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4th dabble at FT

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Bemused, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Bemused

    Bemused Engaging Member

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    Moved from garden plinking a couple of months ago to FT for added fun / interest.

    I did my 4th FT course at Byley last Sunday. At Byley we score using the original / HFT scoring and previously being slowly crawling up the 80s ex 120, last Sunday I obliterated the 90s with 99 ex 120. Fifteen lanes, two targets per lane, each shot twice, zero for a miss, one for a plate, two for a kill.

    Biggest mistake was over cooking the windage allowance.

    So feeling rather chuffed, problem is next time I hope to be in the 100s else I'll be disillusioned at going backwards and being in the 100s seems a little serious.

    All the pain of the sitting position is now gone (yes I'm an old b****r) so FTC is doing me some physical good if not financial good.

    Tony
     
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    My scores have platued a while ago but my consistency is usualy good, so with small improvements especialy with my kneelers and getting back on form with standing will help im lucky to get 50% kills with my positionals laterly.
     
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    never been to any of them whats the difference between hft and ft.i look at the war results every week its the same people win each week as an outsider (who knows nothing about it) it seems like a game where a handicap system wouldnt go a miss to give the people of lesser ability (or cant afford the top notch gear)a chance of compretingthat system works very well in golf and everyones got a chance
     
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    Ft is longer ranges,higher mag scopes and you can accurately range find using your parralax.
     
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    Heehee I do like the HFT style scoring as it makes the score less embarrassing for me, kills were 39 ex 60. I cleared the standers and did 50% on the kneelers but they were short range, standers were 17 and 20 yards, kneeler was 25 and 30. Are they normally this close for positionals?
     
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    Standers and kneelers can be out to 45yards, this last summer league comp there was a 45yard kneeler and 40yard stander:eek:

    Themadspread in the BFTA theres a grading system based on your percentages, also on the day the highest score is classed as 100% of if the highest score was 36/40 then 37 would be the 100% base line so if you scored 18 that day you would have got 50%.
    The grades follow as AA,A,B and C so even if you not the best shot in the world you can compete with people in you grade:up:
    I wish there more new shooters coming into the sport as for me Field Target is the best.
     
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    I'm only a novice shooter but my stab at it is.

    FTC
    Targets 8 to 55 yards, 40mm kills with some reducers down to 15mm at shorter ranges.
    Large high mag scopes used for range finding, and elevation turret dialled in for every shot.
    Normal position is sitting but always a few mandatory standers and kneelers (the positionals)
    Normal scoring is 1 point for a kill.
    HFT
    Targets 8 to 45 yards, not sure of reducers.
    Shooter is not allowed to adjust the scope during the competition so this leads to cheaper scopes, guesstimate ranging and hold over /under.
    Normal shooting position is prone with a few positionals.
    Scoring is zero for miss, 1 for a plate, 2 for a kill.

    I understand HFT was introduced to provide a cheaper version of field target.

    FT shooters are graded into classes of skill level, AA, A, B, C, scoring % is based on the best score of the day so as to benchmark, I expect HFT is similar.
     
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    Wow tricky, I see my club must be an easy one!
     
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    I think you came of the plateau this weekend at purley, good shooting.:up:
     
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    A lot of people are afraid to have a go at ft as they think they don't have the kit to compete.
    that's a load of bull for most, an s200 is a capable pcp and even with a scope that don't range find you will hit some through estimation.


    From there if the bug bites, your wallet and common sence can be the guiding light but as stated the Gradec Classes should mean that you are competing with
    those that score simular to you, so its never much in it for "the win".
     
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    I went to WAR at the weekend for my first stab at HFT, shooting my .22 HW95 for the third time ever after getting back into the sport from a very long lay off, scored a 29, with one hell of a long tricky knock down, two doughnuts and all the rest hitting the plates. will be going back to see if I can improve on my score :)

    So if I can do that with my equipment no one should be afraid to give anything a go, Just go for it. Everyone where very friendly and I leant a lot form the guys there :)
     
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    Yes it does indeed matter little where your starting point is, I have my own fun by getting a steady improvement. A little each time with the odd step backwards :)
     

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