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2015 BFTA GP Rd 6 @ Oak tree FTC (WAFTA)
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Welsh Wizard
A grade and staying there

Oak tree post code CF320EH
Cwmrisca farm

Directions from tondu FTC
Leave tondu and turn left follow road down hill .oppsoite the fountain pub turn left
Come to cross roads and go straight ahead follow road in to farm yard

On entering the farm yard you will see a ramp on the right just after in the 1st sheds on your right
Drive up the ramp and stay to the right hand side follow the road around and you will see the track going around to the left follow it until you come to the T junction then Right

Please also be aware that this is a very busy working farm so whilst driving through the farm could you be sensible.
Old 26th July 2015, 08:57 PM
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Many thanks to the welsh lads for a good course :-)

Some belting scores considering the weather!
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Old 26th July 2015, 09:13 PM
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Got to admit I wasn't looking forward to the weather at all, at some point I'd just like normal weather for comp but it seems a big ask for D.O.G. to sort that.

Have to say the was well worth the drive down from The Socialist Republic Of South Yorkshire, that was a brilliant course and really well balanced for the weather at hand. Well done to everyone who put the work in, it was really appreciated, you did us all proud.

I don't think the weather did any damage to the spirit of the event at all, loved it. So well done OAK Tree and all involved.
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Old 26th July 2015, 09:32 PM
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big thanks to the crew at Oak Tree
great course and a good day overall
weather wasn't the best but I did I PB on the standers I got 5 of them so im happy
1 day I will find the perfect setup till then I will just pretend and keep looking
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Old 26th July 2015, 09:47 PM
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I'm dry now , just lol what a brill coarse cheers to all and pops for your help
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Old 26th July 2015, 10:35 PM
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PS Thanks to John and Ryan for the excellent company as well.

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Old 27th July 2015, 07:36 AM
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Default No sheep!

Thanks to all the lads involved setting up and running the GP at the 'Oak Tree'.
Good balanced mix of target position thought out for the conditions and terrain which deserves a big gold star.
One disappointing feature though was no sheep to be seen anywhere??? The rumour can't be true that 'The Wizard' has eaten them all can it?? Or maybe was just too wet?
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Old 27th July 2015, 08:51 AM
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They were hiding in the next field as they had heard you had brought a stool with you !!!

glad you got home ok

you have ruined gadget lol
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Old 27th July 2015, 08:55 AM
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I heard they'd been taken in as they'd been nibbling fuel lines on vans.
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Old 27th July 2015, 09:11 AM
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Yes, it was a great course and thoroughly testing.

Mountain Equip over trousers - excellent, quick wash cycle and ready for more
Jack Wolfskin jacket - very good but seems to have channeled water down and into the clicks sheet - permanent ink wasn't and needs re-doing.
Glove - synthetic Anschutz - sodden by the end (as were score cards) - still drying out. I couldn't take the glove off during the course as I knew I would never get it on again.
Glove - trigger hand - soggy Anschutz fingerless but did the job

Pellets - impossible to load with dry fingers and nothing I could dry my hand on - needs some thought.

Feet - dry, boots still drying, should be dry by Weds. or so

Scope - front "sun" shade was fine, lens cap wet but didn't flick water inside when closed unlike eyepiece which was a major pain after about 2/3rds way round. The air blower I normally used just wasn't powerful enough and I never wipe a lens in the field. Eyepiece flip-up seems to have sprayed the lens every time I closed it. Tried a silly Anschutz "Goofy" cap with the flaps which worked for a bit but got really annoying after a while (with hoody and jacket hood) so I reverted to regular cap - should have stayed annoyed in retrospect.

Steyr seems to have dried without visible rust ..... quite why I had to take 1.5MoA off I don't know but the plinking range was possibly the least inviting prospect I have ever declined :-)

So - wet hands, wet pellets and something to keep eyepiece dry. Wearing specs means that the usual "pig's ear" doesn't work and my partner complained of his fogging up anyway.

Probably all because of the warm front changing to a cold (occluded?) front and the mist or was it cloud sweeping up and down the hillside.

Previous Welsh GPs I got sunburn :-)

Many thanks for the company Tony. Does Oaktree want all the leaf litter and dried mud returned (quite a pile of it)? Otherwise I will keep another bit of Wales as a souvenir.

All the best!
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Old 27th July 2015, 09:31 AM
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That's the wettest I've ever been whilst shooting FT, big thanks to the organisers for putting on a sensible well thought out course, i could not get my head around the bit behind stats at the top.

Thanks to Rudi for the enjoyable round and keeping me cheery!

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