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Apparently I'm a better shot than I thought?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jesim1, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    I had my Daystate Panther in bits last week as I just kept getting an odd flyer, totally done my head in, but eventually I got it down to a tiny bit of play between the barrel band and the shroud. Sorted it and started grouping excellently again.

    Today I went to a local club with my good lady and we had our first ever go at an FT course. I was using the Panther and a Sidewinder and she was using her Regal and Varmint. We got shown round by one of the regulars who had 30 year experience and helps run the club, after we had spent a bit of time on the plinking range - which is in my opinion where I belong - he asked if we would like to try and do the club course? As neither of us really knew what we were doing we decided to have a go, how hard could it be? The chap said he would go with us and show us the ropes as he had recently won one of the club classes, and we had no idea how to score etc. having never done one, we had never even seen a scorecard.

    It was all new having to sit, kneel and stand while going for targets at different ranges and sizes, but the weather was kind, and there was almost nothing in terms of wind. The course is laid out differently each time, today it was out of 28, I forget how many targets as some we shot once, some twice depending on the way the lanes were laid out, I think there were 18?

    To my surprise I was literally taking out everything I pointed the gun at, right from 8m out to 50m+ and the guy showing us round was even more surprised when we added up the scores at the end and I beat him!:eek: Considering he was range finding and dialling in every target, and I was just winging it with holdover, I was well chuffed, but too much of a gentleman to make a meal of it.:) I scored 22, he got 21, and my wife got 12.

    So apparently I'm a better shot than I thought, and could be a whole lot better if I actually put some effort into it.

    It was a good day out, I still don't think I'm that good, and I'm not going to let a good start rush to my head, but I'd do it again. I know I done a bit of a cross between HFT and FT, but that does not matter to me, I just like shooting, I'll leave the politics and rules to others for now.

    James
     
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    Smashing James, seems you bath did well, FT is quite addictive I think you will find. I have watched one and shot one, can't wait to shoot my second.
    Now you need to get that scope marked up and the clicks sorted...
     
  3. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Firstly, thanks for the pellets.:up:

    I know your right, I've just ordered some bean bags as I'm sure they will get some use in the future, but I have to make sure I don't get too serious and spoil my "it's only a bit of fun" attitude. I don't want to be going out to relax and have fun only to be beating myself up on results, I do that for a living!

    James
     
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    Accuspell Pro Poster

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    It is quite satisfying shooting tin rabbits and crows isn't it. Like you I have only done it once, but I found it more fun that I thought I would. You seem to be a dab hand at it - just keep using your natural range finding skills and keep showing the scientific officers what REAL shooting is - even if they get higher scores at least yours will be pure!
     
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    Quite true about the fun bit James, for me its just an extension of my benchrest plinking fun.
    So long as I have fun i'll shoot.

    Oh I ment "both" not "bath"

    Pleased to return the lellet favour.
     

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