well, to brush up on wind doping.

Do you have or are you going to have a schedule for matches for the 2013 season? Never know when some of us will be out your way.

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Re: FT match - Sunday, April 28

Post by dHb » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:25 am

I'm hoping to have a shoot every three weeks or so. However, it is difficult to set on a schedule in advance as sometimes the airstrip is booked.
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Re: FT match - Sunday, April 28 - POSTPONED!!

Post by dHb » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:05 am

The field is still water logged so we're going to move the first match to May 11th, so there'll be time for the field to dry out.
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Re: FT match - Sunday, April 28 - POSTPONED!!

Post by Mac » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:50 am

Thanks for the heads up. I passed the info along to a buddy in the Waterloo area who was thinking of attending.
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Re: FT match - Sunday, April 28 - POSTPONED!!

Post by dHb » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:49 pm

Here's a draft of dates for Ottawa FT matches through July (assuming the field is available):

May 11, Saturday
May 26, Sunday
June 8, Saturday
July 7, Sunday

The above dates avoid holiday weekends and mother/father's days (and when BJP and I are teaching the CFSC/CRFSC).

FYI:
Crosman NERFTC July 13-14
Canadian Nationals July 27-28
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