Rifle for a newbie

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by fossil, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. fossil

    fossil New Member

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    Hi there ,
    I want to get into FT , what rifle+ scope can you guys recomend for a novice ?

    and what is the diffeance between HFT and FT ?

    I live in bognor , and Ive looked around the area and thought the Meon club looks good so I've emailed them but no reply so far

    Regards
    Ade
     
  2. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    only answer is to get yourself along to a club and try different stuff.

    there is the North oxon 50 shot ft comp this sunday, not sure if its a bit far for you but would be a good place to see different Ft rigs and maybe try some.

    Perhaps you could tie up with Woddy, who is generally a top bloke.

    What is your budget?

    Think £400 - £1000+ for a gun, and about £250 (Big nikko / Big Bsa) - £2500 (March) for scope to start and be competative. thats Ft.
    Scopes for Hft can be cheaper, i use a hawke Sr6 £90, but i am told that there are alot of luepolds coming into Hft now and these are £600+ ?
     
  3. little steph

    little steph Captain Pussycat

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    Email replied to!!! Apologies work kind of got in the way this week!

    Steph
     
  4. holly

    holly Well-Known Member

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    The best thing for you to do is to get on down to bisley . bit of a trek , but they will be able to show you what is what and probably let you try some of gear available . saves time and money in the end . plus they have quite a bit a secondhand gear available usually . ??? HOLLY
    PS ask for cliffy .
     
  5. airgunmad

    airgunmad Member

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    We have an HFT rifle and pistol club at Ford see here http://www.ford-hft.co.uk/
    it's only a few miles from you
    Eddie
    PS.
    We have a 60yard range with covered firing point
    we have a 25 yard indoor range
    we have 25yard out door range set up for bench rest firing soon to be covered
    we have use of old air-field for HFT
    WE ARE OPEN EVERY DAY AT 10AM
    WE HAVE A ON SITE BURGER VAN
    WE HAVE OUR OWN SHOP WITH FULL RFD FAILITIES





     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2011
  6. fossil

    fossil New Member

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    Thankx for the replys Guy's.

    I'm still looking into this , might be coming into a bit of mony soon , so .
    I'm looking at the Air arms S400 .

    not sure on a sight yet , the specs look a bit confusing at the moment .

    But what i'm wondering at the mo is , what about charging the gun ?.
    does everyone have there own dive bottle ?
    do the clubs have charging facilities ?
    how easy is it to get the bottles re-charged and how much ?

    or should i look into a pump

    Regards
    Confused of Bognor

    Ade
     
  7. poison dwarf

    poison dwarf BANNED

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    As per other members advice - get yourself down to a club :) all questions will be answered and demos are worth more than words :D
     
  8. green hobbit

    green hobbit HFTshooter

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    Hi Fossil,I use an AA S400 Carbine,it's shorter so easier when in the wooded areas,and a Hawke SR6 3-12x44 with low mounts so sits a few mm above the barrel.It serves me good,the rifle itself is great,just the floppy bit holding it needs more practice lol,I shoot with Buxted Rifle club,and we shoot HFT,we are down at Ford sometimes,a great little place Ford,very welcoming bunch there. A dive cylinder would serve you better than a pump,give 'Best Fittings' a buzz,google them....cost about £150 for the whole lot.You' ll need a target glove,about £30 on eBay,get the pellets, £6-10 on there too from 'Intershoot' very good company.You'll need some weather proof clothes,winter is coming,and there will be various shoots around the South East in the next few months for you to go along to and try this great sport of ours.Hope that answers your questions a little bit,if you need any more info,just ask mate,always someone on here to help,Jon. :shot:
     

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