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new members

at the anston AGM last night we decided that we would be inviting 20 people from our waiting list to come on an invitation shoot and have a look around, paula will run down the list on a first come first served basis, we presently have 70 on the list s... Read the rest of this entry »

Paul James British Recoiling Championship 2015

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The British Recoiling Championship was born in 2013 from a love of springers and the renewed interest in the guns that have a great history in birthing Field Target and Hunter Field Target, without them, where would we be? The competition has quickly grown to become the Worlds Largest recoiling competition with people traveling from all over Europe to compete.

After losing our close friend Paul James the competition was renamed as a fitting reminder of not only Paul’s love of springers but also what Paul did for the sport. Paul was a brilliant shot and massive springer enthusiast, he also had time for everyone, he was always happy to help and never moaned about anything. The man is a legend on the shooting circuit and it’s an honour to run this competition in his name.

While some come to compete for the title it should be remembered that Paul had a wicked sense of humour so the very idea of 132 people in field, all with springers would make him proud. It’s a great day out even if you can’t shoot a springer that well, many come for the social and first go with a springer, many spend the day cursing the damn things (myself included) but it’s without a doubt one of the best days on the shooting calendar and for a great cause.

Get yourself involved and book early as this competition always sells out.

Last year with Paul’s family we raised £2920.00, something to be very proud of, let’s see if we can top that this year!

Paul James British Recoiling Championship 2015
Sunday 29th March, 2015
Anston Field Target Club

SIGN UP HERE
http://www.britishrecoilingchampionship.co.uk/

British recoiling championships 13th April, 2014

Paul James memorial British Recoiling Championships, 2014

Sunday 13th April, 2014

Anston Field Target Club

ALL FUNDS RAISED FOR THIS EVENT GO TO CHARITY!!

  • 40 shot course 8 to 55yds to NEFTA W/L rules but with a mix of reduced kill targets
  • Two targets per lane, each lane will include a shooting peg for HFT
  • 4 discipline lanes (2x stand plus 2x kneel) unsupported.
  • Scoring is :- 1 point for a knockdown, 0 for a plate
  • Overall championship trophy goes to highest scorer ( irrespective of class )
  • FT and SFT shot to NEFTA Winter league rules (see below)
  • HFT to NEFTA Hunter rules
  • HFT/SFT shooters to shoot first if shooting with an FT shooter
  • Entry fee £10 (all funds go to charity)
  • Free commemorative t-shirt sponsored by the BFTA

NEFTA Hunter rules
NEFTA Winter league rules

Registered shooters (135)

  • Adam Lees (FT) HW97K GinB
  • Andy Purseglove (FT) TX200
  • Andy Wilson (FT)
  • Brian Samson (FT) TX200
  • Bussé Yoeri (FT) HW 97 K
  • Colin Richardson (FT) TX200
  • Colin Wilkinson (FT) HW77
  • DANNY webb (FT) hw97
  • Danny Welch (FT) tx200
  • Dave Lawrenson (FT) HW97
  • Dave Lindley (FT) tx200
  • david atkin (FT) hw 77
  • David Robinson (FT) Whatever i can borrow
  • Elliott compton (FT)
  • Frank Peakman (FT) HW95 or what he has at tthe time
  • gary martin (FT) aa pro sport
  • Gary Timms (FT)
  • glenn walsh (FT) tx200
  • Harry Brown (FT) AA Pro sport
  • Harry Copmton (FT)
  • Helen Carragher (FT) TX200
  • ian burton (FT) tx200
  • ian stoddart (FT) weihrauch hw95
  • Ivan Marsden (FT) TX200
  • Jack Foreman (FT) HW77
  • James Osborne (FT) Pro-sport
  • Jerry Dowdall (FT) Diana Mod15
  • Jim Nee (FT) Walther LGV
  • John Costello (FT) Simon Ayres MK 111
  • Jon Willingham (FT) Tx200
  • Keith Gilyard (FT) HW 97
  • kevin cresswell (FT) webley eclipse
  • Lori Richardson (FT) TX 200
  • Marc Fisher (FT) TX200
  • Mark Brewitt (FT) TX200
  • mark henson (FT) tx200
  • mark Stenton (FT) Air Rifle
  • matt hirst (FT) hw77
  • micheal wilson (FT)
  • mick chapman (FT) air arms tx200
  • NEIL HAGUE (FT)
  • Neil Long (FT) HW98
  • Neil Thorneycroft (FT) HW97
  • nick murphy (FT) tx 200
  • Paul Lawrence (FT) TX200
  • Pete Thorneycroft (FT) TX200
  • Peter Rowley (FT) Airarms tx 200hc
  • PETER WILSON (FT)
  • phil price (FT) tx200
  • Phil Riches (FT) HW97
  • richard trow (FT) hw97k
  • Rob Farnworth (FT) HW97k
  • rob long (FT) TX200
  • roger dyson (FT) 97k
  • Scott Robinson (FT) Neil Thornycrofts
  • Shaun Shore (FT)
  • Simon Ayers (FT) HW77
  • SIMON HIGGINS (FT) TX200
  • Steve Hebblethwaite (FT) Air Arms TX200 HC in Ginb stock
  • steve page (FT) hw 97
  • Steve Privett (FT) Tx200hc
  • sue swift (FT) tx hunter n
  • terence horner (FT)
  • Tony Wright (FT) HW97k
  • Trevor Bland (FT) one of frank peakmans cast offs
  • Val Szulc (FT) TX200

