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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillie View Post
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FwPglonDlg


    I have been running hunter class field / practical competitions for a whole bunch of years. Not too hard for a bunch of our competitors.
    Thanks for that @Gillie,
    Watched the clip and the Dougie one. Wish we had that type of shoot 40 years ago. The closest we had was a standing shoot at a NZDA deer target with a 5 second exposure. This was on the old Roy's Hill Range near Hastings. The range had a markers gallery and gear for two targets per shooter. Later some of the counterbalanced targets like ones on the current Seddon Range were installed. Alas the Roy's Hill Range is long gone.
    Regards Grandpamac.

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    Dougie competed a couple of our events. The video was our Hihtitahi Challenge - a very cool event. One where my biggest regret was that i never got to compete it myself. Hiking, observation, first aid, distance judging, shooting, flora/fauna, navigation - it challenged a whole range of hunting skills. Unfortunately, after 5 years of running it we never got enough competitors to make the match break even cost wise. Pretty sad for us as we really enjoyed running it.
    @Bagheera competed that match just about every year we ran it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillie View Post
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    Dougie competed a couple of our events. The video was our Hihtitahi Challenge - a very cool event. One where my biggest regret was that i never got to compete it myself. Hiking, observation, first aid, distance judging, shooting, flora/fauna, navigation - it challenged a whole range of hunting skills. Unfortunately, after 5 years of running it we never got enough competitors to make the match break even cost wise. Pretty sad for us as we really enjoyed running it.
    @Bagheera competed that match just about every year we ran it.
    Greetings Again Gillie,
    I spotted that the shooting was only part of the event. Was most impressed to see a Silva compass in use and correctly aligned with due North, pretty much a lost art these days I would imagine. Still can't get myself to completely trust anything that runs on batteries or needs to be charged much less communicate with a satellite. They are wonderful until they don't work.
    Regards Grandpamac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankd View Post
    "No Rush Positions" , where you have 2 mins. to fart and wriggle into a position using fitted tight jackets/slings/boots/gloves/ lightened triggers and kneeling rolls etc. Then 7 mins. to fire 5 shots it must be tough to be in such a hurry.If shooting long range great but unfortunately the great unwashed hunt at much shorter distances.
    I have shot animals from 5mtr+ and missed them at 5 mtr+ , when you have mere seconds to think and act, shooting at a 3D target which won't stand in the right plane or hang around for you to get into a comfortable position . I've seen target shooters aim for the front and hit it in the arse or aim at the shoulder when quartering away unable to angle a shot in .
    The old adage of "train as you mean to fight" is what hunters need to do . But unfortunately no one wants to do it as it can show how bad we are , I see it all the time , and even the so called longer range shooters don't want to practice lest someone sees just how bad they are.Shooting at more than a 12" target at any range is just preening.
    If you really want to practice you would need to shoot at multiple distances on a fast clock & something like Speed Steel/Dueling trees etc against someone else but its too hard!.


    I feel like you've completely missed the point of this discussion.

    This is about having somewhere to shoot and zero without having to be worried.

    If what you're describing is what you're wanting to do , there are clubs for that kind of thing , Service Rifle , @Gillie 's practical rifle events , TLRS Long range shoots , etc.

