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Question spicing up my air gun love life

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by airgunguy, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. airgunguy

    airgunguy Junior Member

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    I love air rifle shooting, but plinking get so repetetive!
    What can i do to spice it up? I would love to start competition (field target) shooting but dont know how to find out about competitions. Any advice on how to spice up my shooting experiance??

    Thanks guys
     
  2. mattyts

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    Join an FT club and prep your wallet :D
     
  3. yorkshireshoot

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    ^^ this ^^ when I got my rifle I thought I'd not really be that bothered for ft/hft but had a couple of goes and now it becomes an obsession , you'll always want to change something or think I can do better every time !
     
  4. airgunguy

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    Just emailed a FT club not too far from my house. This seems like a good route to take
     
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    Theyre a great place mate , think golf club where you change the Lexus' and Mercedes' for land rovers and bangers and the Pringle to camouflage !

    Oh and it's not full of d--ks !
     
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  6. mattyts

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    What gun are you planning to use for FT? Some of the kit is pretty expensive,HFT might be a little cheaper though.
     
  7. Accuspell

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    If you REALLY want to test your mettle, take on the FT course with standing shots ONLY. Don't worry about your score, just try to do better each time. I do nearly all my practise offhand - I got a double spinner off the chap who makes them on here. £5 well spent. You could, if you have a workshop, make one yourself out of a couple of old tea spoons, or just strips of steel twisted and hung from a bolt. Stick up anywhere on your permission, and try shooting it from different positions - take a mate and set it up for each other, like when they play bowls, they take it turns to roll the jack.
     
  8. Akita177

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    The Hammerli AR20ft is a fantastic starter FT gun as accurate as the top end stuff and they go for £300 second hand.
    The Winter leagues are a good way to get into FT competitivly as there held around your area but there just about over, our Midlands MFTA finishs this sunday.

    If your looking for recommedations for HFT/FT places to shoot you could ask on the shooting the breeze forum, and dont forget to see if theres any places that have a SARC course which for people with sporter rifles.
     
  9. airgunguy

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    I will only be able to use me TH78D at the min, and its just a chinese thing. But she aint too bad. I might need a better scope tho
     
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    I would usually say aslong as you can put out 1/2'' groups at the distance you plan to shoot at then it dosen't matter but something tells me the TH78D won't be able to do that :(
     
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    No **** lol....good luck wi that one..tbh I hav'nt seen anything like that on hft/ft scene...well in a mag I have, but not in real life..I get odd comment using a scorpion! And that's accurate
     
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    The Scorpion is alright...I guess :p
     
  14. airgunguy

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    Maybe ill get a job.... Save up £600+ quid and look for a second hand air arms EV2
     
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    It's an hft winner!! Just not wi me lol
     
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    Then u need a £700 scope on top lol....been there got the t shirt...if u fancy hft..an s200 and viper 10x44 will do..£300-350 all in 2nd hand
     
  17. airgunguy

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    I have a 3-9x40 scope, i wont use it for any comps of woteva but i can use it to get accurate with a scope
     
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    Although FT is relatively expensive, you can get a fully functioning FT setup for £400-700,it will be more than enough for a beginner..you don't need to spend 1000's to have a capable setup.

    Don't be put off by the big numbers and costs being thrown around in FT,I started off with a £300 PCP and an £80 scope and got on pretty well.
     
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    Yes for plinking it's ok...but plinking ranges have markers saying distances...ft/sft and hft don't...for ft u range via your scope..sft and hft it's all done by eye or bracketing...totally diff..
     
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    indeed I have had good scores with my scorpion and viper 10' but a dedicated ft rig moved my scores up a notch
     

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