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Meon Valley Airgun Club

The Bowman Classic Charity Shoot May 6th

Meon Valley Airgun Club along with the sponsors Bowman Ales have agreed that year’s event is to be held as a charity shoot in support of Help for Heroes.

Following on from the very successful format that MVAC have used, this year’s shoot will be another HFT & Tactical Gamble fun challenge with an HFT pistol shoot.

The date for this fantastic event (and one that should not be missed) is set for May 6th at MVAC Hen Woods site.

There will be a prize raffle draw and Help 4 Heroes goodies, so please bring plenty of money with you 😊

We will also have our wonderful burger van on site to make sure you don’t go hungry.

The format for the Charity shoot will be:

UKAHFT 20 pegs, 20 Targets
Tactical Gamble 25 pegs, 25 Targets

HFT
The HFT part of the course will consist of 20 pegs, 20 targets (no that’s not a typo, yes only 20 targets 😊) to UKAHFT 2018 rules.
Scoring, 2 for a kill, 1 for a plate, 0 for a miss.

Tactical Gamble
The Tactical Gamble part of the course will consist of 25 pegs, 25 Target’s between 8 & 45 yards shot either Standing or Kneeling.

Now just to make it a little more interesting there will be a bonus target of +10 points, this target will be ‘drawn out of the hat’ only when the competition has started.

Shots must be Standing or Kneeling Only. When you approach each lane and BEFORE you look through the scope you must decide/elect to shoot or not to shoot the target.

Scoring is:
Zero (0) Points for no shot fired (if you decided not to shoot that target)
Kneeling Shots
+ 2 Point for a Kill – 2 Points for a plate or a miss

Standing Shots
+ 3 Point for a Kill – 3 Points for a plate or a miss

HFT Pistol
A 15-target fun pistol shoot will be available for those that wish to take part, you can use your own pistol or one that will be provided by MVAC, and your chance to win a pack of Bowman’s Ale (if a Junior win than an alterative prize will be available) there will be a small donation of a £1 to enter the Pistol shoot.

Highest overall total score from the 2 disciplines will be the overall winner.

There will also be a Winner’s class in the HFT as well as the Tactical Gamble

We will be combining the .22/Recoiling as one Class.

Trophy’s for:
1st & 2nd, Open Class
1st & 2nd, .22/Recoiling Class
1st & 2nd, Veteran Class (60 yrs. and over)
1st & 2nd, Junior Class.

The Winner’s of each class (Juniors an alternative prize will be available) + the highest scoring .22 and Recoiling shooter & the Overall Champion will all receive a pack of Bowman BEER!

Entry is just £10.00 per adult or £5.00 per junior, which buys you a fantastic fun day. Signing-in is from 8.30am, with the safety brief at 9.50am and a start time of 10.00am

MVAC

Bowman Classic Charity ShootMay 6, 2018, 8:30amThe Bowman Classic Charity Shoot May 6th

Meon Valley Airgun Club along with the sponsors Bowman Ales have agreed that year’s event is to be held as a charity shoot in support of Help for Heroes.

Following on from the very successful format that MVAC have used, this year’s shoot will be another HFT & Tactical Gamble fun challenge with an HFT pistol shoot.

The date for this fantastic event (and one that should not be missed) is set for May 6th at MVAC Hen Woods site.

There will be a prize raffle draw and Help 4 Heroes goodies, so please bring plenty of money with you 😊

We will also have our wonderful burger van on site to make sure you don’t go hungry.

The format for the Charity shoot will be:

UKAHFT 20 pegs, 20 Targets
Tactical Gamble 25 pegs, 25 Targets

HFT
The HFT part of the course will consist of 20 pegs, 20 targets (no that’s not a typo, yes only 20 targets 😊) to UKAHFT 2018 rules.
Scoring, 2 for a kill, 1 for a plate, 0 for a miss.

Tactical Gamble
The Tactical Gamble part of the course will consist of 25 pegs, 25 Target’s between 8 & 45 yards shot either Standing or Kneeling.

Now just to make it a little more interesting there will be a bonus target of +10 points, this target will be ‘drawn out of the hat’ only when the competition has started.

Shots must be Standing or Kneeling Only. When you approach each lane and BEFORE you look through the scope you must decide/elect to shoot or not to shoot the target.

