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Gareth's HFT shooting blog 3416

Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 29,764 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Gareth's HFT shooting blog
« Reply #90 on: February 05, 2017, 08:11:41 PM »
I wouldn't say shooters up here are "anti" springer, but a lot of them skip over them and go for a PCP.  People acknowledge they are harder to shoot well, but don't seem to understand that some of us LIKE a challenge and find PCPs a bit boring.  The Open Sights competitions are done with springers I guess, but that's quite a different proposition.

Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 29,764 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Gareth's HFT shooting blog
« Reply #91 on: April 23, 2017, 11:03:25 PM »
Well, it's Competition time again and today saw the 2017 SARPA League kick off in windy style at New Kypeside.  An interesting course that winds up a shallow river bed and has some crazy cross winds that seem to manage to blow in two directions at once.  :think:  I did OK at reading the wind, but I was particularly pleased with my range finding.  Even better I managed to shrug off a terrible streak of misses (a total of four doughnuts) and come back swinging. 
  It felt like something went wrong with the scope for a bit as I was totally missing mid-ranged targets that all but filled my reticule.  Just no way I shouldn't have hit something. :shrug:  I gave the whole rig a good shake to see if something sounded lose and, while it didn't rattle, it did seem to sort out whatever was going wrong.  So despite the shocking misses I still managed to rack up a good for the day 43x60 which was good enough for second place in Recoiling.
  Further investigation need to be done on the rifle and scope; check scope mounts, stock bolts, dial the internal scope tube all the way up/down, left/right etc. to see if something went wrong or if I was just suffering a run of bad luck in finding blades of grass or whatever.

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Re: Gareth's HFT shooting blog
« Reply #92 on: April 24, 2017, 12:47:37 PM »
Good luck for the season  :tu:
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Re: Gareth's HFT shooting blog
« Reply #93 on: April 24, 2017, 12:54:31 PM »
I wouldn't say shooters up here are "anti" springer, but a lot of them skip over them and go for a PCP.  People acknowledge they are harder to shoot well, but don't seem to understand that some of us LIKE a challenge and find PCPs a bit boring.  The Open Sights competitions are done with springers I guess, but that's quite a different proposition.

PCP is much much easier to shoot, especially the modern guns that really accurately regulate each shot so you get super consistency. I used to shoot at an indoor 10m club called SCAWS in my town, and used a weihrauch 35 with a peephole sight. I shot it for a couple of years before having it chrono'd  and finding out it had quite a swing in power between shots. I thought it was down to me wobbling around to much. It corrected for the most part with a new spring, but was never as accurate as the guys using pcp guns. 
Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 29,764 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Gareth's HFT shooting blog
« Reply #94 on: May 01, 2017, 08:16:03 PM »

Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 29,764 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Gareth's HFT shooting blog
« Reply #95 on: August 23, 2017, 08:49:18 PM »
Well, I've not been doing a very good job of keeping up with this have I? :-[  I have shot a couple more competitions since I last posted and it's been going OK, especially my first place at the New Caledonian club.  Most recently though was the STS HFT Championship where I managed to come third for the second year in a row.  This consists of two courses in a single day and both of them tough.  Awkward shooting positions were the norm for the day plus a lot of shooting up a steep embankment.  I managed to put a crick in my neck on my third shot of the day and had had a niggle for the rest of the day.  However I certainly wasn't alone in that.


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Re: Gareth's HFT shooting blog
« Reply #96 on: August 23, 2017, 09:17:11 PM »
Congratulations  :tu:
Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 29,764 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Gareth's HFT shooting blog
« Reply #97 on: August 24, 2017, 05:16:35 PM »

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Re: Gareth's HFT shooting blog
« Reply #98 on: August 25, 2017, 06:27:12 PM »
Bloody well done sir :salute:

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Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 29,764 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Gareth's HFT shooting blog
« Reply #99 on: August 25, 2017, 07:59:56 PM »
Bloody well done sir :salute:

cheers mate. :cheers:

Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 29,764 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Gareth's HFT shooting blog
« Reply #100 on: October 31, 2017, 04:04:33 PM »
I've not kept this going very well have I? :-[  The STS HFT League ended a couple of weeks ago and I managed a very respectable 2nd place in Recoiling class.  Theoretically I could have still stolen 1st at the last comp but I would have had to shot my best score of the year and, frankly, I didn't. :D  I did finally manage to win at my home ground though and I take some consolation from that.  Oddly, I think I probably scored better on average last year, but the courses felt less spring gun friendly and everyone who shot Recoiling class dropped a few points as well.


 

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