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Match locations for Hunter class
« on: February 25, 2017, 08:34:50 PM »
I bought a Crosman 1720t to shoot in Hunter Class pistol ft. From looking at many match results, there doesn't appear to be any competitions in my area- NW Arizona. I wouldn't mind driving 300-500 miles to shoot in a match.
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Re: Match locations for Hunter class
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 03:03:39 PM »
Zenonine,

They shoot up near Mormon Lake/Flagstaff during the summer ...

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Re: Match locations for Hunter class
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2017, 08:26:16 PM »
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Thanks for the reply. I contacted the Phoenix Airgun Club and was told they don't have pistol matches due to lack of interest. I could shoot rifle with the 1720t as a carbine. My plan is to just show up and shoot whatever I can.

Thats a great start.
While a pistol for likely 1/3 of targets will be out beyond 35 yards, you will get a good taste of FT seeing how the games played and tools used in doing it.

1st rule of FT .... HAVE FUN !!
After much experimenting I decided to shoot it as a carbine. I was never much of a pistol shot anyways (left handed and right eye dominant). I thought the pistol matches would have a level playing field as the 1720t is the most used pistol and I wouldn't be up against Steyr rifles and Sightron scopes. Oh well. I know some say it's all about having fun, but it is a competition.
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Re: Match locations for Hunter class
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2017, 08:34:08 PM »
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Oh well. I know some say it's all about having fun, but it is a competition.

Bringing a knife to a gun fight is not competition ... its an elimination !!

Until near equally experienced & equipped ... you learn while they make the higher scores !
It really is just that simple.
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Re: Match locations for Hunter class
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2017, 08:36:48 PM »
The good thing is, that the targets are pretty big. And you don't have to hit it right in the center.

I bought one of the Crosman resetting squirrels. I guess it's pretty much regulation size, I think.
Not too hard to hit out to 40 yards. But after that I must be losing a lot of speed, because drop and wind start making it very difficult.

I heard of guys using 12 fpe guns. But that's a tough shot at 55 yards with a good breeze blowing.
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Re: Match locations for Hunter class
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2017, 08:44:22 PM »
The good thing is, that the targets are pretty big. And you don't have to hit it right in the center.

I bought one of the Crosman resetting squirrels. I guess it's pretty much regulation size, I think.
Not too hard to hit out to 40 yards. But after that I must be losing a lot of speed, because drop and wind start making it very difficult.

I heard of guys using 12 fpe guns. But that's a tough shot at 55 yards with a good breeze blowing.

Most clubs that use GAMO targets also fit the reducers .... Other manufacturers target will run 1/2" to 1 1/2" more commonly.  a FULL SIZE GAMO is very easy to modest for an experienced FT shooter clear out to 55 yards.
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Re: Match locations for Hunter class
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2017, 09:07:11 PM »
Thanks for the info.

I think the Crosman is about 1.5".

I'll check out the Gamo.
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Re: Match locations for Hunter class
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2017, 09:15:55 PM »
Most clubs that use GAMO targets also fit the reducers .... Other manufacturers target will run 1/2" to 1 1/2" more commonly.  a FULL SIZE GAMO is very easy to modest for an experienced FT shooter clear out to 55 yards.
I will have to get one or two of those with the reducers for the my 40 yards and in targets.

I don't get a chance to shoot as much as I'd like.
Obviously hitting the longer shots in the wind takes more practice. But I think having closer to 20 fpe on tap couldn't hurt.
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Re: Match locations for Hunter class
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2017, 04:33:56 PM »
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Oh well. I know some say it's all about having fun, but it is a competition.

Bringing a knife to a gun fight is not competition ... its an elimination !!

Until near equally experienced & equipped ... you learn while they make the higher scores !
It really is just that simple.
I have it set up with the bstaley mod with a .109 xfer port and a .042 hammer spring. It's shooting 25 shots of jsb 8.44's with a 3% es. I'm tempted to up the fps, but it took a lot of chrono time to get here. I realize it's a rich man's game. I'm 71 and on social security. Shooting in a match is kind of a bucket list thing. It's my first and probably only pcp.
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Thanks for the reply. I contacted the Phoenix Airgun Club and was told they don't have pistol matches due to lack of interest. I could shoot rifle with the 1720t as a carbine. My plan is to just show up and shoot whatever I can.

Thats a great start.
While a pistol for likely 1/3 of targets will be out beyond 35 yards, you will get a good taste of FT seeing how the games played and tools used in doing it.

1st rule of FT .... HAVE FUN !!
After much experimenting I decided to shoot it as a carbine. I was never much of a pistol shot anyways (left handed and right eye dominant). I thought the pistol matches would have a level playing field as the 1720t is the most used pistol and I wouldn't be up against Steyr rifles and Sightron scopes. Oh well. I know some say it's all about having fun, but it is a competition.

Although I have several rifles set up for HFT, I too have a 1720T all ready to go at 12fpe.
Regardless of what rifle I shoot, I shoot around 50%.
So what?
I am thinking of shooting the 1720T as a carbine too.
Can’t do any worse.
I might have to remove the LDC, though.
Like Scott said, “Have fun”.
You are only competing against yourself..
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