Feelings on targets under 10 yds/metres?

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by RobF, Oct 25, 2009.

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Targets under 10yds/m are...

  1. a valid target

    49 vote(s)
    58.3%
  2. a test of shooter

    34 vote(s)
    40.5%
  3. a test of equipment

    17 vote(s)
    20.2%
  4. a pointless target

    5 vote(s)
    6.0%
  5. a safety hazard

    7 vote(s)
    8.3%
  6. a test on who has a scope that can focus on it (FT)

    9 vote(s)
    10.7%
  7. a gimme/break from hard targets

    8 vote(s)
    9.5%
  8. a target for beginners

    5 vote(s)
    6.0%
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  1. Kingplinker

    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    Close targets under 10 yards in HFT is simple isn't it ?

    The only time I have come unstuck with a close reducer below 10 yards was when the KZ was splattered to bits and I couldn't make out the kill zone at all :eek:

    I have two choices here , I either guess after pulling the paddle ( it sometimes works when a glint of light peers through , lol ) or I could remove my bins and risk PX error . Now I know I can see through my scope much clearer without specs at close distance I will view the target / KZ then put my specs back on to shoot and hopefully avoid parallax error .

    sorry ... bored myself then too :rolleyes:

    Dave
     
  2. Ratgunner

    Ratgunner New Member

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    Ratgunner

    My eyes are a lot older than yours so it looks longer :p
     
  3. D Martin

    D Martin Non member

    Personnaly I find the real close targets harder to range find accuratly than longer ones and the difference with these are that instead of being able to play the odds with aim points you have to be so critical, for example the difference for me is 15 yrds= on my crosshairs/8yrds=2 milldot holdover, therefore if I don't get it perfect I miss.....simple.True you don't get the usual added trouble with wind at this distance but providing there is no danger from the target being so close then I think they become a valid and testing target.

    Dave
     
  4. luddite

    luddite I Love HFT

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    Valid target.
    Course setters set a sub 10 yarder then a 50 plus target next.
    Catches out the unwary. :D
     
  5. TOOL

    TOOL Independent FT Pumper

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    Correct !!!!!
     
  6. rich

    rich Active Member

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    Regarding the wind being ignored at short ranges; :mad:


    We have a 14mm kill on a standard knockover round moon target, it's positioned on a long post about 14 feet up off the deck, and the range is less than 11 yards. :)

    Ignore the wind and you can miss it. :cool:
     
  7. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Been hit by wind at 10 yds at Quarry and 8Yds at M.A.D. Kev Ewe's and Big Daz both on the Curry brings tears to your eye's:eek::eek::eek:
     
  8. nyamazan

    nyamazan New Member

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    Our minimum reducer size for a 10m target is 13mm, don't know if yours are less, so I reckon they're pretty much gimme shots.

    Then again we don't have the wind and rain you blokes get!
     
  9. mintyrn10

    mintyrn10 Roll on the weekend!

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    if you think sub 10's are gimmies ' DO THE ANGLO ' YOU HAVE TO BE SMACK ON
     
  10. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    Just add me to the list, missed a 9 and half yard 12mm at the club today in first winter league comp!:eek:
    Believe me that half yard makes all difference with a high mounted scope that doesn't range below 10yrds :mad:
     
  11. nyamazan

    nyamazan New Member

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    'DO THE ANGLO'
    Is that a competition or shooting style?
     
  12. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    It's a UK competition... the Anglo American. A reducer course shot to US rules where you shoot the targets twice. I've never done it, but it's on my list to do :)
     
  13. AndyIoW

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    My personal thoughts are that they are a valid target. It fools the shooter into thinking they have a easy target, especially when a reducer (25mm ), and it does sometimes cause that person to 'switch off' a little bit and then you get the dink of a miss.

    Weather conditions do play a part as well. I can remember settign a course up in the early 1990s (94 I think) for our 1st ever WL shoot for the CSFTA and finding that the weather conditions were going to be windy (put a very in front of it) brought a few targets in closer. This was in the days of 30 shot courses. A shooter said that the targets were to close and needed to be moved out, the captains decision was it was to stay as it was.

    This shooter, apologised after the shoot as he had never shot a course so difficult due to the wind. He said that when he missed an 8yd full size kill on the first lane he was glad they were closer. The top score for the day was 13 and after that we got a reputation of difficult courses due to wind.
     
  14. blackscale

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    Same aim point.:D

    I have never been hit by a pellet from a close target, though i must confess to cringing slightly when i watch a kid shoot one!
    I think as long as the target is thick enough steel it should shatter the pellet, some 'copies' are thinner steel, which i guess could 'bounce' the pellet back?:rolleyes:

    I have considered leaving safety glasses at short range targets, so people can choose...or maybe even insist they are worn?.....I hate rules where they are not necessary so am reluctant to do anything.

    If anyone can state that they are dangerous, i won't hesitate to enforce the rule.
    This has made me think to be honest!..(that's rare!):D
     
  15. nyamazan

    nyamazan New Member

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    Do you use the 6mm reducers like the Americans as well? Maximum respect if you do.
     
  16. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm not sure, I've never shot it... but there's a few on here that have :)
     

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