  • andrew monniez (SFT) hw97
  • Andy Calpin (SFT)
  • Chris Cundey (SFT) TX200
  • dan gilmartin (SFT) lgv walther
  • Dave Gibson (SFT) Hw97
  • Dave Jowett (SFT) AA ProSport
  • DAVID SMITH (SFT)
  • Hughie Wilson (SFT) TX
  • Ian Treadwell (SFT) HW97K
  • jamie jackson (SFT) hw95
  • John Harper (SFT) w/98
  • John Lee (SFT) HW97
  • Keith Spencer (SFT) Tx 200 mk 3 Paul wilson stock
  • Lee ellis (SFT) Tx200
  • Malcolm Reynolds (SFT) HW97
  • Marc andrews (SFT) Aa tx 200
  • Mark Crossland (SFT) tx200hc
  • Martin Calpin (SFT)
  • Martin Owens (SFT)
  • Paul Harbron (SFT) HW98
  • paul monniez (SFT) hw 97
  • Paul warnes (SFT) Air Arms TX200
  • phill green (SFT) lgv walther
  • RODERICK ward (SFT) A A prosport
  • roy ironmonger (SFT) weihrauch 98
  • trevor ryan (SFT)

  • Adam ledger (HFT) Hw97
  • Adrian Shaw (HFT) HW97
  • Alan Comberford (Solware) (HFT) Walther LGV
  • Andy Jones (HFT)
  • Andy Watkins (HFT) AA TX200
  • Anne Higgins (HFT) HW77k
  • Anthony martin (HFT)
  • Anthony Sparhott (HFT) TX200
  • Bob Clay (HFT) HW97
  • Brian Pierrepont (HFT) HW97KT
  • Calvin wood (HFT)
  • Chick McGowan (HFT) HW 77k
  • Chris Asquith (HFT) Walther LGV
  • Chris Guy (HFT) TX200 HC
  • Dave Clements (HFT) HW97
  • Dave Semmens (HFT) AA Pro Sport
  • dave tomlinson (HFT) hw80
  • david williamson (HFT) hw98
  • Dean Corfield (HFT) Air Arms Pro Sport
  • Donald Hartness (HFT) AA Pro Elite
  • Glyn Waitom (HFT) Tx200
  • graham cooper (HFT) tx200
  • Ian Sheppard (HFT) Hw98
  • Kyle Hampton (HFT) HW97
  • Lee Hartness (HFT) HW97k
  • Lewis Stephens (HFT) 97k mk1
  • Mark Splodger Jones (HFT) Webley Exocet XS
  • Matt Waistell (HFT) HW 97
  • Mick Fern (HFT)
  • Nathan James (HFT) Weihrauch hw35
  • Paddy Egan (Solware) (HFT)
  • Perry Broad (HFT) HW97k
  • Peter Shearer (HFT) HW97
  • Phil Russell (HFT) HW77k
  • Ray Hampton (HFT) HW97
  • Ricky Moppet (HFT) TX200
  • Scott Teale (HFT) hw97k or hw98
  • simon Burgon (HFT) hw98 .177
  • Steve Bowers (HFT) HW97
  • Steve Watkins (HFT) AA TX200
  • Steve Whiting (HFT) HW97k
  • Tye Forde (Solware) (HFT) Weihrauch HW77 ISP
  • Vin Rigby (HFT) TX200

