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by AlanF
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: George Wittorff hunter class
Replies: 74
Views: 1667

Re: George Wittorff hunter class

...We would have to have another way of saflely clearing such as remove magazine and insert a chamber flag?? Would this be permitted?.. Steve, All we need to do is convince George (and the NRAA) that its safe and that its worth doing based on the number of rifles of this type, and it could be inclu...
by AlanF
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: George Wittorff hunter class
Replies: 74
Views: 1667

Re: George Wittorff hunter class

Perhaps the classification of some ranges should be looked at to ensure that they remain relevant to the shooting community into the future. There are ways to modify ranges without necessarily needing more land or a bigger safety zone to achieve this. I agree with you in general, but these sorts of...
by AlanF
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: George Wittorff hunter class
Replies: 74
Views: 1667

Re: George Wittorff hunter class

On the subject of "plinking", from my understanding in Victoria on Classification ranges, which comprise the majority of VRA ranges, there has been (and probably still is) an expectation by the Police that all shooting must be in competition format. In fact the former Chief Firearms Office...
by AlanF
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: George Wittorff hunter class
Replies: 74
Views: 1667

Re: George Wittorff hunter class

Trev, I don't see why seating depth restrictions need to be singled out as a deficiency (there are many others) of factory rifles, and be specifically catered for in the rules. Everyone would have the same problem, and a way of getting around it if they wished. Virtually all rifles for this proposed...
by AlanF
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: George Wittorff hunter class
Replies: 74
Views: 1667

Re: George Wittorff hunter class

Everyone is forgetting the whole point , out of the box , cheap hunting rifle for a introduction into our sport, not some $6000 costume rifle built by a gunsmith. I think it must be restricted to factory rifles, and probably be called that in preference to labelling it with hunting, varminting or t...
by AlanF
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: George Wittorff hunter class
Replies: 74
Views: 1667

Re: George Wittorff hunter class

Trevor Rhodes wrote:...Magazines are not needed...

Trev,

I'm interested to know what your reasoning is? Do magazines cause problems? I can see problems with NOT allowing them.
by AlanF
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: George Wittorff hunter class
Replies: 74
Views: 1667

Re: George Wittorff hunter class

FWIW, this is a proposal I put to the Board in May. Proposed Factory Rifle Class for Inclusion in the SSRs.pdf It was apparently tabled and discussed briefly at the May Board meeting. The key differences with George's current proposal, are that he opts for a single class, and no muzzle brakes, and n...
by AlanF
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: George Wittorff hunter class
Replies: 74
Views: 1667

Re: George Wittorff hunter class

This is a welcome development. It'll be very beneficial for attracting members. Its not my ideal recipe but not too far away. My main concern is around magazines. Virtually all rifles in the hunting/varmint/tactical areas have magazines, and I hope we can persuade the NRAA that they be allowed to be...
by AlanF
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION
Replies: 36
Views: 1756

Re: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION

Tim, whatever. And yes, best to stay positive, and look forward.
by AlanF
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION
Replies: 36
Views: 1756

Re: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION

Tim L wrote:How was the F open nominee list not a "strong field"?

I think that's pretty simple. More nominees means more choice. For whatever reason (which escapes me) that Craig was not re-appointed, then there was only one alternative.
by AlanF
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION
Replies: 36
Views: 1756

Re: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION

Alan, are you aware of who the nominee’s were for FTR? I would hazard a guess given your comment that you are not, otherwise I don’t think you would have made such a comment. I was referring to F-Open on the subject of nominees for Captain, and you're correct that I haven't heard who nominated for ...
by AlanF
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION
Replies: 36
Views: 1756

Re: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION

ShaneG wrote:I know I put some comments up at the time Alan?

You certainly were one of the "few" Shane, so you've been a long term advocate for debriefing and learning from it. Maybe we can still organise a debrief forum out of Canada 2017, then this time have it used by the next team.
by AlanF
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION
Replies: 36
Views: 1756

Re: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION

Jason, I'm not arguing with Shane's comments. In fact I tried to encourage a post-mortem discussion forum immediately after FCWC 2013. Firstly, the response was not particularly encouraging, and when I offered what was there to the 2017 management to assist in their preparation, the offer was not ta...
by AlanF
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION
Replies: 36
Views: 1756

Re: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION

I know what you mean Tim. In the ideal world, you would have a Captain who is perfect for the job, and then if that person does exist, they must be willing to put their hand up for the job. The reality is usually quite different, probably for other national teams as well.
by AlanF
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION
Replies: 36
Views: 1756

Re: AUSTRALIAN FCWC TEAM SELECTION

Personally I don't think the performance of the Captain in an Australian F-Class team is a major determinant of success, particularly at World Championship level where there has always been a good amount of life experience and management ability across the team membership. If you select team members...

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