Grand Prix Round 4 Bisley

BFTA round 4 Bisley in Surry.

This ground last year punished me in the Grand prix, this year I was really hoping for more.
I’d put a lot of practice in lately with my Steyr especially my standing position so this year for the first time I thought I’d give the silhouettes ago.
Firstly the Chickens which I cleared to my surprise, then the Pigs which again I cleared 10/10 so far a very very good start from me. Next the dreaded turkeys I have good days and bad days with this rack and toady was a bad day after I missed not one, not two or three but the whole rack, the wheels came off. I finished on 14 after knocking down four of the rams, shame I didn’t get one or two of the turkeys…oh well I’m happy.

After a bite to eat I take a walk around the course expecting to see lots of long shots as per last year and I wasn’t disappointed. The wind was quiet lightly strong at times especially in the open areas making judgement tricky. In the woods the winds were switching from left to right and you really had to keep an eye on your wind indicator and choose your side, I got caught out a few times.
Again for the second time this year in the GP’s I’ve managed to nail all my standing shots, so a combination of shooting jacket and practice is really paying off for me…one happy bunny. I finished the course with a personal best 43/50 that put me into a shoot off for third place with David Robinson which somehow I managed to scrape through winning on standing, sorry David.
So all in all I had a very good day and what I would say to anyone with my little bit of knowledge is practice your standing as often as you can, you never know when a shoot off is around the corner.

Oh and I forgot to mention our team won the day in League 2 also Lady & The Tramps scoring me 43, David Clark, 41 PB also and Helen Carragher 40 making a % score of 258.3. Well done guys.!

Well done to Neil Hague also again for taking the day with a 48/50, it must be getting boring now not missing targets?
List of Grade winners below…

AA A B C Piston Open Team League 1 Team League 2
Neil Hague 48
Jonathon Crocker 40
Philip Green 37
John Amos 38
Tony Fouracres 42
Rowan 291.7
Lady & The Tramps 258.3

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Grand Prix Round 3 Blaenau Gwent Wales WAFTA 2017

Blaenau Gwent what a course.!

I’ve been to many grounds now in my time but none match Blaenau Gwent for its assaults course line up of up and down hill shots. This was also one of the most mentally draining grand prix I’ve so far encountered with very light amounts of twitching winds coming in through the valley. A very enjoyable course and fantastic day was had, well done to the course setters for sure it must have taken massive effort placing those targets in such steep and dark places.

I started on lane 19 two long targets, target 37 in the what I call more open area which I managed to get. Target 38 was a little longer and in a much darker place tucked right deep under a tree and painted black. While ranging the target I couldn’t help but notice a string from another lane further down cutting across the kill zone from 10- 4 o’clock, I wasn’t sure if this was a reasonable reason for asking for the clock to stop and a Marshall to have sort out. I voiced my problem out to my shooting partners but me being me I just carried on thinking it will be ok. How wrong was I.? I missed by just a width of a pellet on the right-hand side and after watching my video back you can see the that I shot Clipping the string.!

A lesson learned, a target missed and partial percent dropped.
Never again.!

I want to thank you all that were involved again at Blaenau Gwent and a well done to Red Gallagher winning the day 49/50.

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The next Grand Prix 4 CSFTA Bisley 11th June 2017

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