Scoring is:
Zero (0) Points for no shot fired (if you decided not to shoot that target)
Kneeling Shots
+ 2 Point for a Kill – 2 Points for a plate or a miss

Standing Shots
+ 3 Point for a Kill – 3 Points for a plate or a miss

HFT Pistol
A 15-target fun pistol shoot will be available for those that wish to take part, you can use your own pistol or one that will be provided by MVAC, and your chance to win a pack of Bowman’s Ale (if a Junior win than an alterative prize will be available) there will be a small donation of a £1 to enter the Pistol shoot.

Highest overall total score from the 2 disciplines will be the overall winner.

There will also be a Winner’s class in the HFT as well as the Tactical Gamble

We will be combining the .22/Recoiling as one Class.

Trophy’s for:
1st & 2nd, Open Class
1st & 2nd, .22/Recoiling Class
1st & 2nd, Veteran Class (60 yrs. and over)
1st & 2nd, Junior Class.

The Winner’s of each class (Juniors an alternative prize will be available) + the highest scoring .22 and Recoiling shooter & the Overall Champion will all receive a pack of Bowman BEER!

Entry is just £10.00 per adult or £5.00 per junior, which buys you a fantastic fun day. Signing-in is from 8.30am, with the safety brief at 9.50am and a start time of 10.00am

MVAC
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Wot is the cost to club members ?

I'll defo be coming great event last year

Change of Venue for Round 7 of the Southern Hunters on 11th Feb

The landlord at Ford has double booked the venue, fortunately Mike, Jerry, and rest of the guys at Swallows have offered to host this round so we will be at:

Swallows Field Target Club
Broyle Park Farm,
Laughton
East Sussex
BN8 6DB
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3 weeks ago

Meon Valley Airgun Club

Bicester Targets HRS Winter League

Rounds 3 & 4

Hi and welcome to round 3 held at Richings Park Airgun Club, one of our newer clubs to have entered the HRS winter league.

Richings ground is also used as clay shooting venue and on the day of our visit Richings unfortunately, was suffering a number of ground restrictions, namely due to their grounds being dug up from ground works and the car parking area being churned over by the shotgun boys and their 4x4’s.

But this didn’t hold Richings back, with determination a fantastic positive attitude and some very creative thinking (outside (inside) the box) thanks to Gary and his team an entertaining course awaited the arrival of HRS competitors.

Talking about “inside the box” one particular target had the head-scratchers, scratching, a 40mm target sat inside a large box at about mid range, not to difficult you would think but, this particular box was suspended about 3 -4ft high by two ropes hanging from a large branch, and with the wind (although very mild wind for Richings) had the box swinging gently from what looked like side to side, it wasn’t untill you had move onto the next two lanes that you could see that the box had a slight arch in its swing, catching quite a few shooters out, espicialy if you pulled the reset string too hard.

This wasn’t the only target that had people thinking, from lying through a cut out section in a large board and contorting your body to shoot a high target to another one that really had the tongues wagging, with it all depending on your elbow to wrist length and scope height dictating on how you took the shot.
A special mention must go to two shooters who had an outstanding day at Richings.

First must go to Dominic Taylor from Wendover who shot an incredible full house…yep, a great clear round. Not too far behind him was Steve Cumming from Meon with a fantastic personal best of 59.

Brilliant shooting you two!

In Division 1 with Vince Blackman not making it too round 3, it left the door open and that allowed Kev Catt from Meon to slot into 1st place, but he only holds the lead by just 1 point from the chasing pack of the next four shooters who are all on 167 points.

The team results are looking like Meon are starting to control the top three places but with Wendover’s ‘Playschool’ coming up in 4th place and also taking the top team score on the day it's still all to play for.

Division 2 still has the top shooter, Mick White who is showing us all how to shoot (think we may have to keep a close eye on Mick, we may have a player amongst our rank) Mick sits on top of Div 2 with 170 points, 4 points clear of another small chasing pack who are all sat on 166 points.

Bicester "Team A" look to be pulling out a very good lead and head second place by 6 points, another good round at MVAC could possibly see them tie up first place, but you never know what could happen.

Round 4

Round 4 took place for the second time at Meon Valley’s Hen Woods, a huge woodland site, but if the HRS teams thought that they were in for another long set out course then they were going to be a little surprised, this time the course setting team decided on a very short walk and a very tight close set-up, one reason for this was to set-up in an area that quite a number of the seasoned shooters from the HRS and other comps that have been held at Meon, haven't shot before.

