Global Wha?

  • Views : 334
  • Link

    John_in_Ma
    Participant
    Member

    Yesterday was a beautiful day. Sunny, 70f and just enough of a breeze to keep the flies away. It was a fine day for a FT match. Knowing what was coming for weather today, yesterday’s weather was bitter sweet.

    We were already at today’s high temp of 39f when I woke up this morning, with the temperature drooping to 35f by match end. The winds were also a mostly constant 17mph out of the ENE. At the most inconvenient times they would switch, though that’s par for the course.  The lanes were all facing due east, making reading the almost head on, but not quiet quartering winds tricky at best. Only four of us showed up, and thanks to the low numbers we were all able to relax, have fun and learn a lot about fowl weather shooting today. So even with the cold and constant winds it was enjoyable and educational. Thanks you Leo(gonsav71) for holding the match and thanks to the other two shooters for being there. Here are a couple more pics of the shoot. I woulda taken more but, well, you’ll understand.








    Edit: To clarify the score card a bit I started on lane one, a standing lane. Lane 5 was standing as well. Lane 10 was kneeling. Right now if I try to close my knee enough to sit on my heel it feels like the knee is going to explode. None to pleasant so I took the shots standing. I recovered on the next lane seated with a clean. Then the three lane meltdown due to unneeded rushing and a return to calm for a strong finish on the final two lanes. A challenging and fun match for sure.

    • This topic was modified 1 week ago by John_in_Ma.
    Link

    shutik
    Participant
    Member

    It was great day to be outside, there was no forecasted rain, but freezing wind made up for that.

    John shooting his AA S500 with ultimate sporter stock and added hamptster.

    Link

    John_in_Ma
    Participant
    Member

    Thanks for the pic Vasyl. Given the conditions I think we all did well today.

    Link

    NCairgunner
    Participant
    Member

    Wow!!! Yall are too far north. It was in the 80’s here yesterday. That reminded me of our 2016 Euro match. Opened the gate at 18 degrees & eventually got to the low 30’s. I bet the wind gives you fits out there. is there anything to block the wind?  Are any of you coming down for the Cajuns in 2 weeks?

    Link

    John_in_Ma
    Participant
    Member

    Things will warm up a good deal over the next month, should be 60’s by the next match. The wind is constant and yes, fitful at times. It’s also some of the best training you can get as it’s never the same winds match to match. Lanes 1-4 are a bit protected in comparison to the open field. These are the hard conditions we need to practice in if we are going to stand a chance against the rest of the world in 2021. The wftf clinics are nice but one thing they are missing is weather and terrain similar to what the brits and germans shoot in. That is one thing we have in abundance here in the NE. Also, we are shooting one shot per target  this year in preparation for worlds in august.

    Tom Wade form Long Island is going, but no one else from the NE. He should do well if his EV2 is up for it.

    Anyways I’ll see ya in July ant Crosman? If not this fall at Nat’s. Good luck this year and good shooting Chris.

    John

    Link

    chasdicapua
    Participant
    Member

    Friday evening the weather forecast was for %70 of sleet and freezing rain. I decided that was just to brutal to shoot in and made other plans. It didn’t even start precipitation till late afternoon. Lesson learned. Just show up!! Thanks for the pictures John. 

    Chas

    Link

    gonzav71
    Participant
    Member

    John,
    ​Thanks for the report and the elevated stand for the 10 yard turkey. I’m going to try slugs next time.
    ​Leo

    Link

    DeutschKSK
    Participant
    Member

    It’s okay I woke up to two inches of slush and snow this morning in Worcester lol 

    Link

    strikefast
    Participant
    Member

    John, Is that open class on your card? I thought you were shooting WFTF… Good to see you are off the bipod anyway. Will you be going to the Crosman as well?

    I’ll see you at both if you do. Hope you are felling better… 

    Link

    John_in_Ma
    Participant
    Member

    It is Paul. No need to worry though, I’m only getting used to the position again before switching to wftf. See ya in Rochester.
     

    Link

    strikefast
    Participant
    Member

    What? Me worry?  (Didn’t Alfred E Neumen say that in MAD magazine)

    Just thought you had the S500 tuned to 12 fpe. I was thinking, if I can’t get steady in WFTF, with the FTP 900, I may tune it up to 18+ fpe for open. I like the feel of the FTP.

    Link

    shutik
    Participant
    Member

    John was shooting 15.5 grain Nielsen speciality slugs at 720 fps. It was really good combo for bucking the wind. I suspect a lot more competitors in open and Hunter will start utilizing them.

    Link

    strikefast
    Participant
    Member

    I assume you found them accurate as well. We just got our butts handed to us at our club match Sat. A member using the new redesigned 13 grain JSB and a Maurader!

    The wind was swirling bad in the deep woods with a hill in the rear.

    Wind hindered us all. 

    Link

    shutik
    Participant
    Member

    I am shooting WFTF and these slugs way too heavy for 12 FPE.
    I plan to try them in 20 fpe set up.

Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.