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  1. These are my thoughts on how or what I used to do in-order to get better at standing shooting, I was always told the guy to beat was Ian Taylor on silhouettes and this is the training I went through in order to win the silhouettes at the NEFTA classic, (I think I top scored the silhouettes 8 or 9 times from around 13 or 14 entries, mostly shooting a different gun set-up on the weekend of the competition). If you chose to follow any of these items you do so at your own risk. Standing Training (a lot of this can be used to aid shooting from any position) Weapon set-up. This is a difficult one as we all use rifles for a multitude of different applications, also it is difficult to see what is wrong with your own set-up, so if you are having a problem get someone to watch you and get them to pay particular attention to : i. Fit of stock, butt plate should be snug in the shoulder not too tight. 10 m shooters tend to have the butt plate tight into the shoulder and the trigger hand tight on the grip with the arm, that the rifle is mounted in, extended out horizontally. My take is the opposite of this as I prefer to reduce any possible influence on sideways movement to a minimum. ii. Cheek piece, assuming adjustable, allow for a head up position. Same for scope, may need to fit scope risers. Top of cheek piece should fit snug under cheek bone. If the cheek is not snug onto the cheek piece the rifle will not be fully supported – you will feel a side to side movement, also see this through scope and the rifle will feel rather front heavy. iii. Fore-end needs to be deep enough to allow the elbow of the forward arms elbow to sit neatly into hip and the leading hand to allow the rifle to sit on it rather than forcing a grip. If using a hunter type stock you will have to lift the forward arm higher up the body, again try to keep the upper arm as flat to the body as possible – Alternatively adopt the sporting stance with the forward arm floating in mid air (not recommended). iv. Be aware the fore end can be too deep, if the rifle is held off of the palm of the leading hand this usually means the fore end is too deep. Also if the leading hand is not almost vertical again this points to the fore end being too deep for the standing position. v. Triggers are a very personal thing but it needs to be set so it breaks, just as the front pad of the finger starts to curl – if it is too far back you are putting pressure into the hand and it will push over / force rifle canting. Too far forward and you will end up putting strain onto the hand doing the pulling this could lead to premature shot release. The first stage can be as long as you want as long as it comes to a distinct stop point, just as the finger is in a straight position and then any further pressure releases the shot. vi. Set the trigger so it is like breaking glass. The first stage can be as long, short or heavy as you want but it needs to come back to a definite stop, any additional pressure should then release the shot. Any creep in this area will lead to accuracy problems – creep basically is movement of the trigger blade, after you have reached the initial stop, prior to shot release. vii. I don’t set a trigger stop on my trigger, preferring to pull through the shot. Reading on the net quite a few people set a stop close to the shot release point – I tried this but it didn’t work for me, it may for you though. viii. Blade position, set it as straight as possible, any angling of the blade usually means something else doesn’t fit right, so either alter the stock around the trigger hand area or risk causing wobble from snatching the trigger. ix. Blade design, subjective, I prefer a design as per the Daystate CRX, slight curve (not too much that as you pull the trigger back it lifts your trigger finger) with the front edge of the blade quite fine providing plenty of information as you pull the trigger. Try as many designs as possible, but pick one that provides a reasonable amount of feedback as to where you are in the trigger pulling process. x. If you can’t set the trigger up yourself then get someone who knows what they are doing to do it for you. If you can, use a set of gauges to ensure the trigger breaks with the same pressure each time. The trigger is the most important piece of equipment on the rifle and a poor set-up can have serious implications not only on the accuracy but also the velocity of your rifle! xi. The best way to improve trigger technique and follow through is to use a spring gun during practice. xii. Try to set the gun up so that it feels as natural as it possibly can be, the least amount of pressure you can feel on any part of your body the better. xiii. Balance of the rifle, add weight to the front / rear so the rifle sits comfortably but slightly nose heavy. Weight needs to be kept low down in the rifle! xiv. Don’t fit a light weight sledge to the rifle under the fore-end as it will just cause / induce sideways wobble. The rifle will just act as an upside down pendulum. xv. Butt Hooks - personal preference. I don’t use one, although I have tried the majority of commercially available ones. As long as they don’t interfere with your stance / posture during the shot then give one a go. Best advice here is to try one to see if it works for you, also get one that will allow adjustment on the fly as you are going round the course. xvi. Slings, A sling can be used in the over the head position thus allowing your neck and back to take the majority of the weight of the rifle (not allowed on silhouettes). I have tried it and didn’t like it as I found it rather restrictive on my movements, but as mentioned earlier try it as it may work for you. xvii. Shooting / 10m jackets. These are superb as they stiffen/support the upper body whilst holding the rifle. My reservations / reasons for not having one are the fact we shoot over rough terrain, the ground is all uneven – if our lower body is being forced into a none natural, none level position our upper bodies are doing the same, however, the jacket is trying to hold us in a position more suited to having level ground – hence our body is fighting against the none level position and also the jacket that is trying to force us into a level position. Difficult to explain in words but hope you understand. xviii. When zeroing the gun, do it from one of the positions you are going to be shooting from. Set the rifle up in your most steady position when zeroing. Don’t use benches to set up as it is a position you are never unlikely to use. xix. Its better to have a rifle set