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    I tend to go with the statement ( Mototsport racing & Bull fighting are sports every thing else is just a game )

    Tsmith -> well said

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    200 miles each way, Thus i am not an every month participant. 

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    I have a few of Dennis's guns a .458 & .308 rifles, and .308 & .58 pistols. Had breakfast with him at the Malvern Ar. Gun show last year he said he was still selling every thing he makes, but he was not making as many as he use to. He is a old world machinist and vastly talented, he also loves every thing mechanical, especialy guns and motorcycles, we have those in common.  Dennis usually leads a prayer at the Malvern show and its obvious he means every word spoken.  Visiting with him is one of the high points of the Malvern show for me.

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    Willie14228, Nothing embarrassing about your score ! At this point your learning the game,  gun,  ranging, scope, shooting from sticks, and and and. Field Target has a bit of a sharp learning curve. The most important thing is you had fun !

    I have not been able to get to Arlington for a while to much going on with life and family, but I am hoping to get things figured out so I can shoot more matches this year. I hope you stick with your plans of doing some things here in East Texas. Would be great to get with some like minded guys and do some FT practice matches. 

    Congratulations on your first match !

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    124's are great fun !!!! I am a bit intrigued that the pellets did not go through the cardboard backer after the paintballs.

    What were the temps the day you shot those ? I am thinking it was colder than the typical heat I shoot paintballs here in Texas. I know the cold makes them much firmer. I tend to set mine on golf T's inside my pellet trap so my misses are contained. Great Fun !!!

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    Good Day

    I am located in Nacogdoches, and sorry to say nothing close to me at this time. I try to make it to the DFW for one of the clubs up there but have not gotten regularly able to do that. I have herd there are some folks up around Alexandria La. trying to get a regular field target match going. There is also talk of a club getting started around Tyler TX, but I am not sure how dedicated to field target they are. 

    Good luck with getting some FT going and I would sure try to make it to some events & would help with what I can.

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    My AA Pro Elite .22 is a accurate power house springer. It is also a large heavy & Heavy to cock gun. But puts out over 20fp.

    it is also a work,of art even with the beach stock on mine. Elegant Air Arms quality !

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    Test post of a USFT shot target. 35 yds from field target shooting position. A member PM'd me saying he seemed to be locked out of this thread.

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    Steve123 that is a nice looking finish on your USFT ! 

    Is that paint, hydro dip, or some kind of tape ? Looks very fitting on the gun.

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    Welcome Rob !

    always enjoyed your posts and insight you brought to the other locations. 

    Thanks for shairing the images from your collection. I need to get around and do some of the same with mine.

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    One point to remember is most clubs have a 20fp energy limit so as not to damage targets. The royal and Tipan can both be turned down to that, but then in .22 they will have quite a loopy targe trajectory.

    i would say before buying any thing new contact a club that holds matches and ask if they have a loaner gun as most do. If they don't I would bet some one in the club would make a gun available. Learn some about the game then make up your mind about what you want to spend your money on. 

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    I very much enjoy my USFT, mine came to me as a bottle gun and I installed an even larger bottle on it. The reg is set right close to 1400psi and shooting around 17fp with AA8.4 scope is a Hawke 10×50/60. 

    I would like to find a Hunter with the straight grip unregulated. But there  many guns I would like find ! I tend to shoot the USFT better than I do either of my RAW's both .177 one a TM the other a HM.

    if you can get over the looks of the USFT they are a pleasure unless your carrying them a long way. they are Heavy ! Thus my shooting cart, yes I am that lazy. 

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    @airngasman to the red courtesy phone please.

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    Ok I will wade in here also. I have two walnut TX200,  A Jim Maccari TX200 that he imported from AirArms writhe the 9" barel like the Pro Sport, it is in a custom JM field target stock. There is also a TX200 SR, and just recently picked up a TX200 HC. So to say I like TX200's is an understatement. My plan is to install a .22mm 12fp kit in one of them as soon as I make up my mind which one. Also have a Russ Best tuned Pro Sport. All in .177

    i also have a HW97 .177, that I bought just to see how the other side lived. It has a 12Ffp kit installed. Well I am not willing to get rid of any of my TX's but I do like the 97 well enough that I bought a Lucas Parsley FT stock for it. 

    So which is better, darned if I know ! I like them all and they all shoot extremely well if I do my job behind the gun. Each and every one is as much fun to look at as they are to handle and shoot.  I have resealed a couple of the TX's and there a pleasure to work on, But I would not hesitate to open up the 97 if it ever needs it. 

    So buy which ever one speeks to you, but my true recommendation is to getting both ! They are both worth owning. 

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    I have rebuilt a couple of my FWB 124 when I fit the new piston seal from ARH I install it on the piston and chuck it up in my drill press and use a file and fine emery paper. Taking off a bit then trial fit it. Doing that over and over. 

    As far as preload on the spring, never measured it but the best I remember it's between 3-4 inches. Last couple it gets very stiff.

    There great guns and I sure enjoy getting mine out regularly. I like the 124 so much I did some swapping around and came up with a 127 that is a great shooter also. 

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    North West Arkansan Spring Gun Association holds twice a month silo matches and starting in December will hold regular Field Target matches.

    only link to there scedual I know of is on Facebook and I am not face book friendly.  

    SILHOUETTE
     
    NWA weather is ideal for indoor Silhouette. Please plan to attend our matches WEDNESDAY November 6th and 20th.
    Indoor silhouette matches occur on the first and third Wednesdays of the month (occasionally moved due to holidays). At 5:30PM the range opens with sight in period and we are finished by 8:30PM. A 20-shot pistol relay starts the competition at 6:00 PM followed by the 40-shot rifle relays.



    Our host for indoor silhouette is Outdoor America



    1375 N Thompson Street Springdale, AR. 72764.



    http://www.outdooramericaarchery.
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    $5 RANGE FEE and $1 PER RELAY.


    This is great fun for new and experienced shooters. We hope to see you there. NASA and our hosts have extra rifles and pistols available for any guest. Please email if you would like youth rifles brought to the match.

    After each NASA shoot, several club members go to a nearby taqueria for dinner. Please join us!

     
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    To be honest until now I did not know the difference between the ft/lbs and ft-lb. But have made note and will try to use the correct ft-lb when talking about airgun energy.

    I think most forgive the usage of ft/lb as most of us shooters have struggled for years to get manufactures, authors, and each other to use ft-lb instead of fps when talking about the power of air rifles. Finally after many complaints about fps when advertising power levels of airguns ft/lb is easily tolerated. We may never get Gamo, Pyramid Air, and any airguns sold at the big box stores to use ft-lb.

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    Only American paper airgun magazine I know of is Airgun Hobbyist. It's a quarterly.

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    My HW55 is only stamped BURGO no other markings. It is pre record trigger. In fact the trigger is rather strange to me. It has a very long very smooth pull. Strange to get use to but one accustomed to it the gun is capable of exelent accuracy. 

    I have no clue of its age or who Burgo was.

    its a pleasure to shoot and handle.

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    if it was not for the willingness to have multiple guns of the same power level, our British shooting friends would not not be manufacturing near as many fine riffles as they do for there home market. Power is only one factor of the enjoyment of a fine rifle. I have a few that are around the same power level and yet each one is very different and is a pleasure each in its own way.

    But they I got over feeling like I have to rationalize every gun I have. Many are just because I want it.

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