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Who’s interested in an outdoor two-day airgun Bench Rest & Field Target competition near Rochester NY

Get email updates here!  http://bit.ly/airguncomp

We’ve already secured a fantastic venue right off the NY State Thruway.  This competition will be hosted on the grounds of Pinnacle Athletic Campus which is located in Victor NY.  This location is within walking distance to great hotels and restaurants and is a very short drive from the EastView Mall. 

(For anyone who isn’t familiar with this part of the state, it’s not far from the Finger Lakes region with its wineries, fantastic views, sunsets and of course the lakes themselves.  It’s truly a great place for a family trip!)

OK, back to the event…  This Bench Rest competition & Field Target competition will be appropriate for all types and levels of shooters.  The Bench Rest distances will range from 25 yards through 100 yards so even if you’ve never shot outside of your backyard – much less in a competition – COME, try your hand at it, and have FUN!   

Here are the event details as we have them now:

  • The dates are Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25.
  • The Location is Pinnacle Athletic Complex 748 Phillips Rd. Victor, NY 14564.  Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/it5dA752qM52 
  • There will be a “Welcome Shooters” dinner on Friday, June 23 at 6:30 for those able to get there early (cost of dinner is not included in registration).
  • Event registration will be $100 for the two-day competition.
  • Discounts at local hotels will be available for out-of-town participants (we’ll have more details on this soon)
  • The Field Target competition currently is being planned as a “fun shoot” but will follow standard AAFTA rules. 
  • Stay tuned for more specifics on the Competitor Classes that will be part of the event. They are being worked on as this is being posted.
  • ANY caliber will be allowed in the 75 and 100 yard distance competition. 
  • At 25 and 50 yards .177, .20, .22  and .25 calibers will be permitted.
  • All distances are restricted to shooting pellets only (no slugs).
  • There is no FPE limit for the 75 and 100 yard outdoor competition.
  • No tethering to a tank in any class. Fill as many times as needed.
  • Benches and targets will be provided.

Here’s the “chicken and egg” part.  We have some MAJOR airgun sponsors lined up, BUT we need to get an estimate of how many people would COMMIT to participating in this event before these sponsors sign on the dotted line! 

So if we get enough folks to commit to attending we’ll get the sponsors and there will be some awesome prizes!

But wait!  There’s more!

Really, here’s the best part…  If we can make this work, this June event will be just the beginning of what we expect will be a great long-term relationship with Pinnacle Athletic Campus. 

Consider the prospect of having INDOOR and OUTDOOR Bench Rest and Field Target shooting!  This means there WILL be both Bench Rest and competitions like this EVEN IN THE WINTER in a well-lighted  and heated facility!  That kind of takes the winter-blues away doesn’t it!   

How cool would it be having a premiere Indoor sporting facility host and support air gunning all year long? But we have to keep focused on making the first event a success.  So what’s next?  We would like to use this poll to gauge initial interest in this event. 

Please vote YES ONLY if you truly feel you can make it to the event.

Questions, comments, suggestions?  Please post them below.  We would like to hear from you. (Even if you do not plan on coming, please tell us what doesn’t work for you.)  This is all valuable information for us.

Oh, if you’re close enough to want to help out in the event PM me!  Many hands make light work.

Thanks!

 - Matt

Relevant links:

Pinnacle Athletic Campus -http://www.pinnacleathleticcampus.com/

Map to Pinnacle Campus -https://goo.gl/maps/it5dA752qM52

EastView Mall -http://www.eastviewmall.com/

Finger Lakes Tourism -http://www.visitfingerlakes.com/
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2017, 09:25:29 PM »
Any idea what the hours will be? I am only about 1.5 hours away so I rather avoid a hotel.
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2017, 11:09:57 PM »
Are there any prizes for the competition?

