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    Protea Benchrest (Air) Team '17/'19

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    One thing that maybe more DANGEROUS than Gunshops and Credit cards (Dale’s posting on 13 November 2006), is an FT friend in England that posts forum entries under the heading “Arguably the best FT rifle ever” (again Dale). After reading the article, I became sold on the Pro-Target. On the web I found Chris Whytock’s site www.ft-designs.com, and now I really got excited. Chris builds very nice aluminium stocks for the Pro-Target and some other FT rifles. I contacted Dale and he suggested that I browse www.airgunBBS.com. About a week later Dale emailed me that Chris was advertising his personal Pro-Target (with the FT Designs stock, of course) on AirgunBBS. He told me to hurry up, and I did. I was successful in buying the rifle, and after a lot of drama with customs (the details of which I will not bore you with), I received it on 11 Jan (after having arrived at OR Tambo on 8 Dec.). At Target Specialists Hennie, Lucas and later GerrieF assisted in the unpacking and assembly. Unfortunately nobody had the air connector (old AA type) handy, so I had to return home without having been able to fire a shot. Louis of Air Arms however helped me out the next day with the correct connector, and then the (fun and) games could begin!

    On the Fri afternoon I visited Guthries Range where Jason adjusted the trigger and helped centre the scope at 50m. On Saturday my son Rudi and I spent some time at a friend's lawn farm shooting FT at 50, 40 & 30m. Most of Sunday (later joined by GerrieF) I spent ranging the scope indoors. The scope side is now OK, and all I have to do is refine the stock settings and practice, practice, practice (with very limited time available).

    The Pro-Target feels super and my thanks go to DANGEROUS DALE! Thank you also to everyone who supported me during the long wait for customs (Total Dom, Allan, etc.).[br][img:width=200&height=93]../../Deadlinks/public/1168886799_424_FT0_ft_pt_mkiii1_.jpg[/img][br]
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    Very very very cool piece of kit!
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    Oom Johan

    This link should work better http://www.ft-designs.com

    I know , who has time for spelling and such when you have an Air Arms to shoot. :-) ;-)
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    For those too lazy to surf.I thought this was a nice pic of the kit in question.

    Now all I have to do is get a pic of Johan with his BEAST
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    Thanks for your assistance with the photos, Allan, but please don't call me Oom - it makes me feel as aged as the little man in my avatar, but he got so old from waiting for customs.
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    Very nice Johan! Now you don't have any excuses not to shoot a 100% on Saturday !lol
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    nice johanjan i cant wait to see it.

    if i can ask can i have a couple shots with it at the site in range????

    i wanted to be the first in line.
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    Mr Dom. Looking for an upgrade on the Walther ??
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    Johan mooi was nog nooit lelik nie. Hel man maar die gun is nog mooier as wat ek gedink het. Ek hoop ek mag ook dalk 'n skoot of twee met hom probeer.

    Well done Johan, you can be proud of your new toy and as you said all you need now is practice, practice and more practice but who would not want to spend time with a beauty such as that. Enjoy it!!!
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    It goes without saying Us AA owners are all pre booked for a bit of quality triger time with the Beast.Dommie owners first have to put a deposit down before they may make a booking to see the gun.Never mind touch it !! :-) ;-)
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    ok how much!

    no i wont sell my dommie, you can own the best and still admire the others.
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    You guys are all too late. I was first
    Johan and I managed to shoot 50m 5x shot groupings with it on Saturday that will make you Dommie fans eyes water, believe me, once you shot this rifle you will GIVE AWAY your Dommie to get one, never mind sell it. Bwa ha ha ha
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    pics gerrief pics, a picture speaks a thousand words
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    Well Mr Dom it made a boring photo . 1 small hole in a pice of paper. :-)
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    Mr Dom,
    Why do you want a photo? Don't you believe us?
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