Well folks, it’s time to get out the old field target rifle and dust it off for the 2016 season. Hopefully some of you have kept reasonably proficient over the winter. Some of us, well… not so much I suspect.
I’ve already shot a couple of Spring field target matches here in the Southern part of the USA. Our weather has been nice lately so I’ve had a hankering to fling a few pellets. Last weekend we shot the Cajun Spring Classic Field Target Match and boy was it a load of fun! Just getting back into the sport after a long winter is a real treat.
Since we are just getting things back on track for the season, I thought I’d share a short motivational trailer (movie) I made a few weeks ago. Maybe it will inspire some of you to get your plans together for the season and start planning which matches you’ll be shooting.
I wish you all the best of luck this season! I also look forward to seeing you at a match somewhere soon.
I’ve owned my Steyr LG110 since 2012. It started life as a LG100, ten meter rifle. The serial number is 273 and was an original Steyr Manlicher gun. I converted the rifle to 12 fpe for World Field Target. I added an external velocity adjuster and eventually changed over to the new LG110 chassis. I have been very pleased with the gun as it is superbly accurate and consistent. I shot it for a couple of years with the old original Steyr yellow and black laminate wood. It worked fine, but I felt this rifle deserved a better fitting wood set.
So, before last season I made a new set of wood for the rifle. The new wood set included a custom fitted grip, cheek piece and knee riser. I used a riser mechanism from Mac1 Airguns in California. It functions well and doesn’t add too much weight. I made some slight adjustments to the wood set last season. This winter I decided to refinish the rifle in a blue base-coat, skull hydrograpic pattern and lots of clear-coat!
As for the rest of the rifle, I used a carbon fiber gray for the buttstock, trigger guard and air cylinder. I think it turned out really nice. Now I feel the rifle is almost complete. I still have a couple of parts that will get some color later, but for now… It’s time to shoot!
With the field target season fast approaching in the USA, we need to start thinking about which matches to enter. One of my all time favorites is the Cajun Classic match held in Baton Rouge. This will be the 25th Annual match for the Cajuns and you don’t want to miss it!
The match will be held March 11-13, 2016. Friday is traditionally designated as a sight in day. We all get together and enjoy the company of one another, shoot and shoot some more! The main field target event starts on Saturday with a 60 shot match and then the final 60 shot match on Sunday winds up the event. There are usually other side events like a pistol FT match. Check the Cajun web site for more on this event.