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  1. Well done Holly! Still got it. Matt
  2. Matt

    Anschutz quality.

    Hi Holly, I ain't beating myself up it is what it is but I'm just doing silly mistakes which is through lack of practice. Am actually pleased the body made it round the course in one piece lol and my goal for the season was to get one score in the forties and I've achieved it. Went through chronograph at 787 I think? Rifle is set for around 780 on my chrono. Matt
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    Anschutz quality.

    Talking of quality this Anschutz 9015 HP I have been using just never misses a beat just keeps performing - shame I cant say same about myself. Matt
  4. Good shoot, good ground. Disappointed didn't see an adder though! Matt
  5. Matt

    Anschutz roll of honour

    Ok agreed, time to leave alone. Matt
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    Anschutz roll of honour

    Hi Martin, Rob, I think the issue I have is theres a blurred line somewhat - its been mentioned if I sponsor the BFTA I could get access to things - then we now have Martin charging for his time - I assume Rob; you and Brian do the same? So do I pay the BFTA and then you guys invoice them for your time or do I pay you and without sponsoring the BFTA the stats are updated with rifles scopes etc and I get some pictures? Or do I have to pay all three of you and the BFTA - then for the worlds I sponsor the EFTA as well, no doubt pay the WFTF and also have to pay individuals for pics from the event? Seems I may have to ask for a blank cheque made payable to whomever wants it. Regards my lack of contact to the EFTA, every other year the organising body has made contact with the trade advising what they could offer (different packages of sponsorship if you will)- has something changed? Dialogue is a two way process and certainly looking at my first paragraph if we were to sponsor the BFTA, Martin, Brian and yourself the EFTA will probably get nothing - there is not an endless supply of money available unfortunately. Me working in sales, no I don't I am a systems developer for a building brickwork support manufacturer and also work part time for RUAG just not in sales. For Walther now you've jogged my memory I was approached about helping to set a team up (not shoot for it though) many years ago - I said I couldn't do it so I think I asked you who you would recommend to act as a captain and organise the team. If memory serves me right I approached Mike Williams and gave him the contact details of the guy at Walther. Think I also got some clothing for Justin Wood and Simon Ayres and gave it to them at the euros that year? I was then re-approached by Walther later on and again declined their offer as I was involved with RUAG by then. With regards spares - again it's difficult to pre-empt the spares required - also the various modders use different O-Rings and do different things to the rifles so I would always advocate talking to the person who has done the mod in the first place. Unfortunately this also adds a time delay but is the best route forward. I will say having 8 different modders of the 10m rifle and one factory conversion was never my idea but unfortunately you can't stop people jumping on the bandwagon. I didn't know Daystate sponsored shooters with cash - I remember reading a post by Phil Johansen about someone buying Daystate hats for the team as they had only a limited budget for sponsorship of I think £5000 and they'd spent it all? Certainly Richard Beaugie and Steve Franklin said they'd had very little contact with Daystate when I talked to them at the Welsh GP - so am not sure who is getting paid by them. Again with sponsorship, if events are getting bigger and requiring more money to sponsor then unfortunately the pot to sponsor individuals certainly disappears rapidly - Maybe I'll look and have a think which is the best route and recommend that???? Yes theres a few people up there that could win, only at the halfway point so all to play for. Matt
  7. As long as I get round the course I'll be happy, already achieved what I wanted at the last event. Matt
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    Anschutz roll of honour

    I Holly, When I shot for Daystate we got a jacket and I think that was it? For Anschutz and Dave Welham think we got to shoot for the honour of the team. For me I think shooting for the team was a honour, I wasn't interested in anything free just saw it that I'd finally got to a reasonable stage in my shooting career. Individual wise I've been lucky to get hold of free kit for a number of shooters it's also at this point it gets difficult to sponsor people as they're already using their preferred gear so why change. So what do you do? I don't think anyone has made a living out of ft in any of its history and I can't see that changing in the near future - though I will say I think there are some that have come close. Regards, Matt
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    Anschutz roll of honour

