Bell Target?

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  1. RobF

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    Ok, who's had a go at this then?

    The idea of a pint and a shoot in the same place sounds good to me :)
     
  2. Charlts

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    Yep, I shot a few matches with UK Neil over the winter. It's a cross between 10m (for the gear) and FT/HFT for the piss taking. There's a good following in the west mids but not sure about anywhere else, the general opinion I got told was that it's a dying sport. But shooting in a pub and having a pint when you're not driving is great!:D:D:D

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    Hmm... gotta be worth having a peek at one... do they do them midweek or something useful like a friday/sat?
     
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    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Monday night for the Wiltshire league if I remember rightly;)
     
  5. Charlts

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    Mid week - Thursday nights. If you fancy arranging something when the league starts again, I'll get a couple of days off work and we can do some FT as well.;) It's a 3/8" hole at 6 yards if you fancy practicing.

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  6. RobF

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    Really? Got any details?

    I'll have to get a riser for the rear if it's 6 yds... Rich would be handy at it, he's done 300 ex 300 at 6 yd.

    Can I wear the bondage gear or is all that banned?
     
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  8. Charlts

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    You can wear bondage gear if you like mate, even the shoes!;):p:D

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  9. rattycatcher

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    I used to do both 6yd @ paper targets (Rugby and district league) and also Bell targets with the Bedworth and Nuneaton Leagues back in the 70's-80's.
    We used to shoot in pubs/clubs on Weekday evenings one was on a Tuesday, the other Thursday. It was completely free standing, the only aids used were a glove for the resting hand, a tight-fitting Taylor made jacket, baseball type cap with a really long peak which had side flaps and a patch to blank off the non-shooting eye.

    I think there were six persons per team, each shooting twice (two groups of 5 shots). 1st man from away team, then 1st man from home team etc. The match was split into two halves, the home team supplying a few sandwiches for the half-time break.
    The bell plate was painted with a white non-drying paint of some description and any marks were painted out and the bell re-set by the scorer between shots. There were grooves cut into the plate to denote the scoring. 5 for a bell, 4 between the hole and 1st groove, 3 between 1st & 2nd groove etc.

    In those days the guns used were mainly Feinwerkbeau 300, 300S; 300SU or Walther in .177 and were restricted to 7ftlb. I dread to think what the ricochets would be like off the bell plate with a 12ftlb gun :shot: :eek:

    It was very enjoyable and also a very sociable sport. I am somewhat sad to see it has all but died out.
     
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    bell target

    i shoot bell target our season has just started, its the wolverhampton air rifle league. theres not many teams but its not well known or advertised at all , on net is a great opportunity. fantastic sport after all its shooting comps in the week ....practice:)
     
  11. RobF

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    it's all a bit far for me, without a bloody good excuse... at the moment i'm still building the time off for good behaviour tokens up for next season ;)
     
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    you spend to much time on the computer. hows things rob ! I finaly made it AA now for our winter leagues all that hard work,:D now worth it.
     
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    How about vintage air rifle bell target much more frustrating?

    Rifles to be pre second world war you wont need a pint to wobble you out the target :D

    wed eve at BFTO.

    loopy
     
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    How about the rubber mask:eek:
     
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    the ball gag is out... it stops me getting down on the cheekpiece ;)
     
  16. Dale

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    Funny, but I've developed an interest in doing this, it just seems a little more fun than the straight 10m game.

    So far the only bell target I've managed to locate is one made by a guy with the user name 'red bob' over on the BBS and uses paper targets over a plain plate with the bell hole at the centre, but not giving up on finding (or making) a proper traditional style bell target.

    Now it is just a matter of finding somewhere to do the shooting.
     
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    rob you can even wear your fancy ripped jeans matey:)
     
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    Ian - which team do you shoot for??

    I was in the reserves last night at Aldersley (and shot crap - barn door and a banjo type for me :eek:)

    ATB

    Phil
     
  19. RobF

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    Moi? :D

    All good.

    Yep you had a good season and Euros...! Grief it's getting tough in AA now...!
     

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