John thomas Memorial Shoot @ Tondu FTC

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  1. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    April the 13th sahll be the Summer Wafta round and JohnThomas Memorial shoot.

    Details to be confirmed, but expect:

    The road to have been recently graded;)

    full zero range, 8 - 55 yards targets + Boards, (Free, but no prizes !)

    40 shot Ft Gp standard course, but with something for all Grades.

    vermin shoot, might set it tradtional Vermin this time as apposed to extreme? (Cash prize £20)

    10 shot Extreme (Cash prize £20)


    More detials to follow
     
  2. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    New lanes

    Inspired by the couple of new lanes we have cut into the bottom ponds for our Winter shoot, I hope to be cutting new lanes into the "hidden" pond are for the John Thomas memorial shoot.
    This will mean the main starts on the bottom pond, works back towards the gate and then up to the Shotgunners area which we used for the Gp course in 2012. Finishing along the top ponds where wind is at times testing!

    Spotted some interesting new lane options around the hidden pond including cutting through the woods and having targets out in the Butterfly field.
    Should be a very testing course:)
     
  3. NJR 100

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    Come and have a go if your ...............

    Main course will be All full size kills.:)

    Start will now be at the Top banks (avg wind), onto the Top ponds that are testing as nearly always exposed to out of kill wind, then down to the Gate area for 4 new lanes and finishing around the bottom ponds.
    Some of the bottom pond area will use the same pegs as last shoot, but none of the targets will be in the same place / same range etc.
    Will look to change the Angles and ranges so its all new and make this a tough one.
    Just 1 Anti Aircraft shot, its my nemesis (on our practise course) so want to kill it in action lol though it will be shot differently from practise.

    May put in a few gimmie targets in if the weather demands it but looking to make even targets in the 30 -39 yard range testing:eek:. Only thing under 30y on the main will be a stander or two?



    Side Shoot

    Should then have room for a Vermin Shoot in the woods, this will be 20 - 30 shot mixed 15 - 45 mm kills, some clear some obstructed with old rusty bars. must make sure Acid Hands fTP don't get used by mistake there!
    Final number of targets depends on how many Arms Dealer repairs by April!



    10 shot - may be a 15 shot? Depending on weather will perhaps revert to normal "sitting" this time as apposed to extreme. Gives more people a chance of doing well.


    more details on cash prizes etc to follow.
     
  4. NJR 100

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    Top section laid out, least Draft 1 settings. Most of bottom section done, finish off Friday.

    Lane 1 now not a kneeler but a bit of a soft start lane, so everyong (apart from gadget) gets off to two hits. And maybe Berty unless he not cleaned his barrel. I be ok as Targets are leaning over!

    Bottom section looks to have 4 nice new lanes, each will test in its own way.
    Shooters will have to think about each lane / target. Some lanes have angles that will see similar targets take totally different wind, some targets will take more than you think, some less.
    Disaplines a fair balance on the standers and a bit tougher for the kneelers.
    Only 1 reducer and nothing under 20 yards so no need For Zak to read the instruction manual on 50ft adaptor yet and less chance of arms dealer going a Turn out, again lol:)
     
  5. ZakFT

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    Daam I was do excited using my lavishly fitted adapter Lol.... Thank you simon for helping the needy. ..:D
     
  6. NJR 100

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    2 days of hard work

    Main course is out and looks good.

    Lanes of Yellow plate & Black kills, or Black plates with Yellow Kills

    Testing, couple of softie shoos to keep spirits high, especially as the "Standing" sign has become wedged in the ground, so Sorry Arms dealer but your 4 down!


    Top section starts on Banks and run along the "windy" top ponds.

    Lane 1, top of the banks

    Nice easy start, not to long but angles south away from the majprity of lanes up top banks, so getting wind right could be tricky. T 2 is a gimmie, short range and 45mm kill, even Acid Handst will hit it !!


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    Lane 2 and its one of the Angle lanes, just for Berty. Trick T3, but t4 often catches shooters, me included


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    Lane 3, easier T5, t6 may catch a few?

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    Lane 4, first over the ponds and High T7 is almost a certain 0 for me. t8 wont be no easy shot either.

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    Lane 5, angles again, not too long but the wind could be far more than it looks?

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    Lane 6, a Tester in T11, long and purched High up a pole. t12 may be more than it looks?

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    Easing off a bit with lane 7, Short T13 but it may still be unlucky for some? T14 is a Good un!


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    Lane 8 not too bad, a bit easy on the battered shooters who have just gone across the ponds?

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    End of the ponds and its a long un with a Gimmie?

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    Stroll down from lane 9 to the bottom Gate and lane 10 is waiting for you. All new lane, never been used before. Standing, so arms Dealer probably never want to use it again!!!

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    Over the road for another All new Lane (11), angles, not far but all that wind in the fields ?? T22 is a nice one down the tunnel of love!

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    Lane 12 is New and one of my Favs, dark and tunnel effect. That's not to say the wind cant get in there?

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    lane 13 is new, gimmie t25 but t26 may take you?

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    Lane 14 was new last time, its a good un so back in but of course with differences!

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    Lane 15 was also new last time, the angles change so does the wind and this time your on your knees!

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    Lane 16 has not been used for about 3 years! its a gimmie lane, so I decided we would stand!

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    Cant use the ponds without Snappy being there, only reducer on the course, lane 17

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    Lane 18 was in use last time, but the targets were not here! Watch the wind, its back?

