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Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Magic Bus, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Magic Bus

    Magic Bus New Member

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    I've had a couple of these in the dim and distant past but since getting another one recently, it's obvious I'd forgotten how good they are. It's nice to own one again :)
     
  2. Willbe

    Willbe I Like BIG Hats!

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    Had mine since 1999, and to be honest its a keeper! :)
     
  3. Magic Bus

    Magic Bus New Member

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    I'm feeling even better about owning one now :)
     
  4. Dave Ramshead

    Dave Ramshead England HFT Team squatter

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    I've had a few over the years and never a bad 'un. Still have 2, the earlier one (badged CA100) I bought second hand in 2001 and the later one is one of the batch japanese customs quarantined for a couple of years. I just had to have one when BAR sold them off.
     
  5. Dale

    Dale Active Member

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    Bought mine s/h off Nick Jenkinson in 2000, stupidly sold it but was lucky to be able to get it back and would not willingly part with it now.

    May not be the most up to date flashy rifle, but, it has always been 100% reliable for me. Even if it sits in the rack for months on end, I can take it out and it hits exactly where it is supposed to. Just ticks the right boxes for me.
     
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  6. Mr P

    Mr P Active Member

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    I have had 3 or 4 and have still got a fully silenced one, i would say it is value for money wise the best field target rifle ever made and doubt it will ever be bettered on the same basis. They land where you point them if you have done your bit right.
     
  7. HotShot

    HotShot Active Member

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    I have had a few PTs and currently plan to shoot one at some of the winter leagues here in NEFTA. They will compete with any gun for accuracy.

    I paid £400 for one of mine - what else can you get for that kind of money that offers so much :)

    Dave.
     
  8. mykeed20

    mykeed20 Member

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    Pro Target

    Bought one a little over a week ago and just fitted an ev2 stock to it (thanks Huskeysteve for selling it), will admit i had a couple of teething problems with it (all my fault) and after some kind words of advice from the man above (HotShot) and (TOOL) its now shooting lovely, well lets just say better than i can shoot it at the min anyway.
    ATB Mike D
     
  9. Dale

    Dale Active Member

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    Pro-Target :cool:

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  10. Magic Bus

    Magic Bus New Member

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    Very nice Dale. Do you find the Anschutz palm rest a bit on the tall side?
     
  11. TOOL

    TOOL Independent FT Pumper

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    Which stock did you buy off Huskeysteve Mike ?
     
  12. mykeed20

    mykeed20 Member

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    EV2 Stock

    This one mate.
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    ATB Mike D
     
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  13. Dale

    Dale Active Member

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    Having become somewhat more 'rotund' :D in stature and less flexible, the extra depth has been useful. Although I have lost a bit of weight recently so will look to reverse the knee rest plate to reduce the depth.
     
  14. TOOL

    TOOL Independent FT Pumper

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    Oh right it's a standard stock, i sold him a custom Frenchi stock fr an EV2 just wondered if it was that ? But obviously not .

    Nice to see you have got sorted & also put the llarge turret on ? Does it make it easier ?
     
  15. mykeed20

    mykeed20 Member

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    Yeah definatly makes it easier, i saw a pic of the frenchi stock mate looked awsome, had a go with daves PT in the paul wilson stock which was great too, ill have to get saving lol, just kidding gonna stick with this now and learn to use it.
    ATB Mike
     
  16. HotShot

    HotShot Active Member

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    Concentrate on trigger technique Mike - very important with all guns but the Pro Target will make you suffer if your trigger technique isn't spot on.

    Dave.
     
  17. Magic Bus

    Magic Bus New Member

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    So reassuring to just thumb a pellet in :)
     
  18. mr dink

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    I would be interested if you could expand on this as i have a pt ,thank,s .
     
  19. HotShot

    HotShot Active Member

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    The Pro Target has a slightly slower lock time than something like a Walther or Steyr. I find a Steyr easier to shoot than my Pro Targets - it's hard to get trigger technique and follow through perfect everytime and I find the difference in group size bigger from the PT when I mess up. My common mistake is to ever so slightly drop the barrel and even though Otis hardly noticable during the shot it will drop the pellet an inch low - I can call the shot now as I see the dip as I squeeze the trigger.

    It would beceasy to blame the gun for the low shot but it is me.

    When I am shooting well the gun will group as well as any I have owned but it does punish poor form.

    Dave.
     
  20. Magic Bus

    Magic Bus New Member

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    Mine seems pretty snappy but a trip to the club this Sunday wil confirm this or not.
     

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