Rest in peace Paul

For those of you that don't frequent other shooting forums I have just read that Paul James passed away last night. Paul was a very brave guy who kept his sense of humour to the end. Rest in peace Paul. Alan. Read the rest of this entry »

Rest in peace Paul

For those of you that don't frequent other shooting forums I have just read that Paul James passed away last night. Paul was a very brave guy who kept his sense of humour to the end. Rest in peace Paul. Alan. Read the rest of this entry »

Rest in peace Paul

For those of you that don't frequent other shooting forums I have just read that Paul James passed away last night. Paul was a very brave guy who kept his sense of humour to the end. Rest in peace Paul. Alan. Read the rest of this entry »

British recoiling championships 24th March, 2013

Sunday 24th March, 2013

Anston Field Target Club

  • 40 shot course 8 to 55yds to NEFTA W/L rules but with a mix of reduced kill targets
  • Two targets per lane, each lane will include a shooting peg for HFT
  • 4 discipline lanes (2x stand plus 2x kneel) unsupported.
  • Scoring is :- 1 point for a knockdown, 0 for a plate
  • Overall championship trophy goes to highest scorer ( irrespective of class )
  • FT and SFT shot to NEFTA Winter league rules (see below)
  • HFT to NEFTA Hunter rules
  • HFT/SFT shooters to shoot first if shooting with an FT shooter
  • Entry fee to be announced later

NEFTA Hunter rules
NEFTA Winter league rules

Registered shooters (135)

  • Adam Lees (FT) HW97K GinB
  • Andy Purseglove (FT) TX200
  • Andy Wilson (FT)
  • Brian Samson (FT) TX200
  • Bussé Yoeri (FT) HW 97 K
  • Colin Richardson (FT) TX200
  • Colin Wilkinson (FT) HW77
  • DANNY webb (FT) hw97
  • Danny Welch (FT) tx200
  • Dave Lawrenson (FT) HW97
  • Dave Lindley (FT) tx200
  • david atkin (FT) hw 77
  • David Robinson (FT) Whatever i can borrow
  • Elliott compton (FT)
  • Frank Peakman (FT) HW95 or what he has at tthe time
  • gary martin (FT) aa pro sport
  • Gary Timms (FT)
  • glenn walsh (FT) tx200
  • Harry Brown (FT) AA Pro sport
  • Harry Copmton (FT)
  • Helen Carragher (FT) TX200
  • ian burton (FT) tx200
  • ian stoddart (FT) weihrauch hw95
  • Ivan Marsden (FT) TX200
  • Jack Foreman (FT) HW77
  • James Osborne (FT) Pro-sport
  • Jerry Dowdall (FT) Diana Mod15
  • Jim Nee (FT) Walther LGV
  • John Costello (FT) Simon Ayres MK 111
  • Jon Willingham (FT) Tx200
  • Keith Gilyard (FT) HW 97
  • kevin cresswell (FT) webley eclipse
  • Lori Richardson (FT) TX 200
  • Marc Fisher (FT) TX200
  • Mark Brewitt (FT) TX200
  • mark henson (FT) tx200
  • mark Stenton (FT) Air Rifle
  • matt hirst (FT) hw77
  • micheal wilson (FT)
  • mick chapman (FT) air arms tx200
  • NEIL HAGUE (FT)
  • Neil Long (FT) HW98
  • Neil Thorneycroft (FT) HW97
  • nick murphy (FT) tx 200
  • Paul Lawrence (FT) TX200
  • Pete Thorneycroft (FT) TX200
  • Peter Rowley (FT) Airarms tx 200hc
  • PETER WILSON (FT)
  • phil price (FT) tx200
  • Phil Riches (FT) HW97
  • richard trow (FT) hw97k
  • Rob Farnworth (FT) HW97k
  • rob long (FT) TX200
  • roger dyson (FT) 97k
  • Scott Robinson (FT) Neil Thornycrofts
  • Shaun Shore (FT)
  • Simon Ayers (FT) HW77
  • SIMON HIGGINS (FT) TX200
  • Steve Hebblethwaite (FT) Air Arms TX200 HC in Ginb stock
  • steve page (FT) hw 97
  • Steve Privett (FT) Tx200hc
  • sue swift (FT) tx hunter n
  • terence horner (FT)
  • Tony Wright (FT) HW97k
  • Trevor Bland (FT) one of frank peakmans cast offs
  • Val Szulc (FT) TX200