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    My Top lane on the course, 19 is a kneeler worthy of the Speed camera, its got it all, Angles, distance and probably a touch of Wind ? Berty Is t37, Harry t38. Smile!!

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    I see no Iceburg?

    Acid Hands Titanic is still afloat, so we double stringed it and are awaiting the ships Rat to Jump?

    Nice ranges on the finish line and more Angles, plus Wind?

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    Briefing 9.25am

    Main Shoot Open 9.30am
     
  7. NJR 100

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    Zero range Open 8.15am sunday


    Side shoots Open 8.30am (Warm up before Main ?)

    Main shoot open 9.30





    Side shoots

    10 shot

    £1 entry

    1st £10
    2nd £5







    Mini Kill Vermin

    20 targets, £2 Entry

    1st £15
    2nd £10
    3rd £5














    Main Shoot Entry £6

    grade AA,A,B & C
    1st Prize £15
    2nd £10

    Spring (depending on entries?)
    1st £10









    Full days shooting 9.30 till 3 ish or more?
    Weather forecast is Perfect.



    Hope to see a good turnout with some Swefta visitors and even the Odd Hft shooters, yes tom always been an Odd one!
     
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    Looking good

    Looks good Si fair play some work and thought gone in to this one :)

    Bri
     
  9. berty177

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    Happy days....

    Looking forward to this one lads...


    Berty
     
  10. spike72

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    good pics si but they don't do the course justice
     
  11. PaulD

    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    Cracking course Si, I've only shot at Tondu once a couple of ears ago in a GP and I really enjoyed it. I particularly liked the shots over the quarry area that day :D Wish I could get there for this one it looks like a lot of thought and hard work has been put Into it.
     
  12. NJR 100

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    Off plate

    windy and cold Westerly wind at tondu today, good job the compo is tomorrow.





    10 shot Side shoot out.



    Gone for all Mini Kills (x20) on the other side shoot, will do a Vermin when time allows. Got a gimmie 33ml kill in the mix, 9 x 25mm (Hardly a mini) 7 x 15mm (more like it) and 2 x 10 mm (that's proper) with no more than 45 yards of string on any of them.
    Should be a good warm up or warm down side shoot.



    No extreme rules on the side shoots this time, 1 point for sitting, kneeling or standing. Gives more shooters a chance.:)
     
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    What a fab day at Tondu. Amazing day, challenging course amazing layout with plenty of banter. Well done Awesime or shall I say awwshame.... :D
     
  14. mikewills8904

    mikewills8904 walthers last the course

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    Tondu today

    Thanks to Simon Evans and tondu FTC for a cracking shoot ,testing course and great angles
    Well done to all
     
  15. NJR 100

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    it could only happen to Acid hands

    Good weather, slight breeze early on giving way to proper Tondu Wind.
    Coule of Niggles on the course, all noted for next time.

    I shot etihs but I still world champion :eek:


    AA


    Big Mike 33 (Won Shoot off)
    Little Jack 33
    Gary Powell 31
    Lord Lampeter 31
    Chubby 30
    Slim Berty 29
    Russ Summers 27
    Not Awesime 27
    Colnel Sanders 26 (What Side order please)
    Chris Keyworth 26
    Dave gage 25
    Jason Harris 25
    Nigel Hayman 24 (Wants to buy Doz Ev2!)



    A

    Gwynne Robinson 31
    Craig Corbett 30 (Back off Gadgets List)
    Dave Williams 29
    John Lewis 28 (Open for BFTA)
    John Johnston 24
    Gareth James 24
    John Mortlock 24
    Mike Long 24 (Spring)
    Acid Hands 24
    tom Gould 21
    Craig Morgan 19


    B

    BDL 31
    Dai cooper 28
    ZakFt 23 (Ohh Simon its too late wrong clouds to set up! - But you still Pumped Z:eek:)
    Gareth hando 21
    Martin Davies 21
    Zahed Khan 21
    Rhys Bowen 20
    Vince Bowen 19
    derk 19 (Spring)
    Steve James 18
    Gary Williams 18 (Its not count down!)


    C / Ungraded

    Tosh Crocker 24 (Walters are great)
    Stuart Kingshot 22 (Rosier Who? :eek:)
    Andrew Burgess 21 (Sft /Hft)
    Steve rosier 18 (How did he miss with an ev2?)
    Tom Morgan 17 (Same score as 1989 @ Tondu, but that were only 25 targets !!)
    Annette James 15
    Andy Higgins 12 (Gary Said this way round!)
    Nigel Hockey 10 (Could own a Blue ev2 soon?)
    Mark Baber 9 (Spring - First comp?)
     
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    FTP snake?

    Acid hands turns up Sunday Am.

    "my Ftp leaked last night, dropped to 150 and then stopped. Should be ok for today though?

    Half hour later on Zero range - Hissssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss :eek:


    It dies, again!

    He has to borrow his old Ostler Ev2 (Which is a better gun anyway) off Tosh, who is borrowing a Walther!

    Acid hands puts in a 24 which is good (Luck) considering unknown scope etc.

    Decides to buy back Ev2 off Tosh!


    Then this morning he takes Ftp back to Keens who later ring to tell him Cylinder came loose! Twist fit?

    All ok now lol



    Only Acid Hands :lev
     
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    How can a cylinder come loose when it's full of air?
     
  18. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    Its Gadgets lol

    his words, I only passing on the happy news lol:confused:
     
  19. poison dwarf

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    Obviously all the air leaked out then the cylinder came loose fom being thrown in the back of the van :)
     
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    Fair enough but don't think that would be the reason
     

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