|Posted by [email protected] on June 27, 2014 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
Four of us made the short trip to Cullompton to compete in the latest competition at East Devon FTC.
The weather had remained warm and sunny with a light wind drifting and occasionally changing direction across the course.
With the trees providing some welcome shade from the sun conditions were almost perfect.
Jeremy Stamp (EDFTC secretary) gave the safety brief, announced the winners of the previous shoot at Mendips and awarded them their winners badges.
The shooting started at 9 am and it was soon apparent the light wind was going to prove more tricky than a lot of us thought.
It frequently changed direction but so subtely that at times it was difficult to notice.
With a mixture of longe range and shorter range targets, the latter with some very small kill zones meaning the slightest movement resulted in a miss the course proved both interesting and challenging.
Add in some targets placed high in trees and the obligatory standing and kneeling shots it was obvious we were going to have to work hard to achieve anything worthwhile.
As the morning passed and results started to come in some very good scores began to filter through.
The four of us finished shooting by about lunchtime and we all took advantage of the food van for a well earned burger and drink.
Our scores were as follows.
Graham Tucker scored a creditable 19 ex 40.
Dan Hudson in his first season scored 28 ex 40 with 5 eliminators, taking first place in C grade by one eliminator. A great achievement.
Russ Harding also scored 28 ex 40 in B grade taking third place and just missing out on second place by one eliminator. There's life in the old dog yet!
Yours truly scored 36 ex 40 in A grade which with 5 eliminators turned out to be the top FT score of the day. Modesty prevents me from reporting further.
We said our goodbyes and headed back where we look forward to the next competition at North Petherwin , Launceston on July 20th.
Thanks go to Jeremy and his fellow EDFTC shooters for putting on a good shoot and making us very welcome.