Originally Posted by TOOL
Christ on a bike now I've heard it all !
I think we need to see this in context. In Europe, nobody who has ever set out a course did so without ever having seen one in England.
Brad's index was for use in the USA, where they wanted to grow FT rapidly, and thus had to rely on course builders who had never been outside the You Ess of Aye, and as a result had never even seen a real FT course. They needed a guideline, and they needed it before the weekend. Thus originated the Troyer Index. Brad Troyer was a competitive FT shooter who actually *had* seen real courses in action in the UK... so he was one of the AAFTA's sources of reference.
So yes, to us, this may seem silly (it did to us in the Netherlands at the time...) but for rural USA shoioting clubs, it was all they had to go by.
So let's cut them some slack.
The Filthy Pig
: Air Arms 100 (1990) + AA Olympic trigger + Welham reg + Custom Shop CS1000 stock. Status: leaking.
The Unknown Quantity
: AA EV2 Mk4. + BSA Platinum 10-50x60 + Jon Harris wheel. Status: sorted up to 25 yds.
The Limping Dog
: Air Arms Shamal (1989) + unknown origin sporter stock + Optisan Cobra 3-9x42. Status: slowly leaking; needs work.
: HW97k + Venom Lazaglide. Status: working just fine; needs scope.
with apologies to NJR100