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The Air Rifle Club

Discussion in 'The Big Adda' started by Manmohan Yadav, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    10 metre air rifle is an International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) shooting event, shot over a distance of 10 metres (10.94 yards) from a standing position with a 4.5 mm (0.177 in) calibre air rifle with a maximum weight of 5.5 kg (12.13 lb). The use of specialised clothing is allowed to improve the stability of the shooting position and prevent chronic back injury which can be caused by the asymmetric offset load on the spine when the rifle is held in position. It is one of the ISSF-governed shooting events included in the Olympic games.

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    The course of fire is an unlimited number of sighter shots followed by 60 competition shots for men or 40 competition shots for women, all fired within 105 minutes for men or 75 minutes for women. During this initial or qualification phase a maximum of 10 points are awarded for each shot. The top eight shooters follow this with a final 10 shots – each scored to a maximum of 10.9 – with the cumulative score determining the winner. The maximum of 10.9 is derived from an additional set of 10 rings within the center 10 point circle, increasing in 0.1 point value as the rings approach the center of the target. The competition is won by the shooter who reaches the highest aggregate score (qualification + final score).

    Shots are fired from the standing position only, as opposed to some other airgun shooting disciplines such as for three positions (popular in the United States) or in disabled sports.

    The major competitions are the Olympic Games every four years and the ISSF World Shooting Championships every four years (the Games and the Championships are held two years apart). In addition, the event is included in the ISSF World Cup series, the ISSF World Cup Final, in continental championships, and in many other international and national competitions. It is an indoor sport.
     
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  2. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    I will Joining an Air Rifle Sports Club
    It a nice sport and perhaps suits the personalty of a Defense Enthusiast
    Our member [MENTION=6776]smestarz[/MENTION] already owns 3 of them

    Any one for Air Rifle Shooting ?
     
  3. Himanshu Pandey

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    I am for one but the rifle club ikn my city is just mess and nothing else... hope to join it after moving in some better city
     
  4. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    smestarz recommended me this club,
    better do some net search for your city sports clubs

    :: Swatantra veer Savarakar Smarak ::
     
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    thik hai bhai search kar lunga....


    per yahan ke clubs me aake balak rukka tarte rhe aur ladki tadte hai.. rifle inge ko padi rhti hai aur bhai log ladki ko apni bahaduri ki kahaniyan sunate hain
     
  6. smestarz

    smestarz Lt. Colonel REGISTERED

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    I think its good to join an air rifle club for many reasons.
    The important thing is that shooting can help patience if done rightly, as for good shooting is important to have strong muscles and good co-ordinated breathing, as then you can hit the target more precisely.
    Also being a member of the club (and along with few documents) you can import Air rifles without duty.
    Also you have a chance to possibly represent your city or state in national level shooting,

    One better advantage is that you can shoot rats that pester your area (I do that sometimes still, they sometime take 2 well placed shots usually in head to put them down)

    But few warnings my friends, when you shoot make sure you know what is behind the target you are shooting, as safety is paramount. Also never cock the spring if you do not aim to shoot, do not shoot blank, always use the shot (pellet) else you might mess the piston. and the leather sealing.
    Keep the gun and ammo separately and secure and out of reach of kids.

    Nowadays you also get trigger guard which has number security, use it so that no one accidentally fires the weapon.
     
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  7. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    I am expecting much more contributions from you on this thread
    BTW air rifle and Air pistols are they the same ?
     
  8. Himanshu Pandey

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    go one bro... keep the knowledge coming
     
  9. smestarz

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    What we get locally in India are usually break barrel spring air rifles (which are good) but make sure you get the right caliber, .22 are good but .177 have better velocity. Its similar to ideas of 7.62 against 5.56 mm

    So considering spring loaded weapons, air rifles are better option. Spring loaded pistols are pathetic, I had one and bad range, you can almost see the pellet travel and maybe reuse the pellet (its that bad)

    The pellets are made out of lead and when fired through air rifle at a wall, they hit and get flattened.
    So spring loaded break barrel air rifles that cost abt 5000 or so are good for start, but spring loaded air pistols do not even touch them, not worth.

    If you want to buy air pistol, you should get the gas operated or precharged ones as they have good stopping power. using spring loaded air pistol might be as frustrating at sitting on 486 computer now and waiting for it to start. (I have done both and I know the experience)

    Also if you do not have an air club nearby, maybe we should try to start an air club and get the local MLA etc involved to get it open to promote shooting as sport giving examples of Bindra etc. Also the people with Shooting certificates tend to have favourable view if joining the police force.

    Also just to enhance your skills you can try to be a "sniper" and sit in one position for an hours together to get the target (helps to build patience) and then after shooting, change the position. Such Hunting skills does help sniping, after all the best snipers are the hunters, also when you use camouflage and use part of trees for camouflage, make sure that the foilage is local and of the same plant, some animals do notice if it looks strange.
     
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    how can I purchase a good air rifle and pallets??

    during school days booked one by post.. you know those one which comes in ads at back of magzines and comics in 90s.... got a plastic one and never ventured in this field... now as you know things about this.. can you suggest how I can get one... need to improve my shooting skill
     
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    I will join one
    once my contract ends
    once ready and trained i will start my own
    we have a big enough space for one,
    i wonder will daddy allow it ?
     
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    There are air rifles available all over india, but you need to check the cost,
    The most famous of Indian company is Indian Hume Pipe or IHP for short, this is really good made rifle,
    The Indian air rifles are good for start but once you go for the imported one, you might not touch domestic one.
    So the domestic ones spring loaded break barrel ones are available all over india and well priced.

    If you want to go for spring loaded one go for Baikal of Russia (my favourite and on my wishlist)

    I think there is lot of potential for air rifles in India, I just dont understand why no one manufactures them on JV with some good companies like Walther or Feinwerkbau these are the top match grade air rifles. Because the top grade foreign rifles are imported and its not really available so the sport has not caught much In india but if they can make olympic grade rifles and Ammo, we have the potential to win Gold medals consistently.

    The chinese have factories to create olympic grade Ammo and their selected candidates for olympics are heavily trained and have to fire allotted number of rounds within the acceptable consistency level before they leave.

    The one of the reason why we do not do well in olympics is because of lack of
    1. Advance training models for athtletes
    2. no availability of advanced equipment for candidates and regular use.
    3. Less competition with top grade athletes. rather they are comfortable winning gold in national levels but when they compete at international level we are in the lowest ranking.
    4. Improper understanding of the present sports,

    The last point is that in India we play football and is very popular sport, and when I see the Indian football matches, it looks very boring, and i tried to analyse why, and the reason is that we are taught to pass to the player, and to try to score with open opportunity, but this philosophy is many decades old. I have seen the matches of the top teams and as a hobby I analyse their moves, what they do is they do not pass to the player, but the move is made in such a way that it initiates the next two moves to goal, like when a player gets to the ball he not only tries to make space for him to try and shoot but also tries to make space for his team mate to come into and he will put the ball into this space for making more clear scoring opportunity. I do not see such a thing in domestic football, rather there does not seem to be any concept of creation of space in the last 1/3 of the ground (opponents box) so we have some talent with football, but we hell do not understand tactics.
     
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    IHP > Products > Sports Rifles > Distributors List
    Distributor list for IHP and national

    Products and rates,
    IHP > Products > Sports Rifles > Direct Sale
    I think you can get cheaper rate at distributors,

    Do not buy junior or shorter model, they are nice but not powerful and after sometime you want to "upgrade" which is not possible as you have to buy a new one.
    Looking at the prices of air rifles, much more better quality imported rifles are competetive prices something like Baikal :)
     
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