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Offline s500

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local benchrest matches
« on: March 27, 2014, 07:17:00 AM »
How many people in texas would shoot in local benchrest matches if they were available? I know that it is hard to find people near me that shoots airguns. So I thought this might be a way to help people meet other people that were interested. Please put your general location, closest town ect., type of gun(pump, pcp, ect.), and how far you are willing to travel. This way people will be able to locate others and maybe set up local matches in their area. Then maybe we can have a state match later on. Let me know what you think.
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Re: local benchrest matches
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2014, 02:23:52 PM »
How many people in texas would shoot in local benchrest matches if they were available? I know that it is hard to find people near me that shoots airguns. So I thought this might be a way to help people meet other people that were interested. Please put your general location, closest town ect., type of gun(pump, pcp, ect.), and how far you are willing to travel. This way people will be able to locate others and maybe set up local matches in their area. Then maybe we can have a state match later on. Let me know what you think.

I live in madisonville and also have seven acres in centerville tx. Will travel seventy miles. I shoot air arms s500 pcp. Would like to help any way I can to get some matches started
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Re: local benchrest matches
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2014, 01:25:43 AM »
I've been trying to get to the Field Target meets in Somerville but just can't seems to make it. Still working on my Pistol field target gun.
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Re: local benchrest matches
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2014, 03:54:31 AM »
I would do it, but Madisonville is a was off from me.  Live in Spring.
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Re: local benchrest matches
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2014, 10:34:01 AM »
Madisonville is out of the distance for most people. But some of you in the most populated areas get a match going I will come to it. As long as I don't have to drive in Houston traffic, haha. This thread is for getting local matches in all areas of Texas, not just Madisonville,tx.
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Re: local benchrest matches
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2014, 06:28:43 AM »
I found a map of the range in sommerville. Do you know If I could shoot my aa s5oo fac there? or is it limited to ft guns.
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Offline sixshootertexan

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Re: local benchrest matches
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2014, 01:38:49 PM »
Depends on what class you shoot. I think the Hunter class has a 20FPE limit. Check the rules here and you can find match dates there to.

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Re: local benchrest matches
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2014, 11:21:11 PM »
Hmmm, seems like there is not much interest in promoting airgun matches here in texas. I guess it may just take time for airguns to catch on here. I have to admit that I never even thought about getting an airgun till a couple of months ago. I always had 22's though. I love my air rifle though because I can even shoot it in my back yard. And I donnt have trouble finding ammo. Its also cheaper to shoot after you get all the equipment.
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Re: local benchrest matches
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2014, 08:18:30 PM »
I know there is more than just the FT matches in Texas. Bayou Rifles in Houston is hosting the 2014 TEXAS NATIONALS
AIR RIFLE SILHOUETTE match. It shows this on the main web page but nowhere else on that site mentions anything about monthly matches. Yegua Airgun club (Somerville) does not even keep their website current, you have to go to the AAFTA website to see their schedule. I guess they don't want anyone (Newbies) to come and bother them.
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Re: local benchrest matches
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 07:08:30 AM »
How far is spring from magnolia? Is there any range nearby. If could get a few more people in that area then maybe a local range would consider having a match there. That is the purpose of this string is to get people together in different areas and start some matches. It is hard to get matches started if you do not know of other people in your area . I could drive to spring or magnolia if you guys could get a match going. It just seems like benchrest would be cheaper startup because paper targets are cheaper than steel targets. Once enough people start shooting airguns then could maybe get enough money for steel targets. gotta get to work so have a nice day, Don
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If it's not accurate, I'm not interested
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Re: local benchrest matches
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2014, 05:25:18 AM »
How far is spring from magnolia? Is there any range nearby. If could get a few more people in that area then maybe a local range would consider having a match there. That is the purpose of this string is to get people together in different areas and start some matches. It is hard to get matches started if you do not know of other people in your area . I could drive to spring or magnolia if you guys could get a match going. It just seems like benchrest would be cheaper startup because paper targets are cheaper than steel targets. Once enough people start shooting airguns then could maybe get enough money for steel targets. gotta get to work so have a nice day, Don

I believe Spring to Magnolia is about anywhere from twenty to thirty something miles.  I'd be up to some king of shoot.  Just let me know.  And yes, there is two ranges close by.  One indoor, and one outdoor.  Let's get together.
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Re: local benchrest matches
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2016, 11:50:01 AM »
I'm down in Roganville. It's close to Jasper.I shoot a .22 springer
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