Bullpups for HFT?

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  1. cb2591

    cb2591 Member

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    As the title suggests.
    I assume bullpups
    are not really suitable for HFT ?
    Would that be fair?
     
  2. Shortshot

    Shortshot New Member

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    I can't see why not, they seem to be the latest fad but when it comes down to it they are just a airgun and as long as it's accurate and can be used in single shot mode, so yes I expect to see them creeping in with hamsters and other mods.
     
  3. cb2591

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    They seem to have high scope rails which will effect prone shooting,maybe lol.
     
  4. tugg

    tugg itchy trigger finger

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    a high scope rail if it gives you over 2" between centre of barrel and centre of scope is gong to give you a disadvantage on sub 20yd aimpoints.
     
  5. skires

    skires Well-Known Member

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    People have used them in FT for many years.

    B***er ... read the title before posting.:D

    Er ... HFT ... Weight will be further back and, in my opinion, better balanced ( especially for smaller shooters ), on standers and kneelers.

    Yes the scopes may be higher. You just learn your aim points.

    This can be an advantage, not a disadvantage, if the shooter is not great at ranging at longer HFT ranges, but very good at sub 25 ranges. The high mounts, and bore to scope distance, mean the aim points are closer together at the longer ranges. So you may get the distance wrong between 40 and 45 yard targets and still knock them down.

    The payback, as Tugg says, is there is more holdover at sub 20 yard targets. That's ok if you are good at ranging close distances. You just learn your aimpoints at the closer distances.

    I shot HFT with high mounts. Once I'd learned the aim points it's fine. I had a 35 yard zero and my close zero was around 17/18 yards. Below 17 yards the holdover obviously gets bigger and bigger ... but once you've learned the aimpoints, and I found ranging below 20 yards easy, it's no problem.

    Some won't like it as there are 15mm kills down to 13 yards and they like to set up the kit so you can aim bang on for all 15mm kills. You only get 15mm kills prone. So, once you've learned to range accurately below 20 yards, you shouldn't have a problem aiming and hitting 15mm, HFT prone, under 20 yards. You still don't have to range them within a yard. You can be slightly out. At these close distances, HFT prone, you should be getting just ragged hole size groups. So you do have some room for error, even with a 15mm kill.

    To be honest, and I'd have to check ( not shot HFT for a long time ), but I don't think I was out of the kill on 15mm, even at 13 yards ( top of kill ), so it's not that big of a problem. Below 13 yards and the kills are 20mm minimum. You miss 20mm under 13 yards because you don't know the aim points of your kit or you can't see them. If you know your aim points and you can see them and you are missing 20mm, HFT prone, at 12 yards and under ... do something else.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2015
  6. valboskie

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    A few people in the sarpa league shoot fx bobcats and do quite well.
    Very accurate guns
     
  7. jedi020

    jedi020 Red Dwarf

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    Take a look at results, that alone will tell you what works well with the shooter.
     

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