Episode 20 – Ken Hughes

2010 National Champion with his  Whiscombe

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.

 

2015 National Champion

 

Episode 19 – Scott Hull on Setting up a Hunter Division Scope, Ballistic Programs, and Bracketing

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.

 

 

Episode 18 – West Coast Piston Championships – Scott Hull

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.

For Registration:
www.slsba.org/airgun/westcoast2017reg.htm

Roster:
www.slsba.org/airgun/WC-2017-entrants.htm

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.

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Episode 17 – Preview of the 2017 U.S. Field Target Nationals In Phoenix, Arizona

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.

While the U.S. FT nationals are still more than seven months away, expect a few twists on the traditional nationals recipe along with a beautiful desert environment to shoot in this November.

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.

Episode 15 – How to Start an Air Gun Club

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.

 

 

Episode 13 – Interview with Harold Rushton (Part 1)

 

In Austria just before the Worlds in Germany.championships, and done very well on the international stage.   Harold has given back to the sport in helping other in the sport with his website at usfieldtarget.com and as an AAFTA governor.

 

Harold Rushton first came into the sport in 2006.

Since then he has won state and U.S. national championships, and done very well on the international stage.   Harold has given back to the sport in helping other in the sport with his website at usfieldtarget.com and as an AAFTA governor.

Hope you enjoy part 1 of this interview.

Greg and Harold were awarded the Masterclass patches in Portugal. Only about 15 shooters worldwide achieved this with a score 92.5% or better.

 

Episode 12 – Getting Started in WFTF (on a budget) with Tom Holland

Tom Holland has been shooting competitively since he was in high school.  He holds indoor national and world records with a crossbow.

Tom discovered field target in 2009 after visiting aimg9503111-1n airgun store on Long Island and was hooked.

He bought a Benjamin Marauder to get into field target and has since expanded his airgun collection to include a Steyr and RAW TM1000, but he has gone back to the Marauder as his main gun, placing second at the 2016 Pyramid Air Cup with it.

In this episode Tom talks about his development as a shooter and how eventually ended up in WFTF shooting his Marauder.   In talking about the gear and gu2011-03-13_15-31-38_425ns, we cover the basic WFTF rules.     We discuss getting into field target on a budget, how Tom has modified his Benjamin Marauder with a regulator from airgunexporter.com, scope choices, and advantages of a regulated air rifle.

Tom talks about the challenges of shooting a 12 foot-pound energy rifle, pellet selection,  the rules, and some basics of reading the wind.

Hope you enjoy the episode.

 

 

 

 

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Episode 11 – Introduction to Pistol Field Target

In this episode, Bob Dye talks about his history shooting 10 meter air pistol, how he discovered field target, and the bd-2history of pistol field target since 2012.   Bob covers the rules, open and hunter divisions, and selection of a pistol scope and other gear.

This episode is aimed at those new to field target who want to learn more aboutcz200s-pardini pistol field target and those of us who have shot rifle field target but may want to try pistol.

The pistol rules are in the AAFTA rules at www.aafta.org.