Hft pistol

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  1. Herbie von der Stein

    Herbie von der Stein New Member

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    Advice. The best pistol for hft
     
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    Steyr Evo, I have the LP50, but for HFT there is no advantage in having a 5 shot mag fed gun.
     
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    What power is your steyr putting out
     
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    It's easily adjustable, so in theory anything legal, in practise I've it set around 4.5fpe as I get more shots and only shoot to about 20m max.

    I can do 80 shots on the course before I need to swap cylinders, and this is the "compact" version:

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    Going to start saving my penny's me thinks
     
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    Can you single pellet load or do you have to use the magazine
     
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    A number of my club members use hw44 with some success
     
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    You have to use the mag, but you can just load one pellet and it's super repeatable, a perfect fit. In practice for the course we shoot for fun we load 4 at a time as we shoot two shots at each target as there are two spinners per post, it just makes easy counting although we still end up blank firing :oops:
     
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    Steyr also make single pellet mags for these.
     
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    Ok thanks
     
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    LP50 was my first 'proper' target pistol when I started around 2015. Gave the RCO a shock at Bisley with it when they realised I was shooting with the 5 shot mag even though I was lowering it between shots. I then went to the single shot mag and carried on. Left the firing point in about 23 minutes IIRC (for a 60 shot course of fire). Didn't win on the day but made it to the national final there all the same! I shoot the Steyr Evo E now and I've slowed it down a tad to about 30 minutes now!
    I've never shot pistol HFT, got some knockdown targets I could put up in the garden. Anyone got a link to a set of rules/ranges?? Also is it always shot with optics? Open sights I'll be sorted at 10m and 20 yards :)
     
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    Thanks for the info. I'll have to save a bit longer and get one. Waste of time buying a lesser pistol and then having to upgrade to a steyr later
     
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    I just do it with the wife for fun, only rules are basic, one shot per target and no leaning on anything. On the last outing I done the course 8 times over two hours and got 6 x 18/20, 1 x 19/20 and 1x 20/20, the range varies from about 4m to about 20m with most around the 15/18m mark. It's just casual fun for me, I'm sure with a bit of pressure it would see me losing another couple of point per round if watched :oops:
     
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