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DIFTA First match 2021 Saturday April 3. + Match Report


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Our First match for 2021 will be on Saturday April 3. 
 
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, on a 1st come basis. Send an email to mayer.mlmet@gmail.com to reserve a slot.
 
Strings setup at 8:30, registration and sight in range opens 9:00 am; shooters meeting 9:50; Match starts 10:00 sharp.
 
Due to covid and host club restrictions we are limited to 12 shooters, so if you decide not to shoot after reserving a slot, please let me know ASAP, to give others a chance.
 
During the match there will be 1 shooter per lane, and you will be responsible for keeping your own score. Hand sanitizer will be available. Masks must be worn when walking between lanes during the match, and at all times at the sight in range before the match starts.
 
At the sight in range because we have only six positions, shooters will have to coordinate so that only 1 person is on a lane at any time. Don't expect to have a lane to your self for the whole sighting period; be generous, and let other shooters get setup as well.
 
72 shots, 12 lanes, average around 28 Troyer with our usual mix of small targets, some easier shots, and several > 40 yards.

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Saturday, April 3, 2021 Match Report

For our first match of the 2021 season we had 7 shooters register and 5 shooters at the match. Weather was fantastic for the start of spring, a bit on the cool side, but mostly sunny, with enough wind to keep people guessing for the longer shots.

We had a 72-shot match, with one offhand lane. The average difficulty of the course, designed by Paolo last year and put in storage for future use, was 29.3T with 5 targets > 40 T, four pesky 3/8” targets, and 9 targets > 40 yards.

The highest score of the day (67) was shot by Brian Van Liew shooting PCP open, followed by Mark Mayer. Frank Moscarillo (61) continues to be the person to beat in PCP Hunter division. Hector Medina (48) was the only WFTF piston shooter of the day.

We welcomed Chan Chau, an experienced bench rest shooter, to hiss first FT match. He arrived well prepared and had been advised (by an anonymous guide, perhaps on April Fools day) that FT targets are shot at ranges of 20-40 yards. Needless to say, he was challenged by the close up targets of 10-15 yards, and the longer distance targets at 45-55 yards, but did amazingly well in his first ever FT match with a considerable handicap.

Our next match is Sunday May 2, and with many of us starting to get Covid-19 vaccinations we hope to have a bigger turnout.

Mark (& Paolo)

Shooter

Rifle

Scope

Pellet

Division

Class

Score

Brian Van Liew

FX 400 FT

Nikko Diamond 10-50

AA 10.3

Open

PCP

67

Mark Mayer

Daystate AirWolf

Sightron 10-50 x 60

HN FT 14.66

Open

PCP

62

Frank Moscarillo

Daystate Red Wolf

Sightron 10-50 x 60

JSB Monster

Hunter

PCP

61

Chan Chau

FX Crown

Hawke

JSB

Hunter

PCP

21

Hector Medina

CCA WFTF D-54

Sightron 10-50 x 60

QYS

WFTF

Piston

48

 


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It was a good match.

Good wind that slowed down towards the middle of the match, only to pickup again towards the end.

Paolo needs to start getting out of the "tiny kill zones up close" philosophy in his course planning, we should not "evolve" the club in a direction that has no future.

If the club needs targets, let the members know, we can all pitch in to get some new ones. Or we can make the old faceplates WFTF compliant, LOL!.

JMHO

 

 

 

 

 

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I like the tiny targets! They add fun and a challenge to the match. These have been a feature of DIFTA matches for at least a decade, and the match design at DIFTA is not evolving in a direction that has no future. I'd hate to see a move to make local clubs WFTF compliant. At our local club level, WFTF shooters are in the minority. Hunter is nearly always the most represented, followed by Open. In our last match we had only one WFTF shooter.


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DIFTA is where I got the most out of reading the wind by my windicator in my experience (Leo's match in Connecticut is catching up and but more brutal). The course typically has wind (breeze) during the match which allows one to understand the amount of movement your pellet moves especially in the early spring before the ground vegetation starts. The small KZs at DIFTA do raise the pucker factor. There is typically one on most of the lanes. You've got to know where you pellet will hit as there is very little room for error. Throw some wind into the mix and elevate them and it makes you think more before you pull the trigger.


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