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Hft Scope

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by Forty8, Aug 28, 2021.

  1. Forty8

    Forty8 Forty8

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    I'm thinking of doing HFT but loathed to buy another scope, I have a Sightron S tac 4-20 x50, they're £800, what disadvantage does a good quality optic large scope have on the smaller obj lens.
     
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    I started HFT with a much lesser quality 6-24x50 and managed some reasonable scores.

    Drop it to 8 - 10 mag, put two bits of paper with 30mm black circles on them at 8 and 45 yards and see if you can set the parallax so that you can see both well enough to shoot at them. The only other disadvantage is that you'll have more parallax error if your head position isn't correct.

    My advice would be to use what you have to start with. Don't spend on additional equipment untill you've shot a few rounds and decided that you want to do more. :thumb:
     
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    I have two STac scopes one is a 1st focal plane the other is a 2nd , ret on the latter is much better, they're way fine on 1st focal plane
     
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    Wilco Happy airgunner

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    I would stick with the 2nd fp mate , as @Arrizabalaga stated, set from 8-10 mag and see what your aim point are.

    If you know your scope/kit there is no advantage in changing unless you decide to take it seriously
     
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    Assuming that they are both mil dot, if one has a smaller objective that would be better, if not either will work. There's no real advantage with FFP in HFT as you can't adjust the scope between shots. Map out your hold over / under at 5 yard intervals and take it from there.
     
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    If I spend £2350 on a rifle, I'm taking it seriously
     
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    Both have stadia, 2nd fp scope ret has a little less going on, although a lot cheaper than what I have, I like the 3-12×32 Optisan CP scope
     
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    milek Honorary Member

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    The Steyr in Brierley Guns?
     
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    john79 sywell ft club

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    the depth of field will be crap with that scope :)
     
  10. Wilco

    Wilco Happy airgunner

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    In that case the CP range would probably serve you well, have read raving reviews on the fixed 10 for hft. Iirc was designed specifically for HFT with help from top shots in the design.

    The connect is also worth a mention but best try them out 1st.
     
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    john79 sywell ft club

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    Dont skimp on the optics ...have alook at the vortex viper pst gen11 2-10x32 ffp scope , optics warehouse have a sale on this weekend 10 % off ;)
     
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    Yes, I've looked at one twice niw
     
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    I like Vortex, got a couple of IOR on my powder burners.
     
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    Forty8 Forty8

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    What scope?
     
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    OPTISAN 3-12X32 OR 10X32 OR EVX 10X44, all depth of field is very good.
     

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