Challenge FT/HFT

Discussion in 'Steyr' started by tworods, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. tworods

    tworods Member

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    Apart from the stock and price between these two rifles. Can anybody point out any notable differences.
     
  2. Mr Blonde

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    The action is identical if that is what you are getting at?

    The difference is all in the stock configuration to suit the different shooting disciplines. The main difference is the palm rest, butt hook and rail.
     
  3. sportsmatch

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    And barrel length
     
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  4. tworods

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    Thanks for the replies. Sportsmatch comments on the different barrel length. I have been shooting for a while but never really considered the barrel length. Does this make much difference to accuracy/consistency.
     
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    Remember sum moron at my club stating the reason a longer barrel is more accurate is because its closer to the target...
     
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  7. BDL

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    I had a long barrel and chassis Steyr FT, didn't like the balance so had it shortened. There isn't any difference in accuracy between what it was like and what it is now like.
     
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    The FT has the newer better back end. Completely worth the extra money regardless of discipline, you'd regret not having it once trying it.
     
  9. tworods

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    Thanks for the information it helped to confirm my initial thoughts on which to purchase. Today I went to my local dealer and ordered the FT
     
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  10. Mr Blonde

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    Good choice mate, you wont regret it...

    Happy shooting...
     
  11. mpr

    mpr might not remember

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    So I am a bit slow.
    So if you shoot hft you buy hft.
    And then the last option shoot ft buy ft?
     
  12. mpr

    mpr might not remember

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    You can use hft set up ft.
    But not ft in hft .So hft the best buy if you not sure
     
  13. frank

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    You can use a hft or an ft rifle for either as long as its set up for that discipline,
    the important thing is it fits the shooter
     
  14. mpr

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    Yes true but money on the set ups is a lot on ft. Butt hooks one hamster on a massive scale.
    Just saying that if he is not sure the hft set up can do both on a budget.
    Used mine a few time in ft.
    Got some 3rds in the tail end class
     

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