FT rig help

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by scutter, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. scutter

    scutter Aspiring to mediocrity

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    Hello All,

    As some of you may know, I am a HFT shooter through and through, however, I am going to be writing a few FT article for Airgunner in the coming months and I thought it would be a good idea to learn a bit about the sport before putting pen to paper.

    I am of the opinion that the best way to learn, is to get out there and have a go and with this in mind, I have got myself a FT rig. I have a Ar20FT and a big Nikko 10-50x60 mk111 (green turrets).

    So apart from the scope and gun and a bean bag what else will I need to shoot FT and what sort of zero would you chaps recommend?

    Thanks

    Gary
     
  2. Scoch

    Scoch HOW!!!

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    Pellets mate!!!

    Good Luck
     
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    scutter Aspiring to mediocrity

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    git.... :D:D
     
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  4. Scoch

    Scoch HOW!!!

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    I thought avoiding the zeros was the whole point of the thing!


    Im not really helping you am I, I think us jocks are just going to adopt you as our pet sassenach!

    Never cross a scotsman in print, we are devious!
     
  5. scutter

    scutter Aspiring to mediocrity

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    Have you seen the article yet?
     
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    Zero

    and what sort of zero would you chaps recommend?

    Thanks

    Gary[/QUOTE]

    I thought that the FT chaps dialed in on every target?

    Have you spoken to the lads at Springfield yet? They are all good blokes and may entertain you for a day if you asked really nicely..
     
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    scutter Aspiring to mediocrity

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    I think they adjust their parallax to range find, but I think they still use hold over and holdunder.
     
  8. Scooby

    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    The vast majority dial in the range after using the parallax wheel to range the target
     
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    Cheers Pete
     
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    Pile cream

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    The best and easiest thing to do is to come over to Springfield ARC with nick and dave . you can ask the questions and get the answers . try all the latest kit . without having to buy it . plus there is a permanent FT course out 7 days a week ??? HOLLY
     
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    May also be worth getting to the GP at Iceni in a few weeks time if you want to meet the cream of FT (and Holy) ;)
     
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    scutter Aspiring to mediocrity

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    I think Richard Woods is going to take me down to Springfield at some point. What I am trying to do at the moment is get a general idea of what I need for FT.

    I have the gun and the scope and I have seen how to take a sitting shot, but apart from that I know stuff all. I have been told that you can take shots prone, but you have to shoot off the elbows and you cant touch the peg, is that true?
     
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    Gary, if you want a cheat stick (extra leg rest) I'll bung the one I have in the post to you to have a try of.:)
     
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    Hi Gary,

    Just out of interest what angle is your article going to be coming from about Field Target Shooting?

    Personally I believe that ‘good press coverage in the mags about FT is a positive step forward.

    Would it be a good idea for you to shadow an experienced competitive FT shooter? Someone who has shot constantly for many years and has experienced the changes within the sport.

    Maybe they could offer some words of wisdom and advice from the point of how they started and have developed to their current high level of shooting.


    Gary what made you choose your FT rifle and scope with no previous experience, would you have just bought an HFT combo without trying different options first or is this the most popular kit for FT shooting?

    Atb,
    Justin
     
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    A spirit level.
    A feather on a string.
    As in HFT, a long list of excuses.

    :D
     
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    Oh ?

    Dear god this will take all night ? 1/ you . kit for you . good goretex boots with a low heel for sitters and a good pair of woolen socks . ( you wil be shooting for about three hours at a GP ) . a good pair of waterproofs , not to tight . a good fleece and a hooded sweatshirt ( to stop the sun bleeding down your scope ) a base ball hat with peak . a shooting glove for your gun hand . a decent pellet pouch for your pellets and your range lifts for your close targets . 2/ gun and scope . your rifle is your choice , but it must have weight to counteract the nerves and be the best you can afford . your scope likewise should strectch the pocket . check em out they go from about £250 up to three thousand pounds . you need high mag to rangefind on and clarity to see the dark targets .you have a choice between mil dots and dialing . dots are quicker but dialing is more accurate and gives you something to think about except . " i am gonna miss this long one and every body is looking " windicators , level bubbles , butt hooks , lifters and so on . like i say .come on down the club and we will run you through it , without you having to look like a wally ??? HOLLY
     
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    Hello Justin,

    The FT article will be part of the beginners guide series that will be starting in AG next month. I was sent the Ar20 and scope, because I will be reviewing them and using them as my FT set up.

    I like the idea of using a seasoned shooter and I will be interviewing Richard Woods who is a AA grade FT shooter and a team mate of mine at Maldon. The piece will be positive and I wanted to do it, as I have recently felt that I talk so much about HFT, it should be only fare to give FT some good press.

    Gary
     
  19. poison dwarf

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    It's about time the airgun mags had some comedy :rolleyes:
     
  20. fireblade

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    Would it not be better to use a current seasoned FT shooter to do the article instead of an HFT-er who will need to shoot FT for several years to get the experience so he can write about it?

    I'm just off now, got to tell Jeremy Clarkson how the new Aston Martin handles so he can extol it's virtues first hand :rolleyes:
     

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