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What Aim Points For HFT

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by Ashley.H, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Ashley.H

    Ashley.H Busy Member

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    Evening guys,

    Im going to be getting my HFT head on after xmas as ive asked for a new scope (Hawke Panorama 4-12 x 40 1/2 mil dot), so don't want to do to much until then with my current scope just plinking.

    Im going to set a zero of 25yds, just wondering what aim points to work out?, do I need to work out an aim point from say every 5yds from 10yds to 45yds or are there a handful that I can work out that will give me a good idea for the rest.

    Hope that make sense?

    Cheers,
    Ash
     
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    Hi Ash have you looked at chair gun mate ! That will give u a good idea of where ur aim points will be for your selected zero with your set up ! Then try them out on plinking range see how they work out. 8yYards to 45yards
     
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    I haven't but will download it and have a look, cheers
     
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    As mikmon said above for HFT you need from 8 yds to 45 yds if your working on a 25 yd zero i personally have the following points set up, 8,10, 15, 20,25,30,35, 40, 45 and play with your parallax as well to find whats comfortable as a general rule of thumb most people work from 23 to 27 yds with their parallax.

    You need to just experiment and find what works best for you but also note that when ranging real close or real far targets you can use the blur to help you range find. For me anything past 40 yds is slightly blurred which helps me when my eye is saying well it looks closer than 40. And anything closer than 15 starts to blur.
     
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    Same as this for me.
     
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    Normally I would offer some advice but on account that my shooting of late has been cack I'll just sit and read.
     
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    Stick to shooting down south, did very well last time mick.
     
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    I love to shoot springers. My aim points are generally either left or right of the kill zones. Hitting the yellow paint stops me having to embarrass myself by stopping proceedings when calling a Marshall to inspect a target.


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  9. Ashley.H

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    Thanks for the info guys, it quite interesting to see people use quite a few ranges between the 8-15yds mark, but I guess that's all still personal preference to some extent.

    Cheers,
    Ash
     
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    I use a Hawke Panorama 3-9x40, set to x6.5 mag and about 22 yards px.
    I've got my aim points written down at:
    5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 yards

    The zoom gives me enough width of view and clarity for hunting but still enough for HFT. The px blurs slightly at 40 yards, and is very blurred at 50 - again good enough for hunting as I can still spot with it at long range.
    It's well worth plugging different combinations into chair gun, working out what sort of trajectory curve you want at different ranges. I've got my zero at 29 yards, which gives me a very flat curve from 15 out to 35 yards which is where I mostly hunt.
    Set aside some range time to try different set ups, take a notebook and scribble things down and see what suits you best.
     
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    That would have been because of the fact that being close to or in Essex makes you a better shot ;) ....... sorry, a reemer shot innit....:D
     
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    One my Gold star i have a 10 x fixed sidewinder zero'd at 25 so all hold over from 8 to 45 yards, get your ret drawn up and on the range write down all of your aim points and just keep hammering the aim points till they are off pat...whoever pat is ;)
     
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    Im told 30 yards is best zero for HFT, at 30 the image is crystal clear and its not too hard to guesstimate 30 yards so anything closer is pretty much a dead on shot anything farther you need to range. Don't forget to check on your scope at what mag the mil dots read true. Have a look at Edgar Bros. Opti-Mate 10x42 its good for HFT.
     
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    How do I know at what mag the mil-dots are true, is it written on the scope? sorry if thats a silly question.
     
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    normally 10x
     
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    pat butcher lol best line in a soap ever ..... pat, pat....your`e a cow pat !
     
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    It's because you get a load of variation in the short ranges. My 8 yard aim point is 1.4 mildots, 10 yards is 0.9, 12 yards is 0.5.
    so even a yard out in range estimation can have you missing the kill, especially with the 15mm reducer targets they like to put out.
     
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    You don't!
    The manufacturer will list the "true at" magnifications, but it may not match up with your actual scope.
    Anston ftc have some downloadable targets which you can match your scope up with and will show you what mag is really true on your particular scope.
    http://www.anstonftc.co.uk/targets/
     
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    I actually looked at these last night at work and was going to use them to get my aim points :up:
     
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