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05-07-2011, 00:56   #1
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[July 17] UCD July Air Open 2011

UCD Rifle Club is pleased to announce that we will hold the UCD July Air Open 2011, on Sunday 17th of July 2011 at UCD Rifle Club Range, UCD, Belfield.

This is an open competition for 10 metre Air Rifle and Air Pistol.

Competitions:
  • Air Rifle 60 shot
  • Air Rifle 40 shot
  • Air Pistol 60 shot

Class prizes will also be presented depending on numbers in each class (based on the first 40 competition shots).

Entry fee: €15 (€10 students/juniors)

Pre-booking is essential.

All entries and enquiries should be directed to ucdrifleclub@gmail.com

The list of details is as follows:


Sunday, 17th of July 2011
  • 11:00
  • 13:00

A 'fun' final will take place after the 13:00 detail, the scores from the final will not be included in the overall or class prizes.
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[July 17] UCD July Air Open 2011

UCD Rifle Club is pleased to announce that we will hold the UCD July Air Open 2011, on Sunday 17th of July 2011 at UCD Rifle Club Range, UCD, Belfield.

This is an open competition for 10 metre Air Rifle and Air Pistol.

Competitions:
  • Air Rifle 60 shot
  • Air Rifle 40 shot
  • Air Pistol 60 shot

Class prizes will also be presented depending on numbers in each class (based on the first 40 competition shots).

Entry fee: €15 (€10 students/juniors)

Pre-booking is essential.

All entries and enquiries should be directed to ucdrifleclub@gmail.com

The list of details is as follows:


Sunday, 17th of July 2011
  • 11:00
  • 13:00

A 'fun' final will take place after the 13:00 detail, the scores from the final will not be included in the overall or class prizes.
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Results

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the UCD July Air Open 2011 today, 17th July. The standard was very high at all levels with some excellent results put in.

Overall WTSC's Paul O'Boyle won the 60 shot air rifle, with DURC's Aisling Miller taking the 40 shot title and UCD's John Lancaster winning the Air pistol competition.

Congratulations to all our winners and we hope to see you again at the August UCD Air Open 2011, to be held Sunday 14th of August in the UCD Rifle Club Range.

Full Results

Air Pistol
RankShooterClub      TotalInner 10s
1John LancasterUCDRC878992938886535(5*)
2John KinsellaCIPC889691868885534(6*)

Air Rifle 60 Shot
RankShooterClub      TotalInner 10s
1Paul O'BoyleWTSC959597959894574(29*)
2Vladimir UntilaDURC949494949695567(22*)
3Mark DennehyWTSC949496948690554(17*)
4John LancasterUCDRC949491967994548(19*)
5Joe ThompsonUCDRC959391939184547(16*)
6Tian CareyUCDRC889193909291545(9*)
7Nicolas NalpasUCDRC828991909088530(15*)
8Michael CullinanDURC878595869186530(8*)

Air Rifle 40 Shot
RankShooterClub    TotalInner 10s
1Aisling MillerDURC93959391372(13*)
2Claire LeydenUCDRC91929188362(6*)
3Maria TraceyUCDRC92888787354(8*)

Air Rifle Class A
RankShooterClub    TotalInner 10s
1Paul O'BoyleWTSC95959795382(19*)
2Mark DennehyWTSC94949694378(15*)
3John LancasterUCDRC94949196375(13*)

Air Rifle Class B
RankShooterClub    TotalInner 10s
1Vladimir UntilaDURC94949494376(13*)
2Aisling MillerDURC93959391372(13*)
3Joe ThompsonUCDRC95939193372(11*)
4Tian CareyUCDRC88919390362(6*)
5Claire LeydenUCDRC91929188362(6*)
6Michael CullinanDURC87859586353(7*)

Air Rifle Class C
RankShooterClub    TotalInner 10s
1Maria TraceyUCDRC92888787354(8*)
2Nicolas NalpasUCDRC82899190352(8*)
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Great to see the pistol scores climbing steadily. Good shooting John!
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Air rifles/pistols

What model air rifles/pistols do you use?
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On the air rifle side the makes that I've seen shot at competitions would be Feinwerkbau, Anschutz, Steyr and Walther. The popularity would be in the same order, UCDRC and DURC being almost fully FWB would push FWB to the most popular make.
All of those manufactures make fantastic air rifles, more than capable of out shooting just about any shooter. So it's a matter of preference and fit really.

As UCD is almost fully FWB, I'd have the most experience with them. The oldest air rifle UCD has is a FWB 601, which we estimate is ~23 years old, can still outshoot our shooters, we also have the newer 602, P70 and 700 and they are all fantastic rifles.

For starting out with a target air rifle you could do a lot worse than a second hand 60x.

On the air pistol side Steyr seems to be the most popular with a good few Feinwerkbau and IZH 46M and the odd Pardini and Walther. Again all capable of outshooting just about any shooter.
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I think the popularity of the FWBs might be more down to supply than anything else though

WTSC's tried Steyr, Walther, FWB, Hammerli and my old Anschutz. The Steyr LG100s are grand little rifles, especially for smaller-framed people and the LG110 is the only rifle I've ever fired that has absolutely no perceptible recoil whatsoever; the Walthers are very good as well, though personally I don't like them (no idea why, they just never seemed to fit me right - but they fit Ray just fine, he's just set some new Irish records with one, albiet in an MEC Revolution stock); the FWB P70 and P700s are fantastic rifles and are still the main rifles on the international circuit (though that might be because they predate the other manufacturers getting decent rifles to the market); the Hammerli AR50 seems to have a good following in the US, but we had several AR20s and had to send them all back - wonderful stock design, nice balance, lots of promise to the thing, but the innards broke on all the rifles within a month of club use through busted seals or failed linkages or whatever. Can't recommend them at all at the moment, though I accept completely that that was some years ago and they may have resolved this since; and as to my Anschutz 2002CA, well, the platform's solid (Katerina Emmons won a gold in Beijing with one), even if mine is a Frankenrifle given how much of it I have replaced over the years. But ten years of use without servicing and it's still able to hold the ten ring with unbatched ammunition. That's gotta say something for it. They don't make the 2002 anymore, but their 800x and 900x series rifles have excellent reports from everywhere I've seen them used.

Basicly, with very few exceptions, almost any ISSF air rifle is going to be more than good enough; if you can, try holding as many as you can to see which fits you best (and I don't mean physically, because all can be adjusted to fit you perfectly; I mean which do you look at and just feel it fits with your mental approach - and yes, that makes more sense when you're looking at them than it does when you write it down ). But 177's right - nothing wrong with a second-hand 60x series at all, it's how I started (a DURC club FWB 601, which I shot for two years or so before getting my own).
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