As it turned out it seems the layout worked a treat, full credit must go to all the lads that helped set a deceptively challenging course, with exceptionally well-placed targets, using the short and max ranges to great effect. The addition of a tricky to read 13mph wind and with the course changing directions buy 90 degrees, definitely caught a number of shooters out with some coming in with 3 or 4 Do-nuts.

Having to move off the peg to shot a 45y target up on your elbows unable to rest the butt of your rifle on the ground is never a favourite.

As was mentioned by a few “A proper Winter league Course”
The top team in Div 1 for the day were “Lucky Wobbles” with 210 points and “Millers Marauders” coming second. Looking at the Division, the Lucky Wobbles are going for it at the moment but with two rounds still to go let’s hope they don’t “Wobble” themselves out of it.

Still Holding 1st place is Kev Catt with 244, 5 points clear of 2nd. It all makes for some interesting reading regarding next nine places, there's not much in it and the penultimate round at Wendover could be the deciding round for a number of them.

Don Vickers took the “ Top Shot” crown for the day (after a countback) with 56 in Div 1 and Dominic Taylor (again) took the honours in Div 2.

In Division 2, Wendover’s “Clangers” were the top team and they also had the top team score on the day with 211 points, but Bicester’s “Team A” is cemented in the top slot with a good 9 point lead over second place Meon Mischiefs.

Stu Tennent has leapfrogged Mick White by just 1 point into first place, now if we remember, the individual score’s are taken over the best 5 rounds scored by that shooter, so the title is still up for grabs, with 3rd,4th & 5th places all sitting on the same points, and with Dominic Taylor showing his skill, it looks like the battle in Div 2 will be going down to the wire.

Thanks to MVAC for another cracking course and a very big thank you to all the new shooters that have turned out over the last two rounds, we hope you enjoyed yourselves and you keep coming back for what is turning out to be a very challenging winter league shoot.

We must also thank the number of walking dead (suffering Aussie Flu) and wounded who got out of their sick beds to turn up and fight for their teams…..thanks, guys your devotion is duly noted 😊

The HRS team would like to just clarify peg No.3’s distance after it was claimed to be only 7 yards by one of the competitors. As you can clearly see from the photos, it was set at exactly 24’ (8 yards) to the front of the peg with an additional 3 inches to the rear (and we all know just how much those extra inches count) We hope this helps, as we know, we can all have a bad day. 😊

Once again, the scores were up on the website before most people had got into their cars to go home. No others HFT shoot in the UK is that efficient.

Take care and we will see you all at Wendover

Mike.

P.S.
Wendover have asked if those of you turning up for the B.T.HRS.W.L. if you could try and car share as much as possible due to parking restriction, caused by the recent weather and the condition of the ground in the car parking area
Many Thanks.
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Bicester Targets HRS Winter League

Rounds 3 & 4

Hi and welcome to round 3 held at Richings Park Airgun Club, one of our newer clubs to have entered the HRS winter league.

Richings ground is also used as clay shooting venue and on the day of our visit Richings unfortunately, was suffering a number of ground restrictions, namely due to their grounds being dug up from ground works and the car parking area being churned over by the shotgun boys and their 4x4’s. 

But this didn’t hold Richings back, with determination a fantastic positive attitude and some very creative thinking (outside (inside) the box) thanks to Gary and his team an entertaining course awaited the arrival of HRS competitors.

Talking about “inside the box” one particular target had the head-scratchers, scratching, a 40mm target sat inside a large box at about mid range, not to difficult you would think but, this particular box was suspended about 3 -4ft high by two ropes hanging from a large branch, and with the wind (although very mild wind for Richings) had the box swinging gently from what looked like side to side, it wasn’t untill you had move onto the next two lanes that you could see that the box had a slight arch in its swing, catching quite a few shooters out, espicialy if you pulled the reset string too hard.

This wasn’t the only target that had people thinking, from lying through a cut out section in a large board and contorting your body to shoot a high target to another one that really had the tongues wagging, with it all depending on your elbow to wrist length and scope height dictating on how you took the shot.
A special mention must go to two shooters who had an outstanding day at Richings.

First must go to Dominic Taylor from Wendover who shot an incredible full house…yep, a great clear round. Not too far behind him was Steve Cumming from Meon with a fantastic personal best of 59.

Brilliant shooting you two!

