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    REP: Air Rifle Pros

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    Action air rifle---discipline will be known as "Sharpshooting"

    Will publish details soon.

    Dale?--Believe demo was held at CLA Game Fair recently.

    Bill Sanders AA will be here next week with details.
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    Protea FT Team '12/'16/'17

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    sharp shooting sounds like fun
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    Marksman
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    yessss !!
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    TELL US MORE !
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    Sharp Shooter
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    Hi Mike,

    I see it now has a formalised name!

    Indeed at the CLA Game Fair in July, Nick Jenkinson Kevin Jackman and I were asked to showcase a possible new air rifle shooting discipline.

    The broad idea was to offer this to clay pigeon shooting grounds who in the UK struggle under a piece of legislation known as the 28 day rule (where they can only operate up to 28 days in the year without planning permission), and as an extra crowd puller for grounds with planning.

    Two basic courses of fire were developed, I am not sure what changes or refinements may have been made since July, but this is what we demonstrated:

    The first stand consisted of racks of targets. These were either arrayed with targets one behind the other or as rows of targets. The kill zones on these target reduced in size from front to rear or left to right and vice-versa according to which rack you looked at. The idea of this form was to represent the flight of three types of of clay, i.e. going away bird and left or right crossing birds, but to be shot with air rifle rather than shotgun.

    The second course of fire consisted of a number of targets layed out, but left down at the start so the shooter could not see them. On starting the clock the RO randomly activates a target which pops up to be located and engaged by the shooter, when the target fell another would be set up (electronically activated not string pull). The shooter had two minutes to engage as many targets as possible.

    All in all it was good fun, I think you guys will enjoy it. :thumbsup

    Dale
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    Got any pipcs of this setup?
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    Sharp Shooter
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    Not personally, too busy running it and forgot to take a camera.
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    Protea FT Team '07/'08/'09/'10/'11/'12/'13
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    Dale, it sounds like fun. With what kit do you shoot it, FT or HFT, and will there be time to range?
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    Sharp Shooter
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    Basic hunting kit e.g S410 and 6x40. No time to range just point and shoot.
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