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Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by Andy P, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Andy P

    Andy P Gently does it......

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    Hi All.!!

    I just joined the site today and i hope in the next few weeks i can pick up some tips & tricks in FT from you seniors.

    I,m a member of a local club "Mid Shire Marksmen" and am planning to take part in my first proper FT league competition this Sunday, the Fenland FTA Winter League.

    Anyway i just wanted to say hi......

    Andy
     
  2. Daztilley

    Daztilley New Member

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    Hi and welcome to STB mate :D

    Daz
     
  3. Corvids

    Corvids Member

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    Welcome to STB bud.
    I don't shoot competitively, but I enjoy the site and it's tips etc very much.

    :shot:
     
  4. TonyF

    TonyF SWEFTA FT Champion 2006

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    Welcome aboard and all the best for your first proper FT shoot this Sunday. :)
     
  5. Shaun

    Shaun Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome Andy and good luck on Sunday

    Main objective = have fun :)

    Shaun
     
  6. markm

    markm Member

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    Hi Andy

    I shot my first competition 2 weeks ago and really enjoyed it

    Couple of tips I learnt on my first shoot

    Don't rush your shot when people are waiting behind you

    Let your shooting partners know it is your first competition as they will pass on little hints and tips

    Most of all as said by others enjoy yourself and don't worry about your score

    Best of luck
     
  7. Strokebloke

    Strokebloke Mk3 Fanatic

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    Andy, make sure that you have a chat with Phil Hollis.
    He'll look after you. Great guy and a good shot too.
    He will be shooting the Fenlands WL on Sunday :)
     
  8. Andy P

    Andy P Gently does it......

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    Thank you all for your comments and advice, unfortunately things didn't go according to plan for me.

    The Saturday before the event I was at the club shooting very well at the plinking, missing only just a few with first shot. I was very happy with my setup it was going perfect. With high hopes for a good score the following day with winds predicted to be the same I finished the days shooting on a high. I refilled my AA S400f and went home for an afternoons cleaning ready for the next day.

    I got home place my gun in my homemade rifle stand cleaned it and left it there ready to put away after first some welcoming dinner, picked up my dinner the wife had made walked into the dining room when i heard this very loud hissing noise...! It was a seal that had blown on the end of the filler and tank. I hadn't over filled it, I can only put it down to heat differences from being filled outside being brought into rest in a very warm kitchen. Luckily I had ordered a complete set of seals ready for days like this at hand.

    Anyway I replaced the old seal with a new one but as I did I accidentally turned the barrel slightly which meant it was now not zeroed.
    Next day the day of the event I quickly filled up with air and tried it plinking and just as I thought it was way way out of zero.! I tried my best in the time I had to zero in but to be honest I was very happy with the setup I had the day previous.
    I got to say a big thank you to one bloke that was there at the club I have only every seen once before briefly who offered me use of his spare PCP if mine failed to work out and his name is Phil.. As "Strokebloke" mention a great guy that will look after you "Phil Hollis"
    Thanks Phil.!
    Anyway I didn't take Phil up on his offer as I wanted to go round with mine which I did. I didn't score as good as I'd hoped only scoring a miserable 10 but I had a great day and look forward to the next.

    Thanks again to all for help and advice.

    Andy P
     
  9. barrycheese

    barrycheese New Member

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    Welcome Andy

    Andy, :) a big Welcome from a newbie like you. You will find the forum very helpful.great to have you on board. :)
     

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