up / fitted / balanced for standing than if you have a rifle set-up for sitting – this might sound weird when the majority of targets are taken sat or prone. If a rifle is set up for sitting you will always be shooting your worse discipline with a rifle that doesn’t feel right, unfortunately in this case 2 negatives don’t make a positive. Wobble. There are only two types of wobble. i. Up Down – this is good as it just means you are alive. ii. Left Right – this is 99.99% of the time caused by being in the wrong position. The main cause will be that your shoulders are not in alignment with your hips or that you are dipping your leading shoulder and raising your rear shoulder too much causing the strongest muscles in your body to fight against one another. People talk of the figure of eight wobble, but this is just a combination of the 2 different types of wobble. There is no such thing as uncontrollable wobble, as you look through the scope it may seem a blur but it will follow a pattern outlined above, the key to controlling the wobble is to understand what is happening. Altering the weapon set-up can have a big impact on reducing wobble. Control / concentrate the wobble - The more experienced you become the more you should be able to hold the rifle in the bounds of the target you want to hit. As will be mentioned in the technique section try to hold / control the wobble in the largest area of the target. By control the wobble I do not mean try to force the rifle to be in a set position, far better to establish your pattern of wobble and work with it on the target face. Concentrate on where you want the shot to be released, rather than chase cross hairs, this is not necessarily the centre of the target! Very rarely will we be aiming for the dead centre of a target. If there is no wind pick an area within the kill to hit, just don’t pick the entire kill as a place to concentrate on. Magnification can help. People often will say they wobble more on higher magnification, well yes to a certain degree you do appear to wobble more, however, in reality the wobble is the same no matter what magnification. Magnification can help concentrate the mind more, thus if you work with it rather than against it, you will benefit. The more magnification the more it allows you to control the wobble into the largest portion of the target you are trying to hit. Breathing. Try to maintain a reasonably normal breathing routine, don’t think about this too much as you will then be concentrating on breathing control rather than controlling the shot. More often than not people either forget to breathe, fearing if they do they will move themselves off aim. Far better to take a controlled shot than rush it due to suffocation. For breathing I tend to draw in a few large deep breaths but at a slightly slower rate to my normal breathing pattern. During the target addressing stage and prior to the shot I take normal breaths at a slower rate then just exhale and hold half a breath to take the actual shot. There is a whole raft of information regarding breathing techniques on the net. Google it. Remember don’t forget to breathe. Addressing Targets. Look for the best foot positions for both shots before you get into a lane. If it’s uncomfortable or you feel uneasy move, don’t just accept it. Try to find a position where your feet are flat to the floor and where it allows your weight to be slightly forward. Don’t worry about being able to get both targets from one position, be prepared to move between shots. If you try to get both shots from one position, unless they are perfectly in line, you will twist your hips out of line with your shoulders. Front Foot 90 degrees or as near to 90 degrees to the target. You want to be in such a position that when you have the rifle in the correct shooting position, when you look through the sight you are roughly on the target you are wanting to hit. Don’t be afraid to: i. Try an unorthodox position – if you look around you will see people using all manner of different positions – try them see if they work. If they do great if they don’t you haven’t really lost anything. ii. Do something different from what you have been told. I am by no means an expert so if I tell you something and it doesn’t work for you feel free to modify it. iii. Walk the course, looking for the best positions. Be confident, if you approach something with failure in mind all you will achieve is failure. Poise / Stance, assuming 4 has been followed. Clothing, don’t wear nylon type fabrics; wear something that grips a little – no not Velcro! Decent pair of boots with good ankle support. Try to keep the front leg straight and stiff. Stick the leading hip out. Push the leading arms elbow into the hip joint, not too much don’t want to damage a kidney. Let the Bones in your leading arm and leg take the weight of the rifle, if you use muscles in either after a couple of shots your heart rate will be so rapid you’ll miss the shot anyway. The hand supporting the rifle should be as flat as possible and in such a position that it supports the rifle along its length. Rear hand should be as loose / relaxed as possible. If after getting in position you are nowhere near the target, lower the rifle adjust your foot position so that when you raise the rifle into your normal position you are close, ideally on the target. For practice: address a target as usual, then close your eyes raise the rifle, when comfortable/confident you are on the target open your eyes. Repeat this until you can raise the rifle get onto aimpoint and when opening your eyes you are close if not on the target. Note only do this when there is someone to watch over you. Using a glove, if you want to use one use one if you don’t, don’t. Personally I don’t as I feel the target gloves contort the hand into an unnatural position. Don’t panic on the shot, far better to lower the rifle and retake the shot. Don’t hold your breath or exhale completely, try to hold half a breath. Try to get the shoulders in as level a position as possible, also in line with the hips – don’t look at my position whilst shooting standers. There are a number of different stances: i. Sporting 1. leading arm forward 2. body tends to be less at an angle to the target ii. FT 1. As above iii. 10m 1. Front leg 90 degrees to the target 2. Shoulders in line with hips 3. Shoulders flat across the top. What you are trying to do with the standing position is make as many triangles with your body in as many different directions as possible. Technique. Silhouette shooting. i. Do 4 and 5 above ii. Keep breathing iii. Set scope up ready for the