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by Barry Davies
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Reading mirage
Replies: 20
Views: 1073

Re: Reading mirage

Hi Scott, The problem with too high a scope power ( above 20x ) is that all you do see is mirage. Where exactly you pick it up in relation to the target is anyones' guess. Mirage in itself does not contribute much error --about 1moa in the worst of conditions. Wind is still the killer. If there is m...
by Barry Davies
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Reading mirage
Replies: 20
Views: 1073

Re: Reading mirage

A 15X scope is more that adequate for mirage. Gives you longer eye relief and if set up properly ( 45deg eyepiece ) can be viewed with face still on the cheek piece. A 15 x eyepiece allows you to see mirage across the whole length of the range, not restricted to one or two hundred yards of the range...
by Barry Davies
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Full-bore/Target Rifle
Topic: What Omark is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: What Omark is it?

You should be able to fit any foresight assembly but you may need to have a new mounting block made. If it is the original barrel it will be 3/4" diameter or 20mm for the 44B barrel ( i think ) The original foresights were somewhat small ( 16 mm from memory ) with later ones ( 44B ) at 18mm. Ba...
by Barry Davies
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Full-bore/Target Rifle
Topic: What Omark is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: What Omark is it?

The number would be DI ( not D1 ) and would have been manufactured around 1970 or 1971.
Barry
by Barry Davies
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: wanted to buy
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: wanted to buy

John,
PM sent.
Barry Davies
by Barry Davies
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: SARA STORE WEBSITE?
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: SARA STORE WEBSITE?

Same for me.
by Barry Davies
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Shooting mat options
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Shooting mat options

A thin ( about 1" ) sandbag, not packed to tight, placed on the stones beneath your rabbit ears bag does the job nicely.
Takes up discrepancies in the stones and the underside of your rabbit ears.
Definitely a cut-out in your shooting mat is needed.
by Barry Davies
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships
Replies: 62
Views: 3615

Re: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships

Alan,
I read your post same as Mike. You differentiated between National C/ships and Queens. The inference being that "anyone " and " novices" would be excluded from National Championships.
You need to clarify what you mean by " proper "
Barry
by Barry Davies
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships
Replies: 62
Views: 3615

Re: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships

Does'nt really matter how it's conducted, there will always be some highend shooters who will not be available for some reason or another. That equally applies to any competition and should not lessen the importance of the comp. Set the rules and those interested will work out a way to give themselv...
by Barry Davies
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships
Replies: 62
Views: 3615

Re: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships

I also would like to see a "proper" national championship. Queens Prize meetings, whether they be national or S & Ts, may be called championships, and are prestigious events, but technically they are just large prize meetings. Anyone can rock up and compete, even complete novices. I'd...
by Barry Davies
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships
Replies: 62
Views: 3615

Re: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships

You can screw the numbers however which way suits the agenda. The numbers I gave are actual attendances over 7 years and simply indicates that we are not increasing attendances at the most popular comps. Generally you get better support from locals because not everyone can afford to travel interstat...
by Barry Davies
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships
Replies: 62
Views: 3615

Re: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships

Is there a state queens where numbers are growing? All state Queens are generally in decline. Maybe in overall numbers. Just curious though how numbers are going in each state for F class over the last few years? Since 2014 numbers in F class in each state have remained almost the same. Numbers var...
by Barry Davies
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships
Replies: 62
Views: 3615

Re: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships

This subject will die in the water because the championships are firmly rooted in Brisbane and not likely to be moved. Canberra was the ideal venue and central to all eastern states and SA where the majority of entries come from. Numbers attending are in steady decline and have been since 2013, but...
by Barry Davies
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ammunition levy
Replies: 26
Views: 2740

Re: Ammunition levy

To those in charge of the NRAA and S & T's( I know you read this forum ) Get rid of the ammunition levee and increase the membership fee accordingly. An easy way to do this is get rid of that useless, old news magazine. ( which I forceably pay double for) and use that" conscripted" mon...
by Barry Davies
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships
Replies: 62
Views: 3615

Re: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships

This subject will die in the water because the championships are firmly rooted in Brisbane and not likely to be moved. Canberra was the ideal venue and central to all eastern states and SA where the majority of entries come from. Numbers attending are in steady decline and have been since 2013, but ...

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