    If you're talking about being lightning fast at 5m , perhaps you should buy some assless chaps? I hear the Cowboy action dudes are into that kind of thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpamac View Post
    Greetings Again Gillie,
    I spotted that the shooting was only part of the event. Was most impressed to see a Silva compass in use and correctly aligned with due North, pretty much a lost art these days I would imagine. Still can't get myself to completely trust anything that runs on batteries or needs to be charged much less communicate with a satellite. They are wonderful until they don't work.
    Regards Grandpamac.
    The use of a compass is pretty well lost these days mate , Hell I have a hard time remembering Mag Variation conversions these days!
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    Magnetic to grid add (20 degrees is close enough)
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    Grid to magnetic subtract.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chur Bay View Post
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    Magnetic to grid add (20 degrees is close enough)
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    Grid to magnetic subtract.
    Greetings Chur Bay,
    I always found it easier to place the needle on the 20 degree point and then the readings are in true degrees. The Recta compass I have been using for years makes this very simple. Saves cocking up the calculations, important for someone that gets left and right muddled from time to time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masperjay View Post
    The use of a compass is pretty well lost these days mate , Hell I have a hard time remembering Mag Variation conversions these days!
    Did 2 seasons of orienteering. Lot of the courses were 3/4 in pine forest so you had to be able to operate a compass and map. Line of sight just didn't work. Alright, the distances between points weren't great but skill with the compass saved a lot of time back tracking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chur Bay View Post
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    I remember that from Basic too bud
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    Greetings All,
    I never cease to be amazed how poorly equipped some people are for navigation when entering the bush. One had photographed the sign at the carpark, better than nothing I suppose. Two young chaps, without any map whatsoever were on the wrong track completely. I gave them a spare photocopy I had but don't know if they had any idea how to read it. Recently I talked to a party who had failed to get to the right carpark even though there were plenty of signs. They could get to the hut from where they were but it would be much longer and it was already into the afternoon. I heard nothing so assume they all got home OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masperjay View Post
    I feel like you've completely missed the point of this discussion.

    This is about having somewhere to shoot and zero without having to be worried.

    If what you're describing is what you're wanting to do , there are clubs for that kind of thing , Service Rifle , @Gillie 's practical rifle events , TLRS Long range shoots , etc.

    If you're talking about being lightning fast at 5m , perhaps you should buy some assless chaps? I hear the Cowboy action dudes are into that kind of thing.
    Your Boyfriend may like to see you in your chaps but I sure don't . And no pictures my eyes are bed enough as it is .

    You are completely missing the point , shooting at static targets in a known time at known distances is nothing of any value. It is all about working under pressure , I have watched target shooters under pressure aim for the front of an animal at 15m and hit it in the arse but were able to make a 100m shot when time was not of the essence .
    Being able to shoot fast and hit what you aim at multiple times is all about a fast aim and reading the situation . You do not get the luxury of a natural point of aim . The ability to not panic and squeeze the trigger rather than yanking it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankd View Post
    Your Boyfriend may like to see you in your chaps but I sure don't . And no pictures my eyes are bed enough as it is .

    You are completely missing the point , shooting at static targets in a known time at known distances is nothing of any value. It is all about working under pressure , I have watched target shooters under pressure aim for the front of an animal at 15m and hit it in the arse but were able to make a 100m shot when time was not of the essence .
    Being able to shoot fast and hit what you aim at multiple times is all about a fast aim and reading the situation . You do not get the luxury of a natural point of aim . The ability to not panic and squeeze the trigger rather than yanking it .
    I tremble at your skill bud, All hail the go-fast-eat-ass man.

    You must be a Tier One hunter-killer , can't imagine how many high speed Taji Deer you whacked in Kaweka-stan.

    Fuck you're hardcore mate, I bet you fell out of the womb stacking bodies.

    Get over yourself dude, this thread has flown completely over your head.

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    Declination east-- magnetic least. (MARINERS DITTY)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masperjay View Post
    I tremble at your skill bud, All hail the go-fast-eat-ass man.

    You must be a Tier One hunter-killer , can't imagine how many high speed Taji Deer you whacked in Kaweka-stan.

    Fuck you're hardcore mate, I bet you fell out of the womb stacking bodies.

    Get over yourself dude, this thread has flown completely over your head.
    When people resort to a personal attack all it shows is the calibre of the person doing the name calling

    My there are some really fine people out there!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankd View Post
    When people resort to a personal attack all it shows is the calibre of the person doing the name calling

    My there are some really fine people out there!.
    Pipe down.

 

 

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