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    The Air Arms International - Let's go Dutch!

    Now firmly established on the HFT calendar as one of the “absolutely must-do” shoots each year, the Air Arms RSN 10 Memorial Challenge Cup continues to go from strength-to-strength, and with the success of this in mind, 2018 will see the first ever Air Arms International Challenge Cup being contested at the FT Schalkhaar Club in Holland…….

    The dates you need to put in your diary now are Friday 6th and Saturday 7th July 2018; the guys and girls at the FT Schalkhaar Club (www.ftschalkhaar.nl) are putting on a BBQ for competitors on the Friday evening, followed by one of their famous HFT night shoots once it gets dark. If you aren’t familiar with this style of HFT shooting, have a look back to the article in Issue 1 of CompAir to find out all you need to know about the joys of range-finding by torchlight!

    The Air Arms International Challenge Cup course will be set over 30 lanes to UKAHFT rules, and with strong interest already being shown by HFT shooters from other European countries it is highly likely that the format will include a category for national teams from each country taking part.

    The FT Schalkhaar Club is also offering free on-site camping for competitors, and they’ll also be laying on a full English breakfast the following morning – just the thing to get you properly set up for the Air Arms International competition which starts at 12.30PM on Saturday afternoon. The total cost to include both shoots, the BBQ and breakfast is amazing value at just €45, or a mere €12 for those who can only make the Air Arms International Challenge Cup on Saturday. And for those less hardy souls who don’t fancy the idea of camping, there numerous hotels, hostels, and B&B’s nearby.

    Getting there is very straightforward – an overnight sailing from Harwich to Hook-of-Holland sees you arrive around 7.00AM, or you can take the EuroTunnel from Folkestone to Calais, followed by a drive of around 4 hours to the FT Schalkhaar Club’s grounds. We’ll be bringing you more information about the various travel options available to those taking part soon, along with details of an air rifle shop near Amsterdam that is rumoured to offer some remarkable prices and a very warm welcome to visiting shooters from the UK.

    How to enter: At this stage, all you need to do is add your name to the Air Arms International thread over on "that other forum", along with an indication of whether you would prefer accommodation in either a hotel, hostel, B&B, or camping if that’s your thing - it's as simple as that! Gary Chillingworth will later on collate all the names and accommodation details and pass them on to FT Schalkharr Club, who have very kindly offered to make the various reservations on behalf of UK-based competitors.

    This brand new event aims to bring everything that makes the Air Arms RSN 10 Memorial Shoot Challenge Cup one of the most enjoyable HFT competitions of the year, and add in what promises to be a fabulous weekend away with a unique continental flavour, combined with the opportunity to compete against some of the very best shooters in Europe. Just don’t forget to max out on carrots a few weeks before the night shoot!
    Last edited by fastnick; 01-12-2017 at 06:43 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Hello all, the AirArms international website is now up and running.

    www.airarms-international.co.uk
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    HFT500 rifle up for grabs - courtesy of Air Arms!

    Air Arms have this afternoon confirmed that not only will they be providing some superb trophies for their very first international HFT competition - they have also very generously donated one of their HFT 500 rifles for the post-shoot prize draw!

    How good is that!! (as if you needed another reason to slope off to Holland this summer for a weekend of first-rate HFT shooting )

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    Gun transport across borders

    Hi all, please forgive what may be a naive question, but what would be the procedure for transporting the air rifles to the event given that it's across international borders and obviously subject to border checks.
    Do you have to have a permit or notify some agency in advance of the border crossing or declare it at the time of crossing the border itself?

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    Chilly has gathered quite a bit of information about this; drop him a PM (his user name on here is scutter)

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    Thanks for the heads up I'll message him.

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    Just an update on this for anyone else thinking of attending, I spoke to P&O ferries and they advised you only need inform them at time of booking that you will be carrying your air rifles and they will send you all the necessary paperwork to fill out and send back.
    P&O Will then send you a letter that you show at customs and check in to get your air rifles through and once on board you give your car keys to staff of the boat.
    Simples!!!!

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