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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2017, 11:40:54 PM »
This is such a bummer. I bought plane tickets yesterday to go on vacation June 27th. My boss would never let me take off two days just  before a two week vacation. As my wife and I were planning the trip I mentioned how I'd like to do a competition. Anyone know if there is anything else around here? (I'm in the Hudson valley). That being said if it becomes an annual event I'll put in for next years competition off tomorrow
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2017, 06:59:54 AM »
Sounds like a great event and venue.  I would really like to come but unfortunately June is a bad time for me, especially this year :-\.  I would quite possibly be interested in some winter events as I am off during January and February.   
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2017, 10:07:51 AM »
I'm a little too far away to attend, but Good Luck! It sounds like it could turn into something that could be really great, in many ways.
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2017, 07:21:11 PM »
Any idea what the hours will be? I am only about 1.5 hours away so I rather avoid a hotel.

Hi Steven,

We certainly hope you can come!

Saturday = Competition starts at 9 am  & ends around 4pm
Sunday =  Competition starts at 10 am & end around 3 pm
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2017, 07:22:37 PM »
I'm a little too far away to attend, but Good Luck! It sounds like it could turn into something that could be really great, in many ways.

Thanks Shooter  :-)  We're doing every we can to make this a success.   I think no matter what latitude you're at, we would all love an INDOOR location to shoot!
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2017, 07:24:53 PM »
Are there any prizes for the competition?

pv

Hey Paulie,

If we get sponsors then yes, there will be prizes!   ::)
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2017, 02:53:45 AM »
If it was any where but NY! Will not step foot in any state that restricts my gun carry! >:(  Some things can't be compromised! Sorry!
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2017, 09:34:52 PM »
How about an organized Rat Shoot, prizes for whoever shoots the most, biggest etc? ;D
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2017, 09:53:30 PM »
Well my job is in limbo so I can't think of of a better place to be
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2017, 09:54:02 PM »
I would love to come, but it's a bit far for me.  Good luck with it!
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2017, 09:56:13 PM »
I'll look forward to attending, FT is my main interest but I'd love to learn more about benchrest
and if we can get a local club doing it I would be interested.

Is it alright with the OP if I share this a on a couple other forums? referring them back to you.
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2017, 10:00:36 PM »
How about an organized Rat Shoot, prizes for whoever shoots the most, biggest etc? ;D

In Rochester? You know it's a six hour drive to NYC from there right?
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2017, 11:17:14 PM »
I was joking, but after watching many YouTube Videos of Rat hunting, I would love to try it.
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2017, 07:05:26 AM »
Sorry, living around here and dealing with out of state vendors I always get folks asking about weather or something in that area. The best are the folks who want to know if I can go to an interview in NJ.

Rats are everywhere but Alberta Canada, so I am sure you can fimd some to shoot.

Alberta's rat control is pretty fascinating.
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2017, 09:14:05 AM »
No worries I get it, parts of New York are beautiful, and when most folks see "NY" the first thing that probably comes to mind is the City.

NY City has serious Rat Problem, a guy died the other day after being bitten from a Rat, and another article said another Black Death or similar epidemic is looming.
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2017, 09:53:01 AM »
The city has its charms as well. Different strokes for different folks.

NY city does have a serious rat problem, so do many places.

The black death refers to a single pandemic event of bubonic plague that ended in 1353. Plague is easily treatable with antibiotics. Unless the rats have time machines I think we can forget about anyone dying of that.

Leptospirosis, what I believe you are referring to with your rat bite fatality claim is rare but exists. The biggest issue there is that people are bitten by wild animals and for some reason don't go to the dr. I will never understand this. Not only can you get rabies or a whole host of other diseases, but a simple prophylactic course of antibiotics could have made a major difference here.

Before jumping to random conclusions about looming epidemics I would want to see some cold hard facts. Sounds like sensationalism to me.
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Re: Attention Airgunners! - Bench Rest & Field Target competition
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2017, 11:10:20 AM »
Here you go:

Dr. Manny: Rat epidemic in New York a dire warning for other cities

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/02/15/dr-manny-rat-epidemic-in-new-york-dire-warning-for-other-cities.html

Less than one year ago:

Russian boy catches the bubonic plague while hunting in Siberian mountains
The 10-year-old is believed to have caught the disease while skinning a marmot

Matt Payton @paytesy89 Friday 15 July 2016 15:52

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/bubonic-plague-russian-boy-hike-siberian-mountains-infected-catches-black-death-a7138861.html
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