UKAHFT Round 1 – Misfits
Thursday, 2 May 2019 | Air Arms
2019 is upon us and the start of the UKAHFT national series is here. Round one was held at Misfits and after a bit of travelling about from ground to ground, this great club has finally found a wonderful bluebell covered home and a hillside that will destroy even the best shooters.
For me, this was the best course that I have shot at Misfits and even though my score was abysmal, I had a wonderful day. As I said, the majority of the course is set in woodland and this was used to great effect and with the inclusion of some clever targets with odd sized kill’s and plates, it was hard to get a bead on the correct range and some of my shooting compatriots saw pellets fly over and under the tops and bottom of their targets and go thudding into wood as their range finding ability had been compromised by clever course setting.
Then there was the hill side, on the second peg (a 45 yarder), you had to aim off the plate, then add a bit, double it and add an extra foot and this still was not enough. The wind whipped up the hill and took no prisoners and some of the language used, after the shooters saw their pellets disappear into the ether was horrendous and that was just the kids and the ladies.
Team Air Arms had a great day, Dan Gordon managed joint top score in the recoiling section, but was beaten in the shoot off by Steve Whiting, Karen O’Mara took the ladies, Mike Burgess won the veterans, Charles Peal took the open with a stunning 59 and Team Air Arms took the manufacturers trophies with Jack Houghton who also took 5th in the Open, Neil Wakelin and Charles Peal.
This was a great event and credit should be given to Greag Hensman and his team and if you want to shoot either the nationals or at Misfits then go to www.ukahft.com or www.misfitshftc.weebly.com