HFT FT the difference

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  1. Aimless Airgun

    Aimless Airgun New Member

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    Sorry you must be getting bored with newbies asking stupid questions, Like this one. What is the actual difference between FT and HFT shoioting. I am new to shooting and am interested in taking up the outdoor target shooting, but wondered what the difference is.:eek:

    Thanks
     
  2. raisedbybrocks

    raisedbybrocks New Member

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    Well hello there.
    FT is shot 8 - 55 yards in normal FT you are allowed to use the focus on the scope to range find the target. This works better at higher magnification, therefore the huge scopes. The range is then dialed in on the turret or you use the reticle to aim off.
    All alterations to the scope/butt hook etc adjustments are allowed
    Most of the course is shot from the FT sitting position/You can shoot prone if you prefer. Except positionals, unsupported standers and kneeling position.
    Kill sizes are 40mm and 20mm
    Standers and kneelers can be placed to 45 yards
    Targets are placed in pairs, each pair is a lane. Each lane is to be shot within a 2 minute time limit

    There is also SFT which is a bit of a crossover between FT and HFT shot with a maximum of x12 mag. Same ruleset as FT but no alterations to the scope allowed once you sit down to shoot the first target of each lane.

    Full rules can be found at the BFTA website, as well as set up guides for equipment.

    HFT to UKAHFT Rules is shot 8-45 yards
    No adjustments to the scope or gun are allowed. So most use 8-10 magnification with a focus set to see targets from 8-45 yards.
    Sitting is not allowed, most targets are shot prone, off a peg, or at least you must be touching the peg
    There are positionals, un supported stander, supported standers where you may use a tree or such to steady your aim, and kneeling shots.
    Courses are 30 shots with only 1 target per lane. Each lane to be shot within 2 minutes.
    Basically in HFT you must learn to range find by eye and learn your trajectory to aim off for distance.
    Full rules found on the UKAHFT website.
    In both sports you will find much enthusiasm for beginners and plenty of people to show you the ropes and sort out your kit etc.
    Have fun
    Will:)
     
  3. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Get yourself along to The Greyhound Club in Coventry mate they do HFT and knob twiddling there:D:D
     
  4. Aimless Airgun

    Aimless Airgun New Member

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    Thanks Guys.

    A wonderful explanation from raised by brocks clear and I now understand the difference:)

    As for the invitation from Jagxkrs, would love to come down to Greyhound, but the website has been hijacked by a computer company and I was not certain of the times etc. I was going to emial from their site to see if they would accept such a duffer as me.:confused:

    I also need to purchase a kit, which might well be friday of next week :shot:

    Thansk guys
     
  5. Darren

    Darren New Member

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    Why not get down to the club before you buy a load of expensive kit? That way you can get a better idea of the differences between HFT and FT, decide which one you're more likely to be interested in and get some good advice on suitable kit. If you don't really know which discipline you want to take up and don't know what equipment is going to work best you could end up buying the wrong stuff.
     
  6. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    We'll take anyone at the Greyhound bud. The clubs open 7 days a week and closes when it's dark.;)

    Ryan
     
  7. Aimless Airgun

    Aimless Airgun New Member

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    Thanks to Darren and Ryan for some excellent advice - may try to pop up tomorrow morning. if I can find you :confused:
     
  8. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    I'll be at Fort tomorrow buddy for their Help For Heroes shoot, however if you ask for John or Simmo they'll see you right. If you can get in the week or next Saturday we can sort a meet out if you fancy?:)
     

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