Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by RobF, Jun 3, 2009.
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
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!
Hmm... gotta be worth having a peek at one... do they do them midweek or something useful like a friday/sat?
Monday night for the Wiltshire league if I remember rightly
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.
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?
Bell Target Shooting Association (BTSA)
Bell Target Shooting Association
National Indoor Shooting Center
TEL: +44 01902 743562
http://www.ssbsa.com/ -- somerset.
http://www.hsbrpa.org.uk/index.php -- hampshire.
Not all bell target, but might be of interest.
You can wear bondage gear if you like mate, even the shoes!
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:
It was very enjoyable and also a very sociable sport. I am somewhat sad to see it has all but died out.
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
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
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, now worth it.
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
wed eve at BFTO.
How about the rubber mask
the ball gag is out... it stops me getting down on the cheekpiece
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.
rob you can even wear your fancy ripped jeans matey
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 )
Yep you had a good season and Euros...! Grief it's getting tough in AA now...!