The Tar Heel Air Gun Club host the nationals October 5-7, 2018. Results at at www.thagc.com
Ken Hughes has been shooting field target since 1989. He’s a two-time national champion, former AAFTA BOG member and chairman, Nationals host, GP host, match director, and a great ambassador for field target.
In this wide-ranging interview, Ken talks about his involvement with the sport, his guns over the years, friends he has made, and lessons he has learned.
In this episode of the podcast I interview three-time national champion Scott Hull on his tips for setting up a scope on a Hunter Division rifle.
Scott talks about his favorite scope, mill dots, using ballistic programs, and bracketing.
Scott is an engineer by training and he brings his approach to setup and figuring out a reliable way to range with the limitations of a 12x scope.
In this episode Scott Hull and I talk about the West Coast Piston Championships scheduled for August 19th and 20th near Morro Bay, California. Scott is the match director and is putting together another great piston shoot.
This two-day, all piston rifle shoot, is unique in the U.S. and my hope would be to see similar piston shoots held around the country.
Scott is allowing registration upon arrival as well, but let him know ahead of time, if possible.
Do your best to make it to this shoot. You won’t be disappointed.
Here’s a great game by Brian Samson. Click here.
This fascinating sport places high demands on the shooter and equipment, and combines the experience of competition while taking place in challenging field conditions. The targets are placed at a distance of 9.8 – 54.7 yards and are usually fired at the kneeling or sitting position. The targets have a target diameter of 0.59, 0.98 or 1.6 inch.
The newly developed high-power barreled action offers absolute precision and accelerates 10.5 grain diabolo pellets without recoil to an average velocity of 690 feet-per-second. Combined with the numerous adjustment possibilities of the stock, the 9015 Field Target is the perfect rifle for this challenging sport.
The 9015 Field Target works with 15 Joule and has a operating pressure from approx. 100 bar.
- Total length (cm) 92-102.5
- Weight approx. (kg): 4.2
- Name: 5065 4K
- Type: Two stage trigger
- Adjustment of the trigger shoe (mm): 22
- min. Trigger weight (g): 30
- max. Trigger weight (g): 170
- Cant of the trigger shoe: 11
- Barreled Action
- Name: 9015 High Power
- Barrel: ANikko StirlingCHÜTZ Precision barrel
- Calibre: 4,5 mm
- Version: right/left
- Rifling (cm): 42
- Rifling length (mm): 480
- Number of grooves: 12
- Muzzle diameter (mm): 18
- Barrel length (cm): 51.2
- Length of barreled action (cm): 65
- Weight approx. (kg): 2.2
In episode 17 of the podcast I interview Garrett Kwakkestein of the Phoenix Airgun Club, host of the 2017 AAFTA U.S. Field Target Nationals.
For up-to-date information, refer to the Phoenix Club’s site by clicking here.
I will do a follow-up interview with Garett a month or so before the nationals.
In this episode of the FT podcast I review the Labradar, a doppler radar chronograph that is useful for airgunners.
You want to shoot your air gun with like minded people, maybe hold some sort of fun shoots or competitions like field target or bench rest. The problem you might find is that there is no air gun club near you. What do you do? You have three choices: (1) drive an unreasonable distance, (2) don’t shoot in a club setting, or (3) start your own club.
Episode 15 is about option 3… starting an air gun club.
Hope you find this helpful.