range finding field target

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by speed, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. speed

    speed jamie

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    when on a standing or kneeling shot can you sit to range find then get inro shooting posision or do you have to rangefind in the posision you shoot in?
     
  2. Ratinator

    Ratinator 77.74

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    yes

    It's perfectly ok to sit and range.
     
  3. neilL

    neilL New Member

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    Yes, you can sit or kneel to range find and then adopt the required position for the shot.
     
  4. Brian.Samson

    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

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    You might find it easier to rangefind both targets before standing up to shoot them. Range the 2nd target first, then the first target. That way you're parallaxed ready for the first target in the lane when you stand up.
     
  5. Neil-T

    Neil-T Boingers forever.

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    Top advice from the lads, but remember in a GP you only have 2 minutes. I do what Brian says and rangefind them kneeling.
     
  6. speed

    speed jamie

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    thanks for the info, is that 2mins per lane or 2mins per target? (new to all this ) :)
     
  7. Brian.Samson

    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

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    Two mins per lane from the time your put your eye to the scope. Bags of time
     
  8. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    2 mins per lane.

    Don't sweat it though. Many winter leagues don't time.
    And it's more than you likely need.
    And many fear it before, are a jumble when first on it, and I don't know anyone that can't cope after doing it.

    My hands were shaking so badly on my first timed lane it was visible to me partner and I could barely load a pellet. 5 years and 5 months later I won the national and two regional showdowns, all in the same year, all timed at 1 min per target. You'll be fine.

    Brian's advice is good. On positionals I do them kneeling for ranging and range target 2 first. Then all I have to do is remember the range of target 2 during target 1. It's just a number between 8 & 45. It's a good enough technique that it still works for showdown speed.
     
  9. Strokebloke

    Strokebloke Mk3 Fanatic

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    Don't worry

    Even i can do it in 2 minutes. And I'm rubbish. :D:D
    Hitting the target is harder though. :eek:o :rolleyes:
     

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