BFTA Grand Prix Round 6 East Devon SWEFTA 2016

East Devon and a round trip of 384 miles for us on this one with 3 ½ hours drive each way…..its going to be a long day and a very hot one with temperatures set to reach low thirties, ouch.!

On arrival the temperature was already in the high twenties with a light wind, not enough to cool the body but certainly plenty to take you off target as we soon found out on the plinking range. We signed in and walked the course as per norm with me starting lane 1, cool I thought I like the sound of lane 1, this was short lived to find it was a standing lane.! this was not going to start well what with first lane nerves and standing with no doubt an audience. As we moved along the course out of the shelter from the trees is just seemed to get even hotter than we had arrived, it was now just silly no cover full sun. The course looked very good, mixed long plus short shots and kind of clearable if you could hold on to the wind direction. Good scores were coming off course with Justin Wood scoring 49/50 being top am session shooter.

Time to start after a short safety briefing, lane 1 here we come. Normally I do elect to start first but this time I was told I’m last out of the three of us, Andrew Slade first as he was doing open class Paul Mangham went second and me third. Lane 1 started good with the first target down target two however got the better of me with me shooting high 12 O’clock good for wind and a nice indicator for the next lane and it takes the pressure off for a clearance eh.?

I should be so lucky.

As we jumped for lane to lane I wasn’t doing too bad at all even though the heat was increasing throughout the afternoon only dropping 10 overall. At one point I thought I was going to beat my personal best of 43 until I blew it on lane 21 or 22 double dink.!

I got to say thank you to whoever it was from East Devon club who served out up and down the lanes bottled water, nice touch and much welcomed thank you.

Also thank you to Andrew Slade and poor Paul Mangham who had a nightmare of a day, been there Paul I knew the pain.

Full day results

So now its all down on the last event at Anston for Grand Prix 7 and presentations, a couple of the grades are already won but second and third places to battle for in the grades.

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1st Justin Wood 49
2nd Jack Harris 48
3rd James Osborne 48
1st Andy Williams 46
2nd Ian Stoddart 45
3rd David Mitchell 45
1st Joshua Vaughan 46
2nd Graham Fleeman 43
3rd Paul Macher 42
1st Mark Rogers 39
2nd Darren Hillier 39
3rd Paul Gallagher 39
1st Brian Samson 43
2nd Phil Hollis 41
3rd Stephen Privett 38
1st Ian Challis 47
2nd Tony fouracres 44
3rd Barry McGraw 43

BFTA Round 5 Far Coley Shooter POV Cam

Shooters POV Cam

Over the last year I’ve been experimenting with different action cams strapped to my rig to film the days events and in hope they can yield some information as to where the shot may have went wrong. After going through a few camera’s and mounts I’m now on a setup that is i think the best of the bunch so far….

I use two cameras on my rig, one on top SJCam M10 and the other under the front ATN Shot Trak HD which has a temp mount at present.

The SJCam sits on top the scope filming in 1920 x 1080 full HD with a wide angle of 170° lens giving some great quality views for such a small unit.
The camera comes with allsorts of mounting options including one that clamps onto the scope body, with options to house in a completely waterproof case or just the camera unit on its own, and light weight too just weighing in at camera weight only 2.4oz. Below is a clip of BFTA round 5 at Far Coley shot with the SJCam M10.

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The second camera I use is the ATN Shot Trak HD, as like the SJCam M10 films in 1920 x 1080 full HD but has a fixed lens zoom of 5x magnification which helps give a better close up view of your target. Comes with a clamp which attaches onto a Weaver Picatinny rail and can be removed and used in three positions on the camera body.

The camera does give reasonably good pictures with its 5x magnification for such a small unit and when combined with SJCam it makes for good viewing both wide and close up footage as seen here below.
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