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Climbing Up The Ladder Of Learning

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by Roger Wilkes, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Roger Wilkes

    Roger Wilkes Roger

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    16 months ago,I bought my 1st airgun for 44+ years (Walther Classus springer( it/I did not work then we do now))
    After 5 months bought an AA400 carbine after a further 7 months bought an HW95
    2 months ago with no pre planning joined a " mainly" HFT club MVAC .

    Have practised/ tinkered/ fettled a bit and also gt through about 8000 pellets

    I now have had 2 club HFT events ( and 2 practice events( ish))

    My 1st event with the AA400 Hawke 6-24 x50 AO I scored 29
    My 2nd event using the HW95 and Hawke compact 4-16 x44 I scored 41

    Ok not the best in the world,but looking back with all the trials and tribulations someone shooting solo could have gone through it now seems quite an amazing progression.

    Lots of further steps required to even see the top step in the hazzy distance of the sport/ accuracy but it's nice now to be progressing forward.

    If not for this forum and so much advice it is likely the lonely Classus would be locked away gathering dust.

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  2. Victor old foggy

    Victor old foggy Member

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    you need to practice at the different distances,to learn your aim points,if you go on shooting the breese web site and look up fht then anston hft targets you can download them which covers the 45 through to 8yrds,they are great to shoot,at the same time you measure the different aim point with your scope say 35mm at 35yrds on my scope at 8x its 7/8 so just under one mil,takes some time to do this, so at your next hft shoot, you think its aprox 35 yrds and look at the kill size of target and its either 40,0r 35mm measuring the kill looks to be the smaller size measure 7/8 so you then know the distance is 35 yrds, you also need to read size of kills at the different distances say 15-19mm the smallist kill size and they look small you know they cannot be any closer then 13 yards or further then 25 yrds, so again you measure the kill sizes at this ranges on my scope ay 8x say 20yr4ds its 7/8 m again just under 1m this might sound like a lot of effort,but if you want to shoot well, you must be able to judge distance to within 1/2 yards or the pellet will either go high or low,hope this helps,people are normaly very helpful,
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  3. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 2018 & 2019 Forum Nice Guy

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    Chelmsford/Upminster - Essex
    I’d be happy with a score of 41 with a HW95 on my second go!

    Keep it going Roger!
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  4. pbrown

    pbrown Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Chiseldon, nr Swindon
    That's excellent news Roger and nothing all wrong with those scores, far better than my first couple of HFT events. You've joined a good club, great shooting grounds and lots of knowledgeable members to learn from.

    Stick at it and keep us updated, look forward to hearing about your progress. :up:
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  5. Jack's Da

    Jack's Da Donator

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    A lad at our place scored 7 last week. Yes 7. He bloody loved it and will be back with hopefully some of the kind words of advice taken on board.

    Getting into the 40s with a Springer is a good effort especially for your first go with it. My advice would be to simply enjoy it and pick things up as you go along for now. Never lose sight of the fun side of the sport.
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  6. Roger Wilkes

    Roger Wilkes Roger

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    I have officially become a member of MVAC, so this wee went over the barrier of both ranges( in and out) to study the targets / range cheating a bit - but without doing so unclear if all the targets work .
    Using my HW95/ Airmax compact prone palm on gunbag.
    Anyway, had the outside range to myself spent an hour getting the feel of all ( many) targets/ where to hit them ( some had t be hit high).
    To finish up I shot at all sub 40yd re-set on targets and spinners back to the last single 8yd.
    I only missed the 8yd, ft t 2nd shot.
    Odd it seemed a bit out of body, so simple/ straightforward it's as if someone else was shooting.
    Quite taken aback after many months of frustration previously
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  7. pjgtech

    pjgtech How many days till Xmas?

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    SE London / Kent
    Well done that man, glad you are making progress, but enjoy it 1st and foremost... :thumb:
    I've never done any comps, maybe one day... :)
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