insect repellent

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  1. PopGun

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  2. Scooby

    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    Assuming this is a serious enquiry then no sorry we as it would just be a windicator which isn't allowed, there would also be the problem of where you would keep it ?

    Do what the rest of us none smokers do & buy insect repellent
     
  3. frank

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    i am assuming here that your inferance is that smokers may be using their habit as an aid to judging wind,As an ex smoker i doubt this is the intention but if this is your point please make it clear
     
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  4. chrisc

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    Maybe Frank...maybe not:eek:

    I shot a FT winter league round on Sunday and noticed that vapers were an even better windicator than smoke.
     
  5. Sparky

    Sparky Ich dien Staff Member

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    With only 2 smokers in the top 10 open of the UKAHFT , don't think it help much :rolleyes:

    Pete
     
  6. PopGun

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    it's abit of both, it is a good midge repellent
    the stick can be carried around,
    and would act as a wind indicator simular to a cigarette,
    the rules state, no wind indicator, so was wondering if I could slip this under the radar as an insect repellent :eek:
     
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    Don't know what you mean :rolleyes:
     
  8. frank

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    Exactly Sparky,And there are many ways to judge the wind at the target that are far more accurate,everyone will have thir own opinion and views and that is good for debate, The original post however is just cryptic
     
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    Perhaps I should just have said: the question is not if cigarette smoke can help,

    But can it be seen as a wind indicator?

    There you go;see, facts are so boring,
     
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    I find that refraining from smoking whilst shooting provides significantly more benefit than smoke from a ciggie will ever provide as a windicator !!

    Maybe you've been rolling yours with a different variety of leaves ? :D:D
     
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    I think that the real question is......

    Does smoke or vape give the user an unfair advantage.........IMHO, yes it does but it depends on the scenario. for example if someone is smoking and puts out the ciggie before shooting then no, but if they place the still lit ciggie on the ground where it can be seen whilst shooting, then yes. I can honestly say that i don't ever remember seeing anyone at a comp doing that though.
     
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    I assume that the rules are different for FT than HFT on this point. Reason being was at the Euros at Weston and there was a guy using a talc puffer to gauge wind. So assume legal for FT but not HFT -
     
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    What a load of nonsense (smoke giving an advantage) yes I'm a smoker, do I need it to assit me in the wind NO!, and I'm sure this is the case for other smokers.

    Wonder what's next on the bending of rules.....popgun
     
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    Steven842 " if yar crap yar crap "

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    If it helps your scores James I'll buy you 20 packs :p:D. However you smoke a lot (especially in my car and sometimes at the firing line ) and you still shoot rubbish :D:D:D:D

    Personally I see no advantage or disadvantage other than it stinks if your a non smoker ..:eek:
     
  16. vinny

    vinny WHFTA 2015 World Champion

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    much impact ?

    Tbh always thought this rule was daft anyway, is the wind at the peg the same at the target? you can look at the grass leaves string etc, silly if you dont, I dont really think it would make much if any difference anyway, be interesting to hear from an ft person on this one
    I, m up for insect repellants, had a midge go up me trunk and in my ears a couple of times , very off putting
     
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    Wind indicators are allowed in FT, they aren't in UKAHFT
     
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    Scoob rules are rules, just saying be interesting to hear from an ft person to see what difference it makes to them
     
  19. Scooby

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    A windicator fastened to the end of the gun makes a huge difference in FT, i always used to use one when i shot FT but they dont tend to catch much wind when laying on the floor
     
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    I always thought a puffer was an unfit jogger........ OR

    An old steam train............... OR

    A non straight........No, on second thoughts.....

    I'll get my coat.
    :):):):):):):):)
     

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