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HFT

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by Nunga, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. Nunga

    Nunga Well-Known Member

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    Hay people. There is a national HFT comp over here in NZ tomorrow. I have decided to give it a go. I normally shoot FT so HFT is totally new to me. I have spent the last month tuning my hatsan for this event and have had my range setup with knock down targets.

    My kit includes my Hatsan MOD125 down tuned a lot to around 14 foot pounds for accuracy ive done a lot of work to the piston, spring and trigger. she is shooting pretty much bang on 95% of the time now i have a 3-9x40 scope.

    I have found best results leaving the scope on 3x and the focus on 30 yards that way i can get a clear image on all ranges

    My questions are as follows.

    Is the scope powerful enough? or should i get my 10-40x50 and set that up the same with lowest mag and close focus? what do you guys use? our rules state no scope adjustments at all during the shoot

    What is a good score to get in this type of shooting? i think it is 2 points for knock down and 1 point to hit faceplate? are there reducers on the targets like FT or is it one hole size for all distances?
     
  2. neil82

    neil82 Busy Member

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    there are usually reducers on the close range targets, as for scope choice you need the opposite to FT work, depth of field is more important in HFT, clear view of target from 8yrds out to 45 yrds is the ideal, I use a leapers 6x24-50 for my shooting, use full mag for zeroing and then turn down to 8x for comp work
     
  3. mattyts

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    You won't find many people using more than a 12x round here,I have never done HFT but would aim for a score of around 40 (2/3rds)
     
  4. Nunga

    Nunga Well-Known Member

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    I copied and pasted from our rules on tomorrows shoot.

    No scope adjustments of any type allowed, inc elevation, windage,focus,AO or sidewheel at any time.

    So i think i am very limited to what i can do with scope correct? pretty much point and shoot.
     
  5. OzzyJ

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    I always shoot on x10 with parallax set to 25-27yds and zeroed at 30yds (11.5ftlb). As you are at 14ftlb (depending on calibre) your trajectory will be even flatter than mine so you will need virtually no holdover between 15 and 35yds. I use 25-27yds parallax as this allows me to rangefind by knowing slight scope blur meeans I am over 40yds and need holdover. The real challeng in HFT is reading the course as in my experience of shooting both in the UK is that FT is about accurate rangefinding by scope and reading wind. HFT is a little more tolerant as kill zones are 40mm over 35yds but the course set out is designed to catch you out with it being quite normal to not be able to see the whole kill zone on some shots and positioning being compromised if you want the best view of the target.
     
  6. Chinnymonster81

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    Pretty much what Ozzy says. Parallax at 23 though 10x mag zeroed for optimum at 33yds. Set the zero so you have the longest point blank range. Use chairgun to work it out. Dependant on pellet and velocity. And print yourself out a range finding chart based on your reticle and one for your aim points. Unless you already know them all.
     
  7. Nunga

    Nunga Well-Known Member

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    Cheers for the info guys i will let you know how i get on tomorrow :)
     
  8. Nunga

    Nunga Well-Known Member

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    Just got home. i got 4th place with 51 points.
     
  9. neil82

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    well done, sounds like you had a good day
     

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