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Postby pmh » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:37 pm

I wonder if this could be scaled to 6 yards with a penalty,  if necessary, for the shorter distance entry?

Just a thought.

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Postby Planteater » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:41 am

It would possible to use the UBC 6 yd targets as these are basically scaled down 10M targets.

Interestingly, comparing the scores for the MPL and the UBC comp shows that the 6 yd scores are significantly higher. This would seem to indicate that shooting the smaller targets at a shorter range is significantly easier.
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Postby zooma » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:48 pm

I am not at all sure that we could find a way to do this, but if we did, then it would need to be based on the NSRA 6 Yard Air Pistol target "AIR 8" as this is universally available to everyone.

This target should give the same image at 6yards as the NSRA ( and similar approved) 10 metre target that is ued in the MPL.

Maybe we could make a 6 yard postal version of the MPL based on the above specified target?
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Postby pmh » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:04 pm

I think an alternative 6 yard postal category is a better idea than making a further rule variation of the existing 10m comp.

It could also be an individual comp without the need to form a team.

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Postby Planteater » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:27 pm

I agree. Individual entry would pull in more people.

But there is no reason why it couldn't be both. A fairly simple spreadsheet could group the results as individuals and as teams.
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Postby Planteater » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:17 pm

I found downloadable Air 8 targets here: - http://www.tomgirling.co.uk/hobby/airgunning.php

I'm going to try these over 6 yards using the MPL rules where applicable.
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Postby Planteater » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:22 pm

I tried the Air 8 targets with a HW45 Silver Star .177. Five shots each onto four targets over 6 yards and scored 156/200. I'll try again later with my Gamo Compact.

I think this is a perfectly feasible email comp, though the scores are likely to be higher than the real MPL

If anyone else is interested in "beta testing" the concept, the target can be downloaded from http://www.tomgirling.co.uk/hobby/targe ... rget_(Air8).pdf
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Postby pmh » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:56 pm

I expect so too.

It could either be a separate comp or carry a points deduction.

Bob seems to have sussed weightings, etc, for the main comp,  so I am sure he'll come up with something for a postal.

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Postby zooma » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:09 pm

....sorry - I forgot about this.

Lets see if there is still any interest for a 6 yard individual MPL postal competition.

It may even be a better option than the bench-rest 6 yard pistol comp as this seems to have lost its momentum?

At 6 yards I suggest all pistols score up in the regular way, and .177 only - this keeps it simple.

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Postby pmh » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:44 pm

Sounds like a plan.

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