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FT Shooting Help

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by Ashley.H, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Ashley.H

    Ashley.H Busy Member

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    Hi Guys,
    Im new to this forum so hi to you all :)

    I am starting FT Shooting and am after some advice on the essential kit for this?

    I already have an Air Arms S200 MkII, with a 6-24 x 50 scope on top. Apart from the obvious pellets, what other kit would be handy to have to get started?

    Or would people recommend HFT first then progress into FT Shooting
    Cheers
     
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  2. OzzyJ

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    Is it definitely FT you are starting rather than HFT? Just that unless you shoot sporting FT then big scopes seem to be the order of the day so you can accurately range find. 24x might be quite challenging (not impossible, just challenging:D )
    otherwise you will need a nice comfy beanbag with not too many beans in it to sit on. Also from experience its essential to have a hat with lots and lots of badges on it:D. I am not sure its completely necessary but one or two individuals do seem to think a surly attitude also helps;)
     
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    Something to hold your pellets..I use a cheap camo pellet holder around my neck.

    Also,something to sit on..search for a field target bag,you'll get loads..most are suitable.

    A click chart is also ideal so you can know all your ranges,also if you want to get into it seriously I would recommend upgrading your scope to at least 32x magnification,it makes range finding so much easier.

    HFT is completely different and more bare bones,low mag and no adjusting the gun...FT is for the guys with big scopes :D I wouldn't recommend progressing into different disciplines,stick with FT :p
     
  4. Ashley.H

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    Cheers guys,
    I may be sticking with the HFT as i dont have the money to upgrade my scope.

    Thanks
     
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    I think you must have meant FT first and then progress into HFT :D
     
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    HFT is a lot simpler, most people shoot with mag around the 10x and buy a dedicated fixed magnification scope such as the 10x44 Viper which is highely rated.
     
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    I had the same question a few months ago, in the end I opted for HFT, it was more up my street, i.e. (and no disrespect to the FT people) I found FT a little clinical and I have a concentration span of a gold fish, thus HFT fix scope rather than dialling your scope was better for me personally. I have no doubt over time I will give FT a go once I have got my head around HFT and will more than likely land up eating my words (not in a literal sense of course) and really enjoy the challenge of FT :D.
     
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    I'm just too lazy to sit and mess about with a scope on the firing line..

    Prefer just to get comfy and fire away...

    Looks like its hft til i learn a bit of patience...
     
  9. Ashley.H

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    Thanks again guys, im going to try HFT for now and see what happens.
     
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    Your not far from West London Rangers out by Uxbridge way nice bunch if misfits :) kidding lovely lads.
     
  11. Ashley.H

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    abye, I am actually going to be joining this club soon.
     
  12. Ashley.H

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    anyone know where to get a bean bag seat from?
     
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