FAQs

AIRFLASH FAQs

The Airflash must be used with a Target Holder (Magplate) included in every pack.
Ensure that the Magplate is secured against a rigid surface.
Do not use the Magplate with live firing weapons.
The AirflashTarget is unlikely to ignite when used with an air pistol.

What happens if I drop one?

Tests carried out have demonstrated that it is highly unlikely for a Firebird to ignite if dropped, however the user should remember that it is a pyrotechnic device and should be treated with care and caution.

What happens if a Firebird gets wet?

As with any pyrotechnic device, The Firebird needs to remain as dry as possible however they have been tested and proved to work in a damp environment so long as moisture does not penetrate the cardboard lid into the pyrotechnic composition. If dampness is suspected, store in a warm dry place over night (Maximum 35 degrees Celsius).

I hit the Airflash target with my air pistol and it did not ignite.

An air pistol does not fire with the required velocity to ignite the The AirflashTarget.

I hit the Airflash target with my airgun and it did not ignite.

In order for the Airflash target to function with an air rifle it must be mounted securely inside the Magplate (included in every pack of Airflash). If, for instance, theMagplate is mounted against a concave or convex surface, an irregular or soft surface, it is unlikely that the Firebird will function at all. If the Airflash is allowed to move in any way at the point of impact, it will not function.

I hit the Airflash target on the edge and it did not ignite.

For the Airflash to function, the pellet must penetrate through the green disc and pinch the pyrotechnic composition inside against the back wall of the metal container. If the pellet has come into contact with the edge of the container, this will prevent the pellet from hitting the back of the container with the required amount of velocity.

 

SHOOTING STAR FAQ

Peel protective paper from sticky disc on reverse of The Shooting Star Firebird and discard Position
The Shooting Star Target in the centre of the inside of the clay pigeon and press down firmly.
Do not apply too much force or clay pigeon may break.
Smooth down the entire surface of target so that it sticks evenly to the clay pigeon.
The clay pigeon is now ready for use in a manual or automatic trap.

Why does the target fall out of the clay when released from the trap?

If the target is not placed dead centre in the clay it is likely to come away when released from the trap. Make sure the adhesive backing has maximum contact with the clay by placing it dead centre.

Why does it not ignite when I hit the clay?

The Firebird will only ignite if it is actually hit. If you hit the clay but not the Firebird it will not ignite.

Can I shoot the Shooting Star Firebird from any angle.

For the Firebird to function, the pellet must first penetrate through the orange lid and then pinch the pyrotechnic composition inside against the back wall of the metal container. The most effective way of achieving this is by using the Shooting Star as either a driven bird or a crossing bird. It will be far harder to hit the Shooting Star if used for instance as a going away bird.

What happens if I drop one?

Tests carried out have demonstrated that it is highly unlikely for a Firebird to ignite if dropped, however the user should remember that it is a pyrotechnic device and should be treated with care and caution.

What will happen to the Shooting Star if it is missed and falls to the ground unblemished?

If possible, collect the target and reuse. However, you may wish to consider replacing the clay as one that has already been used might have been weakened and break when coming out of the trap.

What happens if they get wet?

As with any pyrotechnic device, The Firebird needs to remain as dry as possible however they have been tested and proved to work in a damp environment so long as moisture does not penetrate the orange cardboard lid into the pyrotechnic composition. If dampness is suspected, store in a warm dry place over night (Maximum 35 degrees Celsius).

Why didn’t the target ignite when hit with a pellet?

For the Firebird to function, the pellet must penetrate through the orange disc and pinch the pyrotechnic composition inside against the back wall of the metal container. If the orange lid is merely grazed, the Firebird is unlikely to function.

Why do some targets give a larger effect than others?

It will depend on the amount of shot that makes contact and at what distance and velocity. In short terms, the harder the Firebird is hit, the more spectacular the effect.

What is the maximum range that Shooting Star will work at?

Shooting Star has been tested with number 6 shot at up to 35 yards however the visual effect will be appreciated far more by shooters and spectators alike if used at a range of 15 – 20 yards.

What is the ideal shot size for use with Shooting Star.

It must be remembered that Shooting Star operates on the principle of impact energy. Therefore, if a small shot size for example Number 9, is being used then the effective range will be reduced. As a guide, Number 7 shot gives an effective range of 30 yards.

 

SNIPERFIRE FAQ FOR LIVE FIRING WEAPONS (RIM FIRE, CENTRE FIRE)

Secure Firebird to a flat surface by using the double sided adhesive provided

Why do some targets give a larger effect than others?

It will depend on the amount of shot that makes contact and at what distance and velocity. In short terms, the harder the Firebird is hit, the more spectacular the effect.

What happens if they get wet?

As with any pyrotechnic device, The Firebird needs to remain as dry as possible however they have been tested and proved to work in a damp environment so long as moisture does not penetrate the orange cardboard lid into the pyrotechnic composition. If dampness is suspected, store in a warm dry place over night (Maximum 35 degrees Celsius).

What happens if I drop one?

Tests carried out have demonstrated that it is highly unlikely for a Firebird to ignite if dropped, however the user should remember that it is a pyrotechnic device and should be treated with care and caution.