Discussion in 'Piston & Spring' started by Farington, Aug 14, 2019.
I have a brand new tx 200 is it going to be any good for hft ...anyone
Absolutely! Awesome piece of kit.
You'll be shooting in springer / recoiling class, so you don't compete head on against the PCP mob (we don't like to embarrass them too much) and with an unmodified rifle you can typically be within 10% of the scores of a PCP shooter of equal ability and experience. So if the top PCP score on the day was 55 / 60 the top springer score might be 50 / 60. However a modified rifle would narrow that gap quite a bit more. Indeed in one or two events springers have come out top of the heap overall.
But first of all get used to your rifle and build your skill level.
Thanks for your reply Keithw forgot to add it's the HC model
Absolutely they are fantastic rifles once you learn to shoot them they are more than capable of out doing even the best pcp shooters.
Lots of practice and you will soon be doing some good scores
The current and now double FT springer World Champion uses one... probably enough said ;-)
Thanks for the reply Stew
Enough said I guess Sake-San
But so does Rob
So that more than cancels out your argument
Does anybody shoot the ProSport? Is HFT possible without a Hamster?
Danny Roff used a Prosport at this year's UKAHFT National Recoil Championship and took fifth place.
At the same event, the TX200 took 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, not only without hamsters, but shooting out of the shoulder.
what does "shooting out of the shoulder" mean? they weren't prone and just shooting standing/kneeling all the time?
Also were those with standard stocks? Very impressive in any case, just curious as I'm about to swap to a TX200 from an HW97 as I found I wasn't getting along with the 97 too well.
Shooting (prone) out of the shoulder, as opposed to shooting with the toe of the recoil pad resting on the ground.
The stocks weren't standard.
Thanks. I only learnt last week that its allowed to rest the butt pad on the ground, I'd been shooting out of the shoulder for everything till now (not that I've been doing HFT very long).
So "out of the shoulder" means "in the shoulder"? Who knew?
Good point. How about "From the shoulder"?
I've tried with my prosport but came across an issue. For me the best (i.e most consistent) hold was to have the front hand quite far forward. This is fine when shooting from level ground, but makes angled shots difficult as your front hand naturally wants to come back toward the trigger.
My TX has a natural hold further back, so is slightly more tolerant of these angles.
Unfortunately with springers, 'slightly more tolerant' is often the best you can hope for as they will never work like a PCP. Thats also the fun of it
I think a springer is the best way to start you have to hold it properly or it won't be accurate. And as said before more fun.