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2013 F-Class World Championship

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The results are amazing, you really have to be here to appreciate the level of shooting skill there is competing in this event (F Open and FTR)

 

 

Mik Mak should get a well deserved mention for scoring the highest brit in the individuals (Open)

 

Today he shot a 97 .10V at 1000 yds (out of a possible 100.20V) in really testing conditions using his own newly developed CST Action and F Class modular Stock (Dolphin Rifles)

 

The V bull is 5 inches diameter Mik shot thi 8 consequetive times during his relay.

 

 

Russ Simons has come 2nd place in the FTR Individuals, at one point during this comp the targets went down and seven showed no score - Russ score,,,,,,,at that time was a 5 - superb shooting!

 

 

Start of the two day Team event tomorrow (in 8 hrs time)

 

 

Need sleep now after another long haul cleaning and reloading.......

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well done Russ great shooting , and a fantastic effort by the FTR shooters with 3 in the top 20 looking good for the team shoots .

 

Lets hope shooting on the same detail for weather now helps the Open Team and the FTR Team.

 

Looks like shooting Raton is very similar to shooting on the Moon, not at all like good old blyte.

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It has been humbling!!!!!

The lads have shot very well indeed and the conditions tough.

I got slaughtered in one relay in a fish tiling wind which changed on corrected wind from 3 MOA left to 4 MOA right in the 17 minutes allocated to shoot your string.

The changes are swift and small angle changes on the flags made a huge difference.

The good news is all our rifles are holding superb elevation and we have the finest wind coaches in the World with their guidance today I have high hopes.

Good luck to all our F open and FTR guys today.

Cheers

Dave

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Stunning performance by FTR World Champion Russell Simmonds who finished in second spot in the Individual World Championship just one point adrift!

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Yes, absolute stunning result by Russell. Well done.

 

Looking at the results sheet seems to relay what Dave said about the wind.

Some of the Irish F/TR team are achieving great results in one string, followed by a bad result in the next string.

 

Anyway, good luck to all in the Team comp.

edi

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Looking back at the results from the 2009 Worlds I think you have to conclude that home advantage, shooting styles and caliber might be the difference? Not wishing to detract from the top shooters as some of those scores are pretty special. It will be interesting to listen to the GB guys opinion when they return home.

 

http://www.icfra.co.uk/FCWCIndividual2009..pdf

 

There's a photo on the Accurate Shooter bulletin that might sum it up? Have a look at the two flags on the photo behind Sebastian Lang :)

 

 

http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/

 

Go team GB and be proud of what you achieve.

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Yep - doesn't matter what you shoot, it's all down to the conditions - sometimes you are lucky and get a good draw.

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There's a photo on the Accurate Shooter bulletin that might sum it up? Have a look at the two flags on the photo behind Sebastian Lang :)

 

 

http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/

 

Ha :lol: good spot - and wow!

 

It's hard to understand (as a non f-er) that this all boils down to luck with the wind on your allocated time slot - is it really only that?

Some must make their own luck; always seem to be the same names at the top

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If you look at the final score of Russell Simonds (FTR SILVER MEDAL) he would of bettered most of the F Open shooters , that's some shooting .

 

A very well done to him .

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Ha :lol: good spot - and wow!

 

 

 

 

It's hard to understand (as a non f-er) that after so much time, effort and expense it all boils down to luck with the wind on allocated time slots.

Some must make their own luck; always seem to be the same names at the top?

If you look at the scores for individual yardages, a lot of shooters will have at least one decent score - i.e 73, 74 out of 75. But, look at their other yardages and scores can be 10 or more points lower. In other words, if the flags are indicating the conditions, you have a chance - providing you can read the flags. Scores of 73, 74 show that you can. But, often flags don't tell the truth and, combine that with mirage and you are in the 'lap of the gods'.

 

Yes, there are good wind/condition readers - Russ Simmonds is one of the very best.

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Guys - if you look on the GBFCA website www.gbfclass.co.uk Laurie Holland has done a great write-up of a typical day (Monday, first day of the worlds) on the range at Raton - it's a frightening read for any long-range target shooter and shows just what a lottery the conditions are.

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Guys - if you look on the GBFCA website www.gbfclass.co.uk Laurie Holland has done a great write-up of a typical day (Monday, first day of the worlds) on the range at Raton - it's a frightening read for any long-range target shooter and shows just what a lottery the conditions are.

But is a lottery a true definition of skill.

 

I would say not. Some are born lucky others born ginger.

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The conditions here have to be seen to be believed.

 

minute angle changes, twin oppposing winds converging on the range (causing the flags to face each other).three valleys pointing into the range and a forested area on either side, plus searing heat and very very changable weather fronts make things interesting.

 

 

The relays, well yes they are a lottery asthe classes were all mixed together and it really was just luck if you had a readable 17 minute detail or a horrendous one.

 

 

The US shooters, like the Austrailians and South Africans appear to be (no are) very good at reading mirage and interpreting that into their shooting.

 

There are numerous world class shooters competing who can interpret all conditions, one thing ive learned (the hard way) is when and when not, to pull the trigger to achieve a decent score.

 

Day one of the team events is over, its all down to how we shoot tomorrow,,

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This photo says it all:

 

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Very well done to Russell. A really great result given the conditions and all the other factors conspiring against the team!

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This photo says it all:

 

157zsyh.jpg

 

Very well done to Russell. A really great result given the conditions and all the other factors conspiring against the team!

Do you mind if I borrow that photo?

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News/results is a bit slow today.............

Very slow,

 

All I know is that the GB open team were in 4th place after day one.

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Reports are that Australia have won the open team shoot, with GB 4th.

 

USA won the F/TR team shoot with GB third.

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If that's true well done Stuart GB FTR Captain, and all the FTR shooters great result.

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