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Understanding hft

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Spewy, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. Spewy

    Spewy Donator

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    Never done it
    sounds a good way for me and my son to enjoy a day out.
    if there is a fun comp
    .177 pcp?
    .22 pcp?
    .177 spring?
    .22 spring?
    so you need to chose obviously
    do clubs have these courses set up to have a go or are they just prepared for comps?
    .177 be the easiest to use because of trajectory?
    .22 harder because of trajectory?
    just a few questions:)
     
  2. simonc_here

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    We've all started somewhere!
    sounds a good way for me and my son to enjoy a day out.
    if there is a fun comp
    It is a great day out normally, in the winter it can be cold, wet and frustrating! :)

    .177 pcp?
    .22 pcp?
    .177 spring?
    .22 spring?
    so you need to chose obviously
    Yep, you can start with anything .177 pcp is probably the most competitive, but also slightly easier to get better scores from the start.

    do clubs have these courses set up to have a go or are they just prepared for comps?
    Some clubs will set up a course every week just for the fun of it, some may not.

    .177 be the easiest to use because of trajectory?
    .22 harder because of trajectory
    it's more that you have to be able to judge the range better if you are using .22 as if you are a yard out at 44 yards, you will probably miss the kill with a .22



    Simon
     
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    I dont understand hft either, and I've shot in three world championships!
     
  4. Spewy

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    There's athe scottish hft comp at ayr soon I think so be good to watch the pros if it's a spectator sport
     
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    Good insight to hft I've never done it despite shooting for years
     
  6. Spewy

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    Think I'll buy a few targets for me n my pup to try out at our perm for some fun.what is the usual kill zone size on hft target??
    thanks
     
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    Polo mint holes:p
     
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    It's a great sport I've been hooked on it for about six weeks, but I'm lucky having a HFT coarse 2 mins from home every Sunday morning, hope you find one youll love it, atb.
     
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    we do one at the forum meets and i only hunt but for those couple of days its great fun the banter part of it is the best
     
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  12. Spewy

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    Thanks guys your very welcoming with info.ill try and read up a bit on it.single shot trays and all the basics.i might be home for the forum meet so see if school will let my boy of on the Friday as I'm not driving Friday night after school I drive that road Plymouth to dumfries a lot in the summer and fridays are a nightmare.tent,fish,scallops for the barby surely get me a late entry if I make it
     
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    If you find anything decent locally let us know please :)
     
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    Dude, get yourself on a plinking range and learn distance and your milldots, but most of all, enjoy it..
     
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    Thanks I'm going to go to ayr shooting club when I'm home for a day see what it's all about and have a go see how much fun it is
     
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    @nik2 thanks for link
    brilliant read and all the info
    ready when I'm home to take my son and have a go sure we will have plenty banter between us we alway do to some peoples misunderstanding of our banter
    thanks
     
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    Ive just been to an introduction to ft looks fun although I couldn't hit a barn door lol
     
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    Hft is addictive, good fun and seriously challenging at times.

    Ive shot HFT with .177 springer, .177 pcp, .22 springer and .22 pcp, (oddly in that order too!) and for me I feel .22 pcp suits me best. Its something you can play with it. Get stuck in and have a go :)

    Sean
     
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    I took wrong Gun my 410 sprung a leak so had to use my ratting gun far to small to use
     

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