HFT Scope recommendations

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by palmanda, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. palmanda

    palmanda Active Member

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    I’m thinking about having crack at this HFT malarkey and I don’t think my Big Nikkos will be much use.......so what scopes do you chaps recommend (on a budget, probably around £150-£200 mark)
     
  2. rubi-tong

    rubi-tong Bernies MY *****

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    I use an MTC Connect 3-12x24. I've started to use the blur as my range finding tool as my Mk1 eyeball is crap lol.
    Great DoF, looks weird though due to zero eye releaf and can be bought used for £160-180 mark.
    Add a 30mm ID carbon tube for your sunshade and your all set.
     

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  3. palmanda

    palmanda Active Member

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    I was looking at those strangely enough
     
  4. john

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    what you really need for the 24mm connect is a proper aluminium screw in sunshade;)
     
  5. rubi-tong

    rubi-tong Bernies MY *****

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    Or what John said ^
     
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  6. Dan Smith

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    Stop looking - for your budget you’ve spotted the best scope - go used ......
     
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    NB make sure you get SCB ( not AMD ) reticle
     
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  8. palmanda

    palmanda Active Member

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    can I ask why?
     
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    SCB reticule is better for ranging or bracketing also gives a bit better aim points on your reticule.

    No high magnification for ranging in HFT plus you have to aim off the kill in HFT vertically or horizontally so more information a reticule can give you the better.
    Also nobody has said about the connect it can be a marmite scope due to eye relief some poeple like it some don't also the glass quality was different from scope to scope maybe not now not shot a connect in a long time.
    So like everyone tells you try before you buy.
    There are a lot of them about to try.
     
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  10. madplinker

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    Also don't believe that you don't get parallax error with the connect yes the way it is set up minimises parallax error but you still get it.
    All scopes have it.
    Especially in HFT shooting when you cannot adjust your parallax.
    That statement same has gold stars don't take any wind.
     
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  11. Dan Smith

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    it’s the popular - preferred choice and much easier to sell if you ever decide to move it on....
     
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  12. palmanda

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    I definitely need to get a look through one that’s for sure, unfortunately no one at out club has one ....... bugger
     
  13. eggie

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    John bliss had one Paul on an fx wildcat. The chance of you and him being down the club at the same time are slim to none and if he's still got it
     
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  14. Remmington Wildhunter

    Remmington Wildhunter New Member

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    I love my connect as i where bins its great but the new mtc fixed 10 prismatic looks good for hft
     
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    I thought so too but I believe the RET is just standard mildot with a hash every 5th dot so not really enough aim points
     
  16. Cooper_dan

    Cooper_dan Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes standard mil dot is enough. Quite a few people using just mil-dot and preferring the simplicity of it
     
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  17. john

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    Yes I have a lightstream and 24mm Rhino so wouldnt really purchase another mildot only scope. I do think it is a shame that they dont have more RET options though the SCB2 RET is excellent and the connect is my go to scope but sadly I now have no adjustment left at the ocular so it will not be long before this scope becomes obsolete for me.
     
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  18. John Grundy

    John Grundy New Member

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    Currently using a connect 3-12x32

    But fancy trying the x24

    Or atom 10x30
     
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    Have alook at this
     
  20. rubi-tong

    rubi-tong Bernies MY *****

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    When's the Optisan available and do we know a price yet?
     

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