FT advice for new starter

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by MarkZenEV2, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. MarkZenEV2

    MarkZenEV2 New Member

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    Hi everyone, just started FT shooting as part of NFTC, entered a couple of comps all ready. Got a reasonable set-up in EV2 Zenith and Sightron scope etc. What advice could you give me with regards to breathing etc, partically on standing shots, seem to be moving around quite a lot. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Brian.Samson

    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

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    Eyup Mark

    Welcome to the forum bud. To be honest, advice on technique on a forum isn't going to help you much. It's best if you can get an established shooter to have a look at your position and give you some pointers. After that it's just practice, but it does help alot if you get some 1 to 1 coaching first so you know what changes to your technique that you need to practice.

    Have a word with Berty (Mark Bassett) and see if he can give you some standing tips, he helped me out a fair bit with mine.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZP1neeD9h8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiPzJrANAQA
     
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    Yorkshiretea B Grade Bandit

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    Agree with Brian, I'm also getting and asking for help with mine but even after a year I still find them hard but they are getting better, there's no short cut really and it takes loads of practice.
     
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    Damo1 version 2.0

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    Join club
    Seek out best shooters
    Listen and watch
    Practice
    Knock over tin chickens ( this bit can be tricky )
    Pose for camera

    Have fun ( very important )



    Get a lot of grief on all the above steps and much more when you get home from a shoot
    ( most important )


    Disclaimer :
    I must hasten to add I am rubbish at ft and my advice should be ignored at all times .
     
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    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    Mark,
    you have an excellent FT Standing coach in Berty helping you, (he probably feels guilty for selling your that duff Zenith lol.)
    Saying that I think he missed a couple of standers today, but then most did!

    However, today's standers were to a Hard standard:)
    I knew the course would not have much wind, so the Standers were set to sort the scores out.
    Only Target that stopped Doz (Great shooting) of a clearance was T 19, stander.
    As it happens, that was the most missed target today with 24 of the 35 entries missing it..

    Indeed, top 5 missed targets were:
    T19 Stander @ 38 y x 24 missed
    T 20 Stander @ 45 y x 21 missed
    T4 Sitter @ 55Y x 18m missed
    T22 Stander @ 33 y x 17 missed
    T 21 Stander @ 27 y x 115 missed

    So, as you can see, standers are not easy for anyone, mostly!

    Practice, practice, practice. Take Berty's advise, back to practice.
     
  7. MarkZenEV2

    MarkZenEV2 New Member

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    Thanks for all the advice lads, much appreciated. Yes fair play, Berty has been excellent with me, since I started shooting. Bit frustrating lately though, with not being able to shot at the ground, hopefully all will be resolved shortly though. Then it will be practice, practice, practice.
     
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    Hi Mark,

    There is usually 20 targets out every Sunday at Blaenau Gwent, pop over we usually have a few visitors from Nelson.

    Someplace to practice and chat for an extortionate £2 for a pop.

    As for Berty and Doz just watch, listen to their tips and you'll learn they are both mega helpful l

    Bri
     
  9. MarkZenEV2

    MarkZenEV2 New Member

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    Hi Bri, yes I shot there about 1 month ago, the 20 shot course up in the woods, thoroughly enjoyed it. The lads in the club were most welcoming too.
     
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    Always a welcome at BG, probably be in the field this week with the weather

    Bri
     
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    john0neuk Well-Known Member

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    have a read of the updated BFTA manual

    Hi
    The updated manual is a good read it was re written by Maestro on here - Andras did a good job and the pics help a lot.
    The rest is your finding your natural point of aim, building the platform and repeat again and again and again - then all you have to worry about is breathing, trigger control, the effect of wind on your body etc.

    Kr
     
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