Benchrest Air Pistol - Some Thoughts and a Trial

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Post by pmh » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:46 pm

I had a quick go at putting some rules together today.

I tried to keep them as brief as possible, link is >here<

I think they are quite straight forward.

Any comments would be gratefully received.

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Post by Ian » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:51 pm

Looking good Phil - they are straightforward and I think there is merit in keeping things as simple as possible.

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Post by mitchell301 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:53 pm

I've got just one little query....
I'm intending to use my little Webley Junior for this comp, with an FT beanbag as a table-top rest. However, my hand extends below the base of the grip, and would therefore touch the rest. Am I permitted to extend the grip to be forward of the rest but with the muzzle still 6yds or more from the target. This would be with my shooting fore-arm only touching the rest.
ps.. do I get an extre half-point for using a non-rifled barrel :D
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Post by Ian » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:58 pm

Do you mean that the rest is too low to allow clearance below the grip hand if the pistol is rested on the bag forward of the trigger guard?

If so, could you not raise the bag up a few inches?

Sorry - perhaps I am being a bit thick!

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Post by mitchell301 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:14 pm

Its such a tiny pistol that it would be impractical to rest the forward part of it on a beanbag of this large size. If its mandatory for the pistol to touch the rest, then I'll use a smaller/firmer alternative type of rest. It would have to touch the rest forward of the trigger because the whole grip is smaller than my hand.
I chose the Junior as it is the only one I possess that is older than me (57), and thought it would be nice to use it in a competition. Sorry to be awkward.
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Post by Ian » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:18 pm

Ah, I see!

Perhaps the rules could make allowances for such an eventuality.

Come to think of it perhaps a two handed grip could be allowed in the case of physical problems?

What do you think Phil?

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Post by pmh » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:48 pm

Excellent feedback, and an interesting point.

Perhaps a revision could be:-

This can be anywhere between the muzzle and the front of the trigger guard, or the bottom of the grip. If the hand extends below the bottom on the grip, then the hand may contact the rest.

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Post by mitchell301 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:59 pm

"If the hand extends below the bottom of the grip" (as it does mine), "then the hand may contact the rest". Many thanks guys, that will solve my problem completely. :)
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Post by pmh » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:03 pm

It sounds a fair solution, and still only makes one point of contact with the rest.

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Post by Ian » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:17 am

Looks like we are nearly there then!

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Post by pmh » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:07 pm

Yes, I think so and ready for a December launch.

I would suggest adding something about the distance.

For standing, the shooters feet must of course be behind the line. As such, I'd suggest the shooters elbow must be behind the line.

We also need to decide 1 target sheet (10 shots) or 2.

I was thinking the round lasts a full calendar month to give everybody time to shoot.

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Post by pmh » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:40 pm

I've finished the rules,  quite simple really, and just need to tweak the target, then we can get going.

Hopefully, I'll get them uploaded tomorrow.

This will be in the competitions area though,  not here.

I am proposing a calendar month in which to shoot the comp.

To keep everything consistent, I am thinking 6 rounds per season.

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Post by Ian » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:42 pm

Its looking good Phil


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Post by pmh » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:44 pm

Too kind, time will tell.

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Post by pmh » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:24 pm

..... and we're off.

See the competitions section for the details.

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