Season 1 - Round 2

A 6 yard, one handed, benchrest air pistol competition, for all abilities.
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Season 1 - Round 2

Post by pmh » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:38 pm

Starts today and ends at 22:00 on the 31st of January 2013.

The rules and target are contained within the "Sticky".

Good luck.

Results received so far:-

pmh
Ian
Appinpar68
mitchell301
D_H_P
zunmick
Nyctophiliac

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Post by pmh » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:33 pm

Who's going to be first to submit their scores this round?  :D

I am struggling with the weather here, at the moment. It's done nothing but rain for the past two months now, and it is becoming a bit depressing.

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Post by Planteater » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:30 pm

I doubt I'll be the first be I'll definitely participate.

Just got an MTM rifle front rest which is much more successful than the storage box plus jumbo car sponge I'd been messing about with.

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Post by pmh » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:37 pm

This is the rest I have, and I find it very versatile.

If you don't want to make use of the "lower" rest you can turn the whole thing around, which gives a bit more room under the pistol grip.

I have also used it for benchrest rifle.

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Post by Ian » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:57 pm

The lower rest on mine can be removed completely - which is usually how I use it, I find it useful when setting my sights though

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Post by pmh » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:19 pm

Shot mine this afternoon.

I had intended just shooting the round, but my shots were all over the place. As I was checking my sights I noticed that the front sight was completely loose.

Sighting the gun back in, I managed to put 3 shots nearly through the same hole.

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Post by mitchell301 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:17 pm

I've been using a similar pistol rest, which I've borrowed from my club. The cradle is of hard rubber which seems to enhance the recoil of my springer. Nyctophiliac suggested using a car-wash sponge as a damper, and I used a similar method (builder's sponge) between cradle and pistol. It worked well for me.
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Post by pmh » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:44 pm

I am currently using a folded duster, which works well.

It's surprising how much recoil there actually is with the Giss system.

Not normally noticeable, bug amplified by the rest.

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Post by JonW » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:56 pm

Believe it or not I have some wood to make a rest for myself now that I have a bit of spare time. Going to start after the weekend and get some practice before competition day.

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Post by pmh » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:35 pm

You'll have to post some pics, sounds like a good solution for others to consider.

I worried, at first, that I may have made the targets too big, but it's surprising how tiny tge black is when viewed in relation to the front sight blade.

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Post by JonW » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:51 pm

My woodworking skills will probably illustrate how not to do it but if it turns out half decent I will certainly post it up to offer some alternatives for others. That is a very big if though!!! :oops:

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Post by pmh » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:55 pm

I am sure you will do an excellent job.

On a bit of a tip,  Dunhelm do some cheap foam rubber in varying sizes.

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Post by JonW » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:44 pm

Will look into that, much appreciated.

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Post by pmh » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:36 am

11 days to go, and only 1 entry received so far.

It's not that cold out there, honest!  :D

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Post by Ian » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:32 pm

Shot mine this afternoon - results PM's to you Phil

Crikey, it was cold in the garage!




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