pigdog wrote:I don't shoot F class nor any type of competitive shooting. I do however have appreciate the knowledge and skills that f class shooters and prs/bench rest shooters have and freely pass on to those of us who just like to improve our accuracy in a recreational environment. So please take my 2 cents for what you paid for it.
Firstly I don't give a damn about getting my ass kicked. I however haven't seen anyone ever mention one of the primary concerns I have about rolling up to shoot f class with my "field rifle" and that is as far as I'm aware f class shoots 2 sighters and a 20 shot string in 20mins?? Please correct me if that is wrong. There is no way in hell I'm putting my rifle through that sort of punishment. My rifle is not a paper thin hunting barrel nor is it a thick target barrel but a shot every minute on average for 20mins is way too much torching of the throat for me and I simply don't have the funds to replace barrels at a rate that would be required to regularly shoot at that rate. This would mean an entire new rifle with a target barrel to deal with this again more $$$$. The other smaller issue is the non allowance of muzzle brakes this however is not a deal breaker.
Anyway just thought id share my thoughts as someone who the f class community is probably trying to attract.
Hi Pigdog , I’m glad your are here learning from the vast experience that is on this forum!
I don’t know if anyone has corrected you yet as I’ve not read the thread all the way through?
But in Qld we normally shoot 2 sighters and 10 record in 13 to 18 mins per detail with a 2 sighters and 11 record sighters . Depending on Calibre one can easily get 2000 rounds out of a barrel and some like my Club mate with her .284 that she took to Raton in 2013 is on 4000 rounds and still shoots like stink ! . She is hoping to renew the barrel in the new year , only as a precaution that is doesn’t fail in a Comp.
Kind Regards Graham.