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by AlanF
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Canberra Queens 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 857

Re: Canberra Queens 2019

Thanks once again for the reports Tim. And good luck for tomorrow - luck is usually an important ingredient there.
by AlanF
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships
Replies: 46
Views: 1329

Re: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships

...in fact I haven't seen it referred to officially as the national championship. Er, now I have, see http://www.nraa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/MemberUpdateNotice48.pdf . If it is to be promoted as such by the NRAA, then I'd like to see changes to the actual event. Belmont already has the Q...
by AlanF
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships
Replies: 46
Views: 1329

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 Fair enough Barry. In man...
by AlanF
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships
Replies: 46
Views: 1329

Re: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships

Whilst I too would like the National and State Queen’s meetings to be prestigious events,I have always thought they were.For those that are pushing for a change where lesser qualified shooters are excluded,I would be careful what you wish for.The most likely result will be a divide in our ranks,wit...
by AlanF
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships
Replies: 46
Views: 1329

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 AlanF
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships
Replies: 46
Views: 1329

Re: NRAA QUEENS / Australian Championships

...Why not have a genuine campsite at every State range? It would increase exposure, provide a facility we, as shooters, need and would provide a genuine income stream throughout the year. S&Ts wouldn't necessarily have to manage the facility, just lease the land and have block bookings for maj...
by AlanF
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Problems with CCI 450s
Replies: 85
Views: 8523

Re: Problems with CCI 450s

Here's my take on this : Small primers are less tolerant than large - i.e. if the firing pin strike is not a good match for the particular primer batch then there will be misfires. I believe you have to accept this if you opt for a small primer case. As to what to do about it, probably best to start...
by AlanF
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: Tips for those with an open mind
Replies: 23
Views: 1260

Re: Tips for those with an open mind

Okay Matt, bait taken :D .

Here's another sport where you're trying to do something that your equipment isn't designed for.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvxrJx2JdSg
by AlanF
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2021 F Class Nationals
Replies: 24
Views: 1239

Re: 2021 F Class Nationals

I think more than a second coach is needed if the State Teams are going serve as a training ground for the FCWC. The number of shooters needs to be increased to justify the use of two targets, with a wind coach on each. But as has been mentioned, some (most?) States would struggle to field 8 shooter...
by AlanF
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2021 F Class Nationals
Replies: 24
Views: 1239

Re: 2021 F Class Nationals

I see the main differences affecting the coaches. Having two targets going simultaneously with wind coaches working in harmony is one of the keys for success at the Worlds. So if the State Teams doesn't provide practice for this aspect, then it increases the need for the FCWC coaches to get together...
by AlanF
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Passing of Greg Hair
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Passing of Greg Hair

GC wrote:...We do have some very nice photos of him that we would like to send to the family if someone could contact the NSWRA office with their details at execofficer@nswra.org.au...

Thank you, much appreciated. I have e-mailed your office, and when received can forward them to Nikki and the family.
by AlanF
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Passing of Greg Hair
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Passing of Greg Hair

I should add Greg had nothing but good things to say about the help he received at the NSWRA Queens. Amongst other things we'd forgotten to adjust his trigger and it was found to be on the light side. But most of his success has been down to his own willingness to listen and learn combined with guts...
by AlanF
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Passing of Greg Hair
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Passing of Greg Hair

I received a call this morning regarding Greg Hair, a member of Rosedale Club, and was shocked and saddened to hear that he passed away yesterday. Greg has lived a few km up the road from me for about 30 years, but I'd never met him until a few months ago when he called in to inquire about target sh...
by AlanF
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: New Schmidt Benders going cheap
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: New Schmidt Benders going cheap

I think most serious F-Class shooters would say 1/8 MOA elevation adjustment is a must, particularly in that price range.
by AlanF
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 6BR for Fstd?
Replies: 45
Views: 2237

Re: 6BR for Fstd?

You make some fair points Johnno, but things are never that simple. Regarding 6mmBR, yes in the first instance pressure is probably coming from existing shooters. For example at our range we have two older members recovering from big operations and both have convinced their doctors they can resume s...

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