Impossible rangefinding ???????

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Kingplinker, Jul 18, 2009.

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Is it impossible to rangefind now ?

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  1. Kingplinker

    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    Hi all

    Just reading the other threads with great interest and wondered if you agree with the following statement ?

    It is impossible to rangefind now with the inclusion of non standard targets and killzones .

    atvb

    Dave
     
  2. Mog

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    Not impossible, just more difficult.
     
  3. martin c

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    only more difficult if you use kill zones to estimate
    if you use mainly other methods 'focus, comparison to other target's ' then no more difficult:cool:
    and because none are perfect it is never 100% so perhaps it is impossible anyway
    :confused:think i just confused myself there:confused::D
     
  4. Kingplinker

    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    Personally I use the old . ' I think thats about 25-30 yards ' ............................. dink :rolleyes: lol

    Dave
     
  5. martin c

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    so best to shoot 30-35 then

    ta for pm
    later
     
  6. 5teve L

    5teve L STOP ! HAMMER TIME !

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    Don't know as I've never used that method to rangefind, I use the blurred at x & x method, cross hair dissapearing or target blurring, oh & the same one as you Dave of course, sometimes I even just look through the scope & shoot :shot::D
    Still miss loads though.

    Just changed to low mounts recently & it doesn't work for me with a 25y zero, 40 is 1 dot & 45 1/12, with med mounts I was 3/4 @ 40 & 1 @ 45 which meant if I was unsure I could stick a dot in the middle of it which was alot easier to me, yeah alot of the closer ones are TOK or dead on but I'm loosing out on longer shots now & I never really had alot of issues with the close ones anyway so I'll prob be changing back, to much hassle to change to a 35y zero as the clubs range is 25yds before anyone says that ..
     
  7. Brian.Samson

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    I take it you mean is it impossible to bracket?

    HFT is a thinking man's sport - sometimes it's not appropriate or even necessary to bracket a target other times it can be very useful. The skill comes in knowing when to and when not to.. also knowing when targets are likely to be bracketing traps and when they aren't.

    As an example - almost every event has 4 x 15mm kill targets - these killzones are very rarely doctored because doctoring them would mean increasing the size of the kill. So bracketing 15mm killzones can be a very reliable and accurate method on the minikills.
     
  8. FUBAR

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    im normaly ok ranging i just have trouble with the lefts and rights ie wind.
     
  9. 5teve L

    5teve L STOP ! HAMMER TIME !

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    I may have to have a look into this tomorrow after the shoot ;)
    Be quite interesting to see if I can jot up a quick card & if it helps at all..
     
  10. Brian.Samson

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    1.25 md = 13/14/15 yards
    1.0 md = 17/18 yards
    0.8 md = 20 yards
    0.7 md = 25 yards

    You don't need a chart though, just remember two aim points.. dead on or bottom of kill.
    If you're on a 35 yard zero if the kill is bigger than 1 md = aim centre of kill, if it's about 1md or less aim bottom of kill - Simples :)

    There's another method with Parallax - your scope will probably be parallaxed at about 23,24 yards - so if the killzone is crisp and sharp - bottom of kill, otherwise just aim straight at it.
     
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  11. 5teve L

    5teve L STOP ! HAMMER TIME !

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    Been playing with chairgun & I think I may try a 35y zero, most things will either be bottom of kill or top... just have to re-train my mind to remember that now. lol.
     
  12. Kingplinker

    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    Brian will you be my friend ? lol

    Yes I mean possible / impossible to bracket . TBH its as much as I can muster to load a pellet and shoot to be too worried about the diameter x circumference + angle - slope = a headache :D

    I admire anyone who uses a mathematical aid to shoot well , btw Albert Einstein was cr@p at HFT !

    Dave

    PS: A bit of overtime after the shoot tommorow then Mr Light ;)
     
  13. 5teve L

    5teve L STOP ! HAMMER TIME !

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    Depends on time & weather mate ;)
     
  14. Kingplinker

    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    I used to zero at 35 yards Steve and found it superb until clever course setters chucked a spanner in the works , its certainly worth a try . I posted a poll a few years back and most people used a 25 yard zero for the simple fact their indoor club range was limited to 25 yards . True that ;)

    atvb

    Dave
     
  15. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Steve I changed to 35 zero two weeks ago since then I've scored 56 and today 57:D:D
     
  16. Kingplinker

    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    ................... on an extreme hft course consisting of 184 targets :D:D:D
     
  17. JAGXKRS

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    How would you know your not allowed out of Sussex in case the big boys get yer:p:p:p:p:p:D:D:D
     
  18. Feral

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    I swapped to a 35 yard zero a couple of months ago.... certainly helped my game.
     
  19. Kingplinker

    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    Tennis ? :D
     
  20. Kingplinker

    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    Last time I left sussex Chris was when I was on the run for crimes against forums :D:D:D:D
     

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