In Division 1 with Vince Blackman not making it too round 3, it left the door open and that allowed Kev Catt from Meon to slot into 1st place, but he only holds the lead by just 1 point from the chasing pack of the next four shooters who are all on 167 points. 

The team results are looking like Meon are starting to control the top three places but with Wendover’s ‘Playschool’ coming up in 4th place and also taking the top team score on the day its still all to play for.

Division 2 still has the top shooter, Mick White who is showing us all how to shoot (think we may have to keep a close eye on Mick, we may have a player amongst our rank) Mick sits on top of Div 2 with 170 points, 4 points clear of another small chasing pack who are all sat on 166 points.

Bicester Team A look to be pulling out a very good lead and head second place by 6 points, another good round at MVAC could possibly see them tie up first place, but you never know what could happen.

Round 4

Round 4 took place for the second time at Meon Valley’s Hen Woods, a huge woodland site, but if the HRS teams thought that they were in for another long set out course then they were going to be a little surprised, this time the course setting team decided on a very short walk and a very tight close set-up, one reason for this was to set-up in an area that quite a number of the seasoned shooters from the HRS and other comps that have been held at Meon, havent shot before.

As it turned out it seems the layout worked a treat, full credit must go to all the lads that helped set a deceptively challenging course, with exceptionally well-placed targets, using the short and max ranges to great effect. The addition of a tricky to read 13mph wind and with the course changing directions buy 90 degrees, definitely caught a number of shooters out with some coming in with 3 or 4 Do-nuts. 

Having to move off the peg to shot a 45y target up on your elbows unable to rest the butt of your rifle on the ground is never a favourite.

As was mentioned by a few “A proper Winter league Course”
The top team in Div 1 for the day were “Lucky Wobbles” with 210 points and “Millers Marauders” coming second. Looking at the Division, the Lucky Wobbles are going for it at the moment but with two rounds still to go let’s hope they don’t “Wobble” themselves out of it.

Still Holding 1st place is Kev Catt with 244, 5 points clear of 2nd. It all makes for some interesting reading regarding next nine places, theres not much in it and the penultimate round at Wendover could be the deciding round for a number of them.

Don Vickers took the “ Top Shot” crown for the day (after a countback) with 56 in Div 1 and Dominic Taylor (again) took the honours in Div 2.

In Division 2, Wendover’s “Clangers” were the top team and they also had the top team score on the day with 211 points, but Bicester’s “Team A” is cemented in the top slot with a good 9 point lead over second place Meon Mischiefs.

Stu Tennent has leapfrogged Mick White by just 1 point into first place, now if we remember, the individual score’s are taken over the best 5 rounds scored by that shooter, so the title is still up for grabs, with 3rd,4th & 5th places all sitting on the same points, and with Dominic Taylor showing his skill, it looks like the battle in Div 2 will be going down to the wire. 

Thanks to MVAC for another cracking course and a very big thank you to all the new shooters that have turned out over the last two rounds, we hope you enjoyed yourselves and you keep coming back for what is turning out to be a very challenging winter league shoot.

We must also thank the number of walking dead (suffering Aussie Flu) and wounded who got out of their sick beds to turn up and fight for their teams…..thanks, guys your devotion is duly noted 😊
 
The HRS team would like to just clarify peg No.3’s distance after it was claimed to be only 7 yards by one of the competitors. As you can clearly see from the photos, it was set at exactly 24’ (8 yards) to the front of the peg with an additional 3 inches to the rear (and we all know just how much those extra inches count) We hope this helps, as we know, we can all have a bad day. 😊

Once again, the scores were up on the website before most people had got into their cars to go home. No others HFT shoot in the UK is that efficient.

Take care and we will see you all at Wendover

Mike.

P.S.
Wendover have asked if those of you turning up for the B.T.HRS.W.L. if you could try and car share as much as possible due to parking restriction, caused by the recent weather and the condition of the ground in the car parking area 
Many Thanks.Image attachment

 

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Excellent... well done Mike for putting in the time with the others for a great course. So where do we find the scores...?

Absolutely cracking day. Can't wait till the next round..

Great Shoot today, a real classic of a course.
Many thanks to all of our members who have helped out in setting it all out over the last week and a bit (previous Saturday) and helping out today, give yourselves a big pat on back 😊

A real devious and testing course with what you could call a 'mischievous devil of a wind'

Hope you all enjoyed it. I did!

ATB
Mike
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Glad you all had good day x

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