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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2014, 07:41:44 PM »
I bought my 1701P used, it had the transfer port drilled for 12fpe FT use. Since the closest FT match to me is across two states, I installed an OEM transfer port and tuned it for efficiency. It only takes a few minutes to change the port, and shot count now rivals my 2300S.
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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2015, 11:07:26 AM »
The silhouette 1701 could double as a PFT gun without an issue. even if it was shooting 450 fps with 7.9 gr pellets it will still be pushing 2.6 fpe at 30 yards which should be plenty to knock down a target at that range. I would recommend uping the power just a bit within the stock parts limitation (about 500 fps with a 8 gr should be possible, if a bit more that would be great.) and then try... you should do just fine. And yes, it is a game that also a 2300 or 22xx can play at. My 2240 custom shoots .22 at 540 fps... it will get there with no issues. But a 2300S or T at 550 in .177 will probably be better.
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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2015, 01:47:59 PM »
As I type this I am reading the AAFTA handbook and it states that the match is from 10-35 yds.  KZs 0.5 to 2" diameter. I quote " AAFTA requires only one class for an AAFTA sanctioned match. Howeve,r match directors may offer additional classes if the number of shooters warrrant it" In their open class you can click as well as other rules as I read it.

If a hunter class is set, then no clicking and the normal rifle hunter class for rifle rules apply. (Bi pods ,etc) Hands only class is even more restrictive.

The hand book with all the rules can be downloaded at the AAFTA web site. I think that will get you there.

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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2015, 07:06:07 PM »
What a difference a couple months makes...

Here are the new, 2016 rules as of this date (Dec.1).  These should be good to go for all of 2016, as the AFTA 2016 season has officially begun.

Posting here now because there are some significant changes in Pistol if you decide to modify a rifle to the 15" maximum allowed...
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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2015, 01:09:17 PM »
Good to know, thanks for posting.
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