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My first HFT attempt

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by Alex.B, May 27, 2014.

  1. Alex.B

    Alex.B Keyboard Hero

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    Well...wanted to try this HFT malarky to see what all the fuss was about :rolleyes: (here I go again !) . Saw the thread on the comp in Lincoln , hey how hard can it be me thinks (had a few beers at this point :eek:)

    So I have the scopion but didn't fancy taking the mag in and out between pegs so I'm left with the 22 ultra mmc , that will do me thinks. ............ more beer drunk ....... I could really do with a 177 single shot for this hft thing (this is me thinking)....as if by magic up pops a S200 at a good price an local.........Convince SWMBO that she needs her own gun (she had had lots of wine by this point :D friday night thing)...

    Foward to Saturday morning and a meeting in Mcdonalds carpark in Newark (Thanks Dunks for meeting halfway:)) I now (sorry the Wife ) owns a very nice mk3 s200

    Back home the only scope I have spare it a Rihcter optic 3x9x50 ao which I took off my ultra due to it being a bit blurred :( but it would have to do. Chucked it on and had a quick zero in the garden was abit rushed ( relevent the rushed bit later) as had lots of chores to do to get a day pass for Sunday......

    Sunday morning..... few more pellets down the garden and load the van with the ultra as a back up , Arrived at Lincs Hft club what a nice bunch they are too:up: . Spotted the chrono so asked for a check and it was a bit down at 9 ftlbs but was still blooming accurate (even with blur scope ) sod it go for it .

    First 10 went really well 8 kills and 2 plates (just on edge of kill) from then on it went down hill when i missed the close one in the hedge and hit the branch:eek:.

    Ended with a score of 42 in last place :(

    Now for some excuses .
    1) never really shot laying down before and found it bloody awkward !!
    2) scope was blurry unless i got my head just right
    3) I needed to spend more time with a new to me gun :D

    And ....... not rush fitting a crappy scope and forgetting to tighten up the bolts on the mounts where they attatch to the gun ! As i found out when I went Wragby yesterday to get a new scope fitted and he undone them with his fingers !!!!!!:oops:

    Right , I'm ready for any advice on how to shoot prone and it not be uncomfortable, any advice on any more add ons to the rifle that will help and any advice in general on hft .

    Power issue is sorted for now @10.5 with aa fields :) which is enough ?????

    Thanks fo reading
    Alex
     
  2. Andy_J

    Andy_J Replica Airgun Enthusiast

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    At least you had a go Alex........again. ;) Second time did it feel any better?

    Andy
     
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    Hi Alex,
    Get yourself a decent shooting mat, makes prone a lot more comfortable.
    Warning HFT can become addictive. (42 not a bad score for 1st time out)
     
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    With the weather we have at the moment my 'must have' is a decently set of waterproofs. Realised their importance when shooting prone at Bisley and my pants filled up with water:D
     
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    Good first score. I have trouble prone as I have a level 2 fusion on my spine so lost a lot of flexibility and I always ache after a comp. Try laying at an angle to the target; I like to lay at a 45 degrees which I find more comfortable than head on.
     
  6. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    as mick said, that an't a bad first score tbh, and hft is like pringles ,once you pop you can't stop :D
     
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    LOL , i will be sticking with the s200 and will not be buying another gun ................................................................

    Now she is not looking where is that Steyr site :D
     
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    That wasn't really a propper go, as we only did a few and i did them standing ,
     
  10. Picklehoffer

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    Did my very 1st HFT outing on Monday.....the competition course was still set out at Pontefract Air Rifle Club. With a few pointers from one of the lads, I managed a 46. Now I'm completely addicted!
     
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  13. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    sounds funny , but save your money and buy a range or aim shooting matt, your soon get feed up with trying to lay that flat and straight on the floor one handed, slight amount of wind and your be F-ing like a trooper, plus its to narrow and as you roll it up both side become muddy, totally useless :(

    and dry lol ;)
     
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    Picklehoffer Ministry of Foolishness

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    Indeed you are correct sir, but I intend to cover mine in 1000 denier PU backed synthetic canvas fabric so it will last forever! ;)

    You never know, if I can make it cost effective, I may even add them to the MiY KIT stock list. They're guaranteed to be cheaper and better built than anything equivalent on the market!
     
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    Watch this space my friend ;):D
     
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    Mats are for girls that do YOGA!:D
     
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    i like girls that do YOGA - mmm flexible;)
     
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    If you run 3 plastic bars along the underside it should be rigid but still fold down
     
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    or cut it into three pieces and then encase each piece in cordura and join together. Be like a rangemat then
     

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