FT Match - Saturday, May 25

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FT Match - Saturday, May 25

Postby dHb » Wed May 15, 2013 6:35 pm

Our second shoot of 2013 will be Saturday, May 25th, rain or shine. We had to move this a day earlier than planned because the field won't be available on the Sunday.

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.
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.
Posting from the edge of Larose Forest, Eastern Ontario

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Re: FT Match - Saturday, May 25 - RESULTS

Postby dHb » Sun May 26, 2013 7:28 pm

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 ... culty.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 :( (we spent the first 2/3 of the match tied)
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?!?
Posting from the edge of Larose Forest, Eastern Ontario

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