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Question Different disciplines.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by andyh, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. andyh

    andyh Engaging Member

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    Being new to the sport etc, I have found 2 clubs relatively local to me.
    One caters for 10m rifle/pistol the other for FT, benchrest, prone, kneeling standing, etc.
    Would you guys concentrate on 1 discipline to start with or would you just enjoy whatever you shoot ?
    Now I have enjoyed the 10m as it's quite disciplined in my opinion, but I do enjoy the variety of FT.
    I want to reach a much better standard that I shoot at present, I think it boils down to shooting using diopter sights or shooting with scopes, is one or the other a quicker route to better standards or doesn't really matter ?
    Interested in your thoughts and how you pproached shooting as a beginner.
     
  2. Buzz

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    I can't really answer the question you're asking because I don't like "organised" shooting myself. Jenny and I prefer to just go out and shoot on our own whether it be target or hunting...we're not "clubby" sort of people when it comes to shooting.

    What I will say is this. The most important part of shooting first and foremost is that you enjoy what you're doing, after that the rest will follow. If you're not enjoying it then it's a job not a hobby or sport, so go with your gut feelings and you'll not be far wrong.
    When it comes to getting proficient there are three things you have to do...practice, practice and practice, but if you want to free shoot from standing, I would recommend you don't do any sort of rest shooting until you're good at standing, it will compromise your learning quite a bit.
     
  3. topcat

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    there is no quick ruote just practice and more practice. i used to shoot 10 metre but didnt enjoy as much as long range air rifle shooting .if you are a hunter go for the HFT discipline
     
  4. Fxwhisper

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    I tried the 10 meter shoot, but found getting out in the field was much more fun.
    I thing I enjoy the stalking as much as the shooting.

    But its worth a go if you cant go hunting where you are:up:
     
  5. FXpoacher

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    Buzz read my mind!!!:eek:
    (and my missus is called jenny as well!)
     
  6. a1gunner

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    i taught myself with a springer and open sites.
    then got a scope on the springer then got my PCP.

    i dont punch paper just hunt and FT style in the garden.

    i work on hunting postitions not target disapline.
    if i can shoot inside a 50p pice at whatever range in a certain position thats what i'd use.

    you do what you find most fun:up:
    if you engoy something you will want to learn it
     
  7. Hardrivejack

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    Buzz do you mind if I ask where go shooting because although I'm trying to get in to club (on waiting list) I'm struggling to find anywhere else local.

    Sorry for butting in on this thread.
     
  8. Buzz

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    That's not a problem hardrivejack. We have family that have large private properties and a family friend has a small farm, but we're quite restricted there. We clay shoot a lot and I have permission at one or two of those to do some air gunning too. We used to shoot often at Euroguns near Finningley, but haven't done since they got their new indoor and outdoor range, mainly because they charge £5 per day and as we can never get more than an hour or so out there £10 is a bit expensive. Members get it cheaper..might even be free, but we don't want to join another club.

    Where abouts are you ??
     
  9. Hardrivejack

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    Oops didn't notice I hadn't got my area on profile. Now updated. I'm in Rotherham and have been to Anston a few times but rely on invites so managing about 1 - 2 times a month at the minute. I can only get up on Sunday mornings due to work / family and with the competitions running there is not always somebody there so have to wait til ppl are going up.

    I'm new and just wanting to target / practice for the time being until I (hopefully) improve and get into the sport more. I had thought of Eurguns but same as you really the expense had put me off.
     

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