FT shoot, Sunday May 25th

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FT shoot, Sunday May 25th

Postby dHb » Mon May 12, 2014 1:06 pm

Our first shoot of 2014 will be Sunday, 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 with a Foster and Hammerli fittings 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. Please read the safety rules at the bottom of this email.

If the field is dry enough, 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 with KZ that are a contrasting colour.

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.OFTA.ca

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 shoot, Sunday May 25th - RESULTS

Postby dHb » Mon May 26, 2014 8:56 pm

What a way to start the 2014 season, sunny, warm weather and very light wind that picked up towards midday, keeping the mosquitoes at bay! The conditions made for a perfect day of shooting. As the bugs back by the woodlot are still thick enough to carry away the smaller shooters, we opted to do this one in the open where the breeze would be our friend for a change. It was great to see lots of new people showing up to give FT a try for the first time. We had a total of 14 shooters, with a bunch of the regulars sending their regrets and saying they would be back next time. Hopefully we'll have ten full lanes next time.

We went with three targets per lane but decided to go with a more WFTF style of shooting. Everybody shot each target once in a lane before moving on to the next lane. After the first ten lanes everybody repeated the same lanes. As shooting targets twice in a row gives shooters an opportunity to adjust after their first shot based on spotting their impact (or pellet path), it's potentially easier to hit with the second shot. As the wind picked up and starting varying in direction by the time we were half way through shooting, there was no advantage to having shot the same target a couple of hours earlier. All but one of the targets had WFTF legal 15, 25 or 40mm KZ's. We put in a 3/8" reducer to give folks a taste of the Nationals. The Troyer difficulty factor for the match was about 26.8 but it felt harder because of shooting each target once at a time. The changing wind really was tricky for the longer shots in the second half - I dropped just 2 points in the first 30 shots and then 7 in the last 30. Those who were clicking in this format had double the chances of making an error (and at least one took advantage of the extra opportunity).

WFTF PCP
51 Dave 51
DNF Brian (within 1 point of Dave in the first six lanes before his hip gave out)
28 John B (B as in, "Be sure to not have your elevation off by a full revolution for three lanes!"

Hunter Piston
91 Vitaly (sub-500 !!!)
90 John R
76 Jim M
64 Duncan
58 Todd
56 Steve H (sub-500)
Kevin 46

Hunter PCP
75 John B (24 if WFTF)
70 Nora (17 if WFTF)
69 Louis (19 if WFTF)

Two withdrew with equipment issues.

Thanks to David of Oshoot.ca for donating some prizes and bringing along a tent!

The shooting order we tried is good for increasing the challenge but it does add almost an hour to the running time with double the preparation minutes and transitions between lanes. Next time we'll use the shooting sequence that will be used for the Nationals, so it will be a bit easier.

Thanks to those who took some photos and shared them you can see what it looked like.

Sighting in (almost):
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"I made this!!" - John's DIY laminated replacement parts were very envied...

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Thanks to John B for the cool lane markers!

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Posting from the edge of Larose Forest, Eastern Ontario

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Re: FT shoot, Sunday May 25th

Postby Melonhead » Mon May 26, 2014 9:24 pm

Look like a nice day to be with friends.

New jacket Dave?

Nice muzzle break in David's ?new? Gun.

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Re: FT shoot, Sunday May 25th

Postby dHb » Mon May 26, 2014 10:23 pm

Yes, In the last photo I was lost in thought about the futility of wearing desert camo in the middle of a green field.
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Re: FT shoot, Sunday May 25th

Postby Keyrigger » Wed May 28, 2014 9:33 am

Well done guys. Looks like you all had a great time.

Don

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Re: FT shoot, Sunday May 25th

Postby Mac » Thu May 29, 2014 9:46 am

Nice day and good turnout. Really looking forward to shooting with your group.

You have to just soak in those great weather days when they happen. Days like that always end too soon.
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