HFT Novice to Ninja

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

  1. peterh

    peterh Stoopit forriner.

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    It wasn't my intention to hurry you up - I just found this the most informative, as well as the most mouth-watering, introduction to HFT I've read so far.

    When I was looking for an alternative to 10m Olympic (which I found utterly boring) in the late nineties, FT was the only thing I came across. Since in this country, we didn't have anything like it, or any history, we basically started out where the English started out in the '80's... a mix of springers and PCP's, most with modest scopes. With my Swift 6-24x50 scope w/ AO, I was among the more advanced (we had only one guy shooting a Premier'ed Leup, but he was constantly struggling with it).

    Before we knew it, we were sucked into the arms race as well.

    I like the almost thought- (and worry-) free, Zen-like precision element of FT (and I will actually shoot my first match in something like 10 years next weekend), but after reading your article, I really want to try my hand at HFT as well - you make it sound like it's not just eyeballing and lots of practice (which I like) but also cunning, which I like as well. To me, you make it sound like fun.
     
  2. 123mcmurray81

    123mcmurray81 New Member

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    Brilliant

    Brilliant guide just what I needed
     
  3. john79

    john79 JEDI

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    very good thread and load's of info
     
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  4. hagrid

    hagrid New Member

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    thanks

    just like to say thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge with others very helpfull
     
  5. kai2kick

    kai2kick New Member

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    Cheers Brian well thought up and easy to follow.
     
  6. Jas

    Jas One hit wonder

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    Like most of the replies on this post I'd like to say thanks as well Brian - fantastic treasure trove of information!
     
  7. Flynny

    Flynny New Member

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    Some brilliant info, most informative stuff I've found yet.
    Cheers
    flynny
     
  8. John p

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    Great read should help me loads:)
     
  9. Charlie 11

    Charlie 11 Member

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    Just found this article and it's a fantastic read. Thanks Brian for taking the time to make it available
     
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    Found this very helpful thanks
     
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    Cracking read.
     
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    Great read helps newbies out, really interesting and informative
     
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    And another thank you! I know it was all written a while ago, but it's all been really helpful.
    I've been to the range at Doncaster a few times. I might have to sign on to one of the novice to ninja courses soon.
     
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  14. Brian.Samson

    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

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    Coincidentally, I've just been running one of the Novice to Ninja training courses this evening - another 12 new HFT shooters joining the Donny Ninja's. :ninja:
     
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  15. Rotherham Owl

    Rotherham Owl Air Arms Poster Boy

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    You know that spring is here when the Donny Ninjas come out to play.
     
  16. Brian.Samson

    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

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    Donny Butterfly Ninjas :ninja:
    they only come out in the Summer
     
  17. Bensile

    Bensile Well-Known Member

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    I thought they were called ninjas as you never see them but they are always hiding near by.

    Hope to see them on the circuit. Or will I?
     
  18. Bensile

    Bensile Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you could start a competition. Where’s the Donny Ninja?

    Maybe even start a book with lots of different scenes and you have to find the Donny Ninja.

    They all have to be summer scenes though and no rain/wind/drizzle/mist/fog/below 30degrees/above 18 degrees. As these are improper conditions to allow a Donny ninja to hide properly.

    If the new ninjas are reading this you will gather that a bit of banter is the first requirement of hft.
     
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    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

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  20. stillwater

    stillwater Well-Known Member

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    Also don’t forget a Ninja has to be back for their dinner , it can be very daughting traveling shooting and then missing ones dinner
     
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