HFT500

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by PA410goodshot, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. PA410goodshot

    PA410goodshot Member

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    I notice there is a few HFT500s for sale other than HFT would they be suitable for FT with the right scope on.
    Or would it be better to get a dedicated FT rifle if so need to save up a bit longer.
     
  2. Mel

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    I had an HFT500 when I started shooting and whilst it is a very good gun, I wouldn't say they're suited to FT. Mine was good up to about 48yds, but a bit rubbish over that. They're also harder to adjust in terms of getting the gun to fit you. You will also find people don't make things for them, like forends for example. Something like an FTP900 is far better suited to FT.
     
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  3. SamBro87

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    I really want a hft 500, what do they normally sell for second hand?
     
  4. Bezzer

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    Usually see them for £600-£800 secondhand sometimes more depends on how much they want to get rid or what planet they are on. It's a buyers market so you never know. Got mine for £500 6 months or so ago :)
     
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  5. SamBro87

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    That's a bargain, I'll give you £501 :)
     
  6. lrob

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    That must be the cheapest HFT500 in the Country, well done on that buy.
     
  7. tillygti6

    tillygti6 Tilly's gun stocks

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    Plenty of options to bring the hft500 stock up to spec,

    Rowan fitment matching laminate palm rests, hft hamsters, br wedges. Even less compromised cheek pieces too.
     
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  8. PA410goodshot

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    Thanks for the replies will take a look on rowens site.
     
  9. tillygti6

    tillygti6 Tilly's gun stocks

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    I make the aftermarket wooden bits , to suit the Rowan knee riser mech
     
  10. mike

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    Nope!
     
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  11. beaker

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    If you can find a Ginb stock for a S400 they slot straight in with no mods to the inletting, just pack the action up about 10mm, the one we got prefers AA Pellets over JSB's.
    Got me a 37 out of 40 on our winter league.
     
  12. Bezzer

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    A 400 Ginb to go on what gun? if it's for an HFT500 why pack it up 10mm ?. Ive got a 400 as well as the HFT and they just swop into each others stock with no problem they have the same cylinder diameter and action block, trigger fits fine if you keep the HFT trigger guard.
     
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  13. beaker

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    A Ginb stock for a S400 but the HFT 500 action sat too low in the woodwork causing the Air receiver to push up against the barrel when bolted down,also the side lever on the 500 was not allowing the action to sit down, fouling on woodwork also. If memory serves me right the stock is a FT-07
     
  14. Bezzer

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    Weird they sank it that far down you'd have thought they would have kept it standard depth, no advantage in doing it I can see. No clearance issues putting the HFT in the standard 400 stock I did use that combo once for an HFT shoot.
     
  15. beaker

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    The problem lies with the side lever as because of it width meant it could not sit right down, with out putting the 400 and 500 back to back not sure what the differences are, to over come the issue i machined 2 packers which fit the trigger assy and fitted a small packer under the pressure gauge swan neck. The 10mm was a guess its more like 6mm. The 400 sat straight into the 500 stock no issues.
     
  16. mpr

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    I would go for the mpr.
    Not the hft 500.
    Used it in ft in hft format .It did well
    Ftp 500 need a lot of love to get them to work in my opinion.
    My son got one that had a lot of love given to it.it was a nice gun.
    But some one had spent pounds on it to get it to work as sweet as a nut
     

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