range iv. Cock rifle v. Come in from the left try to hold the crosshairs in the largest part of the target, different targets have a different shape! vi. Take up the first stage, release half a breath and take the shot. vii. After the shot has been taken continue to look through the scope until the target is down or the target is missed. viii. Repeat ii, iv, v, vi and vii until you miss a target ix. If a target is missed, repeat i, ii, iii and iv. When you come in from the left count the targets standing to ensure you are on the correct one, do vi and vii. Reason for repeating i, ii, iii is to make it feel like a new target, try to blank out that you have missed a target. FT shooting i. Do same as silhouette shooting, but pay more attention to 1 and 2 A good way of checking technique is to fit a laser to your rifle and get your mate to watch what the dot does as you shoot a set of targets, go through the items you see on this page and see where things are going wrong. Alternatively, if you are on your own, use a video camera. With practice you should easily be able to hold the laser so it touches a 40mm disk at 55yards, during the period of the shot. Follow Through Difficult one to explain and could also conceivably be the largest section on this page, but I will keep it short. After the shot has fired hold the rifle in the same position, try to see the shot hit the target, don’t be too concerned if it is a hit or a miss. Assess what has happened in the shot. Finally lower the rifle and prepare for the next shot. Routine. Try to establish a routine in what you do. You may be thinking well I always do the same thing for every shot but very few people do. What you are trying to achieve is consistency. Consistency will only happen if you do the same procedure each and every shot. If something happens and puts you out of your routine, stop and start again. Practice. 10 yards, 40mm reset disk or FT targets set of 5. 10 yards, 40mm reset disk or FT targets set of 10. Repeat for every 2 ½ yards out to a desired distance, if you fail any one distance, repeat, or for constant failure bring range in a yard and start back at 5 shots. For silhouettes; practice how you’ll shoot them in competition. E.G. if you’re practicing for the NEFTA classic get someone to time you as you shoot them, taking the relevant rest times, etc. For general silhouette practice concentrate on the first set until you can regularly get 5 ex 5, then build up to 10 until you can achieve 10 ex 10 on a regular basis. The next stage is to do 10 chickens and 5 pigs until you achieve 15ex 15 on a regular basis. Repeat this procedure moving through all of the banks, until you can achieve the high 30s ex 40 – see I will allow a little leniency. Don’t overdo the silhouette practice though! Remember don’t cheat at this stage as you only end up cheating yourself. Don’t just practice on the silhouette range, practice FT targets 25 mm and 40 mm as well. You’ll find if you practice just on the silhouettes you will struggle on the FT targets and vice versa. To practice follow through, get yourself a swinging reset FT target, the ones where when you hit the kill the paddle swings back and comes back up. Practice hitting the kill and watching the paddle swing backwards and then coming back up to the normal position then lower the rifle. Remember over practice can be as bad as no practice at all. Standing shooting is a lot about stamina so don’t just turn up and throw yourself in doing hours upon hours of practice, build up to it. Try the 7 second rule, address the target as per normal then raise the rifle and try to take the shot in 7 seconds, if you cannot take the shot in 7 seconds drop the rifle, compose yourself and readdress the target. When not shooting work on activites that help build up stamina, light repetitive weight training – use a 5lb weight, stand as if addressing targets and lift to a 90 degree angle, then hold the weight there for 7 seconds, repeat 10 times. Repeat but this time make a horizontal figure 8 movement. Repeat and make a vertical figure 8 movement. Repeat for other arm. If light weight training isn’t your thing go swimming. If you can, record how well you are doing over a 3 month period, both in practice and on courses. A course Diary, noting bad points and good ones. If you can’t get to the range practice the addressing of targets and stance / positioning every chance you get. 5mins practice is better than no practice. Confidence. What we are working towards is finding your natural position, use the above to give you ideas on what you can do also what you are trying to see whilst taking a standing shot. If something doesn’t work for you adapt it a little to more suit you. Once you have found your natural position your confidence will grow. All the above cannot turn you into an amazing standing shot, believe me you will not be the next “Ian Taylor” or “Sam Monkman”, few will ever get near the skill of these. What the above will do is hopefully give you some ideas so you can look at your own shooting technique enabling you to improve the number of targets hit, thus your confidence. Remember: Give the above a good go – say 3 months. Some of the items will work for you some won’t, I don’t claim to be a master at anything, but hopefully if you’re honest about your performance every time you go out then your confidence will develop to the stage where you will no longer be afraid of standing shots.
  2. Ok I'm looking to create a roll of honour for Anschutz air rifles, so if you have won a world event, European event or national shoot in ft hft benchrest and it's verifiable can you post below please. I know there has been three world champions with Anschutz rifles and on the ft side numerous grand Prix wins... Also need to create a bank of photos that can be used for promotional purposes, so if you could get in contact and I'll supply details of where to send them to. Regards Matt
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    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
  5. Good shoot, good ground. Disappointed didn't see an adder though! Matt
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    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
  8. 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
  11. So what are people's thoughts, is a metal stock the best option or is a good wooden stock the best? Am asking for off the peg rifles and as a separate question for bespoke fitted stock. 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
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    Anschutz stabiliser springs

