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A few questions

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by matt5mith, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. matt5mith

    matt5mith Member

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    I've got a BSA R-10 mk2 vc which is standard and I have a sidewinder 6.5-20x42 scope fitted to it. My questions are that I feel I am going to get into hunter field target and in turn field target shooting and wonder if this gun is going to cut it when I start to shoot a little better. How much more accurate if at all would say an ftp900 or a Steyr be over this? Would having the gun looked at by xtx or john bowkett benefit it noticeably?
     
  2. thumbhole

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    Matt, nothing wrong with your R10 they are very capable guns in the right hands, many of our club members have them and shoot them well. They are not however a FTP900 they are like chalk and cheese, by this I mean they are designed for very different styles. The set up you have is more suitable to hft or hunting in that i mean your scope is not good enough to cut the mustard with the big boys in FT they all use high mag scopes the likes of 10-50-60 etc and some use the big marches at 80x mag :eek: the FTP 900 has an enormous amount of adjustments in the stock, enabling just about anyone to make it fit them. You would need a high mag scope to range find accurately in FT so that means purchasing another scope to do that, your R10 would be fine to start with but you may not take full advantage of it with a sporter stock. If you have an endless supply of money keep your R10 for HFT and hunting and buy a dedicated rig for FT but go and try as many as you can before shelling out wads of money you may prefer one brand more than another. Hope i have been of some help. :cool:
     
  3. Chinnymonster81

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    That gun will be fine for hft as will the scope and don't let anyone convince you differently. We have a lady at my club who uses a modded r10 (has an ultra upper) who shoots mid 50's consistently. And I use an 8.5-25 tac 30 sidewinder. You could even do field target with it but you would be at a disadvantage with the scope. Last time I shot our club comp someone with a HW97 shot the same top score (59) as someone with a Steyr.
     
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    Thanks guys, gotta say I'm stunned as to how accurate it is already and was just wondering about the difference scopes aside. I've read that scope may not be quite right for field target so at some point I'd look at changing that, perhaps when I make that switch to ft later on. Going to make my way to kibworth over the next few weeks for my first stab at hft, hopefully I won't be too bad at it anyway.
     

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