It’s bloody freezing – must be time for FT Winter League!

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Ian Harford Field Target Shooting
Welsh Winter League conditions are a little different from the short sleeves and sunshine we had for the Grand Prix at East Devon!

This weekend will see my long awaited return to the Field Target scene after a somewhat extended period of absence. I haven’t actually shot a pellet ‘in anger’ since my shoot off with Jeff Paddock in the US Nationals!

On Saturday, myself and Clare are heading down to visit our good mates Mark Bassett and his fiancée Natalie Land for the WAFTA Winter League round at their home ground Nelson FTC.

I’m hoping to qualify for the Welsh Team for the BFTA Inter-Regionals which are held in Newbury next April. To do this I need to be in the top 15 from the WAFTA Winter League Series, with the best 3 scores from 6 rounds to count. I’ve already missed 2 rounds, so I really need to get my act together if I want to qualify!

I’ll be shooting my trusty Air Arms EV2 along with my phenomenal March 8-80×56 scope with John Pardoe rail and Jon Harris side wheel. It really is an awesome combination. Unfortunately my superiority in equipment was short lived as Mark has just received his March too!

Because it’s so bloody cold, I’ve got a great excuse to try out some cool new gear. 🙂 I’ll be layering up with Rivers West, starting with their merino wool Apex Base Layers, then the Lumber Jak shirt and topped off with the new Rivers West Field Pro Smock and Outlaw Trousers in Realtree Max-1. These are new for 2011, and it’ll be their first outing on test.I’ll let you know how they work out!

What’s keeping you warm this winter?

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