I like to put down my thoughts on the FT i do . so on here you will read of my results and testing .
OK today at the club was good but difficult . a very light wind , kept switching back and forth across the lanes . in the end i decided to up the power slightly to try to make the shots more predictable . next sunday is north oxon . a ground where a good score can be had . we will see ??? HOLLY
Funny old day today , rain , no rain and so on . new fella turned up . spring gun man . shot around with Melv on the course . he was trying a new thigh rest . seemed better he said . tried without the jacket . very windy and decided to put my gimp coat on . that was quite a lot better . cleared to top half of the course . the lower position i have been using does not seem to be working properly for me . as it is taking to long to get the two shots off on the lanes . will try a higher hold wednesday . also put my march scope back on as it seems better for standers . a matter of balance i think .??? HOLLY
Well good day down the club . very hot in the wood . shot without the jacket and dropped four . one i miss dialed . one i was sitting too low . as i have put on a bit of weight ( need to lose that ) and ran out of breath . two standers . adjusted my position and did ok after that . need to work on the standers sunday ??? HOLLY
Education is a wonderful Thing Bazza ??? HOLLY
I decided to forget trying to shoot HFT with my Kalibrgun Cricket Bullpup and swap the scope for a big Sightron. This was mounted a couples of days ago and taken to the range yesterday. Forget all the super expensive airguns this little beauty was unbelievably accurate, the downside is the creepy trigger which takes a bit of getting used to. I also tested the Tsar which is pushing the power limit at 790fps using 8.4 pellets however, it was really accurate at 55 yards achieving single hole groups in 4 out of 5 shots. There is always a problem that it may breech the BFTA power limit of 795fps ( think the legal limit is 810fps) in certain weather conditions. I have tried bringing the power down but now think the regulator needs re-calibrating to a lower pressure, the plus side is this will give more shots per fill, the downside is having to screw the hammer pressure all the way in to get a semblance of decent power. Decisions, decisions.
Thought i might try taking the scope up a half inch today at the club . i was surprised at how much difference it makes at range . only down side is the amount of clicks it takes on the very close ones . so will see if mr lupe can handle it sunday . HOLLY
OK . well i was hoping for more wind today at the ground . but hey ho it is what it is . dropped two . got tired from the heat at the end and made two mistakes . this in open . need to over my close ones as i was going a little high . not bad . so i will see how it goes at Purbec next weekend ??? HOLLY .
Only took two tins of pellets ??? HOLLY
Ahh yes but the full course was not out then dear boy . nope there is only one Champ . and that is little old MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ??? HOLLY
PS it is all about me me me me me me and err well ME .
OH YES . a clearence today . 48 targets . double wet leg . ??? HOLLY
OK more practice today , but wet . i think i was the only one to do the course . most just sat inside the caravan . the stabilisor needs more practice and an average position . probably taken whilst sitting on a level lane . which is not easy at carisbrooke as i don't think we have one . ordered a puffer bottle to put some talc in to puff up in the air to help with windage . next comp is Purbec GP . also started to use a shooting glove , which seemed to help today . ??? HOLLY
Well things move on and so do we . decided with regret to keep to the steyr for the other GP to come at purbeck . need a good result to boost confidence and to get on top of the stability problem on sitting . i have now fitted a lighter more manoverable stabiliser . melv is gonna make me a new bit for it and we will see how it goes thursday ??? HOLLY
OK good day today on our new course . only dropped a couple and that with my old shutz/lupe . enjoyable . so off to the Buccs at the weekend ??? HOLLY
They were bought for GPs Keith . some of those i have shot have been around a mile in all . plus i would have to wear em at the club and walking up and down our hill would not be fun . gotta pair of Magnum boots to try tomorrow . see how they go ??? HOLLY
OK went out for a walk in the mountain boots and i am afraid not for me . cos they are so damn heavy , asfter a couple of miles . you cannot pick your feet up in em ??? HOLLY
OK in the search for accuracy i have added a eliptic side wheel to my Sightron . and in search of the elusive kneelers . i have bought a pair of mountain boots . with a REALLY stiff last . i am hoping i can sit on my heel . oh and shortened the trigger blade . as it was a bit long . world domination will shortly be mine ??? HOLLY
Hmmm a trophy hey . might consider that . yes just looked up Keith's book of excuses and come up with . when i knocked the side wheel of thursday , i had to move the front mount . bit windy so i think the zero was not right . so i have changed the mounts from adjustable to fixed . and cleaned the barrel just in case . not what i wanted just before a GP . still as long as i thrash bazza and andy there . i will be happy ??? HOLLY
PS good news was the rifle4 went over the chron dead on 777 fps .
Good day at Southampton Buccaneers for their Summer League, nice course with a testing breeze. Well done Melv with a 15 ex 20, shame Holly shot a number of targets from the wrong lane otherwise he might have equalled Melv. Mind you, if they had an Old Duffer trophy at the World Champs, Holly would be a front runner.
Well that did not go to plan . oh no . the wind was wicked and i was wobbly . not a good combination . tried a thigh rest and the glove . the thigh rest no good . the glove good but needs breaking in . then to cap it all i knocked the side wheel off . took 40 mins to get it all back as it should be . at the buccs sunday . so hope for a it less wind ??? HOLLY
OK good day , lots tried , a few targets hit . a hell of a lot of targets are now hidden by weeds . got the glove to try tomorrow and a pair of anti glare shooting glasses . see how it goes ??? HOLLY
We Have a nice rock pool for you to bathe in keith , you will have to share it with a rather large great white shark though ??? HOLLY