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by AlanF
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Looking for feedback
Replies: 33
Views: 635

Re: Looking for feedback

Using Shane's numbers, 30 targets would allow 120 shooters. Regarding costs, they have competitor marking (2 per target) in the US. This would reduce the costs dramatically but would make the days longer and more physically demanding.
by AlanF
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Looking for feedback
Replies: 33
Views: 635

Re: Looking for feedback

..Is there any solid documentation to support the belief that twenty shot strings are measurably more damaging than fifteen shot strings,thinking that very few F Open shooters would have ever shot a twenty shot string in Australia? Mike, Even the old timers from the 303 days refer to 20 shot shoots...
by AlanF
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Looking for feedback
Replies: 33
Views: 635

Re: Looking for feedback

Trevor Rhodes wrote:Lower Light is not very kind with wind l would drop the 900 and change to 600 or 700.

Trev,

Some of us have been agitating for years to have the 900 included in the Queens. Along with including Bisley style, having 900 would be the major attraction I believe.

Alan.
by AlanF
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Looking for feedback
Replies: 33
Views: 635

Re: Looking for feedback

Jase,

Sounds good. One thing to consider might be to change to 20 shots for Bisley, and 15 shots for string? 20 shot shoots are not kind to barrels, but Bisley style may slow things down somewhat.
by AlanF
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Travelling to and from shoots and fatigue
Replies: 18
Views: 498

Re: Travelling to and from shoots and fatigue

One of my strategies when tired on long trips is to stay close to other vehicles and keep pace with them, even to the extent of getting competitive. It keeps you from getting bored, and if the pace is quick, a little bit of adrenalin helps you stay alert.
by AlanF
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Australia vs New Zealand F-Open Teams Match
Replies: 19
Views: 2037

Re: Australia vs New Zealand F-Open Teams Match

If Australia had nice cuddly sheep like NZ there wouldn't be any sheep jokes :D .
by AlanF
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: F Class Competition in Australia
Replies: 36
Views: 1069

Re: F Class Competition in Australia

Sungazer, I don't know how long you've been familiar with F-Class shooting but I think your criticism is unfair. There has been a steady evolution in our sport over the last 20 years. Over that time we've had the introduction of all 3 F-Class disciplines, and several major rules reviews. Contrary to...
by AlanF
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Travelling to and from shoots and fatigue
Replies: 18
Views: 498

Re: Travelling to and from shoots and fatigue

I had a "situation" of dozing off and leaving the road at 100kmph about 10 years ago. I ended up on the grass in the middle of a freeway. That was due to a cold and flu tablet that makes you drowzy. What I did learn is the danger of using cruise control in these situations - at least in no...
by AlanF
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: F Class Competition in Australia
Replies: 36
Views: 1069

Re: F Class Competition in Australia

Encouraging shooters who turn up with hunting rifles is good, but its often hard to give them good value for their membership. Firstly you usually can't offer them a path to a higher level of competition (e.g. Pennant teams and OPMs), and secondly many clubs regularly shoot distances where most hunt...
by AlanF
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Lois Osborn Memorial Picnic Shoot 1000yd
Replies: 4
Views: 898

The rain won't stop this event!

In case anyone has doubts, this event will not be washed out. If there is heavy rain on Sunday, we have a roof over the mound, and electronic targets, so no competitor marking! So if you're able to get here, we'll be here!
by AlanF
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Rosedale Rifle Club - 500yd Sweepstakes
Replies: 6
Views: 883

The rain won't stop this event!

In case anyone has doubts, this event will not be washed out. If there is heavy rain on Saturday afternoon, the range will be changed to 1000yd, which has a roof over the mound, and electronic targets, so no competitor marking! So if you're able to get here, we'll be here!
by AlanF
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: new guy
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: new guy

Welcome aboard Savage. There is a huge amount of knowledge shared here. Use Search to look for subjects of interest, or just ask on the appropriate forum. 7mm Rem mags have been used by a few in F-Open, so you may get some advice for reloading. You'll need to run light loads on some ranges because o...
by AlanF
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Canberra Queens
Replies: 26
Views: 2548

Re: Canberra Queens

Congrats to all =D> =D> =D> . All my internet connections were disabled over the weekend so wasn't able to keep up with things. The scores indicate to me a typical Canberra Queens - a few locals know the peculiarities of the conditions, and everyone else is at its mercy. Its good to see Bob Kinnear ...
by AlanF
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Bisley style shooting
Replies: 70
Views: 3061

Re: Bisley style shooting

Tim N wrote:...South Africa doesn't get hot...

I am detecting some verbal irony. And yes it would get hot there, although Bloemfontein is quite elevated.
by AlanF
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Bisley style shooting
Replies: 70
Views: 3061

Re: Bisley style shooting

Phil, You've highlighted something that I for one had never considered. As you say F-Class shooters can dress much lighter. For that reason it may be better to look at F-Class only events for warmer times and places, and also think carefully about 2 vs 3 per target, and consider reducing the number ...

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