WRABF…..ERABSF…..USARB 25 meterTarget post 11/30/15

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    CampFussell
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    Congratulations on that win CK.          Win are they…….I mean when are they gonna post the results? LOL And where? What forum?
    And when is the next match? 😉

    Scott Allen the president of our club THAGC , just ordered a Thomas also 😉 LOL
    Haha, it’s all the rage now 😉

    Peace and proliferation grease
    Fuss
     

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    Coldking
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    THANKS JIMMY. I just sent Paul all the photos that I had taken. He probably will post soon?
    mike called me a little while ago. We talked about tournaments and all the strange adversities possible —-
    like wobbly arse benches :)
    ‘told him again– don’t make to many of them Thomas’s !! 
    Peace and no more Thomas grease- LOL

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    Coldking
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    Oh- probably post em on the BenchRest forum?
    if not I’ll post on the main forum- with some photos 
    I asked Mike when the next match is? 
    Think early spring? But not sure. Maybe a match in Yulee Florida in March ?
    but damn– 5 to 6 hour drives– need a chauffeur 
    CK 

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    Coldking
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    Some photos from the Dade City BenchRest Match 









    Didn’t get photos of the USFT RIFLE OR THE ELECTRIC TRIGGER -THOMAS —
    CK

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    CampFussell
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    Cool. appreciate the photos CK. Nice lookin’ set ups 😉
     

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    manabeknives
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    Congratulations CK on your first win with the Thomas!!(I’m sure there will be more to come)  Seems to be THE RIFLE to get for BR shooting!!
    Thanks for all the pictures….looks like a fun event
    Peace and Bulls-eye Grease
    Mike

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    Coldking
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    Thanks Mike! I laughed at the end, when one gentleman said ” we’re thinking of banning Thomas rifles from these tournaments” LOL
    i did beat out another Thomas though– the one with the electric Trigger—
    ‘I really would like to come out west, to some of the events in your neck of the woods.
    had a really good time though. With only a couple complaints but hell-a Win sure erases all of that 😉
    ‘peace and winning Grease
    CK

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    Coldking
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    A gal snapped this photo of me– just after my first card. I’m kicking the wooden stabilization brace into place.
    but even with the brace,the bench was still unusable. Had to squat over the seat,any physical contact with the bench would cause point of aim shifts from one to three 
    targets. But after my first card I adjusted  myself,to not touch the bench at all! 
    I shoot left handed,but due to this bench,was using my right index finger to pull the trigger.
    with a better bench would have probably had a score closer to 750.

    Peace and schitty table grease
    CK
    p.s 
    the other competitor with the Thomas rifle shot the whole match,standing up.
    they gotta get better benches!

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    CampFussell
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    Coldking
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    Thanks Jimmy! 
    A win makes up for all the adversity with the table –
    next time I’ll bring a yard of concrete 😉
    ‘CK 

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    Strever
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    congratulations Frank
    nice shooting
    did you chrony the gun ?
    that is a great combination (Thomas & Beast) in the wind
    i think i will try some 

    Dick

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    Coldking
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    thanks Dick, I was hoping to run a a couple of string across the chrony today,but work keeps getting in the way.—–
    hell the wind at the match was nothing compared to the conditions I’d been practicing in –
    last week. Gust in the 25 mile an hour range! 

    Mike really builds works of Mechanical Art.
    and I’ve only had the rifle in my possession a few days now–
    truly an amazing rifle –
    Frank 

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    mark404
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    Coldking, The best thing about the Thomas is that you can take it new out of the box and win an event, as you just proved.
    I have put so much work and money into my Steyr to get it to shoot like a Thomas its ridiculous, I sure can appreciate the work Mike does to put out such a great product.
    In time I’ll have one too.
    congrads on the win.

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    Coldking
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    Thanks Mark- I’ve done the same thing with my Steyr — probably more than a thousand dollars more on the Tune – to get it to a match grade rifle —
    it’s a great feeling to not need to worry about your equipment letting you down. Just to be able to concentrate on actual shooting —
    that’s the quest -even in FB competitions —
    and we are all looking for an edge — be it in golf or drag racing —
    take care
    CK

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    Coldking
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    One Caveat
    ‘I did compete against a guy who also was shooting a Thomas- with an electric trigger -and he shot the whole match standing up. Didn’t have a problem with the bench—
    because he never sat down! 
    When enough Thomas rifles get on the firing line,it will possibly mean higher scores but back to who’s the better shot–
    equipment really doesn’t guarantee anything —
    ‘just ask the gentleman who came in second place 
    CK
     

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    Kim
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    Maybe its time for Bernie Sanders Benchrest:  Required to shoot blindfolded if you have a Thomas ;)

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    Coldking
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    Hahaha- but that would mean a redistribution – after the match
    ‘just sayin— 😉

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    Salticon
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    my week old in my hands AZ Theoben/Impact GSX 600…..need more trigger time, but this rifle is awesome… shoots 16gr best, but i accidently used 18gr at Dade match GRRRRRR!!!!!

    only shot a 712 15x i think…… heres a video with right pellets….. im so mad at myself!!

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    Coldking
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    Still a good score– and probably on some days – a winning score as well.
    thats the nature of our game-
    hell I was angry that I had a wobbly bench- and it fcked up my first card! 
    But thankfully I asked the range officer about it,and he provided a wooden brace for my second card.
    The photo above was taken of me – kicking that brace into place at the rear of the bench —
    CK 

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    strikefast
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    Ck, wobbly bench, wrong pellets, etc. You both showed the true measure of what the sport is about. Overcoming adversities and making the attempt. Even if you don’t win, or show well, it is important to try your best.

    I personally believe the glory of winning and beating the field is a wonderful triumph. However, I compete against myself to beat my previous scores. If I accomplish that eventually I will make it to the top tier I hope. I constantly tell folks you can never know it all and will learn something every day. I learned that I want to be the best I can be in this sport. (Sounds like a commercial for the Army, but I am a former Marine..lol)

    Along the way I am meeting great folks and competitors like yourself Frank. Imagine what you and salticon could have done without the wobbly bench and wrong pellets. Congrats on your win CK and Salticon, see, you learned something….bringing the right pellets for you rifle. And by the way, it was not that bad of a score even with the Pellet issue…… Remember there will always be another match down the road!

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