Sunday we went to have a practice plink at Nelson ahead of round 4 of the Southern Wales FT winter series.
I was trying a borrowed scope , a no name brand 10 to 40 mag by 50mm with a 30mm tube . It was ok , the big side wheel focus actually lined up as near as to damit with the ranges. It may be a Ramsbottom FT scope , it also has an illuminated reticle.
Any way , I'll give it a go next week , as it is going to be easier to range , rather than with a fixed 10 x 42 EB optimate sniper scope. Managed to find a buyer for the EB sniper last week for £190.
Quarry is a tough range with an abundance of wind pixies !!!!
The EB is the best scope for HFT , by far , over here, the way the targets are placed etc , but no good for range finding out to 55 yards at FT.
Mind you , it sharpens your range estimation , as you have to thumb suck and then bracket the target , hoping you've got it right . Always a sense of pleasure when you see the pellet loop in just inside the kill out there, makes you cry when it strikes just out though !!!
It looks like I'll have a Tasco Custom Shop scope to use after next week , the optics being VERY much clearer than that of the no-namer . ( Tasco second hand £ 200 )
All in all I used about 260 pellets , trying the various sizes in the conditions.
In the shade ?? 1 oC but no idea what it was with the wind chill factor .
But , bear in mind all of us had at minmum 3 layers , me (?) 5 layers to keep warm. The only thing I must get now is new gum boots , the old industrial ones are no good , need to invest in some farmers boots ........ £ 45 . That'll keep my tootsies a bit warmer.
I was also wearing a norwegian military head warmer under my beanie , knitted finger less gloves under my water proof shooting/hunting gloves.
The puddles at Nelson were all frozen , we had a pot fire going all day to melt the water to make tea, of which most of us drank at least 1 litre, me about double that.
Only problem for me was undressing and then trying to find percy so you could piddle !!! about 10 times ????
Other wise the shooting scene here in this corner of UK is going well .
I suppose I should just sit back and enjoy the shooting instead of trying to rise above C class into the B .
It'll just get harder up there, here in C I'm shooting with all the fun shooters , just enjoying it for the sake of it .
Suppose we'll just have to see how every thing pans out .