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Happy With My 1st Season.

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by Wilco, Sep 16, 2021.

  1. Wilco

    Wilco Happy airgunner

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    So this summer was my 1st season having a go at FT and what an eye opener it's been.

    I've met many new people, shot some great courses and gleened loads of info from those more than happy to share.

    At regional level, I've found it to be very welcoming with loads of laughs and banter, I wish I had had a crack at it years ago:facepalm:

    So I've finished the season with 1st place in C grade:) and 4th in HFT:).

    Am dead chuffed and looking forward to moving up a grade for next season.

    So if your thinking about giving the club scene a go, I highly recommend it, it doesn't matter what age or ability you are, you will learn a lot and more importantly have FUN.

    Thanks for reading and putting up with my drivell :D
     
  2. Wolfiemac

    Wolfiemac Alreet

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    Well done mate, that's a cracking first year. :thumb:
     
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  3. oedbachgen

    oedbachgen Top Poster

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    Glad to hear your enjoying Wilco:thumb:, great 1st season results:thumb:, banter at its best:thumb:. I'm out of FT now:(.
     
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  4. Chouchin66

    Chouchin66 Top Poster

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    Congrats buddy

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  5. Seasicksteve

    Seasicksteve Keyboard Hero

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    Good stuff

    I'm on a waiting list to join a club
     
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  6. Wilco

    Wilco Happy airgunner

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    Thanks guys
    I hope you get in soon mate, whether you decide to compete or not, a club is a great place to shoot:thumb:
     
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  7. Bladesmith

    Bladesmith Big Poster

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    Well done that’s a great result for you first time at it
     
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  8. Aran

    Aran If it bleeds we can kill it

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    Well done mate great result
     
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  9. john79

    john79 sywell ft club

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    Well done , onwards and upwards :thumb:
     
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  10. Lordy 74

    Lordy 74 Big Poster

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    Congrarulations Wilko . Cracking result pal .:claping:
     
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  11. Dr B

    Dr B Grizzly Airgunner

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    Well done, that's a cracking result for you - I'm glad you're enjoying it :up::up:. Sadly, for me, there are no air rifle competitions, awards, or trophies for targets with a pulse. :):).
     
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  12. Wilco

    Wilco Happy airgunner

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    Thanks Jason, I'm hoping to get out on the targets with a pulse now the evenings are drawing in:thumb:.
     
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    RobertH Engaging Member

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    Well done Mate, I came in 3rd behind you so we 1st timers ain't too bad. Hopefully you'll go up a grade and give me a chance in the winners circle next year:)
     
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    robs5230 Oversprung

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    Looks like a result. Well done.

    I must confess that I've never shot a round of FT / HFT in my life.
     
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  15. Wilco

    Wilco Happy airgunner

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    I was getting a little uninspired with my perm, no good for stalking so it was always a prone ambush number which at my age/build was bloody uncomfortable.

    Had a go at HFT at the club and enjoyed it just using my KT.

    Had a fun FT shoot again using the KT and done OK so thought I'd see how I could do with an FT gun.

    Thanks to Gramps I was lucky enough to pick up an EV2 set up and off I did trot.

    I have to say it's addictive especially when your scores improve..

    Good fun at club level :)

    Swefta hft is a little diff from UK rules in that you can adjust you parallax to the range you think it is before bring your eye to the scope.

    It's more challenging and load more fun than I thought it would be:thumb:
     
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  16. Desmond.22

    Desmond.22 'All round good egg'

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    Great mate.

    I really fancy getting into this but only time I went was one up near Staffordshire way can't remember course or club.

    Was great morning out but after not knowing what to expect it was a full long morning session and with my drive home took til 2ish before home.
    Sadly I just don't get that much free time with family etc at minute but when kids older and I can have time myself on a Sat/Sun will definitely get into this I think.

    Just time my problem and also with that time to practice properly.

    I know guys I was going round with saying they shoot couple times mid week then the course/comp weekend.

    Im lucky if get few hours a month so one day
     
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