Rabbits in trees

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  1. gdavison

    gdavison Active Member

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    That made me laugh .. clever :D
     
  2. chrisc

    chrisc Lucky git

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    Blimey, where do i start.

    Circle
    Diamond
    Rook
    Crow
    Rat
    Squiz
    Rabbit
    Battleship
    APC
    Tank
    Emley Moor Tower
    UFO
    Eagle
    Starling
    Sparrow
    Red kite
    Shark
    Dino
    Easter egg
    Prisoner in cell
    Flower
    Griffin
    Pheonix
    Crab
    Dragon
    Welsh Dragon
    Dragon Head
    English Lion
    Lion
    Pumba
    Deer
    Bully
    Banana (Bastardo)
    Spider
    Snail
    Fox
    Wolf
    Gorilla

    And they're just the ones i can remember at the moment.
     
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  3. PA410goodshot

    PA410goodshot Active Member

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    Are all these strange targets used as the standard rabbit, crow, rat, pigeon, we were so used to all those years ago when FT started, getting to be a bit boring, or is it to allow smaller kill sizes thus making the courses harder. ?
     
  4. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    And in a form we can understand?
     
  5. Nomads HFT

    Nomads HFT Well-Known Member

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    It's nothing to do with kill zone sizes - some of the earliest tin chickens I'm aware of (Stour Vale Woodsmen, circa 1981) had fairly small kill zones.

    I think it's variety to make life more interesting, plus variety to stop people learning targets/kill zone sizes, plus being able to vary the amount of faceplate to the side or top of the kill zone, so nasty course setters will place narrow targets where they anticipate a side wind, and targets with little face plate above or below the kill zone at distances where range estimation is critical (very close/distant).
     
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  6. chrisc

    chrisc Lucky git

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    It's more about making the shoots interesting. Most FT courses still use the 'older' designs as they had originally bought knockover targets. The weird and wonderful stuff arrived as a result of HFT targets needing to be random due to shooters learning how to Bracket standard face plates. Some of the FT courses (especially Emley Moor) use the random stuff as we have so many targets in the club. I know that the FT crew just LOVE ;)the Emley moor towers as you learn sod all from the miss (not much metal either side of the kill)
     
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  7. PA410goodshot

    PA410goodshot Active Member

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    I see, so its more to do with making a target with as little as allowed face plate around the kill. Is there a minimum width of face plate for both FT and HFT then. ?
     
  8. Nomads HFT

    Nomads HFT Well-Known Member

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    In UKAHFT rules it's a minimum of 10mm around the faceplate, except for positionals (standing, kneeling, supported and unsupported) when it's 25mm.
     
  9. Cooper_dan

    Cooper_dan Well-Known Member

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    Have you seen the tall trees godzilla? That really is something else
     
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  10. chucky82

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    Wow I didn't see it either was last minute thing well bet you wish you took the other path what sort of speed you hit that enough to bend it lucky escape that was .
     
  11. Gary Martin

    Gary Martin sultans of spring

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    climbing Rabbits, a pest population which needs to be eradicated.
     
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  12. Bensile

    Bensile Well-Known Member

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    Blimey, where do i start.

    Circle
    Diamond
    Rook
    Crow
    Rat
    Squiz
    Rabbit
    Battleship
    APC
    Tank
    Emley Moor Tower
    UFO
    Eagle
    Starling
    Sparrow
    Red kite
    Shark
    Dino
    Easter egg
    Prisoner in cell
    Flower
    Griffin
    Pheonix
    Crab
    Dragon
    Welsh Dragon
    Dragon Head
    English Lion
    Lion
    Pumba
    Deer
    Bully
    Banana (Bastardo)
    Spider
    Snail
    Fox
    Wolf
    Gorilla

    And they're just the ones i can remember at the moment.

    Spider pig
    Pigeon
    James Bond
    Walrus
    Land submarine
    Cockerel
    Donuts

    Think there’s still more in the shed
     
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  13. rob bates

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    Lincs have got a dell boy robin regal van
     
  14. pbrown

    pbrown Bunghole

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    MiddleFinger_530x@2x.jpg
     
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  15. Bensile

    Bensile Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah can forget the finger of doom.

    Well me and Chris did.
     
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  16. Mammoth

    Mammoth Unusual Targetmaker :)

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    Just have a look:
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