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    B,

    No problem. Use a range finder and an attached bipod. All are welcome. Not a fan of the existing AAFTA hunter class rules. Unlimited class is great for beginners and veterans alike.

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    B,

    Not every target is visible from a prone position. You must shoot it sitting or kneeling instead. Or get a taller bipod. One lane is standing only and one lane is kneeling or standing only. The terrain is not absolutely flat like a rifle range.

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    Follow through – keep aiming after pulling the trigger. You will be able or try to call your shots. Try not to use your muscles. You can rotate your either foot to correct left or right aim at the target. Balance the weight of the rifle over your support hand. Try different support hand positions until you find the most comfortable and repeatable. You can practice not shooting but holding at a dot on a wall for the longest amount of time to build up a repeatable standing position. Balance point of the rifle helps. I prefer the weight closer to my body so my support arm is more vertical.

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    chasdicapua

    Looking forward to it. 39 yards avg. distance… sounds interesting. 

    See you there,

    Chas

    Chas,

    FYI the last two CAGC matches had the same average distance not the Troyer rating. It has not changed that much.

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    John_in_Ma

    I'll be there. I'll shoot wftf then shoot my springer a second tome around if possible. I'd like them to see you don't need super top notch gear to have fun.

    Bring your pistol. I will shoot mine since the near and mid range targets are less than 35 yards. Do hands only pistol shooting.

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    Rick,

    It's has been a hard sell to get them to even consider field target. I joined the Rockville because two of their members were interested in having air gun matches. They won't allow a woods course yet even though they have several hundred acres of woods to hunt (archery only) and harvest timber. It's a slow process with a lot of politics involved. The rifle police range is too narrow to allow 10 lanes (only 8 max) with the minimum 6 feet between lanes. The archery guys won't mind but the gun guys really not don't think it's worth doing at all. Hoping to change their minds.

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    OP stated it was a Vortek spring in a Vortek kit installed. I had a similar problem with my HW97K breaking a lot of Vortek springs from a Vortek kit. Some of the Vortek springs just do not last that long. It might be just a bad batch of springs Vortek is using. Anyways, if you shoot a springer a lot, the spring will eventually break especially at the tight fitting top hat area.

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    Pellet sizer from TBT. I use the 4.52mm sizer.

    http://www.airrifletuning.com/products/tbt-pellet-sizers/

    They might not have any in stock.

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    There is always variety of head sizes within a given tin of pellets. If you have a tin of pellets that shoot really well, measure the head size.

    You can then sort out the head sizes from every tin going forward. Buy a pelletgage.

    https://pelletgage.com/

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    If your HW97K has a lot of vibration, I would buy a spring that fits the spring guide or have someone make a spring guide to fit the spring. I was lucky enough to have the a Vortek replacement spring (12 FPE – 9" length) that fit my HW97K spring guide. When you have taken the HW97K apart measure the spring guide outside diameter with a caliper and purchase a slightly bigger inside diameter ARHQ or Vortek replacement spring. There is no need for a full blown tune kit.

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    AAFTA will allow prone with sling only and no bipod attached although many courses don't physically make it possible to shoot prone with many obstructions. Prone with a bipod attached with your supporting hand under the butt end is not allowed since you are basically having the ground support your rifle. I understand AAFTA's reasoning but they should just make an Unlimited or Freestyle class for that kind of shooting.

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    I think the big bore airgun shooters would enjoy shooting NRL matches instead. The metal spinner targets they use are already rated for high velocity rimfire ammo (+150 FPE). NRL matches are shot out to 100 yards or more safely at a firearms rifle range.

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    Willie14228

    In my area every year we have what is called the deermans championship, it is a 3D archery competition but unlike the normal 3D the point zones are actual kill zones of the deer, further the targets are placed in such a way that forces the shooter to decide whether to take the shot or not, any shot that misses the kill zone counts against your score, a call to not take the shot counts as zero, the shooter must stand at a certain spot and so he or she make have to shoot kneeling or off cantor and many other challenges 

    this event is held not long before deer season and creates a great training and practice for hunters

    This is something I would love to see in a field target competition 

    In the UK and Europe Hunter Field Target is close to what you are describing.

    https://www.ukahft.org/#/

    https://www.ukahft.org/rules-and-guidance.html#/

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    AirNGasman

    Gonzav,

    Perhaps you overlooked the posts stating Steel Plinkers field targets hold up just fine to .22 LR?

     

    I am very aware steel plinker targets are rated for rimfire ammo. My reason for buying them are not for use with airguns. I wish they were still in business.

    These targets would be great for NRL.

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    I would use my rimfire rifle if a field target is capable of stopping 150 FPE. I would not bother using an air rifle. I think you can go up to 30 FPE for some of the better built field targets like Air Venturi – not Gamo, not Remington, not Umarex. The ones from the UK are built to last as well as Paul's custom targets.

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    I have the spinner version of the 1/10 scale silhouette targets as well as 3 full sets of targets for my club. I usually score 16 or 17 out of 20 standing only for the official distances (20y chicken, 30y pig, 36y turkey, 45y ram). It is very hard to get perfect with a springer.

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    If you want to shoot well in the wind, practice in the wind. Learn to read the wind direction and to hold off left or right of the target. Good for hunting situations.

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    Does anyone have a TX200 MK 1 in their collection?

    Just curious,

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