Using Military Targets: yes, no, maybe?

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Re: Using Military Targets: yes, no, maybe?

Post by Diesel » 16 Aug 2016, 1:37 pm

So did you go ahead with the Anzac day shoot in the end?
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Re: Using Military Targets: yes, no, maybe?

Post by Gwion » 16 Aug 2016, 2:50 pm

Yeah, we did. Just in club as a practice match. Next year we'll open it up to some open entries. Was all s bit of fun.
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Re: Using Military Targets: yes, no, maybe?

Post by Gaznazdiak » 16 Jul 2017, 10:56 am

More Nanny State mentality.
Some think this is all post Port Arthur hysteria, but this "can't have something scary looking" bollocks has been with us for decades.
Back in the 80s Calico released a carbine style rifle with a helical magazine (100rd .22, 50rd 9mm) mounted above the action.
I asked the local licensing sergeant if these were ok, thinking the pistol grip might be a problem.
They were banned, he told me, not because of the grip, nor the mag capacity, not even because it was semi-auto.
It was banned because, in silhouette, the loud end resembled that of an M16. I sh*t yoy not.
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Re: Using Military Targets: yes, no, maybe?

Post by WatchyShooter » 16 Jul 2017, 5:14 pm

Gaznazdiak wrote:More Nanny State mentality.
Some think this is all post Port Arthur hysteria, but this "can't have something scary looking" bollocks has been with us for decades.
Back in the 80s Calico released a carbine style rifle with a helical magazine (100rd .22, 50rd 9mm) mounted above the action.
I asked the local licensing sergeant if these were ok, thinking the pistol grip might be a problem.
They were banned, he told me, not because of the grip, nor the mag capacity, not even because it was semi-auto.
It was banned because, in silhouette, the loud end resembled that of an M16. I sh*t yoy not.


That’s so BS, I’m really sick and tired of the “appearance” of a chosen firearm rendering it illegal or heavily restricted when it should be caliber, mag capacity & action type that are used to judge a firearms categorie, it’s also sad that SSAA just bend over to antis and enforce things outside of the law just to save face, SSAA are just (from a young shooters perspective) a bunch of old shooters whom don’t want to push fowards and challenge laws, hows that gone so far?
I get the “dont rock the boat” mentality, but that’s not wanted or needed in this day and age, for too long we’ve been at the whims of antis and more, the time to stand and fight is now, Antis know it, and it’s why there Running and hiding

How do SSAA ever expect to be able to argue on behalf of shooters when they kneel for antis requests for things outside of the requirements of the law.
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Re: Using Military Targets: yes, no, maybe?

Post by sungazer » 16 Jul 2017, 6:36 pm

This is the military type target that we used at a recent 303 only day. They were used back in the day also.
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Re: Using Military Targets: yes, no, maybe?

Post by Gwion » 16 Jul 2017, 6:53 pm

Yeah. We sorted something out and used for the ANZAC shoot this year as well.
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Post by WatchyShooter » 16 Jul 2017, 7:29 pm

Gwion wrote:Yeah. We sorted something out and used for the ANZAC shoot this year as well.


Can’t see anyone kicking up a fuss about those targets, maybe if it was open to the public and such
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Re: Using Military Targets: yes, no, maybe?

Post by Gwion » 16 Jul 2017, 7:37 pm

It was originally a concern brought up by some club members about using human image targets. I thought I would ask the forum for opinions. Really not worth getting any knickers in a knot. We sorted it out with a traditional helmet and shoulders target.
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