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Question Money no object HFT Scope & Gun

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Count Jedi, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Count Jedi

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    Hi There,

    Just a question, I went on my first HFT shoot last week and I will be honest even though I looked like I had had a mud bath after, what a great morning I had. This got me thinking more and more If money was no object, what would be peoples preferred gun and scope be for HFT.

    I was talking to a chap today who shot FT and his scope was £700 ish (Big Nikon?) which I thought was expensive, he smiled and said you can pay a lot more than that....thus my question.

    Cheers
     
  2. OzzyJ

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    Anschutz 9003 with a schmidt & bender on top:D Not much change from £5K
     
  3. milek

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    I have what I think is my ideal setup (Ripley) but if I had to have another it would be a TM1000 and a Panorama 4-12x40 EVIRAO MAP6A.
     
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    Schmidt and bender won't get you much change from £2500 , you can pick up a used big nikko for about £500
     
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    ANSCHÜTZ 8002 and the highest spec Schmidt and bender scope on titanium mounts :D

    And some nice engraving on the action etc.
     
  6. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast, HW97, K98 owner

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    Many HFT shooters on the circuit have succumbed to the old "must have the best gear" option. Money does buy you a certain level of consistency. But a reasonable score can be had with just about any PCP air rifle and a scope costing £140 quid or thereabouts. Some top shooters have won with this kind of equipment against others that have thrown money away trying to improve their shooting or attempting to keep up with the Jones's.

    For me personally, I could afford to buy just about any rifle scope combination but I prefer a nice looking sporter air rifle, single shot and a nice half or normal mildot scope. I ain't won any championships but then again, those that have are not on the news at ten or famous in the world making large amounts of cash. HFT is about fun and having some good natured banter and a great laugh. The serious shooters can stick to Field Target. HFT for me is a pastime for fun.

    So to answer your question, for me personally, if money was no object, A nice GML 400 in a walnut sporter stock topped with a Bushnell elite 3200 10x40 scope. :);)
     
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    Thanks Andy, that was my view of my first shoot i.e. fun and a good laugh and no one (I don't think or noticed) took it to seriously which was right up my street.
     
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    The winner at our local comp tomorrow will be........ me with an Ultra & Viper Connect!
    That should wind you other feckers up haha.
    Are you in tomorrow Andy?
     
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    Your MTC VIPER should be ok for HFT. Atb Paul
     
  10. Pidlar

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    Have you mothballed the Steyr Nick?
     
  11. nick2

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    Just having a little modification Stu, hope to get it back by the end of the month.
     
  12. Darren Petts

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    I've had many scopes and guns. The S400 and S200 are easily capable of competing with guns costing thousands of £££. Any extra £££ are only well spent on a custom stock that fits well. As to scopes I have preferred a 3-12x44 SR6 Hawke over scopes at the thick end of a grand. Money-no-object doesn't equal spending loads. Spending more can equal worse.
     
  13. Wild Bill

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    You weren't bragging either Nick. Well done pal. :up: Great shooting.

    Me, well I shot like Chimpanzee with no head that had just had his arm chopped off. Sheeeeeite. :D
     
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    Thanks Andy, good to know the Ultra is still competitive.
    Did you do any better second time round once you got your scope sorted.
     
  15. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast, HW97, K98 owner

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    No I didn't do much better. Still not holding the zero. Went round with my springer after that and did much better. :eek:
     
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    Is this the new 20mm front objective Viper Connect? i really want to try one as they seem right up my alley i love good small front objectibe scopes.
     
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    The one that I used today was the old 32mm one Akita, I do have one of the new 24's. The depth of field on the 24 is greater than on the 32, giving me a clearer view on the closer targets.
     
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    Shot A TM1000 at our club in www.kinverarc.co.uk today awesome was in a nice grey laminate stock. It will be there next week as well if you want a feel.
     

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