Beginners FT scope

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Kingplinker, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Kingplinker

    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    Hi all

    I have decided that I am going to dedicate one of my guns to FT :eek: for occasional use only ;)

    Not looking to spend a fortune on anything but what sort of mag etc should I be looking out for , I know a few chaps who used ZOS scopes and whilst I know they are not Leupold optics I think something along those lines would be ideal .

    cheers

    Dave
     
  2. Ste Hughes

    Ste Hughes Daystate's whipping boy

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    zos will get your started for about £120 new i think

    2nd hand 10-50x60 nikko is tried and tested - come up now and then for 250 - but i doubt you would need to upgrade if you got the bug and you would get all your money back when you sell :)

    i'd go for the nikko :D
     
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  3. FUBAR

    FUBAR New Member

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    so whats with this sudden urge to do ft then dave ? just fancy a change ?
     
  4. Kingplinker

    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    Sick of HFT mate , well certain aspects of it anyway :D:D:D


    Ste Hughes - thanks for that , I have a rather nice old 6x56 Nikko I have kept and although not suitable the optics are stunning !

    atvb

    Dave
     
  5. FUBAR

    FUBAR New Member

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    what part of hft are you sick of dave .

    just tick the box below.

    moaning .:mad:

    bitching.:mad:

    backstabbing.:mad:

    cheating .:mad:

    moodyness.:mad:

    tantrums.:rolleyes:

    me :D
     
  6. Kingplinker

    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    No mate not you :D:D:D:D:D
     
  7. Mog

    Mog New Member

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    Don't think Dave goes in for cheating, but any of the others he's guilty of, well, I'm sure he can overcome them, with a little self-control. :p:D
     
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    Dave, there's an Mtc Viper 8-32 x 60 for sale at £260 on the BBS.........Sorry, forgot, you can't view that one, can you? :rolleyes::p:D
     
  9. FUBAR

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    i wasnt refering to dave mate just the other genral tossers that ruin it for everyone else.

    dave might be a ot of things:p but he aint no cheat :cool:
     
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    Gently now, set the drag, keep a bend in the rod, no slack line, now reel 'em in. :D
     
  11. FUBAR

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    bbs the totalitarian website for airgunners that do what there told :shot: and yes ive been banned :cool:
     
  12. steveggg

    steveggg Trainee Grumps

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    Dave,

    I shoot FT occasionally, at club level, and enjoy it.

    Best starter scope is generally the Big Nikko/Bsa, not the best optics, but they snap in and out of focus very well.

    Next would be FX - ZOS - JSR - MTC, going down in price, going up Leup - Nightforce - S&B.
     
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    how about a nikko nighteater or mtv viper, then you wont have to spend 600 plus on a decent scope
     
  14. martin c

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    surely not

    not winning you mean then :D:D:D:D
     
  15. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Big Nikko's are that idiot proof even I can use one to rangefind well.;) Buy a good second hand one and as long as you don't polish it you won't lose much when you sell it after getting bored!:D:p;)

    Ryan
     
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    Most of the shooters who start at our club use ZOS 10-50x56 or MTC 8-32. When they upgrade to a Big Nikko or an old Custom Shop their scores tend to go up. These are available second hand and can be re sold at little loss if you dont persur FT. I wouldnt recomend MTC or ZOS as it could be a false economy. Some ZOS perform very well but you may need to 5 or 6 to get a good one.

    I use the Bushnell 6500 4.5-30x50 which ranges perfectly, on a par with Leupold and Big Nikko. This could also be a decent HFT scope due to compact size and low mag range althoug I dont shoot HFT, the 2.5 - 16 wersion is popular in HFT.

    Who knows it may work well as a dual dicipline scope, somthing I have considered. Any comments from seasoned HFT shooters on this one.

    Jim
     
  17. RobF

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    Yep, i'd go with the false economy advice as well. A BSA/Nikko or a custom shop for £200 (deben, not hawke... or tasco or walther or hakko) will take you all the way... where as you might splash £100 on a zos etc but lose it when you upgrade. Get something 1/2 decent and it should last you for ever... perfect if your picking it up and down.

    I've had the leups for FT, and i've ended up with a cupboard full of custom shops. Optically they vary... rangefinding wise they are easy to learn. Got a couple of t35's which I haven't had time to play with much, but for a fixed 35x scope they take some beating, and only by a leup comp.
     
  18. Kingplinker

    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    Feel free to pass one over here mate ........... you can save postage if you send it with the badge too . lol :D:D:D

    Thanks , some good advice chaps:)

    Dave
     
  19. Charlts

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    Just a thought Dave, the rumour that shiny guns do better at FT isn't true!:p;):D

    Ryan
     
  20. Kingplinker

    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    Bugger it :( Looks like I will have to take up knitting with Mr Light then . lol

    Dave
     

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