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A game for those who like wind (and airguns)

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by milek, May 26, 2014.

  1. milek

    milek Honorary Member

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    Courtesy of Brian Samson on STB he has kindly given me permission to put a thread up of a fantastic FT game that we might all find useful or at least a lot of fun. Post your scores.


    The Game


    All the calculations used are the same as Chairgun's which should be close enough to real life to give you a pretty good idea.

    You can enter your own accuracy settings into the game - try to be honest and also maybe add 5mm to your average group size to allow for the pressure of shooting a competition. You can also experiment with different scope heights to see if that will help you by not having such a large vertical error if you get the range wrong.

    There's an indicator in the bottom left of the screen - telling you wind speed in mph and a pointer showing the direction for the target you're shooting.
    I know you don't get this in real life - but that's not the point of the game.. the point is this... if you did know those things, would you still be able to hit the target?

    I'd recommend spending a bit of time in the Zero range part of the game to get a feel for the effects of wind and accuracy at the different ranges before you go on to shoot the course.

    I've mapped 2 real courses into the game (Thanks to Andras for mapping out the Inter regionals course at Redfearns for me).

    Oh I should also mention that the scope magnification is fixed at about 16x mag, because that's the mag I shoot on and the maths for getting the faceplate sizes working for variable magnification scopes was too hard. I might revisit that, but for the moment welcome to Brian's world of shooting FT on 16x mag [​IMG]

    THE GAME

    If you like the game and would like to help out there's a couple of things you can do...
    Firstly, click on a google add on the front screen - you don't have to buy anything, but every click drops a couple of pence in my pocket, I'm not going to get rich from it, but it might help to buy me a tin of pellets and it'll give me a warm feeling that you've enjoyed playing my game.

    Another thing you can do is Map a course that I can add to the game - wouldn't it be cool if you could practice a GP course without having to leave the comfort of your sofa? What I need to know for mapping a course is the bearing of the zero range and the bearings and distances for the targets on the course as well as a little note if a particular target was more or less exposed to the wind.

    If you don't know about bearings, just draw a rough map on a bit of paper and take a photo of it for me.

    (You're probably going to need a mouse to play this and you'll need a modern browser too - Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE 10+ etc)
     
  2. mattyts

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    Will play this when I'm on a PC,cheers Mick.
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    milek Honorary Member

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    28 on the 30 shot
    38 on the 40 shot
     
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    I got 21 on the top one, will try the other one tomorrow, big fingers and on a phone, took me a few shows to figure out that I had to tap where I would shoot as I couldn't get the cross hairs to move
     
  6. Ganton Gunner

    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I just got a 28 :(
    damn them splits on the 40 I got 35
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    now try it with your eyes shut :thumb:
     
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    I think I just did, scores went right down. Wind changed to 8mph on this one
     
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    I had a 8mph one I bailed and got a 6mph one :)
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    7 eyes shut :D
     
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    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    28 :D I had a head wind didn't bother to move on the touch pad just shut my eyes and kept clicking :roflmao:
     
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    26 and 32 for me...
     
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    30 and 37
     
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    the 37 was wind at 8mph mick
     
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    0 the first time, and 1 on my second attempt, 30 on the third attempt after I realised I had to aim for the yellow bit and not go for the head shot I am used too !


    can you tell I never done target shooting before ?
     
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    The fact you cant aim up or down in the game should have been a clue:p
     

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