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how to start HFT

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by airgunguy, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. airgunguy

    airgunguy Junior Member

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    I wanted to start field target shooting, but am now thinking HFT is more my style. But how can i get involved? Ive emailed a local FT club, but what is the next step? How do i find out about competitions? How do i improve me shooting?
     
  2. Lee67

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    Join your local club...and practice practice practice ...I started doin ft..at first I was lucky to hit 3 outta 30' after loads of practice I was getting 25/26 etc...and had proper ft rigs...soon sold them and decided I was more into aim fire ..so changed to sft..now looking forward other new hft season..slightly easier as only out to 45 yards but no sitting and no dialling..most important part is to have fun!!
     
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    Im desperate to learn more about ft and hft
     
  4. OzzyJ

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    http://www.springviewranges.co.uk
    try these guys not too far from you and they have started to lay out an HFT course you can turn up and shoot last time i checked
     
  5. Lee67

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    Any gun can do both..but in ft u need a big mag scope with sidewheel to range find properly..an mtc viper 8-32x60 at £300 is capable as is an hawke sidewinder..but most use big Nikki's £700 or so..hft is the cheaper one...most hft lads use mtc viper 10x44 £150... Just make sure your gun is accurate and practice loads!!!
     
  6. craigfishin

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    Club is the best way , you'll always find helpful chaps willing to teach you , I'm trying to get my clubs committee to run some ft starter days were newbies can learn the ropes from more advanced ft shooters
     
  7. mattyts

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    Clubs are the way to go but make sure you didn't email a dedicated FT club because there won't be much HFT there :rolleyes:

    HFT is cheaper but still some very expensive gear about...a full setup would probably be around £500 for everything,second hand.
     
  8. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    :eek: :boxing::yehright: :roflmao:
     
  9. nick2

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  10. mattyts

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    Was thinking along the lines of shorter ranges and no high mag scopes...cheaper to get started but I have seen some of the top spec HFT scopes :eek:
     
  11. Targetmark

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    I am a member at Wendover Air Rifle Club .If you fancy a trip over one sat morning for a look around and a plink use the contacts on Wendover ARC web page or chuck me a PM.
    Cheers
    Mark.
     
  12. Panther

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    Hi HFT and FT club not far from you - West London rangers meet In Harefield alternate Sundays next meet 23.03.14 we usually get there about 9.30am.
    bring a flask and a sandwich (no onsite catering)
    We are a friendly easygoing club
    visit the web site www.westlondonrangers.co.uk
     

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