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    Shot a field target match in 32-40 degree weather with 5-10 mph winds last Sunday. I scored 56 out of 60. I was one of 12 people who attended. Used my LGU as shown on my profile picture.

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    I tried it last night and it is a not as easy as it seems. Got an 11 and 12 with my TX200HC and my HW97K. A lot of shots inside but touching the lines. With no center dot to aim at, you have to really need to get a good follow through to keep it inside the circles. No shooting jacket. Good practice target for FT.

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    Spoke with Vasyl about the format. We could make it a simple hit or miss scoring using 40 half inch diameter circles. You must place the pellet completely inside the half inch circle without touching the line to score a hit. Otherwise it is a miss. Vasyl is going to try to fit 40 circles in one letter sized sheet. Distance will be 11 yards indoors of course.

    It would be good for standing position field target practice in this off season.

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    50x

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    It’s  a first focal plane scope. 

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    You can shoot iron sights in field target at unknown distances from 10 yards out to 55 yards with kill zones ranging from 3/8" to 1.5" in diameter. There is no official iron sight only class in field target (http://www.AAFTA.org) but at a local level match directors usually can make exceptions. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=field+target

    Also you can shoot air rifle silhouette (standing position only) at 1/10 scale silhouette steel targets (20 yard chickens, 30 yard pigs, 36 yard turkeys and 45 yard rams). You shoot 5 silhouette targets at the prescribed distances – one shot each (5 total) from left to right all standing within 2 1/2 minutes. Here is a YouTube link to the rimfire version but it is shot exactly the same way. 

    https://competitions.nra.org/media/7825/nra-silhouette-rifle-rulebook.pdf

     

     

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    Course is set and ready for tomorrow.

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    I like being able to shoot and shoot and shoot and shoot non-stop without having to refill. I sometimes enjoy shooting better scores than most PCP shooters at field target events.

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    I sent mine back to get the parallax reset to 10 yards. It allowed me to range find at longer distances. Previously I was limited to just 60 yards. Yes the gap between 50-55 yards increased by 1/8". I say it's worth it as I shoot out to 75 yards and want to shoot out to 100 yards.

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    Congrats Philip,

    Awesome shooting at Nationals.

    Leo

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    Ok. For the moment, I will start with a CenterPoint Optics 32mmm Open Reflex sight. 10 yard zero. 12.5 yards hold under 0.25". 15-18 yards hold 0.4" under. With a red dot, I aim dead on for all distances.

    I will try out a 3x LER pistol scope in the near future.

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    The new Rowan triggers now have a third hole. One in the middle of the two standard locations.

    https://www.ctcustomairguns.com/hectors-airgun-blog/the-supercustom-triggers-for-the-walther-lgu-and-lgv

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    Sightron 10-50×60 is the most popular scope at Worlds Field Target Championship 2019 in England. I was able to try the Falcon X50 (not the older T50) on Cameron Kerndt’s HW97K. It looks like it was made from the same place as the Sightron but without illumination. I would buy one if I had only $900 spend. I also tried a Delta Stryker on John Farbrother’s TX200 rifle. I had no problem seeing the reticle but it had a narrower field of view than the Sightron. Both are good alternatives. I have a used Leupold 35x and like it as well.

    https://wftc2019.com/shooters-and-equipment/

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    RJ222,

    Thanks for the pics. I’m sold on it. I wish they still had laminate wood as an option.

    Leo

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    rj222,

    How much does your TX SR weigh with the CS1000 FT stock? Does it weigh around 15 pounds with a scope?

    I have a TX200 HC and it needs a heavier FT stock. I am seriously thinking of buying one.

    Regards,

    Leo

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    I will definitely attend. If the venue is in the North East, I will help setup before the match and take down the course and clean up afterwards. If not, I will just be another contestant.

    I am guessing the attendance will not be anywhere close to 500 shooters. Maybe under 300 at best.

    Many hunter class shooters will not shoot this event. Open shooters need to lower the power level under 12 FPE and loose the straps.

    When I describe pistol field target to Europeans, they laugh and say that's not a pistol and don't shoot it like a pistol. I agree with them.

    As for Hunter Class, they have their own hunter field target competition completely separate from WFTF rules. HFT has their own World HFT event every two years I think.

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    Vortek grease melts away when temperatures get above 90 degrees. I went to NC for the 2018 AAFTA Nationals. I slathered grease on spring to make my spring gun shoot slower. Coming back I took it apart and no grease was left on the spring. A thin coat of grease was left on the spring. 

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    Getting in on Thursday late afternoon after 10 hours of driving. Just doing the field target portion. I will enjoy watching the gunslinger event. Kinda burnt out after shooting the Worlds.

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    Thx Guys. I also got to pick up a TX200 HC for a 4th place prize.

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