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First ever HFT

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by cjm_harris, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. cjm_harris

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    So I have been shooting for about 6 months or so now and for the last couple of months, me and my mate have been considering a HFT competition. Our plan was to have a bit of a laugh, and just compete with ourselves at first.

    We were told last week there was an upcoming event at our local shooting ground that we could enter to try our hand, and as it was on a day we were both not working, we decided to give it a go.

    So we arrived there yesterday to find it wasnt a local get together, it was the "Daystate Midlands Hunter series". So me and my friend have never done this before, but we were pitted against people who are at competition level, this was not going to go well!

    As it turned out, it did go well. Having experienced shooters was a great help and picked up plenty of information and tips that will surely help me if I am to compete again. I was shooting a .22 rifle and ended up with a score of 36, which I was very happy about. I had a very good day out, and I will be looking to do some more HFT's so will keep an eye out on here too for any coming up.

    Was any of you guys at the event yesterday? It was held at Kibworth.

    Any advice, feedback or comments welcome :)
     
  2. lilman2106

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    hi cjm im the same as you started shooting at my local club around may last year and just did it for a bit of fun, But keeping scores from time to time to see if i was improving as time went on. one of the lads asked if i wanted to go and have a crack at it, Thanks pidlar mate! and wow what a great day it was. my first ever comp and finished with a 44 :D on a course i dont know with lots of small kills which im not used to lol. So all i can say is bring on the next lot im in.
     
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    Read the charity day thread at Springfields......a lot more people now addicted to HFT! I was going to have a go at FT but HFT is more set to the hunting fraternity and is great practice for when youre out and about.
     
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    Of the top of my head these guys were there:-

    Nick2
    Bluefrog
    Pidlar
    Hodg
    Lilman
    Gracole
    xtx
    Milek
    Davef
    Pez
    rattus
     
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  5. rattus

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    I was at kibworth yesterday, glad you enjoyed your first hft comp.:D
     
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    man_riding_a_flying_carpet_CB020816.jpg yes i was there probably saw me flying past on daves shooting mat
     
  7. Leigh1976

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    Took part in my first attempt at HFT yesterday up at NARFTC near Norwich.

    Really enjoyed the experience and everyone was so helpful and friendly, I scored 52 from 80 possible which I thought was Ok, looking forward to next shoot on 16th where 53 is my target ;)
     
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    THE MOST YOU CAN SCORE IN A HFT COMPETITION IS 60 WHICH IS 30 OUT OF 30 KILLS AT 2 POINTS PER KILL = 60 POINTS:confused:
     
  9. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast, HW97, K98 owner

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    You are being a bit silly garry.:D It depends how many targets are put out obviously. Could have been 40 targets. 40 x 2 = 80 maximum score. 53 out of 80 would be a good average score. UKAHFT and most affiliated clubs use 30 targets but not all clubs do.
     
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    so the normal amount is 30 targets which is what they use in the big competitions :)
     
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    That's right. However, we had a 30 target course once and Chuck Norris came along and scored 61
     
  12. Leigh1976

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    Sorry if I've got details wrong, but the club rules and scoring details are on their website. We used 20 targets and had 2 shots at each so it was Max of 4 pts per target hence score from 80.
     
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    CSFTA winter league shoots are 40 shot, eighty pointers. Meant i had to lay in the mud 40 separate:( times at Bisley (well other than the ones where i had to kneel in the mud or stand in the mud with the water filling my boots:D)
     
  14. Jed Clampit

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    The Quarry HFT extremes are 40 targets as well I think. I know the Welsh open was a 40 laner in 2012.
     
  15. nick2

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    Maximum possible score at the Kibby Xmas do for the 30 shot course was 120.
    4 points for taking the shots standing
    3 for kneelers
    2 for prone
    good fun was had by all.
    Anne Higgins did the whole course standing & scored 80
     
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    ah the legendary HFT gamble shoot. We shoot these around xmas time think i scored mid eighties at the last one and didnt get half as muddy as usual:D
     
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    i saw this bloke there

    I saw this guy there, waving his rifle round like a mad man, i think he had swapped his horse for a flying carpet though. LMAO


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  18. DaveF

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    Thats how Gracole taught me to load the gun ! you all be liningg up to use my super dooper padded dog mat or carp mat when i get it, and at least i'll remember to bring it. Gra turns up not mat and not even a pen !
     
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    good on ya dave now i'm going to smell like womens knickers or dog s****
     
  20. cjm_harris

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    Next time I go to Kibworth to do a HFT, I will put a thread up on here in case any of you are going.

    The people that did go, I assume you're not local, just attending there as was last round of Hunter series?
     

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