What HFT scope do you use

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Sparky, May 18, 2009.

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What scope do you use for HFT

  1. MTC

    17.0%
  2. Bushnell

    14.2%
  3. Hawke

    11.3%
  4. EB

    18.9%
  5. Leupold

    13.2%
  6. Falcon Menace

    8.5%
  7. Burris

    3.8%
  8. S&B

    0.9%
  9. Nikko

    3.8%
  10. Other

    8.5%
  1. Sparky

    Sparky Ich dien Staff Member

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    Looking at Laity's Question about scopes, lets see if we can get an idea with this poll.

    Posted again as forget to click to see who's voted:cool:

    Pete
     
  2. LAity

    LAity Goed Geschoten

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    Well i am Hawke ...of course. Happy with that.

    LAity:D
     
  3. Nealsey

    Nealsey Two Tins

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    MTC at the moment, but due to my eyesight getting older, I may need to move on to something
    clearer at the shorter distances. Basically looking for the perfect HFT scope for the slightly older
    gentleman who is starting to get optically challenged.

    Neal
     
  4. skires

    skires Well-Known Member

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    I used a Hawke at the Worlds.

    As above ... my right eye is so bad now that my depth of field is hopeless.

    In an attempt to help I used a 2-7x32 on 7x and with those settings I had no problem with the short targets.

    Light was no problem at all.

    Having said that ... that gun is U/S at the moment so I'm using another old HW77 with a Simmons 4-12 Pro Air scope with 30/30 ret. That scope is set at 9x.

    Boz
     
  5. sakerman

    sakerman Member

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    How did you find it at longer ranges?. I'm currently using an MTC 10x44 but I can't see diddly squat under about 13 yds.
     
  6. MojoCrow

    MojoCrow New Member

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    I use an MTC Viper 3-12x44 set on 10x and parallaxed at 25 yards. Under 13 yards and it's a swine but everything above that and it's clear enough. Just over 40 yards and it loses clarity but only slightly.

    Actually, could everyone avoid plating the tagets under 13 yards just so I can figure how small the KZ is and aim accordingly. There is nothing like looking at a silver blur and estimating where the KZ is and still plating it.:rolleyes:

    I have more trouble being right handed and left eye dominant. That left eye of mine spends a lot of time half open but at the last couple of shots I've noticed it less and less. Maybe my brain is getting used to it.

    I have been lucky to look through a Schmidt& Bender something or other mounted on a custom Remington 700 and it was like someone had turned on all the lights and you could finally see everything. That is light gathering in a high quality scope for you.
     
  7. skires

    skires Well-Known Member

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    That's how I was ... and still am with the 9x40.

    With the 7x32 the close ones are much clearer. No more guessing ... you can see what you are aiming at.

    No problem with the long ones re seeing them. It's probably easier taking a 45 yarder with a 10x but I was missing so many short ones that I decided to try and take more points at the close ranges and live with the lower mag at the long ones. All the over 35 yard stuff is prone anyway and it aint that impossible to shoot a full size kill prone at 45 yards with 7x.

    Boz
     
  8. Dave Ramshead

    Dave Ramshead England HFT Team squatter

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    Amongst trying lots of stuff, I keep tending to go back to my original sr6 as - know what it does and importantly consistently well.
    I am also using a frontier now, better overall scope, but will take a while to get used to for national comps. Winter league I think.
     
  9. D Hat

    D Hat Everyone's friend

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    Tried a lot of different scopes but finnally settled on the Bushnell 6500, decent depth of field, cracking optics and naff all parallax error,providing the eye piece is right in.
     
  10. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Have a look through my Bushnell 6500 next time we meet mate :D:D:D
     
  11. Nealsey

    Nealsey Two Tins

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    OK Chris,

    I won't be doing anything in the short term so I will take you up on that.

    Neal
     
  12. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    I can't get over how many Leups there are, we are a discerning bunch!;):D

    Ryan
     
  13. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Common as muck :p:p:p:p:p:D
     
  14. dave benyon

    dave benyon Spirit of HFT 2009

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    Using an EB Sniper and can't fault it.
     
  15. scutter

    scutter Aspiring to mediocrity

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    Yes but 5 of them are yours:D:D:D
     
  16. JOHNNY SMITH

    JOHNNY SMITH New Member

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    Tried a few,but always went back to the EB Sniper.
     
  17. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Oi! I'm down to 4 now and one of them is out on loan. I need another gun to put it on before I sell it.:)

    Ryan
     
  18. Sparky

    Sparky Ich dien Staff Member

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    Yes but they all differnt models;)

    Pete
     
  19. skires

    skires Well-Known Member

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    The only problem I've found shooting this little 2-7 Hawke is the rear eyepiece.

    So that I can see the ret I have to have the eye piece screwed right out. I used it for the first time at the Worlds. On the second day I suddenly noticed that I couldn't see the ret. Couldn't understand why at first, then I noticed that the rear eye piece had rotated in probably half the distance.

    There is no locking ring like on other scopes so the vibrations of the springer was turning it back in. It would have taken two seconds to have tweaked it back but no touching scopes blah de blah ... suppose I could have explained to a marshall.

    Anyway ... easily fixed ... bit of tape.

    Boz
     
  20. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Class is class bud!;) I must pay more attention when I'm wandering about to see what everyone is using, quite interesting the manufacturers/kit stats.

    Ryan
     

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