That you can determine the range to the quarry by sight, and then place an accurate pellet where you want to?
That you can do this in different positions, under varying light conditions and wind patterns?
That you can do this time and time and time again?
That your gun is absolutely consistent over a day of shooting and that it can go through a full day of shooting without changing POI?
Well, here is a challenge:
DIANA and Connecticut Custom Airguns will sponsor the awards and prizes for the Open Piston Class at the Field Target Nationals that will be shot on October 5, 6, and 7 at Pleasant Hill, in North Carolina.
While there are a bunch of rules, that you can read here:http://aafta.org/Assets/handbook/2018/AAFTA_Handbook_2018.pdf#page=19
The few things you REALLY need to know are:
1.- No rangefinders. Use your scope or your eyes.
2.- Under 20 ft-lbs at the muzzle, you will be chronoed to establish that you are legit.
3.- No x-pods (where x may be 1, 2, or 3), no resting the gun on anything but your good old self. There will be some forced positions (standing, kneeling). If you have ever hunted with a Price Harness, bring it over, it is legit.
4.- You will shoot about 120 times over two days, rain or shine. No changing guns unless it is a catastrophic failure and you are not allowed to re-sight in if the failure is mid-match. Take a RELIABLE gun.
5.- You are expected to be a good sportsperson and a nice person.
6.- You will meet some fantastic people, eat well, and you will have a lot of fun!
Awards to 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Prizes will be Pyramyd Air gift cards as follows: $500 for the 1st place, $250 for the 2nd and $125 for the 3rd.
If we have enough shooters, there may be further awards by AAFTA (American Airgun Field Target Association)
The reason why this is in the Announcements Gate and not in the FT Gate is because I think that there are a lot of NON-FT shooters that could enjoy themselves immensely if they tried the sport. And so does DIANA. So, we're putting our money where our mouth is.
Come join us in beautiful North Carolina over the Fall!
Thanks for reading!