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What Size Scope For Hft

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by Bomber1961, May 30, 2019.

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  1. Bomber1961

    Bomber1961 Man of Kent

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    Can I get some advice on the best size scope for hft please,
    I’m thinking of giving it a go ,
     
  2. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    In HFT you cannot adjust your scope once you start the course, so many people use around 10 or 12 magnification and a lower sized objective lens like a 42mm or similar as it give a greater depth of field, so your targets stay in focus for more of the range from 10 to 50m+

    Based on that and to give some flexibility for other uses I'd look at something like 4-16x42, or a 3-12x36 or similar depending on budget.

    James
     
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    If you have an HFT club near you I'd recommend visiting and looking through a few scopes to get an Idea of what might suit "your" eyes. :up:
     
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    Ah, the Holy Grail of HFT questions (well apart from what's the best pelllets to use, and what's the best rifle ;)) It really comes down to personal choice, what may suit one shooter may not suit another.

    You will find a plethora of different types of scopes being used on the HFT circuit, from scopes costing £100 - £2000 :eek: and scopes with objective lenses fron 24mm (3-12x24 Viper connect) to a Aztex 5.5-25x50 ffp, and people shooting on 6x magnification to 12x magnification, it really is a bit of a minefield of a question.

    As a general rule of thumb a fixed 10x42 type of scope is seen to be the middle ground....10x magnification with a parallax setting of about 25-27y and a 42mm objective will give you a decent all round set-up... but (yep there's the but) it really, really comes down to what works for you, what retaclue, magnification and objective as everyone's eyes are slightly different.

    The best bit of advice has already been given, get along to your nearest air rifle club and look through as many scopes as you can, or go to an HFT event and take a look at what is being used.

    Some of the best shooters in HFT use some of the cheaper end scopes.

    ATB
    Mike
     
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    I’ve tried a few since I started hft last year, had optisan eve/evx 3-12x44 and they were nice but I now use the viper connect 3-12x32 on all my guns, just helps me get a nice consistent head position and the blur on 10x helps with my rangefinding an awful lot. But, as above, try and get a look through as many scopes as poss. I see loads of different scopes at the hft events I go to. No real hard and fast rules and everybody is different. But you will love them, they’re great craic.
     
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    Bomber1961 Man of Kent

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    Thanks guys for The info I have a 3-12x50 so that might be ok I’ll give it a go
     
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    jps norton One Hit Wonder

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    Smaller objective size the better in my experience and using 10x mag or less. :thumb:
     
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    Most important thing is to get stuck in whatever your kit, after a while if you enjoy HFT you’ll start refining your kit to suit you. :up:
     
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    Exactly mate
     
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    The other good thing about going along to some clubs is that there are always scopes being bought and sold that never make it as far as the internet. If people know you are looking theres a good chance you will find a good deal.
     
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    no country members Tooled up tool

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    So what's the rationale behind forcing you to shoot at a blurred out of focus target when a 2 second twiddle would bring it sharp for you? it's not like they need to stop unfair advantages by limiting the use of high end scopes as these days you can get some really impressive glass for not much Wonga.

    I have thought about having a bash at HFT but some of these oddball sounding rules put me off a bit.
     
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    Twiddling the scope would allow you to range find. Then shooting 8-45 yards isn't overly difficult (especially as you remove parallax issues at the same time). So now you probably have to move the targets out further to make it more difficult again. Then you've just got another version of FT.

    Not sure why this rule would put you off giving it a go. It's the same for everyone.
     
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    Could you put a lens cover with a hole cut it on the scope objective to give a greater depth of focus, rather than buying a smaller scope?
     
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    Not allowed under UKAHFT rules.
     

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