    • andrew monniez (SFT) hw97
    • Andy Calpin (SFT)
    • Chris Cundey (SFT) TX200
    • dan gilmartin (SFT) lgv walther
    • Dave Gibson (SFT) Hw97
    • Dave Jowett (SFT) AA ProSport
    • DAVID SMITH (SFT)
    • Hughie Wilson (SFT) TX
    • Ian Treadwell (SFT) HW97K
    • jamie jackson (SFT) hw95
    • John Harper (SFT) w/98
    • John Lee (SFT) HW97
    • Keith Spencer (SFT) Tx 200 mk 3 Paul wilson stock
    • Lee ellis (SFT) Tx200
    • Malcolm Reynolds (SFT) HW97
    • Marc andrews (SFT) Aa tx 200
    • Mark Crossland (SFT) tx200hc
    • Martin Calpin (SFT)
    • Martin Owens (SFT)
    • Paul Harbron (SFT) HW98
    • paul monniez (SFT) hw 97
    • Paul warnes (SFT) Air Arms TX200
    • phill green (SFT) lgv walther
    • RODERICK ward (SFT) A A prosport
    • roy ironmonger (SFT) weihrauch 98
    • trevor ryan (SFT)

    • Adam ledger (HFT) Hw97
    • Adrian Shaw (HFT) HW97
    • Alan Comberford (Solware) (HFT) Walther LGV
    • Andy Jones (HFT)
    • Andy Watkins (HFT) AA TX200
    • Anne Higgins (HFT) HW77k
    • Anthony martin (HFT)
    • Anthony Sparhott (HFT) TX200
    • Bob Clay (HFT) HW97
    • Brian Pierrepont (HFT) HW97KT
    • Calvin wood (HFT)
    • Chick McGowan (HFT) HW 77k
    • Chris Asquith (HFT) Walther LGV
    • Chris Guy (HFT) TX200 HC
    • Dave Clements (HFT) HW97
    • Dave Semmens (HFT) AA Pro Sport
    • dave tomlinson (HFT) hw80
    • david williamson (HFT) hw98
    • Dean Corfield (HFT) Air Arms Pro Sport
    • Donald Hartness (HFT) AA Pro Elite
    • Glyn Waitom (HFT) Tx200
    • graham cooper (HFT) tx200
    • Ian Sheppard (HFT) Hw98
    • Kyle Hampton (HFT) HW97
    • Lee Hartness (HFT) HW97k
    • Lewis Stephens (HFT) 97k mk1
    • Mark Splodger Jones (HFT) Webley Exocet XS
    • Matt Waistell (HFT) HW 97
    • Mick Fern (HFT)
    • Nathan James (HFT) Weihrauch hw35
    • Paddy Egan (Solware) (HFT)
    • Perry Broad (HFT) HW97k
    • Peter Shearer (HFT) HW97
    • Phil Russell (HFT) HW77k
    • Ray Hampton (HFT) HW97
    • Ricky Moppet (HFT) TX200
    • Scott Teale (HFT) hw97k or hw98
    • simon Burgon (HFT) hw98 .177
    • Steve Bowers (HFT) HW97
    • Steve Watkins (HFT) AA TX200
    • Steve Whiting (HFT) HW97k
    • Tye Forde (Solware) (HFT) Weihrauch HW77 ISP
    • Vin Rigby (HFT) TX200

    HFT range finding with scope parallax

    Range finding by eye can be quite accurate with practice, but wouldn’t it be nice if there was a yard wide line painted on the ground right across the midpoint of the course? Well, there is! (Although its not painted on the ground). All you need to do is learn how to look for it.

    Read the rest of this entry »

    Entering your first HFT competition

    You’ve set up and zeroed your scope, practiced your breathing and trigger technique and know the basics of the prone position and range finding, now would be a good time to get some competition experience under your belt.

    The best practice for HFT is to actually shoot in a competition.  You can’t really get a good appreciation of what the sport’s all about until you actually try it! Many novice shooters don’t know what to expect and are usually worried they’ll put in a bad score. Read the rest of this entry »

    Basic range finding in HFT

    There’s not much point in being able to shoot a tight group and knowing where to aim for every distance if you’ve got no idea how far away the target is, so in this article I’m going to concentrate on the basics of range estimation in HFT.

    The more advanced topics of ranging by parallax and using your mildots to bracket objects will be covered in later articles. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Closest air refills to the club

    SDS Watersports, Halfway SDS Watersports, Halfway - just a couple of miles from the club - a good selection of new and used airguns, pellets and 300 Bar air refills