Author Archive | Neil MacKinnon

SWEFTA League Round 2 – Shebbear

Unfortunately I was not able to attend the shoot but reports tell me there was lemon drizzle cake, so it must have been a good’un. Well done to all at Shebbear, I know a LOT of work went on prior to the shoot and clearly it all paid off. 2019 – Rd 02 – Shoot […]

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Dartmoor Shoot Cancelled.

James Head has received the following e-mail from Rob Meatyard at Dartmoor Marksmen. With regret I wish to announce that Sundays shoot at Dartmoor is cancelled. The weather forecast is for 40+mph winds and heavy rain.  

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Shooting Partners

I am currently entering all the shooters names from last weeks SWEFTA competition at Purbeck into the shooting partners spreadsheets and I would like to remind you all of Rule 2 of the Shooting and Grading rules:   YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PARTNER WITH SOMEONE FROM YOUR OWN CLUB.   Anyone who does must […]

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SWEFTA League 2019. Round 1 – Purbeck

Well, what a difference dry conditions make, for starters we could actually see the courses. I don’t know if any changes had been made since SWEFTA last visit to Purbeck, but the courses were both deceptive and challenging, and as the wind slowly increased throughout the day, they didn’t get any easier. Good to see […]

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SWEFTA Trophy Shoot

The format for the Trophy shoot will be 09:00 kick off as usual and the presentations will be at lunchtime (hopefully before the rain). Those that wish to shoot the second course will be able to after that. Forecast shows there might be heavy rain in the afternoon tomorrow, but I doubt it could be […]

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SWEFTA League – Final Round – Dartmoor

Delayed by a week but well worth the wait was the final round of the 2018 SWEFTA League at Dartmoor Marksmen. The course layout by necessity had not changed since our last visit but the position and sizes of many of the targets certainly had… easier? NO! Enjoyable? Yes indeedy.  The weather was kind and […]

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Dartmoor Shoot – Postponed

The weather this weekend is forecast to be pretty dreadful and so the committee at Dartmoor have postponed this Sunday’s shoot by a week. The Dartmoor shoot will now be Sunday Sept 30th. Please let all your clubmates know.      

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SWEFTA League round 9 – South Dorset

Well you can always trust the folks at South Dorset to provide something different… no, not the brand new courses built at their brand new ground… the weather! After a summer of Sahara like conditions across the UK, South Dorset provided a monsoon, it is a great shame that more SWEFTA shooters did not choose […]

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FT or HFT

    FT or HFT? Twenty years ago a typical SWEFTA event would have consisted of  the main FT course and a selection of ‘side shoots’ such as long range, bell, snooker, and speed shoot, but invariably the most popular was the dump shoot, this consisted of targets, often unusually shaped ones, partially hidden behind […]

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