Black Friday Week at Maestro Design!

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25% Discount
on most products, see the list below, use coupon code BLACK2017 at checkout.

+ Free Postage over £100 (UK) or £150 (overseas) on all products.

Offer ends Sunday midnight.
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All Around the World

Maestro Design products all around the world:

Maestro Design products already in 40 countries.

 

Put your country onto the map: if you are from any country marked in grey and buy over £100, I’ll post your order for free!

Scorpion FT Hooks – Now in Stock!

The new modular Scorpion FT Hooks have arrived and now they are available in the webshop!

Scorpion FT Hooks
Scorpion FT Hooks

Metal FT Hooks

For those who like metal hooks better: Peter Jacob’s aluminium / stainless steel hooks, with my FolloWing:

 

Metal FT Hook
Metal FT Hook

How to set FolloWing and SteadyWing systems

This article was originally written about the settings of FolloWing Complete hook system, but it applies to FolloWing and SteadyWing hook extensions, too.

FolloWing Complete
FolloWing Complete
FolloWing extension on a MEC Free Position hook
FolloWing
SteadyWing
SteadyWing
Where should a person start with the adjustment or fitment of the hook to the shoulder? How should it feel? I would be shooting from the 3 traditional positions of standing, kneeling, and sitting on a cushion with the stock rested on the left knee. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

The general answer is that the best usage mode is where you hit the most targets :-)

FolloWing Complete
FolloWing Complete

Set the hook and the upper wing as close to each other as possible, but still comfortable to get in with your arm. The height of the whole hook system can be adjusted easily, usually you’ll have three different settings for the three positions, and also may need to change it for heavily inclined uphill/downhill shots. You may rotate the whole thing towards your body if it is better for you. Make experiments with different settings, but change only one setting at a time and watch the effects, and avoid the extreme positions. The FolloWing Complete hook system can be changed in many ways, I set it by default to a general position that fits to many shooters, but everybody is different.

  • Sitting: the upper wing holds about 60-80% of the rifle’s weight, so the rifle hangs down from your shoulder. Height is ideal when your neck can stay relaxed, your face fits naturally on the cheek piece. The hook is used only to give the same position to your body when shouldering the rifle.
  • Kneeling: almost all the weight hangs from the upper wing, the hook is usually 2-4 cm higher but this depends on your body proportions. When installed properly, your kneelers have to be almost as steady as your sitting shots.
  • Standing: things change a bit for this position, the upper wing doesn’t take too much weight or won’t even touch your shoulder, the rifle’s weight pulls the nose down so the hook sits in your armpit and holds the rifle from falling forward.

More info about shooting positions and techniques can be found here: Updated BFTA Manuals (in many languages).

A selfie with the hook

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Advanced EasyPin Version

I designed a new version of EasyPin, with an adjustable pin angle (10°–90° to the scope tube) and two pin positions. For price and ordering see the product page: The new EasyPin Extra.

EasyPin Extra – Animation
EasyPin Extra – Animation

It is based on the original EasyPin model but the pin can be rotated between in a 80° range so the pointer can be used to smaller scope kobs as well, or simply can give a more comfortable reading position. The pin can be installed in two positions, depending on the actual angle.

Vertical pin position
Vertical pin position
Pin rotated by 40°
Pin rotated by 40°
Pin rotated by 40°
Pin rotated by 40°

The ring is 10 mm wide, the top is 11.5 mm above the scope tube in vertical pin position.

Side view 1
Side view 1
Top view
Top view
Side view 2
Side view 2

The new scope pointer is available in the usual three sizes: for 1″, 30 mm and 34 mm scope tubes.

EasyPin Extra 1"
EasyPin Extra 1″
EasyPin Extra 30 mm
EasyPin Extra 30 mm
EasyPin Extra 34 mm
EasyPin Extra 34 mm

The World’s First Dedicated Field Target Gloves

After testing the glove prototypes in the last months, I negotiated the last minor modifications with the manufacturer and my new dedicated Field Target shooting gloves can be backordered from now on!

Target, Summer and Winter gloves
Target, Summer and Winter gloves

There are 3 versions of them:

  • THE Field Target Shooting Glove – A big, heavy and padded target glove with leather, neoprene and Top Grip, 3 fingers half length so it allows rangefinding and clicking.
  • Four Seasons Light FT Gloves / Summer – Lightweight and thin glove for the trigger hand or for both hands if you don’t like heavy gloves.
  • Four Seasons Light FT Gloves / Winter – Neoprene back and last 3 fingers full, but has got the same thin and anti-slip palm as the summer version.

The big glove is only for left or right hand as all the standard shooting gloves. The thin ones come in pairs, and can be used only on the trigger hand or on both hands as well.

The world's first real Field Target gloves
The world’s first real Field Target gloves

Available sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.

Available colours: Black, Grey, Blue, Red, Green, Orange, Purple, Yellow. For custom colours please contact me before placing your order.

Now at an introductory price! I’ll collect your orders until mid-December and send the order to the factory, ordering some surplus from the popular sizes and colours. Please note that from that time on, the full price applies and only these surplus items can be bought. The manufacturing is another 2-3 weeks so the gloves will be posted to you in the first weeks of new year.

You can place your orders through the product pages here:
THE Field Target Shooting Glove and Four Seasons Light FT Gloves

Shooting with the new gloves
Shooting with the new gloves

 

Half Price Sale on MultiPins and SmartPin 1″ Versions

Some pointers are available now with a huge discount: all MultiPin pointers (1″, 30 mm and 34 mm) and the 1″ versions of SmartPin. Please have a heart and take them, else they will be put down! ;-)

C’mon folks while the stocks last!

MultiPin and SmartPin1'' on Half Price
MultiPin and SmartPin1” on Half Price

Feinwerkbau Hook Extensions

This is the latest member of the growing family of FolloWing / SteadyWing Adapters, an adapter for the new Feinwerkbau P700 and P800 stocks:

FolloWing/SteadyWing adapter for P700/P800 hooks
FolloWing/SteadyWing adapter for P700/P800 hooks

When ordering a FolloWing or SteadyWing hook extension for your FWB, please have a look at the picture below to decide, which adapter version you need ( A, B or C when ordering the product):

Adapter types for different FWB hooks
Adapter types for different FWB hooks
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