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by tom1
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 99
Views: 2707

Re: The Future

WE need to wean ourselves off this " Prize mentality " . Peer recognition and appreciation is a far more satisfying reward. Trying to pay for your weekend by taking home a boot load of trinkets is not what our sport needs. That thinking has failed us, remember most shooters don't attend th...
by tom1
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 99
Views: 2707

Re: The Future

Finally someone has addressed rifle shootings elephant in the room . Most shooters don't go to DRA or Queens shoots. This group has been ignored and taken for granted for decades. They don't go because: 1 They don't like the competitive nature of prize meetings. 2 They rarely shoot well enough to wi...
by tom1
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Full-bore/Target Rifle
Topic: Sighting Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 953

Re: Sighting Problems

Thanks for the replies. What are the pros and cons of prescription shooting glasses or a prescription lens behind the rear sight. I have a prescription lens and frame that my dad used to use that would need to have a lens that suits my right eye. Interested on the experiences of those that have used...
by tom1
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Full-bore/Target Rifle
Topic: Sighting Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 953

Sighting Problems

I am a right handed target rifle shooter aged 50 years. Over the last 2 years I have noticed that my eyesight has deteriorated . I use a 0.5 Eagle eye and have slowly increased ring size from advice given to me by other shooters. Before shooting this morning I stood at the shooters mound and closed ...
by tom1
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Shooting in Commonwealth Games
Replies: 42
Views: 4501

Re: Shooting in Commonwealth Games

I would say that the the television network has decided that coverage of full bore shooting is not worth upsetting the anti gun loby.
Too many people simply do not want anything to do with firearms. Its a numbers game and we are outnumbered.
by tom1
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: WTB - 1:14 or slower twist 308 barrel
Replies: 10
Views: 1510

Re: WTB - 1:14 or slower twist 308 barrel

Are you still looking for the 1:14 twist barrel. I think I know where the is one. contact me on 0429130127
by tom1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: NSWRA 141st Annual Open Championships
Replies: 27
Views: 3627

Re: NSWRA 141st Annual Open Championships

What is interesting is how many ranges do you shoot for the price of entry. WARA 2017 8 ranges for $160. Whats the number on your side of the country Alan ?
by tom1
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: V-Block for an Omark ?
Replies: 6
Views: 916

Re: V-Block for an Omark ?

Give Allan Cronk a call He makes v blocks for Omarks to fit into his stocks. I have one in mine , had it for 4 years no problems.
by tom1
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Angel target rifle
Replies: 0
Views: 916

Angel target rifle

Are parts still readily available for Angel rifle . I have a friend that is looking at buying one. Are there any areas that will need to be carefully looked at with these rifles. Any advice would be greatly appreciated thank you.
by tom1
Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Helping F-Class to Grow
Topic: F-class is an advanced discipline. $ stops new shooters
Replies: 133
Views: 13290

Re: F-class is an advanced discipline. $ stops new shooters

Maybe I shouldnt have used the term gun nuts or sniper wannabees, my mistake. It seems that many on here are of the opinion that we need to get these people with their rifles to the range to have a go at shooting. I think the idea of using the TR target is a good one just so they have an idea of wha...
by tom1
Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Helping F-Class to Grow
Topic: F-class is an advanced discipline. $ stops new shooters
Replies: 133
Views: 13290

Re: F-class is an advanced discipline. $ stops new shooters

Yes they are expensive but the point is that most of these rifles are owned by younger blokes who wont buy or cant afford another F Class rifle. I would suggest that the only restrictions on setting up a new class should be under 8mm and under the energy limits. Just get these potential new members ...
by tom1
Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Thinking about entering the world of F-class
Replies: 17
Views: 3936

Re: Thinking about entering the world of F-class

Typo error in my last post. should read _ any other figures, not any over figures. When I say target shooters I mean shooters with experience in any of the disciplines F Class std & Open F/TR and those of us who still persist in shooting off the elbows .
by tom1
Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Thinking about entering the world of F-class
Replies: 17
Views: 3936

Re: Thinking about entering the world of F-class

I would only look at an Omark if it has the barrel adaptor with it . That will give you many options when time comes to rebarrel. If you are in the right spot at the right time you can find some very good rifles at clubs that have members who are retiring or updating or changing shooting disciplines...
by tom1
Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Thinking about entering the world of F-class
Replies: 17
Views: 3936

Re: Thinking about entering the world of F-class

Sound advice Alan. At the 2014 WARA Queens I was squadded with a young bloke who was shooting FTR with what looked like a hunting action type rifle, short barrel and a bipod. Out to 600 yards it shot quite well but after that his scores fell away. At 900 yds he was struggling to get his shots on the...
by tom1
Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Thinking about entering the world of F-class
Replies: 17
Views: 3936

Re: Thinking about entering the world of F-class

Don"t rule out getting hold of a well set up Omark. They are still very competitive.

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