Gnu to the game.

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by DougR, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. DougR

    DougR New Member

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    I thought I'd like to have a bash at Field Target or Hunter Field Target with an air rifle -I first met a game like this with Archery equipment back in the dim and distant past (before the Beatles broke up!)

    So I've:
    Bought an HW97 (in .177), a basic scope, and a tin of Pellets.
    Found where my local club is - and when they meet.
    I already own a stout pair of boots, outdoor jacket and trousers, and the - apparently mandatory - silly hat.

    Is there anything else I should do or get before I go along?

    Sling? Cushion? Karrimat? - Insurance? - Membership of some governing body? - L plates?
     
  2. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    For Ft a large cushion type seat is best.

    Hft are a lazy lot and lie down all the time:p Mats are order of the day in that case, unless you like Mud?

    Sense of humour comes in handy:D

    Above all else, go along and enjoy. admire the very expensive guns + scopes, but dont be put off.
    We get new shooters come to us and instantly think they "have" to have the expensive kit. I usually try and disprove this by taking their gun and hitting the same stuff i am with my gun.
     
  3. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    Cripes mate, surely they would like to see a target go down though? :D
     
  4. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Harsh but fair :D:D:D
     
  5. berty177

    berty177 Judge Diva

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    Strong statement

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    Strong but TRUE haahaa....


    Berty
     
  6. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    Berty21

    I usually ponit out all the gear no idea shooters too, so new shooters are aware of them and pay as little attention as is needed.

    3 above:p
     
  7. DougR

    DougR New Member

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    Ah- well - what with this being the St. Valentines Day weekend I got NOTHING done.

    Except for taking the wife - shoe-shopping.

    Several brownie points bagged.
     
  8. Ratinator

    Ratinator Well-Known Member

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    ft bug

    Trust me if you get into ft and need brownie points,you wifes going to need some shelves putting up for all them new shoes your going to be buying.:D:D:D
     
  9. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    Should have come shooting yesterday when the weather was very good and shoe shopping today!
     

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