Joined the forum yesterday. We are a new small Firearm Dealer in the greater Cape Town area specialising in Air rifles. Are their any Field target Clubs operating in Cape Town? We would like to get involved - sponsorships etc.
may your business prosper and may you make lots of money.
Hopefully other gunshops will start following your example soon.
I would suggest that you contact Guido about CT airgun shooting.
Sell quality equipment and provide good, accurate and HONEST advise and your business WILL be a success. Bulls!@t like most of the other gunshops and you will dig your own grave !
Sometimes it might cost you a sale, but atleast that person will respect your advise and they will always come back to you....they say....it's easy to gain a new customer, it's hard to keep him/her...
Please add your info under Links !!!!
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Have just ordered a number of FT targets from a manufacturer in JHB. Hope to have them by the weekend. Have secured a very nice site on the N7 approximately 10km out of town towards Malmesbury. Who is available to give advice and assistance on setting up a FT course that will not be too difficult yet encourage people to come out regularly to shoot? :cowboy:
Some advice on course setup:
Follow the SAFTAA Rules - http://www.fieldtarget.co.za/pages/saftaa/rules_ft.htm
The rules tell you about using reducers and positional shots.
Then ... when setting up the course use what you have available, you should have level, uphill and downhill shots.
Some targets should be in direct sunlight while other are in the shade.
Moving from 1 lane to another should be a little bit of a walk (try shooting while you're trying to catch your breath).
Concentrate target distances on about 15-35m, not all targets have to be 45-50m.
Course should try to be set up in a circular or half moon shape, if there is wind if won't have the same effect on all the targets.
Challenge the shooters, don't try to make it impossible.
You want a average shooter to be able to be able to record a score of atleast 50%-70%. The better shooters should have scores of about 70-85% and then experienced shooters should score 85% and up.
In a nutshell ... challenging but fun
Explain the rules to people before they start shooting, tell everybody what they can and can't do !
Have FUN !
-Apertures not less than 30mm may be used on freestyle targets to max distance of 40m
-Apertures not less than 20 mm may be used on freestyle targets to a max distance of 30m
-Apertures not less than 10 mm may be used on freestyle targets to a max distance of 15m
-Apertures of 20mm may be used on positional targets to a max distance of 20m
-*-A maximum of 40% of reduced targets
-standing shots not to exceed 10% of total number of targets in that course
-kneeling shots not to exceed 10% of total number of shots in that course
<span class='smallblacktext'>[ Edited Wed Nov 24 2004, 10:29 ]</span>