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Advice on a shooting mat

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by OZZ3Y, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. OZZ3Y

    OZZ3Y Banned

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    Need advice on a mat? I shot at springfields hft today and if it wasn't for the very nice people there letting me use their mat I don't think I would of shot at all today as I didn't take my arm bands with me lol I used the range sports mat today which was very good but is their a better mat for the money?
    what do you think of these?
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/G-P-I-TAC...-RIFLE-TARGET-2-1-3-PADDED-FOAM-/111210767352

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Navy-Blue-Shooting-Mat-NEW-/291073247264

    http://www.rangesports.com/acatalog/Range_Mats.html
     
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    I have the top one and it's quite a bit wider than the others. Very good price and a fast delivery but they are not completely waterproof; it does get damp after a while. Not soaking, just damp after a few hours.
     
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    Muddy as hell wasn't it and I noticed you still put in a good score. I have a range sports one with the pockets pretty good the other favoirite is the one by AIM but it costs a bit more and is slightly bigger. Ordered mine from range sports and if I remember rightly I had it in two days.
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    i'v got a AIM matt, is much bigger, but is a fair bit more, is if its about money I'd go for the top one :up:
     
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    +1 for Micks comments, you cant use it two days running if it gets really wet but i would imagine most are the same so for the money they are great.
    Atb Terry
     
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    Yeh then use Mik,s gun bag the second day lol ;)
     
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    or daves if you can run fast enough to catch it
     
  8. OZZ3Y

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    It was like a swamp lol was disappointed with my score if I'm honest i was on for a 56 but dropped 6 in the last 9 wind was gusting and changing directions all the time.

    To be fair range sports works out to be around £72.50 including delivery and the aim is £89 so would you say the aim is £20 better than the range? And is it £45 better than the GPI tactical 1?
     
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    Haven't seen a GPI tactical so couldn't say but but there was an aim mat there today. Comes in a bag rather than open fold out like the range but from what I saw of it ir looked quite a nice mat. So really I suppose it what you want to spend. Shot 52 the other week just couldn't get it together today and did 41 so I'm blaming the wind and my oldest son distracting me. Lol
     
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    Without sounding dumb, im new to the world of airguns. What is a range mat for?
     
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    In HFT there are around 24 lanes out of 30 that are prone; many of the places that hold comps can get a bit cut up, wet & muddy. The mat provides a consistent platform to shoot from.
     
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    I see the aim in its bag but never got to see it in use. I've put links up with all the ones ive mentioned in my first post. See what you think?
     
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    Either lay in a muddy puddles or get a mat stay dry n clean ishh lol
     
  14. Chinnymonster81

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    Its your money mate you have to pay extra for the strap on the range sports where as the GPI comes with it and the aim of course comes in the bag. I think they are all pretty much the same other than size. None are totally waterproof either I don't think, just very resistant. Had to hose the mud off mine and its currently drying in the bath , could be used tomorrow I suppose but I think it will still be a bit damp.
     
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    I use one from these guys ,http://www.customsportingmatsandhides.co.uk/ they also run rochford airgun club. mine didn't come with a strap but I knicked the strap off the old ladies gym bag .
    It was very muddy at springfield today I think a dinghy would have been best bet . Oh yes and I was on for a 60 when i started . 56 would have been a very good score today . Conditions today made what would have been a easy course quite interesting where even the easy targets could have been missed.
     
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    Arghh I'm too indecisive lol just want to buy once n buy right the first time
     
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    This one Ozzy...pmsl

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ahhh thankyou mate
     
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    Ahh the guy who runs Rochford I met at the Airgun Centre a little while ago, he was delivering some bags in camo, looked really nice and well put together.
     
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    There's no could miss the easy targets, I do and am becoming quite the specialist at it.
     

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