HFT Novice to Ninja

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Brian.Samson, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Brian.Samson

    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

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    I'm starting to write a series of articles which will eventually build up to form a sort of manual for HFT. Along the way, I'll update the rangefinding manual I wrote about 5 years ago now.

    The first article in the series which I've given the tongue in cheek name of HFT Novice to Ninja is a Scope setup manual for HFT. Done in a similar vein to the FT Scope Setup manual. (I've also nicked a couple of paragraphs and a couple of illustrations from that manual).

    You can read the first article in the series here : HFT Scope setup guide

    Have a read through and let me know if I've made any mistakes or missed out something important.

    Thanks
    Brian
     
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  2. Ian H

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    Great Job Brian I might have to have a re-think. :)
     
  3. Dazzzle

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    Well written article bound to be of benefit
     
  4. Kingplinker

    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    Excellent Brian as always , clearly laid out and easy to follow for both new and old shooters alike .

    atvb

    Dave
     
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    looks good... making it sticky :)
     
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    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    :eek: disgusting :p
     
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    very good brian,i think alot will learn from trigger technique and breathing properly
     
  8. Brian.Samson

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    Thanks Rob

    The section on optical centring the hard way might be sketchy/wrong because I've never actually used that method myself, the mirror method has always worked for me in the past. That's the way Dick Thomas from Premier reticles told me to do it and I've stuck with that method ever since.

    I'm sure Wayne Hudson (Anston founding member and author of the FT setup manual) won't mind me pinching the HFT relevant bits out of his original work, but if anyone know's his email address could they let me know so I can drop him a line please.
     
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    LANKY MK this **** is killing me.

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    Great article Brian look forward to reading more :). nice to find Anston new website aaswell.

    Mark
     
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    I remember when I first started competition shooting - it probably took me 3 months of practice twice a week to get it anywhere near right and it's something I have to re-visit from time to time when I start shooting like a muppet :)

    I'll probably borrow most of this section from the BFTA Training manual and throw in what I can remember from "Ways of the Rifle" (I don't have a copy of that book anymore, but it's an excellent read if you can filter out the things that don't apply to HFT/FT)
     
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    Nice one Brian, any chance of putting all the mill dot zeroing targets up in pdf please mate. I can't get on the old website any more!

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  12. Brian.Samson

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    Ooops sorry Si, didn't see your post until this morning.

    I've put a new page up on the Anston site with all the ranged targets on it from 8 yards to 55 yards just for you mate.

    HFT zeroing and practice targets
     
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    Hi Brian
    I have just finished reading your fascinating and incredibly informative article on range finding in HFT.
    I'm old in years , but a complete novice in HFT having just joined a local club (NASGARC) (scotland).
    Is there a format for printing out a data free copy of the butler creek insert you use , into which i could input my data as i have an air arms sl510 which is .22 calibre .
    Would it be difficult to transcribe the data format from a mildot scope to a sr6 reticle scope my scope is a hawke tactical ir 4.5-14x38
    Thank you
    Bill
     
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  14. Brian.Samson

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    Hi Chaps

    Sorry I haven't updated this series for a while, I haven't shot an HFT comp for a while now and due to a recent back injury I haven't been doing a lot of shooting at all lately.

    On the plus side, I have had a bit of time to sit down and write some more stuff - I've just added a new article on how to use my ranged mildot targets :-

    > Zeroing your scope for all ranges <

    and I'm currently working on the next article which will be all about how to range find in HFT using your parallax.

    Dunno how relavant this is now days as I haven't shot in an UKAHFT events for a while, but I've got some time on my hands and I noticed that the range finding manual I wrote years ago still seems to get plenty of downloads - it's about time I updated it with some better methods and a bit more explanation.

    If I've missed out something or made any mistakes, please let me know

    Thanks
    Brian
     
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    Thanks Brian, your updates always make interesting reading
     
  16. Fat Pep

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    Thanks Brian...a great help for any novice wanting to try their hand at HFT
     
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    To be fair, this is the best guide I have ever read regarding how to set up a scope, time for a new printer cartridge methinks...........
     
  18. Brian.Samson

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    peterh Stoopit forriner.

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you.

    Great stuff!

    ... did I say thank you yet? No? Thank you!
     
  20. Brian.Samson

    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

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    You're very welcome, I think I'm long overdue for another article actually - I think it was due to be advanced prone.
     

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