N.Ireland HFT ?

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Greenwing, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Greenwing

    Greenwing New Member

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    Does anyone know what the HFT scene is like in Northern Ireland?

    Would it just be some clubs having small local shoots or is there a sort of "NIFTA hunter series", similar to the NEFTA hunter and Midlands hunter series, or even a N.I. Open HFT championship?

    The reason I'm asking is that I'm enjoying coming down from Scotland for the NEFTA and Midlands hunter rounds but it's only just occured to me that Northern Ireland is closer than the clubs in the South of England. I was wondering if there were any HFT's in N.I. that would be worth going to as well.

    I'm aware I'd have to get a permit to take my air-rifle over but (excuse my ignorance on this question) would they be run to UKAHFT rules regarding rifle power and target distance? I could see me taking the trouble to get over there and find they're all shooting 20ft/Ib rifles out at 60yards+ :rolleyes:

    David
     
  2. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    HUNTER FT is more popular than FT over here. It is not run to the UK rules, and most guys use FAC rifles. It is basically a 40 target FT style course so targets go all the way out to 55yrds. It is more akin to the SporterFT.
     
  3. Greenwing

    Greenwing New Member

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    Thanks for that L-S-R,
    Sorry but I'll stick with the bigger shoots "down south".

    Anyone from Northern Ireland coming over for the World HFT Champs?
    (turning your power down first obviously :))
     
  4. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    There are a few over here who run at 12ft/lb, pretty decent shots too.
     
  5. Scooby

    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    Well get some forms filled in Conor dear boy :D

    It would be good to see an Irish side over here
     

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