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Discussion in 'Calender Events' started by RobF, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    Boink! at MVAC's Hen Wood.

    This will be the venue and date for a springer only FT/HFT comp run strictly to the rules I make up between now and then. Situated in Meon Valley's Hen Woods range, which simply is one of the best grounds in the south, with a whole 15 acres to play with.

    For those that don't know where Hen Woods is in the world, think 20 mins outside Winchester off the M3. It will probably be equivalent to a drive to Bisley for those north of the M4. I will stick the exact location up later, but MVAC's indoor range is on the forum airgun club map to give you an idea.

    Details will be fleshed out soon, but expect a deviation away from BFTA and UKAHFT but that still allows the essence of each discipline, but allows shooting along side each other on the same course, at the same time, all using bouncing things.

    Expect food and somewhere to take a leak.
    Expect 15mm's to worry the FT'ers
    Expect 55yd'ers to worry the HFT'ers
    Expect targets up trees and no supported positionals to worry everyone
    Expect a course built for fun, not to devastate shooters, and not like crazy golf either
    Expect no stuff in front of targets, or targets under 10 yds.

    The wish list is that we get a really good number coming, and that it's a nice day shooting springers and having a laugh. There's a few other things on my wish list, which once I have an idea of numbers I can try and get sorted as well. Things like a side shoot or two. Things like a raffle with a top prize. Things like running this each year if it's a success. We'll see.

    So if you fancy a shoot, with something different for a change, and are more fussed about the fun to be had rather than the exact rules you may be following, this is for you.

    Before someone asks, there will be two main classes, FT and HFT, and the definition of a springer in my book is something that recoils. ;)

    Yeh, i know it's bank holiday, but it will be summer, the traffic will be lighter than a normal sunday, you'll have a day to recover :)

    Stick your name down if you're interested, and I can start working on the boring stuff, which will make the fun stuff easier to sort :)
     
  2. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    (just a post to allow me to subscribe to the thread)
     
  3. Mr P

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    2 days before you fly to Italy bit of practice Rob?
     
  4. RobF

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    If i need to practice that close, it's all over anyway :D

    (although I haven't ruled out shooting boink if i don't make the team... ;))
     
  5. Miss England

    Miss England Mr. Kipling has nothing on me

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    Sounds like good fun..... Time to find a springer and get boinking!!! :p :D
     
  6. richardio123

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    Dont they make more of a Doy-ink sound ;-) Sounds like a great idea, will be there for some fun!

    r
     
  7. CharlieM

    CharlieM Spring Time

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    Put me down it's my birthday weekend so I may be in with a shout at a day pass!
     
  8. JerryD

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    Sounds like fun, as long as I can get time off for good behviour I'll get there.


    ATB ..... Jerry
     
  9. dcj1

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    I'll try for that one. Any chance of camping on site? - talk the missus into a camping weekend, and smuggle the springer. . . . . . . . . . that'll fool her - she will be looking for my 12ltr dive bottle!!!!!!
     
  10. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    Will ask Meon if there's a possibility of camping :)

    Keep em coming guys. Quite a few dusting springers off at Bisley last night :)
     
  11. PaulD

    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    Ah well thats me buggered then :(
    just when i was thinking of giving Zebedee a day out :p
     
  12. RobF

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    Yeh, it was tight on dates, there was only 3 we could hit and we prefered to give it more of a run up than just 2 months notice...

    We're not going to get it all right 1st time around, but we hope it's good enough that next year we'll have added incentive to make it better... that's not to say that we're not going to try damned hard to make it 100% out of the box first time around though ;) :D
     
  13. Dale

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    Rob,

    I'm provisionally interested in attending this.
     
  14. RobF

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    Excellent.

    Well, the date is a go... i'll update the thread as info falls into place, but suffice to say, 28th of August will see me going for a Boink in the woods :D
     
  15. dozbadthebad

    dozbadthebad NEFTA Clasic 2018

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    this lookslike fun ill be there work alowing:cool:
     
  16. RobF

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    Cool.

    Starting a list then....

    Me
    Helen
    CharlieM
    JerryD
    DCJ1
    DaleF
    Doz
    PaulDunwoody
    James Osborne
    Karl Clarke
    Nick Murphy
    Alan Holloway

    And plenty of other people who said "cor, that sounds like a bloody good idea!" :D
     
  17. Adam

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    I really fancy this, but I'll have to see how other commitments are looking nearer the time. It's a long drive too but an overnight camp isn't out of the question.

    Hmmm the more I think about it the more I want to go... I would say I was a definite provisional. :)
     
  18. RobF

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    Cool.

    Will be getting some camping details for those interested in the next week or so. :)
     
  19. SteveP

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    sounds good, put me down Rob
     
  20. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    And plenty of other people who said "cor, that sounds like a bloody good idea!" :D
     

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