Problem with shooting style

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by AndyIoW, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. AndyIoW

    AndyIoW Member

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    Our club hs had a couple of family groups join recently and we try to encourage them to try all the aspects of shooting HFT, FT and 10m.

    However one of the them is a 15 yr old girl who has tried a bit of FT and HFT at the club, preferred FT as did not like lying on the ground that much but her younger brother did not mind at all. Going back the the young girl we showed her the varietied of FT sitting but noticed that they all seemed wrong.

    After a break and a cuppa with her father and mother found out that she has quite long legs 36" inside measurement :eek: and her thigh bones are actually longer than her spine from neck to hip. Lets hope she does not grow that much more as nearly 6ft tall now. We went back and had had another go and finding a comfortable sitting position with a bean bag with more beans in.

    After a few minutes of adjusting her position to what she found comfortable, off the knee, she knocked over a 55yd target 4 out of 6 times and a 45yd 9 out of 10 (missed first shot due to wind). Nothing like a bit of heathly brother and sister competition as her brother tried the longer target HFT lying down style and got it 5 out of 6. Both time with a FT setup on 20 mag.
     
  2. RobF

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    nice, another couple of recruits for the winter? :D
     
  3. AndyIoW

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    The way things seem to be going we may need to have 3 or 4 cars to bring the teams over ;) .

    Not going to pressurize anyone to doing the shooting but having the 1st round may encourage some of them to give the other rounds a go. Winter league course starting to be prepared from next week deciding where to put targets and lanes to make it as interesting as possible and not use target positions that have been used before.

    The field will be used this year for a few lanes so praying to the wind god at the moment.
     
  4. RobF

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    Excellent... i just need to make my mind up on what i'm doing where ;)
     
  5. AndyIoW

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    I beileve that there will also be cakes :D Got to carry on what Helen started last year.
     
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    Cake and Shooting Field Target Association?
     

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