Ottawa FT Match - Sunday, August 18th

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Ottawa FT Match - Sunday, August 18th

Post by dHb » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:27 pm

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. 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. If you're bringing targets, please have them freshly painted (faceplates and KZs should be contrasting colours).

In addition to your gun and pellets please bring along a pen, clipboard , stopwatch and something to sit on 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 a growing number of 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 Casselman. 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.
- 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 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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MATCH RESULTS

Post by dHb » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:19 pm

Well it was a beautiful day for FT shooting and fashion criticism. A blue sky and temperatures that made their way into the high 20s by the time we finished. The wind wasn't a major factor, but as usual there was a disproportionate number of misses on the left side of the hit zones. The Troyer difficulty for this match was about 30 (given the variable wind conditions I attributed wind to half the targets)

WFTF - PCP
Brian 50 (He channeled the Force with great consistency today)
Dave 48 (Won the pathetic mustache/age inappropriate clothing sub-category)
Sylvain 25
John 23
James 13

OPEN - PCP
David 11

HUNTER (out of 120)
Andrew 85 (reaping the benefits of an extra 300 FPS)
Greg 81
Dan 56
Duncan 53
Stacey 51 (iron sights, sub-500, skirt wearing)
Kevin 41

Thanks to everyone who helped with the setup and tear down of the match. Also a big thanks to David of Oshoot.ca who donated some JSB pellet sample packs as door prizes and provided a tent to give the spectators some much appreciated shade. Thanks as well to Roxanne for bringing a batch of her 'bullseye' cupcakes to fuel the competitors.

Our next match will likely be the 3rd or 4th weekend in September - details to follow.
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Re: Ottawa FT Match - Sunday, August 18th

Post by Mac » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:25 pm

Thanks for the report. Sounds like a perfect day for FT and a dozen shooters is very good..

Great shooting Brian.

I hope some pics were taken and that some will get posted.
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Re: Ottawa FT Match - Sunday, August 18th

Post by dHb » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:36 pm

I only took one photo.

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Re: Ottawa FT Match - Sunday, August 18th

Post by FTguy » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:05 pm

A picture is worth a thousand words... :D
Thanks for sharing! ....
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Re: Ottawa FT Match - Sunday, August 18th

Post by Melonhead » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:46 pm

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