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Advice Scope for FT/HFT AA FTP 900

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Count Jedi, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Count Jedi

    Count Jedi Donator

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    Hi

    Some questions...which I'm sure have been asked in the past but I'm getting some what confused which direction to go...

    Just wondering if I could have just the one scope to cover both FT & HFT or would it be advisable to have 2?

    What would be a decent scope for the gun up to max of £500 or £250ish if two are required. inc scope sizes and makes so I can try them out before I buy.

    Note I'm a newbie and at the moment not very technical, but picking it up.

    Cheers
     
  2. Andy_J

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    Difficult one this. I do not think any scope is available that would do the FTP900 service for both HFT and FT. Both are very different. For HFT I would go for Hawk TAC 30 or Bushnell Elite 3200 10x40 or an MTC Connect 3-12x32. For FT, it would have to be a big mag Nikko FT scope in my opinion. I love to see these big expensive rigs on the HFT scene though. It's ace when you beat them with a humble s400. ;) ;)
     
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  3. imorik

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    Only one scope I know of that will do both, and that is the Bushnell 8-32x40 elite mildot ret version .............if you can find one ;).
    Other than that it's a bloody mine field with rarely one scope being more suitable than another due to personal taste, variations in eye sight etc. Best to look through as many as you can and see which suits you best.
     
  4. Count Jedi

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    Trust me anyone could beat me with a pea shooter at the moment, but like they say practice etc, thanks for the advice.
     
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    You could try the 8.5-25x44 Hawke sidewinder Tac 30. Low profile enough for HFT reasonable enough mag for FT.
     
  6. stevemandm

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    matty has an mtc 8-32x60 viper on his mpr and its awesome - range finding great and accurate, and the clarity is unbelievable.
    but for a little bit more moolaah, i would suggest the falcon optics t50, a scope designed for both ft and hft http://www.gunmart.net/accessories_review/falcon_t50
    the falcon optics is the choice of a few of the top shooters on the circuit, so its a proven scope.
     
  7. Akita177

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    Your probly best to decide which discipline you want to do and buy a scope for that.
    Also for FT you will want to adjust the stock for fitment in the sitting posistion and HFT more for prone shooting scope hieght is usualy different aswell.
    I use to guns for each

    HFT S410 with rowen single shot adapter with a 3-9x40 panorama using low mounts.
    FT AR20 with a 10-50x60 scope.
     
  8. DS4

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    IMO one scope is not ideal for both HFT and FT. Some people swear that x32 mag is enough for accurate range finding, in my experience it is not but of course everyone's eyes are different, it might work for some.

    The Falcon T50 has already been mentioned and for under £400 brand new, it is good value and a pretty good scope. Flacon also do a fixed mag x35 scope which is cheaper and supposedly quite good but I haven't tried one so can't comment.

    I suggest that you could keep within budget if you went second hand. A 10-50 x 60 big Nikko should be around £300-£350 or of course the Falcon if you can find one. The remaining money could buy an MTC 10x44 Viper which is a popular HFT scope or any one of a number of popular HFT scopes either new or second hand.

    The FTP900 can be adjusted for both disciplines but in my view, you would have to be prepared to swap scopes.

    Most people have two or more rifles individually tailored to cover the disciplines. The FTP900 is a great rifle for both but is probably designed more for FT. HFT doesn't demand a dedicated target rifle so a second rifle for HFT would be a cheaper proposition.

    No man should have to live with only one gun.

    ATB Mark
     
  9. Akita177

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    Alot of effort can go into setting a FT scope up once done i wouldnt dream of keep swapping it around with a HFT scope.

    You could get a budget scope that you could sell close to what you bought it for, and start trying other shooters scopes when your at your club.
    though im happy using a cheap £30 fixed 4x32 hawke when shooting the HFT/SARC course.
     
  10. Darren Petts

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    You need to find a Burris 8-32x44RA either with a ballistic mildot reticle or be prepared to send it off for one. These are secondhand only now. Of all the scopes that's been through my mitts it's the only one that I can say is not a compromise for either discipline. The Bushnell comes close but is a compromise at FT. At 8x the lines come in perfectly at HFT distances on a "normally mounted" set-up using JSB.
     

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