    Hi Rob, To answer your points: I don't know what you mean by the names of shooters working in sales? Maybe I could have done the work but rather than me speculate as to whether they were using an Anschutz or not it's better to have cold hard facts and the only way to get them would be from the shooters themselves or indeed an Association like the BFTA, EFTA, etc. As an example I had forgotten about Beryl and Jenny winning the ladies titles, aloso unsure of the overseas ladies who have won the title and what they may have been using - is it actually called the "ladies world champion" or something else? With regards EFTA - had no contact what so ever. BFTA and worlds I take on board your point I won't make the same mistake again with that one. With regards recompense it would seem the BFTA / EFTA (EFTA are a sub section of the BFTA aren't they?) are going very corporate and money oriented - guess as a potential sponsor we should look at what benefit we get from certain events in more detail thanks for the heads up on this. When I mentioned you I was probably meaning people in general not you as in Rob. I guess I used AirArms as another name and hence if I wanted to contact AirArms I would email them direct, life is this simple. Nope, never declined a place in the Walther team - never been asked to be in the Walther team. Been asked to act as a representative for them - similar vein to Frank Esser, but never been asked to be in the team. With regards spares again, I won't do the he said she said if you personally wanted spares - I didn't know you had a Anschutz - but I'm guessing its a converted rifle so I would first of all point you in the direction of whomever converted the rifle and let them deal with it. I know Jon offers to look after all of the rifles he has worked on - the reason we ask you to go through the person who did the conversion is that we are not aware of what may have been modded on the rifle so it's always best for any requests for spares to go through where you got it from. I think I'll make the decision and just start the roll of honour from this year - it's easier to validate the info thus makes more sense. If others can prove they won x shoot and it can be independently verified then I'll add them. With regards Dan, he's looking good for this year as are a few others so we will have to wait and see. Will also have to speak to the BFTA and see what their costs are for the photo? I may actually write a post up about how to get sponsored, hopefully it may help a few people achieve this - though I will say you have to be careful what you wish for as it isn't all sunshine and roses. Are many people sponsored in FT - I don't mean sponsored as in shoot for a team (as far as I'm aware they get clothing and pellets maybe free servicing) - I mean actually sponsored? regards, Matt
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    Anschutz roll of honour

    Hi Rob, I'm a little confused I have you saying the info is there, Martin is saying I need to pay him / you / Brian to do the work as it requires a skilled programmer to do it - surely its just data input or is my 30 years experience not classed as being a skilled programmer? I see Nat has said she would volunteer to do it so all good from that side then? Unfortunately shooters use different kit, they try different things and win comps with different kit - hence for old data help from the shooters is required. Regards the trophies, it was Wrecker that suggested to me I'd have to wait for him to get the trophy so i can photograph him with it and also that he is on holiday so it wouldn't be at Bisley but Devon - do I need to tell Wrecker there are no trophies? With regards pics I have asked before to BFTA officials but unfortunately the people taking the pics wanted payment, as soon as they knew they were for a sponsor, the sponsor wasn't willing to pay for them (this was at the world champs - the sponsor had already donated prizes as well)- in the end I think Simon Evans supplied a couple of the images FOC. Whilst we are on about Sponsors - maybe if the BFTA contacted sponsors before events they may get sponsored - just a thought? Who is the trade liaison officer for BFTA anyway? Not sure I've been approached ever by a BFTA trade liaison rep? What I mean by me and Kev, well we both work for RUAG - Kev fulltime sales and me part time - so if Nat wants to pass any info onto Anschutz or get into any dialogue then speak to us two so we can pass any info on, alternatively email them direct like you would with AirArms. For info the manufacturers and distributors get harassed everyday by people who are generally just after getting as much free stuff and biggin themselves up therefore for certain manufacturers and distributors its of more benefit to have a filter system. With regards comments then I would rather speak to people with real world experiences, rather than he said, she said, for example Colin from this forum asked me about replacement O-rings think he received them in a few days. Spares are hard to hold as you never know what people want and in what quantities - a lot of the time there are minimum order quantities for things and extortionate carriage charges as well so hence delays occur until sufficient items are being ordered. Requests for spare are generally through your dealer who will then contact RUAG - they have some spares available off the shelf but if not it will happen as above. Finally things are changing whilst Jon supports the endorsed converted rifles RUAG is looking to setup a service centre - unfortunately this will take time as it needs the service guys to go on an official course, same as with Steyr and Walther, I would assume servicing would be on a booked in time slot - as its a business I don't think it would work how certain servicing agents work in the UK whereby if your mates with them you get to the front of the queue Think I covered everything. Matt
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    Anschutz roll of honour

    I agree with nats and say if the info is there then please show me rob, saves we requesting the information on forums. The bfta events don't lend themselves to getting pics etc of people with trophies as to be fair those who shoot am session are long gone as the results are announced - so as with wrecker I need a pic of him with trophy from wales, I think he said he was on holiday for next shoot so can't obtain the pic until Dorset and the info is then well known about. With regards talking to shooters what would you like to discuss? There's me and Kevin Sayers you can now talk to - so talk away. Matt
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    Anschutz roll of honour

    I'm fine with it going however it goes, it's been mentioned to me Anschutz needs to do more to publicise wins and past wins but without the info how can you do it? Matt
  13. Matt

    Anschutz stabiliser springs

    Speak to Jon Harris, he can then order the relevant parts. Just let him know how many you need. Matt
  14. Matt

    Anschutz stabiliser springs

    Pete, Not sure if available as a spare or as complete system? Will have a look at a diagram to see if they are available on own or as a complete unit. If available any shop selling rws products should be able to order - just needs part codes. Matt
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    Anschutz roll of honour

    Hard part with looking at old data is we very rarely have the rifle details laid out - though I must admit it's easy for certain shooters who have stayed with the same kit over a number of years. I know I won gp1 the other year, had shoot off against Justin wood, also top scored at least one other GP think it was Devon - though as I shot morning I didn't want to stay for shootoff. Matt
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