    Speak to Jon Harris, he can then order the relevant parts. Just let him know how many you need. Matt
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    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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    GP4 Nelson

    Well and truly cooked both the gun and scope, always leave them both open to the elements, must the kahles or Schutz never missed a beat. All misses landed exactly where I aimed or went across kill, only had one that I never saw land and that's when I realised I need to spend more time and effort with gun fit. Can't wait for the new woodwork to come then I can hopefully get it all set up. Matt
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    GP4 Nelson

    Holly, Yes, it was -covered in gore- hot, well I found it -covered in gore- hot also ran out of water by this point. It wasn't just the heat I realised the gun is not setup, fit wise, I need to spend some time doing this...it's just finding the time. A -covered in gore- good course set out though. Matt
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    GP4 Nelson

    48 top, wrecker... I was holding 2 down for ages but got to the open section and failed miserably as I melted in that heat. Shot with bertie, he was flying as well, but had a few silly mistakes unfortunately. Set my goal to get a 40+ score this year and managed it, so well chuffed. Matt
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    FP10 V POWER LUBE ?

    When I got the lube reintroduced and also Napier began sponsoring the GP series I passed some bottles to James Woodhead, Terry order, etc and some to a few shooters in the Midlands to test. They found the lubed pellets were better, marginally, but to use very little lube. The Midlands guys also found using 1 bottle of lubrotechnic lt1 I think it was called and one bottle of Napier mixed together and applied via the lubrotechnic spray bottle gave the best results. Me, I can't group consistently enough to tell any difference but as it was all too shots at the time testing it, took their word for it. Matt
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    One for Holly

    Holly see my post in the collectors section - theres a welham stocked GC2 up for sale at the Holts auction. Matt
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    One for Holly

    I like the stock, piece of history, it's a bit battered but to be expected. Action looks very tough, always hard to tell how bad from pics. Matt
  24. Matt

    One for Holly

    It does look a mess, but could go cheap making it worthwhile. What do you reckon it's worth in that condition? Matt
  25. Hopefully will be some 3d printed windicator arms being produced soon. Ones to fit in cylinder of rifle and as an alternative one to fit in accessory rails. I know my anschutz is a 32 mm cylinder, but what other size cylinders are out there? Please measure and post up sizes, so I can pass these on. Matt
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