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Old 19th January 2013, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Cosford View Post
if it is a pure target sport why include the word HUNTER in the name
Quite a few people say why “Hunter” is in the name as it’s not like hunting, well you can’t and never will simulate hunting, but if you and your gun is good enough you can compete and do well with your hunting gun and don’t have to buy “race guns” to shoot.

I’ve had a few interesting conversations lately regarding HFT and the myth that it was designed to simulate hunting, UKAHFT was created as a target sport that uses simulated hunting scenarios such as squirrels and birds in trees, rabbits tucked in a bush but first & foremost UKAHFT is a target sport.

When out hunting you have a choice whether or not to take a shot but in HFT you don’t, you must take the shot in the time allocated from a specific peg, you can’t stalk a bit closer or wait for the wind to die.

Some people have also said you shouldn’t use pegs yet when I hunted I used a bipod or any means available to take a stable clean shot when prone, I very rarely took a shot off my elbows as I preferred to guarantee a clean kill, the same goes for kneeling and standing, I would use a fence, gate or a tree to ensure a clean kill.

The targets we use have also seen a lot of development & although we still use the std “knockover” type targets we now use a lot of modified or novelty targets. We’ve been using headshot targets for many years now not to simulate real or imagined hunting kill zones but to further test our shooters abilities by placing them in spots that are easily missed unless the shot is perfectly placed, plus of course you don’t see many head shot Cobra’s, dragons or Dinosaurs in real hunting situations.

Any shooting that involves targets and lanes is a target sport not hunting simulation.

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