Any interest in starting a East Coast airgun competition

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    Grandpaonair
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    Are there any air Gunners on the East Coast that would like to put together a central airgun competition. North Carolina . Virginia. Kentucky..Tennessee. South Carolina. Georgia.

    I know there's several of us from these states that enjoy shooting but do not have the money to travel the 24 hours drive to Arizona and Utah. If we can get enough interest I would like to see is to try to find a central location for us all together and have a fun competition. Let me know your thoughts on this matter thank you for your time.

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    lessmundane
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    All the elements and foundation are already in place.  A calendar of events on AAFTA's website shows many events including the October 2018 Nationals in Pleasant Hill, NC.  Airgun clubs and their events are in every area (airgunningatlanta.org is an example. North East Regional Benchrest Championship is another).  It takes a bit of googling to find them.   Corporate sponsored events look very inviting and a lot of fun.  An East coast version of the Utah event would be exciting for all who could attend and a great follow-up to FX's new headquarters in NC.   Let's get started.

    Martin (in Georgia)

     

     

     

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    Hynzie
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    Im way up north from u and dont think I can make it. .but with the new FX BUILDING IN THE CAROLINA S. U THINK THEY MIGHT WANT TO DO A EAST COAST SHOOT. EBR IS IN THE fall maybe a east coast spring match

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    chasdicapua
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    I'm up in MA as well, but would surely come to a big event like EBR or some combined FT and BR match centrally located on the east coast. Yes, would be good for FX to take the lead. But, if they don't, doesn't mean it can't happen. Who's got the time and juice (and skills!) to take the reigns?

    Chas

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    chasdicapua
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    Grandpaonair, I'm wondering if this might get some more views in the main part of the target shooting section.

    Chas

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    Grandpaonair
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    Chas … got the topic moved thanks for the advice.

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    Grandpaonair
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    I have four different PCP air rifles . From what I've been able to find out ( so far) I could not use any of them in the AAFTA competition..  They are over powered for field target…  Look for a Central East benchrest style competition.

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    Grandpaonair
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    Or maybe some local good old boys getting together to have a friendly competition if anybody would be interested in such a thing chime in.

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    spysir
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    What type of shooting?  BR, FT, 10m ?  Or you mean just a fun shoot?

    Ton's of FT

    https://airgunlaws.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/international-state-county-municipal-laws-ordinances-on-air-rifles-pneumatic-weapons-spring-guns-2/

     

     "dont have a 20fpe rig"

    There's a reason to buy an airgun right?

    An $80.00 QB78 gets you started  Loaner rigs are common , maybe ask around.

    In was a squirrel hunter before attending an FT match with a 23fpe .22 & 4x scope . ( And I have heard of a match director allowing a 30fpe rig -once- a new person wanted to use, up to the director)   due to FT I met well over 100 other airgunners to shoot all kinds of thi ngs & places with.

     Get to a match and find thee sub group your looking for.

     

    John

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    Grandpaonair
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    Thanks John…bench rest…I'm tring to get my bsa r10 below 20 ftp and I see there is a field target shoot in Ennice N.C. next week end…hope to make it…

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    BigBoreChas
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    I am here is Upstate SC, Would love to see and shoot in some BR on the East Coast. 

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    JamesD.
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    I'd love to; but I don't travel. If NE PA would work, I'd build 10 lanes covered @ 50 yards. Possible 100 yards if We clear out some trees. My residence is in a township that allows firearm shooting as long as a natural/man made berm is there. So no liability, insurance. You follow the rules or gotta go. But I'd do that if surrounding states or PA alone had at least 10-20 guys committed to 3 -4 matches per season. 

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    John_in_Ma
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    I offered the property we use in Conn for our FT matches to be used for other airgun activities last year and there was no Real interest. It's an open field with at least 100yd for EBR style shooting. I think the determining factor in my case was that they would have to set up and break down themselves. Most don't want to work for thier shooting time when traveling as well.

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    Locker50
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    JamesD.

    I'd love to; but I don't travel. If NE PA would work, I'd build 10 lanes covered @ 50 yards. Possible 100 yards if We clear out some trees. My residence is in a township that allows firearm shooting as long as a natural/man made berm is there. So no liability, insurance. You follow the rules or gotta go. But I'd do that if surrounding states or PA alone had at least 10-20 guys committed to 3 -4 matches per season. 

    I'm in Sussex Co. NJ. I'd go.

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