Most difficult silhouette?

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Conor, May 10, 2009.

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Most difficult silhouette

  1. Chicken

    7 vote(s)
    9.9%
  2. Pig

    3 vote(s)
    4.2%
  3. Turkey

    56 vote(s)
    78.9%
  4. Ram

    5 vote(s)
    7.0%
  1. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    Just curious which one is the most dreaded, or is likely to give rise to the embarrasment of the 'duck' badge.
     
  2. finners

    finners New Member

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    The Damn Turkeys!

    I've shot Airgun American Silhouette since 1989 and have only a hand full of 5 Turkey badges, compared to dozens of 5 Chicken and 5 Pigs, they are HARD!!!!
    :eek:
     
  3. Sam Vimes

    Sam Vimes New Member

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    I'm with Tim and the other eight, the turkeys are a pain.;):D
    Unless it's blowing a hoolie I tend to find the rams the easiest.
     
  4. Scooby

    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    I've never been very good at the Silhouettes anyway but when I first started I found the Turkeys to be the hardest but as I practiced them more I didn't find them too bad.

    I currently find I miss more Chickens & Rams:(
     
  5. JamesO

    JamesO Active Member

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    If you think the turkeys are hard, imagine how small the final ram looks when you are on for a clear round.
     
  6. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Some of us don't need to worry about that James!:D For me it wouldn't be the size but how much it was moving about!!!:D

    Ryan
     
  7. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    Oh don't they just... not that I was ever close to clear, but I think I went into day 2 on 28 with just the rams to go, having just got my 5 turkeys badge.. and walked off with a 31 and no duck :eek:. Bobby banks was chuckling away, so I got him back by getting him his duck badge... but even with that in hand before he started the rams I think he matched me.

    The rams give room for windage, but I find I can go OOT, so i've gotten into the habit of dropping a couple of clicks off sometimes.

    There's always next year (i keep telling myself :D)
     
  8. Baltipal

    Baltipal New Member

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    Turkeys for me too! I think the Pigs are the easiest, nice wide target at a very comfortable range.
     
  9. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    I find it peculiar how many people drop the chicks at 20 yds with apparent ease, yet faff a 40mm kill at the same range...
     
  10. D Martin

    D Martin Non member

    I've only shot a handfull of winter league shoots where sillies are used but find them great practise for standers at the club and it's always the turkeys that give me most trouble.
    I've suggested having some made for our club with 35-40mm banks of discs/kills for HFT standing practise instead of the more familiarchickens,pigs,turkeys and rams.Just something different.

    Dave
     
  11. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    I include myself in that comment btw :D
     
  12. simmmo

    simmmo Active Member

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    Thread Hijack.

    Anyone know where to get a full set of racks from.

    Andy
     
  13. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    nockover did mine :)
     
  14. simmmo

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    Thanks Rob.

    Andy
     
  15. Adam

    Adam Active Member

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    I've noticed this with my own shooting; it must be psychological. I don't know why but it's easier for me to hold the crosshair still on a small piece of metal surrounded by fresh air than on a bigger piece of metal surrounded by more metal. It's like the faceplate magnetically attracts the ret! :eek:
     
  16. Conor

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    Can I change my vote to chickens?:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  17. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    Nefta

    I'll resurrect this poll after the Classic :p. Strangely the pigs caused me problems:eek:
     
  18. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    all missed with the same ease i'm afraid... although the turkeys and rams on lane 4 gave me some real wind problems... but that's ponte, ;)
     
  19. HotShot

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    The hardest silhouette is the very first chicken - "10 seconds, you may load"....

    "Commence SHAKING"

    Bugger :)
     
  20. TOOL

    TOOL Independent FT Pumper

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    With me Dave it was the last chicken , Saturday 9 chickens missed last one , sunday 9 chickens missed last one :rolleyes:

    I think at the next Classic there should be a badge for squeezing a 4.5mm pellet under that 6mm ish gap under those rams belly's ................ i got quite good at that , takes a lot of skill :D
     

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