HFT range finding

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  1. Upshot

    Upshot New Member

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    Can anyone tell me if HFT rules allow a shooter to use bracketing data (kill size in mildots etc) in the prone position to determine range before taking the shot in the designated kneeling or standing position?

    Nev.
     
  2. Chris Coombes

    Chris Coombes The specialist

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    I can't see any problem with that,as long it's within your 2 minutes from the time you approach the lane.
    But I sure.One of the big boys will be along to put me straight.

    Chris
     
  3. Scooby

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    In UKAHFT there's no rule against doing it but you will soon run out of time trying it then getting into your shooting position & shooting the target all inside 2mins plus the targets you are talking about can only be 35yds max anyway.
     
  4. Chris Coombes

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    See I told you one of the big boys would be along.

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  5. rich

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    Quite common in FT for someone to tell their buddy they will sit to rangefind two standers, then stand to take them. All in two minutes. I rangefind the second target first, memorise the distance, then rangefind the first one, set the scope, stand and take the shot, then take the second shot after any scope adjustment - which of course would not be allowed in UKAHFT.
     
  6. Upshot

    Upshot New Member

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    Thanks for the responses, I think I could do it within the two minutes and I'm sure it would help me to confirm ranges of targets that are lurking behind tricky visual obstructions.

    The standard of shooting in HFT seems to be getting higher and I need all the help I can get:D

    Nev.
     
  7. raygun

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    Bracketing is fine.

    Until you come up against non-standard size face plates and irregular size kill zones :D

    Good luck anyway.

    ATB
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  8. speed

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    if its a stand or kneel, its got to be a max distance at 35 yards and most likely be a 35mm+ kill, does that even need range finding,
     
  9. DEAN C.

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    Bracketing is the least useful and least accurate method of rangefinding for me. and I only use it after trying at least three other methods as a last resort.
    What it will do is confuse you and slow you down, and you will rely less on your instincts.The only time I use it a bit more is for mixed FT/SFT/HFT 55 yard courses, and only if the targets are fairly standard.

    I shot better a few weeks ago on the Emley extreme when I didnt bracket at all. Maybe I should not do any braketing in future.:eek: :D:D
     
  10. Where's Molly

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    Its definitely possible to bracket the positionals in the manner prescribed as this is exactly what i do.
    Sometimes a clever course setter will put out a 34 yard stander that would otherwise look to the naked eye as if its 35yds, so its important to distinguish the difference.
    Once youve bracketed the the unknown kill size with obscured hinge then its just a matter of placing your 34yd aim point bang in the centre of the kill and squeezing the trigger.
    Also something thats often overlooked is the fact that kneelers and standers take no wind so its just a matter of getting the range bang on.
    hope this helps.
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    Well,thank Christ we havn't got a clever course setter,hey Ben :D:D
    Thanks for the wind tip though,no wonder I keep missing them positionals:eek:o:eek:o
     
  12. DEAN C.

    DEAN C. Steyr Convert

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    Smoke and mirrors is an often overlooked part of HFT!!!:rolleyes::rolleyes::eek:o:eek:o

    34 yards or 35 yards????? Really?:rolleyes:
     
  13. skires

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    It's also a big part of HFT to be able to recognise the p155 taking.:D:D:D
     
  14. DEAN C.

    DEAN C. Steyr Convert

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    I did! maybe I was too subtle for you .:D

    I was trying the no wind standing theory today and it works, well it did in Bolton clubs indoor range .:rolleyes: :cool::cool:
     
  15. Chris Coombes

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    My old mate Swede Head taking the pi$$ , no way :D
     
  16. skires

    skires Well-Known Member

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    I'm old. Lower your sights.:D:D:D
     
  17. mikeygasbag

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    Honestly Dean? :confused:

    I really think you should divulge, I didn't realise there were so many different methods of assisting range finding. PM me if you don't want to give away all your secrets on an open forum. ;)

    I usually stare at the target from the firing peg, make a decision and then shoot the target. That is, no doubt, probably why I miss so many! :eek:

    Mike.
     
  18. MickyFinn

    MickyFinn I❤HFT

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    Don't tell him Dean! He won't tell me all his secrets Mike :p He's even got a few tricks up his sleeve for Sightrons.
     
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  19. DEAN C.

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    I have been known to listen to the trees, and it works!:cool:
     
  20. valboskie

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    MickyFinn if you find out the sightron secrets pm please
     

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