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Offline stalwart

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FT pistol needs?
« on: July 18, 2013, 12:26:06 PM »
I see the AAFTA's regs limit pistols to 12fpe at a max of 30yrds, and 12x max magnification. Are there any other factors that should be considered when pistol shopping?

What are the "no holds barred" guys shooting these days?

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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2013, 02:10:32 PM »
Maximum Barrel length is 15", including any and all attachments.

The complete set of AAFTA rules are here... http://www.aafta.org/Assets/handbook/2013/AAFTA_Handbook_2013.pdf

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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2013, 02:04:28 PM »
Does a stock Crosman 1720T with a Hawke Varmint 3-12X44mm scope qualify?

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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2013, 02:38:53 PM »
So, I think the Crosman 1701P would be perfect....Or the Crosman .177 copy of the PRod (without stock, of course).
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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2013, 02:43:02 PM »
Believe Jim Stanis won that match that year with his "gangsta" theoben pistol.

That is a very interesting gun... this discipline is so full of intriguing options. I'm just trying to wrap my feeble mind around dimes @50 with a pistol. You can't just buy your way into that.  8)

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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013, 09:52:28 PM »
Does a stock Crosman 1720T with a Hawke Varmint 3-12X44mm scope qualify?

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Yes, it would.  The two guys who tied for 1st at this year's GOB match in Tennessee each shot Crosman 1720Ts.

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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2013, 09:59:26 PM »
Here is my new Hunter PFT rig... A CZ200S rifle, converted to 12fpe pistol.  Barrel shortened to under 15". Pardini match pistol grip, custom S200 fore stock, Weaver Kaspa 3-12x 44mm scope with Tactical Ballistic-X reticle and UTG sidewheel. 






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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2013, 01:12:08 PM »
Does a stock Crosman 1720T with a Hawke Varmint 3-12X44mm scope qualify?

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Yes, it would.  The two guys who tied for 1st at this year's GOB match in Tennessee each shot Crosman 1720Ts.

I believe it !!   Gun shoots fantastic.  Shooter SHAKES TOO MUCH free hold.  But give me a tree or rest  ;).

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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2013, 05:20:36 PM »
Well I am practicing !!    Love my pistol, but if I could only hold it rock steady.  Are you allowed to focus?  The half mil-dot scope is real accurate for yards to target at max power 12x.  I am getting much better at guessing wind and over shooting up to 50 yards.

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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2013, 09:45:05 AM »
Well I am practicing !!    Love my pistol, but if I could only hold it rock steady.  Are you allowed to focus?  The half mil-dot scope is real accurate for yards to target at max power 12x.  I am getting much better at guessing wind and over shooting up to 50 yards.

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Of course you can focus!  You just can't click for elevation. Practice your hold-over/under, instead.

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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2013, 08:29:59 PM »
Here is my new Hunter PFT rig... A CZ200S rifle, converted to 12fpe pistol.  Barrel shortened to under 15". Pardini match pistol grip, custom S200 fore stock, Weaver Kaspa 3-12x 44mm scope with Tactical Ballistic-X reticle and UTG sidewheel.

That fore stock is amazing. Beautiful shooter you got
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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2013, 10:05:28 PM »
Here is my new Hunter PFT rig... A CZ200S rifle, converted to 12fpe pistol.  Barrel shortened to under 15". Pardini match pistol grip, custom S200 fore stock, Weaver Kaspa 3-12x 44mm scope with Tactical Ballistic-X reticle and UTG sidewheel.

That fore stock is amazing. Beautiful shooter you got

Thanks.  Imagine that fore stock without the engraving and it would look butt-ugly.  Luckily, I found some artwork that would look attractive and also provide a panel with good grip, like cut checkering.

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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2013, 03:24:54 AM »
Okay, I've looked thru here and saw all the cool as heck pistols, but where do I find rules and regulations? I checked out as much of the site as I could figure out, but I can't find out where to find the rules for field target? I would like to try at least shooting within the rules. Can somebody point me in the right direction?
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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2013, 05:37:42 AM »
Thank you very much! Now I know my crosman custom 2300 can be shot at one of these events. Now I just have to find one close to me.
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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2013, 05:13:54 PM »
Will a 1701P with a PROD air tube work? My 1701P should be here any day. I am fair with a rifle, but a pistol is very different.
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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2013, 07:09:00 PM »
Jesse,
Best answer is maybe.
I shoot Hunter FT to ranges of 55 yards.
I guess pistol is at only 30 yards.
I think the best we can hope for from our 1701P is 4 ft lbs.
I think something like the 1720T would be better, approaching 12 ft lbs.
Our 1701P pistols are perfect for what they were intended.
Silhouette less than 18 yards.
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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2013, 09:52:35 PM »
It really does not matter. I shoot because I enjoy it. This will be my 10 to 30 yard pistol, and learning is the fun part.
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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2013, 12:32:27 AM »
I'm testing my 1701P tomorrow with plastic 1/8 inch I.D. tubing to replace the transfer port. Results posted thereafter.

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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2013, 03:22:09 PM »
Try to find a shoot near you and go check it out.  Thats the best way to get information from the club you will be shooting with most often.

I've seen people shoot the Alecto, daisy 7?7, and all kinds of pcp and semi-custom pistols.  Have to agree with Frank and DFW, hard to beat the crosman pistols for an out-of the-box shooter, especially for hunter FT where you get to sit down and rest on a bipod.  I did ok with the Prod in .22 cal and a Hawke sidewinder tactical scope.  Great gun to keep around for non-FT shooting too.
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Re: FT pistol needs?
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2014, 08:30:26 AM »
Thanks for the inof on this guys!

I was thinking a Beeman P1 would work but wasn't sure what would be better. Kind of clear now.

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